Reminder: elections aren’t marriages, they’re mass transit. You take the bus that’s heading in the direction you want to go even if it doesn’t get you all the way there.

Demon: I am summoned.

Programmer: Hi I'd like to sell my immortal soul in exchange for knowing why the fuck my script isn't doing this clear thing it should by all accounts do.

Demon: :laughing: Done! And now, you're answer is... :terrifying pause: :hideous anguished face: It can't be!!! :Demon burns to a crisp whose ashes are blown away by the wind:

Programmer: Great can you tell my manager that

Inside of every demon is a wishlist
Inside every sinner is a sigh
Inside of every artist is a dozen project gremlins
And all of those gremlins demand your time
We can do it all, then we'll undo the Fall
It's perfectly realistic if you constantly lie to yoursellllllf…

So all your repos, gists, and sketches,
All your projects in home-stretches,
All your half-unfinished wretches
will be done!

All of your stories so fragmented
Your ideas not quite cemented
Those savefiles from those games you rented
will be so fun!

a collaboration between me and @vyr

Many said he was not a great sorcerer. He could not raise the dead, or forge magic weapons, or make love potions.
He made small things. Winged glasses that came when you whistled. Tea mugs that reminded you to drink. Books that softly lit their pages.
Many said he was the best.
#MicroFiction #TootFic #SmallStories

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If you wanna be a girl you can just be a girl
If you wanna be a boy you can just be a boy
If you wanna be neither or both or some of them sometimes you can just be neither of both or some of them sometimes

However

If you wanna be my lover, you GOTTA get with my friends

So You've Kissed Her, What Now: At Least Seven Options for Highly Productive Lesbians

• ~~the U-Haul:~~ No. You know what? No. Strike that. We're going to go ahead and rule this hoary classic out as the least effective option for getting that second kiss. Save that gas money.

• the Netflix & Chill: Given the paucity of good happy queer content on Netflix, this path is strewn with cluster mines: instead of smooching, you may well end up hugging each other and tearing up over shared trauma during certain episodes of a show featuring a sword lady and her cat.

• the Kitchen Nightmare: everyone likes a home-cooked dinner, right? Well… make sure at least one of you likes doing dishes, and try to slyly slip food allergies into the conversation ahead of time, or your second date will be your last.

• the Mountain Dew® Gamer Challenge: you both like video games, right? Get cozy on the couch and _oops_ both of you are _super_ competitive… but she's a speedrunner. Oh no. This isn't looking good for your gamerscore — and is she _streaming_ this?

• the Ship Ahoy: you, of course, talked about your favorite ships a few minutes before that first tentative smooch. For your next date, you show up cosplaying her favorite character. Open her door, perfectly executed kabedon, your date is _into it_. So far so good… oh god. Oh god. What's her catchphrase? How does she do that _laugh_?

• the Petting Zoo: you'll let her meet your actual cat! That's like, second and a half base, right? Your darling floofball rescue kitty Shadow is a heart-melter, guaranteed. Look at the cute way he rolls on his back to greet people! Unfortunately, your lady love didn't grow up around cats, so when she attempts to pat his belly, he locks onto her wrist, chomps with enthusiasm, and then runs out the open door into the night. He'll be back when he gets hungry, but she's going to need a lot of gauze and first aid spray, and you're going to be worried sick until feeding time.

• the San Francisco Treat: okay, you admit it, you're nervous. She's _so_ pretty. And you have so much in common. It feels like everything's at stake! It's too much! You pop an antianxiety pill. And you know what? It works. You start talking about something you know you're both passionate about, and then things get a little blurry… Next thing you know, you and your new CTO are signing series A paperwork for your startup, which will be selling a new dialect of Rust optimized for domain-specific VR asset upscaling using FPGAs in the cloud. Neither of you will have time for sex in the next five years. But congratulations on the beginning of your incredible journey!

And while I am linking articles, check out this one on Lesbian Bed Death...that actually spends multiple paragraphs discussing how this affects trans women.

refinery29.com/en-ca/2020/07/9

uk media, bbc, transphobia 

I really wish more knowledgeable people could step up that I can promote, but in the meantime here is an ok guide on how to criticise Israel without using antisemitic tropes.

independent.co.uk/voices/antis

Most people here are not antisemitic but we going need to hold each other accountable to get to nearly none.

It has nothing to do with it being a slur. Every descriptor can become a slur when said with hate, and they all have at one point or another.

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When I say “queer” shouldn’t come out of cis het people’s mouths, what I mean is that I don’t give a fuck what they have to say about our communities and should thus not utter our name.

all cops are bastards

especially those flying thin-blue-line flags made by prison slave labor

eventual consistency is the hobgoblin of large distributed minds

"Sir," the dragon said, "why do you seek to kill me?"
"You're a dragon! You hoard wealth, and eat women!"
"Old dragons do that. Us young dragons don't. Kill the old ones."
"They're too strong to kill!"
"They'd be dead by now, had you let younger dragons live to challenge them."
#MicroFiction #TootFic #SmallStories

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