The last dime novel (first 50 % #free) of my apprenticeship series is finally out.
The #writing happened back in 2019, took me 4 months to sort out a #copyright glitch around my pseudonym... With so many people forced to stay at home and #reading, this be my second lucky glitch, on top of being #locationlucky. Have fun with Felinity Rules:
bittersweet robodog sci-fi
Really don‘t get much done. Even failed to finish and publish this one for weeks:
“Come on, Seedie, good boy, we can do this, one more effort. Less than two hundred square meters to go, you can’t fail me now! We can do it. This will be one more wonderful roof garden, all green, and capturing lots of carbon to deliver oxygen, like the Amazon reloaded in Nigeria. We can do it, Seedie,...
Don’t get much of it done these days:
No Veg Rack
Having turned the corner, Pride stops short, taken aback by the size of the building she now discovers to her right. She goes:
„Wow. What a veg rack. Never seen one that big.“
And it is big. Huge, even. Totally unlike the row of low houses in the first street of ArcheoTown. This was a pretty unimpressive sight that had sent Pride wondering about what exactly was the point...
If you're looking for a goodreads replacement that isn't owned by amazon, and maybe instead run & founded by a Black woman, then Nadia Odunayo has a treat for you! Her new platform The StoryGraph is still in beta but it already seems fully featured, looks & feels great–it has a really clean clear look, filters, half-star rating options, the works! Check it out! https://beta.thestorygraph.com/
The Portland Black Resilience Fund provides "immediate support for Black Portlanders, including a warm meal, groceries, and unpaid bills."
If you are a Black Portlander in need of assistance, there's a linked form to make a request.
They're asking for donations of $19 today from non-Black allies.
talking about transmasc erasure
there have been more times where someone i have come out to thought i was a transfemme than times where people understood that i'm a trans man. a large portion of society doesn't even know trans men exist. at all. talk about trans men, add "trans men are men" in situations where it is appropriate, let people know trans men exist because we deserve to be seen
Query esp for badly off/marginalised writers:
We're a volunteer/hobbyist group and don't have resources to pay for articles, but we're looking into fundraising to give creators who need it a pot to draw from when writing for us. We're not yet sure if it's possible & what shape this might take.
So if you can only write (whether or not you'd ever write for us) if reimbursed, what sort of payment levels would make that possible for 1000-2000wd pieces? Private responses welcome.
Allez je tente !
#jechercheunjob en tant que consultant ou chargé de projet RGPD, DPO ou tout ce qui touche aux données personnelles.
J'ai un master 2 en droit du numérique et un autre en audit SI. si vous me connaissez, j'adore vulgariser ce sujet et prêcher la bonne parole.
Expérience : 2 ans d'alternance, 1 en CDI.
Dispo à partir d'octobre.
Localisation : région parisienne ou plus loin si télétravail possible.
Merci les copains !
Not-so-casual reminder to those who feel like they can't be involved in the BLM protests because of accessibility/mobility/health/immunocompromisation/fear of COVID, that there are more ways to contribute than just getting your feet on the ground out there:
Justice for George Floyd: http://chng.it/zjhPntDGq4
Justice for George Floyd 2: http://chng.it/9NPvpRjCwR
Justice for Belly Mujinga: http://chng.it/rHrW7GysN6
Make Black British History Compulsory in Schools: http://chng.it/FpPH65Ydb6
Justice for Shukri Abdi: http://chng.it/TsmzbdzLX9
Justice for Elijah McCain: http://chng.it/zb7BBqZR5B
Justice for Matthew Tucker: http://chng.it/rdHzBfJ4x8
Justice for Dion Johnson: http://chng.it/NnzLfqGmJR
Share these things to Social Media. Make sure people can't get away with ignoring what's happening.
(US) National Bail Fund: https://www.communityjusticeexchange.org/nbfn-directory
(UK) UK BLM Fund: https://www.gofundme.com/f/ukblm-fund
(UK) National Campaign for Fair and Accountable Policiing: https://www.gofundme.com/f/StopWatch-Campaign-for-Fair-Accountable-Policing
You cannot be anti-racist silently.
Imma say it one last time for the folks in the back:
It isn't "blacks." Do not say "blacks." It's racist. It's antiblack as fuck and it is a giant red flag. We are a people. We are human beings.
Black *people*. Black *person*.
If I see it, you will be blocked on sight and I will suggest others do the same.
Sankofa Video Books & Cafe
Smith & Hannon Bookstore
*The Lit. Bar
Stop salivating over burning capital. Stop salivating over other cities "rising up" because all y'all can do with it is get exciting about what benefits YOU get from it and conveniently misremember the many many many many many many black folks who had to suffer and die to get this far.
We aren't a thought experiment. We aren't your laborers. We been dying since they brought us over on these ships, it's BEEN like this.
Show some damn respect.
Nous appelons à un rassemblement pour exprimer notre révolte le mardi 2 juin 19h00 devant le nouveau TGI de Paris.
S'indigner sur la situation aux États-unis c'est important, mais nous avons les mêmes crimes en France.
Voici l'evt FB à partager un max:https://facebook.com/events/s/revolte-contre-le-deni-de-just/537076693637775/?ti=as
Hello there, I'm Andreaw from Indonesia. I'm working in a fintech p2p lending company in Indonesia. We are the only fintech company in Indonesia being owned by a coop. Our main focus is to enable communities of SMEs to get access to loans and support. I'm here to learn more from you guys and finding inspiration about what other people have done in other parts of the world. So that maybe I can apply it in my country. #introduction #fintech #indonesia
the hypocrisy of white fragility
One of the most insidious things we as nonblack and/or white-passing people do is demand to be let off the hook for our mistakes as allies by citing our imperfections. “We’re only human!” Or even “I’m poor! I’m disabled! I’m queer! Criticizing my mistakes is actually bigoted!”
It may in fact be true that you cannot do what is asked of you, that you cannot (right now) do effective activism or even set your ego aside long enough to listen. Maybe you have a valid-sounding reason, or maybe you just can’t or don’t want to do the thing.
The disgusting thing is the way we demand absolution and coddling for our failures from black people, while simultaneously punishing those same black people for being human, for making mistakes, for being poor or disabled or queer.
Black people have all the reasons in the world to not be able to spend emotional energy soothing white guilt and white fragility, but they also don’t need a reason beyond “I don’t want to do the thing.”
G Day 89
What to do on a cloudy Thursday afternoon in thirty three C heat?
Not much, and certainly nothing physical. Kchalo spares a thought for all the robots doing all that work. To think that the poor ancients would have been busy in such heat. Shocking.
Kchalo turns up the cooling of his reclining chair a notch. Not doing much feels less stressful with a chilly neck-rest helping the body not to sweat more than strictly necessary. Less sweat, less need to raise his beer bottle to drink from it.
Yes, he’s holding an actual beer bottle, well chilled thanks to the convenient fridge under his reclining chair. And he‘s taking actual sips from it. Kchalo prides himself on his traditional skills. No automatic infusions from a sleeve container for him. He prefers to take in fluids orally, just like the ancients. Yes, there is some exertion involved, but it‘s worth it.
The reward for raising a bott...
Aiming for posthumous glory, one prescient #SciFi tale at a time
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