~A boostable feast~

:flag: is a :chance: Chicago-focused Mastodon instance with a friendly local timeline and simple rules.

DM me for an invite if you're a current, former, or future Chicagoan (suburbs included :ctapurple: :ctayellow:).

I'm shouldering all costs right now, so if you like what we're doing, you can also buy me a coffee :darkmatter: at

Thanks! We :pizzaheart: you.

The fundraising goal on my ko-fi page would recoup the cost of my American citizenship application, which was ~very expensive~. I'm currently in pending status with USCIS with an estimated case completion date of November 2019. Thanks for helping!

I updated's Terms at to include the following language:

"Whatever the intentions behind it, unsolicited advice—especially involving a user's health and wellness—is often indistinguishable from harassment and will be treated as such."

If you're unsure if a user is soliciting advice, best practice is to ask that user it's ok to give a recommendation.

Only You Can Prevent Reply Guyism!*

*Also, I can, because I can ban you. :pizzaheart:

@alex Which flag is this? It's seriously hurting my eyes right now :s

@alex Well... much love for the city, but unfortunately, when scaled down to emojo size, the red and blue starts to blend together and look more like chromatic aberration than a flag!

Sign in to participate in the conversation is a Mastodon instance for Chicagoans current, former, and future. Its name comes from Carl Sandburg, who once compared ships pulling out to “mastodons, arising from lethargic sleep.” Our goal for is to build a community of friends and neighbors across the Windy City. Toot your pho place recommendations, meet-up ideas, pothole gripes, creative dibs, and cross-town baseball taunts—whatever you want, as long it abides by our short and sweet content policy.

For now, membership in is subject to approval. if you don’t have an invite or referral, email our admin with a Toot-length intro.