Based on an idea I had last night.
Description: An animated gif (very slow animation, no flicker) shwowing a (mocked up) difficulty selection screen from a video game.
It cycles through "Medium", "Hard", "Impossible", "Skip combat" and "Easy", while the description box to the right says "Play the game as it was meant to be played.", no matter which difficulty is selected.
Original file (not ugly-compressed): https://f.d9.lv/difficulty.gif
Agitating against landlords, posters, large file warning!
It used to be an ad (second image), now it's propaganda!
Source of second image: https://twitter.com/1LuckyBlackCat/status/1116062097023164416
First image (the propaganda one) is by me, Kirby.
I release this work under a CC0 license and, to the extent possible under law, waive all copyright and related or neighboring rights to it.
“Hearing-centric design in video chat apps”
Comparing Discord, Google Hangouts, Google Meet, Houseparty, Jitsi Meet, Skype, Zoom.
In general: cropping, chat overlays affected ASL. Captions meh. Screen sharing kills video feed.
feminizing hrt, lesser known effects
stuff no doctor ever told me, i had to find out myself or from other girls.
• feet, hands, and spine may shrink (mine all did)
• body odor will become feminine
• feelings about tastes and smells can change (used to love cinnamon scent, now it's meh. used to just like chocolate now i love it and CRAVE IT every ~28 days)
• will have a feminine hormone cycle, which varies wildly by person, just without menstruation (unless intersex then idk)
on racism and human nature
Ethnic conflict is not human nature. Human nature is coexistence. War is unnatural. "Us vs. them" is the justifications taught to us by greedy men who wanted to write history in their image. Racism and empire are new and unnatural concepts, concepts which we can choose to abandon, because killing each other is a good recipe to just leave us all dead. Compassion is written into our DNA. Spread the news.
weirder.earth instance blocks
Second round: we've just defederated from
They're all recommended as "associated instances" by kartoffel.cafe, which we banned a week or two ago. In common with that one they tend to have a ~kawaii aesthetic and troubling freeze peach politics, and federate with many instances we've previously blocked, most notably Gab, Kiwifarms and freespeechextremist.
So, here we have a bingo "All lives matter" + "free speach" + "systematic racism doesn't exist in the US/AU"
i'm native american
my people have lived on this continent for literally thousands of years
but the US is not my country
America is the GNU of countries. Completely zealous towards nebulous “freedom” and absolutely unrealistic expectations of how it should be employed
“It’s easy to live free! Just build your own cabin on your own land and protect it with your own guns, keep track of your own money (none of those non-free ‘banks’), and grow your own food, and sanitize your own water!”
"fact or fiction" but it's "cops or coincidence". riker shaking his head, chuckling, saying "no way. it was the cops." the word PIGS slams onto the screen.
meta, bullying, ableism
When I was bullied as a kid, it wasn't made explicit that it was because I was autistic, ace, and nonbinary. But that's what it was
It was because I was "weird" because I was different, because I didn't conform
I didn't have those labels to understand myself, but the bullies still zeroed in on those things and specifically bullied and excluded me and people like me for those things
So when people do that on here, I recognize the patterns
Cultural appropriation is such an interesting fight that we have on the left and in this country, because we often treat it to mean "Cultural theft" which implies the existence of "Cultural property", ideas and practices that can belong to one group of people. While I don't necessarily disagree with that framework, I do think sometimes it might be more productive to talk of Erasure, Fetishization, and Commodification.
They/them/their or ey/em/eir.
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