a philosophy of life Show more
Learn what you can change; work to change it for the better.
Learn not to let what you can’t change destroy you; work to influence it in small ways that build up over time until you can change it.
Learn patience with the world.
Learn who you love; work to show them you love them.
Learn who loves you; work to show them you appreciate their love.
Learn patience with yourself.
Work to clear a space for yourself where you can spend some time not working.
all masculinity is not bad! masculinity is not inherently bad! masculinity is valid!!
there are people -- cis, trans, and otherwise -- who are doing masculinity SO RIGHT. and i love them.
they will be the ones that heal it. encourage them. you don't have to be masculine to help. and never discourage someone from being who they are.
if masculinity is not for you, don't shit on it. there are masculine people trying to live their lives.
James Nicoll is looking for young folks (born after 1990) to participate in the next round of Young People Review Old Science Fiction https://james-davis-nicoll.dreamwidth.org/12367209.html
Hi hello good evening the rainforest is burning. If you're in the US, you might not know what you can do to help. Here's some ideas:
It's mostly "donate" and "sign petitions", but every bit helps until we find better collective actions.
food, joke Show more
"Soy chorizo is one of the few foods that introduces itself in its native language."
Yes, it's even worse than you think it is. It's basically philanthropy capitalism (billionaires donating to charity instead of taxes) combined with every strawman and misconception espoused by the rich capitalist conservatives all rolled up into the worst board game ever made.
If you saw "Monopoly for Millennials", this is a hundred times worse.
Can we appreciate that the original game of Monopoly was supposed to mock Capitalist exploration and landlords but some rich dude stole the idea, changed it a bit to be pro Capitalist, then sold it as his own.
Capitalism consumes all it's critiques and sells it back to you.
I bought a copy of Hasbro's mean-spirited and woefully ill-informed "MONOPOLY: SOCIALISM" board game so you don't have to - a thread 1/
Language silliness, many lines Show more
Because I'm a very silly fluff, I decided to treat Wikipedia's page on English phonology as a specification and write a random syllable generator. It still needs work (I don't think I can pronounce "hlyshfs") but it has produced some wonderful results so far, including:
I think sploich is my favourite.
hey mastos!! wondering if you can help me out…
what are some MASTODON INSTANCES 🐘 which:
1. were created in the PAST YEAR
2. have either OPEN or APPROVAL-BASED registrations
3. are run by DECENT FOLKS
4. are NOT TECH-THEMED (in word OR action)
5. have at least SOME ENGLISH-language moderators and documentation (multilingualism 🆗!)
reply with any and all that you know!! boosts 🆗!!
🌶️ : Im going to stop buying into the industry narrative about ad blockers. They are not ad blockers, they are content blockers. The content I am choosing to control happens to come from advertising networks that have proven to be vectors for malware infections and misbehaviour for years. I'm not blocking ads, I'm not stealing from you, I'm protecting my systems just like I would with an anti-virus program.
Tag Urself, Shakespeare Edition part 1 Show more
Likes to be the smartest person in the room
Flower crown *uwu*
Actually is the smartest person in the room
Moral sense > common sense
"I've got an idea!"
Shows up 15 minutes late to the Senate with Starbvcs
Passes on chain letters
Really into ears for some reason
The Revenge Friend
I know I sometimes talk about quite personal things which might resonate with your life too.
Nonetheless, please don't attack my friends when they message me in support, even if you dislike their comment. You are free to block whoever you want and so am I. Rest assured that the people I engage with on here are not hurting me. I would stop engaging with them if they did. There are good tools for that here.
Definitely don't try anything like this in my name.
"You know what makes the world go 'round?"
"Coin! Unless you mean, literally."
"I think... the moon?"
"My clan believes when the first Dancer, Giantess Zhurma, decided to never stop spinning, her exerted sweat & breath created the stars, moons & planets, which continue to spin with her."
The young elves, dwarves and gnome considered their orc friend's words.
"I WAS gunna talk about love," muttered the gnome.
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