@HYPERLINK my daughter this evening said french sounds like if a dog smoked
France pol, Gilets Jaunes, graphic historical political violence Show more
Been reading so much about the (first) French Revolution lately that I really can’t understand all these breathless op-eds about the gilets jaune protests being the scariest thing ever.
Like... do people not know what happened during the storming of the Bastille? Have they never read the lyrics of the French *national anthem*, a song about spilling the blood of tyrants sung by dock workers marching to Paris?
tips for getting the most out of mastodon! Show more
one key difference between twitter's RT mechanic and masto's Boost is that you're not limited to one-to-one interaction. you can boost or fave a toot as many times as you want.
for a former twitter junkie, the positive dopaminergic effect of seeing a retweet required a new person to lay eyes on your tweet and share it - enabling clout seeking behavior in a lot of us.
here? nah. you can even boost your own self. share the love! be yourself! 💚
Meta, celebrities, FFS Show more
Oh, great, now we're doing spoof accounts of celebrities?
Also, I just learned what a John Green is.
#GetOnOurLawn Demonstrate to new people the culture of caring that we have. Seeing folks being cared for and caring for each other, seeing people express vulnerability and being shown understanding and compassion, seeing people ask for help and receive it… these things had a significant impact on me when I joined and really set the tone for my interacting with others here.
Hey, new Mastodoners! Something that's important to note if you feel like there's not much to see on your local or federated TL (or, as Warren Ellis recently called it, "a ghost town")-- many toots are set to "followers only," meaning that unless you follow someone, you're not going to see those toots.
If you see people having conversations with phantom tooters, their whole account may not be protected-- just click and follow and voilà, more toots!
Hey, hey. I go by Tomie these days. Been lurking on here for a bit but figured I would get more active. In autistic Black aroace, agender using they/them. Exploring what I can do with data for a living, interests include music,horror, history and writing
(CW for medical sexism) 🎶I just met you Show more
and you're a lady,
But you're over 30,
So you should have a baby! 🎶
-literally every doctor ever 🙄
@pixl Image description:
Two tweets by Merriam-Webster.
Quoting a tweet "@MerriamWebster better get ready to add the 12,000 other sexualities to the list too then" and replying "We were born ready.
Second tweet (verbatim):
1) saying they don't know what 'genderqueer' means
2) asking why we added it to the dictionary
Anticapitalist Mastodon instance. Party means fun, not political party. But we're still political.