unfortunately mastodon still has a lot of the problems twitter does and invented some new ones for good measure
wish that people'd written fedi software unlike anything that existed before...
fedi is just exhausting for me a lot of the time and i'd rather be on twitter where a lot of the people i talk to regularly are... it's not even that fedi's bad or anything it just feels painfully empty and stale sometimes since many of the people i was close to on here in the past five years left or don't even exist on the internet anymore
i miss some people, very much. not "people who got run off of the internet for being racist" but people who left *because of* other people...
bad people can be large in small communities
@er1n solidarity, stranger. this thread, i agree and relate
@pan ohmygods pan you're still on here???? i was just thinking abt you and bea and "tell me about forests" a couple days ago
@er1n i’m pan, i exist, i persist! i’m afraid i don’t recognise tho quote, altho maybe yr name with the 1 is actually a little familiar now that you mention it? i beg your pardon for forgetting
@pan mmmmm don't worry! i'm not very memorable. i used to hang out with glitchsoc ppl/ n bea n deem a lot, like Years Ago. i thankfully saved the thing because it Moved Me; it's here: http://www.mecanis.me/pub/tell-me-about-forests.txt
@er1n oh wow i remember!! aaa thankyou for showing me
@er1n i passed this along to bea, i hope you don’t mind
@pan omg not at all!
@er1n guilty of not being active for last half a year at least but I really wish people did something more than shitposting sometimes
@er1n I can certainly sympathize with that. 😞 At the same time, it's good to see you back here and that you're around! 👋 I hope things are going okay by you.
@er1n for perspective tbh i think you're cool and i've always wanted to be friends but it feels like you're always absent and never want to talk
maybe masto would feel less empty if you participated more?
@haskal awww im sorry that i've been distant! that's not about u specifically though, in case you worried or sth! i just... have a hard time managing being in a Lot Of Places, particularly when they're occasionally really flaky or i have to fix them myself...
i don't wanna give up twitter because i feel like more interesting technical discussions happen there but i don't wanna Not be present here but like... splitting attention hard...
@haskal also ur like REALLY cool and it's super flattering that you wanna be friends bc i feel the same @ u. if u wanna talk to me Ever literally just dm me :3
@er1n ive been on here for a think 4/5 year now. maybe even 6 at this point
many people i did know are not on, or every year or so are feveredly on for a week or so
its a weird world [here]. both empty, yet busy. dedicated, but against. running, but walking
this though is my space away from the twitter noise. but also my way to make a lot of noise, mainly music with sub plots of overthrowning shady governments 😉
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