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Caretaker in the Crystal Millennium system. I’m a German-Chinese thirtysomething therian (V. vulpes). @Setsuna is my host. Our system is DFAB, , 26, and non-binary. We have , , , C-PTSD, and a baller bridge piercing. As the cool hip youngsters do these days.

I enjoy . Twenty percent chance of pun with some clouds.

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: @crystalmillennium

: (@Setsuna’s account, not mine)

No we will not be returning to Signal.

Petition to change the phrase “going viral” to mean your coming down with something / getting sick

Active-Shooter Training Show more

Anybody have a recommendation about where to buy DVDs online? Extra points for used.

lol, getting ahold of video after dumping Amazon Prime in the trash can have its challenges.

Mother fuuuuuck #Amazon though.
Boycott that shit. all day. every day.

I need someone to teach me about snails and their shells.

I think this is Physae acuta. I have compared every reference I could find, fwiw.

What I want is nice dark shells where you can see the golden patterns under it, similar to the 2nd pic. Is this just the species and thems the the genetics, or am I doing something wrong? I don't run a carbon filter, and I do keep cuttlebone in the tank for the calcium, but it just gathers algae, they don't nibble on it. I'm sure plenty of calcium gets in to the water column but I can certainly bust up more cuttlebone to get more surface area if that's the problem (yes I'll keep an eye on the pH, tapwater is 7.8). I have them in two tanks, one for over a year. That one has both light and dark specimens, and a white sand substrate. The other tank has had Physae sp. for a month, with a more varied substrate (the tank itself is also much older). I'm pretty sure I got them from a plant as a juvenile hanging around and not a clutch of eggs.

But really fish are boring and snails rule. So I want to learn way more. GIVE ME KNOWLEDGE. please :)

Chore day turns off some sort of switch in my brain and I end up cleaning everything, whether it needs cleaning or not. Whether it enjoys being cleaned or not

My host is reading a novel that can only be described as the kind in which the genius character (author) has to keep explaining The Science to the less-genius character because you, the reader, are so goddamn fucking stupid.

I know that this is like some kind of transference or something, but when I say 'I love you' to my cat she often meows back in a similar vocal pattern to what I make when I tell her that I love her.

I can't help but think she's saying 'I love you'. I mean, logically I know she isn't, but my heart says 'OMG THIS CUTE KITTY LOVES ME~ <3 <3 <3"

Hey, internet! I'm planning my first piece of longform academic writing; any advice, considering i've previously written classwork essays under 3000 words?

Part of the reason I'm a little tripped up is because I decided I wanted the finished product to be widely accessible, because it's the sort of thing I'd have been very interested in about four years ago. (I'm very interested in it now!) While I know I can write plainly and simply with a bit of effort, I'm not sure how to make sure that I'm doing that and not writing . . . boringly? And, frankly, I've no idea how to check that the result Is accessible.

Oh boy it’s been months since I fronted.

Hello everyone. 🦊

Eye Contact; Selfie Show more

Salvatore Ferragamo. Bakeries. Installation art. Michael Kors. Loud music that goes well until 4:30 AM and probably beyond. International cuisine. Starbust-shaped benches that glow in fiber-optic colors.

Is it a commercial neighborhood, you ask

No. It is an airport

I am trapped in an airport

Good morning :tootplanet: and tootfriends!

My wish for today is that something will make you smile unexpectedly. ✨

When you ask for some gesture or accommodation, like content warnings or safe spaces for bullied kids, and the choir whines "that's not how the *real* world works!"

no shit, that's why we're here making a better world.

I cannot comprehend just giving up by default.

wow human bodies are difficult to take care of. they require so much mantinance it's kind of overwhelming tbh

Another genderless insult you can use when the power goes out Show more

The phrase “Contrary to popular belief” in Wikipedia entries is hyperlinked to and it is my favorite page now.

Influenza PSA Show more

Caretaker in the Crystal Millennium system. I’m a German-Chinese thirtysomething therian (V. vulpes). @Setsuna is my host. Our system is DFAB, , 26, and non-binary. We have , , , C-PTSD, and a baller bridge piercing. As the cool hip youngsters do these days.

I enjoy . Twenty percent chance of pun with some clouds.

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QOTO Mastodon

Welcome to the QOTO instance

QOTO: Question Others, Teach Others

A Mastodon instance for scholars in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) and all yearning to learn.

A free speech space. No censorship here.
We do not silence or block any instances.

Unique Features
  • Inline math Latex support - Use \ ( and \ ) for inline LaTeX, and \ [ and \ ] for display mode.
  • 65,535 character limit for toots (usually 500)
  • 65,535 character limit for profile bio (usually 160)
  • Full text searches - usually you can only search hashtags and usernames
  • Halcyon / Twitter clone front-end - Want the interface to look exactly like the Twitter interface? After you signed up just go here to login:
  • PeerTube - We host our own PeerTube server with open registration for up to 100MB, but all of our active users get unlimited quotas. Sign up here:
  • Professionally hosted with nightly backups
  • light modern theme with full width columns (not fixed)
  • Several extra themes - including mastodon default and mastodon default with full width columns (not fixed)

Message to New Members

Welcome to the Qoto Mastodon instance, its like twitter but better!

Please don't hesitate to Direct Message me or tag me in Toots (what we call tweets here) if you have any questions or even if you just want to chat.

If you are new to Mastodon you may want to check out this official getting started guide:

We are a free speech, no censorship zone. Feel free to talk about whatever you want, say whatever you want, as long as it is legal you wont ever get banned from the server. With that said we do have a few rules: No spam, and no using multiple accounts to circumvent personal bans.

This server isnt a typical mastodon server either. I have personally modified the code on this server to give it several unique features you wont find on other servers.

If you are new to Mastodon here is some useful info.

First off, if your coming from Twitter and you'd prefer an interface that looks exactly like twitter, then just go here and login with your Qoto credential: No need to create an account there, your account on this server will work just fine. Just enter your username in the following format @[username] so for me it would be @freemo But personally I think our default skin here is way better.

Basically Mastodon is a decentralized twitter. That means anyone can run a server (like Qoto) that people can sign up to and use just like twitter. The unique part is how the servers talk to each other.

If you want to tag someone on the same server as you then you can just do @user however if you want to specify someone on a different server you can do @user@server. If someone follows you or mentions you on any server on the internet you'll get notified right here. So my full tag is

So now a bit about the timelines, there are three (unlike twitter there is just one): Home, Local, Federated.

The Home timeline is just like what you'd expect on twitter, that is, everyone you are following.

The local timeline is any post made by anyone on your local server.

The federated timeline is what is cool. It combines the timeline of everyone on the server into one. This way you can see the posts of everyone that is followed by anyone on the server (assuming the post is public). So this timeline is a close representation of everyone on the internet who has Mastadon (though not really). Moreover we have a bot here that goes around and federates with everyone it can find, so our Federated Feed is rather robust covering thousands of instances.

Only other thing that is unique is listed vs unlisted posts. You have normal privacy settings like on twitter but you also can set a post to be listed or unlisted. If it is listed it acts just as i described. If it is unlisted then it acts just as a normal tweet would but it doesnt show up on local or federated timelines anywhere.

Also this goes without saying, but don't be racist, sexist, hateful, and don't harass people. Its a pretty shitty thing to do, don't be shitty!

The following is the list of QOTO administrators/moderators.
Note: The account listed as the administrator is NOT an actively monitored account. It was selected so as not to show favoritism among our moderator group, we are a democracy and even our administrators and moderators are held to the same high standards of decency as the rest of the community.

***We will never advertise on QOTO or sell your information to third-parties***