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Semiotic Standard: the icons from Alien

Following on from our Solar System transit map, we settled on this as our next vector art project: recreating the "Semiotic Standard" icons used to decorate the Nostromo spaceship sets in the 1979 film Alien.

We also thought it'd be fun to make them usable as fediverse emoji, so we did that.

Find the full set in emojo form here:

See the attached image, or, for examples.

We'll be publishing large SVG files of these, too - as soon as we get the source file sorted out so we can export them easily. (we still suck at illustrator lol) In the meantime, we hope you enjoy these, and watch this space for more!

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The Solar System: A Transit Map

Ever wanted to take a bus from Earth to another planet entirely? Us too! If we could, this is the map we’d use to get from here to there. Now you can use it to do that, too!

Physical things that have this on them:

Different sizes, transparent backgrounds:

We want to make this into a depiction of a solarpunk future, designed by consensus, that we'd all love to see! If you have ideas or thoughts on that, please add them to this thread:

More at our website:

Special thanks and 💜 : @anarchiv @RedFuture @velexiraptor

We hope you enjoy it, and please feel free to boost and share with anyone you think might like it!

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It's probably about time for an , isn't it?

So, hi, I'm Alexis. At my day job, I'm a fullstack engineer for a company you've heard of. If that interests you, it shouldn't, and I won't, and that's really best.

When I'm doing what I choose to, I'm an sf/weirdtales writer, a wildlife photographer, and a doer of helpful stuff for people.

I've never said this out loud before: I'm intersex and genderqueer. I don't know how I feel about saying it now, but I guess I know how to find out.

liberals pretend to have an undefined point where things become 'too evil' for them, and would ideally like to do absolutely nothing until that point is reached, and oh wow, what a surprise, nothing after that point is reached either

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WHAT: Action Zaps
WHEN: Wednesdays in September at 11am PST / 2pm EST
WHERE: Your own home
NEEDS: A cell phone and computer
HOW: We will take powerful action together on new and pressing campaigns each week:

To get feds out of cities
And more

"Ah, er, yes.” Martín is trying to break some unfortunate news as gently as possible. “The point of these questions is… for you to write the program yourself, rather than using someone else’s code.”

You shift, surprised. “People haven’t seemed to like that so far.”

some folks in japan put on a 5th anniversary concert for Undertale, featuring a new and complete orchestration, and uh if you haven't seen it already maybe watch it it's good

happy diopter dial hopes you are having a good morning, and reminds you that you've got this!

language PSA ("simp"), New York Times link

"In the early 2010s, [simp], still used with some regularity by rappers, was seized upon by members of the nascent “manosphere,” the world of men’s rights activism."

"The word [simp] expresses discomfort with equality when it comes to gender, and offers a simple way to dismiss the people causing that discomfort."

If you're still comfortable using "simp" after learning this, I'm not comfortable around you.

If you want the QUEER HACKER design on a larger, high-quality weatherproof vinyl sticker and you want me to actually get paid for it, I sell them on my online shop here:

If it's a real Iris Jay sticker, it'll have a URL that leads to either my site or the Crossed Wires site on it somewhere. I'm that thorough. Accept No Substitutes

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racism meta 

The fedi is a gated community for white ppl, y/n?

feeling like this morning would be a great time to rewatch threads but it's actually just the fact that i have to work today sapping my entire will to live

Hey, look at this thing my friend Mint wrote on why he left.

You'll probably make fun of it like you do with the daily dot article.

But maybe you'll read it and... think? Reflect? Change?


addendum 2

- the policy of "bathroom control" in american classrooms which appears to extend even to high school is power tripping and misogynist abuse. stop it. get some help

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so here's the deal here's the thing

- if a minor says something's bothering them, it's real
- if a minor says they're trans, it's true
- if a minor has opinions about "adult" level topics, particularly politics, it's valid. probably more valid than your opinion

- they will not "understand when they're older". you failed to understand something when you were young. stop projecting

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hey so since this is blowing up why don't y'all check out it's not my soundcloud it's an organization that's doing kickass work to push back on and ameliorate the incredibly regressive cash bail system that's still the law in this town. if you can afford fancy notebooks you can afford to

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im in the business of getting an "ought not" from an is

PSA: moleskines are bullshit btw, they make a big deal but the paper is garbage. for the same price you can get a rhodia with clairefontaine paper that's smooth as silk, or if you like a spiral binding, maruman makes A5s with really beautiful paper that cost like a third of what a moleskine will run you

oh my god i put a new screen protector on this phone and have just noticed there is a hair stuck under it, right above the edge of the screen

Player 1: OCD
Player 2: Laziness

Has anyone become IRL friends with someone they met on #mastodon ?

Please boost I'm curious

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masto instance for the tildeverse