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One of my friends commented earlier that reaching out when one needs help is complicated by feeling that others have too many problems of their own.

So, I've decided to leverage my situation.

I'm doing well. Do any of you need to talk?

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Pondering gaps in .

If you wanted an entertaining read about a future that differed from this world in one aspect, what are you having difficulty finding?

A different attitude to race? A new default on gender/sex? A specific political structure?

Not saying I'll know how to write it well, but I'd like to push my boundaries in a way that produces greater social good if I can.

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"[I'm] trying to pull off a track that’ll result in everyone getting exactly the kind of world they want.

"Everyone including the enemy."

judith butler quote on terfs 

"It would be a disaster for feminism to return either to a strictly biological understanding of gender or to reduce social conduct to a body part or to impose fearful fantasies, their own anxieties, on trans women... Their abiding and very real sense of gender ought to be recognised socially and publicly as a relatively simple matter of according another human dignity. The trans-exclusionary radical feminist position attacks the dignity of trans people."
Judith Butler, interview with the New Statesman
#judithbutler #transfeminism #feminism #philosophy

A hawk takes a mouse
A cat goes hungry today
Why is there no cake?

When climate deniers hit you with that “wind turbines kill millions of birds” bad-faith argument you can show them this chart

FOSS boys: phew I finally got my emails working on my phone, it took me a week, involved a soldering iron, and I had to write a patch for a library

Also FOSS boys: people choose the convenience of Apple/Google/Microsoft because they're lazy and stupid, anybody can switch to Arch and PostmarketOS and self-host everything

UK pol, petition link, boosts encouraged 

There's a UK parliament official petition going around with the goal of having the Gender Recognition Act reformed to better accommodate Transgender and Non Binary identities. Link below for anyone who can sign, :boost_ok: for everyone else

petition.parliament.uk/petitio

Nuclear Summer by Matthew S. Cox

"Cox continues his plausible portrayal of a possible post-apocalyptic society with the longer-term dilemmas and challenges that come once a settlement has survived the initial struggle to form."

More thoughts: davidjhiggins.wordpress.com/20

trans small fic 

#scifi #creativetoots #tootfic #trans #cyberpunk

The professor heard the activation sounds coming from the mind transferring chamber. In panic, he ran to the cyborg pod, where a beautiful teenager girl emerged.

The girl walked out and looked at herself in the mirror. She kept staring at her new body.

"Noooo!!!! Michael, what have you done!!! The procedure is irreversible, don't you understand?"

"But I already knew that, professor!"

"No, you don't understand! It's the mind-body synchronicity! And you picked a female body! Do you have any idea of how many cyborg suicides have taken place because of the gender paradox syndrome? And you can't fix it with hormones, you have a silicon brain now! God..."

"But professor," the girl said... "Ever since I have memory, I always knew I was a girl. I actually like this body."

"W-what are you saying, Michael?"

"I... I was afraid to tell you professor... I'm trans. I always was."

She looked again into the mirror and twirled. The girl behind the mirror smiled like she never had before.

"And please, call me Michelle."

Brexit, covid 

If you'd like a good encapsulation of what's going on, they've closed a testing centre near Dover port because they need a post Brexit lorry park.

Current Thinking

Modern man has grasped the bolt
Ancients named the wrath of gods
Dragging forth such myriad
Magics that we hold mundane

Yet like winged Icarus
Light does draw and shatter sight
Yet like blades by Weyland wrought
Noise can slay e'en sleeping mind

Cold gruel before dawn does not speed the traveller on
But a lover's still slumbering form raises heart like the sun.

Wicked Treasure by Jordan Elizabeth

"Elizabeth blends elements of political thriller and frontier action with the mystical end of steampunk to create a tale that has both style and substance."

More thoughts: davidjhiggins.wordpress.com/20

"Can I have your bones once you're done with them?" asked the witch, hovering beside me on her broom as I waited for my bus.

"What'll stop you from taking them whether I'm using them or not? Or even if I say 'no' to having them after I don't need them anymore?"

"Nothing, but after some kids pushed my great grandaunt into her own oven it's been family policy to be civil to you mortals to avoid getting our geese baked."

"No."

"Drat."

#TootFic #MicroFiction #Writing #TerylsTales #UrbanFantasy

Shadows eat the day
Mirroring my journey's start
I can taste the glaze

The Scars of Her Past by Stephanie Flint

"Flint blends the prejudices and drives common to all humans with the specifics of her world to create a tale of magical terrorism that will appeal to fans of both fantasy and thrillers."

More thoughts: davidjhiggins.wordpress.com/20

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