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New account, time for an .

I'm a white guy, more or less living at the top of Privilege Mountain, trying to learn to dismantle and undermine that privilege.

Things I'm into:

Things I'm (interested in?) learning about:

• And all the stuff above, naturally.

This is, of course, incomplete. 🤷🏻‍♂️

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Continuing :

In 2018 (at 36), I realized my sexuality wasn't as straightforward (or straight) as I'd previously thought. It's more complicated because of course it is, but I generally consider myself bi/pan :heart_pansexual:.

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Curiosity poll regarding social media approach. Please boost because we're really curious about the experience-approach for as many users as possible.

We have excluded two options here and will explain why:

Twitter exclusively: probably not gonna see this poll if you don't use Mastodon at all

Spiderman: We assume everyone would add Spiderman to their options because of how polls work.

Heartstopper s01 spoiler 

Also Nick Nelson is a perfect bisexual disaster.

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I always wanna be a person who is figuring out what kind of person I wanna be and what kind of life I wanna build for myself and thinking of how my choices will impact that.

I guess this ties into things I've said before about a sort of permanent incipience: Always be creating yourself, always be beginning.

And coming-of-age stories speak to that kind of thing just very directly.

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Like... they often show textually that the actions you make, the friends you choose--broadly, the choices you make--all go into building your life and that if you want a certain life you have to make certain choices.

And I think that we should never stop doing that. Like, it's not a thing where you do that and then you figure it out and now you're an adult and you don't have to do that any more. Fuck that narrative.

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I've been thinking about Heartbreaker since I finished (like, A LOT) and more broadly thinking about why I like stories about high school and coming-of-age more broadly. Like... I'm a 40yo watching a TV show aimed and teens. Why?

I think the theme I like about these stories is that they're very actively about people who are trying to figure out what kinda person they wanna be and how their choices affect the reality of who they are.

Oh huh. I missed the two year streak day. Weird that Duolingo didn’t make a big deal of it. Apparently the next milestone is 800 days, which is just… a random big number. Two years is neat!

One of the things I miss about the Google plus interface was how easy it was to search for/find & create small communities of interest.

I wish there was a way to do that more simply in the fediverse.

Would love to find more #writers, especially #specfic (#sciencefiction & #fantasy) writers.

There are some hashtags that can help us find one another - #amwriting & #amwritingscifi for example, but I don't thing many folks use them.

So, where are my spec fic writers at???

(Boosts welcome!)

Heartstopper s01e05 

The scene where Charlie and the Rugby Boy and the two lesbians (I’m bad at names, OK???) were texting and one if them referred to them all as “meddling gays”… I really felt Rugby Boy’s facial expression.

He’s not confident in his sexuality and seeing someone who is include him in that umbrella was affirming in a novel way. I get that. I still have a lot of queer imposter syndrome.

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I have been watching Heartstopper and is is _so_ good. I am extremely here for this wholesome queer content.

This is very specific but I'm wondering if anyone here knows any resources for trans people in Croatia? I'm trying to put someone there who has very transphobic parents in touch with some support. :boosts_ok:

Another quick question for people who speak and write in languages other than English: Do you get upset when people use translation software to reply to your posts if they are not native speakers/writers? Why or why not?

If y'all could boost this post so that I can get more responses from people who speak/write English and at least one other language, that would be great! #CommunityDevelopment


we've been in this pandemic for TWO YEARS

by now i should be able to go to a fkn costco drive-thru and pay $5 for a cdc approved, federally subsized kirkland covid kit with like 30 kn95s, 20 at-home tests, 10 mail-in lab tests, a thermometer, and 5 yankee candles


This is a good thread about knowledge sharing amongst engineers (and tbh, people outside of engineering as well). (

the machine isn’t stealing your job, your boss just doesn’t think of you as a person

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cool fact: the original luddites didn’t oppose technology but rather the bosses using new tech to disenfranchise workers! the bosses then had the luddites murdered in the streets and their arguments were replaced with “tech bad 🤢” to prevent others from carrying on their challenge to industrial authorities

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Eldritch Café

Une instance se voulant accueillante pour les personnes queers, féministes et anarchistes ainsi que pour leurs sympathisant·e·s. Nous sommes principalement francophones, mais vous êtes les bienvenu·e·s quelle que soit votre langue.

A welcoming instance for queer, feminist and anarchist people as well as their sympathizers. We are mainly French-speaking people, but you are welcome whatever your language might be.