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- I'm a writer, ex-journalist, now at a branding agency.
- I'm bi. My family doesn't know this.
- I talk about gender stuff, mental health, films/tv, linguistics.
- I speak ok French but I understand it well. Also: Malayalam, Hindi, Arabic.
- I grew up in the Middle East, studied/worked in India, live in Toronto now. All these places are home but also not home.
- I like meeting/talking to people virtually! Say hi!
- I also like bullet points.

I’ve always been bad with distance measurements but I could get away with it, until I started playing d&d. Now I’ve to look up stuff like “how many feet wide is a cow” and “is 25x25 feet a large house”

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If someone asks you to explain the gap in your resume, just say "I can't answer that without violating an NDA."

It's a really cool way to tell them to fuck off. They don't have to know that the NDA was issued by you to you, and signed by you on behalf of you.

i'm not a coffee drinker, but i do the jokes and small talk at work about coffee/caffeine cravings/"sorry this is my pre-coffee brain speaking" etc. just to feel included.

this is a very specific habit i've adapted into for North American Life. in india it was always tiny leetle glasses of chai and no weird looks for saying no to a pot of coffee and i miss that, sometimes 😅

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I'm holding a Book Launch Party on 4 October for my queer portal fantasy NON-PLAYER CHARACTER and its tie-in TTRPG!

Come watch on Twitch or hang out in the virtual library on Feral!

Books! Chatting! ADVENTURE!

For more information, visit:
victoriacorva.xyz/2021/09/20/n

it has taken me until now to get started/dive into everything D&D

it is better late than never?

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we could have cities designed with things close to people so they could get to them on human powered or, yes, even electrically powered CONVEYANCE MACHINES but literally cars. the literal objects. and the support infrastructure for them. is a doomed endeavour and we ALL NEED TO STOP PRETENDING that it isn't obvious.

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we're gonna kill the planet because over the last 100 years we got used to moving so fast that we can't even imagine not moving so fast.

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instead of a 'casual friday' everyone at offices should have a 'salary t-shirt day' where they wear a t-shirt that says their salary on it

it's the whole "well I'm up from the couch so might as well do EVERYTHING before i'm back to it"

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ADD has me walking around the house carrying a tray of lint from the washer, headphones from the bedroom, an unwashed mug from the study, looking for the lost house slipper, nudging the roomba along to go into kitchen...

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How would a non native speaker/student understand the exceptions in French? I have been just learning them as it is on the fly, but is there a way to know the logic behind it? The same is the case with gender specs. Like why is Cafe masculine whereas Beire is not? And table is feminine while book (livre) is not?
(Even though all the above ends in vowels, they have different rules).

#learningfrench #french

Beautiful clear night to see some stars, Jupiter and Saturn, here tonight!

I see the simple irony in hating on marketing emails even while my day job is to create the same for brands so I can eat 😭

this is why I want to do literally anything else, but (coming full circle), job hunt is tiring and so I procrastinate by making small, irrelevant fixes to life

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@neeti legit. It can be so therapeutical, or at least cleansing :D

today's feel-good chore of the day:

cleaning up my mailbox, unsubscribing from branded emails and promotional newsletters, ensuring that the only emails i get are genuine newsletters from real people, the ones i actually want to read

[infomercial voice] try it, it helps!

why, yes of course, 2AM is the only right time to lay awake staring at the ceiling, ironing out plot lines and thinking character sketches of a story i will never begin writing, sure why not, hmm yes

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Still just goofy to me that "you can't have magical science in the medieval world," which is dead opposite of how magic has historically played out. It would be like me saying that it doesn't make sense to have ancient Romans speaking Latin when they should be speaking Italian.

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Queer person: *Lives a life that makes them happy*

A Straight: There must be some law against this

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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.