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Good evening tooters.

Today I fought with magnets to see if they could help me with hanging my unframed exhibition.

They beat me to start with, but eventually I won. Thanks to the discovery of ferrous tape \o/

:blobcatpeek: hi there

Help me publish my book?

The family business is raising the dead; Ree has other ambitions. She’s going to resurrect the ancient magic of shapeshifting, but might doom her necromantic hometown in the process.

BOOKS & BONE is a librarians-and-necromancy fantasy with warmth and weirdness.

Thanks so much to everyone who has supported so far. 💙

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:blobcatpeek: ok bye

Also!

It is maybe worth mentioning that I have 5 slots on my for manuscript critiques that have nothing to do with my book!

So if you're a writer who wants objective and in-depth feedback from someone who worked both for a literary agent and a literary scout evaluating manuscripts, please do back my project at the Writer Package level (£30 for 30 pages)

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Well. Exhibition is printed. So why don't I feel like I accomplished something?

Because halfway through printing it. I was already worrying about how to hang it.

My brain.

Look! LOOK!

50 people have backed my ! :blobaww:

With 17 days to go, it's gonna be tight to reach my first stretch goal of £1165

But it's just incredible to me that it's done as well as this.

50 people!

Thanks, all. 💙

One of the things I feel good about this month so far is managing to move a gaming community I've been part of for a really long time. Probably 15/16 years.

Whenever we've decided to move we've lost folk. Last time, my illness forced a move from a forum to g+ and we lost a lot of folk.

Now g+ has pulled the rug from under us so we're back to a forum. I couldn't face phpBB again, so we've gone for a very modern take. Flarum. Still in beta but already really good. And no losses due to moving :)

Morning tootplanet!

Feeling like death warmed up this morning. No rhyme or reason to my bad days. I used to try and work out why, now I mostly just try and ride it out.

I guess I may have overdone things yesterday. It feels a bit like that.

Today, I need to finish printing my exhibition, and work with Cat on how it gets hung on the wall.

AND I STILL have to wear reading glasses, just off-the-shelf ones instead of the glorified magnifying glasses I normally use. Because I'm "getting on a bit".

Double bah.

I'm in my frickin 40s. I'm not exactly covered in liver spots.

Hmm. Just been for a walk with camera in hand. Discovered an unforeseen problem with using contact lenses.

Because of the nature of the eye conditions I have, when I switch from glasses to contacts I also switch from predominantly right eyed to left eyed.

This means I have to switch to my left eye in the viewfinder, which on my little Sony pro-compact camera means squishing my nose against the back of the camera or trying to use my right eye and missing critical details.

Bah.

My wife woke me at 4 am with the light from her phone. It was like a small sun.

It's a bad habit of hers. She had to get up early today and she always checks her work email when she wakes up.

So now I'm slightly delirious and sleep deprived because I got to bed late. :(

Morning tootplaneteers!

The kid is away to school, but apparently the pipes are still being worked on, so I don't trust the school when it says there won't be any more issues. She's on half term holiday from Wednesday anyway.

Today, I'm staying at home to wait for delivery of paper for the exhibition. So I'm going to plan, chore, figure out how I'm going to hang the work and hopefully have time to play a game.

And practice putting in my contact lenses by repeatedly poking myself in the eye.

Yes!

So I made a Twine poetry "game"

There are several endings, but at the heart it is a poem.

It's called Girl Pixel and is about female gamers.

corvusrobotica.itch.io/girlpix

#poetry #corvusrobotica

It is free.

> it's interactions like that, that I miss so much from my student days. It's hard to work in a vacuum, and that's what you're thrust into when you graduate from art school in my experience.

It's taken me 20 years to recreate that on a regular basis.

Afternoon TP!

Met up with my old friend Dave from my uni days. We're both only children and thru uni became the siblings neither of us had.

We don't see each other often enough anymore but it's always lovely to see him when we get the chance.

Because we were on the same photography degree it's a rare chance to talk to someone who fully understands the work and the process. So over several coffees he helped me sequence my exhibition and we realised that 3 of the images were superfluous. >

Jeez. I've had an afternoon of it. I've spent the last hour or two wasting too much paper and ink trying to solve a print quality issue.

Turns out a roller that transports the paper is slightly marking it in the form of a line right across my print. This was not there two days ago :(

I've fixed it, but it's by using a setting Canon tell you not to use as it affects print quality. I can't win.

Although right now, I can't see a difference except there's no line any more, so I'll take it.

Kirkcaldy conversation overheard right now:
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Dae ah huv pen oan ma face?

Naw.

Cuz ahv goat half o the wird "collective" oan ma finger an ahv bin rubbin it. Ahm confused.
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Morning Tootplaneteers!

Kid is going back to school after 2 days of disruption due to burst pipes. It's amazing how just 2 days of getting up slightly later can make you feel like death when you have to return to the usual routine.

Not to mention the return of surly teenager with a vengeance. =(

Today I'm going to the optician. I'll have to deal with relearning how to live with hard contact lenses. I have an eye condition that means I really should wear the things even though they HURT.

Sometimes I hear a song and it just makes me close my eyes and brings back every. single. good thing that has happened in my life.

It washes over me and I just want to drown in it.

This is one of those songs.

open.spotify.com/track/1UxEglU

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