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New instance, new ! I'm L.J., I love , & and post a lot about & these days. My interests are all over the place though, and the probably doesn't help. So happy to be here and thanks to the r.l. mods for letting me join 💜

I refuse to learn the difference between Minecraft and Minesweeper

my wasp friend 

The paper wasp who has been visiting me every day for many weeks! She is using my porch wood to build a secret nest somewhere

Microsoft steals name of Linux Desktop project (MauiKit and the Maui distribution) for their project that does the same thing and then blames Linux community for using that name to begin with (which is obvious trademark infringement as they've both had those names for years now). Abusing power over GitHub to then delete any issues on their project related to the name collision and deny they are at fault for ignoring the first search result that comes up for the name Maui.

You can tell they are trying to embrace, extend, and extinguish. But with blunders like this and the way their megacorp stooge bosses like to handle it they won't be extending anything.

Disaster Ever After's e-book has finally updated with some new content, available to both my one off AND monthly supporters alike for my birthday month. There's a scene re-write and some new-ish content slapped on it up to Chapter 6. Chapter 7 incoming this Saturday 🎉

If you don't already know, Disaster Ever After is a silly, fluffy supernatural romance featuring queer, mentally ill, disabled, gender fluid BIPoC humans and vampires and fae creatures, oh my.


this is going to be a long read please read all the way through. help this gain traction and visibility. sharing helps. anything helps.

her cashapp is: $GoddessOfTheDamned

if y'all have another funding thing like venmo/paypal message the page i'll give you my info so i can transfer funds to her if y'all would be comfortable with that. i can send screens for proof of redistribution

reminder to heart/wow/hug react and avoid the words b o o s t or b u m p bc fb will target the traction of this post if you use those words

this is absolutely fine to copy/paste, we need people to know about this and posts get more traction when they're directly posted vs shared

starbucks is seriously taking advantage of their workers across the whole franchise.

they're allowing supervisors to misgender their employees and deadname them. they left 15 partners(workers) to fend for themselves bc they decided on a whim to- (z/1)

Scholar Social is hosting a free online conference, #SummerSchool !

And we're looking for presenters!

If you're a writer, researcher, formal academic, or anyone with expertise that you'd like to share, presentation spots are 10-15 min long (no formal credentials required, open to people on any Fedi instance, not just

Sign up by 2020 July 12 here:

32% of US Households have failed to make their July housing payments as a result of #Covid19 related income losses. This represents a new high

**US service workers to strike July 20 to highlight racism**

"A coalition of labour unions with racial and social justice organisations will stage a mass walkout to highlight racism."

#news #bot

Hooray, I just submitted a talk proposal for a masto-conference!

By which I mean, it really challenges you to think "what do I have to learn from someone with whom I have very disparate skills and interests?"

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🦎 Jacobi Petiveri Opera, historiam naturalem spectantia
London: Printed for John Millan, Bookseller . ., 1767.

Taking HRT is just debugging your endocrine system in production

Two papers, both by Lee-Ann Sutherland of the James Hutton Institute, on the role of agriculture and the rural idyll in Stardew Valley…
Journal of Rural Studies:
Agriculture and Human Values:

this recipe website want me to buy some local cups of warm water

Covid mutual aid fund for Roma, cw Romaphobia discussion 

Dr Professor Hristo Kyuchukov, specialist in the field of Romani psycholinguistics and education of Roma children in Europe, is organizing the fundraiser "Help For Roma".

Created 10 April 2020. As of 8 July 2020 it is only at €4,673/€10,000.

"Many Roma in East European countries and in Turkey are isolated in ghetto types of settlements, because of Corona virus. In most of the East European countries the governments surrounded the settlements with police and the Roma are not allowed to leave the settlements. There are no shops in the settlements and the Roma can not buy food. In some of the settlements there is no water, no disinfection materials, no tests for Corona virus. Several millions of Roma men, women and children in East European countries and Turkey are literary starving. We need urgent action in order to help and save lives. If the Roma do not die from Corona virus, they will definitely die from hunger. Let us help them as soon as possible. There are families who did not eat anything last few days. Let us help them to get through the pandemic crises."

The fundraiser:
Hristo Kyuchukov's main website:
Hristo Kyuchukov's Facebook:

FYI You can nest <details> tags within <ul> and vice versa to create a collapsible tree menu without JS or CSS


You never, ever see white 'leftists' harass, dog pile, go after, antagonize actual racists, neo nazis, white nationals and supremacists like you see them hurl themselves at Black people. Never.

You see tacit agreements that RACISM IS BAD but you never see white progressives fight with them like the are so willing to have extended fights and feuds with Black folks.

Sustained campaigns to de-platform people have been reserved almost primarily for Black folks who some to this space.

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UK people, please join me in signing this petition asking the government to keep gender transition treatments legal for trans kids!

I look forward to this

not just bc i get to teach (this is curricular activity for PhD)

but also so that i can do what i had intended to do here in a space that i can keep safe

bc at least here i wont get erased from my own work and activity

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Generalist Hometown instance with a strong focus on community standards. No TERF, no SWERF, no Nazi, no Centrist.