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Come to The Socéverse! It's a verse of my own interpretation.

We have:

* Birbs ("Simpler than Magic", "Asking for Roc")
* Cats ("Overlord")
* Dogs ("Playfield")
* Romance ("Silly human[...]~")
* Quests ("Cuasi Legendario")
* Postgame ("Beyond Today")
* Misunderstandings ("Forever Catch)
* Worldbuilding ("Built for Risk")
* ...even DLC! ("Making the World Go 'Round")

> Stories veniasilente.user.tropi.us/dok and AO3 archiveofourown.org/users/Veni

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Introduction I guess?

I'm Venia Silente, a writer but also more of a person with a taste for adapting concepts across franchises. My main body of work is for the fandom where I have been participating in one-shot contests since 2009 and also am a worldbuilding consultant.

Can be found on and majorly, sometimes elsewhere. Can be talked to over XMPP/Jabber. Can also play Nintendo .

You know what would be a good name for an in-universe cartoon about Orre?

"It's an Orreble Life"

Cuando de la nada recuerdas escenas de tus fics viejos. Así me pasa, ¿nostalgia? Debería leerlo de nuevo... Pero a la vez no quiero porque se que encontraré un millón y medio de errores 🙈 cringe seguro.
por otro lado, ¿para quien escribe ese fic? Ps para mí.

"People might not like what Gitee is doing, but Gitee will still be required to get their daily job done".

That's a dumb argument.

When it comes to building software (especially #FOSS), you are NEVER required to use somebody else's platform.

The Chinese-based #Gitee is obviously an extreme example of how things can go bad, and how a dumb filter for words censored by the party may result in your work of years gone up in smoke.

But the same principles also apply to #Github. DMCA complaints result in hundreds of projects a month taken down, mostly with no chance of appeal (pay attention here: a DMCA takedown request is sufficient for a repository to be removed, no need for any actual courtroom to come up with a verdict).

After youtube-dl was taken down, and I started sensing danger around my projects as well (since many of them use youtube-dl or Torrent search engines), I took things in my hands, got my VPS, installed Gitlab, and became the real boss of my own projects.

And if hosting Gitlab is too heavy for you, there's plenty of lighter alternatives. If they're heavy for you too, just go the old way. Remember that git is just ssh on steroids, so all you need to host a repo is a machine with ssh access and the git executable. No private company can EVER own that.

As open-source developers, we should avoid at all costs hosting our code on any platform that:

- Isn't open-source itself. It's easy for Github to say that they ♥ open-source. They can basically access and endless database of source code without having to provide their own that people can run locally, therefore having a HUGE edge of advantage over ANY competitor who could ever come: who wouldn't love that? Same goes for Gitee: if you love open-source, then show me your code.

- Has opaque rules around takedowns, and it allows an unelected third party to arbitrarily remove content with no possibility of appeal, any legal process, and often not even explanations of the reasoning behind the decision.

If you care about open-source code, then stay clear of Github, Gitee and all of their shitty clones.

technologyreview.com/2022/05/3

Arel and Cecil - Nico's cats - and Olivia - Nico's older sis - as fakemon✨

Trying to replicate the authentic Sugimori style of coloring (and also inking) is an interesting experience :D

#ocs #pokemon #fakemon

Alfpixel from that other site has created this marvel:

nitter.net/alfpixel/status/153

One of the first comments names it "Miraicicleta".

_Miraicicleta_

That's it. I'm done. I can't ever find a better pun name than this. I'm adopting that as the canon name for the Legendary's moto mode now.

(thanks to @Umbramatic for linking me this)

I haven't used my ko-fi in literally forever (two years). I'm wondering if and how would I change that.

Then again the same goes for my Steam account and I'm rather meh about it.

I just updated my avvie across most of my (few) social profiles.

Nidojaggi (Nidoran from Pokémon + Jaggi from Monster Hunter) is a gift by Umbramatic (pillowfort.social/Umbramatic).

Hey, it managed to dethrone my previous Barioth (MH) and Spirigatito (Pokémon) avvies. This is big!

Gotta say I'm liking the veekun [1] database by Eevee [2]. Simple to load, simple to work with, and simple to derive from to build my own database infra.

I thought it was about time I give a nod+shout of recognition since I usually do give those to the software project I use [3]. And perhaps if I can relift that idea I had to contribute data...

[1] veekun.com/
[2] eev.ee/
[3] veniasilente.user.tropi.us/dw/

Not sure folk are aware that using Google fonts by URL in their CSS undermines the privacy of each and every site visitor, sending their IP to GG with every visit. How? Because with each visit they download the font from GG, not your server.

If you will use GG fonts, don't do this

@import url('fonts.googleapis.com/css?famil[...]

Download that font, and resource it locally instead

@font-face {
font-family: FontName';
font-style: normal;
src: url('../fonts/FontName.woff2');
[...]
}

*brings you a software bug* here, i caught this for you :3

Crossposting can be useful sometimes!

“Beyond Today”, my award-winning 2018 PMD oneshot, is now available on WAAPT and Thousand Roads.

[WAAPT] forum.waapt.tropi.us/viewtopic
[TR] forums.thousandroads.net/index

The cat has decided, in his infinite wisdom, that sleeping *besides* the sunbeam is better than sleeping *within* the sunbeam.

Oh well.

Daily Sketch 02-27-2022

SPRIGATITO IS BEST GATITO. I will fight anyone who says otherwise.

Estoy pensando que, como planeo reescribit «Built for Risk», una historia que escribí hace tiempo que introducía al no-descrito al Presidente de Suocé, para el remaster lo moldearé inspirado en nuestro nuevo Presidente.

Varón joven, recién tomando el mando. De las tierras del sur de Caledoria (mi stand-in de Poké!Argentina / Poké!Patagonia). De nombre, Boris Fuentealba o algo parecido. Y obviamente su inicial será Squirtle.

I've decided that for when I rewrite *Built for Risk*, which featured the nondescript President of Suocé, I'm almost definitively going to make him a young inaugurated with a name like... dunno, Boris Fuentealba or something like that. From the far south of Caledoria (my Argentina/Patagonia stand-in). And of course, his starter will be Squirtle.

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