I've been around Mastodon for the eternity of the last seven months or so. 😉 But why not do another #introductions post anyway?
I'm prone to talking about #tea.
Finally, I'm a trained reference #librarian at large (not currently working as one), and have a question-answering reflex.
Brazil enters the dark age 😡 Show more
As expected. But the fight continues! ✊🏻 ✊🏿 ✊🏽 ✊🏼 ✊🏾 #solidarity!
"A far-right, pro-gun, pro-torture populist has been elected #Brazil’s next president, exit polls suggest, after a drama-filled and deeply divisive election that looks set to radically reforge the future of the world’s fourth biggest democracy.
Jair #Bolsonaro, […] secured 56% compared to his leftist rival Fernando Haddad’s 44%, according to exit polls."
I’m happy to announce the release of my new iOS Mastodon app ‘Mast’. 🎉
From birdsite Show more
If you shared the NYTimes article today in disgust, maybe also consider donating to @TransLifeline@twitter.com, which offers microgrants to help with legal costs of name changes, new passports, immigration docs, etc. I just gave and you can too:
Trying out size 40 thread, which is the finest I've ever used. So far, it makes my hands feel like I'm wearing oven mitts. Hoping to get nimble soon! (Quarter for scale) #crochet
Political actions defending trans rights — fill me in! Show more
Starting to see some stuff going around in different cities, and I’m going to put a list together, as well as phone, email, and geographical resources for reaching out to the DHHS OCR.
If you’re planning an action, please let me know— a lot of people have asked me about actions in other cities, and I’m not an organizer or with an organization, just a mad as hell person who wants to protect her friends at all costs, so fill me in!
uspol, rallies for trans rights infos Show more
for people who aren't on twitter or facebook, here's info on two rallies I found on birbsite:
tonight (sunday), NYC, washington square park, 6pm: Community Rally in Support of Trans and GNC Rights
tomorrow(Monday), Washington DC, White house: We Won't be Erased - Rally for Trans Rights 12:30pm
and their facebook event links (forgive me, hope they work w/o an account there)
My view on voting Show more
Voting might be useless. Not voting is definitely useless. The cost of voting is usually low; the cost of not voting is frequently very high. So, vote. It won't be enough. But not voting is even farther from being sufficient. Vote to preserve conditions that make organizing possible. E.g. I'm able to contemplate organizing in 2019 because NYS has Medicaid expansion & thus I'm not deathly ill or bankrupt. That's all.
There were dents in the knight's armour.
"Shouldn't you get those hammered out?" the dragon asked.
"They do not hinder me," the knight said, "just remind me of other battles."
The dragon counted dents. "You won all those?"
"I lived through them all."
"Then I will not add more."
#MicroFiction #TootFic #SmallStories
USpol, trans and enby rights (news -) Show more
If I, as a cis woman, want to vomit from thinking about the implications of today’s news, I can only imagine how any of my non-cis friends and acquaintances of whatever variety must feel. I have been afraid of something like this for some time and I hope beyond hope that it can still be prevented.
I love you all as you are.
# Cats Against #FiberArts
## What do you mean we weren't supposed to attack that string?
Humans are completely unreasonable. The string is so wiggly. Clearly we have to get it. What else could it be but prey?
I have not seen another human in weeks, but now, o glory of glories, I spot a bottle washed up on the shore. A map? A cry for help? I uncork the bottle and unroll the parchment inside. Show more
"the guiatr player from zz top billy gibbons but he's a gibbon lol"
Something I haven't seen come up in 'repair discourse' (IDK?) is that you can get very attached to things.
Not just any phone, *your* phone. The one that you have all the muscle memory for. The one that you can open the apps on without looking because you know exactly what the icon layout is.
Not just any T-shirt, but *your* T-shirt. Worn in exactly the right places. Just seeing it brings back so many memories.
You can get attached to stuff, but if it breaks and you can't fix it...
Food, not vegan Show more
We get organic instant mashed potatoes from our coop, which cracks me up a little, but they’re actually tasty and kid likes them. I accidentally hit on a way of making them into potato soup (enough water, milk, and butter for a whole box, but with half the potatoes), which he really likes a lot.
Anyway, it hits the spot.
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