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(CW deer skull painting, no gore tho)

The blood of the covenant is thicker than the water of the womb. #MastoArt #BrynnDraws #Art

this dragon is gay and overflowing with love for everyone

Hello Twitter refugees! Allow me to teach you about one of the things that makes Mastodon much chiller: the CONTENT WARNING. 

Here on Mastodon, we have a thing called a Content Warning, or a CW for short. It's a button at the bottom of the new toot box. When you hit it, it will add a new text box above the new toot box; whatever's in the main box will now be hidden behind whatever you type in the upper box, with a "SHOW MORE" button like this toot has.

We use this to hide anything we think will make our friends unhappy to read. So if you're posting about something that an American politician did that made you angry, you might give it a CW of "uspol". There's an additional subtlety that's evolved; a lot of the time we'll follow a CW with a +/- in parenthesis - "uspol (-)" would be bad news, "uspol (+)" would be good.

This lets Mastodon function as a place for more measured discussion; you can CHOOSE to engage with whatever bullshit the world is throwing at you this morning, instead of forcibly having your attempt to catch up with your friends interrupted by a million retweets of today's shitty news with a big photograph of that asshole who made that shitty news staring at you from the preview card. Not ready to deal with whatever bullshit's going on yet today? Don't click those "show more" buttons, keep scrolling, say something nice to your friends instead.

Different instances have different rules about what you MUST CW; the only requirement on my instance is politics. Check /about/more on your instance for their rules, see what they would like you to put this safety valve in front of.

If you're new to the Fediverse, here's what made the platform work for me: aggressively following and unfollowing new people.

Whatever standards you've built up on Twitter for deciding to follow someone, throw them out the window. Follow someone because they made a funny or insightful post. Follow someone because their bio says they like pesto. Follow someone because they have a cute fursona. Anything really.

Following is free. And if it doesn't work out, unfollowing is also free.

Big dragons good

whatever the type of big, tbh.

we refuse to play farming sim games without this one cabless autonomous tractor concept modded in. first off b/c it's a pretty dang beautiful tractor, and second off b/c it's a good dose of synthetic/robot/ai identity euphoria. why drive the tractor when you can *be* the tractor.

wholesome naga coiling 

i'll put this one here too uwu💖 @Aarkethrix

no mans sky screenshot 

this planet is *extremely* orange.

im spaceship dragon. join me on an adventure, plenty of space

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Fluff Land

18+ space for good people.