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If you like my work and have enough to share, here's your periodic reminder that you can this queer neurodivergent artist in several ways, for example on : liberapay.com/modern_dragon/

and on ko-fi: ko-fi.com/modern_dragon

I added Stripe support to my liberapay recently so you don't have to go through PayPal.

I also have some music on :bandcamp: emergent.bandcamp.com/ (the project that is probably going to see more releases in the future)

rootsandengines.bandcamp.com/

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Here's a short reminder: You can support me on Patreon! patreon.com/the_emergent

I post some thoughts about music & musicianship there, and from the second tier on, the music I publish is included.

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Time for a new !

I'm a classical and by training. I listen to , (mostly progressive), and a random assortment of other stuff.

I'm a regular participant, and I compose more or less music in . I do s where I explore :sccube: concepts and compose out loud.

I sing (classical and jazz) and play . Will occasionally infodump on .

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I feel like I ought to take a stance on crypto stuff, namely cryptocurrencies and NFTs.

And that stance is: I am convinced they are harmful on many levels. (see: everestpipkin.medium.com/but-t )

If you're into it, leave me alone with it. I don't want to discuss it, and I don't want to be part of it.

The code: framagit.org/emergent/livestre

Somehow I'm astonished that the result of the 53-step equal temperament .nearestInScale bit sound so harmonic.

What I'm aiming for is basically some weird-ass adaptive tuning based on the justly-tuned interval ratios of each chord, so... I'll probably continue to scratch my head over this for a moment or two.

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weather 

ok, there we go, thunder rolling low-key around our area. Will it get started for real before I do my stream?

streaming schedule 

I suppose the 7th of July is still good. Not sure about everything after that; as we progress towards serious packing, I gravitate towards making the last streams more like "chitchat with some music".

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last week's stream 

In case you weren't there, the stream was cut short just after 9pm because of a power outage.

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Weather report says ⛈️ all afternoon and evening. Well,... let's hope today's :sccube: livestream doesn't end like last week's.

I'm reluctant to say "last stream before moving hiatus". My weekly streams have become kind of an anchor that provides stability in an otherwise often erratic life. And as of now, there's a number of things still up in the air.

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money (-) 

I just learned today that a customer of mine with some hefty outstanding bills is in serious financial trouble.

I hope I can still get my money eventually, but I'm moving in July and you know how expensive moving is.

Add to that: Summer vacation time tends to be slow business-wise, and moving will absorb all of my productivity for a few weeks.

So if you want to throw some €€ into my virtual hat, that would be greatly appreciated:

ko-fi.com/modern_dragon
liberapay.com/modern_dragon/

money (-) 

You can also support me on patreon: patreon.com/the_emergent

but since the month is nearly over, maybe wait until the 1st of July with that.

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money (-) 

I just learned today that a customer of mine with some hefty outstanding bills is in serious financial trouble.

I hope I can still get my money eventually, but I'm moving in July and you know how expensive moving is.

Add to that: Summer vacation time tends to be slow business-wise, and moving will absorb all of my productivity for a few weeks.

So if you want to throw some €€ into my virtual hat, that would be greatly appreciated:

ko-fi.com/modern_dragon
liberapay.com/modern_dragon/

I think I may have accidentally produced something like a baby growl yesterday when I told the wife I was hangry.

sharing with cw: Immigrating into EU countries from the US 

Musician earplugs make Pride so much more relaxed.

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privacy / gossip 

I don't trust apps at all with my data. Still, the biggest threat is likely gossip. If you are trusted with knowledge, then tell someone, then they tell someone, suddenly your friend is getting arrested.

Keep your mouth shut. It's not your information to share.

depol, reproductive rights, personal 

and yes, I never had the wish to be a parent. I never had a "ticking biological clock". There were times in my life when I was like "under very specific circumstances, I might not be opposed to it". But these circumstances were *very* specific.

Maybe it's also seeing how my mom as a single mom was treated, and how being a single mom is still a huge risk factor for poverty and a hugely stressful life.

But mainly? Fuck that "female = motherhood" noise.

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depol, reproductive rights, personal 

I was once in a situation where I suspected I might be pregnant and at that time, it would have been horrible for me. I was in a desperately precarious financial situation, and the potential father was nearly as poor as I, and he was a very ambivalent friend with benefits to me. We were very careful around contraception, but still, shit happens.

I was so relieved when my period came a few days later.

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depol, reproductive rights, personal 

And then chances are that in some strongly catholic places, you have to travel 100, 150 km because all the local hospitals are run by churches or Christian orgs.

As an exclusively femme attracted queer femme, this question is rarely front and center of my feminism, but reproductive justice is still an issue I care about out of solidarity.

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depol, reproductive rights 

Yes. Finally they're doing away with the strict prohibition of "advertising abortion". "Advertising" here is something as simple as publicly stating you're a provider.

tagesschau.de/inland/219a-gest
(article in German)

However, abortion is technically still illegal in Germany, there are just some exceptions where there's no prosecution. If you want an abortion, you have to go to mandatory counseling and then you have to acquire the secret knowledge who does it.

I finally listened to some works by Pauline Oliveros yesterday and omgs, mind blown.

I guess I will have to find some friends to do her "Tuning Meditation" with, such a cool piece.

Here's the code: framagit.org/emergent/livestre

I think there might be more elegant ways of using those chords with 53tet, I might have to fool around with this for a moment or two when I can catch a leisurely moment.

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I was like "I'm not worried about power outage" ... boom, power goes out.

Sorry for the abrupt ending!

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