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Hi, I'm the knitting squirrel! !

I'm interested in & nature, personal growth, , feelings. totally here to cheer you on in these things!

also learning about people different from myself and how to stop or change oppressive structures (I'm white, German, afab, not disabled).

also , & .

somehow I'm not talking too much about these things on here, but mostly about and . *shrug*

so, Hi! :)

ableist language all over the fediverse Show more

ableist language all over the fediverse Show more

contrary to many knitters, i don't like casting on a new project and it's sometimes the hardest step for me.
so I'm glad i made it!

cast-on !
i needed a more soothing project than my wild swan. so that was a good extra motivation for casting it on!
now I'm in!
the pattern is the Hemlock Ring Doily Throw. will tell you more about the yarn later.

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Yay. Die nรคchste Person in meinem Umfeld, die die Pronomen nin/nimser/nim/nin verwendet. Es scheint, dass sie sich langsam in der deutschen Sprache etablieren.


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"my professor was trying to find an example of [contrastive focus] reduplication so the next class he came back and said โ€œI FOUND REDUPLICATION IN ENGLISHโ€ and then he said โ€œMilk milkโ€ and everyone was just โ€œwhat?โ€ and he said โ€œyou know when you go to a coffee shop and they ask if you want soy milk and you say โ€˜no i want milk milkโ€™โ€ and everyone just had this collective sigh of understanding."

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TIL that Venus rotates so slowly that if it you were on venus at sunset, you could walk fast enough to keep up with it. You could watch the sunset for as long as you could walk.

I mean you couldn't because Venus is entirely made of fire and lightning and acid and unbelievable atmospheric pressure, and I think there's only a couple sunsets a year. (All the more reason to chase them, right?)

But I still am charmed by this idea of strolling along with the sunset.

on posts that purposefully state untrue / ironic things for comical / satirical effect it might be a good idea to use content warnings. like, "misinformation" or something.

Please CW your posts fediverse, I've seen so many recently that need to be CW'd but weren't. These posts can be genuinely triggering, upsetting, angering or a reminder of horrible, difficult times or their current life and having at least sympathy for that isn't too difficult or if you don't at least try to understand. The CWs are there, please use them.

@cocoron whenever i ask somebody how long they think people worked 500+ years ago, they say stuff like "seventeen hours a day!"

yeah. for one week a year. at peak harvest season.

like, do you know how much "work" a goat shepherd does? they sit under a tree most of the day, smoking and reading!

it's almost the same amount of work people do in their office jobs, except it's more sensible, and less stressful because there's no manager they have to fake "progress" to

expecting every single person on the earth to spend most of their waking lives doing work that gets them some money under the game logic of markets in order to live just sounds fucking bonkers to me

like if you really just think about the rationale of "jobs creation" in itself, it just sounds ridiculous in its extremity and naivety - it sounds almost puritanical (it is puritanical)

like, i'm happy that a resource i need might also be convenient for someone who's not disabled! that's amazing! but i don't think enough value is put on disabled communities and their needs, and saying "everyone can use accessibililty" can feed into it. disabled people, on their own, are important enough that accessibility is necessary. the fact that it's beneficial for everyone is just an added bonus.

accessibility DOES benefit everyone, both those who are disabled and for those whom the extra options are nice, but i think we need to be careful about decentering disabled people or assigning value to accessibility for what it can do for non-disabled people? disability is a community that continues to be devalued and it's important that something gets to be important because it helps equalize the playing field for folks who are systematically disenfranchised

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