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Question: Doing a series called _Kitty Be of Use_ to help people with adulting shit. Is Craig Pickles a good name for a cat who’s teaching you about credit unions?

(because i think it is, but wtf do i know?)

@liaish Hey, I'm pretty sure you *aren't* a slacker at all, in case an outside perspective ever helps.

@InvaderXan I just saw the still of the video and the song got stuck in my head, she's that good.

Friendly reminder: In a world where so many people are cruel for the sake of it, the most punk thing you can do is to be kind without expecting anything in return.

@SquidPresident Hello, yes, welcome to US culture πŸ™ƒ

(this country terrifies me.)

@seldo relatedly, prisoner disenfranchisement isn't and shouldn't be a foregone conclusion.

I wrote a ttRPG about an imaginary fighting video game about international conspiracies, and now you can get it for free! Iron Street Combat’s custom hand-to-hand combat subsystem painstakingly replicates the experience of haphazard button-mashing in a game you don’t really understand how to play.

Note to self: an hour of ASL followed by an hour and a half of French leaves your brain mush.

@clinkingdog TBH having materials I like causes me to _want to write_ and then my brain has to go "well, what are you gonna put down on paper to make this worthwhile?" and it's… good.

@skyfaller I love the weight and feel of the Metro!

My perception (and it's a beginner's perception) is that cartridges are fussier than they pretend to be, and converters are easier than they seem.

I think that the Metro comes with a squeeze converter, which I used for a bit and it's fine, it just holds a bit less ink than I'd like. I've changed mine out for a piston converter (Pilot CON-40), which I am enjoying more. Try ink samples, that's less investment than a whole bottle, on every axis.

@skyfaller Was it the Metropolitan? What ink were you using (the provided cartridge or something else via a converter)? Inquiring minds want to know!

Lately, pens. Fountain pens. Great, another, to use my dad's phrase, patrician taste.

That said, writing on paper has been really helpful for my thought processes lately. Ink, pen, and paper is a great combo.

(The ability to seamlessly move between text and diagram or image is particularly powerful, but using nice materials is also powerful. Right now, my paper is my weakest link, so I may upgrade that.)


1. Advertising shits in your head, it is a form of visual and psychological pollution.

2. Removing/Replacing/Defacing advertising is not vandalism, it is an act of tidying up that is both legally and morally defensible.

3. The Visual Realm is a Public Realm, it is part of the commons, it belongs to everyone, so nobody should be able to own it.

4. Outdoor Advertising can and should be banned, Sao Paulo did it in 2006, Grenoble followed suit in 2015.

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