i need to write an artist statement so i asked the neural net at talktotransformer.com to write one for me.

Prompt: My artistic statement:

Answer: "I want to go on a quest with my boyfriend to discover my identity, create, and then, after many years of exploring, discover who really and truly is me. And then, if I do, I can really believe in myself. No judgement, no guilt, no fear of rejection... all just a beautiful story told to someone who thinks she's not real."

(it even put in the ")

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Are there any restrictions preventing the CW section of the post from being nearly the entire post? I mean, will the UI prevent me from typing more than, say, 240 characters into this slot? Or maybe the UI accepts it but when I try to post it by hitting the POST button, it'll be rejected with one of those little errors that pops up from the lower left corner of the screen. So what's it gonna be? Is the system gonna prevent me from posting this absurdly lopsided post exactly as it is right now? Show more

trying to remember that clever line from Dickens' A Christmas Carol that goes "There's more of gravy than of grave about you" Show more

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Joy Feasley, last picnic 2007, US artist whose work is inspired by folk and craft traditions #womensart https://t.co/TR3xv0SzJw

only you can help prevent ferret fires

sounds coming in the window Show more

My Mom and Dad
Traveled to an
Ancient Land and
All They Got Me
Was This Stupid

Peter’s butt never failed him yet
Never failed him yet
Never failed him yet

Did you know that August Strindberg wrote an essay about chance in artistic creation? It's called "On Chance in Artistic Creation" and I just found it by chance.

I like this version which pairs the essay with various paintings by Strindberg: preparedguitar.blogspot.com/20

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Irish artist, based in New York, Katie Holten created a New York City Tree Alphabet, each letter of the alphabet is assigned a drawing of a tree from the NYC Parks #womensart https://t.co/7vtNEZxBaw

ranjit's dogs since 1995: a review Show more

hmm is peanut butter more like goober hummus or groundnut tahini

peanut butter & jelly sandwich = peanut hummus with grape baba ganoush on a square pita

What would old time diner jargon for baba ganoush be?

Purple egg on a bonfire, scramble it!

"VITAL UPDATE: my road runner porch-buddy used to run away if I wanted a pic but now when he catches a lizard he KNOCKS ON MY DOOR and then parades his catch around and poses, it’s amazing. Who’s a good boy! Mr Meepmeep! 😍"

a good story from over on the twitters

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Friend Camp

The decentralized web is about trust. You should only join Friend Camp if you personally trust Darius Kazemi with your social media data. You probably only have that level of trust if we are IRL friends or have been internet friends for a long time. Generally speaking this is a small, closed community. In the end, Darius is the arbiter of what is allowed here. If you don't have a good idea of the kind of behavior that flies with Darius, again, you probably shouldn't join this instance. In the interest of specificity, we do have a code of conduct and privacy policy which you should read.

Friend Camp features several modifications that were requested by our users.

  • you can log in via any subdomain, which means you can log in to multiple accounts in the same browser session (for example, log in once on friend.camp and then as another user on alt.friend.camp)
  • they are no longer called "toots", they are now "posts"
  • if you have a locked account and you get a follow request, a reminder appears under your "post" button (on normal Mastodon mobile it is otherwise buried in a sub-menu and you might not see it for a long time)
  • the emoji dropdown is a neutral smiley face instead of the cry-laughing smiley
  • @mentions are rendered as "@user" for a Friend Camp user and "@user@domain" for remote users. This helps clear up when you follow two people who have the same username on different servers.
  • there is a "never ask me again" checkbox on the confirmation for clearing your notifications -- more info here
  • images in a CW'ed post are collapsed behind the CW. When you expand the CW, you can see the whole image immediately. more info here
  • When an mp3 link is in a post, we also embed an inline mp3 player. git commit here
  • 500 characters of profile text git commit here, requested by @deerful

Important Bit from the Privacy Docs

If you want decent privacy (the info doesn't leave this server), the only way to do that is to set your account to private, only accept friend requests from other friend.camp users, and only ever @ mention other friend.camp users. Once you start talking to people on other servers, all bets are off. Any private message you send to someone on another server could be looked at by the admin of a different server. This is kind of like email: if you are on a private email server, and you send an unencrypted email to a gmail account, congrats, Google now has the content of that email. But also, you do this every day, so, hey. The internet!

Our beautiful icon is based on photo3idea_studio from www.flaticon.com, licensed CC 3.0 BY. It has been modified by @casey@friend.camp!