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As my profile says. I'm an educator, game designer, miniatures-painter, programmer, and tabletop wargamer.

I love mecha, but I hate mechs with hands.

Casual musings, WIPs and final results posted through this account. Feel free to chat me up about anything I post.

My work and other communication channels can be found here: netsalvage.itch.io

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ghosts are more likely to live in a house the bigger it is

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theres a lot of facts whose only reason to exist is for know-it-alls to know them. one of the more obvious examples are those "whats the collective noun for a group of which animal" type thing, but in actuality maybe as many as 50% of all facts are in this category!!!

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My political platform is to put the whole of Wyoming in a big biome and rename it Bioming

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if I want an environment to feel welcoming, I put updateplayer() before updateenvironment() but if I want it to feel oppressive I put them the other way around

Mastodon Thoughts 

I'm not a "witch" or an LGBT+ person or a techie so it's not like I can go flip through a few Mastodon instances and find a place that gives me energy to simply immerse in.

I'm happy those spaces exists for those people, but I'm intermittently here only because it makes for a harmless nervous habit.

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Mastodon Thoughts 

-I like viewing art, but most art I like to view is posted elsewhere. And I definitely don't feel like registering more accounts on more Instances trying to collect artists I like. Tweetdeck's list-viewing system does this job amicably because, well, everyone uses Twitter.

It feels like, for me and people I generally like, Mastodon is specifically a place to be loudly, and (sort of) publicly someone that would otherwise attract aggression and negative attention from assholes.

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Mastodon Thoughts 

My feelings on Mastodon right now are:

-If I want to talk to people directly, I join their servers on Discord;
-If I'm into a particular project or concept, I should also join their servers on Discord;
-If I want to talk to myself, more people will see it if I do it on Twitter, or even Tumblr.
-Everyone who makes miniatures/scale models either streams on Twitch or posts on Twitter.

Should I start posting here again? I'm so used to making zero headroom in actually getting to know people through this site.

Doesn't help that I mostly come here to externalize rude thoughts about other people. :V

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Dwarves are somehow more popular than taurs and they’re even less interesting.

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This is partially me thinking about Durandal in Marathon, partially me thinking about how Gun Gale Online's drama is utterly dependent on the assumption that anyone worth talking to would want to hang out with Pitohui.

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A lot of sci fi fiction loses my interest because it assumes that I have ANY interest in general misanthropy.

I've BEEN to that edge. Unless you're going to show me how that mentality interacts with the good people of the world, how to use it to protect oneself, where it does more harm than good...I want you to focus on the better people in your setting. Don't take me for a car ride and expect me to enjoy sitting next to an internet misanthrope.

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no no, silicon valley didn't just reinvent buses or libraries, they're privatising those services so they can price out undesirables.

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Hey boston dynamics... Ever heard of these things called "wheels"? Could save you a lot of money

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I think it was about the second time I listened to Father John Misty's "Mr. Tillman" I thought hey... I've got limited time on this planet. Only needed to hear this one once thanks

My least favourite thing in animation is people applying low-framerate tricks to high/unlimited-framerate 3D stuff.

You don’t have to *suggest* motion. You have infinite tweens.

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twitter politics 

Jack openly asking on twitter what he can do about the child internment camps like he's not an immensely powerful celebrity with total control over the president's favourite & world's biggest social media site

In the end he decided to give a load of money to charity as his solution

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