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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: lexie.space/post/blogstuff/201

See the attached image, or noisy.lexie.space/@alexis/1033, 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: redbubble.com/shop/p/43181011.

Different sizes, transparent backgrounds: lexie.space/assets/posts/2019-

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: tilde.zone/@alexis/10329473188

More at our website: lexie.space/post/blogstuff/201

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!

what do you call a jet engine stan? 

a turbofan

beat saber 

aaa i can't do regular speed any more the moves come out too fast

this was yesterday btw, cw: flashing lights, VR HMD POV, beat saber youtu.be/wWKaagwz3JM

i feel like when i can fairly reliably full combo pop/stars on 120% hard it'll be time to start in properly on expert. gonna be a while but in the meantime i still finish every session feeling like i'm walking on a cloud and that's enough for me tbqh

you've heard of , now get ready for david sirlin's Daf Yomi 2: The Sequel

nm just idly navigating the breathtaking psychosexual labyrinth of star trek tng s1e15 "11001001" hbu

beat saber 

absurdly annoyed that i have to re-encode that 120% SS Hard full combo from this morning before i can post it here

"We're both subs, which makes flirting of course a matter of subtle geometries in n-dimensional manifolds, but..."

beat saber 

ugh, came within 6 seconds of SS-rank perfect combo on pop/stars hard 120% and managed to miss one of like, that very last run at the end

sucks to suck, but that's ok, i'll get it next time

mentioned to boyfriend that i think all the beat saber is adding some muscle and he said "yeah, you look it" aaaaaaaaa

med ++++++ PSA esp rel for anxiety sufferers 

since i started on CPAP a week or so ago, aside from many other benefits incl the energy to play so much beat saber and the resilience not to die from it:

my "i can cope but only at the cost of on bad days managing almost nothing else but that and work" anxiety is gone.

GONE.

so if you have anxiety, snore, and have access to healthcare, and haven't thought about doing a sleep study...think about doing a sleep study. they're at home now! it's just a thing you pair to your phone and wear, super easy to deal with, and if it turns out you can benefit from a robot that looks after you while you sleep than the benefits can be quite literally life changing

anyway! this has been lexie's moment of obnoxious "this worked for me so therefore you should definitely absolutely do it" evangelism for the year. now back to beat saber!

feeling like probably "oh hey, that's some mild vertigo happening here" is the point at which to put the oculus down for a day or so @_____@

welcome to beat saber custom levels, aka "humility mode",

search "how to mod custom songs into beat saber" and discover what it's like when william gibson and neal stephenson get together to do a recipe website

beat saber update:
* minimum: two hours a day
* perfect combo'd: $100 Bills on 90° mode, title song on hard, escape on uhhhhh normal? i guess?
* ankles, calves, thighs, lower back, upper back, shoulders, biceps, forearms, wrists: still game
* inbound: knuckle straps, prescription lenses, fit kit, elite strap (lol) with battery
* boyfriend: slightly confused but very supportive
* plans for tomorrow: doing the bmbf/sidequest/whatever else stuff so i can dance to the music i love
* moves: increasingly tight

all this on day 4

...what's day 40 going to be like?

so is three hours of beat saber a day too much, or

wasp photo, alc ment 

ah. figured out why she was snoozing on the windowsill

it is after all about that time of the season (the time when wasps have finished the work of their lives, and look for fermenting fruit with which to enjoy their retirement) and the figs are getting pretty ripe too

supposedly they are very belligerent in this state. all i can say is, i climbed into the middle of that tree to kill bindweed before i noticed them, then chased them around with a camera once i had, and - at risk of reiterating a constant theme - they didn't mind my presence at all.

that such animals as these should like us dream and seek leisure -

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wasp photos (sleeping; dreaming) 

local bald-faced yellowjacket didn't make it home before dark the other night and decided to sleep on our windowsill

i've never seen a sleeping wasp before, at least not and known what i was seeing. her back left leg twitched occasionally, and every so often she'd breathe hard for a little while and then stir a bit, briefly groom herself, and settle down again

so wasps do dream. who knew?

(boyfriend and i were both out on the porch when i spotted this napping lady and took the opportunity for a few good shots. he doesn't love wasps even a little, but kept his head and recognized she offered no one any harm; too, he regards himself as being in love with a witch - not a name i'd ever give myself, but one which to receive i find does not at all distress me - and understands the default courtesy i require he show innocuous arthropods as part and parcel of that. or maybe part of the price of that)

(it's interesting to see the ethological perspective i take toward these animals having an effect. we shared the front porch with an orb weaver, Aculepeira packardi, for quite a while; being able to describe to him in ordinary terms the occasions of her life seems to have helped dispel some of the xenophobia to which he and most people so default - as did the fact she quickly learned to set her moorings where careless primates could not blunder into them!)

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wasp photos (sleeping; dreaming) 

local bald-faced yellowjacket didn't make it home before dark the other night and decided to sleep on our windowsill

i've never seen a sleeping wasp before, at least not and known what i was seeing. her back left leg twitched occasionally, and every so often she'd breathe hard for a little while and then stir a bit, briefly groom herself, and settle down again

so wasps do dream. who knew?

there is a great deal to be said for cozy gay domesticity

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