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packbat, taking walks

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Heads-up: this is a private, personal account. I ask that people @ me before follow-requesting so I find out if I'm comfortable being open in my locked posts in front of them. Please look over my profile and pinned toots and tell me:

- Where you found my account from,
- Who you are, and
- Why you are interested in following.

You need to understand what lets me feel safe and tell me enough about you that I do, but your toot doesn't have to be elaborate as long as it /does/ tell me; "someone boosted one of your toots and your account looks cool - I'm an autistic trans furry too, can I follow" would still likely show enough.

(If you are seeing this pinned toot because I copy+pasted the above into your DMs, thank you - I appreciate your going to this effort.)

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Packbat = a social justice trans gxrl looking for thoughtful musings and pretty art, sharing other people's stuff, and being mentally ill on main (446 words under the cut) Show more

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on what it means when someone lets you know that you messed up (quote, transphobia mention) Show more

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As with most philosophies, this can’t really be proven or disproven; there’s no sense trying to argue someone out of the opinion that Phil is an asshole for not acting the way famous people are supposed to act – or, crucially, for not acting the way *we* would act in his place. This is a popular argument because it’s an argument you can’t lose – no one can empirically prove whether Phil is or isn’t an asshole. What gets elided in this argument is the assumption that famous assholes – people who don’t act the way famous people are *supposed* to act – deserve to be *punished*.

- "This Is Phil Fish", Innuendo Studios,

(Content warnings on the full video for discussion of harassment, insults framed in terms of sexual assault, and bigotry.)

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on promising your account is safe for a marginalized group (364 words) Show more

re: request re: dollmakers salt Show more

request re: dollmakers salt Show more

Looking for music recs!

I prefer multi-instrumental stuff with a lot of melodic complexity and rhythms, low levels of dissonance, and a strong but interesting beat.

dollmakers salt Show more

Union talk Show more

Let's talk about Dissociation Show more

Ah - spoilers on Discord aren't hidden in Ripcord either.

Haven't tested voice at all, but for text it feels like it's functional but with lots of little features that don't work yet.

video essay on the history of homophobia, youtube | CW: Discussion of suicide, homophobic violence, slurs. Show more

Markdown isn't implemented yet in Ripcord

It's kind of fun watching people using asterisks to indicate emotes when Discord's "/me" command wraps the comment in underscores. I'm sure Discord doesn't actually implement them differently, but I tend to think of asterisks as equivalent to <em> and underscores as equivalent to <i> because of that.

free software, digital compositing, call for maintainer (boost with CW) Show more

us economic history, slavery, income inequality (Washington Post link) (179 words) Show more

Audio Assault's Dominator guitar amp VST is currently $5 (and there is no drm).

I love this thing, granted I don't know anything about guitar amps but it gives me the sound I want :blobcat_mlem:

politics, protest, welfare (boost with CW) Show more

selfies, eye contact, boosts good Show more

What’s been your most on-brand negative reaction to a book?

Mine was when I accidentally picked up a “Christian” mystery set in 1892 & got furious it referenced a “Dear old hymn” not translated into English until the 1920s. (It was new & Swedish/German/Russian in 1892)

Uploads work in Ripcord, though, but I'm not sure it lets you attach them to posts.

Seeing typing notifications for your own typing feels weird, but I can't tell if the setting in preferences just stops showing them to yourself or stops sending them out at all.

also apparently it shows "deleted post" notifications

Hrmph - not seeing a search feature in Ripcord. 😕

more on food-themed puzzle game Show more

I just realized one of the defining features of WASP culture is that politeness is more important than boundaries.

I'm late on this, but sharing in case others have also not heard: Emily Dickinson was totes a lesbian, and the proof was censored out of her letters by her lover's husband's mistress. spectrographic technology allowed the censored parts to be revealed! and there's a movie out about it now.