Lots of people doing excellent, important work on sifting through the local elections candidates so people can be properly informed about who stands for what.

Please vote, and make use of that info when making your choices. Don't let anyone tell you local body elections aren't important or your vote doesn't count. Neither of those are true.

This pair was the first off the rank in the set. Mainly because I was least interested in them, so didn't mind not doing a great job, but also because I wanted to practice painting skin tones. And they both had lots!

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I will back-fill with some of the photos I've already posted of the likes of Chad and Momma, so apologies in advance if you've already seen some of these, but I'm gonna try to do start to end for them all.

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This is going to be the mega thread to hold my various crafting stuff. If it's not your bag, please feel free to mute the entire thread (or me, of course).

I'm gonna have multiple threads branching off from this parent, it'll get gnarly, so hashtags will abound.

Finally got some paint down on some bases, and started Madam's costume colouring.

It's... VERY green. Like, VERY green. Which is fine for the floor (I have plans), but the outfit is gonna need some hefty work to make it... Not awful?

You know what, when I learned about the names of some common emojis I got very confused & surprised!

😂 - this emoji is often used by me and many others to show a laughing face, but apparently its called "face with tears of joy" !

😋 - I have sometimes used this emoji to show a silly face, but its actually called "face savoring food".

I wonder if this confuses people using screen readers, or do they understand these differences ?

Full emoji list with names and all -

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Okay - weird question - is anyone looking for a plugin developer as a WfH position?

Full plugin development available, not just "can you make a pretty page", but more "can you develop an integrated shipping system tied to our warehouse & financials" etc.

Is there a better service than for hosting a personal calendar service that allows both private and personal appointments to be retrieved?

Anyone local going to be near Kawiicon this weekend? I'll be in the city for the event but would rather do hallway-con in well-ventilated uncrowded spaces. If that's you, too, get in touch as I've got a little Discord server for this sort of thing, full of known-good folks. #NZTwits

CW: Some (plastic) nudity / sensuality 

Not featured, "Angry Boi" or "Crouchie". But see if you can work out which ones of these are the other named ones 😂

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TFW you're going thru the multitude of figurines you've built this weekend, base coating & priming, and trying to work out what colours you want them in, but your memory's shit, so you need to make a list of it, but your memory is shit so you know you won't remember their names...

So now you have a list of names like "Angry boi", "Boobie girl", "Chad", "Crouchie", "Barbarella" etc & their clothing choices 😬

Also a gentle reminder that if you can, it's better to use the content warning function (that's the CW button on your composition box) than to just type "CW" at the start of a post.

Doing this actually hides the text until it's expanded, and makes it easier for people to skip this content. 👍

In today's lesson of what should have been obvious to begin with, & is BLINDINGLY so in retrospect;

Do not wash your dark navy blue uniform at the same time as the woollen walking socks that are worn with them, unless you want to spend the next 6 months defluffing said uniform.

I love how even tho we have a chunk of crossover posters, the tag has made almost no impact here - even tho it's trending at #1 position all day over on the birdsite 😂

Someone forgot to charge the cat. Had to be put into the sun now.

Fedi-wide survey, boosts appreciated!

You are:

Kia ora koutou.

I have a very complicated family history, and I'm trying to put together my mihi - but I've got a couple of really niche questions that I don't even know where to begin Googling.

Do I have any mutuals who might be willing to help me negotiate the appropriate course of action with appropriate cultural implications via DM?

For clarity, I have most done already. I'm not looking for a full writeup. And for a koha, obviously.

Ngā mihi nui

Does the Fediverse had the same issue with random spammers/scammers/bots sending unsolicited DMs ?

I've not received any - is that pure luck? Is it being a small account? Being on a local instance?

Ms20 is on a friend's 21st in Gold Coast, f flying back today. Checked her flight, all good, take off on time, but it's a small turboprop (Dash 800 technically). Sent a message saying how surprised I was as I saw her plane over the Tasman in Flight Radar 24.

Surprised to get a message immediately back... Apparently she missed her flight 😬

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