I know I haven’t said it in a while bc saying it turned cliché to the point of self-parody but: god DAMN do I enjoy using Mastodon more than Twitter

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a lot of that emotion has been renewed by twitter being kind of a minefield full of trans folks posting “WE’RE ALL GONNA DIE” shit right now. which, idk, maybe we are, but I still need to function without wailing and gnashing my teeth 90% of the time. kind of running on a cocktail of hope, stubbornness and spite towards the system right now and I don’t need a zillion posts telling me how pointless that is

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let me be clear, shit is dire and revolution is extremely necessary at this point. I don’t want to minimize the shit anyone is going through. but I also realize that psy ops is a huge part of the right wing death cult’s war on queer folks, and I’m not letting them convince me and my trans family that living our truth is futile. we ARE the pissed off cockroaches, and we’re going to keep finding reasons to live and thrive and fight

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They’re going to die out eventually, but we aren’t going to stop being queer. Kids and teens growing up aren’t going to stop questioning their gender, even long after any fascist regime collapses. WE’RE GOING TO FUCKING WIN. But until then, we’ve got to support each other and keep our fire from going out. instead of freezing up in terror, we’ve got to push back where we can, bit by bit, and stake claims in our lives that no government can rescind

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idk. I see Mastodon as one of those little patches of reclaimed ground. It’s by no means perfect but it’s been real good

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@irisjaycomics Twitter was so bad for my brain, I was losing sleep and developing some real brain problems. This website has been extremely good for that.

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@BestGirlGrace its just nice going on a social website that rings the same dopamine bells without making me feel like total shit

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@irisjaycomics Finally, a website where I can make cool friends and isn't a constant stream of bad news and the worst people direct to the brain.

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@irisjaycomics It is vitally important to have somewhere to fucking catch your breath.
That's pretty much what this window is and will remain.

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@irisjaycomics Just the fact that it’s not trying to be a Major News Nerwork or whatever, and it’s far easier to control what you do and don’t see, means a lot. You actually CAN go make your own space, just for you, way more easily than with most other social media.

My Twitter policy has long been “avoid or mute literally anyone who cannot seem to stop themselves from sharing the misery rollercoaster with the class with no breaks or attempt to do anything about anything.” It works okay!

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@irisjaycomics that Meakoopa "all that's left are us pissed off cockroach motherfuckers" tweet is such a continual mood

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