I'm starting to settle in the bay area, but I'm still looking for work. If you have leads in Application Security roles, especially with an emphasis on interdepartmental communication and soft-skills, please get in touch. (Remaining content CW: $RQ, finances) Show more
I don't have any income at the moment. I need to feed myself, repair my bicycle, wash my clothes so I can go interviews, and cover generic cost-of-living expenses while I'm still homeless. Anything you can donate is appreciated.
@tamlyn picked out that hoodie for me. She always seems to know where to get the best clothes.
She's also always the best dressed, even when she just throws on some bullshit and PJs.
Where did we buy those hoodies?
(death of an abusive parent) Show more
My mother called me (last week?) to tell me my father died. I thought I'd be happy, but I'm just angry.
Yesterday she emailed me to tell me my aunt (who I haven't spoken to or heard from in 28 years) wanted to get in touch because my father had a will and the first step is that he wanted everyone's address.
Here's how that went down.
(…and here I thought he didn't suffer. It still doesn't make up for what he did.)
I never really solidly connected with enbies and I realise that's why, but I still feel for that part of my life.
*extremely ContraPoints voice*
AS A TRANS WOMAN
…I still get pissed off about shit like:
• Decline to State
No, absolutely not you binary-normative fucks… completely unacceptable. You will not erase people like that, and I will cause a huge fucking stink about it *every time*.
So for a really long time I was like…
"I hate being a boy. I am definitely not a boy."
"Well, I was raised by women, I had girl friends, they were all really horrible and toxic to be around… I don't want to be like them…"
Then I discovered being #nonbinary and made that my identity.
Then one day I spent an afternoon with women who aren't conservative or self-destructive and was like "Oh. Yeah, this feels more correct…" and now I'm a girl but wholly unsure of who I am?
This is a long thread but I'm almost done. I saved the beat for last: LUNARPUNK
-harder, edgier, darker than solarpunks
-work with space, underwater, underground, late night construction
-much more of a metalic heavy color palette
-are you a goth who respects the solarpunk community but will never ever step within 100 feel of yellow/green/pink? LUNARPUNK.
-not the antithesis to solar, but the nocturnal compliment to solarpunk culture.
-TIDES, RHE MOON, ASTROLOGY, WITCHCRAFT
-mushrooms too, because they crave death and darkness just like you
-again i repeat BIOLUMINESCENCE
-bats and other creepy crawlies that get eeked at by those flimsy solarpunks are your biffles
-the ideals: the sun is not always there for us, and someone must sleep eventually. When those times come, lunarpunks get to work. Midnight construction, and the knowledge that we must accept all types into our way of life, or suffer the consequences of lack of diversity.
Passing this along to more creative people that have a better shot at being selected :p
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Solarpunk as anticapitalism Show more
When I was still a seedling on this instance, there was a bit of a culture war over whether or not "solarpunk" was inherently anti-capitalist. (There were some ancaps that liked to built their own stuff and worshipped the Musk). My feelings about that are well worn, but I really enjoyed that solarpunk was a concept even someone as far-right as ancaps saw as appealing. The internal rift happened when their ideals rubbed up against the community. One conversation I had, ended in one of them admitting they had no hope for humanity to better itself. An inescapably un-solarpunk thing to say, which belies the reasons for them being put on the outskirts of the movement. Long story short: solarpunk will always be anticap because it wants to believe in people's goodness whereas capitalism tries to ingrain in you the belief that humanity is inherently bad. That's why I'm solarpunk over any other political allignment.
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