Hero me, pat on back:
Granted myself this phase to determine whether or not I have the guts to go pro.
I don't, day job pays too well for too easy. But I would be good at sticking to the kind of recurring tasks that pay the bills.
Wasn't hard, with this cute plot and cast. 1kYears was fun to write and will hopefully make you LOL too:
To-day Iain Banks would've been celebrating his 66th birthday. Sadly, he was lost to us in 2013.
I only met Iain once, and it was a very short encounter. Bizarrely, it was in the tinned fruit & veg aisle of a supermarket in Fort William. As both of us were just making some quick purchases before rushing off elsewhere, I didn't have time to tell him why he was actually one of my friends. Not long afterwards he announced he had terminal cancer.
As ever, please do let us know what you think! :)
Sunday evening. Monday looming. Need a break? Take a Troim. Proud to share my very first audio booklet.
Karen Uzo turns my humble musings into an escape pod. Here she comes, have a nice flight:
it's #MastoMonday so i'm tooting my own horn and sticking a bunch of hashtags on the side, as is apparently our way now!
at the *beginning* of this thread is the start of "Search & Rescue", an ongoing slow-burn Fediverse serial about a combat robot from the far future looking for the partner she thought had been destroyed. it's ~#Lesbiab~ ~#Lesbiam~ ~#LessBien~ #girls.
i've been doing a lot of #writing, heavily inspired by other #queer Fedi users. wrote the equivalent of a light novel in word count last year, much of it on my phone on the subway. almost all of it is up on my fiction website at https://princess.team/ and heavy on #lesbian and #trans themes because i can't get enough of that from, like, anywhere. serious dearth of representation in the dang media. so i'm making my own. please read, share, and enjoy!
Y a t'il parmis vous des utilisateurs de #FairPhone ? Si oui, vous en pensez quoi, ça tourne bien ? C'est hackable, démontable, bidouillable facilement ? Merci :)
Why does it seem like white people are way more upset at conflicts over racism than POC are? The people who are subjected to racism in daily life obviously feel the deepest pain when the subject of racism comes up. But in my experience it's white people who want CWs for everything and compare these conflicts to physical violence... against THEM. A heated discussion of racism is violence against WHITE people? Whut?
4. Climate change, racism, refugee crisis
Because if you are the "golden standard" as an ally and you continue to be shit at acknowledging your own innate priveleges and racism, then eco-fascism will gain traction and accelerate far beyond our abilities to build our base and extend our empathy and anti-white supremacist and anti-xenophobic messaging and actions.
3. Climate change, racism, refugee crisis
This is why its fucking infuriating when those who call themselves allies are continuing to slip up and not understand theyre tripping all over themselves perpetuating harmful actions against POC especially from other cultures.
With the influx of migrants who are the victims and targets of colonialist exploitation, the choking of their resources and destruction of their lands, you (white leftists) need to be hyper vigilant about fighting white supremacy
2. Climate change, racism, refugee crisis
minds of white liberals and centrists. White leftists need to be personally held accountable and deconstruct the white supremacy they carry out in their every day. Get better at recognizing and dismantling it in themselves, so that they can do the work it will take to make liberals recognize these things as well.
The liberals are dangerous because they act as a buffer zone for breeding xenophobia, racism, and fascism. This is why this shit is so urgent
1. Climate change, racism, refugee crisis
As the climate crisis gets worse and ecological collapse continues acrossed the globe, those who are directly impacted first by natural disasters, rising seas, drought, heat waves, forest fires etc. (Who not coincidentally are mainly people of color from a variety of cultures) will flee their homelands by the millions. Refugees coming to european countries and the US.
This is why we need to fight back against xenophobia and racism, especially within the
My name is Auri, I'm 21, non-binary (they/them) and an applied maths masters student.
I'm currently learning Spanish and reading anarchist and general leftist theory. I'm new to anarchism and always looking for new material to read so feel free to recommend stuff to me!
I listen to a lot of music, mostly metal, rock and punk. I try to find new artists to listen to every couple of weeks, my music library is quite large.
I also like sci-fi and I want to read more this year and write some short world building stories.
#SciFi idea: Veterinarian medicine advanced some time ago to such a degree that domestic pets can be kept alive indefinitely at minimal cost & so family inherits a mostly immobile 1200 year old African Grey ensconced in an intricate life support system they hang on their wall & though it stochastically blurts out screeds from cranky ancestors verbatim unprompted it's also able to answer questions about the murky past. Family uses ancient pet's capabilities in surprising ways. Hilarity ensues.
Aiming for posthumous glory, one prescient #SciFi tale at a time
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