wow, we can see the regret happen in real time. still a great addition to the thread smile

I have chosen to go a more traditional karaoke route, in honour of the Funny Girl revival on Broadway. apologies to my downstairs neighbours.


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As someone who also missed the whole Fraggle Rock thing growing up and discovered it as an adult, I can highly recommend giving it a watch. And I am sooooo excited for this!!

Abbie wrote:

Okay, here's Alice and me together! This was super-fun to do—helps that Alice is fucking amazing.

In honour of tick, tick...BOOM! coming out, I would just like to remind everybody that Abbie and I sang "Therapy" *checks watch* 2 YEARS AGO?! wow okay well we still sound great

you know what Drew, I think we should add it anyway smile

thanks Boter! we will add your pick to the playlist, and I very much appreciate you making a contribution. so far we're up to 35 songs ($175), plus one person who said they would match our donation, for a total of $350.

hey team - if you've got a moment, I've got something to share. TW: residential schools, death

a few days ago, a mass grave was discovered at a former Indian Residential School in Kamloops, BC. the grave contained the bodies of 215 Indigenous children. it's a heartbreaking reminder of the atrocities that my country has committed against our Indigenous population and the generational trauma we've caused.

so my friends and I are trying to do our bit. we have an ongoing project where we release a new playlist every month. June is Indigenous History Month here. we're inviting everyone to add their favourite summer song, and for every song added, we will donate $5 to the Indian Residential School Survivor Society (IRSSS). The playlist will be closed on June 20.

if you've got a minute, I welcome you to add your dubious music taste to the playlist, and perhaps take a minute to learn about what the IRSSS does. reconciliation is ongoing work, and I hope that this small fundraiser can help contribute to it.

writing to you from the unceded territories of the Coast Salish and Interior Salish Peoples, including the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.

Love it! I'm just learning to play ukulele and this is one of my go-to songs big_smile


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They definitely went all-out on the wibbly wobbly timey wimey stuff for Ravagers tongue Such a delight!

The Doctor has previously made the journey from fun-loving to more serious across a regeneration — that was the case for Seven and Eight for sure (I particularly enjoyed getting to hear these various sides of the Eighth Doctor in the audio story Caerdroia). It was wonderful to hear Chris having such fun, and I can also see them leading his Doctor to darker places in future stories.

^^^ This! This is the energy I love to see in this thread! big_smile
cute applause and sparkles

Regan wrote:

8 days a week

only just listened to this now and damn, Regan! this slaps! I'm so into it.

haven't been around in a while so I thought I'd drop in with some Anne Boleyn. because it turns out you really can write an album of non-stop bangers about Henry VIII's six wives.


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My Doctor. My very first Doctor. :')
I have so many feels.


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seeing BDG take this left turn into horror shorts has been fabulous. this one is giving me the uncle who works for nintendo vibes. I'm so into it.


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I have only just learned of the existence of Gormenghast and cannot for the life of me decide if it sounds like something I want to read. I think I'll have to give it a shot just to satisfy my curiosity!


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Bookmarked this when you posted it and just started reading tonight. I find myself completely enamoured and regretting that I started reading late in the evening! So though I've not yet even gotten to the creation of man, I just wanted to jot down some thoughts:

This is really beautiful. The rhythm feels natural (this is a pleasure to read aloud) and the rhyme unforced. A lot of that comes down to the precision and variation in your language. It's vivid, conjures specific images, and your use of repetition helps to orient the reader through the long poem.

It has been some time (oh, probably 14 years or so) since I read the story of creation, and this is a very nice way to return to it.

Boter wrote:

Oh hey, I return. Oh hey, I missed a note by a mile.

Considering how goddamn high that note is, I think you did admirably.


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tl;dr I produce a podcast called Good For All. It's about disability, community, and inclusion. I'd love it if you would listen to the first episode. I would doubly love it if you would subscribe, review, share the show.

Hey gang, 'tis I, your friendly neighbourhood communications specialist! So as some of y'all know, I work in comms for a non-profit that supports folks with developmental disabilities. And just under a year ago, they made me the lead on a certain project...

Yes, I produce a podcast—as part of my actual job, can you believe it?—called Good For All. It's a show about disability, community, and inclusion and the work toward achieving our vision of "good and full lives for all."

What does all that mean? We unpack a lot of those ideas in our first episode, An Innovation Mindset. I talked to Gord Tulloch, who is one of the warmest, most thoughtful humans I have ever met and who also happens to be our Director of Innovation.

Why does a disability non-profit have a Director of Innovation? Well, because the social service sector is stuck. Focusing on people's safety and security might mean they're housed and fed, but are we supporting people  to have new experiences? To build meaningful relationships? To fully participate in community?

We've also been grappling with a key question: Is social isolation more than just a disability issue? (Hint: Yes.)

My organization's never produced a podcast before, and neither have I. In fact, I'm new to the community living/disability sector. But in the past year, I've met some really incredible people and I'm so excited to share their experiences. Our second episode features a trip to a studio supporting artists with disabilities. Our upcoming two-parter on transitioning to adulthood features interviews with a parent and a Navigator who have some great advice about goal-setting and planning for the future.

As an avid podcast listener, I'm a huge fan of shows like 99% Invisible or The Cut. I know that Good For All isn't going to have that kind of broad appeal. But I also know that I didn't want it to be a show where we just talked about our services or interviewed experts. I wanted to tell stories. I wanted to reach people like me, who never really thought about disability issues before, and invite them into the world of community living.

So now, I'm inviting you. If you listen, I would love to hear your feedback. If you have questions about the show, hit me up!

(and also many thanks to Teague, for being a good friend and a good listener. just...thanks.)

hello gang, your resident short fiction correspondent returns with a speculative fiction piece. not sure how many folks here are into interactive fiction but the games of the 2020 IF Comp are open for judging and this entry is one of my favourites so far.

"These are all the weekends that will have passed when you read this."

Passages by Jared W Cooper (13 min)

Thanks, Drew! This song always gets me emotional; I hope I have done it justice.

And it's worth it, it's divine
I have this some of the time...

A play would be a manageable length. What we pick would depend on who & how many of us are participating.

There is one public domain play I would love to do—Edmond Rostand's The Romancers (which became the basis for the musical The Fantasticks.

I just want to say—

self-awareness is hard.

self-reflection is vulnerable.

growth is good. is painful. is the point.

thank you for sharing this.

Obviously, I'm in.

As for what to read, I will keep pondering, but initial thoughts:

  • maybe one of the Oz sequels? could be fun

  • one of charles mee's plays? hotel cassiopeia is the first that comes to mind for me, and I think you could narrate the few stage directions. may be too poetic for y'alls taste, idk

  • Cory Doctorow has a bunch of stuff available under the CC Attribution-Noncommercial-ShareAlike license, so we could do Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom or another of his books


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damn. that's gorgeous. oof.

*puts on the shelf next to Dave Malloy's Octet.*

I recently rediscovered one of my favourite childhood books, and it's been a while since we had a fairytale so...

Salt - a Russian Folktale

150+ days of this. gosh. sometimes I long to be in some other time. but no, I am in my bedroom in the here and now...


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God, I'm a sucker for a supermoon. Gorgeous.