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I was making my lil throw-away fictional world in Paint(dot)Net just out of habit (also, idk, I just can't get comfy in Krita) but started feeling limited by working with pixels so I just... downloaded a program to lets you draw on a globe to start a new world to work on and then another actual art program to upload that into to edit as a flat map?? this all seems very normal and very easy, I'm sure....

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Meta 

Annual reminder that no one is a hero for posting without common content warnings, no matter how just your cause or right your message.

You aren’t being revolutionary - We know we’re all in our respective ways not free and not safe, let people have the chance to disengage for even a second from that, the world reminds us enough already. You’re ignoring social norms made for the very people you want to champion.

Please do better or just sit back down; thank you for caring, but care better.

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sometimes my cats wake up and just announce "I think I'm going to cause problems on purpose today" and honestly I may not like it but I do have to respect it

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extremely hot take, but: movies are too loud and I would like to be given a remote to turn it down a bit, thank you.

US Pol 

Also I would really appreciate it if people would stop just throwing the word "coup" around randomly, like at least just get this supposed coup over with if everyone's gonna keep talking about it otherwise stop teasing us with a bad time....

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Do you think the 2020 US Election will ever end? I kinda thought it had, the results were called and everything like normal almost? But yet... all signs seem to keep pointing to it still going on... like, namely all the signs about it still baked into every social media site...

finished S4 of The Crown, death of Princess Diana 

The other day I think it was I saw someone, somewhere, say something to the effect of that the Royals saw how popular Diana was, way more than them even, and absolutely, utterly hated her to their core for it, and honestly watching this season really kept making me think of that.

Like, obviously who knows how accurate all of these depictions really are, but it's all pretty believable and I definitely believe the show gets its basic facts right at least from what I already knew about, so like dang... it do really sow that little seed of doubt that, maybe they really did have a hand in her death... I mean, either way they did I guess, since she'd probably be alive and well if they'd never entered the picture, but like, maybe they were more hands-on after all.... iirc, tho it hasn't gotten there yet, her death did clear up the whole issue of a divorcee getting remarried that Charles woulda been in......

Also: Fuck Charles. What a shit.

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finished S4 of The Crown 

Anyways, England, and the Commonwealth states all, should be a republic.

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finished S4 of The Crown 

also one thing I love about watching The Crown as a show, is how any time they start to sort of humanize the royal family, show their problems and their feelings and internal struggles, flesh them out as characters and real people, there's without fail a sudden war crime or something of that nature thrown in right before you get the chance to actually care about them lol

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finished S4 of The Crown 

it hadn't occurred to me before, but part of me kind of hopes that maybe the reason the Queen is apparently just going to live forever is explicitly just so she can outlive Charles and deprive him of the throne. If not, well, hopefully still a lovely happy coincidence nonetheless I suppose!

covid, personal, holidays, all caps --- 

I'm so fucking pissed that somehow because America, both at a government level AND an individual level ((everyone keeps arguing over which to blame: I blame both, actually! Thanks for asking!)), has so utterly and monstrously failed at reacting to this pandemic that now *I* have to be the bad guy by throwing an actual fucking fit to make it clear to my family we are *NOT* having Thanksgiving or Christmas this year under any circumstances!

Like, yeah, it sucks! I'd love to be able to do something, too! But people are fucking dying, folks!!! Also like no one in my family is actually in what could in any way be described as "good" health, and several are especially vulnerable kinda including myself, but is anyone else being safe?? NOPE! They go out to eat, go shopping for nonessentials, go on dates, hang out and party, all that shit still... I haven't left my bedroom since early MARCH! Because, in a strange twist for me, I don't wanna DIE!!

man, no spoilers for The Crown - much as you can spoil recent history anyways, but I kinda really wish Princess Dianna had called off her engagement before it was too late, she coulda had such a better life it feels like, all the red flags were there....

I always forget about the whole... culture, around horses, until a new season of The Crown comes out and it suddenly comes rushing right back in my face that, oh yeah, that's a whole... thing. The Queen likes to pay to watch horses bone... (mostly rich) people flock to watch entire sports based around a guy sitting on a horse (that's by their standards worth more than some entire small country somewhere) while he pushes it to their physical limit, in hopes that if it wins its reproductive rights will then sell even higher. It's all... very normal.... 🐎

Dorian Electra has a lot of wild looks, but I think the PSL look might have genuinely broken my brain, like despite all evidence to the contrary it refuses to accept this is the same person?? I think the look right before this was the Jared Leto ass Joker one too, truly their mind is on a whole new kind of cosmic scale....

I have missed being in a lot of places randomly this year, but missing being in a combination Taco Bell and Pizza Hut, which I don't think I've even been inside one of in almost a decade because they're an endangered species these days, was definitely not on my bingo card here....

I woke up at like 6AM today and should be insanely tired and in bed sleeping and yet... I instead feel like I could go forever, I could devote a quick millennia to finding and killing God, nothing could stop me, I have limitless power....

I have missed being in a lot of places randomly this year, but missing being in a combination Taco Bell and Pizza Hut, which I don't think I've even been inside one of in almost a decade because they're an endangered species these days, was definitely not on my bingo card here....

you ever just, as a bit, like just as a joke, like totally not seriously haha, think about burning it all down?

iirc too, wild pigs were hell monsters, probably others were too, and I can't imagine what made chickens stand out from other birds?

so you would really think we woulda been scared off from them and gone more for, say, raccoons? raccoons woulda followed a pattern too, like cats we probably ended up living with when they were attracted to our trash and such, maybe dogs too, raccoons are scavengers too, smart ones too we coulda trained em to help search for food or something??

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I feel like every single day I genuinely think at least a little bit about all the animals that it'd be cool if we'd domesticated at some point, like why didn't our ancestors befriend some beavers or raccoons, or possums! possums are just lil anxious cats I bet they'd have loved to slowly assimilate into an early human tribe!

like the animals we're cool with now are great don't get me wrong, but who decided which to put time into I just wanna go back and have a long talk with them.....

meta complaint - 

honestly, I barely use social media in general rn cuz, well every reason really, but every time I check in here it always blows my mind that people aren't taking full advantage of the couple great features that actually make this otherwise deeply flawed platform worthwhile, especially the content warnings?

like I'll just login and instantly see someone popping off in the nude about their hot take on the latest News like they're fucking Paul Revere riding through the feed alerting us all that the British are coming...

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meta complaint - 

Hey, I get that the CW system can often be a fun medium for setting up jokes, and that's great and all, but I feel like if the joke punchline is something that would normally warrant a candid CW for it, like say a NSFW pic, then maybe either be more clear about what kind of content people are engaging with or maybe it's just not a good joke worth telling in this medium??

I get the appeal of the crinkle I guess. If it was just the crinkle experience he was after? I might not be so mad tbh, tho it is annoying still to have to pick up trash all the time. But he wants to eat the plastic?? Not even just, like, plastic wrappers from food, just any plastic?? That can't even taste good???

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