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Hi! redo as I moved to Polyglot City.

I'm Francis, 24, He/Him. I'm Indonesian, of the Indonesian-Chinese ethnic minority.

I'm the_pyroneer on Twitter. Happy to connect on

Hobbies: . Langs I speak are on my profile. Fav genres: mystery, thriller, crime fic, sci-fi. I write on my blogs.

Other hobbies:

Nice to meet you all!

"It's not a matter of making the right choice. I'll make it so the path I choose is the right one. That's how you get to the top of the world."
-Bachira Meguru (Blue Lock)

"Your talent is a fierce gemstone that turns into worthless complacency if you don't polish it."
-Ego Jinpachi (Blue Lock)

I reluctantly agree with him on this one.

Mature and potentially triggering content (gore, profanity, sex, violence) 

I finished reading Out by Natsuo Kirino. My thoughts on the are out here on this review.

After a month off, I'm back to studying #Chinese!

Right now I'm focused on reviewing the #HSK1 grammar and vocabulary with my textbooks and continuing with #HSK2 studies using only the app that I started with.

I'm not really satisfied with my current study method, but it'll work for now (hopefully) given my schedule constraints.

My plans for the rest of the day? 今天我去看电影!

#LanguageLearning #LanguageStudy #ChineseStudy #HSK

Trying Hive. I’ve heard good things. Not language community *yet* but I know for at least 3 other language learners from /#langtoot who have created accounts.

It’s more visual like Instagram. It has Twitter-like function also, but I doubt text-only microblogging will be very visible. We’ll see.

I will start using as the hashtag

안녕하세요 ✯彡 #langtoot
I wanted to make a short introduction

✯ San | 34 yr
✯ social worker | grad student
✯ fluent in 🇩🇪 & 🇬🇧
✯ learning 🇰🇷
✯ art | j-rock | k-dramas | books

✯ 반갑습니다 ✯

#languagelearning #korean #fedilang

All my socials:
Twt: @/sinemeidiomas
Insta: @/sinemeidiomas

@TheDigitalGlobalCitizen - would love to be included! We now also have a group for #langtwt and #langtoot and other @languagelovers via @languagelovers

Hello (and former )

I've been trying to assist with the migration from the bird to the ancient elephant. That was the original intention - to help uses of find each other.

But friends on the platform informed me of another positive; the merging of our communities, and the ability to find each other across all platforms!

So... I offer to ; if you want to be on this list, direct message me with your user IDs.

This was one of my favorite things that I posted in birdland, so that it's not lost...

Let's talk about peeing in space.

Several people, in response to my NY Times essay, have said that women couldn't go into space because we lacked the technology for them to pee in space.

When the Mercury program was proposed, doctors were worried that people would not be able to urinate or even swallow without the aid of gravity.

And yet, they still made plans to send a man into space.

May be a sensitive question.

When you're part of an ethnic minority, is it normal to feel unwelcome or you don't belong, both in your home country and outside it? Especially when you've been discriminated against, looked down upon, or mistreated in and out of your home country?

I'm of an ethnic minority and I have these feelings from time to time. I want to know if these feelings are commonly shared among fellow people who are of an ethnic minority.

The opening ceremony was well done. I'm not a BTS fan nor am I familiar with Fahad Al Kubaisi, but both his and Jungkook's solo parts and the part they did together were great. The song had a different energy than classics like Waka Waka, but still fit .

long post about empathy 


i wish it was a teachable skill like arithmetic or something you could give like chicken pox

but it's more like appreciating art. some are naturally drawn to it, others grow up in a culture of such appreciation

it's not really something you can teach. you can guide through education, you can help through exposure, you can facilitate through communication. but it rests on the individual to choose and recognize value

because empathy is appreciation for humanity


this is probably going out into the void on a very general server, but: hello! I am a phonetician and fieldworking linguist at the University at Buffalo working on languages of Cameroon and China. I am hoping to pre-empt things by rebuilding some social networks here even though I am late to the party (and so, locked out of all the linguist servers). where are we??

me: *screaming into the abyss*

the abyss: this could have been an email

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@The_Pyroneer For Japanese books translated into English (that I've read in English), the two that usually come to mind are 'The Miracles of the Namiya General Store' and 'The Aosawa Murders'

I guess I should write a brief introduction. I'm not quite sure exactly how I'm going to use Mastodon yet but I'm interested in #folklore and #mythology, especially from #Japan and East Asia, Japanese #culture and #art, especially #ukiyoe prints, and anything magical or #supernatural. I am trying to learn #Japanese, but it's a very slow process. I have a website mostly about Japanese folklore, see link in bio.

Looking forward to connecting with others here.

Ukiyo-e print by Utagawa Hiroshige.

I'm new to this whole Mastodon thing, so I guess it's time for an #introduction.

I'm a Canadian #writer, #proofreader, and #translator based in Tokyo.

I love #reading and #LanguageLearning. I speak #English and #Japanese well and #French to a lesser extent. Currently learning #Chinese as well.

Will definitely toot about #books and my language learning journey. Maybe some other stuff too.

Either way, can't wait to get to know more people and share interests! よろしく!

Olá! Meu nome é Marcus, moro em Porto Alegre, sou casado e pai de dois gatos. Sou administrador dessa instância aqui. Um pouco mais sobre mim:

🔹 Adoro ler livros, principalmente de fantasia e ficção científica.
🔹 Quadrinhos! Amo quadrinhos, especialmente os nacionais independentes.
🔹 Ciclista urbano — por favor não me atropelem.
🔹 Paixão por estudar línguas; no momento, 🇺🇸 🇪🇸 🇮🇹 🇫🇷 🇯🇵 🇰🇷

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Polyglot City

Polyglot City is the right instance for you if you're interested in linguistics, languages, language learning, or translation, or if you're multilingual or polyglot. All languages are allowed to flourish on our timelines, and multilingual puns are welcome. And of course you're also free to talk about other things besides language.