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This is Antyriël, protagonist of a story I'm writing, parts of which will feature on the next release of my metal project Opaque Mass.

I've had her appearance in my head for years and decided to finally ask an to visualize her based on my - elaborate - description. The style suits the character. Looking forward to continuing the story & giving out more commissions for other takes.

Commission work done by Chris Nazgul (deviantart.com/chrisnazgul/art)

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So I've been on Mastodon for a wee bit, for all the new folks here's an : I'm an lead developer, and dabble in .

I released a solo album last year on (opaquemass.nl/) and I'm looking for to feature on my next album and for a book I'm writing on the same subject.

Big and gamer. Also into and .

Still finding my way in this marvelous fediverse

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NASA if they played their cards right could likely have done all this on a similar budget to what they actually got.
The key to all this? Setting near-term, inspiring, affordable goals while leveraging and evolving the hardware you already have to the greatest extent feasible.

Image is of a Shuttle-Derived Heavy Lift Launch Vehicle proposed in 2009. Could have been flying a decade ago for a fifth as much as SLS has cost us.

#alternatehistory #history #spaceflight #spacecraft #thoughts

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INPRNT has free shipping this weekend! (As usual If you'd like me to stick up any of my pieces that aren't there you can let me know)

inprnt.com/gallery/ohhaiku/

If I'm going to give my colleagues an introduction talk about the , what should I definitely mention? They're into , , and

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Say @matrix I'm trying to make sense of how and coexist in the fediverse. Mastodon uses while Element uses . In essence, the two have different usecases but both follow the 'new' decentralized server paradigm. Are there situations / applications where they connect in some way?

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Happy Monday! Some of you asked if there's an official Mozilla server, and there is:

Head over to chat.mozilla.org.

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Hashtags help people find content across the fediverse. If you make things and post those things, remember to tag them so that people can find them!

Some creative content I'm not seeing enough of:

#FiberArt #clay #pottery #3DArt #vfx #Maille #jewelry #beading #crochet #knitting #felting #LinoPrint #voxel #woodwork #metalwork #wirewrapping #Glass #Needlework #Leatherwork #Knotting #Decoupage #Origami #Quilling #Scrapbooking #Carving

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IF YOU'RE NOT TAGGING YOUR POSTS ON MASTODON, NO ONE IS SEEING THEM!!!

In the past week, there have been a total of 8 posts tagged with , , , or across my entire exposure on . I know there have been more posts about these topics just from the few accounts I'm following.

Tag your post with relevant hashtags, or they die in a vacuum. There is no meaningful algorithm to parse text here.

I thought had a good song at the , 11th or not. Gratz to though!

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If you're currently on a massive server like mastodon.social, you might want to consider moving your account to a smaller server.

You can keep your followers when you change servers, here's how to do it: mstdn.social/@feditips/1079394

You can find reliable servers at joinmastodon.org/communities (all the servers listed there agree to the covenant at joinmastodon.org/covenant). Try to pick one with fewer people.

There are lots of good things about smaller servers:

-Better moderation, because there are more staff per member.

-Smaller servers tend to have more personality, with a village feel.

-The local timeline on smaller servers is much more readable.

-Smaller servers protect the Fediverse as a whole from being taken over, because lots of smaller servers are harder to buy than a few big servers.

-It's easier to make a difference on smaller servers. It's easier to discuss things with the admin and other members.

#FediTips #MastoTips #Fediverse #Mastodon

I've got a tournament coming up. What kind of deck should I make? Weenie animalism? Ventrue bloat and politics? Temporis garous? Spirit Marionette Abactor?

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Hey, how could I miss this? @thunderbird is on Mastodon! Really pleased to have you here, in that libre and safe place :)

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Profiles and posts on Mastodon and the Fediverse have public versions you can share with people who aren't on the Fediverse.

To see the public version of a profile, click on the profile picture. This will open the public version of the profile in a new tab.

To see the public version of a post, click on the datestamp below the post. This will open the public version of the post in a new tab.

These "public pages" are handy for sharing with friends, because they don't require logging in to see them.

Public pages are also very useful for something else:

If you paste the URL address of a public page into the search box on Mastodon, and then search for it, the post or profile will appear within your server. This is handy if you cannot find a post or person by searching, but you know they exist on another server.

Searching for a URL like this forces your server to "notice" the profile or post.

It also works with URLs from PeerTube, PixelFed etc.

#MastoTips #FediTips #Mastodon

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Little secret about Mastodon: the third party unofficial apps are really good! :blobhappy:

Because they've been around a lot longer, the third party apps have more features than the official apps.

You can see links to the third party apps listed underneath the official app links on the Mastodon website, just scroll down the page a bit:

joinmastodon.org/apps

Also, most of the unofficial apps (such as Metatext, Fedilab and Tusky) are open source so outsiders can see exactly what they do and how they work. This makes them just as safe to use as the official apps.

If you haven't tried the third party apps yet, it's well worth giving them a go.

#MastoTips #FediTips #Mastodon

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