reminder: if you want an ebooks bot but don't wanna host it yourself, you can pledge the $2.50 tier on my patreon and i'll do it for you! you'll be able to set things like posting frequency (even to weird stuff like once a day or every 12 minutes), content warnings, accounts it should follow, and more!!
my very first instance was mastodon.social. i was convinced to start using mastodon by aurelia, the admin of deadinsi.de. i told her I'd joined m.s and she told me to switch to another instance so i moved to hers after only three posts
i spent a while on deadinsi.de, leaving around october (which is why my deadinsi.de profile picture is me wearing a witch hat: it was nearly halloween!). during that time, i created mstdn-ebooks, a framework for creating and running markov bots that "learn" from your posts. i decided to provide a free hosting service, which was used by many people.
my first popular post was when i decided to compress the movie shrek down to eight megabytes so it could be posted to mastodon. it ran at an abysmally low resolution where it was impossible to make anything out at less than a frame per second, and it even had sound!
i was invited to join the deep state discord server by someone (eve, i think) and enjoyed talking to the people i considered my friends. i decided to create a fake joke account, curious greg which was found out to be me in less than an hour because of a slip up involving the coochie seal. i'd made many video shitposts before, but the one i made to commemorate curious greg was something else. at five and a half minutes long, it remains my longest video shitpost to date. perhaps the video is why curious greg is still remembered to this day despite happening way back in february, and i still occasionally see people asking if particularly bad accounts are me doing another greg stunt.
aurelia let me be an admin on deadinsi.de, which was exciting! she also taught me a little about masto administration. i only really used my admin powers to add emojis though
deadinsi.de was where i discovered i was polyamorous! i also started using as my profile picture and slowly became more attached to it as my identity. my politics changed, too: before the fediverse, i was a demsoc
i had lynnesbian.space for a while before deciding to run my own instance and move there. it was only a side account at first, but i eventually posted a message that i was moving and used that mass DM tool to let everyone know. i've been here for much longer than i've been on deadinsi.de.
no story of my time on the fediverse would be complete without lucy's drunken confession to loving me. she ended the long DM with "i'm drunk, don't talk about this tomorrow" and so i didn't. however, when she made her second, even more drunken confession with the same advice, i decided to talk to her about it. she told me she'd liked me for a while, we got to talk, and soon enough we were in love. i introduced her to the concept of polyamory and while she was unsure at first, she quickly hit it off with petra. while not all of my relationships began so... spectacularly, i fell in love with a number of other wonderful people here. at the present moment, i'm dating petra, lucy, phoebe/tiana, ida, zoe, and jamie.
after passing a hundred and eight ebooks bots, i decided it was time to shut the free tier down. i made a video about it and pulled the plug with three days' warning. despite my worries that it would go badly, people accepted my decision, with many telling me they'd defend me if anyone was rude to me about it. i felt so safe and protected by the community 💜
of course, the fediverse hasn't been without its downsides. i've been through a lot of negative stuff, but i won't discuss that here - i'm remembering the good times. that's not to say they never happened, just that i'd rather move past them. i don't think i'm quite cut out for handling drama on social media... my twitter account had less than forty followers.
i've met so many wonderful people here. i won't name any names (apart from my wonderful partners) because i don't want anyone to feel left out, but there are so many little rays of sunshine here to brighten up my day!
thanks for an amazing year, fedi. i've loved my time here.
leftist polyam transbian linux nerd. cute bune. vry gay
please CW drugs
i have a blog: https://bune.city
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