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I’m Pel, and I’m a trans, genderless, soft-hearted geek in Texas. I’m bisexual, VERYromantic, 24, and polyamorous. I represent myself online as a fluffy white ferret.

I write UI code for a living. I love to draw cartoon animals and to discuss furries and fandom in a meta way. I own ~30 tamagotchis. I am passionate about robots and virtual pets of many kinds, including neopets and pokemon!

Talks about relationships, lewd, mental health, gender, weed, and alcohol.

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If you have a used Apple product compatible with the Pencil that you want to sell please let me know ; - ;

A sweet summertime Pel by beelzbat on twitter (old but relevant piece)!

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"It’s strange, isn’t it? The ideology of capitalism is that it is a system that generates immense abundance (so much stuff!). But in reality it is a system that relies on the constant production of scarcity.

This conundrum was first noticed back in 1804, and became known as the Lauderdale Paradox. Lauderdale pointed out that the only way to increase “private riches” (basically, GDP) was to reduce what he called “public wealth”, or the commons. To enclose things that were once free so that people have to pay in order to access them. To illustrate, he noted that colonialists would often even burn down trees that produced nuts and fruits so that local inhabitants wouldn’t be able to live off of the natural abundance of the earth, but would be forced to work for wages in order to feed themselves. "

Degrowth: A Call for Radical Abundance

jasonhickel.org/blog/2018/10/2

Literally I wouldn't be able to make drawings, probably, if the necessary aids for my shaky hands and general low 'visual intelligence' (i guess?) weren't accessible to me. Despite drawing constantly as a kid I have always been waaayy behind the curve for people with the same amount of practice as me... I would have eventually given up. I'm very grateful.

I'm realizing lately that I have a very hard time visualizing things in my mind. That's why my art style has always been wildly inconsistent - the image in my head doesn't really hold still, i have to feel it out and then look at it and decide what needs to change after I have physically seen it. which is why i didn't make any real improvement in my art until i had access to a digital tablet: the undo button and ability to move things around was literally necessary for me. thank you technology

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New amazing avatar by @Artemis !! Look at this cheeky critter’s blush and you’ll know they’re trying to be hot but are embarrassed out of their mind

very close to declaring my fursona's species as a leucistic pine marten and changing almost nothing about their design really ! just because it would feel better about their tail. ferrets really don't have long enough tails.

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It would make a huge effect on my art output if I owned an iPad and Apple Pencil. It seems like the absolute cheapest way for me to acquire these two things will still cost me around $300 TT_TT I hope I can feel satisfied with the art I feel like I owe people soon. I could open commissions then and try to actually do this. I might start a kickstarter campaign or something so backers can get a reward if I get there...

I regularly consider making a neopets themed Mastodon instance

Body image stuff Show more

Body image stuff Show more

The idea that women look inherently different from men is violence. Women have narrow, sometimes inverted hips. Women have luxuriously hairy chests. Women have heavy brows. Women have big tummies with no curve. Women have beards, mustaches, unibrows. CIS WOMEN ESPECIALLY HAVE ALL OF THESE FEATURES.

If you're a trans person, and you are worried that your body type isn't right or that you don't look like the cis people of your gender, remember:
We have all been lied to about what humans look like. We've all had the diversity of our species contorted and hidden away from us. We are all, cis and trans alike, forced to reconcile our own appearances with these lies. There are cis people who look just like you, who have the same insecurities about their appearances that you do, I promise.

Alcohol Show more

alcohol, lewd, dysphoria Show more

My office just changed locations, so I get a fresh desk to set up my office hoard.

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Beach City

Beach City is our private beach-side sanctuary for close friends and awesome folks. We are various flavors of trans, queer, non-binary, polyamorous, disabled, furry, etc.