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Personal news: I am changing my name/would like to be referred to as Aganiké (or for short, Aga). [pronounced a-gah-ni-keh]

Legal process to formalize this will take a looong year at least (prior passport issues + pandemic) but otherwise yes, this me.

I'm still ok with people calling me neeti because, of course, I know SOME people in my circle won't change. *sad laugh*

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Is it time for a ?

- 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.

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the real tragedy of the effort towards better handling of digital Arabic text is that even our loftiest goals are a compromise. most systems can't even do the super basic A in the first image correctly. few can pull off B, allowing letters to stack and bend, preserving some of the flourish and nuance of the script. the second image -- which is still text! -- is just not on the table. it's the kind of thing we're leaving behind to exist on computers.

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I'm convinced that all horror movies are just cats.

The darkness has eyes and is staring at you? Cat.
Things go bump in the night? Cat.
Teeth and claws? Cat.
Fast and growling? Cat.
Cute and small but it's actually a lie? Cat.

so anyway, I have now acquired a proper, functional laptop, which meanssss

Minecraft!

currently looking at cottages in places I can't go to and being overwhelmed, how's your first day of work 2021 going

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Quick Pandemic Questionnaire – boosts appreciated 

I'm trying to get peoples' opinions on a few things for a thing I'm trying to write. Well, a few things really. So here are a few little questions. Make your answers as long or short as you like, share only as much as you want to, and just speak from the heart. There are no judgements or wrong answers.

I now have an IG alt where I post tarot stuff, shadow work and geek out about the moon or sunsets. These are things I wouldn't post about on my main because I feel like that's not who I am with the people from my past and I'd be judged pretty hard for what seems like a sudden u-turn.

So here's to moving off the main and making my alt the main in 2021!

Personal news: I am changing my name/would like to be referred to as Aganiké (or for short, Aga). [pronounced a-gah-ni-keh]

Legal process to formalize this will take a looong year at least (prior passport issues + pandemic) but otherwise yes, this me.

I'm still ok with people calling me neeti because, of course, I know SOME people in my circle won't change. *sad laugh*

realizing some people-from-past have social-media-blocked me is mixedly satisfying and shocking

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@neeti Lucky Ali is a boon we didn't appreciate as much as we should've.

Listening to 90s Lucky Ali songs is a very specific in-love mood that nothing else can compare to omg [insert lots of heart emojis]

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My mom has a phrase she calls “calluses on the psyche” which basically translates to “you’re going to learn how to admit that you are completely embarrassingly wrong about something and then MOVE ON!

We’ll all laugh at you, but that’ll last like 16 seconds and then one of US will be wrong and we’ll all laugh at them”

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thinking about how space sounds Like That mostly because synths were invented around the same time as space travel

I am so distracted and unwilling to finish things, especially this 2500-word article with end-of-day deadline.

Which, in itself, is not new. I procrastinate. What's new is that I do not care. There is no remorse.

Add to that the destructive invincibility of a pot of coffee.

I have become
chaos
,,,,

I had a dream in which I had forgotten how to kiss. WHAT.

(Shh, maybe it tru)

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So 18% of the population of India organised the largest general strike in history. A quarter of a billion people. 3.2% of all living humans on planet Earth. And the English speaking world is mostly just... not paying attention?

Took me longer than usual to get out of bed today; such an overcast morning

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I like that Elliot Page’s very existence gives transmasc people everywhere some much needed representation. Most mainstream views practically ignore anyone who isn’t a high femme trans woman. I hope more transmasc people feel empowered by seeing such a prominent role model.

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food adj language being used in a non-food context, resource request 

My office is starting a "meeting diet" where we cancel everything we can (within reason) one week per quarter so management can actually work.

Especially because we're starting the plan during the holiday season, I don't think we should be using "diet" - fatphobia, triggering, etc. I can't find any resources online, tho, so I don't want to bring it up just yet.

Does anyone have a link to a good resource?

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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.