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#DwarfFortress is finally patching in petting animals. Including undead animals??? Best game ever

Racism & white selfhood, swastikas, slurs mention 

Part II in a continuing series -

Thirty-Five Years With Blade in Hand - Part Two - A Youth Spent in the

"I thought unicorns were horses... or goats with scales, or something."

"They were, but those subspecies went extinct ages ago."

"So how is this... also... a unicorn," I asked.

It looked like a gray hare on stilt legs, but with an elongated neck. A single horn, iridescent and sharp, twinkled, spiraling upwards from the center of its forehead.

"One horn," explained the handler.

Well, it cured my eczema, I guess that's what mattered.

#TootFic #MicroFiction #Writing #TerylsTales #UrbanFantasy

How Norway turns criminals into good neighbours.
"I really don't remember the last time we had violence here. Maybe we had one or two incidences of spitting?"

The other day I found a couple of dishes at Morrison’s, called Pie Dishes or somesuch, but they looked to be perfect for making pâtés/terrines, since they nest a little bit and are a good size for about a 1/2 a kilo.

I realized while making it this basic , pâté, that a ‘classic’ pâté spicing, quatre épices, is an awful lot like my usual poudre fort mix-only my poudre fort doesn’t include nutmeg. I wonder if it is possible to trace poudre fort directly to quatre épices …

Ravelry folks! In particular, crocheters! I have my first neural net-generated patterns posted to the LSG HAT3000 thread.
Did it work? I have no idea. Some of the crochet notation in the dataset is VERY old, and it's not consistent at all. The results look like patterns maybe?

Full disclosure - the CBU mentioned is where I work, and two of my colleagues are interviewed ...

Return of the Native, spoilers 

For those who might find it interesting ... this is my 35th year in the , so I started writing a bit of a memoire.

white supremacy, bookstores, joyful MUST read article! 

It was 30C Saturday afternoon, so mid to high 80s? Our conservatory is west facing, so it heats up in the afternoons - 40C is about 105F.

Mostly it's been 20ish. Good kilt weather.

On Saturday afternoon, it was 40C in our conservatory - we didn't eat there that evening;-)

At work today, there is a notice on one of the vending machines which reads 'Chocolate Products Have Melted.'

shire of Dun In Mara has their inclusivity statement up.

@agnes - any pictures from the Pride parade march you'd care to share?

The Guardian nails the sardonic definition form; it's a worthy complement to Stan Kelly-Bootle's book "The Computer Contradictionary".

"free speech (ph) A constitutionally protected right in the US that is primarily invoked by tech bros and internet trolls when they are asked to stop being assholes. Syn: hate speech. See ideological diversity."

"Citing a history of racism, anti-Semitism, and sexual harassment, the council of the American #Library Association on June 23 voted to strip Melvil Dewey’s name from the association’s top professional honor, the Melvil Dewey Medal."

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Medievalists and Medieval-adjacent. Sort-of.