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More about me: my main passions are animals, and my art. I mostly depict animals, or other things from nature. I don't like drawing people, but I do care deeply about the issues affecting people and try to draw attention to them with my art. My disabilities have a huge impact on my art, what and how much I can produce. My dominant hand no longer works fully so I make art left-handed now. Have only recently switched to digital, hoping it'll be easier on my health

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Intro: I'm 32, Irish but living in UK, very white, very queer (biromantic, asexual, agender trans), married, lots of health problems (both physical and mental), unemployed artist, far left. Will not tolerate any TERFs or SWERFs, or racists, ableists, or any other form of bigotry. I dunno what else to say, ask me stuff.

What counts as gardening for spoonies: buy pretty flower, stick in cute planter, call it a day. No digging required!

Covid vaccine 

Just got an email saying I'm booked to have the second dose of covid jab tomorrow morning. And with 5 whole days to spare! Should I expect the side effects to be better or worse than the first dose? (Astra Zeneca) After the first dose I was in so much pain all over I had to take tramadol to be able to sleep the first couple of nights. Injection site hurt for almost a week...

Watching the Eurovision results and I love that Iceland are waving a pansexual pride flag!

Alcohol, addiction, eurovision 

I have decided to give in to peer pressure and watch Eurovision this evening. But will not be drinking. Just two more weeks and I'll be 1 year sober. Here's hoping none of the entries are so bad they make me wanna drink... *pray for me*

I was supposed to have therapy today but it's been pushed to Thursday instead and now I don't know what to do with my day except sit here and feel anxious

Covid vaccine, anxiety 

It also doesn't help that several of my routine injections have been delayed because of the pandemic, so I have zero trust in them getting this one done on time

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Covid vaccine, anxiety 

Anyone else feeling anxious that they won't get given the second dose of the vaccine within the 12 week window? I just really don't trust them not to fuck this up. We're at week 10 now so should apparently receive a text this week to book in for the second dose (called the GP yesterday to ask). It really doesn't help that since getting the first dose of AZ they've changed the guidance and no longer give it to ppl our age...

I've taken the last couple of days off from drawing, but managed to do just enough today to finish what I had been working on. But now that it's finished I dunno what to do with myself. I don't even feel like sharing it anywhere

MH, depression, bad health care, self harm, addiction 

The fact that it's Mental Health Awareness week is really not helping. Having people who won't let me talk about self harm in addiction groups spouting off about mental health is pretty fucking rich

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MH, depression, bad health care 

I'm struggling so much right now after having an awful therapy session on Tuesday. Not the useful kind of awful, the kind where my therapist revealed she hasn't been fucking listening to me, which is massively triggering for me.

Cat update, Brief mention of animal death (he's fine) 

So thanks to this neighbour we now have a better picture of what he gets up to during the day. Now I'm just waiting for him to come home so I can examine this cut and decide whether or not he needs to see the vet (I think he might need a buster collar so he stops scratching the scab off, which I'm sure he'll HATE)

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Cat update, Brief mention of animal death (he's fine) 

that he has more than one family.
We started putting 'do not feed' collars on him a while ago out of a suspicion that he was pulling a Six Dinner Sid on us. Apparently the reason we don't get many 'presents' from Loki is that he gives most of them to her, including all sorts of birds and rodents and even squirrels!!! In lieu of a name, this neighbour has been calling him 'the mad lad' which I think is a very accurate description 😂😂

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Cat update, Brief mention of animal death (he's fine) 

Got a knock on the door earlier today. It was a neighbour we've never spoken to before, asking if we own a black and white cat. Immediately I feared the worst, that Loki had been run over or something. But no, she just wanted to make sure we were aware he has a cut on his head. Turns out, every day when we let him out, he goes straight to her house and starts yelling outside her window! I'm not even remotely surprised...

So I can upload images from my phone but not my computer? Anyone got any idea what that's about?

It's less than 2 weeks till the first International Asexuality Day. My group, Pluto, will be hosting an online discussion evening for it, for Manchester based Ace and Aro folk, on 6th April at 7.30pm. Please boost.

Is there a size limit for images here? I'm trying to upload one and just keep getting error messages but they make no sense to me

I really wish my chest wouldn't hurt so much every time I sneeze

Our mission to watch every single Marvel movie in timeline order continues... Tonight we're watching Guardians of the Galaxy 2, or 'everyone has daddy issues, but in space'

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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.