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Hello all y'all.
As the toot planet is moving to, so is the Lyn moving to @aldersprig

I will slowly be migrating everything over there between now & Groundhog Day, so follow me there if you wish to keep up with, for instance, possibly a Groundhog-day style fic on that day.


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(Also my former profiles)

I write fantasy, dystopia, apocalypse, & romance; I blog about home improvement, which can be all 4 of those.

Live with 3 cats, 1 husband, & my imagination.

Writer, oenophile, cat-person.

See here - - for interests.

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Hi Guys!

I don’t autofollow back, but if you start up a conversation, I’m likely to follow you then.

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Hi, I’m Lyn (aldersprig).
I like

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(bread, cake, etc.)

(in theory) (slightly less theoretical), other

(see above)
and any you might have (see also above).

I live in cow country in the Finger Lakes, NY State, US.

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Addergoole/Fae Apoc: a primer 

Hello everyone! I have unfollowed... almost the whole world here on tootplanet.

If you like what I've got here, please follow me on @aldersprig


Everyone normalize wearing surgical masks in public in the US real quick thansk

If you are my patron on Patreon, there is a new instalment of Clancy and Pae'kura here

"They say there is an Outside, full of dangers, monsters, and thieves; and an Inside, with peace and safety."
"Who says that?"
"Those Outside."
"We're Inside?"
#MicroFiction #TootFic #SmallStories

@aldersprig you caught a green-yellow lady's lunch! you sure are an expert fisher!

I've mentioned I'm thinking of doing my own calendar of prompts a la #WIPWorldBuilders. But I'd need a hashtag!

#FediWorlds - what say all ny'all?

#WorldBuilding #Writing #conlang

"We’re looking for stories about people who are planting the seeds for a totally different future, who are actively pushing for changes in their communities, who are imagining who they would be in another time and place, if they didn’t have to define themselves against stereotypes, systematic injustice and a dominant culture that excludes and harms them. Show us these visions."

"We are, as always, especially interested in submissions from trans women and people of color."

These are paid projects, circa $50-300.

Until she strolled along the ceiling upside-down.

Plac was sweet; she liked the warmest spots & anything that glowed

But ordinary?

Is any cat?

#Caturday #microfiction #writing

#Caturday #MicroFic

Plac was a sweet cat, who liked warm spots & sunlight, soft things & boxes - ordinary enough, I thought.

Until I walked in to find her floating above the wood stove, curled into a perfect cinnamon bun, just far enough above the stove to be safe from any threat of burning.

Until she delivered a mouse-thing to me, a rodent-ish that glowed in the dark, with 4 eyes & two tails.


#WIPWorldBuilders Day... 8!

Lol this is 1600+ characters over the limit. 1/6

Do people code or write program?

In the Cyber era and for a least 2 centuries before that, yes - it's taught in schools alongside basic math & language. With cybernetic implants and prosthetics and implants abounding, although not ubiquitous- think cell phone ownership in 2008, versus cell phone ownership in 2020 - many people know enough to troubleshoot their own devices.
In addition to that, there's technomancy!

I've been thinking of writing my own calendar of prompts for February similar to the #WIPWorldBuilders I've been doing here but for the Fediverse.

They'd probably be
#Worldbuilding / #Conlanging prompts.

What do
#Writing #AmWriting people think? Could I get anyone to play along?

Hello all y'all.
As the toot planet is moving to, so is the Lyn moving to @aldersprig

I will slowly be migrating everything over there between now & Groundhog Day, so follow me there if you wish to keep up with, for instance, possibly a Groundhog-day style fic on that day.


6/6 Day7

-- to determine what their news of musical tastes are like.But I know that a concert hall in the Bear Empire at full capacity has to be an amazingly raucous, beautiful spectacle.  Not for the faint of heart!


~accompanied by drums and perhaps something like a trumpet; the Puma people definitely prefer rounds.

Looking at other nationalities: people from Halor preferr complicated rhyme schemes with simple melodies; the harmonies are generally more sophisticated & often involve musical Easter eggs.

Honestly I don't know enough about the rest of the nations on this continent - or those they may have encountered by the Cyber era from other continents -


Music that originates from the Guardians' Peoples tends to be group music, including sing-alongs & play-alongs where one person leads & the rest join in. Concerts in the Bear Empire involve a great deal of audience participation.

In terms of specific tribes: the Snake people are very fond of flute-like instruments; the Fox people go for complicated call & repeats where part of the idea is to trip up the other side. The Elk people prefer deep singing~


of one parent if they are within a community of that tribe, it can be hard to tell a child of the Puma from a child of the Fox from physical looks. These differences were much more marked in the Imperial time, or at least more known - they could be anything from a specific shade of blonde hair to the general size of the nose.   In the Cyber era, most people will say 'Bear' and mean 'the Guardians' peoples.'

* I'm using "tribe" here because "the People of a Guardian" is rather long



Then there are groups who have come into the Empire from other nations, mostly south of the Empire - the Empire fills most of the Northern top of the continent. These groups often share a look, sometimes a language, and often a cultural heritage.

In the Cyber run era, physical differences between the Guardians' Peoples are harder to see in most cases. It's been an Empire for a very long time, and although they often hold with the cultural & social actions of the tribe* ~~

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