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Rent (the musical), Poverty, Politics Show more

My favorite part of mastodon is all the fine folks who see something that clearly does not have them as the intended target audience, and go "that is so cool!" instead of "I demand that this be changed into something I, the protagonist of reality, can understand"

For my day job, I wrestle long coils of specially-shielded refined semiprecious metal into the walls and ceilings of buildings. I use this metal to channel artificially-generated versions of the power of clouds and thunderstorms into living areas so people can use it for light, cooking, and communication. I have to install special safety devices to stop it from accidentally killing people.

I'm a hecking lightning sorceress.


catboys in maid outfits



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Hypothesis: It's not Shaw's "unreasonable man" upon whom all progress depends, but rather it's the queer and other marginalized people who force progress in order to survive; the unreasonable man gets the credit because the marginalized are too tired to fight for it.

PSA: I block all followbots on sight

I don't want to be shitting up other people's federated timelines on your instance if they aren't interested in my toots, and forcing them to do so is fucking rude

abusive social dynamics Show more

(while playing Stardew Valley)
me: "I wish I could just marry Robin and Demetrius and move in with them"
me: "and I'm not even poly ..."
me: "..."
me: "... oh FFS."

today's radical agenda:
- stardew valley
- cleaning for my parents' visit
- finish a dwg package for work
- more stardew valley

at some point I should I write a goof/gallant parody but it's a Radical Anarchist College Student and a grandmother who goes to First Church every Sunday right and just wants to be good and serve her neighbors cuz you know she thinks it's just terrible what's been going on in this country and oh she's seen all of it and she's been going to lectures and protests lately cuz she just wants to do whatever she can.

she's the gallant.

Instagram: My life is a party.

Snapchat: My life is a quirky TV show.

Facebook: My life turned out great!

Twitter: We're all going to die.

Mastodon: Don't worry, while we are on a quirky, meandering path towards an inevitable apocalypse, we might as well enjoy the ride and show eachother some love in an unorthodox, yet irresistible manner, not in any way hindered by considerations of style, identity or consistency.

you need to be able to create a space that is safe for you and if you know others who have similar needs then definitely make that together. that is important. I want you to feel safe.

but that's not universal and just because someone is different that does not make them unsafe to everyone. don't decide for me what's safe for me. Isolation is not safe for me. that's informed by my own trauma and experiences as a working class trans woman with some disabilities.

Back when I was active on Usenet it was considered pretty normal to have house rules for any newsgroup, you were also expected to refrain from posting long enough to notice and learn the unspoken customs (this was called "lurking").

Nowadays people see it as an orchestrated attack against free speech, shout references to 1984, and threaten to move elsewhere.

Yet the ones asking us all to behave politely are called "hypersensitive"?

my other favorite thing is asking students "how many vowels are there in English?" and then they all say "five" and then I write on the board "beet, bit, bet, bait, bat, bought, boat, boot, but (also book)..."

Mastodon: *paints beautiful wall mural*

Twitter: Who's gonna buy that? You can't even transport it?

Mastodon: *does an elaborate interpretive dance in front of the mural*

Twitter: Wait, is that part of the art?

Mastodon: *group meditation chanting "awooo"*

Twitter: Ok but how do you monetize?

Mastodon: *stretch*

Twitter: ...?

Mastodon: *a thousand voices sing a hymn to diversity as a million weirdos dance*

Twitter: We're, uh... we're going home now...

Mastodon: *builds space ship*

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