Hi y'all, I'm a queer techy who'll probably mostly end up talking fanfic and posting pics from fav fandoms here, if I'm gonna be entirely honest.
Anyway, hiii! 👋
Also NieA_7, which was obscure, and of variable quality as a show, but had lovely, lovely artwork. Also bonus for being a slice of life about adults. (Albeit younger adults, but still.) It had a whole Alien Nation thing going on that was used as a way to comment on immigration and integration in Japan. https://mastodon.social/media/6trDh7TmnfoPc5eZTNA
If you couldn't tell, I just ran across my 2001-era scans of an Utena art book. I'm pretty sure I still have it around somewhere, maybe I should scan it again at modern resolutions... step one, get scanner. 😆 https://mastodon.social/media/oRhVWUkKZ9F0hgACcGc
I always liked anime Utena better, but manga Utena is still pretty cool... https://mastodon.social/media/Q21yPFz0cdacFu19U60
(cont'd) You'll note that thoughout this I've been using "agency" and not "liberty" but you could almost swap them out. I like the former better it's focused on what you _can_ do, not what you're _allowed_ to do. You can (and often do) have liberty but no agency.
Consider the classic line about freedom of the press being only for those who own presses. "freedom of the press" is liberty, "owning presses" is agency.
(cont'd) That F/OSS is often collaborative is a bonus for similar reasons. It being collaborative leaves open the opportunity to shape that software. Without that collaboration, I can make changes but I have patch them forward forever. It's vastly more limiting. That collaboration often produces better software is really just a bonus. It doesn't always, but it usually still gives me more agency.
Meanwhile, I've been producing summaries of activity in the fandom, because um... it was relaxing?
Anyway, that looks like this:
We had the little-golden-book version, so I knew what would happen.
It was a v small school. Graduating class of 6 people. My one friend was also my "next door" neighbor (1/4 mile through dense forest) listed solely me in "admired people". Also fighting with me as a pet peeve. I by contrast made no mention of them. I feel bad, lol!
My unroll.me hot take:
> We built [business] as decent humans and it has to our best efforts always been run that way.
If you can't make a business without engaging in things broadly considered unethical, maybe don't make that business? It's not too much to ask that your business model not be actively evil.
Being a "decent human" isn't enough. When you create a system it needs to be structurally resistant to unethical uses. Trusting people doesn't work, because there's always someone new.
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