Smol Farm Gazette

Thorne Melcher
An eclectic mix of articles about a variety of subjects, especially on political and agricultural topics -- but anything goes!
Created 25 May 2021
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  • The Self-Righteous Sea Lion
    15 Nov 2021 • 2 min read • 2 0
    A couple of weeks ago, I attracted controversy on Twitter for standing up for a non-binary person of color friend being dogpiled by a big, blue check account for resisting climate doomerism. This led ...
  • Why We Want Guineafowl
    11 Nov 2021 • < 1 min read • 1 0
    Setbacks here, both financial and from the pandemic — though those two are, to a degree intertwined — prevented us from realizing some agricultural aspirations we had for 2021, but we hope to follow t...
  • In Defense of Metaverse Meetings
    06 Nov 2021 • 2 min read • 1 0
    In recent months, both Microsoft and The Company Formerly Known as Facebook (Meta) have announced products focused on making digital meeting spaces. Many people have reacted with scorn. Though these p...
  • BB Reviews: Minecraft Dungeons
    03 Nov 2021 • 3 min read
    With three fruitful streams of Minecraft Dungeons under my belt, I feel safe saying the game is exactly what you would expect from something that tries to do a Diablo-like game but with Minecraft’s wo...
  • Macklemore’s “Next Year” is a Return to Form
    31 Oct 2021 • 2 min read
    In 2012, I began a gender transition, the most terrifying but rewarding thing I have faced in my life by a mile. One album that defined that time in my life for me was Macklemore and Ryan Lewis’ The H...
  • Statement about the Imani Gandy Situation
    29 Oct 2021 • 1 min read • 1 0
    Several days ago, activist Imani Gandy made a post about how “civilization is collapsing, oh well” because she was going to watch the ducks. Going to watch ducks when feeling hopeless and down is a fe...
  • Dune-merism
    27 Oct 2021 • 2 min read • 1 0
    Climate change’s impacts are now impossible to ignore. There are significantly more extreme weather events. Massive wildfires and horrendous storms have quickly become the new normal. Many see this as...
  • BB Reviews: Donut County
    22 Oct 2021 • 2 min read • 1 0
    As someone fond of the batty fun of games like Katamari — where you consume stuff, enabling you to consume even bigger stuff, and so on and so forth —the indie darling Donut County interested me. It t...
  • MacBook Pro Recommits to the “Pro”
    19 Oct 2021 • 2 min read • 1 0
    Today, Apple released its long-awaited update to its MacBook Pro line, which transitioned its entire line to the ARM-based Apple Silicon line, away from the Intel chips that have powered them for the ...
  • BB Reviews: Final Fantasy X
    13 Oct 2021 • 2 min read • 1 0
    Though Final Fantasy X is not a new game, it is one I have had the pleasure of streaming a bunch in recent weeks on Twitch. One I’ve played before, back when I was but a wee bat. My flying fox father ...
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