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I used to be on That instance has been down long enough that I'm not sure that it is coming back up.

The last thing I did was request a copy of my data there. I did not have a chance to actually collect the data.

I guess that makes this my primary account now. I used a different user icon there, but I was still "yam655". I'm almost always "yam655."

Once you ignore commercial songs for long enough, all of the music in every store becomes ephemeral.

I don't get bothered by anything playing. I don't recognize songs. I don't recognize artists.

It makes going out so much more comfortable.

I remember when I had opinions about all that.

The grip of commerce will mean it _will_ be ephemeral. Just look at the albums that never had CD or digital releases. Still under copyright. Lost and forgotten.

Why I don't use Spotify: I'm a small artist. I want to support small artists. Spotify has a crappy record of paying small artists anything.

Just like with taxes, you need a curve or brackets or something.

I would say some nonsense about not subscribing to streaming services until they sort that out, but I'm also a huge Creative Commons fan.

The only non-CC album I've purchased in the last 10 years was Burger Stuffer Supreme's "The King of July 4th." Eight tracks about my favorite sport.

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I wrote a book and it would be awesome if you wanted to buy it! ✨

It's a high fantasy story following the kind of community of black wizards that adventurers roll up and destroy, and a girl who was born and raised there.

You can read the first 3 chapters for free here (and find buy links as well!):


I had big ideas to sing a bunch of songs last night. I sang one, didn't get the lyrics transcribed, and fell asleep. Still, one is more than none, and the sleep was very nice.

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Hey artists.

Please don't put dreamcatchers in your art unless it's actively supposed to be about native American spiritualism.

Because I've seen some of you use them for ~aesthetic~ and I'd like to ask you to not.

I don't care how ~dreamy~ your shit is, stop using my culture out of context.

It looks like I have a new general-purpose account at @yam655

I'll keep this for my music-related stuff, and since I've only ever managed to properly release music, that will probably be most of my stuff. πŸ˜‰

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Crowdfunding my art 

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Hey open source typography nerds! In the process of revamping our :cc_cc: netlabel design template into fully :cc_cc: -licenced open and libre material I'm looking for quality libre font foundries or collections. Any pointers greatly appreciated!

(please boost)

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Also seriously I will teach men about anything rudely for $100 or nicely for $500 per lesson.

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Q: How to be a better ally?
A: Listen to women. Believe women. Seek out diverse voices. Educate yourself. Help educate others.

I am now considering writing, "Questions With Answers: A Metaphysical Choose-Your-Own-Adventure."

It would function as a brain-dump and be something I could share with my kids. The answers wouldn't be fixed, but they would link together.

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i'm so annoyed. i can't believe this is still being debated.

someone came at me with racial, transphobic slurs. i reported them and then posted the screenshot to warn people to stay away from them because that's what you are supposed to do when someone attacks you.

thats it. that's all. i had no ill will against w.l. i said nothing about w.l or anna, i indicated nothing in the fault of her administrating. i didn't even know who she was until two days ago. anything else is fabricated.

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Meta about reacting to being called bad. 

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Sometimes I worry I'm gonna piss people off with my hot takes and lose people

But then I'm like

Who cares?

I feel strongly enough to say this with conviction, I should say it. If they fight me or block me, who gives a fuck? Good riddance.

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My favorite part about Masto is how everyone gets along and nobody's mean.

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If you fuck up.... That's okay! It happens.

What you need to do then is legitimately apologise, actually understand where you went wrong, and then fix it. Make a legit effort to learn and fix it.

You get called racist? We are all unlearning generations of racism. Just admit it, apologize, learn why it was racist, and correct yourself.

No need to make a scene. No matter how embarrassed you are.

Just apologize and move on. You can gush about your embarrassment later, after you patched it over.

A bunch of folks on are hating on people in to stuff they don't understand because one person in to that sort of shit was a racist.

It reminds me when I had problems with an alcoholic roommate. I once found myself thinking, "That fucking lesbian," but I caught myself. Her being a lesbian wasn't a problem. It was her raging alcoholism that was a problem.

They're on a fucking witchy/magical instance. Lots of people on the instance are in to weird shit.

Focus on the problem.


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idk if it matters to anyone, but redroom is an instance run by a queer PoC, so there ya go

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if anyone's looking to relocate to some fresh surroundings, i'm open to taking some mutuals over here on
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it's small and the local is 98% me, but i've got some cool emojos over here and block shitty instances quickly and readily

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