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10 Image #CaptionTips from a transcriptionist:

1. Any words are better than nothing.
2. You don't need to say it's "a picture of…" screen readers will already say it's an image.
3. Start with the framing or format (i.e. close up, landscape, meme, text).
4. Think about the reason you're posting the pic and describe that first, add background details if you have time.
5. Pretend you're talking to someone on the phone and want to tell them about this cool thing you're looking at.
6. Transcribe any and all text in the image, even if it's the only thing you do.
7. If you've described the image in your post, you don't need to copy and paste it again in the caption. But again, don't leave it blank, just put something like "as described."
8. You can add small subjective notes, but don't give too much interpretation of the image in your own opinion.
9. Caption jokes are fun, as long as they still describe the image objectively.
10. Use punctuation, and capitalize words properly. A lot of us have interacted with this tech when calling customer service or talking to Siri, so keep in mind that you're writing for a computer to read, and it needs all the help it can get.

Hello All.
Due to a sliiiiight miscalculation on car repairs we dropped more on making sure we could drive than I thought. Thanks to this I'm going to run a discount on my dice shop (either or, whatever your flavor is) to try to recover costs.

Use NEWYEAR23 on either site to get 20% off your order! I appreciate any boost a hell of a lot. I do ship worldwide. :blobhaj_hug_full:

#dice #ttrpg #ttrpgdice

US, seeking trans charity :boost_requested: 

I'm looking for a 501(c)(3) #charity which I can donate to, because my employer is doing a gift-matching program.

The donor match program requires that it is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. My only hard requirement is that it be focused on aiding #transgender people.

Bonus points if it focuses on:
* Aiding people who are trying to survive and/or escape red states
* Protecting #trans kids from homo-/transphobic family situations
* Legal battles to ensure that US health insurance companies cover transition healthcare such as #HRT, laser treatments, #TopSurgery and #BottomSurgery
* Ending conversion therapy and other cruel delaying strategies like "gender exploratory therapy"

:boost_requested: Please boost this one. I have until the end of the year to both make the donation and then submit a receipt to have it matched.

When I asked Todd Shaughnessy how to take my game ideas and make them into a real game, he shrugged and said "I dunno, you just do it. You learn as you go. You make your game and figure it out."

It wasn't much to go on! I didn't know the first thing about producing a book. I'd never finished a full game draft. But it connected with the indie comics work I was surrounded by, and for the next 6 or 8 years, until I finally did make a game, it was a touchstone I went back to often.

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Twin towers of white stone stand together. A covered bridge connects the conical roofs together into a single great tower rising from the woods.

Torre Schönberg is a watchtower built in 1905. It stands upon a tall hill rising from a thick woodland (check out the second image).

The isolated tower rising from a dense forest offers inspiration for a mage's tower.

#dnd #dnd5e #ttrpg #fantasy #writing #fairytale #castle
📷 : Tom Juenemann; Zinnmann; & Lasmahei

This #Dungeon23 thing sounds amazing and like so much fun. I definitely want to draw this out in a notebook next year and see what comes of it.

I’ve been wanting to expand my #TTRPG writing out from just #DnD. I wonder if a #CyBorg megadungeon in a new megacity or a new #PbtA setting I’m workshopping would be a good fit.

A partial list of our reporters you can follow on Masto:

•Caroline Chen @carolinechen

•Annie Waldman @AnnieWaldman

•Perla Trevizo @Perla_Trevizo

•Jeremy Schwartz @JeremySchwartz

•Emily Hopkins @emilyhopkins

•Ken Armstrong @bykenarmstrong

•Mariam Elba @mariamelba

•Jessica Lussenhop @lussenpop

•Ellis Simani @emsimani

•Justin Elliott @elliottjustin

•Max Blau @maxblau

•Andy Kroll @andykroll

•Kartikay Mehrotra @kartikay

•Jeremy Kohler @jeremykohler

•Neil Bedi @neilbedi

I just found my inspiration for this year's holiday one-shot!

Tonight's the night y'all: We'll be playing on the High Shelf Collective Twitch channel starting at 8:30 US Eastern time to raise money for . Come see what kind of shenanigans everyone gets up to in everyone's favorite... [checks notes] ..."haunted victorian city surrounded by a wall of lighting fueled by refined demon blood"?

A good holiday reminder that when you see someone stealing food, no you didn’t.

Hey friends at : High Shelf Collective is kicking off our holiday fundraiser with an early giveaway at ! Here's a video about what's up and how to take part.

The best advice for any #mastoadmin is to "suspend" the following domains in their preferences>moderation>federation>add new domain block


Hey, are you at #paxunplugged ? We are too! Come see what we’ve been doing over the last two and a half years! We’ve missed you and are getting back on our feet in Booth 4102!

If you're one of the tech folx that's following me I'm going to try to start posting tech nonsense over at:

Boost if you want to help Nihilist Wendy's get more followers so we can challenge God and prove he doesn't exist or if you enjoy delicious hamburgers

Your followers will never know which

Computers were a grim and noxious mistake.

Today as you injest your stimulant to recover from last night's run on the megacorp, jacking in to the warm glow of pixels being flung at your mirror-shade covered eyes,

Try to remember the true meaning of Cyber Monday.

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