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Any other received an email titled "Mastodon State of the Fediverse (July 2022) Survey" from out of nowhere. Seems odd. Certainly not going to click it or fill it in.

Text to follow. Boosts okay.

THE FIRST EXOPLANET SPECTRUM FROM #JWST!!!

After all the other releases I'll come back and talk about this and answer your questions!

#Astronomy #Astrophysics #Science #Exoplanets

Don't be fooled by the trug, that's sixteen shop-sized (paper) bags of potatoes we've just harvested and put in a cool, dark place. Enough for the next three months at least.

Replanted with 10x Bulls Blood, 10x beetroot, 10x Mizuna, 10x turnips and 10x lettuces. Also planted 10x peas and 10x brussel sprouts in pots for when we free up space. 😂

Planted ten PSB, ten more carrot plugs and ten corn into the raised beds this evening (three chilli and three sweet peppers in pots). We've gone from "semi-organised square foot gardening" to "slam it into any available space and hope we can harvest faster than we're planting". We still have another sixty plugs to put in tomorrow. Somehow. I suspect if we harvest some of the onions, a line of potatoes and some salad, we'll free up some space.

Also, depressed as fuck. Yay, grief. 😕

Reaping the benefits of all the warm, wet weather. We have so many strawberries, more ripening every other day! In a week where I can feel the depressive feelings encroaching, this lifts me. Dad would be proud.

Taking my former therapist's advice and doing the bare minimum this weekend. I slept until 0930 this morning, which is unheard of. Death is exhausting. 😆

Funeral today. Also broken my no drinking streak. No, no, not alcohol you silly geese. Having my first coffee in nearly two years. 😂☕

I recently installed a variety of period and fertility tracking apps with very loose privacy policies (running them through a US VPN) and set up reasonable fake profiles I can feed with junk, shit data (because: fuck RvW being overturned and it's one little thing I can do). Anyway. My point.

HOW fucking invasive ARE these things? So far, one in particular has asked me for updates (read: data mining me) three times so far today. Two app notifications and an email.

As the BBC continues it's barrage of "be sad for people affected by the strikes" the politicians prepare to pit the desperate against the organised.

This is how they manufacture consent.
This is class war.

Don't be a scab.

theguardian.com/uk-news/2022/j

Pretty happy with the updated design for the layout of my . A bit more spacing, encouraging me to tighten up the text, and crisper lines.

Trying to push past recent events and get back into writing by staring at my rulebook and playing the cheeseball Gerard Butler sci-fi movie "Gamer" in the background. 😆

I am so excited to announce my next game!

World Ending Game is a tabletop game written to serve as the last session of a campaign in any system.

Borrowing from conventions of cinema, World Ending Game tells falling action stories. It explores what comes right after the climactic event in your story- and what you need to see to believe that it's all, finally, over.

World Ending Game is about closure, grief, joy, relief, and getting to say a proper goodbye.

Preorder at everestpipkin.itch.io/world-en

Death 

I lost my dad last week. It's only just setting in as a "thing". It was sudden and unexpected, which I think is where the shock lay. I don't really want to talk about details publicly. It's been hard on my mum, my brothers and me. But we're managing. This changes a lot as well, not least of all because I'm now responsible for a very large, mature garden of flowers, fruit and vegetables. 😂

So, do me a favour and hug someone close to you. Life is precious and shorter than we think. ✌🏻❤️

Why are Mood Octopi either happy or angry? I can't seem to find happy/sad or anything other than happy/fucking furious. Odd.

Got into an argument with a Nazi prick on Reddit yesterday. I didn't even focus on the right-wing dogwhistling and transphobia (though others did), just their utter ignorance of mental health (all disorders are the same, because of the word disorder; ergo, I'll conflate psychopathy with ASD, for one). It left a bad taste in my mouth, even though I reported and blocked the fucknuckle.

Woke to find them banned this morning. So that was a pleasant start to the day.

Goooood morning, fediverse! 😆

My butt 

134 litres of water storage and planters fed by capillary action. Yeah baby.

Strimmed all the grassy overgrowth back (and chucked it in a second pile ready for hot composting), planned and staked out an area for a new bed and garden swing, and put a couple of rows of carrot seeds in. Plug plants are arriving this week so it's going to be a busy one. Time to feed the worms before diving into a hot bath!

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Why Iove living in the North of England. Quick short cut back through the fields after popping in to see my parents.

Had lunch at the garden centre. Returned with 2x Scotch Bonnet, 3x Hinnonmaki Red Gooseberry bushes, some Rosemary, an Astrantia, a Sambucus and a huge Choisya. 😂

Eeek. Playtesting and Session Zero today for Perihelion. Stacks of character sheets, notepaper, giant bag of D10s, pencils, printed rulebook, Deezer playlist downloaded and nibbles all packed. Nervous!

Now what have I forgotten...

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