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A spaceship landed. A door dilated. An alien emerged, carrying a rectangular item.
They walked a little ways out, placed the item on the ground, then returned to the ship.
They observed the item.
Soon, a cat came and sat down on it.
The alien thumped the ship.
"Myth confirmed!"
#MicroFiction #TootFic #SmallStories

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What if, instead of doing any of the things I'm supposed to do this week, I just lie on the floor and make everyone step around me

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"It's a beautiful day on the Internet and you are a horrible novelist."

-- Untitled Writer Game

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I grew up with evangelicals.

They are totally coming for contraception and the right for LGBT people to exist.

They are also coming for neuroatypicals. In their worldview, we have no right to exist as independent people.

Every variety of The Different is under threat.

The time to start fighting was the day you were born.

If you missed that, today will do.

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KDE Gear ⚙️ 22.04 is here, bringing you new features and improvements in Dolphin, Okular, Eliza, Kdenlive, Konsole, Kate, and many, many more applications, utilities, frameworks and libraries.

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author's take on old meme 

You: Ooh, this author has all kinds of books I'd like!

Me: Yes, I must warn you... every book comes with a price.

You: I know how stores work! Plus, there's libraries.

Me: The price will be more than you think.

You: Yes, I know how taxes work.

Me: I'm trying to tell you that I'm offering these books to the public without caring about the harm they will do!

You: I know how capitalism works, too, dammit.

Me: These books will destroy your hope and faith! You will never be the same!

You: I *was* assigned book reports in school, just like everyone.

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What's your primary OS?

Boosts appreciated for sample size :)

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Dear writer friends:

Writers can be hybrid. :flan_thumbs:

Publishers *cannot.* :flan_executioner:
"Hybrid publishers" are all scams. Every one of them.


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"Any possible blockchain application with actual value will be corrupted by the essential nature of the infrastructure upon which it is built."

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Me: The Unix UI is weird and clunky and could use updating.

Systemd: Hi!

Me: Not like that. #sysadmin

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A software tester walks into a bar. 

Runs into a bar.

Crawls into a bar.

Dances into a bar.

Flies into a bar.

Jumps into a bar.

And orders:

a beer.

2 beers.

0 beers.

99999999 beers.

a lizard in a beer glass.

-1 beer.

"qwertyuiop" beers.

Testing complete.

A real customer walks into the bar and asks where the bathroom is.

The bar goes up in flames.

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"No practical definition of freedom would be complete without the freedom to take the consequences. Indeed, it is the freedom upon which all the others are based.” - Terry Pratchett

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I'm kind of annoyed that "self-care" has become conflated with "treat yourself". Yes, sometimes treating yourself can be an act of self care

But most of prioritizing self care is meeting your core needs. It's telling yourself it's ok to take time to eat a healthy meal or take a shower. It's making sure you put the things you need to be healthy at a higher priority

The whole "self care is luxuries" captialist takeover of an important mental health concept just chaps me

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I keep forgetting to post this.

I'm running an auction to help human trafficking survivors purge their records.

Winner gets the sole available copy of "FreeBSD Mastery: Jails - Bail Bond Denied" edition. Ends 25 September.

Boosts appreciated.

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As seen on twitter:

"My company does this icebreaker thing where every week a different person sends an email to the whole company talking about their average day, and today's coworker started his "I wake up each day furious to be laboring under capitalism" and it has caused quite a stir."

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