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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, 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

streaming, medical 

Promising Friday nights and then spending my afternoon wrestling with myself to either keep the stream, reschedule it, or cancel it for that night does it does not bring me joy. I'll find another way, something more fluid. :QueerCatHeart:

I'm starting physical therapy next week, and while I'm not at all certain I'll be able to avoid additional surgery/surgeries, I'm eager to see if this round will bring fresh ideas and strategies that can help.

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streaming, medical 

In light of my increasing shoulder issues and building chronic pain, I'm going to stop trying to hold fixed-schedule bi-weekly Twitch streams. On the few evenings that are options for something to be regularly scheduled, I'm wiped out and don't really want to be "on" for a stream.

I'll keep my monthly Future Proof Plays streams for sure, and will stream outside of those (Celeste must continue!), but not on a rigid schedule.

Apparently, the reason the NHS contact tracing app fell over on my fairphone was because some e users got very concerned about their ~privacy~ so the solution that e came up with was to silently kill the app I was relying on.

My best friend has cancer and I thought I would get exposure notifications which is slightly more life and death than privacy fantasies of fossbros.

They ~silently~ disabled the entire covid thing. I am so livid. This was supposed to be better than google, but in this case they've showed way less sense and responsibility

(I'm going to at the companies involved rather than subtoot them:
@Fairphone @FairphoneCommunity @efoundation )

I think I realised an unconscious perception I had of exercise / working out that was wrong, and based on ambient absorption of my surrounding culture.

I was thinking it was about growth, and so was continually trying to progress - more weight / reps / steps / minutes etc. I would inevitably burn out or get hurt.

But growth is the wrong paradigm. Stability and sustainability is the right paradigm. Not โ€œHow can I do more today?โ€, but โ€œWhat can I do every day?โ€.

Perma-exercise ๐Ÿ˜€


A wonderful Sunday afternoon making sourdough pancakes and watching @gregoryaveryweir stream Grapple Force Rena. ๐Ÿ˜ I'm not very skilled at making pancakes, but these are coming out okay.

Celeste/Paradise Killer stream 

๐Ÿ˜ฉ Courtesy of some tedious errands that Must Be Done, this afternoon's steam is delayed by 30 min to 15:30 Eastern. I'll be starting with Celeste, but my mood many quickly take me to Paradise Killer, one of my favorite games ever. ๐Ÿ˜

streaming schedule shift 

Now that I've resumed my Wed evening yoga classes (yayayay), my bi-weekly streams need a new schedule.

From now on, I'll be streaming on those alternating Friday nights. As always, the schedule on the About tab of is up to date.

git repo architecture 

I've got a doozy of a git repo architecture question to get resolved before my current setup is inflicted on my teammates: softwareengineering.stackexcha

It struck me just a bit after posting that that maybe the best solution is a single large repo where I can move items around freely and version the whole set instead of each function app. ๐Ÿค”

looking for freely licensed black and white manga drawings. anyone know a source?

Are there any communist reading/discussion groups here on the fedi?

I'd love to read some theory and feel a bit more equipped to have theoretical discussions but I don't know where to start and I don't want to do it alone.

Boosts welcome! And if it doesn't exist maybe I can look at starting one.

Using a heart rate monitor (HRM) to better manage #MECFS

New post talking about how using a HRM is changing my behaviour & will hopefully bring some improvement to my ME symptoms.

Yes, this was the reason for all my questions about Heart Rate Monitors a couple of months ago :)

#MyalgicEncephalomyelitis #ChronicIllness #Disability


mental health, sleep, games 

My therapist suggested reducing my caffeine intake in an experiment in anxiety management. I'm on my second day of half-caf, and I am SO SLEEPY. I'm almost definitely going to push tonight's stream to another night. Nodding off during Celeste won't go nearly as well as it did during Her Story a few weeks ago. ๐Ÿ˜…

In other news, I finished Unavowed and it was so good I immediately wrote a review on Steam. :QueerCatHeart:

bilingual pride facts 

the Arabic names for the different components of LGBT all start with the letter ู… meem, the M sound.

lesbian = ู…ุซู„ูŠุงุช mithlayat
gay = ู…ุซู„ูŠูˆู† mithlyeen
bisexual = ู…ุฒุฏูˆุฌูŠ ุงู„ู…ูŠูˆู„ muzdawjay al-muyul
transgender = ู…ุชุญูˆู„ูˆู†/ ู…ุชุญูˆู„ุงุช ุงู„ุฌู†ุณ mutahawaleen / mutahawilat al-jins

so the acronym would actually just be ู…ู…ู…ู… MMMM lol. instead, it's the meme society, which is, I think, extremely very good.

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