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  1. Comment on Let's build a playlist! in ~music

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    I'll add a couple! Thank you for putting this together, I'm looking forward to getting some new (to me) music! Daddy by Devin Townsend, Che Aimee Dorval Eulogy for Nobody by Debbii Dawson Morning...

    I'll add a couple! Thank you for putting this together, I'm looking forward to getting some new (to me) music!

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  2. Comment on Fitness Weekly Discussion in ~health

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    Hello tildes fitness pals! I've been runing really consistently and I feel so, so good about that. I'm vaguely training for a 5k and at this point just trying to get in the time. I do 2-3 times a...

    Hello tildes fitness pals! I've been runing really consistently and I feel so, so good about that. I'm vaguely training for a 5k and at this point just trying to get in the time. I do 2-3 times a week, and I will be starting to lightly reincorpirate strength training.

    Im trying to take a slow approach if tackling my diet. It's so fucking hard lol. But I figure if I am for half a pound a week as a caloric deficit that should be manageable. I always think of calorie counting how I did it in college. I had lost 1lb a week but my daily was like 1360cals and it worked mostly because I had little to no money for food. It was on the miserable end of the spectrum but I'm also short so 😐 anyways I'll see what I can do on my own and if the emotional toll is too big then I'm just going to find a meal plan so I don't have to do the heavy lifting.

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  3. Comment on What creative projects have you been working on? in ~creative

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    Hello my good tildes! It is once more that time of year -- ARTFIGHT! If you don't know what artfight is, it's an annual art game that only lasts the month of July. The idea is to just swap art of...

    Hello my good tildes! It is once more that time of year -- ARTFIGHT! If you don't know what artfight is, it's an annual art game that only lasts the month of July. The idea is to just swap art of characters, but there are two teams and each piece of art done earns points (called attacks). The theme of the teams isn't relevant to what you draw, it's just to have people split out.

    This is my 8th year!! I've done a couple of pieces already and I'm looking forward to messing around with styles and dialing in how I color. I think coloring is one of my weakest points and artfight is always a good opportunity to try out different techniques.

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  4. Comment on Fitness Weekly Discussion in ~health

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    Hello my dear tildes fitness pals! It has been quite a minute since I've posted a fitness update. I've been sticking to running for the past 10 weeks on a Garmin training plan. It's been good! The...

    Hello my dear tildes fitness pals! It has been quite a minute since I've posted a fitness update. I've been sticking to running for the past 10 weeks on a Garmin training plan. It's been good! The start was pretty rough, not gonna lie, but these past several weeks I've felt great. My mile feels really good and it's been a slow work up. I've been able to get low 13min miles which I'm proud about! I've really been working on pushing myself and pacing myself to increase my running speed as I go.

    The running is good, but the weight stuff is meh. I've been just focusing on eating less and curbing some habits and that's been okay. I'm trying for sustainable action, not immediate reward! I also hate counting calories so we'll see how long I can get through this without that. I've also learned I'm iron deficient so taking iron has been helpful with my energy levels, especially around my period.

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  5. Comment on Fitness Weekly Discussion in ~health

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    I'm back at it, my Tildes Fitness Pals. I'm planning to run a 5k with my friend in June! I've been using the garmin coach feature and it's been going good! I do not like the app telling me when...

    I'm back at it, my Tildes Fitness Pals. I'm planning to run a 5k with my friend in June! I've been using the garmin coach feature and it's been going good! I do not like the app telling me when I've overreached or under performed, like dude. shut the fuck up, you're a robot what do you know? But otherwise I'm really just getting out there and focusing on really improving my running. I've been trying to run faster/with more effort and push myself through those physical and psychological low spots.

    I'm focusing just on running right now and doing some weight lifting. I want to be able to maintain better what I'm doing and then build up from there. I got some kinda shit health news so I'm just trying to take steps in the right direction without a.) spiraling and b.) making so many changes they don't stick.

    4 votes
  6. Comment on Megathread: April Fools’ Day 2024 on the internet in ~talk

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    Tumblr has boops! You boop (with cat paws) users and users boop you back and there's a lil counter at the top of your dash to see how many you've given out and how many you get and the global boop...

    Tumblr has boops! You boop (with cat paws) users and users boop you back and there's a lil counter at the top of your dash to see how many you've given out and how many you get and the global boop counter.

    21 votes
  7. Comment on Please, enough with the dead butterflies! in ~enviro

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    I love this article! I think it's so interesting that the imagery of butterflies is the dead, insect collection version. And it's not just in professional illustrations and things, but even in...

    I love this article! I think it's so interesting that the imagery of butterflies is the dead, insect collection version. And it's not just in professional illustrations and things, but even in simpler, icon styles the way we draw butterflies is in the perpendicular way. Even fairy wings, whether they're based on butterfly wings or not, sit at that perpendicular view. It's just such a pervasive design that's everywhere, but once it's pointed out it's like, oh. Oh no. I read this article the first time a few years ago and now it's something I notice. I like the arc of the wings as they sit when butterflies are alive, and would like to see that more incorporated into other designs.

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  8. Comment on Etsy sellers are turning free fanfiction into printed and bound physical books [against the wishes of the authors], and listing them for sale for more than $100 per book in ~books

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    Thank you for the rebuttal. I didn't have it in me to reply to the original comment. I'm personally surprised that it was exemplaried because it leans towards the inflammatory (saying fanfiction...

    Thank you for the rebuttal. I didn't have it in me to reply to the original comment. I'm personally surprised that it was exemplaried because it leans towards the inflammatory (saying fanfiction is theft and therefore its authors thieves) and the source doesn't support the core argument at all.

    Even when I did a cursory Google search of my own, all the sources say generally, it's considered free use. And most of the sources that came up were edu sites. When people make fanfiction, they aren't taking away from anything, they're only adding to the Fandom which in turn can convince others to engage the source material more.

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  9. Comment on Etsy sellers are turning free fanfiction into printed and bound physical books [against the wishes of the authors], and listing them for sale for more than $100 per book in ~books

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    All very good points! Spot on. It's important to remember, like you said, that it's the work as a whole that's assessed and not just the bits and pieces.

    All very good points! Spot on. It's important to remember, like you said, that it's the work as a whole that's assessed and not just the bits and pieces.

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  10. Comment on Etsy sellers are turning free fanfiction into printed and bound physical books [against the wishes of the authors], and listing them for sale for more than $100 per book in ~books

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    But is it transformative when a writer remains true to the character? The character themself aren't being changed (generally speaking), but the scenarios they're being placed in are. That's where...

    But is it transformative when a writer remains true to the character? The character themself aren't being changed (generally speaking), but the scenarios they're being placed in are. That's where some uncertainty comes in. It's really about where is the line drawn since there are people, places, and things that writers explicitly use from a franchise/book/movie. Is the transformation in how accurately they can write the characters or not? Fan fic writers aren't using nebulous ideas, they're using whole elements and casts and parts of things.

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  11. Comment on Etsy sellers are turning free fanfiction into printed and bound physical books [against the wishes of the authors], and listing them for sale for more than $100 per book in ~books

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    I mentioned this in my comment, but the copyright for the fanfiction itself (the written piece) is still with the person who wrote it, it's the characters/world/etc. that belong to the author or...

    I mentioned this in my comment, but the copyright for the fanfiction itself (the written piece) is still with the person who wrote it, it's the characters/world/etc. that belong to the author or whomever the fanfic is about. Least ways that's what I've read and seen as the interpretation of copyright.

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  12. Comment on Etsy sellers are turning free fanfiction into printed and bound physical books [against the wishes of the authors], and listing them for sale for more than $100 per book in ~books

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    That's not how fan fiction works. Fan fic is in a legally gray area already (some people encourage it and people like Anne Rice sue if they find it regardless of profit status). But the person who...

    That's not how fan fiction works. Fan fic is in a legally gray area already (some people encourage it and people like Anne Rice sue if they find it regardless of profit status). But the person who wrote that piece of fan fic still owns the right to the work they made, but not necessarily the right to profit because of the legality involving characters they don't own the copyright to. That's just the facts, and not me arguing one way or another.

    If the author wanted to bind and give out their work for free, that'd likely be fine. But I don't think it's immature to pull your writing off the internet because someone is exploiting it. Alot of people who are creating fanfic do so because they like it, and it's a hobby. They are already giving their hard work out for free for people to read and interact with. The additional work of binding and shipping can be costly, especially just to undurcut an etsy seller. The fanfic writer can report the etsy listing as breaking copyright.

    And @Interesting has brought up very valid point about the culture surrounding fanfic as a whole. Many authors see their work as their baby, their bugaboo. You can look but you cannot touch. And that's fine, it's easy to follow a writers wishes, as there are also plenty of writers who are out there and love to see their fanfic inspiring others and the like. There's nuances there that influence authors responses so to me it seems pretty in line that someone would remove their work.

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  13. Comment on What is the "bible" of your hobby or activity? in ~hobbies

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    Yes! I just got a little pocket book esqu guide for minerals and rocks of Colorado and I'm so stoked to take it with me on my hikes this upcoming season. Very good to have on hand.

    Yes! I just got a little pocket book esqu guide for minerals and rocks of Colorado and I'm so stoked to take it with me on my hikes this upcoming season. Very good to have on hand.

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  14. Comment on Tumblr to begin selling user content to AI generative service companies, opt-out will be per blog in ~tech

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    Mostly the people and the ridiculous sense of humor. I've been on and off tumblr since 2011 give or take so I've seen a lot of changes. But the absolutely weird brand of humor has been there the...

    Mostly the people and the ridiculous sense of humor. I've been on and off tumblr since 2011 give or take so I've seen a lot of changes. But the absolutely weird brand of humor has been there the whole time and that with some of the niche community aspects and breadth of things you can find, I really enjoy it. For me, it's less about it being a blogging service and more the userbase it has accumulated.

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  15. Comment on Tumblr to begin selling user content to AI generative service companies, opt-out will be per blog in ~tech

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    This right here. I am just... so, so tired of the internet right now. Tumblr was a last bastion of sorts for me. I dropped it when they banned porn, and came back because everywhere else was shit....

    For the first time in a very long time, I will start reconsidering my usage of [tumblr] and may migrate elsewhere (or nowhere).

    This right here. I am just... so, so tired of the internet right now. Tumblr was a last bastion of sorts for me. I dropped it when they banned porn, and came back because everywhere else was shit. I've found myself using social media platforms less and less over the years. There's so many accounts to keep track of, so many fucking emails, and now, with this bullshit, I may just pull the plug on posting things. It makes me sad for a lot of reasons that tumblr is doing this. It just hurts.

    24 votes
  16. Comment on What creative projects have you been working on? in ~creative

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    I had a Galentines party Saturday with a couple of friends and I made so many little paper crafts! I used a heart shaped cookie cutter to make a bunch of hearts for a banner (bunting?) and for a...

    I had a Galentines party Saturday with a couple of friends and I made so many little paper crafts! I used a heart shaped cookie cutter to make a bunch of hearts for a banner (bunting?) and for a hanging piece. I got a couple of patterns for my silhouette cutter and made a heart tea light holder (for fake tea lights not a real flame), and some little heart doilies to put on the table. I went bananas and decorated so much for it and it felt awesome to have my friends there and see the fruits of my labor lol! Overall I just really, really love making decorations.

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  17. Comment on What creative projects have you been working on? in ~creative

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    That's so pretty!! They're coming along nicely, can't wait to see more.

    That's so pretty!! They're coming along nicely, can't wait to see more.

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  18. Comment on Fitness Weekly Discussion in ~health

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    My tildes fitness pals!! I went on a run last Sunday and am aiming to get back to a run a week. It was a little awful, but mostly because my lungs weren't completely recovered from whatever...

    My tildes fitness pals!! I went on a run last Sunday and am aiming to get back to a run a week. It was a little awful, but mostly because my lungs weren't completely recovered from whatever sickness I had lol. But I still did it! Barely over a mile but it felt great to do. I've been letting my business get ahead of my fitness this week so I need to make sure I'm a little more active the next few days.

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  19. Comment on Fitness Weekly Discussion in ~health

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    Hi my tildes fitness pals! Been a very hot minute, but I'm easing back into my workout routine. I'm aiming to do weightlifting 1-2x a week and walks throughout the week with a swim or a run to...

    Hi my tildes fitness pals! Been a very hot minute, but I'm easing back into my workout routine. I'm aiming to do weightlifting 1-2x a week and walks throughout the week with a swim or a run to help get more cardio in. I need a new swimsuit though and they are obnoxious to shop for lol. But I've been making sure to walk at least once a week so I'm doing something even if I really, really don't feel like it. So, baby steps.

    3 votes
  20. Comment on Tildes Minecraft Survival Bi-Weekly Thread in ~games

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    EVIE!!!! I've checked out your museum!! I was so friggin impressed. It's soooo beautiful and eerie and the music/sound design you did is WILD. I was so hesitant to step into the dark because it...

    EVIE!!!! I've checked out your museum!! I was so friggin impressed. It's soooo beautiful and eerie and the music/sound design you did is WILD. I was so hesitant to step into the dark because it was SO dark lol. But my god, I am just so utterly flabbergasted and impressed by the work you did into it. I loved all the story telling elements and what was in the pit literally made me gasp when I saw it. I took the souvenirs and I was gobsmacked after. I immediately jabbered about it to my S/O. It was wonderful, thank you for making such a cool experience!

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