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Following @photopuck and @kemonine@mastodon.social's lead here are 5-7 things not in my (astoundingly vague) profile that are of interest to me, as tags so they're searchable...



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There're many places you don't expect to see a mermaid and a mall foodcourt was at the top of my personal list.

Draped around her neck was a luxurious fur scarf. As I approached, I realized it was... purring? She noted my confusion.

"Oh, this is my emotional support cat!"
The lanky feline raised it's head and chirped at me sleepily.

"Neat? Um...what brings you so far from the sea?"

"Hydrophobia."

"Oof."

"Yeah, it suUucks."

#TootFic #MicroFiction #Writing #TerylsTales #Mermay #UrbanFantasy

This helps fill in the west side of the map as Lake Havasu, and thus "New" London Bridge is near the California/Arizona border.

Oh! I need to add "New" London Bridge which used to (from 1831-1967) span the Thames but now resides in sunny Lake Havasu, Arizona. Yes, a wealthy American decided to spend almost $2.5 million to buy the bridge and then more to carefully ship it to Arizona and reassemble it. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/London_B

The American healthcare system really lets down the inflatable population.

The western/south-western part of the map is still pretty bare. I could add Quartzite, a place which unless you live there you probably only would go there for the bead & gem show. Or because you were passing through and wanted to stretch your legs.

Added Show Low and Santa Claus, Arizona to the map. Show Low legendarily received its name as a result of a marathon poker game between two gamblers to determine who would stay in town and who would leave. Santa Claus is basically a modern ghost town. Settled in 1937 and abandoned in 1995. Both Heinlein and Duncan Hines tried to help popularize the place and for a while there were remailing services that would for a fee send a letter from there so it would be post marked Santa Claus.

LBT: Looks like it's the beginning of the first of two duologies and a novella as these characeters mature.

mcahogarth.org/writing/#spaceo

@LilFluff

There're many places you don't expect to see a mermaid and a mall foodcourt was at the top of my personal list.

Draped around her neck was a luxurious fur scarf. As I approached, I realized it was... purring? She noted my confusion.

"Oh, this is my emotional support cat!"
The lanky feline raised it's head and chirped at me sleepily.

"Neat? Um...what brings you so far from the sea?"

"Hydrophobia."

"Oof."

"Yeah, it suUucks."

#TootFic #MicroFiction #Writing #TerylsTales #Mermay #UrbanFantasy

Amazonand Barnes & Nobel have MCA Hogarth's Mindtouch on sale, $0.99 for the ebook. First book in the Dreamhealers duology, this could be called a Like Story (it's sort of like a romance novel, but tells the story of the start of a deep lifelong friendship/non-sexual partnership). Link to BN site below.

barnesandnoble.com/w/mindtouch

Huh. The state's land department provides a 1m resolution image of the state as a 1.8TB tiff file. If you provide a hard drive for them to copy it on to.

*wakes up and looks at map* it needs more stuff on the west side of the sta-- oh! I left the Grand Canyon off. Hmm. Anything else...

*looks at clock again* Five a.m.? Oh, right, sleep! See you in eight hours or so fediverse. Stay safe and weird!

I'll want to add some more locations (if I understand correctly I can just update the CSV file and the new locations should show up on the map when I re-open the project file in QGIS) and tinker some more with formatting.

But first, sleep. Until most likely something like noon. (oops)

*blinkblink* When did it get to be morning? Ah well. Here's a first go at my map of interesting places in Arizona. Made using QGIS, shapefiles donated to the public domain by naturalearthdata.com, and a handmade csv file of locations in Arizona by latitude and longitude.

Counties here out west are big. I mean you think it's a long ways to the corner convenience store, here in Arizona it's a long ways to the next county over. Here's a county map from Geology.com:

geology.com/county-map/arizona

Q for anyone else with a vps or two: Do you use any sort of monitoring system to keep an eye on them? If so, what do you use (and do you recommend it)?

“My experience is that if a student says they can tolerate their pain, and they are not a Gryffindor, then they probably can. I will stabilize Miss Hebert.”

From A Wand for Skitter

"Flight of the Bumblebee" has an urgency that makes me wonder if Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov had ever seen a bumblebee.

Bumblebees aren't urgent. Bumblebees are oops

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sorry

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I'm fi

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Current state of the fluff(little): Pending to be awake. Do not allow to drive or operate heavy equipment.

I have taught my son that opening up the inspector on any webpage and adding "contenteditable" to the body tag allows him to freely type the word "butts" anywhere on that webpage and I have a strong suspicion that this knowledge will shortly spread to his entire school

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