#AiringOfTheStash I put all the lavender bags on my desk while I looked through my yarns and I sneezed, coughed and felt my nose clogging up, while sitting at the desk. I put the lavender bags somewhere else and I'm fine! Am I allergic to lavender now??
#AiringOfTheStash I have this lopi yarn, the stuff you use for icelandic sweaters. beautiful. but I know I'm not ever going to knit with it, because of all the handspun sweater yarn I have, and this is my priority.
Is it the #konMari thing that this years airing of the stash is different? I don't know. but I'll try to find a new home for that yarn.
anyone here (preferrably europe) into lopi knitting, in woodland colours?
I've posted my couch to Buy Nothing, Queer Buy Nothing, and now Craigslist. No bites yet.
I've successfully gotten rid of way shittier couches than this so I'm not sure what the problem is. I guess I'll try Trash Nothing next? #seattle do you want a couch?
Rape culture reflected in language Show more
I really want to get better at not using rape metaphors.
"fuck the cops", "fuck capitalism", fuck patriarchy"? No. The moment we use a sex verb to mean destroy, hurt, overthrow or anything like that, it is really about rape.
And it's definitely not usually the cops who are hurt by that.
dental update (+) Show more
I'm in a very chic rich peoples dentist office, (long story how I landed there) but I had a talk with the dentist on how I could not afford all the add ons and need standard care that insurance will cover. She thought for a moment and said "oh yes, our lab can do that!" and so my new crown is made from steel and I had to pay nothing to get it!
the dentist was very nice about it and we both agreed that the metal looked pretty good!
food, fermenting, DIY kimchi Show more
My kimchi (I started it thursday evening in a cool kitchen) has started bubbling on friday evening and today it's super active!
I tasted a bit and it's also very very yummie!
I never ate kimchi so I don't even know how it's supposed to taste but HOLY SHIT this is so tasty!!
After much discussion, I think the hashtag I'm going to recommend for talking about comics stuff, whether it's WIPs, scripts, story ideas, thumbnails, panel compositions, dialogue balloons, pacing, etc. is going to be:
Use that hashtag whenever you talk about making your #comics to connect with a wider community of comic and narrative art creators in the Fediverse.
Keep being awesome, campers! ⛺
@distel Being able to express your emotional state is cathartic, if only because emotions want to be expressed and it takes energy to fight that, but there are lots of ways to get catharsis and not everyone is going to find the same ones effective.
I just got an interesting reply that tears *are* cathartic sometimes, and It gives me something to think about.
maybe the tears aren't cathartic in themselves, but it's cathartic when you're finally paying attention to your feelz. and I can see how tears can help you to do that.
who would pay attention to sadness or frustration when their body doesn't remind them of it in a powerful way?
nobody ever says "oh I wish my face could become red like a tomato so I could get rid of feeling embarrassed"
because you don't get rid of stuff by having symptoms that outsiders can see. you just have symptoms, and that's it.
but mostly you're embarrassed because of showing signs of emotion and that adds to the emotional stress you already have.
probably it's different for other people but for me, tears don't get rid of anything. nothing.
today someone told me "I'm jealous of your ability to cry, because I can't get rid of my bottled up emotions"
that tears and crying are cathartic and alleviate emotional states is.. a misconception, if you ask me.
tears are just a visible sign of how you feel, they don't change anything about how you feel. I believe they even make things worse because then people start interacting with you about how you feel and you're constantly reminded of it.
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