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courtcan

@courtcan@mastodon.social

#author & #bibliophile: #fantasy #scifi #specfic
Amerigerman cultural mutt, aka #ThirdCultureKid
#ADHD #DAVE #neurosparkly
leaning into discomfort
mischief
a/theist tarrying in the "slash"
critical thought viking
I'LL BE YOUR ACCOMPLICE
she/her
Abi '96

courtcan.com

profile pic: photo. me. white woman. 40s. chin-length dark blond curls w/ multi-colored streaks. gray t-shirt w/ black sleeves

header: from cover of my spec-fic collection MALEFACTORS: blonde woman & creepy glow-eyed figure in cowl

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Mrfunkedude, to random
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It's FRIDAY!!!!

Make sure that you use fresh oil!

courtcan,
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@Mrfunkedude I don't know what that means! But okay, I'll do it!

courtcan,
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@Mrfunkedude Ohhhhhh. No, that's a good one! The problem was me -- I'm not really awake yet. 😆

RickiTarr, to random
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When the Soviet Union was falling apart Gorbachev had one thing on his mind, Who killed Laura Palmer?!

courtcan,
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@RickiTarr "Diane, if you ever get up this way, that cherry pie is worth a stop."

courtcan, to StarTrek
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the_etrain, to random
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Little league season is over. Now, I must face the final boss: ballet recital.

courtcan,
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@the_etrain I battled 5th grade musical last week. May the odds be ever in your favor!

clive, to random
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If you haven't seen it yet, go check out @ernie's new search engine ...

... which automatically appends "&udm=14" to the end of your search query ...

... thereby triggering Google to give you your results with no AI answer at the top, and (for me, anyway) no ads

It's like google from 2004 or something

https://udm14.com

courtcan,
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@clive @ernie "WAKE UP HONEY, REAL SEARCH ENGINE JUST DROPPED" 🤘🤘🤘🖖

courtcan, to random
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Here's the thing.

And it would take a series of books to unpack it all.

So keep in mind: a microblogging platform is not the tool with which to do these concepts justice. Yes, MUCH OF WHAT I'M ABOUT TO SAY IS MISSING NUANCE.

BUT.

The thing is that nothing is going to save us.

Not AI. Not the right president. Not the self-recusing of that Supreme Court justice. Not more money. Not more jobs. Not better jobs. Not those drugs. Not that relationship. Not sex. Not alcohol. Not academia.

1/

courtcan,
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Not fitness. Not eating right. Not excellent health. Not the right books. Not that car. Not that bike. Not that boat. Not that set of clothes. Not that reconciliation. Not that therapy. Not that medication. Not that doctor. Not that gender affirmation. Not that school.

Not makeup. Not sex. Not exercise. Not religion. Not unbelief. Not weighted blankets. Not shoes. Not comic books. Not jewelry. Not accessories. Not pets. Not travel. Not buying a house. Not that curriculum. Not that gadget.

2/

courtcan,
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Not that god. Not that idea. Not that ritual. Not the right amount of sleep. Not that music or that movie or that soundtrack. Not that drink.

And so much more.

All the things and concepts and activities with which we fill our lives -- none of them are going to save us. They all PROMISE to -- they are the oasis meant to quench our thirst and fill us up. But they are powerless to follow through on their promise to make us whole and complete.

Nothing can save us.
Nothing can make us whole.

3/

courtcan,
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Because there is no such thing as whole.

Everything in the universe -- every star, planet, meteor, fragment of space debris, land mass, ocean, animal, building, vehicle, human, flesh, cell, atom -- all of it is divided. All of it is lacking. Lack is at the core of the universe's nature; no one and nothing exists without it.

Our task is to be solid on these realities -- and to hold each other, comfort each other in the dark, and help each other learn to accept that we are accepted.

4/4

courtcan,
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Addendum 1/

"The Gospel is, life is shit and you don't have the answers. And that's good news.... What is the meaning of life? ...Part of the meaning of life is to be able to set that question to one side , to be able to live with not having the answer....

"If I believe that the world is meaningful, that we'll end up playing harps in the sky for eternity, but I do not love, then I cannot help but experience the world as meaningless...

RickiTarr, to random
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Y'all, I like all the Treks, I can't deal with your fighting, please think of the children.

courtcan,
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@4d3fect @RickiTarr

"Could they be the miners?"

-"Sure, they're like, three years old."

"...Miners, not minors!"

"You lost me."

lilithsaintcrow, to random
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I don’t know how that squirrel got on the neighbor’s roof but I hope it has some kind of escape plan.

courtcan,
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@lilithsaintcrow This was a wonderful ride I am glad to have read as I drink my own coffee. Cheers! ☕🐿️🏆

lilithsaintcrow, to random
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There comes a moment in the middle of a ramble when Boxnoggin’s fidgets have worked out and he just…settles into the work of accompanying a human. It’s taken years to patiently encourage the idea of walkies as a cooperative venture, but the rewards are vast.

courtcan,
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@lilithsaintcrow Is Boxnoggin canine, feline, or other?

courtcan,
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@lilithsaintcrow Ah, just-plain-weird is my favorite breed!

"Boxnoggin" is an excellent name, btw. 😄

badastro, to random
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Global warming is slowing Earth's rotation.

It's a small effect, but it's measurable, and it's one more way our mucking about with the planet is having unintended consequences.

https://badastronomy.beehiiv.com/p/global-warming-measurably-affecting-earths-rotation

courtcan,
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@badastro NEAT.

😫☹️

RickiTarr, to random
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The most ridiculous thing about cop procedural shows is when they ask where a person was, and what they were doing at a specific time the person always has perfect and immediate recall. I'd be desperately trying to remember what day of the week that was, and trying to open my phone calendar. If I was the cop, I'd immediately be suspicious of the person who remembered exactly where they were and what they were doing.

courtcan,
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@mentallyalex @RickiTarr

Copsl: Can you account for your whereabouts last night?

Me: Honey, I don't even remember what I had for breakfast this morning.

😆

😫😫😫

plaguepoems, to random
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Occasionally I see
a couple out in public
with one masked
and the other bare faced
or a photo of a family
with only one masked member
and when I see such things
I wonder
how the masked one
must be feeling
and then I look over
at my unmasked partner
and I think to myself: oh.

courtcan,
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@plaguepoems Same. ☹️

18+ RickiTarr, to random
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Yes, this is how human butts look:

courtcan,
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@RickiTarr @Sir_Osis_of_Liver WHERE DOES SHE KEEP HER ORGANS

courtcan, to TeslaMotors
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Well y'all, this past week I have seen my first in the wild. And this morning I saw my second cybertruck in the wild.

Swell.

They look just as boxy, ugly, out-of-place, and pretentious in person as they do in pictures.

First in , second in , which is separated from by one street. So there is the chance it was the same vehicle. I sincerely hope so. It just pains me to think that there might be two such complete, unadulterated fools in this area.

courtcan,
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@mastodonmigration The first one I saw was parked, so no driver. This morning I couldn't see much of the driver other than they appeared to be a woman. And I also wonder what the motivation is there. Maybe they just really like brutalist styles?

Mrfunkedude, to random
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Tell me the story of the last time you committed an act of kindness in 500 characters or less.

There’s nothing wrong with bragging about creating kindness. There’s nothing honorable about not sharing the joy of creating kindness.

We need to uplift and encourage people who create kindness in their daily lives.

So tell us your story. It doesn’t have to be something big. It can be something as simple as helping someone carry a bag of groceries.

How did you create kindness this week?

courtcan,
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@Mrfunkedude Listen, sometimes I really do NEED a party -- especially with some of the people who were there, because I don't get to see them often.

BUT. My kid needed me. Which made it a no-brainer. And when it turned out other kids needed a hand as well, that was icing on the cake of Good Choice. 😊

RickiTarr, to random
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It's so weird that we are all supposed to be ashamed for burping and farting. I deeply apologize to everyone for keeping my body from literally exploding, so uncouth.

courtcan,
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@niavy @RickiTarr @Fragglemuppet Same at our house. Woman, man, girl kid. We burp and fart and excuse ourselves and go on our merry way -- sometimes with a lot of laughter.

In the classic definition of the word, we are VULGAR. 😆

courtcan,
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@run_atalanta @qurlyjoe @RickiTarr @fmhilton I have a mild form of it too. Sometimes, when I get one of those sneezes that doesn't want to come out and just makes your sinuses throb, I'll go to a window and stick my face in the sun to make myself sneeze and get it over with! 😆

RickiTarr, to random
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Seriously heard someone saying they don't listen to many black artists, because they aren't really into rap. Bitch please, feel free to share songs from Black artists from any genre. Here is one of my favorites, if you like this song please check out her other work:

https://youtu.be/KovrJ8HXI1Q?si=HOYIG7YMuAUTsJz6

courtcan,
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