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Hey, so, I've seen several folks talking about how coronavirus advice givers insist you should everything on hand for two weeks -- including your medicine, and how impossible that is.

I'm a small-scale prepper who has been working on getting a month's worth of medicine on hand for a couple years now. If you want to be able to have extra meds on hand for emergencies, here's some tips:

Today is my birthday and after thinking about it a while, I'm giving myself the gift of one month away from social media.

Mutuals who want to connect through discord or email or whatever can message me through my website.

Take care all.

Help Needed, Friend Fleeing Abusive Household 

Hi Folks,
I have a friend who is fleeing an abusive household and needs a place to go. I'm looking for anyone who is able to offer her a room for a few weeks/months while she gets settled with social services. Location is not particularly important, we can get her anywhere in the Continental United States, just a safe place to stay.

It's preferable if stores and work are accessible by Bicycle / Bus Route. She also a cat, but we can find another home for it so it's not required.

If you're able to help or know of a place that can, please send me a private message. You're welcome to boost this though I prefer the connection be through one of my Mastodon Mutuals.
Thank you!

I've been going by she/her pronouns just because it's easy and when folks ask I say she her or ey/em.

I'm kind of... almost at the point that I want to say ey/em are preferred? I think the main thing holding me back is I just don't want to do with the hassle. I'm at, like, exact equilibrium on spoons right now, I DON'T need to rock the boat.

But I think maybe I need this?
*cue hair tearing*

Today I learned:

There are people who think 'there are thousands of other websites that are just as popular [as Facebook and Twitter].' is a reasonable thing to say.

@jessmahler Actually there is already a term for that: "apatheist"

To all the people getting weird over kink at pride reminding me of the suppressed anti-sex christian parents I knew growing up.

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If your pet peeves remind me of evangelical Christian rhetoric, you might be going down the wrong path.

Mutual Aid, GFM, Med, Boosts+++ 

We're going through cancer treatment, and have big, scary bills to pay and need help. It's a big ask, but we're slowly getting there thanks to y'all.
Please keep boosting and sharing the fundraiser page, we can't do this alone.
We have several upcoming doctor appts and the possible chemo to deal with as well, so I classify this as urgent.

gofund.me/a5e9bedd

#TransCrowdFund #MutualAid

I'm kind of tired of the theist/agnostic/atheist continuum.

So I have a new word: un-theist.
An untheist is a religious person who doesn't care if God exists or not.

Maybe God is, maybe God isn't. I am still Jewish and still devoted to living my life in the best way possible guided by Jewish tradition and my own good sense.

Help with food and storage 

Update: food is covered (yay and thank you!), but I still will need help with storage. ko-fi.com/qwyrdo

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I'm not doing much lately because my hands hurt, but I tried something the other day ✨
These shiny prints will be up for sale tomorrow!

Heads up anyone on Windows, my work machine just reset a shit load of settings (including privacy settings) after it updated, so can recommend doing a once-over of them in case it's breached GDPR for you as well.

bilingual pride facts 

the Arabic names for the different components of LGBT all start with the letter م meem, the M sound.

lesbian = مثليات mithlayat
gay = مثليون mithlyeen
bisexual = مزدوجي الميول muzdawjay al-muyul
transgender = متحولون/ متحولات الجنس mutahawaleen / mutahawilat al-jins

so the acronym would actually just be مممم MMMM lol. instead, it's the meme society, which is, I think, extremely very good.

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bilingual pride facts 

because acronyms are basically impossible in Arabic I was curious what the accepted equivalent of LGBT was. I grew up a clueless straight boy so I didn't know offhand.

turns out it's مجتمع الميم mujtamaa al-meem, literally "meme community" or "meme society"

happy pride everyone

These "but commutes are good actually!" articles are really cheesing me off. They all boil down to people enjoying dedicated break time where they have no work or personal responsibilities. You don't need a commute for that, you need boundaries.

Today's ! Clearance item! Bracelet, Box Chain, Small Bronze, only US$20! Box chain in 20g 5/32" bronze makes for a slinky bracelet. Measures 7.5" plus clasp and safety chain. ko-fi.com/s/efabb3438c

financial need, boosts appreciated 

My family just found out that the land we'd gotten permission to live on is $6k deep in missed payments.

If anyone has a bit to spare, we're still waiting on our first round of pandemic aid, and until we get my social security name change stuffs fixed we can't even do a proper gofundme or whatever.

My partner, @sesshirecat, has a Paypal that hasn't been shut down, if you have anything you can contribute.

paypal.me/sesshirecat

We have until Monday or Tuesday (6th or 7th of June) to find enough to pay this, otherwise the former owners will sue and we'll be up shytte's creek again.

I've been busting my ass to make the land liveable for us and our three-month-old, but apparently I've not been fast enough at that.

Literally anything helps right now. I'm attempting to cash out my old 403b, there's some bonds that a friend might sell to help, and we have a little bit (a hundred or two) saved from TANF to add to the stack...going to ask our caseworker if they know of any options too...open to suggestions on ways to negotiate with the seller or...anything...

...like I said, anything helps.

blogs.scientificamerican.com/o very good article to read, especially if you still think being fat means you’re unhealthy or undeserving of human decency :)

The Price of Survival, Ep 4

Navin and his sister spent most of the day as wolf. The wolf was more patient than the human, less upset by waiting. More than willing to doze and see what happened. Especially after the forced march from Long Valley to the capital and the stress of their surrender and near-death...

jessmahler.com/the-price-of-su

pride, strife within the queer community 

I can tell from a lot of attitudes I see from young queers online that they know next to nothing about our history and have probably never been exposed to any queer culture offline. Like whenever I see somebody preaching about how bisexual and/or transmasc lesbians don't exist, ace people aren't queer, kink doesn't belong at pride, only lebians can call themselves femme or butch, etc...I think damn, you really just don't know, do you?

This is why intergenerational solidarity is so important and generational warfare is bullshit. So many young queers are stuck in these extremely online Tumblr thought bubbles with only their peers and the influence of terfs. And they'll deny the last part because a lot of them are trans or vocal trans allies, but they'll still perpetuate terf talking points without knowing it.

And they grow up thinking that being identity cops is gonna help keep other queers safe from the bad, weird ones with the labels they don't like. They don't know what real activism means or looks like. Sometimes they'll repost something about Marsha P. Johnson, but they won't really understand.

We *need* radical queer intergenerational perspectives if we want to survive and fight and flourish.

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