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Hello to followers old and new, and to those who haven’t followed me yet 😉

It’s time I wrote an thread

First of all, je suis désolée que cette introduction ne soit pas en français

Secondly, tha mi duilich nach eil an ro-ràdh seo sa

Despite picking a francophone instance as my home, my French is very rusty and was never great anyway!

I speak much better , but will probably use neither often

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Now available! :mastodon:

My in-depth comparative review of eight Mastodon apps for iPhone

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transponderings.blog/2022/05/2

I don’t know who has the stranger expression here – Aiko or the weird person photobombing her selfie 😂

(selfie, eye contact, cat)

Today marks the 4th anniversary of #GDPR, a landmark piece of legislation, which was crafted with one main objective: to ensure real, consistent, and effective implementation of the fundamental rights to #dataprotection and #privacy  @W_Wiewiorowski@twitter.com #CPDP2022 1/2

In iPhone app news, I notice that @Gargron has just updated their Mastodon app to v1.4.2, with several small changes

Most usefully to me, they’ve incorporated something I bemoaned the lack of in all the apps I reviewed recently: the ability to swipe back after focusing on a toot or profile 😊

So I’m giving the app another go just now (but I still doubt I’ll use it exclusively)

mental health, trauma, dissociation 

I spoke to my counsellor this afternoon about yesterday’s ‘brain-weird’ experience (which I’ve had before)

And she suggested that the feeling of unreality and detachment I felt all day were probably dissociation in response to a strong visual reminder of past trauma

Not sure what to do with that information

(Feeling ok today, thankfully)

eldritch.cafe/@transponderings

After enduring so many years of tech/games industry hype, it fills me with joy to see this study suggesting that VR is actually an active hindrance to learning: sciencedirect.com/science/arti

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Bodies are canceled
Come back to me when you've fixed all the bugs.

conversion therapy, ukpol 

Though I’m no longer a member of the (or any church), I’m very pleased to see that their has voted to for both sexuality and gender identity

Hopefully that will put added pressure on the Scottish Government to make their legislation as comprehensive as possible, with no loopholes for religion or ‘consent’

Scottish legislation on this is important, as UK legislation is likely to be extremely weak

exvangelical trauma 

I stumbled upon this this morning, but I’m still feeling quite unsettled by it hours later

Look beyond the smiling façade and general middle-class Edinburgh niceness of these people, and you’ll find people who have been deeply traumatised by an encounter with their theology

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One of my two cats (who don’t live with me) is called Vanya, and for a couple of weeks I have a friend’s cat staying with me, called Aiko

I started off calling her by the wrong name just now and switched midway

So I ended up calling her Van Eyck 🤣

ukpol, transphobia, terf island 

The Westminster parliament held a committee debate yesterday on legal recognition of people, as required following a petition that received over 140 000 signatures

And they used it at an excuse to do some extra mudslinging at people in general, as @notCursedE@twitter.com writes 😔

transwrites.world/uk-governmen

Links to the transcript and a YouTube video of the debate: petition.parliament.uk/petitio

white patriarchal evangelicalism 

I occasionally have disturbing dreams involving the minister of this Edinburgh church, pictured here alongside the other seventeen white male elders, eight of whom I also knew

The church coalesced in cult-like fashion around this charismatic misogynistic homophobe, who lured most of the members of an existing church away with him to form a new church in an affluent suburb

I escaped the pre-existing church before he did his pied-piper act, but I still feel angry

ukpol, transphobia, conversion therapy 

I didn’t really need this panel to tell me this, but it is alarming just how far the UK has followed the US evangelical right recently, with (and more widely +) rights and women’s rights under attack

pinknews.co.uk/2022/05/20/uk-l

Morning lovely tooteroonies and assorted fedifolk! 🥰

Just waiting for a gynae appointment

(selfie, eye contact)

i read a thing recently that blew my mind a little.
went something like:

people can imagine time travel to the past and one little act making massive differences in the timeline

but in their present they think even the greatest effort they can put in will not make any difference to the future

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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.