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system emoji 2020-06-29 (no boosts) (beverage mention) 

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Packbat interaction rules (296 words) 

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Packbat = a social justice transfem plural system looking for thoughtful musings and pretty art, sharing other people's stuff, and being mentally ill on main (495 words under the cut) 

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some useful metrics to analyze your success on the fediverse (unserious) 

Lois van Baarle is donating profits from select prints on INPRNT to BLM fundraisers until the end of July!

One of them is my favorite work of hers, "Sour" inprnt.com/gallery/loish/blm-f

occasionally we see holly monorail glaceon comment on how she adds "20XX Tournament Edition" to the end of the title when she makes a modded version of a web calculator, see her say that she's the only one amused by this, and then completely forget to reply to tell her that she is absolutely incorrect in assuming no-one else is being delighted by it

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(...dammit, "Packbat 20XX Tournament Edition" is one character longer than the display name character limit on dragon.style...)

thinking about insect sonas 

Btw if you want to see some games from the bundle sorted by accessibility needs, representation and other such categories, see this great list here that @frameacloud started: docs.google.com/document/d/11e

And consider adding the games that you've tried out!

Questions for plural friends 

Donno why I drew this really but here's my hunter in her pjs, having just woke up and waiting on water to boil for tea. She doesn't like mornings but probably has important stuff to go do.

Really like how the face came out in this sketch!

#monsterhunter #fanart #sketches #personalart #pencilsketch #hunter

update/begpost/rant 

shoulder dysphoria, body image 

went to the pet barn today to get some stuff for our dogs and like ... there's a lot to be said about the expectations and implications of the size of your dog to your perceived gender

i tried in vain to find a pretty pink princess bed for lafayette, who is an enormous rottweiler/ mastiff mix but anything over a medium is black, brown, navy, khaki, with the most flamboyant colors being red or green plaid. everything for big dogs is unnecessarily gendered towards masculinity in their design. like. dude. do we really gotta do this?

my point is I don't believe that it's inherently -more- shitty/rude to do that than staying quiet. You can find ways to be an asshole in either version of this scenario; there's obviously ways to use this in bad faith to center things on You and not the other person, but intentional neglect and silence is also often just as obnoxious. there's no 'solved state' for human interactions.

hearing how others have felt similarly is comforting because it means they -understand- and I don't have to justify myself.

'yeah, I feel you, when X happens to me I feel like Y' feels so much more personal and caring to me than someone sitting there in silence, nodding and going 'uh huh' off and on. that just feels like they're checked-out. it suggests they've actually THOUGHT about my feelings.

a neurodivergent thing I've noticed: I was told my whole life it's 'rude' to bring up your own experiences when someone is sharing their feelings. but that's.... never been my experience? I like hearing when people relate their experiences to mine because it means I'm not ALONE. the crushing isolation of feeling like any given problem is something that's just Wrong With Me, Specifically is like getting staked in the goddamned heart.

coalitions are stronger and more useful than the definitions of categories. actions speak for themselves

fighting over what 'queer' means accomplishes nothing. I grew up knowing a definition of 'queer' which encompassed asexuality, and others have grown up with a definition that didn't; but if the definitions of worda aren't inherently important

and they aren't

then our definitions shouldn't bar us from organizing around our shared struggles and being in solidarity around un-shared struggles.

a note on an abuse pattern (second person) 

personal re: "what is canon" hot take 

"what is canon" hot take 

In observance of International Day on the 14th, the Nonbinary Wiki-- @NonbinaryWiki -- is running an editing challenge from July 6 to 14. There are prizes to be won! Learn more & sign up:

nonbinary.wiki/wiki/Nonbinary_

mh (-), medication 

You don't always have to be super detailed in your captions. When you're captioning images (which you generally should), ask yourself what your intention is. If you're posting a picture of, I don't know, a cat because you're making a pun involving cats, it's totally sufficient to write "a cat" because anything else would distract from the point. But let's say you're showing your followers a specific cat that you befriended on your way home, in that case maybe describe it! Is it a tabby or a tuxedo? Longhair or shorthair? What colour are the cats eyes? Long whiskers? Just give it a minute. Captioning can be fun and it's good mindfulness practice because it makes you think about what you're looking at.

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