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will admit that saying "I'm not bent on destroying the planet" feels odd in light of the 20 KILOWATT LASER I apparently am now responsible for setup of.

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I keep seeing a lot of apologies for not being interesting or funny or positive, and I just wanna say:

You are a person, not a brand. You do not need to be consistently anything but yourself. If you need to take a break, that's OK. We're all people, we'll understand.

Say what you will about Sisyphus' fate

There's value in having job security

what if you're not good OR bad, what if you're just a human being and you've done some good stuff and some not-so-good stuff, but on the whole haven't had much of an impact at all?


I think a lot of people get caught up in, "am I a good person?" when the real question should be, "am I making things worse or am I making them better?"

which is ofc a scale, too, but generally we have less impact than we think we do and that's okay. realizing that you're not The Literal Worst or The Literal Best helps a lot.

This weird lil alien is a Maypop! The plant is native to the US (natural range spanning from TX to PA, roughly) & bear edible fruit that can be harvested in the fall

"There has yet to be a non blk artist that makes work about racism, specifically anti-black racism, that ever makes a lick of sense or lands the way the artist wants it to do. The lived experience, the care, the nuance just aren’t there. But also, and this is especially true in the case for white male artists, they’re the ones that get the fellowships, the residencies w the 5 figures, the big shows [sic] All at the continued appropriation, expense and mis/ab-use of Black bodies and history." AMX

the thing about the fediverse is that it is really fuckin bad at balancing a big monoculture but pretty alright at fostering small communities and their select points of interaction, which seems plainly clear from the very design but it's something we have really had to gradually learn all coming from these more monolithic centrally governed websites.

the other thing about the fediverse is that the floor is slanted. seriously. put a marble on the ground, see how it rolls over that way? weird.

just flew past a headline that reads: "Austin City Cancelled" and immediately thought dang Cancel Culture finally got that whole ass city ?????

For any beauty and makeup people out there: the brand Morphe has released a statement stating they will continue to support and work with Jeffree Star even in light of all the racist bullshit he's been surrounded by as well as the frankly pretty disturbing on going accusations that he's blackmailing tons of people .

Just so you know, so that you can spend your money wisely. Support indie brands.

textual information >>>>>>>>> videos

you can't ctrl+f with videos

This is as much directed at younger!Haf as anyone else...

"oh, they've identified their MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES as being due to TRAUMA, how brave" - - like, are they doing anything about it bc if not...

Life pro tip: simply identifying stuff as being due to trauma is not the same as dealing with it.

Every fantasy novel with a teenaged protagonist saving the world, OK, lmk when they're 30-something and actually dealing with their trauma

Occasionally I read stuff and find myself thinking, "there's nothing on earth that could make me want to relive my teens or early 20s."

sex assault mention 

A far lesser reason to caption your images but the most useful one to me personally: xyz deletes the cache of other instances' images (not sure that's how it works, but you get the idea) after like 2 months, so if you boost something old I can't see it

We have a new pigeon his name is Ripley and he is a fancy fancy boy

[img description: a brown and white frillback pigeon covered in curly feathers sitting on a branch]

if you're a malthusian i have a modest proposal for you: if we simply eat the malthusians we'll have enough food to sustain the population you claim is a surplus

Note: your hair color also includes eyebrows, body hair, etc.

Just in case you were wondering. :blobuwu:

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