I really, really want a platform that is *like* Patreon but where the creator can list multiple areas of work that they do, and each one of those can be patronized individually.
That way the creator gets more feedback on which areas of their work people like, and people don't have to support work that doesn't interest them in order to support a given creator.
rant about negativity on online friends
It's such a fucking neurotypical thing.
Like "online friends are not real friends"
So once anyone comes online, they become unreal. Got it!
Online friends did 1,000x more to keep me alive than my entire family did and all my "real friends" did in my life
Just because I can't touch someone, doesn't make them unreal
In short: Just because you don't understand it, doesn't make it not existing
anti-neurodiversity scare piece
Sent to me by my dad*, who added this comment:
"Hi W: I don't think you are autistic, and I was unaware of the conflict
discussed at the end of this article. But it is an interesting piece and
I thought you might find it worth reading."
* see also: https://issuepedia.org/User:Woozle/LwaC
clothes, srs (+)
@Harena has a weekly RL fiber-arts meetup* group to which I usually just bring my laptop (and "weave code").
Last Sunday, I instead brought a bunch of sewing tasks with me instead -- so now the girlclothes sweater @sesshirecat picked out for me at The Scrap Exchange is fixed, *and* two of my three pairs of Dickies (jeans with extra pockets on the leg) have been taken in so they don't keep trying to fall off me.
What I discovered today, on trying the jeans on for the first time after taking them in, is that I can now pull them up over my hips -- and what would have once been too tight in a certain spot before SRS is no longer thus.
<insert mad laughter here>
All goes according to plan.
* gods above and below, why is there not a meetup site called "Meetspace"??
incoming police state
“The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency is looking to build a "state-of-the-art" "urban warfare" training facility that will include "hyper-realistic" simulations of homes, hotels and commercial buildings in Chicago and Arizona.”
But everything's fine here in Ba Sing Se.
There are no problems with the official story in Ba Sing Se.
(CW: skyscraper with smoke)
Spotted: @sydneyfalk shopping at Costco.
M:tG card by Zander, created August 26 on request from @eryn
The Future Liberals Want
(ethical dilemmas for the modern world: "do I CW this and make it non-previewable on Discord, or *not* CW it and risk triggering someone?" Let me know if the latter happened...)
autism, femininity, and abuse
autistic femmes often have baby faces and act naive, making us targets for abusers and creeps of many kinds. our lack of social understanding and desire to please / fit in makes it easy to hurt us repeatedly, easy to gaslight. like ADHD folks we are susceptible to getting into these exploitative relationships repeatedly without seeing the warning signs because we get so excited about a new Special Person and don't notice the bad stuff before it's too late. we're so used to being uncomfortable and awkward that we often let partners lead. it's really fucking hard to be disabled and femme in this world
On 161 patrol today in Downtown Portland in the afternoon
I could really use the money for food/drink today. Food stamps do not refresh until the 1st of September. Help me stay effective in running Patriot Prayer and Proud Boys Fashies out of town.
I haven't eaten since Friday.
Cash app: $AntifaPrimeMinOffice
Venmo: @ AntifaPrimeMinOfficePDX
I kinda agree with @eryn* that:
1. just being able to see one iteration of replies isn't enough to enable keeping track of conversations
2. social media as a *communication* tool is why we're here on Mastodon
3. ...instead of Twitspace or Fazebook, where social media is viewed more as an attention-absorbing, click-aggregating tool
4. ...which is the kind of thing that only being able to track one iteration of replies *does* tend to support.
TLDR: "new mentions only" kinda supports corporate thinking, where "all mentions" is more user-empowering.
* thread begins at https://toot.cat/@eryn/102654275634860802
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