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Ate a burrito immediately upon landing in SF. It's been forever since I had a decent burrito. I am pleased.

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Goodness, this interview with Daniel Mallory Ortberg is giving me all the "yep, me too" gender feels.

@oreolek Yeah, I guess I've learned I work better outside a corporate structure and I care way more about alternatives to capitalism than I do about being a success under capitalism.

It occurs to me that it's the second year in a row that Montreal has had a pi day snowstorm.

Who the heck called it "testosterone" and not "eau de bro"?

@kiilas It's just a thing that seems to happen an awful lot.

PSA: stop automatically lumping nonbinary people in with women. We understand that you're trying to be inclusive by acknowledging that we exist, and that's cool, but treating us as just a subcategory of women is thoughtless and lazy.

I just wanted to say that I'm still very much in love with this blobby cat emoji, who makes everything better :blobcat:

@PrincessRaspberry Haha yeah, it's not making games I'm worried about. I'm pretty confident that I'll always be able to. It's more the question of continuing to exist while making games that gets me. :blobcat:

@PrincessRaspberry I can't pretend that I enjoy hanging out with neoliberal entrepreneur types. I hate their parties. I don't like getting drunk all that much, and especially not with shitty dudes.

I'm brown, trans, and autistic.

Honestly, my ideal situation would involve a steady income that gave me enough to live on that I could just keep making whatever I wanted forever. Right now, I'm a PhD student, which gives me about four years of that, but also bureaucratic hurdles so I can justify it as research.

@PrincessRaspberry Oh geez, so many reasons:

Managing other people is so not my skillset, to the point where I would rather just do everything myself.

Marketing and promotion exhaust the fuck out of me. I would (and have in the past!) pay someone else to do it, but I don't have enough funding for them to be able to treat it like a full time job.

Kickstarter and Patreon are terrible for my mental health to the point that I've stopped doing them. Good for you, but, um, I released my first indie game when I was 16, in 2002. I've been at this for a very very long time.

Being in my thirties has, in one sense, brought stronger self-acceptance, but with that comes a shrinking of my perceived possibility space.

Like, I have a better handle on what my strengths and weaknesses are, but I also miss believing, for instance, that I could one day run my own successful game company, you know?

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social media etiquette 

@theoutrider Hahaha I don't even know who that is and I don't want to. Sometimes it's refreshing to be out of the loop!

social media etiquette 

As a rule, I try not to reshare stuff on social media that's just a screencap off of another social media site (e.g. tweets on tumblr, tumblr posts on facebook), especially if a) the original author isn't attributed, or b) a transcription of the screencapped text isn't included.

I know I shouldn't get as annoyed by this practice as I am, but ugh.

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