gosh i suppose, having not really done so, i should introduce myself!
i'm Kiva. i'm a middle-aged trans pan polyam woman. i design video games; my latest is battletech, that one robot game from harebrained schemes.
i'm pretty far left, i agitate for social justice, i'm super-depressed and anxious, i post a lot of selfies as a form of self-care.
i live near seattle, and i have three partners.
The Twitter version of this lesson is 'mutuals are not friends', and I really wasn't emotionally prepared for that fact, and so I got hurt pretty badly. And deleting all my twitter accounts is maybe overreaction, but at the same time it's like recoiling away from a pain source... it's a reflex, and I can't help it.
anyway, this is random rambling at this point, and I probably should have CWed it for length.
the thing about twitter, and social media generally -- but it feels much worse on twitter -- is the false sense of closeness it gives. i end up interacting with someone so much, and so often, that i start to imagine we're friends. and sometimes we are? but not always.
one of the lessons i had to teach myself about... 10 years ago, I guess, is 'co-workers are not friends.'
I love this band so much.
I'm re-reading Eddings' The Malloreon, and I'm astonished at just how openly racist it is in so many ways. In a sense the whole *premise* of the series is that nations are populated by single, monolithic ethnicities, and that those ethnicities have not just different karyotypes but different inherent preferences, aptitudes, and emotions.
It proposes culture as a genetic destiny, and it's really pretty gross.
spoilers (Castle Rock)
I am watching Castle Rock and I'm desperately hoping that it is not going to be a Dark Tower story. But every time the story creeps towards some kind of parallel worlds idea, my hope grows fainter.
i think that the Dark Tower mythos took a lot of the joy out of many of King's earlier works; it specifically made The Talisman a lot less compelling, via the sort-of-sequel.
@succubus everyone loves mastodon, the service that isnt dominated by the interests of garbage celebrities *5 seconds later* we regret to inform you that a garbage celebrity has caused a ton of drama
long, religion (END)
She told me: "Become a kurgarra in service to Me. Offer hugs to people who need them. Offer kisses to people who want them. Have sex with consenting partners and don't be restrained by gender or gender expression."
"Oh, and don't even fucking *think* of trying to make converts because you and I both know that's counterproductive."
So, here I am. Trying to figure out how to be a priestess of a Goddess who's been gone for millennia.
It's a good time. :) <3 <3
Not in words, because that's not how this works, but the message was clear and unmistakable:
"The world is starved for touch. Humans used to bond by touch. You used to create communities by mutual touch, by the release of oxytocin into your brains, by grooming and petting and holding each other, cuddling for warmth. Now you set boundaries between each other, and you are dying of it, and your communities are dying of it."
No longer active on Mastodon.
trans lesbian trash fire. i make that robot game at harebrained schemes.
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