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Thanks to I learned a lovely Welsh word today: cwtch (pronounced “kutch”, rhymes with “butch’), which translates approximately to “wrapping your arms around someone to make them feel safe from the world. “ That’s beautiful.

In 1992 I was 24 years old, in graduate school. I'd been pretty much asexual, but deep down I knew I was attracted to men and not women. The community of soc.motss (Members Of The Same Sex) helped me put into words how I felt, and provided the emotional support I needed.

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Soc.motss on Usenet in 1992.


What was the first Internet community you were part of? Bonus points if you can pin down the year.

Massive points for the deep callback.


Hello I am brand new to Twitter, what are you guys up to

Want to bid on a piece of Delta Airlines' last 747? You're in luck!
For $500 you can have your very own overhead bin! Or a window panel for $350. (Although the $925 landing gear hub coffee table is pretty snazzy).

Barb and Ray are wonderful people, and their retirement creates a huge gap not only for furry fandom but for fandoms all over the US. They have supported from the very beginning. I wish them all the best for the future. (They have a lot of MFF inventory on sale, too!)


By the way, this stuff is fantastic, whether you use a shaving brush or not. I just use a dime-sized bit rubbed between my hands and that does the trick. And if you want to figure out what scents you like they do a 13-piece variety sampler.


07 January 2021 - New order of shaving cream came in! These are pricey (US$17 each), but this represents a 21-month supply for me.

Borrowing the words of a friend, but it holds true for me as well: If you support the seditious, un-American actions of the Trump supporters today, I want nothing more to do with you.

Hahaha! I grew up on the South Carolina side of "lakes you can't afford to live on" and that is totally a fair assessment.


made a map to help the beltway media understand the state where I reside

Congratulations to all of my friends in Georgia for having reached a day where political groups will finally stop mailing, calling, emailing, and texting, and leave them the fsck alone. (Also: Awesome job so far! Fingers crossed!)

Reduce the mushroom liquid and wine to almost a glaze. Add the pork and herbs, and there’s the finished product. Not pretty, but damned tasty!

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Weeknight dinner problem: I need to use up some leftover pork loin tonight. I have dried mushrooms, onions, and potatoes. Time to improvise!

This strikes me as something would appreciate. The googly eye is fantastic!


Doing what we can to keep the on-brand in 2021. Please enjoy this demolition distraction and wishing everyone a happy new year!

Video courtesy of Chris Meyer, Turner Construction

Here's a simply lovely story of great customer service.


Friends who have dogs, I need to tell you about this incredible interaction I just had with

BarkBox is a subscription service for dogs. High-quality toys and treats mailed to you every month. We had a subscription for yeaaaaaars.

Totally valid, and much agreed!


Harry Potter and the fuck j k Rowling

I usually skip these, but how could not?
“Harry Potter and the dogs dogs dogs”

Shoutout to (who's probably sick to death of mentions because of this piece :-) for the remarkable observation, "Healing doesn't mean that grief is over." Just...damn. That really hits home me. read "45 Questions to Ask While Waiting" at his site:

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1. One of the best things about Twitter is being able to say to a creator "I like this thing you did" and they can respond!
2. Holy crap. This clip introduces a list of seemingly mundane questions that opens a whole world of introspection. (Kudos to for this piece)

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RT Welcome to the fam! Here's another gem from in the archives that you might like... Since we're all waiting around again...

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