@naga I’m shocked by this. Random thought: Don’t let him figure out where the drain plug is!

I want to see more non-binary defense coming from cis friends. Please speak the fuck out, please defend us, please speak up when being made fun of in the media is the norm. I’m tired of being othered and afraid to show my identity. I want us to share a word. Cis man, cis woman, if you are a true ally, please speak up

US Politics, thought on justice/impeachment 

A while back someone posted a thread about how it super isn't cool that non-Jewish creatives constantly use The Golem, protector of the Jewish people, as a fantasy monster or robot stand-in. Since then I've been thinking about other ancient robot stories which people could use as inspiration for their stories, games, etc.

In this thread I'm going to give a brief overview of a handful of ancient robots. These stories all have different interpretations and retellings, but these are my takes.

I’m writing an article on the subject, but as a blind guy, I’m getting really really tired of people speaking for me. If you do accessibility or UX and really want to know what I want, or “need”, or what works best for me, then ask me.

CW your emoji posts like these please! They’re hell for screen readers. Not only do they take age to finish reading out, they also are completely meaningless if not visualized.

@kioskwitch My favorite random factoid? That hummingbirds (and other swifts) are related to these. The nightjars are the older part of the group, which means that at some point, these mostly nocturnal birds switched to diurnal.

Sure, millions of years ago (oldest fossil hummingbird is 30 million), but still!

Impeachment hearings, why to watch, despite the yelling. 

My 15yo kid just came out to me tonight as trans male. In order to be more supportive, I would really like some feedback from other trans folks on how to assist or better understand this process, especially on how that works today vs 30 years ago.

Caveat- I had a parent who is trans, but this isn't the same kind of relationship. I would actually be assisting my minor child in this change, so that makes me a more active participant in the process.

Feel free to boost. #trans

My shop-drop picture this (half-)week is not very well coordinated. (I mean, they never really are, but usually I don't have so many of one color that it looks like it *should* be but doesn't quite make it.)

I do have a mailing list that announces the shop drops, if you're following me here for them and are tired of my work-in-progress jibba-jabba: shop.silverseams.com/

Agnostic statement 

@hyggend Thanks for that! Also, the results are very interesting thus far.

@witchfynder_finder uggghhh!! Gross! I’ll also say there is something super classist about this attitude. What she is secretly saying is that poor people don’t get to heaven.

Important poll

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@hyggend I voted for, I don't like hugs, because that's the truth... But I'm okay with hugs from like, one person. And dogs. I know dogs don't like hugs either, but I'll give them one if they ask.

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