I like living in cities. I lived in Paris, the EU's largest city for a year and also Birmingham (second largest in the UK) and now London (Europe's largest, but on a technicality).
What all these places have in common are being outside my native country and being intensely alienating places where I've struggled to meet anyone, advance my career, or build meaning in my life.
Large cities are awful and I love them for it.
I will never leave mastodon.social
Paris: best bread
Den Haag: Best audiences
Birmingham: Best curry
London: best queer scene
Oakland: best music
Portland: best bookstore
Paris: Most difficult music scene
Den Haag: Most boring
Birmingham: they say its gotten a lot better…
Oakland: Fucking awful cops
no hadn't seen it.
The specific subtoot was about the "rich cities" I listed and I dunno. I should go to bed.
@Canageek I mean I was also joking about the instance being too big and kind of shitty, but I didn't know the context that lead to the latest round of defederations, just some of the drama around how it was discussed. I didn't look into it further, thinking it was a straightforward continuation of previous complaints.
And it's a quarter to three.