#introductions time :)
I'm Aria, I'm going to use this account for some of the writing I've been doing lately. I'm working on what I keep saying is a teen transgender urban fantasy.
I read a ton of science fiction, and have a complicated relationship with fantasy. I'm hoping I can build a world I like. Other people too, we'll see.
So who likes magic systems, video game references, ensemble casts, and thinks teenagers are actual people?
liberals be like wow its really cool how i have created this completely value neutral communication platform where people are free to say whatever they want and none of their interaction choices are constrained or encouraged by any of our inherent design mechanisms in any way, i love making tons of money and not being seen as responsible for the culture i foster in any way, thats just human nature babey!
https://twitter.com/Gaydarade/status/1101642984645365761 might be the best story I've read in a while
Organizing, "problematic" people, trauma Show more
Me at 22: I want to organize to change the world! Most people are high functioning and good. So as long as we exclude the handful of problematic bad apples, we can do this thing!
*ten exhausting years later*
Me at 32: Basically everyone is traumatized and damaged, and we desperately need spaces and structures geared towards healing, personal growth, and redemption if we're ever going to hope to have the critical mass to make it happen.
KDE (FOSS accessibility) thread Show more
Understand this. Diversity means a change of culture. You cannot maintain a professional culture, attractive to capital, while acheiving actual diversity. Actual diversity means women who talk about their bodies, black people who mention their experiences, queer people who discuss their relationships, and people with disabilities who challenge you on accessibility
disability; bike lights; PSA Show more
Friends and fellow cyclists.
Consider using just steady lights instead of blinking ones. I am epileptic and have to bike everywhere to get around. Blinking lights, at best, give me a searing headache, and at worst a seizure.
Yes, it may take more battery or more charge power, but you are Still visible and not hurting people's heads and putting them at risk.
caring Show more
Folks who don't care like to tell themselves--and everyone else--they have a "thick skin." They don't. They have no skin. Not caring is easy. It's just what broken, fragile people do when they're embarrassed and afraid. They're not fooling anyone, either.
I'm gonna give a shit. It's hard. It hurts like Hell. I'm gonna do it anyway, and so are you. We're strong enough, there are always more of us, and we won't back down.
Writing a teen transgender urban fantasy. Ask me about it.
I study natural language processing, parsing, & graph theory.
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