Sorry to post this but we are desperate and the deadline to be gone is closing in so quickly
gender, race, Pokemon bs, overthinking it (~)
Actually, now that I think about it, I don't remember being asked to select my skin tone, it was automatically Pantone 2015 C / #F8CFA9. Likewise my hair. So was that just taken from my Mii? I really hope so.
gender, Pokemon bs, overthinking it (~)
I feel like, overall, I find being arbitrarily assigned a binary pronoun based on the (shortish-haired) appearance I chose...is almost as bad as 'are you a boy or a girl'.
I mean, it's certainly REALISTIC, but it's not BETTER, in my humble nonbinary opinion.
And I had not seen anyone mention this, and it's been bugging me. That's all. That's the toot.
gender, Pokemon bs, overthinking it (~)
So I remember we were all thrilled that TPC said they were going away from 'choose if you are a boy or a girl' at the start of Pokemon Sword/Shield, to go for 'choose what you most look like'.
Cool cool cool. /Abed
Anyway, I clicked the one I most look like. And so I'm a *boy* Rhi running around Galar. This, for me personally, is fine; it's only marginally jarring to get he'd all over the place, as I'm *used to* being (incorrectly) she'd.
physical health (- but not that bad)
I started out the new year with the cold that's going around Glasgow. As a result, decongestant haze has descended and rambling has ensued.
It's a weird feeling, because I only have congestion on one side of my head. I mean, it's good because I can breathe some through my nose, but it's kinda disorienting.
Disorientating still looks weird to me, sorry BrE speakers.
current events, uspol, military, iran
As one of the folks around this place that is old enough to (barely) remember the United States and its relations with the nation of Iran during the last half of the 1970s and throughout the 1980s, I would like to offer you some comfort at this time.
I know this seems like A Really Really Bad Thing and, well, it is.
But, honestly, it's always a really really bad thing. Constantly we're collectively having bad things done in our name.
It's unlikely, in my estimation, that this current really really bad thing is going to be the impetus for One Last Final Really Bad Thing For All Time. We've been here before and we've made it through. Don't freak out too much.
Do keep supporting those around you, do keep making sure people have what they need, and do keep letting the world know, as loudly as you choose, when actions are taken in your name that you do not support.
Peace and love to all my siblings around the world.
Hello, My name is Vickie, or as others know me as Heffboom Konijn. I'm a transgender female who is having transition surgery this Christmas.
I have created a Gofundme as I need financial help to survive until I return to work in March.
Please ReTweet/share on any social media *hugs*
hey so. with JK shit. the scottish government has issued a consultation on the gender recognition act and the big fight for us here currently is to abolish so-called "reflection periods" etc and push through proper, humane gender recognition. jk rowling herself is a resident of edinburgh, scotland, so if you're stinging from her doubling down on what we already knew, here is a way you can channel that energy (as far as i know u dont need to be scottish to do this) http://equalrecognition.scot/supportthedraftbill/
ukpol, uspol, okay just pol?
dear god how many USians am I going to have to see using last week's UK General Election as a ~dire warning~ and object lesson and getting it wrong
what did I do to deserve this
while the surge towards the far right is certainly a global problem and the dying gasps of late capitalism, UK politics do *not* map directly onto US ones for many reasons. please stop trying.
the canary in the coal mine on any 'lesson' here fell over deid years ago, folk.
There's a beautiful version of the Huron Carol on it in the original Wendat. There are some interesting thoughts on the history of this carol here: http://anishinabeknews.ca/2014/12/20/huron-carol-canadas-first-christmas-song/
Listening to Bruce Cockburn's (fantastic) Christmas album from start to finish, and debating whether or not I should buy it for my mother.
He shifts wildly between genres, in a good way, and all of those are stuff Mom enjoys (she's a music teacher). But I'm not sure if it might be a bit *too* much whiplash. Hm.
But I am not optimistic. I voted for a candidate I like well enough, and I guess that's better than nothing. (The vote's in line with tactical, don't worry.)
I did *not* vote Labour, because I live in Glasgow South and their candidate is awful and anti-trans. Not to mention, Scottish Labour have not shown in any way how they are not useless in the last two years, they've had zero voice here. And then they have the gall to come riding on Corbyn's coattails?
Here's Raffle#2 in Operation Seth.
Seth Wood, is a full time #blacksmith in NSW who recently lost his home and his forge to the bushfires. As a means of helping him get back on his feet, QMAC are running a few raffles with amazing donated prizes.
This raffle is knife heavy, so if you're in to beautiful knives, grab yourself some tickets!
Boost far and wide, for Seth is a great guy really in need.
Paige. US Midwesterner in Scotland; geek into social justice. (As ever, I'm that @rhiannonrevolts from stuff.)
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