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'queer' discourse, mh(-), please don't boost 

Whether you think queer is a slur or not, please don't call me that.
Not everyone grew up in an environment where that word wasn't used as a bludgeon, not everyone wants to reclaim, and universalising the experiences of marginalised people ends up hurting ones with different experiences.
It's not about queer being too inclusive, it's about the memories that word brings up, the way i flinch when i hear it
thanks

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Introduction Post! 

Hi, I'm Epi
I'm a 25 year old non-binary lesbian, and I use they/them pronouns.
I'm autistic, I have fibromyalgia, and experience a number of mental health conditions, which I might talk about sometimes.
My interests include music, musical instruments, electronics, woodwork, almost anything mechanical, and movies.

I love red pandas like. a lot. also dogs (especially fluffy, floppy eared ones), cows, and cats. and lots of animals tbh

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on bad UBI takes (370 words) 

i'm sick to death of supposedly enlightened people going "UBI won't work, what we really need is universal housing / food / etc". because what that tells me is that to those people, individual agency is an optional extra, rather than the essential component of freedom i (and most anarchists throughout history, in fairness) understand it to be

without agency, universal housing & food is just charity, dependent on the whims of the assigning authorities. without agency, you might as well be locking people in prisons... or concentration camps.

now if you want to talk about better ways of ensuring that people can control their own circumstances and plot their own course to a better future than UBI, i'm all for hearing about it. but if that comes down to "all you have to do is make your case in front of the right people..." then you're part of the problem. if you can't even get past your own entrenched ableism and unconscious privilege, how the hell are you going to build a better future for anyone who doesn't look like you?

i have a nagging suspicion that anyone who says "the answer is universal housing / food / etc" fondly imagines a future where they're on the committee making the allocations. i don't think for a second they could conceive of having to be the person standing before that committee, having to justify a basic requirement for their quality of life to a panel of people who have no way of conceiving of that requirement as anything but an inexplicable luxury - and knowing that life would be a hell of a lot easier if only they knew someone who knew someone on that panel...

*because that's how these things always pan out*.

it's a product of the fundamental misconception that power is bad because the wrong small group of people have it, rather than recognising that concentrated power is bad for everyone, wielder and victim alike, and that the only way to ensure that we never again find ourselves in a situation where a few people can ride roughshod over the destinies of everyone is to redistribute power down to the individual level, and only allow such structures to arise as preserve that atomisation.

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Donation post +Transparency 

The name I chose for myself is Aevery. I'm 25 years old. I need help to get off of the native american reservation I'm currently stranded in. You can help me by donating to me via paypal.

paypal.me/StarrySaoirse

The following posts are going to detail how I got stuck here. Thank you for taking the time to read through.

Finally, please don't feel guilty if you can't or won't donate. Boosts are helpful too, and even a star is enough to at least give me hope.

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A reminder that Computer Fairies stands against loli fetishizing and underage sexualization and pornography. If you see any posts supporting those views, please report them to us. Thank you.

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you've heard of the nervous system, now get ready for 

The anxious system

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I made a deeply cursed auscore meme (CW: religion) 

Jim's Group apparently does all these things too, wtf

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I made a deeply cursed auscore meme (CW: religion) 

Every Australian's favourite lawnmower has branched out into religion!

I made a deeply cursed auscore meme (CW: religion) 

Jim's Group apparently does all these things too, wtf

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I made a deeply cursed auscore meme (CW: religion) 

Every Australian's favourite lawnmower has branched out into religion!

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Putting my bins out in the standard #Australian configuration, with recycling and kangaroos separated from general waste.

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"Heh, remember iframes?" you chuckle to yourself, reminiscing, "remember those?"

Your coworker looks at you with a quizzical look. "Iframes? We still use those all over the site."

You glance at the calendar. It is 2006.

"Oh-Oh no.." You stammer.

"Anyway, it looks like we're gonna have to take those transparent PNGs off the homepage," your coworker continues, "it looks like internet explorer doesn't support them."

You would scream, but only bonzi buddy would hear

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💫 Classic Doctor Who 💫
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Want to watch Classic Doctor Who, but don't want to slog through the boring episodes?

Check out my guide!

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Now with recommendations for all the first and second doctor stories!

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☄ Classic Doctor Who ☄
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Want to watch Classic Doctor Who, but don't want to slog through the boring episodes?

Check out my guide!

averylychee.neocities.org/doct

Now with updated recommendations for the first 5 seasons! That's 209 episodes!

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@thomasfuchs I've yet to see anything I like better than the Sharp X1 (a Z80 system from Japan). Beautiful red case, builtin tape deck, matching keyboard and CRT.

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scene: a gene therapy clinic in the distant future. i am consulting a doctor.
doctor: ah yes welcome to the future: of medicine! how can we help you
me: i need you to resequence my dna so i will stop saying "oop!" in a tiny voice every time i accidentally get in someone's way
doctor: that..... that isn't what we do here. that's a learned behavior
me: well what's the fucking POINT then

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Fun Fact: Not only is the ascii text "TASTY_SYRUP" valid x86-64 bytecode, it also fucks everything up!

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