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"Must I return to my own world?"
"You helped save our world," the wizard said, "but you are not of it."
"I've learned your world! I fought, suffered, and triumphed!"
"We are grateful. But your greatest adventure awaits."
"What adventure?"
"Learn your own world, and help save it."
#MicroFiction #TootFic #SmallStories

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Thanks to @Mayana for introducing me to this poem (and highlighting the accessibility issues with poem formatting!)

I love the poem but I feel like it takes such a turn I can't even quote a bit without giving you the wrong idea about it.

The poet seems to use they/them pronouns too, which is cool!


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No Video Jam 2 gave me an opportunity to get back into making games. Here's my entry, an audio-only take on a collection of sports minigames with PS1 inspired audio. Available on Windows and Mac with full controller support. pitermach.itch.io/retrolympics

people who don't brush their teeth make me gag. Can we all be required to wear masks that block all outgoing air, and circulate it up to the person's nose thanks.

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early Internet 

I was reminded by a Youtube video that guestbooks on webpages used to be a thing.

Say what you will about the early Internet - which could be shitty in many, many ways - but there's something charmingly innocent about "random people will leave comments in your online spaces, and that will be a good thing, actually".

Not to mention that someone leaving a comment was noteworthy and meaningful.

I think we've collectively become so jaded in the age of, say, Youtube comments.

After much time, i'm back. Sorry to everyone who I vanished on without a word.

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#Debian has a new homepage - and I love the leading headline: "Debian is a #Community of People." Yes, it is also a Free operating system, but at a deeper level, the social contract reveals what it's really about: making the world a better place through software.

I have been a #Debian developer almost a quarter of a century now and I am glad to see these ideals continue to thrive.

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Hey, could I ask you for a favour?
I used to write flash fiction regularly, once upon a time, and I'd like to get back into it.
It might be a great help with motivation if some people went and read stuff on my website and left a comment? pls?

Ug, this morning sucks. I should not have allowed myself to drink more than my usual amount last night, I feel like shit.

Will probably offend someone somewhere 

Surely I'm not the only one that looks at some stuff that people are offended by and just thinks wow, grow the fuck up."

It's random question time. This is something i've done a few times, but always just with people in the same room. Now i'm opening it up to everyone. Ask the first 3 questions you can come up with, and i'll try to answer them with an answer that could somehow be linked to all 3. I can't promise i'll be able to do it, and if i can't i'll just answer the questions.


£132 on pizza. Oh my god.

good moring/afternoon. it's rather cold today, but no rain. Getting up rather late but there we go.

wow, I think i've pulled a mussel from being sick. Ouch

medical, pain 

holy fuck this stomach pain is so bad it's making me swet.

When you're cooking something the time it takes to cook is the longest time of your life.

These poems for covid need to stop. Come on, we're all adults. Quit with the acramins already.

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