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Becka Sutton @Shutsumon@tootplanet.space

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Do you like fantasy? Well you are in luck because I fantasy!

You can read my stuff online at firebird-fiction.com/

Or if you want to give me your money I recommend starting with my Paranormal Fantasy Haventon Born. A story about vampires, werewolves in a town that attracts supernatural creatures like a magnet does iron

Paperback: lulu.com/shop/becka-sutton/hav

ebooks in all Amazon stores (ASIN B0173ZMMJG) or you can buy it on Gumroad (in kindle, epub or PDF) gumroad.com/l/vPqCG

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It's so nice to have so many new queer and creative toots joining us on tootplanet. Welcome all.

I'm Becka and I'm a middle-aged British fantasy writer and wannabee artist. I also and make maps in Campaign Cartographer. Recently I've been messing around with Blender and Audacity (not at the same time)

I'm a quoi-romantic asexual who generally identifies as a Cis Woman though I am noodling at this recently.

Feel free to follow me. I love making new friends.

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That feeling when you lie down for a moment mid-afternoon and suddenly it's 10pm and the cat is crying for her dinner...

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current mood:

an uncut video of someone installing windows 98 from THIRTY-NINE FLOPPY DISKS

youtu.be/zWuJxKtF3gk

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These are not unique to mastodon, however. These are costs of running a social media website at all - fediverse or otherwise.

You're running and managing a service. Other people will rely on you to keep that service up and running. That's a much higher cost than the dollars involved.

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A larger instance doesn't just cost a little bit more money, it also requires far more labor hours to maintain.

Running a mastodon instance means things like, getting online in the morning and discovering that a stupid clock error on your server's machine took down your instance several hours ago while you were asleep, or coming back from dinner to discover that your instance was flooded and crashed by a bunch of celeb-fandom teenagers...

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I'm seeing a bunch of posts today about how hosting a mastodon admin doesn't cost a lot of money, and first I want to say that this is true; you can run an instance on $10-20/mo entirely reasonably.

But I don't want anyone to forget that there is a labor cost in running and maintaining an instance. It's not just pushing a button and feeding in some money, it's also monitoring your server and keeping it secure and handling reports and doing upgrades and all fo that.

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Me: *has serious and important online conversation*

Conversation partner: "It's hard to type atm because cat on my arm."

Me: "please do [important thing] becau-... I WANT CAT, SEND ME CAT VIA MESSENGER, GIVVVVE!"

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@PrinceHerb Rota team have said I can have my requested holiday 😃

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@Shutsumon they were the only advertiser I actively whitelisted, because their business model - curated static ads competing in a fair and open market - was the only one that felt honest. The internet feels a little colder, now.

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Oh no! Project Wonderful - onbe of the only (if not the only) ethical ad serving place out there is closing down August 1st projectwonderful.com/thanks.ph

Oh no! Project Wonderful - onbe of the only (if not the only) ethical ad serving place out there is closing down August 1st projectwonderful.com/thanks.ph

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Happy Monday, gorgeous fediversians.

Have you eaten yet? Did you take your meds? Do you need more water? Do you have scheduled time for yourself today?

We're gonna do what we're gonna today and everyday. Make sure you get what you need. Make it a habit. Make your wellness part of your daily routine.

It really helps.

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Wow! Emmerdale Farm, a very long-running British soap, is about to receive its first trans character, trans man Matty Barton - who used to be Hannah Barton on the show, before leaving for London a year ago.

Yes, a trans role played by the same actor who has indeed transitioned IRL. =:D

independent.co.uk/arts-enterta

#trans

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Just figured out that cross stitch embroidery is early pixel art and it's blowing my mind...

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Favourite this post to meow instantly
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The tall cats are strange, loud and smelly. I try to improve the scent with my own. Their food smells amazing though but they hardly ever share it - I try to show them what sharing is, but my offerings are snubbed and buried away. I'd be insulted if they didn't designate food JUST for me. I'D share it if they wanted some.

At least they're warm on cold nights. And it's fun when they pretend their feet are some kind of prey under the sheets.

#tootfic #microfiction #writing #terylstales #caturday