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Allow me to reintroduce myself.

My name is Derek. I'm an internet old-timer who lives in , and I am the founder and admin of, the video store of the fediverse (or so I like to think).

And while I do talk lots about (went to grad school, wrote a thesis on The Room and Snakes on a Plane, have a film-crit website and two movie podcasts), I'm just as likely to talk about , , , and your garden variety comedic nonsense.


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So I had just been podcasting for two hours and I had to keep it quiet cos it's 2 AM and my grammar's not 100% but here's my contribution to

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I'm going to copy my list over from dot-social.

- copywriting/copy editing
- translation (🇬🇧↔️🇫🇷)
- film history and criticism
- subtitling/closed captioning
- the fundamentals of podcasting
- wrestling appreciation
- Magic: The Gathering 101
- real basic graphic design stuff, like posters and such
- shooting the shit
- your garden-variety chorin' [local only]

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I have to be at work for two more hours and my biggest question is: why

I had headbanger hair when I was like 20, it was a weird time

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probably a dissociation post but also meta Show more

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There are only 33 users on LP, fewer that are really active, and there's always good things going on. I'm not saying it's the *best* instance, just that it probably is.

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@derek - manager of Mastodon’s video store

@Bigtreatboy - one of the people that lead me from birdland to here

@starwall - made me my stunning and wonderful flag which I love

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This walrus has lived in my brain since scanning this book four years ago and I'm unleashing him upon the fediverse

like fuck me for wanting to temper the sludge cannon that is American politics

Also that headline and that article don't go together.

I know writers often don't get to pick the headline, but I don't know if this passes the sniff test as a piece of journalism.

>Visiting Mastodon feels like strolling through the first “apolitical” social network.

Are we even using the same platform bud

I'm 19 minutes into the work day and already two of my favourite things have happened: I've learned a new word, and discovered that there were donuts in the break room

Good morning Party People, it's your favourite movie boy reporting for duty on this glorious Friday morning

Gonna turn in early tonight y'all. Take 'er easy.

Toots that happen while I'm asleep don't exist

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When Cardi B said “gotta eat this ass like soup” I did not feel that. Ass is not soup.

I'm just gonna copy over what I wrote about Miami Vice (06) from Letterboxd Show more

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Oh that's right, a new episode of Middlebrow Madness dropped yesterday. It's a good one!

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Threat of violence, Horror, Donald Duck Show more

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