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Hey there! I'm Somnius, a white tiger living in SF. I code websites, play indie & rhythm games, love all kinds of music, and turned vegan in the middle of this year.

Things I advocate for: furries, non-monogamy, sex positivity, gender identity, LGBT+ rights, democratic socialism.

All of you here inspire me so much with the amazing things you create. I have so much to learn!

It was also Pansexual Awareness Day yesterday! Shout-out to all the lovely people who identify as such, and I count myself as one of them. 💗💛💙

Since I'm on a roll today, welcome to Mastodon v3.1.4, Merveilles ✨

Looks like this was a tinier release with bugfixes and some back-end changes.

Here are the release notes if you're curious! github.com/tootsuite/mastodon/

Merveilles meta, payments 

Hey all! I know a few folks have requested alternative donation methods to Patreon, and now we have a few to choose from. Here are all of them:

patreon.com/merveillestown
ko-fi.com/merveillestown
opencollective.com/merveilles
liberapay.com/merveilles/

I'll add these to the description and documentation shortly. Please boost if you'd prefer to donate to the other platforms instead of Patreon!

Been working on a note to include with the stickers~ here's a hint >:3

Merveilles.town Financials, April 2020 

Was quite late with this report, thanks for your patience!

Also, thanks to everyone who sent in their info to get stickers! I think I have enough requests to start sending them out to people now as well.

I won't be taking any more requests for the moment so I can focus purely on sending those stickers out. I have a nice surprise in store, too—I'll keep you all posted :3

Thanks so much, and keep on being your lovely selves!

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Merveilles.town Financials, April 2020 

Donations
$83.25 via Patreon

Total: $83.25

Infrastructure Costs
DigitalOcean: $52.08
Fastmail: $50.50

Total: $102.58

Donations to Date
$1303.57

Infrastructure Costs to Date
$1128.59

Money left over
$174.98

Hey all, thanks for sending your DMs for the Merveilles stickers! I'm working until ~6pm-ish my time (PDT) but once that's done I'll get around to answering them :3

This might get pretty expensive, but I've never done anything like this before, so I don't know how expensive it really will get!

If you'd like to make a one-time donation, feel free to send some cash to our ko-fi here: ko-fi.com/merveillestown

Or if you'd like to donate regularly, we have a Patreon: patreon.com/merveillestown

This is not required, but is much appreciated!

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Hey Merveilles! A while back I bought some stickers, and I have 98 to distribute to other folks in Merveilles. Shipping from the US to other countries is somewhat limited, and they will be delayed, but if you would like to get a Merveilles sticker please fave this post and DM me your address!

I'm limiting this to folks who are currently on or have previously been on Merveilles sites (slack, masto, etc). I can't ship to some countries through USPS, here's more info: about.usps.com/newsroom/servic

Desk setup is real nice now that my cables are managed a bit more :3

Merveilles.town Financials, March 2020 

You've also probably seen from the expense already, but we also snagged some Merveilles stickers! We're working on a way to distribute those to everyone, so I'll keep you posted on that.

It's been a big month, and I'm super thankful for your support in keeping the instance going. I can't say that enough.

Thanks so much. Stay safe, we'll get through this together. 🖤

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Merveilles.town Financials, March 2020 

Hey there all! These are some pretty stark times we're in, I hope you're staying safe and healthy.

A lot of things happened over the past month for the instance. We switched from Amazon's S3 to DigitalOcean's Spaces, we're on a shiny new upgraded server, and we hosted a Hypercard-themed game jam, the Hyperjam!

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Merveilles.town Financials, March 2020 

Donations
$89.53 via Patreon

Total: $89.53

Infrastructure Costs
Amazon S3: $68.94
DigitalOcean: $31.54
Stickermule: $69.44

Total: $169.92

Donations to Date
$1220.32

Infrastructure Costs to Date
$1026.01

Money left over
$194.31

covid-19 

I feel like I'm going to remember this time as a strange haze, mostly being stuck at home in the same apartment for months while the world burns. It's so surreal and terrifying.

My world is going to be experienced solely through hedonism and monitor screens for the next little while. Here's hoping things at least work out okay for the folks in my life.

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Hey Merveilles, welcome to Mastodon v3.1.3! I seem to have gotten the hang of updating the instance now :3c

Look out for a financial update in the next few days, and keep on being your wonderful selves! ✨ :merveilles:

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Don't forget to upload screenshots to your game! They will appear on this page: itch.io/jam/merveilles-hyperja

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