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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.

now that they're like three games into the series, it's nice to see IOI finally get the license

Here are some pictures of kestrels, the smallest and most colorful falcon in North American and a very good bird

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pictured: a stag trying to start a conversation about ansel adams and group f/64 at what would be the worst possible time if such a conversation could ever exist in a time that was not the worst possible time

The clapping will continue until we are given a particle accelerator

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the cia gave bolivia's president-elect a bow-wrapped present containing a lit stick of dynamite. no injuries are reported as the president-elect simply handed it back without opening it, whereupon the cia asset opened it themselves and gulped once before the dynamite blew up on their face

just imagine if you could use your mouth as also a hand

wasps don't have to imagine

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fucked up to only have one mandible and no palps tbh

a cat with an enigmatic expression and loading spinners for eyes

don't look too close

a dragon but the hoard she's curled up on is just a giant immaculately stacked pile of imported pens and stationery

also she wears glasses

subtooting an entire fandom but hey, at least it's not about wasps 

supernatural fans today: this dumpster fire is totally unprecedented. this dumpster has never been on fire before. at no point in the past decade and a half has this dumpster so much as given off the slightest wisp of smoke. no one could ever have imagined that this dumpster would

roguelike actually means "like rogue legacy" hope this helps

I remember people getting upset with me cause I am down to do jury duty to prevent people from going to jail because that is working with the State.
Southern leftists cant be ideological puritans. We organize with our communities to fight the State while also using State practices as harm reduction.

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tbh that's me trying to stir shit, but the way we use and interact with ppl online will fundamentally change for the better - and involve the transformation and death of social media as we know it

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for anyone wondering “wait how the fuck is supernatural still airing” the way I had it explained to me is that supernatural is the dragonball Z of bad tv shows

whenever they kill a bad guy (say, Satan) the show is just like “haha but guess what, now you have to face his OLDER BROTHER, SUPER MEGA ULTRA SATAN!” And so on and so on for eternity


a celebration of things probably not getting worse quite so fast for a while

wait supernatural is still on air???? that's profoundly depressing????

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masto instance for the tildeverse