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@SuricrasiaOnline reality fundamentally does not conform to arbitrarily contrived categorizations or social constructs, therefore assigned gender is a sloppy approximation even at best, ergo everyone is at least a little trans. qed

I still sometimes laugh at the thought of a Ferris wheel detaching and rolling away at high speeds

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Doctors when they see me: holy crap Lois it's Jason Bourne

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You ever think about how amazingly cool a technology cloth is? Like, apparently scientists still can't figure out why wool fibers stick together to make a strand!!

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Putting on a cute little sundress in the hopes of fulfilling Maslow's hierarchy of needs

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𐑲 𐑒𐑢𐑲𐑑 𐑤𐑲𐑒 𐑞 𐑤𐑫𐑒 𐑝 𐑞𐑦𐑕 𐑮𐑬𐑯𐑛𐑩𐑛 ‹𐑚𐑤𐑨𐑒𐑤𐑧𐑑𐑼› 𐑕𐑑𐑲𐑤 𐑓 𐑖𐑱𐑝𐑾𐑯—𐑣𐑽 𐑢𐑦𐑞 𐑕𐑳𐑥 𐑮𐑨𐑯𐑛𐑩𐑥 𐑢𐑦𐑑 𐑯 𐑢𐑦𐑟𐑛𐑩𐑥 𐑝 ·𐑖𐑷 𐑣𐑦𐑥𐑕𐑧𐑤𐑓.

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The link you just clicked on leads to a video on PeerTube, on a server called framatube.org.

BUT... if you copy and paste the same address of the video into the search box in Mastodon, and search for that link within Mastodon, it will appear to you as a Mastodon post :blobwizard:

You'll then be able to watch it (of course), but also you'll be able to comment on the video by replying to the post within Mastodon, like the video by favouriting it, and follow its creator by following the account that posted it.

This is the Fediverse in action, totally different services interacting through a common open standard.

It can be hard to get your head round this at first, but it's incredibly useful and once you get used to it simply how things should be.

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Okay, it's time to tell new users a secret about Mastodon.

Mastodon is (whispers) part of a much bigger network 😮

Mastodon servers use an open standard called ActivityPub to talk to each other. That's how you interact with people on other Mastodon servers.

But, dozens of other federated networks also use ActivityPub, so (this is the good bit!) you can follow people on these other networks from your Mastodon account!

For example:

PixelFed (pixelfed.org) is a photo sharing network, here's a random example account @Iancylkowski

PeerTube (joinpeertube.org) is a video sharing network, with a p2p system that allows videos to go viral even on small servers, here's a random account @craftykat

BookWyrm (joinbookwyrm.com) is a social reading site, an open alternative to Amazon's Goodreads, here's a random account @mouse

Together, Mastodon and these other services form... The Fediverse :fediverse:

(whispers) Click on the link...

framatube.org/w/4294a720-f263-

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Hi everyone!
My passion is improving... everything... in all ways... Make things better, that’s the goal!
A few of my interests include and currently, I’m learning to write too :)

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