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recent indie game video boosts 

I've been playing some truly awesome small indie games in the last few months. I archive my streams over at irrsinn.video/video-channels/m, and I work to get closed captioning on them within a week of uploading.

If you're looking for some game recs, I'd suggest checking them out. Just about all of them take between 10 min and 3 hours, so these are quite small games by conventional standards. You can subscribe to a Peertube channel w/ a Mastodon account, too.

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An : I'm Melissa (they/them)! Some of my projects are in my bio, but in general I am and do:

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I write. I . I play way too much Fallen London. I collect tattoos. I will not call posts "toots".

I like learning to be more imaginative in devising solutions to difficult problems. ๐ŸŽŠ

the need: hello i'm tristan and i want to know some things about being a biologist (preferably a marine biologist) who does field work

the actions: would u be willing to dm/or email with me while i ask you some questions and get some pointers on where to do more research??

the Reward: i am poor But i can draw (digital&tradish) and i can make jewelry! i would be rly excited to work out a labor exchange for ur knowledge

Boost Appreciated :boost_ok:

Weather was soooo beautiful today. Went for a walk among our local Mirkwood section.

I finished Paradise Killer last night, and that's a game that's going to linger with me for a while. I'm having that good, bittersweet mourning feeling when a game or book has really gotten into your head and heart, but has come to an end.

I certainly have a few critiques of the game, but it's one of my favorite game experiences in a long time. :QueerCatHeart:

Some people find it ridiculous that someone could possibly still be hurt, decades later by a flippant remark or insult, but it happens literally all the time.

You never know when you're going to be that person who causes that trauma for someone. I've probably done it myself. Please be careful what you say about others

There's a fucking railway station in Japan that has no entrances. You can visit it only by exiting train and it usage is admiring nature.
http://nishikigawa.com/stations/#smh

warframe 

An inexpertly taken shot, but I think my orbiter quarters are starting to come together. My Helminth charger Henry Oak certainly seems comfortable. ๐Ÿถ :QueerCatHeart:

As my computer use continues to evolve, it's less and less likely I'll be posting meaningful things here. :(

The current alternative is that I'll be sending out an email broadcast - once public, once for paid subscribers, talking about the various sorta stuff I talk about.

For now, I'll be using Substack, a proprietary service, since they provide the necessarily payment processing without unreasonable overhead.

emsenn.substack.com/p/coming-s

Since y'all have gotten access to all my rambling without any sort of gate so far, anyone who wants a paid subscription, just DM me your email and I'll hook you up.

streaming 

My idea of playing a narrative game in small chunks on a bi-weekly stream has turned out to be a bad one. The chunks are too small and the time b/t too long, especially for a game like Bioshock that requires good situational awareness.

I want to keep regularly streaming between my monthly Future Proof Plays. ๐Ÿค” I might just pick a random game that could be anything from Warframe to some random indie game. I might opt for longer Bioshock streams on non-weeknights when the urge strikes.

I see a lot of undescribed screenshots boosted lately. Text in pictures is the most inaccessible, rude thing. I'm so tired.

Please take the time to type the text as a response and boost it as well, if you have the ability and feel the message is worth your time. If you don't think it's important enough to reach ALL your followers, why is it important enough to reach those who happen to have the ability to read it (while hurting others)? Maybe just don't share it? And / or tell the original author of the toot to add a description themselves if they can.

I know and I understand not everyone can do it all the time (I find it hard sometimes too), but most of the time it's just ignorant and rude, if you ask me.

#accessibility

I wasn't going to bother posting any more of these because honestly I am probably not going to go this direction, but I do really like this one.

#PixelArt #MastoArt #GameDev

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US Politics (Election and mental health) please read and boost :boost_ok:โ€‹ 

So this week I made sure I had a therapy appointment scheduled after the election.

I HIGHLY recommend (if you are able) you also schedule yourself one for the Wed-Friday after the election.

No matter how you think the election is gonna go, having a therapy appointment the day after the election in 2016 really made a difference for me.

I am not doomsdaying here, (though if you are able, please vote) but I suspect whether or not Biden wins, I will need therapy that day if only for the sheer anxiety in the buildup.

Please schedule one ASAP (assuming you can do therapy) because we are about a month away, and I don't know about you, but my therapist books several appointments in advance.

music rec 

My love of the music in Paradise Killer (probably due in part to basically being raised on smooth jazz) led to @gregoryaveryweir suggesting I listen to the Umurangi Generation Official Soundtrack by Adolf Nomura (youtube.com/playlist?list=OLAK) which is *amazing*. It's also 82 damn tracks, so that was a whole afternoon of good listening. (The only place I found to purchase it was Steam, but it can be purchased as a standalone.)

Want do something for Indigenous Peoples' Day?

Take the weekend to educate yourself on the Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls, and Two-Spirit crisis.

Learn about how rail and energy lines are the cause of workcamps that provably lead to this genocidal mechanism. Learn about how it's you whose lifestyle those lines are built for.

Learn what you can change about yourself, to stop the system that requires such murder.

No more stolen sisters.

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