Welcome to mastodon everyone! I love seeing all this art posted. But we do have some folks on here who don't see well, and they really appreciate it if you add a description to your images. Just briefly what you're showing people, so that they have some idea what they're looking for.
I know sometimes it seems like too much work, and if you can't you can't. But it does make your work accessible to more people, not least because more of us will boost it.
If you find your mastodon experience too political, too meme-y, too science-y, or just not interesting enough, choose who to follow more carefully. Unfollow some people who fill your timeline with boring stuff; it's not a personal judgement, and you'll still see it if one of your friends boosts their toot. And follow someone who posts the sort of thing you like. Check out hashtags from their cool posts.
Most of all, post the sort of thing you'd like to see more of!
What the researchers discovered was that magic came not from humans, but from animals. Or rather, from the relationship with them.
Those who gave their cats warm affection developed magic of shadow and illusion.
Those who played and pranced with their dogs developed the ability to heal and energise.
Those who sat quietly with their snakes became powerful diviners, and those who were kind to their mice could teleport.
excerpt from a conversation made boostable by request
it's fucking useless to argue on the internet and tell people in need not to use something without giving them any alternative and then call them scabs for it
it's not useless to give ppl what they need, to say "hey you can just venmo me directly and i'll give you a ride, let's skip the whole uber system", to say "here's videos and podcasts that aren't on youtube", to tell people "here's how to get your shit delivered without amazon"
and those can stick outside the strike and that's *important*
some of acey's podcast recommendations
hi, are you like us and need someone constantly talking to soothe your ADHD and loneliness? is the youtube picket line more than an "inconvenience" to you as a disabled person managing things?
podcasts may or may not help you a lot! here's some of our absolute faves:
The Disability Visibility Podcast - https://disabilityvisibilityproject.com/podcast-2/ - This is an interview podcast hosted by Alice Wong. Every episode is around one to two interviews with different people on topics that are about or heavily intersect with disability!
ARGonauts - http://www.theorangegroves.com/Argonauts/ (RSS feed is at https://pinecast.com/feed/argonauts ) - Two people go through Alternate Reality Games, explain them, laugh about them, and rate their puzzles and stories!
Friends At The Table - http://www.friendsatthetable.net/ - If you like tabletop games, and you don't want to hear a bunch of people play dungeons and dragons, you may love this podcast. It's an Actual Play (that is, they are Actually Playing tabletop games) where they play a lot of things. You can start with any season, but if you start from the beginning you will have *months* to listen to. We personally love COUNTER/Weight.
Love and Luck - https://www.loveandluckpodcast.com/ - If you want queer, adorable, short 10 minute episodes about two queer guy witches who fall in love, start a dry bar safe space, and help protect their community, this is amazing. We adore this podcast a lot, and it makes us cry sometimes.
The Strange Case of Starship Iris - https://www.spreaker.com/show/the-strange-case-of-starship-iris - This fiction podcast is extremely an embodiment of "be gay, do crimes." A ship full of a queer found family crew smuggling shit in space and investigating a mysterious explosion of the titular Starship Iris.
Queer Sex Ed - https://www.queersexed.org/ - Queer Sex Ed is a call to queer the institutions of sexual education. It's incredibly informative on kink safety, sex safety, the many, many places where politics drive how relationships are formed, polyamory, and queer and especially trans experiences with sex. We love this podcast so much, and it taught us a safeword we now tell all our partners! (Blue, to go with the red/yellow/green stoplights - blue means "i have a trauma response, please stop and give this specific aftercare to me")
Setting The Record Queer - http://settingtherecordqueer.libsyn.com/website - Another interview podcast! On this one, your hosts Kaylee and Alexis interview people on the things they do and talk about what queerness is like in those communities, form speedrunning to poetry to satire journalism.
That's our non-exhaustive list! Please feel free to ask us for more. Additionally, if you need a podcast app, we use Antennapod on android and it's our favorite!!!
I think I take a picture of these same three trees in #CarkeekPark each winter. They are some of my favorite mossy trees.
I can't tell you how valuable it is to learn how to sew. I know some folks will look at sewing and think "what is there to 'learn'"? You'd be surprised!
So many items would have been thrown away at my place if I didn't know a bit of sewing, since don't want to give away torn things
I'm sure there's a demand for torn things as well, but where I live, most folks are too busy or don't know sewing themselves to make use of them
Part of it is we never had home-economics classes in school
I promise you that unless a blind person asks for your help, we're totally capable of crossing the road by ourselves. Yelling at us to come over when you think it's safe, when you're crossing against the lights, has never helped anybody.
I know that intersection so well I knew the only reason it seemed safe to her is the lights were about to change. I know it's a terrible intersection where people turn without looking. I KNOW WHAT I'M DOING! Please try to consider that I know what I'm doing!
If a woman or member of a minority asks "but what about safety?" in regard to police and prison abolition,
it is never enough to talk about the harm that police and prisons do and how they are failing to create a safer world.
The other part of your answer must be about transformative justice, about community self defense, about early interventions in harmful behavior, about systematic anti-oppression.
If you do not address 'but how will I be safe?' I guarantee you will not convince them.
White people do NOT have a monopoly on disability.
White people do NOT have a monopoly on being Queer.
White people do NOT have a monopoly on poverty.
White people do NOT have a monopoly on mental illness.
Your identity intersecting with marginalization does not absolve you of the access whiteness grants you. If your version of activism isn’t lead by the bottom tier of your marginalization then it’s just self interest.
I am an astronomer and a tinkerer. I have been using peridot for a long time now. Je parle Français aussi, plus ou moins. Sorry maar alleen een beetje Nederlands.
#astronomer #maker #madscientist #hacker #code
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