The pie theft crime wave has finally come to an end. A suspect is in custardy.

In 2020 I created an illustrated series of #Scicomm posters themed around the insect species found in Animal Crossing New Horizons! 🦋🐝🪲🐞

Here are a select few, mainly showing off beetles. The whole series of posters can be found in hi-res on my website + they are free to use for outreach! 😊

#sciart #ScienceMastodon #invertebrate #beetles #bees #insects #animalcrossing #acnh #games #illustration #science #art #mondaymotivation

Hi. It would help me a lot if I could get a HEAP of responses to this poll. The goal is to get a decent enough sample for the results to be predictive of the wider user-base right now. I dislike asking for boots but this is SCIENCE... or something. (Thanks.)

How do you use Mastodon MOST of the time?

On a phone, or other touch screen device?


On a device with a keyboard like a laptop or desktop computer?

(If it's half and half choose the middle option.)

Over on #MetaFilter, I am a member of the MeFi Global BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) Advisory Board. We just posted a summary of our mandate, perspective, activities, scope, plans, etc.

Please reshare this with people who used to be #MeFites, especially those who left because behavior on the site kept making them feel unwelcome.


You might have seen somebody using the proverb Vox Populi, Vox Dei. What was missing was the context in which it was used:

Nec audiendi qui solent dicere, Vox populi, vox Dei, quum tumultuositas vulgi semper insaniae proxima sit.

In case you do not speak Latin, it means in English:

And those people should not be listened to who keep saying the voice of the people is the voice of God since the riotousness of the crowd is always very close to madness.

Good morning! A post just rolled across my fedi-timeline saying not to post about politics on Mastodon, so I'm here to remind you that:

1 "politics" refers to decision-making about how to live together in groups
2 choosing to not participate in political discussion is saying you support the status quo, and is a political stance
3 abstaining from politics because you feel safe from its impacts is a privilege and a choice to abandon your more vulnerable neighbours

#Monster poll

Pick your fave monster out of these choices:


If you're mad about what a billionaire is doing to destroy Twitter, wait until you hear what billionaires are doing to destroy the planet.

If Mariah Carey sees her shadow tomorrow that means 6 more weeks of Christmas music.

I'm currently enjoying the series 谋圣鬼谷子. All 4 seasons are on youtube with EngSubs.

If you think it’s horrible one billionaire bought up the public square and killed it, wait until you find out why your city doesn’t have a trolley system

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