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announcement bout notifs 

if you fav or boost something i post, i wont see it.
i turned it off to mitigate that pleasure response i get from seeing i am getting attention from people.
so..if you want me to notice u,
please talk to me.

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internet, (-) fear 

the internet (or social media) is just a deluge of thoughts.
😞
think i need a break. and a boundary centered plan for engaging on the net critically, thoughtfully, and mindfully.
My head is already swarming with many beings who say many things, and adding social media to that is making my brain boggily spin.

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internet, (-) fear 

the internet can be extremely overwhelming.
It gives *so* many people access to you, at once, and honestly that is so stressful. enacting balance and temperance in that, especially if you have a lot of eyes on you on the net, probably takes a lot of mental strength.

dont feel i have the capacity to look at comment sections anymore, despite knowing that people bring so much unique perspective to the table. its such a deluge of thoughts, and ineffective 4 communication

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learning stuff is never useless, the problem is that you were forced to learn something in a way that was harmful for you when you should have been given a choice and a method of learning that actually worked for you

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Looks like Amazon is retiring the Goodreads API, which just another step towards basically abandoning Goodreads and folding it into some other Amazon service I guess: joealcorn.co.uk/blog/2020/good

My advice? Get off Goodreads while you still can (ie export your content) and move over to StoryGraph: beta.thestorygraph.com

A black-owned startup finally developing a viable alternative to Goodreads. Fuck yeah!

(Why not LibraryThings? Because, guess what.. it’s also owned by Amazon!)

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Whee, the next tarot card is done💃 🎈 :blobcat:.

I've pre-released it on my patreon page: patreon.com/sylviaritter

(Featured cards in this toot: Ace of Coins & Two of Coins)

#art #illustration #mastoart #tarot

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begpost, family situation, not too urgent 

I'm currently trying to collect enough money so when Covid is over and we can finally travel again I can move out of here and move in with my partner to get out of this family situation I'm currently in where I don't feel really welcome nor safe here. It's going to take quite a bit of money for us to be able to do it so any sent at all will be to much help and will be appreciated.

kofi: ko-fi.com/maciiuwu
paypal: paypal.me/macii69

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This is really too tall of a design for a hand towel but also I didn't know what else to put it on and it's just been burning a hole in my hard drive (along with the corresponding puppy/wolf which I'll stitch out tomorrow).

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[caption] [1/3] discussion of ableism, contains censored slur 

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• moonliicorn

“If autism isn’t caused by environmental factors and is natural why didn’t we ever see it in the past?”

We did, except it wasn’t called autism it was called “Little Jonathan is a r*tarded halfwit who bangs his head on things and can’t speak so we’re taking him into the middle of the cold dark forest and leaving him there to die.”

• iamthethunder

Or “little Jonathan doesn’t talk but does a good job herding the sheep, contributes to the community in his own way, and is, all around, a decent guy.” That happened a lot, too, especially before the 19th century.

• rosslynpaladin

Or, backing up FURTHER

and lots of people think this very likely,

“Oh little Sionnat has obviously been taken by the fairies and they've left us a Changeling Child who knows too much, and asks strange questions, and uses words she shouldn’t know, and watches everything with her big dark eyes, clearly a Fairy Child and not a Human Like Us.”

The Myth of the Changeling child, a human baby apparently replaced at a young age by a toddler who “suddenly” acts “strange and fey” is an almost textbook depiction of autistic children.

[cont.]

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Create something for no practical purpose such as a song, a poem, an essay, a painting, a drawing, a comic strip, a collage, etc.

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Oh that's a cute ornam... wait, the snowman is the back-most ground layer? Like it's coming over the horizon? FROSTY THE KAIJU

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tbh i don't think people are like conditioned differently in a way that makes for meaningfully different experiences if they're amab or afab, i feel like everyone gets the same stream of "men should be X, women should be Y" and the pressure to conform to one or the other is a separate dynamic altogether

transitioning isn't about "learning to be the other gender" or filling in an experience you missed, but breaking out of the rails you were forced into by others and building new ones for yourself and finding a more authentic perspective on the big shitty rulebook we're all taught together

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Being trans is really great, by the way. If you’ve found yourself thinking “if only it was that easy” or “but I could never do that” then maybe give it a try? It doesn’t have to be a big deal - it’s okay to try small things, and play around, and change your mind, and not tell anyone or be very selective in who you tell. It’s okay.

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Tatiana needs help again. She lost her last place due to domestic violence and is current living in the woods in Vermont, USA.

Today she asked me: “Food and shelter please i can get a place ro stay for a week a friend her parents said i can stay in basement for a week please help me get this money im begging im scared im going to die soon if i dont find real shelter”

She needs $250. I know that’s a huge ask but I need to at least try to help her.

Venmo @/Tatiana-Toplitz18
paypal.me/Toplitz

$0/$250

one last thought, colonization, unity 

there is malicious "unity" such as colonization

then there is healing unity, true unity
which i think of as
every individual thread that makes the entire blanket whole.

one says "you must lose yourself to be One."

the other says
"you must be yourself to be One."

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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.