Looking for someone to fill apartment Show more
If anyone's in the general area of Boston looking for housing soon, I'm in a 4-bedroom apartment with two people moving out in March. East Cambridge, short walk to Kendall and the Green Line, the two of us who are staying mostly keep to ourselves.
Laundry in the basement, rent is under $1k per person per month, DM if interested.
introducing: me Show more
Well, an #introduction since they seem to be going around.
I'm Qwerty, and yes there are people who call me that in meatspace. I like to say I collect (creative) hobbies but honestly I haven't been able to stick to one yet for long enough to be competent. I work in software and run on music; I #cook and #bake and read and occasionally fumble in the direction of #drawing or #gamedev, and I drink almost exclusively tea.
uspol, protest, help/advice request Show more
So I just found out about an ICE protest in #NYC planned for this Saturday (Movimiento Cosecha). This was not why I was initially visiting NY, but the reason I am here is insufficient to act as an excuse not to go.
I feel like I can't /not/ go to something like this if I know about it and have the opportunity, but at the same time I feel like I just don't have the nerve and don't know that I can take the crowd noise.
bees, villainy Show more
my supervillain alter ego comes up with a dastardly plan to wipe out an entire city with a swarm of bees but i spent all day in a field chasing bees and i could only gather up like 10 of them and i released them from the top of a tall building and they just buzzed on back to their hive BUT it was very cute and the stream was popular with my youtube subscribers
missed connection, not relationship request Show more
You: enby, with your SO, on Boston T, wearing unusual vegan-leather bag, had college-name (Duke? Maybe?) queer-flag pins. Said the bag was wearing out and you couldn't find another like it.
Me: broke ice asking about the bag, then asked awk. about transition, after my fumble was cleared you said I reminded you of your (#autistic) sister.
I know someone who does leatherwork, you might be able to commission a new bag from her.
I'm in a #gamejam – doing art, not dev, which I'd never have expected! Never done an animation before.
Hey fedi- I used to work at a thrift store; and if you are donating some old books, here are some that aren't worth the resources spent transporting, sorting, and pricing them because they just don't sell:
- best seller novels like HP, Twilight, The Hunger Games, etc. So many of these are donated that most don't move
- self-help books, especially best sellers, for the same reason
- Chicken Soup for anyone's soul
thank you and boosts +
copywrite is bullshit Show more
you know what fucking sucks
how throughout history, building off of pre-existing stories has been what made stories popular and how people became more personally connected with art
popular plays used to be re-written dozens of times by different people before the original screenwriter had even died
sharing art was what connected culture together
but then capitalism
customer: Do you guys leave those grills out all night?
me: Nah, we take them in
customer: Alright. But you leave the plants out?
customer: There's a camera on them though, right?
me: Well yeah, but it's really low res so you'd only need a bandanna and maybe a hat or hood. And that's assuming they even notice a couple missing tomatoes - which is doubtful since we don't give the plants separate item numbers or keep anything close to accurate inventory - or care enough to look through the tapes and get the filth involved. Just to be safe though you should probably do it tonight, we're closed on Sundays so that'd be an extra 24 hours of footage to comb through
queer/naming Show more
so it's sort of a Standard Thing to name-change on transition
on the other hand I don't have any particular opposition to my birth name
but I'm (still) not sure yet where I'd fall re: enby-or-definitely-girl
but my birth name is A: unambiguously masc
and B: for a granddad (who I never knew but don't have any problem with) so I don't know how family would take a change
but then most of the coworkers I frequently interact with are calling me "qwerty" anyway just to disambiguate
well suddenly this at least partially explains why so many of us are so bad at taking compliments
FIRST STEPS NOW
Collector of hobbies. Art, cooking, coding, gamedev. #ActuallyAutistic
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