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๐Ÿ‘‹ Doc; early 30's; queer; they/them.
๐Ÿ“š Children's & p/t eBay seller.
๐Ÿ’ป Fandom old; currently into The Hobbit, Good Omens (again), Harry Potter (again). editor.
๐Ÿคฉ Very into internet history, history, software, , internet privacy.
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I'm just gonna forward the name, if I somehow become a Who super fan again in a decade I'll just deal with it then

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I mean I'd like people to be able to find me but not being able to switch back to the old name 10 years from now when I change my mind again is worrying

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Okay so I bought a rename token on

Options for old username are: forward old name to new name, thus never be able to use doctorsidrat ever again


don't forward name, all posts and comments will have new username and I can reuse doctorsidrat later if I want, but URLs with old name will be broken

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I'm not sure how I got onto Let's Play videos for Cities: Skylines but they're weirdly soothing so I'm just gonna go with it

On the other hand I can't figure out how to change my username here on Masto. I think I have to create a new account and then forward this account to that one?

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Also I haven't watched any new Doctor Who episodes since 2013 (or read any fanfic) so, like...I don't feel very Who-fandom-y as much as I did back in 2008 when I picked this current username ๐Ÿ’€

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So I have this short little "cultural guide for Fediverse newcomers"

A big point it makes is that, largely, behavior within a social network is determined by the behavior people bring with them from their other networks.

A lot of folk on the Fediverse come here from Twitter, and import their behavior from Twitter, and then wonder why the Fediverse doesn't work any different than Twitter.

Cause y'all act like it's Twitter. That simple. Act different. You can.

on the other hand "tozka" is the Russian word for like deep existential sadness which I don't necessarily want to have hanging over my head...

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Arguments for changing username to:

sidrat - similar enough to not freak people out, shorter and snappier, Dr Who reference

tozka - old username, still short and snappy, available on DW, it ends in a vowel which I like a lot, Ex-Girl reference

Anyway, I'd like to share the list with people (and see if anyone has copies of some dead podcasts) but what's the best way to do that? I have it formatted as a spreadsheet but I'd rather not use Google Drive if I don't have to...

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Podcasts can be so ephemeral. Once the creators stop paying for hosting, episodes can disappear completely. And hardly anyone downloads backups-- so a lot of pagan podcasts from like 2005-2015 are totally gone.

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I've been working on creating a bibliography and offline archive thing as a hobby side project for like over a year now

I have 382 podcasts in the bib so far!

Been battling a tension headache all day ๐Ÿ˜ž all I wanna do is eat ice cream and read fanfic is that too much to ask

โ€œThe rise of "fast fashion" is thus creating a bleak scenario: The tide of secondhand clothes keeps growing even as the markets to reuse them are disappearing. From an environmental standpoint, that's a big problem. Already, the textile industry accounts for more greenhouse-gas emissions than all international flights and maritime shipping combined; as recycling markets break down, its contribution could soar.โ€

Transcription: โ€œPoems are taught as though the poet has put a secret key in his words and it is the readerโ€™s job to find it. Poems are not mystery novels. Instead we should go closer and closer to the work. Learn to recall images and lines precisely as the writer said them. Donโ€™t step away from their warmth and fire to talk โ€œaboutโ€ them. Stay close to them. Thatโ€™s how youโ€™ll learn to write.โ€

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Currently reading Writing Down the Bones by Natalie Goldberg. I never took a writing class in college, so I missed this one tho apparently itโ€™s a popular pick.

But at least three of them still ARE making zines, & I bought some of them yesterday! Yay, new zines!

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Still reading old ! Iโ€™ve also been searching for the authors to see if theyโ€™re still making zinesโ€” mostly they arenโ€™t, because itโ€™s been like 15 yearsโ€” but the weirdest part is so many of them are now in zine libraries and archives and THATโ€™s what shows up in the search results

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