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Languages with a formal/familiar “you” confuse me in some situations, like. How does French road rage work? If you’re getting cussed out by a stranger, are they using “vous” to show respect because they don’t know you, or “tu” as if calling you “buddy” in a sarcastic way?

250 of us have been laid off from Mozilla this morning.

If you have openings or can offer assistance, please use the #MozillaLifeboat tag!

After many trials and tribulations, our cats will now (rarely) actually touch each other in a non-hostile fashion.

so around a century ago, there was a comic strip called The Outbursts of Everett True, where the titular character saw people being rude jackasses and decided to deal with this harshly and folks a lot of these still hold up perfectly in modern times

but i am delighted to announce

somebody's found the comics about mask-wearing

and They're Good, Folks

(uncaptioned, feel free to help out with descriptions here, i'd appreciate it)

Seriously, I hope people stop referring to the things they create as "content". You're not just making generic stuff to fill up space on a website owned by people who don't care about it. Your work deserves more respect than that. You deserve more respect than that.

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Getting ready for another one-on-one fighter practice with my serjeant. I also realized that although I mentioned having such a practice a few weeks ago, I didn't link to the video where you can see the extensive written commentary ;-)

rome was sacked? in this economy? hope they find a new job soon :/

According to my girlfriend the only thing worse than mansplaining is manfusing:

When you already know something perfectly well, but some dude keeps spewing out random bits of misinformation until you're completely confused and can't tell left from right anymore.

Well, today I've written 2200 words of analysis of the videos of last weekend's fighter practice. Which was still only two of us.

@agnes - there's another SCA person over here who has just started chickens ...

COVID-19, Texas, USpol, TXpol 

Mayor Sylvester Turner of Houston finally took action to cancel the Texas Republican Convention, which they intended to hold in a convention center in downtown Houston next week. The city owns the center.

Turner referred to a clause in the contract that allows either party to cancel any event for occurrences out of its control, SPECIFICALLY INCLUDING "epidemics in the City of Houston."

The chairman of the Texas GOP has vowed to fight the cancellation in court.

The local amusement park has reopened, and "A Souvenir Playland Face Mask is included with paid admission!" as the first search engine result reads like Vonnegut fanfiction.

gonna make a spooky mystery video about how we have no idea what happened to the vast Anglo Saxon civilisation which just disappeared in 1066 for no known reasons, and we have no idea where the people went

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games, tld,special event 

There's a Long Dark special event running this month, where the temperature inside and out has been dropped 10C and blizzards are longer and more frequent. To compensate, you can now find maple syrup and ketchup chips @alpine_thistle - this sounds like your preferred play style, IIRC?

So, content - or at least -

with reduced restrictions in place, I was able to drive to my serjeant's house on Sunday. For the first time in months, we were able to suit up and get some helmet time in. (With distancing, of course, except during actual combat.)

The good is that without having fought for months, my defense is still solid, and my offense is pretty good - some of the new shots I've been working on the pell are also good.

The bad is that my stamina is way down.

This Independence Day, remember the native people who have suffered but preserved and survived for all these years despite our government's best efforts:

Donate to the Navajo Nation Covid-19 relief fund (both money and supplies, like homemade cloth masks!):

Support native owned businesses:

Donate to the Black Hills Bail and Legal Defense Fund:

Don't just decry America, help support and bring about its future

I will buy almost anything on Steam if it is on sale for less then £5. I have sooo many unplayed games.

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Medievalists and Medieval-adjacent. Sort-of.