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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! :)

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Am Freitag, 8.7.2022 (morgen!) gibt es um 11 Uhr einen Vortrag von H-J.Voß

"Als Beitrag zur Debatte erläutert der*die Biolog*in und Professor*in für Sexualwissenschaft und Sexuelle Bildung Heinz-Jürgen Voß die aktuellen biologischen Geschlechtertheorien."


#Geschlecht #Biologie #Gender #trans #inter

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queer games bundle 2022 

I'm going to make a thread about cool games in the queer games bundle 2022. it's still up for grabs (60$ or pwyc 10+$
but the it is only going to be available for the next 33 hours after this toot.

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Tour de fleece, thoughts about spinning and spindles 

Also, that's my only fancy hand turned spindle, I got it from an old man who makes them after I had been spinning for more than 7 years. Pretty much every other spindle I made myself from cheap hardware store materials or wood I found outside.

That's a big part of the beauty of this craft to me. It's so old. Every people everywhere around the world started making some form of spindle at some point in time. To make yarn. To make clothes. To stay warm and keep others warm. It's just this really basic human thing. Almost like making fire and building shelters of some kind.

It's not some fancy craft trend only meant for rich white women who can afford expensive spindles and wheels. They can be beautiful tools, but they are still just that. Tools. At least that's how I look at it.

#tourDeFleece #teamHairyElephants #tdf22

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i really love when people can post mundanely about life

just kind of grateful we can occupy a space where it's not about trying to entertain each other

like, on rare occasions, i'll see complaints about that kind of thing on twitter or whatever, but like, i actually kind of do care if you're learning to make meatloaf and it feels worth saying once in a while that it's good to have a casual atmosphere in which you can just exist

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cat pics 

Spent first two nights in hometown at friends place

We promise they had one carrier each, but we left the carriers open in the bathroom and here's Comma, short hair tuxedo, and Slate, larger, short-hair grey with silver points, not only curled up together in one crate but Comma is genuinely **on top of Slate!!**

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tour de fleece, explanation 

tour de fleece starts tomorrow!

So everyone prepare for me posting more fibreArts pictures than usual. It's a few weeks of spinning fibre into yarn (and all that's connected to it, like spinning thoughts into magic hehe), while the tour de France is happening. Some people actually watch the race while spinning, I never do. I just like the energy of many people concentrating on spinning and showing pictures of how and where they do it and all the pretty fibres!

If you are not interested, you can mute these tags below.

But maybe you like cheering us on even if you don't spin. We are not that many people this year, I think.

#tdf22 #tourDeFleece #tdf2022 #teamHairyElephants

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You probably heard of #OsmAnd, the swiss knife map app that uses #OpenStreetMap data, but do you know that there's a web-based interface, too?

Check out, and plan your trips with routing, and various map rendering options, while doing so in the comfort of your desktop browser.

It even includes weather forecasts, if you're trying to avoid getting wet for your weekend ride.

You don't even need to register for an #OsmAnd, or #OpenStreetMap account to use it.

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anarchism, anti-work, judaism 

if you read the bible, the purpose of shabat is quite clear - to momentarily abolish work. when work is suspended, hierarchy is suspended. when every 7 days one ceases being a boss, a patriarch, a ruler, and simply exists, even he can understand community and God. we need this reminder, but only if it really reminds us of these things.
when the messiah (in hebrew - 'that which engages in dialogue') comes, there will be endless shabt.
#judaism #antiwork #anarchism

Die sowieso sehr tolle Sendung "Klassik, Pop etcetera" im Deutschlandfunk (Samstags 10:05-11:00) wurde heute moderiert von Max Czollek und war richtig wunderbar!
Hier könnt ihr sie noch eine Woche nachhören:

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this story by artist Venessa Kelley about a friend she made in a coffeeshop gave me all the feels.

cw: covid; undescribed images

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#KnittersOfMastodon! If you're interested in #knitting for or designing for fat bodies, I spent an hour chatting with Kristina and Sarah of Tech Tip Talk yesterday about exactly that. I get a bit opinionated, share tips and resources, and explain how my first garment pattern is coming out in a whopping 144 sizes (yes, really).

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@taminaminam here's my fern for fern friends.

he was such a tiny smol baby and now he's outgrown even the 2nd repotting and needs a 3rd already

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If your version of pride doesn't include disabled people and our realities it is shit (and it usually is).

That's all I have to say about this. Have a nice month.

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The thing about large language models like GPT-3 and Lambda describing the experience of being self-aware is they can also describe the experience of being a squirrel.

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i talk a lot about specific CW use

“ai generated image” is not the same as “ai generates faces”

“rape mention” is not the same as “detailed description of sexual assault/rape”

“gun/police violence” is not the same as “video containing death, blood, gunshots”

please be specific, but not detailed, in your CW

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@schratze English pronunciation is hard, but it can be understood through tough thorough thought though.

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how many trans people does it take to change a lightbulb 

one but they have to convince two people with a phd that they’re really sure they don’t wanna live in the dark first

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