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I'm Alraune, and I used to be on cybre.space, and witches.town before that. I've moved here to focus on my passions, and not get caught up in the many stressors of the fediverse. I'm here to chill, post art, and have nice conversations with nice people.

I'm a 3D artist, and like to write about games, and design concepts for them in spare time. Slowly learning code to do most of the work of gamedev myself. Also I'm a weird art goth.

Here's some of my stuff:

Sui mention, lgbt is not a choice 

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@alraune anti civs: cities? no i hate black and brown people

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anti civ folks be like “i havent brushed my teeth in years”

ive gone so fucking apesit insane that i think im going to play free and/or open source games listed on lutris.net and then do little video reviews for them or something.

having the worst neurosis of my whole life, losing my mind, i can beat dark souls 3 in 6 hours now. im going to watch the entire disney feature film canon.

joe biden trutherism 

I can't get the smell of active dry yeast mixed with water out of my head it smells so nasty

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🌿 Valor 🌿

Finally found my way into making a more detailed painting again! It's been so long.
A lady knight, inspired by Serbian cultural clothing and mythology. Her adventure is about to start.

I hope you like her!

Wacom Intuos 4 M + Photoshop
#creativetoots #mastoart #ladyknight

I'm gonna call it now, Joe Biden didn't die, he was hunted for sport, tied up, and forcibly exposed to the Coronavirus and is still trapped in an angry Bernie supporters house.

I will never unsee the electoral system as being like Saw 3 now

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@GreenandBlack @alraune The enemy don't doubt the power of fiction:
nytimes.com/2015/11/29/books/r
Side effect of this "Show, Don't Tell" maxim, whether it was CIA in origin or not: minority worldviews are incompatible with it because the reader needs to understand the unwritten worldview in order to be "Shown, not told": uncannymagazine.com/article/le
Fiction can open vistas and new thought-patterns while being metaphorically removed enough not to trigger knee-jerk rejection. It's very powerful. Good & bad.

I've been getting really good at home cooking and can confidently make pizzas, calzones, teriyaki chicken, marinara and stuff from scratch. I'm gonna try to make more Mediterranean stuff like i grew up with like pita and gozleme. I have an insane craving for stuffed olives leaves right now too

*grunge voice*

Gribba dabba Seattle coffe have a dibba durn dyeah

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@alraune When Godwin wrote Political Justice, he knew it would probably be inaccessible to a great many (it was so long that the government never bothered censoring it) so he wrote Caleb Williams as a companion piece, a novel that demonstrated those same ideas in a narrative format.

I think people really underestimate the power of fiction in conveying political ideas (least of all because we see it done badly a lot, like with Ayn Rand and Robert Heinlein)

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Climate Change/Race/Feminism 

installing both starcraft 1 and its FOSS clone stargus for some reason

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Petit #drawthisinyourstyle d'après le dessin de Nicholas Kole
J'ai encore bcp à apprendre niveau colorisation...

I don't know, I just think that leftists can do better than give people a prescriptive work of prose that tells them what is right and what is wrong, when you can make a creative world based on your feelings about what is right and wrong, that puts people through an emotional journey, that gets them curious and invested in a way essays don't. Ursula LeGuin probably helped more people become leftists than Peter Kropotkin in this respect.

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These works of fiction were not explicitly leftist by any means, but they would challenge me to look beyond illusory aspects of society, which people I could actually rely on, how I can delude myself. A lot of games and movies and books out there will lack in a good grasp of politics in one way but then drop a giant truth bomb that completely changed your way of thinking. Even better are the ones written by leftists that have good politics and don't insult your intelligence either.

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I had s really shitty childhood. I was treated like a gifted kid and overworked at school, and I was abused at home in a broken marriage, on the precipice of learning my gender I would be pushed away from it. Nothing was fair and I felt like society was designed to be this way. I wanted an escape in media to where people could be history want and could change society, what I found in various fictional stories is that those feelings are completely normal and can be channeled into a greater good

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gamemaking.social

Hi! Game Making Social is a part of the Fediverse dedicated to being a well-moderated, cosy, friendly place to talk and share stuff about amateur videogame making, and everything surrounding that.

It's kinda an offshoot of Game Making Tools, which is a wiki(+) for a similar audience.

Game makers, game writers, game curators, etc. etc. most welcome!

I also try to maintain a list of not-jerk game-making communities on the wiki, which you might find interesting.

Please read the rules before signing-up :)

PS: We have Animal Crossing, LSD, and Klik & Play emoji :3