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The Southeast Asian Anarchist Library is now live! Lotsa features still missing. PDFs in thai are a mess; don't try it. UI is only in English for now. But otherwise, please welcome the newest section of The Anarchist Library!

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I would also like to emphasize that kicking Nazis out is only the *barest godsdamned minimum*. Nazis are easy to hate. They are not respectable. Kicking them out isn't the hard part. The really hard antiracist and even antifascist work is with people you like, people who are respectable and in good standing. It's with the learned bigoted and violent impulses in your own good leftist self. This is the part where the fedi, and really white society in general, fails miserably.

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Cladonia species (aka “fairy cup #lichen ”) colonizing the back of an old pickup truck, surrounded by moss, lumber, metal, and woven plastic with a blue flower pattern in background. Instagram filters.

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Begging post Help Fund The 1st Black Owned Rock Network Studio I donated to it. It's actually pretty cool and something that deserves to be saved.

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selfie, ec 

Happy from a mysterious hooded figure who cannot do neurotypical facial expressions.

Cool, I tried making an Etsy order again and this time it actually worked.

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birds prefer it if you do not mention their nostrils. or even think about them

I'm trying out the name Haven. See if it fits.

Anybody having trouble with Etsy lately? I get sent to an error page when I try to order anything on the app, and I get a blank page when I try to use my laptop browser.


@mcmoots Here's the drawing for you, a bowl of Buddha's delight and a glass full of starry sky:

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Adopt dont shop but don't adopt for a gift

Pets are not gifts (and especially not surprises)

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❝Since her death in 1979, the woman who discovered what the universe is made of has not so much as received a memorial plaque. Her newspaper obituaries do not mention her greatest discovery. […] Every high school student knows that Isaac Newton discovered gravity, that Charles Darwin discovered evolution, and that Albert Einstein discovered the relativity of time. But when it comes to the composition of our universe, the textbooks simply say that the most abundant atom in the universe is hydrogen. And no one ever wonders how we know.❞ — Jeremy Knowles, discussing the complete lack of recognition Cecilia Payne gets, even today, for her revolutionary discovery. (via alliterate)


• Cecilia Payne won a scholarship to Cambridge.

• Cecilia Payne completed her studies, but Cambridge wouldn’t give her a degree because she was a woman, so she said to heck with that and moved to the United States to work at Harvard.

• Cecilia Payne was the first person ever to earn a Ph.D. in astronomy from Radcliffe College, with what Otto Strauve called “the most brilliant Ph.D. thesis ever written in astronomy.”

• Not only did Cecilia Payne discover what the universe is made of, she also discovered what the sun is made of (Henry Norris Russell, a fellow astronomer, is usually given credit for discovering that the sun’s composition is different from the Earth’s, but he came to his conclusions four years later than Payne — after telling her not to publish).

• Cecilia Payne is the reason we know basically anything about variable stars (stars whose brightness as seen from earth fluctuates). Literally every other study on variable stars is based on her work.

• Cecilia Payne was the first woman to be promoted to full professor from within Harvard and the first woman to head a science department at Harvard. She also inspired entire generations of women to take up science.

• Cecilia Payne is awesome and everyone should know her.

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P: Mr Worf, send a priority 1 toot to starfleet hq

W: Initiating DM, tooting frequencies open

T: Captain, might I remind you regulations require all images be described

P: Indeed they shall be, counsellor

R: Starfleet has fav’ed but not replied, Mr Worf try their alt

W: No response, commander

P: Mr La Forge, any ideas?

LF: Instance could be down for maintenance

D: May I suggest we try to turn it off and on again?


P: Mr Data, kindly disengage your shitposting module for the time being

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Update re crowdfunding

Ugh sorry to be a bother, but Tatiana hasn’t received any donations. She’s homeless in NYC and experiencing a lot of pain and heavy menstrual bleeding. She needs $40 to go to a clinic.

Venmo: @Tatiana-Toplitz18

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Me: I don't give a shit what anyone thinks I know I kick ass
Also me: tell me you don't hate me
Also me: look at this selfie tell me I'm pretty

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