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Hello world!
My name is Maxwell. I'm an artist, writer, and aspiring webcomic creator. I'll mostly be sharing pieces of stories I'm working on (like random plot concepts, worldbuilding, concept art, etc.), as well as talking about animation, games, TTRPGs, and stuff like that.

One of these days I'm gonna know enough about code to contribute to open source stuff.

it might take a while though, it still just seems like witchcraft to me despite my best efforts

"[Lowering the cost of ML] is thus very desirable, even if the cost is making ethical compromises. ...
With GitHub, it takes the form of disregarding the terms of Free Software licenses.
In the process, they built a tool which facilitates the large-scale laundering of Free Software into non-free software by their customers, who GitHub offers plausible deniability through an inscrutable algorithm."

drewdevault.com/2022/06/23/Cop

#FLOSS #AbandonGithub
#Microsoft #Github #CoPilot #GPLWashing #ML

Okay, I got myself more organized. I'll be more active on this account, although I have a separate one now dedicated to the comic and other projects specifically.
I do really like this community, even if sometimes I don't really know how to interact or anything...
Social media's difficult :/

It's been on my mind for a while, though.
I guess I'll look at my options before making any final decisions.

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I definitely want to dedicate an alt account to Northbound (the comic) once I have that going.
I think I might start from the ground up in terms of a more "personal" profile? I don't fully know what that means yet, though.
And don't get me wrong: I really, really like toot.party; I just don't know that it's quite what I needed. And I'm still not even sure that I'm really leaving yet.
2/

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It has been a while since I've said anything here...
I guess ultimately, I don't do too well with social media? I like this instance, and I don't mind most of the federated stuff either, but enough of it is stressful to the point that I never really want to log on.
I might try another instance or something, or I might just delete this account altogether.
I still plan on sticking with Mastodon in some form, though. 1/

My favorite thing about Blender is that there will always be someone more mystified than I am
I feel like a wizard even though I have absolutely no clue what I'm actually doing

Although, come to think of it, I don't think I'll be buying it either way.
The Pokémon company went and worked with Tencent for that stupid Unite thing or whatever and that's a bit of a problem. I don't even care whether or not they're involved with this game specifically; I don't want to risk supporting them at all.

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I hate that I'm as excited as I am about that Pokémon legends thing. After Sword and Shield, I don't have any faith that this won't be an absolute disaster, but an open world Pokémon game? That's an absolutely flawless idea and I really, REALLY want to see it work out.

Racoons are among the most perfect creatures on the planet

There's a lot I miss about my old home, but at least there's an actual variety of moths here.
I always thought they were ALL tiny, frail, and the color of dust, but over here I've seen some that are pink and green and even some black-and-white marbled ones.
I love moths so much :ablobcatheartsqueeze:

Pluto is a planet and anyone who says otherwise can fight me

Okay, so it looks like Finnish doesn't have articles (I think that's what they're called? Like "a" and whatever), and "is" always comes after whatever word you would put next in English (for instance, "Hän hauska on" rather than "Hä on hauska"
Or that's what I'm gathering from the handful of Duolingo lessons I did today...
I wish it was more direct about the actual grammar and alphabet, but I guess I'll have to learn those independently.

Bohemian Typewriter is my favorite, but GNUtypewriter is pretty good, too!

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Typewriter fonts are, objectively, the best for personal projects and stuff. I probably wouldn't use any for websites or anything, but for planning projects and drafts and things... It's the perfect balance of a bit messy but still clean and readable.

Or maybe I'm overthinking things a lot
I had a whole bunch of caffeine and everything seems like a good idea right now

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The fact that replicating little chunks of Earth is an entire artform is really beautiful, I think. It's very human, if that makes sense.
We fell in love with the world around us, and we really try to capture all those little things that make it so pretty.
And we do this in everything. Illustration, animation, music, game development, writing, film, even cooking and interior design.
I want enough of it to survive that future generations fall in love with it, too.

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I want to start making those little terrariums and stuff. It never occured to me that you could just make a small one and not put fish or whatever in there. Just some little plants and rocks and you can make whatever you want.
Glass seems to be a lot easier to work with than I initially thought, and it's not difficult to get the tools you need (if a bit pricy...)

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toot.party

toot.party is a generic Mastodon instance open to queer people and allies. I try to make it as much a safe-space as I can, but then it's a collective effort.