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While the wings for @vandys's dragon were stitching out, I finished the assembly on these two. I'm really liking the "doodle dragon," despite its dumb name: that's only three thread colors but it blends very well. I've actually had that design awhile but kept thinking "I don't want to mess with a five-color design right now" and, welp.
Anyway there's a more autumnal colorway for it.
The Uncreated heads out to the city waterfront, where he sees Astra, the same Corps agent who he met the previous day. She's made an arrest - the notorious world-traveler and thief, Clinna Venetali. A sword poised to strike either of her necks isn't a situation her unusual luck could help with, and Astra's even charged it with some magical lightning to make sure it's known she means business. It's a sudden reversal of fortune, and the Uncreated is just happy it wasn't him. Clinna is the kind of person who abuses all the power she has, and here it only leads to disaster. But the power to make others' ideas real ... how do you not abuse that?
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Pretty good explanation why wearing masks & keeping distance are a good thing.
Same thing applies to computer/internet security, btw.
Here is a bit of information they won't teach you in school or college. A good important chunk of computing technology was developed in the Soviet Union.
People take "constructed" to mean "not real," but then you go over to their house and hang out and they pitch a fit about "trespassing" and "property rights" and all this invisible shit that they suddenly assert is very real because some lawyers wrote about it once, even though it's constructed. When someone says something is a construct, that means it's contingent on certain conditions, that doesn't mean it suddenly just goes away because it's conditioned, or that it can be asserted as eternal.
List of GNU Distros on Mastodon
Please help me share.
- Ubuntu @ubuntu
- Ubuntu MATE @ubuntumate
- Kubuntu @Kubuntu
- Xubuntu @xubuntu
- Lubuntu @lubuntu
- Ubuntu Studio @ubuntustudio - Mint @linuxmint
- Debian @debian
- openSUSE @opensuse
- PureOS @purism
- GuixSD @guix
- Manjaro @manjarolinux
- OpenMandriva @OpenMandriva
- elementary OS @elementary
- MX @mxlinux
Not joined yet:
- Red Hat
Just as in the past when homosexuals were heavily persecuted, people are using the words "trans," "transgender," t-slur, "trap," etc. as insults they can toss around to manipulate & control.
To control anyone's behaviour, the word "gay" was pretty useful. Now, hinting that someone may be trans would be enough to put that person at risk, trans or cis.
Instead of being liberating 🙋♀️, gender & sex were used as weapons 🔫 to punish 👊 pretty much anyone & everyone. Women forever victims🙅, men forever monsters 🐲, & life forever a burden🧟.
Reasons vary, but some of those reasons spawned conspiracy theories about women actively "sissifying" boys. Homosexuals, feminists & mothers were the primary suspects. All of a sudden we had "biology is destiny" & "feminists & gays are brainwashing children" nonsense. Gender/bio-essentialism was very new & had very little to do with radfems.
It was tantalizing, intriguing, & very liberating. It could also be kinky, initially thrilling, & awakening. 🧞♀️ It's amazing to recall cultural femininity having such power. Femininity saved my life. The only people who objected to this were those afraid of this sort of freedom. 👹
I almost feel like my childhood didn't exist, lol. There was this pervasive belief in culture & media that gender was very flexible. So much so in fact that cartoons would display regular "gender bending" scenarios.
You would often hear stories about girls dressing boys up as girls. In fact, girls found this activity more amusing than playing dress-up with each other. Why? Because it was fun to see just how fragile gender-norms & masculinity were. Years of operant conditioning gone, POOF! 🤯
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