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In English, Latin, Hindi and many other languages, the Proto-Indo-European word ‘*udros’ — ‘water creature’ — became the word for the otter. In Greek, it became the word for a sea monster (‘hydra’). [📷: Cloudtail the Snow Leopard, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0]

You never realise how much impact the 'small' things have on your life, like being , for example.

The biggest roadblock I've hit in my identity journey has been figuring out the flags and the colours.

Which blob of slightly tinted colour represents which part of my identity again?

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The other day I've learned about through @humanetech - in case you feel like curating such a list yourself :)

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I love how most people provide alt text for their images. This is amazing and so helpful. Thank you everyone and keep using alt text!!!

SFPD LGBTQIA+ throwing a hissy fit because SF Pride and Pride family are naturally triggered by the 'boys in blue', eear a rainbow uni for one day, how hard is it? I guess it really is ACAB.

How can you miss the point this far, without first giving up on empathy that is.

It shows how far The City has regressed, San Francisco is not the left leaning minority paradise from the stereotype, rising rents and NIMBY policies have all but driven the minorities out.

I'm glad I'm getting out.

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growing up autistic is fun because everyone is like "wow you're so smart" because you know a lot of big words and so you test well in school but then you get into the real world and you can't take care of yourself or socialize or do anything that an adult needs to do and you realize that you're actually like, disabled and nobody wanted to tell you because they think being disabled is bad
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Today is Global Accessibility Awareness day so I'd like to highlight an anthology by Disabled writers I have enjoyed a ton! Not Going Back to Normal. #GAAD #Books #Book #AmReading #ReadingCommunity

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I've already forgot the name of that #ActivityPub server that is also working on group collaboration tools like federated to-do lists.

I was hoping to see someone in the federated timeline using the software.

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Alright, time to see if Mastodon can do the midst important part of social media: crowdsourcing answers to dumb questions

My ten year old wants a game to couch co-op with me. Something pokemonesque would be ideal, something low on boobs and blood is essential.

My boy got upset at the T&A in Digimon: cybersleuth. We're looking at probably aroace kid whose primary passions involve Minecraft. I cannot play Minecraft to save my life.

Responses/boosts appreciated!!

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To all who celebrate:

May the fourth be with you.

resist rebel rebuild

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Favorite #Android #Mastodon client?

Please #boost and respond with your thoughts 😁

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#AskFedi I've been seeing people encouraging new users to branch out from mastodon and try other parts of the #fediverse. I've only been here a few days, would it be weird to switch to a misskey instance? Or is it better to make a seperate acount and try it out?

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I, uh, ruined some art.
I mean, uh, made it better.

Edwin Landseer's Low Life, and Da Vinci's Lady with an Ermine.

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I have encountered more image descriptions on Mastodon in 24 hours than I have in Twitter in a couple of years. Seriously. I'm not exaggerating.
As a blind person, this means a lot to me. If you read this and you describe your images, thank you so, so, so much on behalf of all of us. If you don't, now you know you'll be helping random Internet strangers make sense of your posts by typing in a few more words than usual.

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@arcade @powi One of my favorite articles on the subject inspired me to lighten the yellow hues on my website’s dark mode stylesheet. I deal with anxiety+overstim but I didn’t even realize the impact that my color palette could have.

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