on that note, if any transfems want us to do a video chat firearm safety training, we will provide that service for free. we are familiar with both handgun (semiauto, not revolvers) and longarm (AR15), and can teach basics for either or both. we can also give purchase recommendations for different situations (everyday carry, home defense, organized community defense, etc.)
we only recently started getting into it but this setting fucks
isbn numbers are expensive for literally no reason other then to gatekeep publishing from working class people, this solves the problem isbn's are there for without creating significant barriers to publishing
Mastodon's Founder Says Trump's New Social Network Is Just Mastodon
'Truth Social', which will launch officially later in the year, is seemingly using Mastodon's codebase without credit.
Former President Donald Trump’s new social network ’Truth Social’ is seemingly a thinly disguised fork of popular social network codebase Mastodon.
Its terms also say that “all source code” of Truth Social is proprietary. That might run afoul of Mastodon’s own license.
“The main thing is that Mastodon is free software, released under the AGPLv3 license, so anyone can use it—provided they comply with the license. The main part of the license is making the source code and any modifications to it available to the public,” Rochko told Motherboard. With Truth Social saying that its code is proprietary “that would be a problem, as that would indicate a license violation,” Rochko added.
self medication, anarchism, medical system
self medicating while properly informed is safe and can often lead to better results faster than going through the medical system, where either no one believes you or doctors sell you things you dont need.
self medicating can also make it a lot easier to force med professionals to prescribe something ("so it's safe and proper"). probably about half of all trans people on hrt will confirm this too, though it's true for all medication.
the medical system is usually not flexible enough to allow you to actually try out different things until you find something that works and decisions may be influenced by money from big pharma anyways, though prescriptions are useful to force the system to pay your drugs.
mutual aid includes sharing info about self med and just like with everything else, building our own healthcare from the ground up. only anarchist mutual aid healthcare will actually care about your wellbeing and not just your productivity.
while medication is ultimately a product for profit and not necessarily a treatment, i trust myself and my friends a lot more than someone motivated by profit motives to find something that actually helps.
❄ a few years ago I would go looking for literary agents and I might look through a hundred of them and I would turn up about three total people who were interested in all of: >adult >fantasy/scifi >LGBT and it wasn’t until this year that I saw most agencies actually having one person on staff who fits that description. Then narrow that to agents open to radical political themes, and you end up with a small list of the nonbinary lesbians with interesting hair in the industry.
And once represented the agent will have the similarly improbable task of selling a 100,000 word story of gay sex, hallucinogen use, and killing cops to some reputable printing press, and then it has to be marketed to stores. So that’s where I stand with my gay commie manuscripts, about three major barriers away from being a published author.
But when a terf has her shitty terf book represented and published and shipped out to stores in record time, a bookstore not prominently displaying it is apparently what amounts to “censorship.”