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new pinned post, re: following people 

There's a bunch of really awesome critters out there on fedi that we like encountering on occasion, but who post so often it's hard for us to keep up.

Our home TL is a more cozy place. We've put a lot of effort into curating it, and we actually try to keep up with every post that comes across it. If following you would flood our home TL with your posts, we probably won't.

That's not to say posting that often is a bad thing. If you enjoy that amount of posting, then by all means, go nuts!

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pinned note about post signatures 

[no signature] - Either we can't tell who made this post, or its author should be self-evident

[one headmate listed] - This post was written by the indicated headmate

[multiple headmates listed, comma separated list] - This post was written by the first headmate listed, but the other listed headmates agree with what was said and wish to cosign

[multiple headmates listed, slash separated list] - All listed headmates contributed to the creation of this post in roughly equal measure. Can be followed by a comma separated list

[one headmate listed, "et. al"] - This post was written by the indicated headmate, but all headmates agree with what was said

["The Rez System"] - All headmates contributed to this post in roughly equal measure

-The Rez System

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updated intro! (death mention, ~2300 chars) 

Hello there!

We are Rez. We are a plural system with 6-7 known components, depending on how you count it.

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Sam: Here since birth. Usually human. Likes technology and anime. Technically started as the host, but has settled into a mostly-equal role. He/him, 💙, Feb 1.

Logan: First non-host headmate. Anthro fox by default, but tends to change form whenever inspiration strikes. Used to be Sam's fursona. Likes bad puns and dad jokes. If we're shitposting, it's almost certainly Logan. They/them, 🧡​, Jan 20.

Max: Sam's little counterpart. Age varies, typically around 10-13. Incapable of thinking about adult stuff, including lewdness. If he's around, Sam probably isn't. He/him, 💙​, Feb 22.

Q: Used to be our collective subconscious. 1-foot-tall ruby dragon. Powered by Clarke's Law. Strongest body dysmorphia out of all of us. Currently teaching the rest of us self-care. It/its, ❤️, Apr 22.

Shawn: Isekai protagonist. Anthro canine, details unknown. Died protecting his little brother. Hasn't had much time to figure himself out, due to our tendency to get stuck together. He/him, 💜, Nov 24.

X: Literal alien. Currently studying life on Earth. May end up leaving once research is complete. Always speaks in third-person. No pronouns, no heart emoji, July 4.

(There's also one headmate who prefers to stay away from social media.)

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Misc. system information below:

Body is masc-leaning non-binary. They/them pronouns very strongly preferred, but he/him will do in a pinch.

If you met us afk and asked if we were plural, we wouldn't deny it. But it's not something we bring up a lot, simply because it's a hassle to repeatedly explain to the uninitiated.

Asking for our "real name" will likely get you blocked. It's Rez.

Not always the best at staying separated from each other. Trying to practice, but progress is slow-going. Usually most distinct while trying to fall asleep.

Unable to compartmentalize information as of yet. With the exception of Max's child-safe filter, something you say to one of us will probably be heard by all of us.

Became aware of plural status 1/20/2020, but we suspect we've been plural for much longer than that.

Open to answering any/all questions about plurality. Please keep an open mind when asking, and be aware that we don't speak for all plural systems.

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Alright, I think that about does it. See you around!

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sfw furry-adj art, selves-portrait, :boost_ok:​ 

More than a year after our "awakening", we finally have a proper selves-portrait!

This is what we look like by default in our headspace when we're stuck together. Feels great to finally have something to point at and definitively say "that's us!"

Sketch by @reno (@ArtRino1 on birdsite)
Color edits by us!

an unedited excerpt from "Laziness Does Not Exist" by Devon Price (CW: self-meta, passing food mention) 

Also, we had to stop reading to make dinner, but the last sentence we read transitioned into the next section of the chapter as follows:

[The Laziness Lie] has created an intense internal pressure to keep working harder and harder, with no limits and no boundaries. The rise of social media and digital work tools has only made these pressures harder to escape.

So yeah, if we suddenly take a break from social media, this is probably why.

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an unedited excerpt from "Laziness Does Not Exist" by Devon Price (CW: uspol, heavy allusion to the capitol riots) 

If someone lacks the energy to make it to the polls on Election Day because they just finished working a grueling third-shift job, the Laziness Lie says they're to blame for everything going politically awry in this country.

For context: The eBook version we're reading was published on January 5th, 2021.

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"I'll never look at while/dowhile the same again!"

submitted by slosumo

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From birdsite 

RT @timxprice
Please note that Disney’s depiction of Winnie the Pooh is still under copyright. It’s the character from the books that entered the public domain.

Red shirt on the bear, artists beware. If nude he be, your Pooh is free.

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Our brains literally evolved to NOT pay attention to boring stuff

We are forced to do boring things because that keeps other folks wealthy

The reason why you want to do hobbies all day is that you were supposed to be an artisan

Artisans were once seen to be the clearest sign of civilisation, not a burden

We have enough food now that all humanity could master the lyre

But we have chosen coin

and coin does not sing

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meta, re: meme we stole from Discord (source unknown, alt-text provided) 

Our first viral post of 2022 is a repost of a meme we openly admit that we didn't make, but wholeheartedly agree with. All we did was add alt-text and a very lazy caption.

And yet, it has amassed 26 boosts and 25 likes in less than 24 hours. Considering our usual traction, that is definitely well above average.

And it's still spreading.

The internet is a weird place.

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musing about NFTs 

Pros:

  • ???

Cons:

  • Destroying the planet
  • Rife with scams
  • Rife with theft of assets
  • Rife with theft of art
  • Rife with pump and dump schemes
  • Dystopian as all hell
  • Almost certainly a bubble (someone get a pin)
  • Companies seem hell-bent on jumping on this bandwagon, despite copious amounts of backlash
  • Most people who invest know very little about how it works or what benefits it can bring
  • We have yet to hear any "benefits" that were truly impossible before now (especially around their inclusion in video games)
  • Excacerbating the ongoing Chip Shortage
  • Indemic of the hyper-capitalist nightmare we are forced to call reality
  • Literally no-one we interact with on a regular basis thinks these are a good idea
  • So many cons that this toot is 850+ characters long

Seriously, how can anyone genuinely think this is a good idea?

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grousing about Squeenix's NFT bullshit 

FFXIV Devs: Our game is getting super popular to the point that we had to stop selling it because cryptobros are driving up the price for the hardware we need to upgrade the servers.

Any sensible person: So you're saying that cryptobros are actively hurting your bottom line by preventing you from selling your most popular game?

Squeenix CEO, probably with a dry erase marker up his nose: Tell me more about these "cryptobros".

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A UBI is ultimately just insurance money against the proletarian uprising.

Which is why governments should want to pay it. Stat.

meme we stole from Discord (source unknown, alt-text provided) 

NFTs in a nutshell

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Grumpy reminder: Exposure isn't something you pay people in, exposure is something you die from.

:anarchy:

griping about YouTube recommendations 

YouTube Stop Suggesting Videos Featuring Elon Musk Challenge 2022

Like seriously, what in our watch history made you think we'd want to watch that shit?

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Twitter's talking about "affordable fursuits" 

We don't need to figure out how to "make fursuits cheaper." Those options exist. Let's not devolve to impersonal mass-produced costumes. Suiters were only ever a niche subset of our community. Every furry doesn't need a suit in their hands. This is not what we're about.
We have enough problems with other people misunderstanding the spirit of the furry subculture. Now the calls are coming from inside the house? Good grief. Capitalism is poisoning you.

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hey aliens,

when we launch billionaires into space, those are for you. you're supposed to take them. those are free specimens for your research. on the house

you're welcome

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To any musicians on Bandcamp:

Can you ask the Bandcamp support, why they use Google Analytics with their shared players?
I myself do not want to have _my listeners on my_ sites tracked unasked by Google
_at all_.
This is also a legal issue for any site owner within the EU.

I've asked BC's support already, yet unanswered. If we were many asking this we can form a critical mass around this issue.

Thank you for all you do & please boost.

#Bandcamp #tracking #google #privacy #followerpower

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[RB] looking for music artist that I can buy bandcamp albums and use them on my twitch streams 

#bandcamp #twitch

Hey Masto, maybe it's time to switch my stream as much as possible to "OST Friendly" and looking at the different ways to do it, the long term project is to build me a huge radio of composers on bandcamp by buying their albums and thus their authorization to pass their tracks.

Two small problems: I know almost nothing in small indie composers, in particular in my many favorite styles (Rap, Chiptune, Chill, Lofi, ambient, Trance, Metal ...), and if possible of queer / handi / anar people.

Then I did not find a concrete list that allows me to search the creators who could agree that I play their sound on a small indie queer / handi / anar stream. (crediting them of course)

There you go, so if you have any suggestions or I can ask with an email, @ people who would be interested or ok ... spread the word

thanks a lot

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Plural Café is a community for plural systems and plural-friendly singlets alike, that hopes to foster a safe place for finding and interacting with other systems in the Mastodon fediverse.