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Andy Brokaw
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YA Writer, Winter Spirit, Board Game Geek, and Harmlessly Crazy Person...
YA Writer, Winter Spirit, Board Game Geek, and Harmlessly Crazy Person...

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I'll update this post is I add more, but for now, my other (inferior) social network accounts are here:

https://www.facebook.com/andreamariebrokaw (professional)
https://www.facebook.com/andymariebrokaw (personal)
https://www.instagram.com/andreabrokaw/ (mostly cats)
https://twitter.com/andybrokaw (mostly Instagram crossposts)
https://andybrokaw-stories.blogspot.com (for posting of flash fiction)

NEW / Trying to Get Into:
https://pluspora.com/u/andybrokaw (personal)
https://diasp.org/people/4d2bb4edec26e23c78001b47 (professional)
http://mewe.com/i/andy.brokaw (personal)
https://mewe.com/p/andreamariebrokaw (professional)


I'll probably also start posting to a blog more often. My old one I haven't posted to since 2014, so I don't know if I'll use that or just start a new one. I suspect I'll look for an app that will post both to the blog and to FB since most people don't follow blogs anymore. I just want somewhere that isn't a closed community that people are forced to join if they want to see my posts.

I'm also open to other social networks. I have a few accounts that I created, spent a week on the service, and then ghosted, but I don't remember where those are off the top of my head. If anyone has suggestions, let me know and let me know what's good about the network. (Unless the network is Mastodon, in which case please recommend an instance. The reason I don't have a Mastodon account already is that I can't figure out where I should be.)



(Image was found at https://mtgcardsmith.com/view/sad-hedgehog-2 and seems appropriate.)
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Zak-cat is crying at me because her boy isn't home. I've tried telling her he's just staying somewhere else because he has a two day ski clinic, but she doesn't seem reassured and appears to think I should be more upset.
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Alternative title: I <3 New York

What happens when a monster decides he wants to ride the Cyclone?
Coney Island Adventure
Coney Island Adventure
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This was supposed to be finished two weeks ago... But I'm not going to dwell on that because it's done now. :)
At the Train Station
At the Train Station
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Happy Caturday from Zakara! #cats #caturday
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I present this, just in case you always thought Dickens was unrealistically melodramatic.
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I commented on a post elsewhere about Diapsora on a phone, but realized I didn't share this information here when I learned it. So...

The diapsora apps are just browser wraps. I bypass them and simply have a link to the webpage as a shortcut because there's not much point to them.

The big thing I've learned about mobile Diapsora, though, is this: "toggle mobile" doesn't turn mobile on and off like you might think but switches between two mobile versions, one of which I hate because it barely functions but the other of which (the non-default) is alright. I would love a real app because I'd really like to get notifications so I'd know when people are talking to me, but the non-default mobile version allows for mentions and a few other functions the default lacks.

The default mobile view is default because it doesn't load images at decent resolution and the developers think that's more important than being functional because they seem to think we'll be on our desktops most the time (Maybe you are. I'm not.) and that if we're on our phones data consumption is obviously a problem (Maybe it is for you. Seldom is for me.)

I'm told the dev folks are working on an intriganted version of the two. I'm not sure why they don't just switch to the non-default and add an option to not download images, but I'm not a developer.

#diaspora
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If the line "We got married in a Walmart, over by the Wrangler jeans," and being told the singer proclaims himself to be a ballerina on the lam doesn't hook you, we may not have similar tastes in lyrics.
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Okay, I understand that sea lions can be obnoxious. But they don't deserve to be murdered. In addition to the six mentioned in the headline, there have been seven other sea lions to wash up showing signs of death due to humans in the last two months, including one that was decapitated.
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