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tbh i don't think i really care that much about the historical reality of what plague doctors actually thought they could cure, the figure from our contemporary viewpoint is what's interesting to me

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the plague doctor as a creepy figure is fascinating. like, we're uncomfortable with the idea, like he's a figure of death, but he's not *killing* people. accepting the presence of this figure is accepting what's going to happen to you. he is a weird counterpart to the last rites a priest can offer. he's got leeches and nothing

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on the one side, allows a lot of fun unreliable narrator stuff where maybe you don't understand what was going on in this family/village until you hear multiple people. on the other side, what are the literary possibilities of palliative care's acceptance of the inevitable?

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before coronavirus i told my mom that i had this idea for a sort of decameron-like novel where a plague doctor is just going around during The Plague in an unspecified country and (pseudomedieval) century listening to people before they die

@TeethTeethTeeth I enjoyed it! I'm a sucker for sets and costumes that really go for it, and it was a good laugh.

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nobody:
me: but did you know that crows share knowledge intergenerationally

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Crossposting? no i'm always in a good mood when i post

@toroidal me: well THAT sounds terrible. *looks* oh, it's "stripe identity"--maybe that means it's just like a credit card? that'd be weird, but--
stripe.com/docs/identity

OH there's NO way THAT can go terribly wrong

auralite.io/ <-- this could be cool, but it's taking VC money so it almost certainly won't be, but I'm still a little hype to see a new project using webmentions.

@vy I read some of the other replies and I know that it's late but I would say that I think "cartridge" is best for something capturing an idea of modularity/interactivity, but "cassette" is better if it's a metaphor for data in storage

does posting with brid.gy work if you don't have microformats2? I'm trying to write a guide for web mentions for neocities ppl who often do all their html by hand and can't decide whether to mention brid.gy

update: when I wake up it feels for a bit like my teeth are in different places. I.. uh... that... doesn't seem ideal?

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"dum licet esse bene" ~ "while the gettin's good"

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Conventicle of the Lesser Occult Institute

The Conventicle of the Lesser Occult Institute