Hi! I'm showerpickles (aka polymerwitch). I'm a raccoon who is obsessed with pickles.
I'm also a trans woman, an electronic music composer, a tech critic, and an anarchist who lives in the Pacific Northwest of Turtle Island in the shadow of Wyeast.
I'm in that vintage batch of millenials who are in their mid-30s. I'm white, but anti-whiteness.
IDK, I could list a thousand things here. Feel free to AMA.
Corporations Disappointed They Won't Be Able to Commodify Queer Culture This Year
oh sorry, did I say 6.6 million are on unemployment? i meant 6.6 million filed last week
I think to a lot of the bourgeoisie the quarantine is like a Randian dream to them. They get to shut themselves off in a palace while they never have to see or interact with the lower classes. They simply have their needs materialize at their door. Their biggest frustration is that they don't have enough avenues to spend money and consume.
wtf is work?
My job during the pandemic is weird. It really shows the actual useful aspects of my work as compared to the motions I have to go through in a performance for management (now that performance is just filling out a document with a list of things I worked on). The actually useful parts of my job revolve around facilitating and organizing meetings, answering questions from techs to help them get unstuck, and creating reports to demonstrate the work that my team is doing and keep stakeholders (school faculty and staff) in the loop to what is happening. I guess I didn't realize how project management my job actually is until now.
"The end of the world has never been quite so simple a mythos for women, likely because most of us know that when social structures crack and shatter, what happens isn’t an instant reversion to muscular state-of-naturism. What happens is that women and carers of all genders quietly exhaust themselves filling in the gaps, trying to save as many people as possible from physical and mental collapse. The people on the front line are not fighters. They are healers and carers."