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non-vegetarian food, animal crossing 

dysphoria + 

dysphoria + 

Playing "Secret Little Haven" reminded me of friends I had online when I was a teenager and lost contact with as we grew up. Some of those friends had mentioned scary stuff about what they were facing in their home life, like what the kids face in this game. I hope they're doing well now.

the scottish play 

queer jargon, English language history, long (warning for sexism in history) 

I am newly reminded that I'm sad that modern English has largely eliminated six of its nine major prepositional locative adverbs. Each had a prefix indicating the place and a suffix indicating the direction:

h-: "this place"
th-: "that place"
wh-: "what place?"
-ere: "in such a place"
-ence: "from such a place"
-ither: "to such a place"

The surviving forms, of course, are "here" ("in this place"), "there" ("in that place"), and "where" ("in what place?"). But we used to have

hence: "from this place"
hither: "to this place"
thence: "from that place"
thither: "to that place"
whence: "from what place?"
whither: "to what place?"

and I think our language is poorer for their elimination.

trans jargon 

Do you suppose that birds think that people with mohawks are excited?


Who else remembers the Universal Action Pack movies from the 1990s? Of those people, does anyone know where the heck I can watch/acquire them online? Captain Zoom was pretty good (and was almost exactly the same plot as Galaxy Quest but several years earlier), and I remember Knight Rider 2010 being awful in a I'd-like-to-watch-it-again way.

a satire on fatphobia and sexism 

drawing of a guy with stitches 

The link also includes a transcript of all the text in the image.

Hm. What if I just... instead of sitting here looking at other people's artwork and going "ugh it's been so long since I used to make art every day, why am I so blocked"... what if I just up and started doing and sharing some art.

mutual aid request 

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