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nudity, aggressive bear 

It's these kinds of fantasies that keep me going.

source: memebase probably

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accessibility (pinned) 

I add alt text to pictures I toot, but I'll boost pictures even if they don't have alt text.

Feel free to tell me if I can improve my own toots and alt text for accessibility.

mentioning of bad mental health; how you can help; donation link 

I have a premonition that I may not be able to produce anything for this week's VerseThursday, because of the really bad mental condition I am in. I have to make sure that my basic needs are met, and that, under the current circumstances, may take too much energy already.

I really appreciate your donation while I struggle with this period of suffering, because I still don't have any source of stable income as of now. Any amount will help.

Would you like to visit my Ko-fi page for that?

ko-fi.com/zoetranslates

( To quickly find all the work posted there, please use this link: ko-fi.com/post/Index-to-the-po )

Thank you so much! :blobhajhearttrans:

stop romanticising "the grind" and start romanticising Boah Dreiviertelstunde gearbeitet jetzt erstmal Fencheltee aufsetzen in der Zeiterfassung Dienstgang eintragen und ein Nickerchen machen

I watched 'Byzantium' yesterday. Very good movie. It has vampires. :ok_hand:

gravity was invented by big space to capitalise on the price of escaping orbit

religion, joke 

Buddhists are like ...

"Dreaming the life!" ☸

looking for work 

Hello fedi, as I'm looking for work, would you please lend me a hand and spread the word?

In short, I can do Chinese--English / English--Chinese translations. And I'm pretty good at it.

I used to translate for the New York Times. After getting my PhD in physics, I worked for the publisher SpringerNature as an editor, but my experience there only further radicalised me against the unethical practice of "academic publishing", and I quitted.

My career in science also saw me accumulating 15+ years' experience with C/C++/Python, contributing to projects such as scipy, numpy, etc. That made me a decent tech writer of documentations, too.

I actually quite enjoy translating -- so much so that I have a page set up for that -> ko-fi.com/post/Index-to-the-po

Samples are available on request. I am capable of most commercial translation projects in Chinese/English. In my spare time, my language skills are further honed by my Ukrainian/Russian/French/Sanskrit/Old English projects.

food, non-vegan; animal cruelty; also misinfo 

"You will eat 23 spiders in your lifetime."
Renfield: "Pah! Amateurs!"

Emacs is like the Arch of editors: It's for people who like to lose time debugging their system.

original poem, religious feelings 

It's always somewhere in the middangeard

Original poem --

After Cædmon

Now let us praise the keeper of Planet Heaven,
Our Goddess, friend and leader in love and justice,
And their bold, empowering plan.

We celebrate each and every wonder that she,
Ever-present father of beauty, has instilled
Firmly in who we truly are.

In their very first work is this people, children
Of stars and Earth, sheltered in the delicate air
From her holy, excited breath.

We shall defend with her this garden of a world
So remote and torn as if beyond her power:
The divine weakness of passion.

-- also on Ko-fi, too -
ko-fi.com/post/After-C%C3%A6dm

Don't settle for alpha male. Get main stable release.

food, alcohol 

Gary Numan looks like goth Sheldon Cooper.

"What if the dark matter is us?"

life imitates art 

Two years until the Bell riots break out.

You’re a cat, but Frenchly apocalyptic 

Eschaton

cultural appropriation, christianity, dreadlock-gate 

Just read an abysmal take on cultural appropriation in the newspaper. Saying the Romans also appropriated Christianity (which everyone is fine with) so what's the fuss about white people wearing dreadlocks? (Context: A reggae band's concert was cancelled because the members wore dreads. That was in Zurich earlier this year.)

It's like people talk a lot about cultural appropriation without having ever even thought about what it means.

Hint: Taking on a religion that is highly evangelising is definitely not it.

doomer insurance clerk; capitalism 

You know shit's f***ed when even the insurance guy has anticapitalist doomer thoughts slip out.

Web 3? No thank you. Web 1.0 please.
Electric cars? No thank you. Light rails, trains, and bikes, please.
Ever faster computing devices? No thank you. Cleaner, leaner, and more minimalist software, please.

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