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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."

To act from
Instinct is virtue
If you win
But rashness
If the hindsight of another
Suggests improvement

uk pol, benefits, +++ 

oh my god! this should have made the news, but didn't, and it's HUGE!

'Mr Justice Swift announced on Friday that the [Mandatory Reconsideration] regulation was “a disproportionate interference with the right of access to court”, even for the typical waits of seven to 10 days for an MR to be completed.'

in other words the whole thing that the DWP imposed 7 years ago, where they can cut off your benefits and keep you waiting for an unbounded length of time while they sit on your claim "reconsidering" it before repeating exactly what they said in the first place? that's illegal, violates human rights, and always has done

it remains to be seen what the DWP will do about it, of course :-/

ESA only for now, but still!

'Tis the weekend, so there should be cheerful music!

Five Finger Death Punch, "Wash It All Away"

I've been invited to be one of the judges of the first Mythaxis Poetry Competition

Theme: Predictions of the future written in poetry.

Window: 1 August–31 October 2020.

Details Here:

"This sword looks like it might be enchanted," the adventurer said.
"Oh, definitely. Given the command, it will fight on its own."
"So it's valuable? Do I need to know magic to use it?"
"No. Anyone can command those swords."
"Cool!" The adventurer paused. "Wait, anyone?"
#MicroFiction #TootFic #SmallStories

The End of all Halloweens by Matthew S. Cox

"Cox blends the simplicity and passion of middle-grade narratives with the grand scale of superhero fiction, creating another humorous tale that contains much to appeal to readers of all ages."

More thoughts:

Justness abandoned
Undermining health
Labour for us all
Yaws to increase wealth

Jealousy aquiver
Uplifts fleeting greed
Lost freedom bewailed
Yet to plague accede

uk, organised transphobia 

Add “Safe Schools Alliance” to the list of astroturf transphobic campaign groups mysteriously popping up. This one’s aimed at the NSPCC, and Mermaids.

i have knitted a lumpy pumpkin. i am going to dress up as a witch and throw him at people and say "PUMPKED". this is my dream

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Not everyone who murders a man just to watch him die thinks of the consequences first.

The Heavy Horses, “Thirty Year Night”:

Giveaway Happening Soon

We’ll be doing a 5 day giveaway of the ebook edition of Mythaxis Issue #1!

Pick up a copy on Amazon. Starts Sunday.

Start: Sunday, July 26, 2020, 12:00 AM PDT
End: Thursday, July 30, 2020, 11:59 PM PDT

detransition rate

In this study there were 3,398 patients, 16 mentioned regret or detransition.

12 attribute this to social pressure, and only 3 de-transitioned with no intention to transition again.

That’s 3 people from a sample of 3,398 trans people.

That’s 0.088% of people sampled. Literally less than 1 in 1000 people seeking treatment to aid transition.

Therefore the successful treatment rate is 99.92% of people treated being trans, and happy with the results of treatment.

suck my farts transphobes.

Mythaxis Issue 1 is currently free in ebook.

Featuring a pleasing mix of articles about the business of art (including one by me).

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