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pancaitiff

@pancaitiff@dice.camp

They/them, tabletop gamer, gunpla fan, goth-adjacent, monster -appreciator, owns too much leopard-print, European geographically if not legally.

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Sometimes I'll say something online and a Man - it is always a man - will "Well actually .." me, and I can just brush it off because obviously the Man is an asshole, but other times it needles into my brain and I've discovered today that when discussing The Handmaid's Tale anywhere online, Men assume I didn't read the book, this INFURIATES me.

::seeth::

Man - Did YOU actually read the book?

[If you are a Man please don't reply to tell me you read the book. I know you have. Yup]

::sigh::

pancaitiff,
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@Faintdreams I've not read it. It's on my "This is a really important book, but reading it would make me unreasonably angry and/or upset" list.

Faintdreams, to random
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Have tackled the thing in our garden which I knew would wreck me - and so now am going to reward myself with the new Contra themed Vampire Survivors DLC ..

After I have had a nap.

:: zonks out ::

pancaitiff,
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@Faintdreams I haven't finished the last update yet!

Yeah, obviously I'm buying this one too. I suppose I'd better grab Tides of Foscari too in case I forget later :D

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THIS IS ABSOLUTE BULLSHIT.

"Single-sex toilet law proposed for new buildings.

New restaurants, public toilets, shopping centres and offices in England will be required to have separate male and female toilets under proposed legislation, the government has said." - BBC News

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/articles/cv2xly8vxreo

pancaitiff,
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@Faintdreams There's provision for unisex self-contained toilets, but apart from that this is utter bigotry from the govt.

17,000 respondents? I wonder how many of those came from that address in London where all the right wing lobby groups are registered?

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Vampire Survivors has consumed my brain.

New Free DLC [Laborratory] came out 2 and a half days ago and I was getting sooooo frustrated at not being able to clear the level.

I just did it.

SO SATISFYING*

[*Yes I am generally easily pleased with such small accomplishments ๐Ÿ˜†]

Look at my character build. Isn't it SHINY !

pancaitiff,
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@Faintdreams Oooh! I've not played since the new update. Cool!

Faintdreams, to random
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I know several people who get automated App reminders and Memories regarding Dead Friends/Relatives/Partners and/or Ex's and if you also fall into this category, this might help:

"How to stop being reminded of memories you donโ€™t want to be reminded of" - The Verge

https://www.theverge.com/24140444/memories-photos-facebook-onenote-how-to

pancaitiff,
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@Faintdreams I've started to get emails from Etsy a week before things like Father's Day making me aware they'll be sending out marketing blitzes, and asking if I want to opt of notifications on that subject. It caught me by surprise to be honest

Faintdreams, to random
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Wow what a Bold Move.

Stupid, but Bold.

"Samsung shifts executives to six-day workweeks to โ€˜inject a sense of crisisโ€™. The company is entering crisis management mode to tackle increased competition and global economic uncertainty" - The Verge

https://www.theverge.com/2024/4/18/24133854/samsung-six-day-executive-workweeks-crisis-management

pancaitiff,
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@Faintdreams Faced with everything stretched to breaking point, executives cant seem to stop making things even worse :(

Faintdreams, to random
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Tempted to use this color palette for my desktop Terminal but deep Red on Black would probably convince me that my desktop is Angry at me...

Which would definitely inhibit achieving any kind of flow state...

๐Ÿคจ๐Ÿ˜‘

https://botsin.space/@randomColorContrasts/112274944907326237

pancaitiff,
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@Faintdreams also the colours are vaguely fashy, despite the obvious Star Fleet command connection ๐Ÿ˜ž

Faintdreams, to random
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Animation Reccs please!
I like:

  • Owlhouse
  • She Rah & the Princesses of Power (netflix)
  • Adventure Time: Fionna & Cake
  • Bee & Puppycat
  • Steven Universe
  • Kiki's Delivery Service
  • Hilda
  • Avatar

So I guess the niche I'm aiming for is "Magical Girl (or at least Exceptional Girl) with Talking Animal Companion and it would be nice if it were Super Gay, also not too gory."

Already aware of

  • Ghibli
  • Sailor Moon - haven't seen any, I only speak/read English and don't know where to even start
pancaitiff,
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@Faintdreams In anime there's the recent Soaring Sky PreCure. It's magical girls and pretty gay, And it's positive and uplifitng.

I think you've seen all the western shows I'd recommend.

I've had Amphibia recommended to me, but not seen it yet. And I enjoyed Centaurworld (season 1 anyway), but the exceptional girl is a horse, and it does wierd and unsettling fairly regularly.

Faintdreams, to random
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Oh my

Vampire Survivors.

Am around 30 hours in and it's the gift that keeps on giving. ๐Ÿคฃ

The cart weapon had me laughing for a full ten minutes.

๐Ÿ›ž

https://vampire-survivors.fandom.com/wiki/Carr%C3%A9llo

pancaitiff,
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@Faintdreams Have you unlocked the weapon La Robba whose icon looks like a Kinder Egg? That's the one that made me laugh really hard.

LeviKornelsen, to random
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An actually smart appliance would be a dishwasher that had exactly one button marked "start", and could figure out the minimum time, water and soap to do the job, and do it.

This is exactly the opposite of the "smart" we're seemingly getting.

pancaitiff,
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@LeviKornelsen For me a smart appliance would be one that stops the incessant "I'm finished" beeping when I yell from another room, "I know you're done. Shut up I can't get there yet!"

Faintdreams, to random
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๐Ÿคฆ๐Ÿพโ€โ™€๏ธ

"Even LinkedIn is trying TikTok-like videos now.

LinkedIn confirmed to TechCrunch that itโ€™s testing a short-form video feed housed within a new โ€œvideoโ€ tab on the app" - The Verge

https://www.theverge.com/2024/3/27/24113977/even-linkedin-is-trying-tiktok-like-videos-now

pancaitiff,
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@Faintdreams Eww. Video is my least favourite communication tool ๐Ÿ˜”

pancaitiff, to random
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I made a game!

It's a ultralight game loosely based on a certain popular vampire ttrpg, and parodying that games prediliction for archaic and annoying vocabulary.

I call it Vernacula, and it's PWYW on Itch.io.

https://pan-caitiff.itch.io/vernacula

Faintdreams, (edited ) to random
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Do you have Netflix and also enjoy Animation? Because Delicious in Dungeon is SOOOO GOOD OMG.

I hear the opening and closing theme and I just start smiling!
(and bopping but that might be just me)

(Alt text provided by the brilliant @pteryx . Thank You!)

pancaitiff,
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@Faintdreams I love the intro theme so much. And Marcille is a joy <3

If I had a grumble, it's the stylistic choice to not pause things during internal monologues. It makes it look like everyone is so self absorbed they ignore danger, rather than are thoughtful and clever

Faintdreams, to random
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This ten question book quiz might help you find you're next book to read.

Full of modern titles and created in conjunction with the British Library 'Realms of Imagination' Exhibit. Enjoy

https://hampshire-county-council.involve.me/fantasy-quiz

pancaitiff,
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@Faintdreams Ha. I got Howl's Moving Castle. Which is on my "I really should read this" list :)

Faintdreams, to random
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Uh. Oh.

Rip Tumblr I guess. ๐Ÿ˜–

"Tumblrโ€™s owner is striking deals with OpenAI and Midjourney for training data, says report.
The deal has been rumored on the site for days, but thereโ€™s still little concrete detail." - TheVerge.com

https://www.theverge.com/2024/2/27/24084884/tumblr-midjourney-openai-training-data-deal-report

pancaitiff,
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@Faintdreams Last night people I follow on Tumblr were sharing how to find the opt-out button.

But it's hidden away, has to be done for each blog you run, and nobody is pleased that you're automatically signed up, and have to opt out

Faintdreams, to random
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1984 - Beverly Hills Cop
1987 - Beverly Hills Cop II
1994 - Beverly Hills Cop III

....

30 year gap

....

2024 - Beverly Hills Cop : Axel F (aka Beverly Hills Cop IV/4) Exclusive to Netflix

Who.. who is this for?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qBG3iyr5N70

pancaitiff,
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@Faintdreams Eddie Murphie's creditors?

Faintdreams, to random
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Living in the Age of Stupid.

"A school district in Florida has pulled 1,600 books including dictionaries and encyclopedias from their shelves after school board members said the books violated a law signed by Gov. Ron DeSantis in the GOPโ€™s ongoing war on education." - Vice.com

https://www.vice.com/en/article/wxjkv4/florida-book-bans-dictionary

pancaitiff,
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@Faintdreams I'm really hoping there's an ally on that school board who got things like the dictionary added to the pull list to help illustrate how stupid the law is (and help the case being brought by PEN America)

Faintdreams, to random
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If you celebrated it with presents - what was one of your favourite gifts that you received this year?

What was the most joy creating gift that you gave someone else?

pancaitiff,
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@Faintdreams
I received the teeny boxed Mork Borg supplement IKHON. It's interesting as a rules/setting additon, and also a fun art piece.

I gave my brother a knit beanie hat embroidered with a horror movie character he is a fan of

Faintdreams, to random
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Me: "Histories Greatest Hero.. what tha..?

He's a CRUMBLY OLD THIEF!"

Boyf: ๐Ÿคฃ

[Was describing Indian Jones in The Dial of Destiny]

pancaitiff,
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@Faintdreams it's Indy and his movies that belong in a museum these days!

Faintdreams, to random
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There's this TV advert I keep seeing:

"Histories Greatest Hero has arrived on [redacted streaming service]. Experience an adventure the whole family will love."

Now, just for the fun of it - what character do you think is 'Histories Greatest Hero' ?

pancaitiff,
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@Faintdreams I want it to be Mary Seacole or Florence Nightingale.

But It's probably going to be someone awful like Churchill or Columbus isn't it?

pancaitiff,
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@Faintdreams Sherlock Holmes? GI Joe?

pancaitiff,
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@Faintdreams Yeah, go on. I'm sitting down and prepared

pancaitiff,
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@Faintdreams Bleaugh. Emphatic thumbs down. No thank you.

nukehavoc, to random
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Trimming the family Christmas tree.

Watching #Diehard.

As one does.

pancaitiff,
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Faintdreams, to television
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Soooo there is a new TV show , which is an Amazon Prime original, and it's an adaptation of the Fallout games ?!

I guess Misanthropic, Dystopias are the entertainment niche that Billionaire Bezo's most likes because whoo boy - he seems to finance a lot of em..

https://youtu.be/0kQ8i2FpRDk?si=gtG-nN1JpnGU7eOb

pancaitiff,
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@Faintdreams the most fervent post-apocalypse fanboys always fantasies about being the guy with the car and the guns after the collapse of society.

In reality they'd be the mysterious skeletons found in looted bunkers ๐Ÿ˜‰

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