Good rule of thumb: “Nobody here is trying to be racist on purpose, it’s just our rules have a racist outcome and that’s not our fault!” is not a strong defense
Hint: there can be bad laws, and bad policies, and bad rules, not just bad people
As tagged: I'm Julie, and I write mainly fantasy and poetry, but not fantasy poetry. I'm querying a MG novel and writing another. Most of my stories involve regaining your voice or reclaiming your space. My goal is to be successful enough to be able to help people do just that.
@Annalee @Fran_Wilde @aliettedb @ann_leckie Hi I’m Andrea and I write fictional near-to-mid-future stories about the intersection of feels and technology, also the intersection of social change and marketing, also much fluffier pirate romps and immersive narrative, and also Bookburners! Tagging @kacealexander and @Danhon :)
@Annalee I write poetry and science nonfiction and science fiction and fantasy and am often frustrated that we categorize some types of writing by content and some by form :) I am tagging @Aggy_C and @abetterjulie and @ajhackwith and @aimeeogden and @akuzenski because apparently the letter A is strong with me today!
The New Yorker dropped a piece today on Linus Torvalds and the sexist culture of abuse within Linux. Turns out Linus's apology came after they contacted him for comment. https://www.newyorker.com/science/elements/after-years-of-abusive-e-mails-the-creator-of-linux-steps-aside
Someone is rotating the Palmer webcam! new views in new directions, very exciting
I'll start. Hi, I'm Annalee, and I write science fiction and fantasy for teens and adults--mostly short stuff, but I'm working on a novel. I write feminism, humor, sarcasm, rage, queer girls and their friendships. Stories where hope is a hammer that can build bridges and break down walls.
Over on birdsite, my mentions are full of authors talking about their awesome work and their awesome friends, thanks to a meme where you add other writers to a thread. It is fun and neat, so I'm gonna borrow it here. When tagged, introduce yourself, tell us what you write, and then tag some other authors you recommend following on here (please keep it to one post).
When you’re rubbish at 3D modelling software but want to get some vaguely realistic shading on your icon design…
So today a package arrives with my name on it, and I think nothing of it, because Spouse puts my name on all the packages because I really like packages.
UPDATE. The other day I was gushing about Fraggle Rock and Spouse was messing around on a phone because honestly I gush about Fraggle Rock all the time and it's probably repetitive. But I was in tears about how good the last episode is, talking about how I needed to get a copy of the last season.
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The American Academy of #Pediatrics has published an official position on supporting #transgender children, and describes appropriate care & it health outcomes https://www.news10.com/news/national/doctors-group-recommends-support-for-transgender-children/1453236542
@daylight if one aardwolf tells another about a huge termite mound that's ripe for the nomming
is that a bug report
Today I go present at a W3C workshop on magazines and comics on the web. If you’re interested in that kind of stuff, and want to see what I’m up to, check out digitalcomics.co
I had a dream last night that I wrote some vitally important code (like world-saving?) but it wouldn't run because I wrote it for Python 2.7 and the world-saving computer it was for only had Python 3 installed.
Only YOU can prevent a worst-case nightmare scenario. Write your code in Python 3.
Shoutout to Best Spouse for having mailed the new coffee carafe to me because I might not drink coffee, but my love of boxes is catlike.
Love is putting your spouse's name on all the online orders because you know how much they love opening packages, even when it's socks or new measuring spoons.