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Saluton! My name is Flip, I slap a keyboard until interesting things happen

I am learning Esperanto (for only about a year now), I play and DM tabletop roleplaying games, I'm the good kind of anarchist, I fiddle with old hardware, and I dream of retiring as a cactus farmer

PSA about going to the ER right now

If you’re taking someone to the ER during... all this... make sure to, at some point, get a phone charger and clothes and whatever for the patient

If they’re admitted, they won’t be allowed any visitors (nope, not even their spouse). So get stuff together for them and have it sent to their room please

Unconditional love is just a term that lets you feel like your indifference is valid

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In the ER with diverticulitis on cough week

Mood in the US is still, as it has been for years, performative virtue signals from the bootlicker bourgeoisie drowning out any concern or care for the proletariat

I love when people say shit like “if we’re not supposed to eat meat, why did our teeth evolve this way???”

Because I get to say “oh so you’re just gonna be evolution’s bitch?”

I’m horribly ill (not with the thing, with another thing) and just catching up on ribbonfarm today and this was a good one

Remember that time during the pandemic immediately after that depression when you dyed your hair, picked up four new hobbies, and reached out to everyone you’ve ever known?

That’s my other normal

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Remember that time during the pandemic when for three days straight you were trapped indoors and you couldn’t think of a single thing in life that mattered to you and all affection and attention felt fake?

That’s my normal

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In the future when people ask me what bipolar disorder is like, I will be exclusively answering with coronavirus pandemic examples

What skill should I pick up during this apocalypse?

I'm reviewing various stress indices

It's relieving to read that "vacation" and "outstanding personal achievement" are acknowledged causes of stress

I like tracking our finances because (and I realize we are very fortunate) I can look at a single number and tell how we’re doing

Now I need a similar number for mental and physical health

Any ideas?

Generally people are limited by their strengths, not by their weaknesses -- many people have overdeveloped abilities to convince themselves that their status quo is desirable or unavoidable

Here’s where I left off around midnight

Need to finish this pass, create a new brush, smooth things out more, see where we’re at

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Still pushing this forward... it's a lot of work!

For now, I can explain a bit more

This is a generative piece that I hit a dead end on for a while, then I decided to take what I had and paint with it

I use Procreate on the smaller iPad Pro with Apple Pencil. I make my own brushes from scratch

The goal for this piece is to be a backdrop... maybe printed on a large canvas, maybe as wallpaper on devices, maybe both

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