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so far my experience of being an artist is "wow everything sucks" at the beginning of a picture and "holy fuck i can draw??? sort of???" at the end

an experiment in adapting my style to colour

Welcome. Welcome to City 17. You have chosen, or been chosen, to relocate to one of our finest remaining urban centers. I thought so much of City 17 that I elected to establish my administration here, in the Citadel so thoughtfully provided by our benefactors. I've been proud to call City 17 my home. And so, whether you are here to stay, or passing through on your way to parts unknown - welcome to City 17. It's safer here.

@ people who enjoy / use guns: why are there multiple types of gun? like, what's the point in having a shotgun AND a rifle AND a revolver AND a handgun AND whatever else we're forgetting

[infodumping highly appreciated]

@paul hullo! i came across a broken link to soundpipe and after a little digging found your wiki page that mentioned it being removed out of respect for csound - what happened?

it is frankly offensive that software requires modern levels of ram and cpu power to function

serious question: is punishment ever an effective motivator?

""we need to recoup costs"" by tricking people into downloading malware?

what this is telling us is that itch is on shaky ground, whether from actual financial issues or from a management that deluded itself into imagining such

neither bodes well

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AM's famous "hate" speech from I Have No Mouth And I Must Scream, as presented by the tiktok voice.

you're welcome

is passenger transport via boat worse than air? we know the amount of noise caused by boats is bad for wildlife, but surely it's not worse than the environmental effects of aeroplane travel?

there is, apparently, only one long-distance passenger boat left - the Queen Mary 2 &


does the uk lean more:

finally finished reading the handmaid's tale [been reading it in parts while cooking]

it's amazing. so well written and uncannily prescient in a deeply upsetting way

"Silica gel, also referred to as silicon dioxide or synthetic amorphous silica (SAS), is listed by the FDA in the United States as generally recognized as safe (GRAS), meaning it can be added to food products without needing approval. Silica is allowed to be added to food in the USA at up to 2% [...] In the EU, it can be in up to 5% concentrations."


[should go without saying, but do not eat the packets that say do not eat; they can contain toxins. h/t @VoxSomniator ]

every time we hear about some new Wonder Material™️ that will Save The World®️ and then we look and it's just adding some shit to plastic.

like cool, now neither of them are recyclable or biodegradable or anything actually useful

is there a good primer we can send our mother in law on what incels are that isn't the contrapoints video

is the omnicidal psychopathy exhibited by billionaires and others of that ilk due to nature or nurture?

omelas doesn't actually need to torture the kid, but it would be bad for the torment nexus industry if they turned it off, so they don't

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