covid - wisconsin - probono legal assistance
If you are in Wisconsin and are facing eviction, extortion, harassment, or employer theft of benefits from covid-19 or otherwise contact me
i have a line on a young hungry lawyer who has volunteered to protect the public good in Wisconsin regardless of ability to pay
[he has always stated that his father was the poorest lawyer in Wisconsin because of all the pro bono work he did]
DM me and I will get you the contact deets
Steven Universe Future finale, vague if broad spoilers
I usually think of myself as having lucked out in terms of my queer friendships (and really I have!), but the tension I felt over the last arc, usually waiting a week between pairs of episodes and two months mid-season, definitely suggests that I'm still very unused to the idea of relationships with weight, durability, staying power, and history-- and all those being good things-- as the rule rather than the exception. Gotta ponder that more.
Steven Universe Future finale, vague if broad spoilers
I liked it.
I wanted more-- pirate Volleyball joining Lars with special guest Emerald, Aquarmarine and Eyeball coming at White Diamond with a rejuvenator, Steven having that promised family bonding time with the Rose Quartzes, or Jasper making even one real friend-- but I've always had this tension between what I want to see of the characters and world and what makes sense for a story about (and almost always from the perspective of) Steven.
We're hosting a virtual convention coming up later in the spring (most likely the end of May but final date TBD)! Stop by our questionnaire to tell us what you'd like to see there: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdKXnyhnznibqX-ZupW9YhlzP3mtBWiFL4pTdM9hXDXlZpqBg/viewform
Dirtbag Catullus, by Daniel Lavery (formerly Daniel Ortberg, formerly of The Toast): https://www.shatnerchatner.com/p/more-dirtbag-catullus
I _think_ this counts as poetry, but I can't actually be sure?
Steven Universe feelings, no real spoilers
Me, the day before Steven Universe Future started: "Ooh, I hope we get more Lemon Jade! And find out what was in that treasure chest! Oh, and White Diamond's origin story, and Fluorite's component gems..."
Me, the day before the Steven Universe Future ends: "OH MY STARS WILL OUR POOR SWEET BOY EVER BE OK AGAIN??"
One of the anons who had been contributing to my book saw me dunking on landlords and got indignant because apparently they're a landlord. In typical landlord fashion they're now withholding the rights to their illustrations so that I can't publish.
I need some ~18 illustrations recreated because some "lefty" doesn't understand that having the power to throw people into the streets and profiting off that position are incompatible with socialism.
Anyone want to help out?
Hey everyone wit h the skills!
Quick! Go around to all the realty listing sites for your area and write down all the currently available places.
If things here go how things have gone elsewhere in my lived experience, lots of those listings will get pulled or made private, to prevent people using them to find places to squat.
So it'd be real convenient to have a back-up list of places like that we can squat!
Steven Universe, only tonal spoilers
A lot is happening, it would be easy to let this go unsaid, but I'm still so shook by Friday's Steven Universe Future.
The second episode in particular was I think maybe the most brutal to my emotions episode they've ever done, and y'all know how I already felt about that show.
There's a whole class of weird US court cases against inanimate objects:
United States v. Approximately 64,695 Pounds of Shark Fins
United States v One Solid Gold Object In The Form Of A Rooster
I decided to see what a neural net would make of them.
I've nearly filled out my ballot, but I'm still undecided on:
- US House 5th, Quigley vs. Burns-- I dislike both for different reasons
- IL Supreme Court, Neville vs. Epstein-- both have merit
- Clerk of the Circuit Court
- Judge of the Circuit Court (Vacancy of Mason)
Honestly I'd be a lot more undecided if it weren't for Injustice Watch's helpful guide (https://www.injusticewatch.org/interactives/judicial-election-guide/2020-primary/), though I wish Fraternal Order of Police endorsements got their own special warning label.
These candles don't (and probably shouldn't) exist.
I trained the neural net GPT-2 on just 72 descriptions of scented candles collected by Amy Pollien The neural net relied on its general internet training for the rest.
The teaser for tomorrow's first Steven Universe Future episode: https://youtube.com/watch?v=d8HPfQikFjo
I _think_ Rebecca Sugar and friends might be making fun of us.
Jokes on y'all who kept saying I had the most impostor syndrome they'd ever encountered: according to http://impostortest.nickol.as/ there's a whole category worse than me.
(I think what helps me is how I've never had test anxiety, as I realized early that I was good at gaming tests.)
Queer trans dork into type systems, feminist scifi/fantasy novels, the ancient world, and 🌺.
Mostly cross-posting (non-RTs only) for now.
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