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Andrew Roach @ajroach42@retro.social

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In light of Patreon's new fee structure, I've set up a Ko-Fi and Librapay account for folks that would rather support through those platforms.

Read more about this: patreon.com/posts/15759105

I'm also still on patreon, because I like being able to send out rewards and backer only updates. I think the platform is valuable, even though I dislike this change.

You can find me here:
- ko-fi.com/ajroach
- liberapay.com/ajroach42/
- patreon.com/ajroach42

Do you ever read biographies? I've read four (but three of them were about the same dude, so I'm not sure if that counts.)

What biographies did you love? What people are worth learning about?

Is it worth learning about your heroes failures? Humanizing them, and demonstrating their flaws?

I've noticed that I com to Mastodon for Advice a lot.

I have another thing I'd like advice about.

What are some good internet timewasters I can mix in to my life to replace the time I was spending on facebook?

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An idea that I've toyed with and thrown away a dozen times is a scooby-doo adjacent series of short stories.

It's always felt like there was a deep, vaguely distressing backstory.

My personal head-cannon is a few shades removed from the cracked article (cracked.com/article_19496_6-cl) or the comic book reboot, but it's not too far off.

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Download 67,000 Historic Maps (in High Resolution) from the Wonderful David Rumsey Map Collection bit.ly/2aoxma8 t.co/jkqF7L1aYh

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"The easiest way to install $CSS_FRAMEWORK is to use NPM."

False. It is by copying and pasting CSS. You added NPM because your friends read about it on HackerNews and your Klout score plummets unless your GitHub landing page for your stupid app doesn't require at least 50 dependencies to get that one "btn-large-red" just right.

But yeah, NPM, sounds awesome, let me get on that...

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a 'verse where sisko, sisqo, cisco, and cs:go are all the same entity

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It's time for art! Another one dredged from my .social.

Three different takes on the same picture. This one was originally in a really REALLY pink ink. One my scanner doesn't agree with. I played with the levels. I like the deep fried looking on the most.

The light pink is what it scans as, the saturated one is closest I could get to correct.

#art #illustration #glitch #mastoart

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Turns out that joint was laced with chewing tobacco and habanero peppers. Street name is Zamboni Ticklers.

It would be less "mystery of the week" and more vignettes, sketches of a world that stopped working, and the misfits trying to put it back together in their own way.

I'm not interested in unmasking the villains, because the villains are largely just people pushed past their breaking point.

Basically, a world where something clearly horrific happened, with allegedly supernatural elements. In the aftermath, the world has fallen apart. The economy fractured. Lots of people turn to what amounts to a nomadic lifestyle.

Against that backdrop, you've got kids who were raised in this lifestyle, drifting from town to town is all they've ever known. They're striking out on their own, trying to find their place in a world that fell apart around them.

An idea that I've toyed with and thrown away a dozen times is a scooby-doo adjacent series of short stories.

It's always felt like there was a deep, vaguely distressing backstory.

My personal head-cannon is a few shades removed from the cracked article (cracked.com/article_19496_6-cl) or the comic book reboot, but it's not too far off.

Archie is a really shitty protagonist.

The lady and I have started watching Riverdale.

And, it's weirdly good so far?

Or at least, the ways that it has been bad are tolerable to me, or at least fairly well lampshaded.

It's a soap opera. It's Twin Peaks without the supernatural. It's a shade away from the comics, but filtered through every CW teen drama of the last 15 years.

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