do i like playing games or do i just like buying bundles and organizing things? we may never know
anyway here's my revived spreadsheet of free games, anything with my name under "key holder" is up for grabs: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1F8xMKM2ldfww1sEUrR72gdR-Etgmxx9jWuQ_vt9pqyI/
hey hey it's an updated #introductions
(don't look at my history of bad toots you are only authorized to read the good ones thank you for your understanding)
be great if i could take a fuckin nsaid :-| i've had ice on it most of the day but it still feels swollen
institutional racism, black LIVES matter
liberation of black LIVES doesnt end with police abolition or justice served for black deaths. thats the bare fucking minimum.
black communities arent free until they are served justice in all institutions which have historically been used to oppress them which is basically ALL of them.
If you're a white middle class trans men, consider how that whiteness and that class privilege feeds into how people may perceive you, and how people might perceive a black trans man or a trans man who is not middle class and well-connected. Maybe don't rush to emphasize how easy you, personally, have it when people are talking about their pain.
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.
@mo and fuck him for making it so that a "block" and an instance "suspension" just means that we don't see their harassment, not that they're blocked and suspended from seeing our stuff. A one-way block is not a block.
Idk if someone already shared it here but Miss Major has a retirement fund u can donate to!
She also has an Instagram if u'd like to follow her here :)
Link to the tweet:
Just putting it out there but if you want to warn the wider fediverse about someone that's being toxic or a danger to others but are afraid to because of the backlash that might happen afterwards, let me know in a DM and I'll do a block recommendation for you without outing who tipped it off to me if you have reliable receipts
Here's the collection of James Baldwin's poems: https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/234095/jimmys-blues-and-other-poems-by-james-baldwin/
Hopefully you don't need me to tell you but... you should also read his essays and novels!
For "pride month" Tor's book of the month club is giving away an ebook of 4 queer-themed sci fi novellas by:
Kai Ashante Wilson
You can download anytime up until June 5.
You want to read the Kai Ashante Wilson one. Please read Kai Ashante Wilson.
local, uspol/protests, health
unfortunately based on how my plantar fasciitis has gone in the past, i don't think it's feasible for me to go out again tomorrow. it's been a lot of marching lately and this was the last straw for probably the next couple days
i want someone to chop my feet off right now but other than that tonight's protest in detroit was extremely fucking good
we marched until the cops stood down and then kept marching well after curfew was canceled. i think the march went about 5 hours and i have no idea how much ground we covered but it was a lot
@ArtistMarciaX "Black Lives Matter" means, to me, that Black *lives* matter, not just Black deaths, as in day-to-day life, feelings, work, dreams... as whole people. Consuming Black people's victimization & struggle for symbolism & catharsis instead of meeting them as human beings is another form of dehumanization, a way of saying they only matter to you as objects to suffer, die, and inspire. Black lives don't matter to us if we don't care about actual Black people living their lives.
@ArtistMarciaX too many people think they're in the clear because they oppose the most egregious racism & physical violence against Black people, but it seems to me violence agaist Black people is part of the gradient of the casual dehumanization they face every day. If you don't think a group of people have inner lives worth caring about, of *course* it's much easier to brutalize and kill them. Black lives can't matter until Black feelings and comfort matter, personally, to you.
Freedom is A Constant Struggle https://www.docdroid.net/rfDRFWv/freedom-is-a-constant-struggle-pdf
Abolition Democracy https://bibliotecadaluta.files.wordpress.com/2017/08/abolition_democracy.pdf
1/2 Didn't realise until now but a lot of Angela Davis's work is available to read for free online, if you are not able to get a physical copy. She's a very clear writer I think and easy to get to grips with even if this kind of writing is new to you. Links: Are Prisons Obsolete? https://collectiveliberation.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/Are_Prisons_Obsolete_Angela_Davis.pdf
Women, Race & Class https://legalform.files.wordpress.com/2017/08/davis-women-race-class.pdf
Angela Davis: An Autobiography https://drive.google.com/file/d/1vI1u2AZTGcp7DO8Ys24KbW8SdDIQHD8q/view
Globalism and the Prison Industrial Complex https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/6940/94a584fb7f305110d11abaacecec2938337d.pdf
libraries, videogames, chronic illness, cats, sff. lives on the internet
also @ebeth, discord: ebeth#1234
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