Some things I've learned about anxiety this year (positive imo, but maybe not for everyone? Please view with discretion) Show more
It isn't your enemy, even though it can sometimes seem that way. Pain doesn't feel good, but it has a purpose, and anxiety is the same. I've found that acknowledging it and hearing it out, even if you ultimately disagree with it, works better than fighting it. Sometimes I even learn something useful in the process.
Optimism Show more
I have a motto that I try to live by. Over the last year it's been hard to put it into practice, but I'm finally starting to feel like my old self again, so I've been thinking about it.
"It's better to be an optimist who turns out to be wrong sometimes, than a pessimist who turns out to be right sometimes."
I've come to realize that I'm probably using these words a bit wrong (there's a difference between a pessimist and a fatalist, for instance), but I'll try to explain anyway.
"101 Facts About New Zealand" https://youtu.be/h6TbFpWYPv0
Some important videos about fascism, free speech, etc. Show more
The Philosophy of Antifa | Philosophy Tube https://youtu.be/bgwS_FMZ3nQ
Trump & the Problem with Politics | Philosophy Tube https://youtu.be/0BcsKdvERZA
Decrypting the Alt-Right: How to Recognize a F@scist | ContraPoints https://youtu.be/Sx4BVGPkdzk
Does the Left Hate Free Speech? (Part 1) | ContraPoints https://youtu.be/GGTDhutW_us
Does the Left Hate Free Speech? (Part 2) | ContraPoints https://youtu.be/IBUuBd5VRbY
Everything by Shaun: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJ6o36XL0CpYb6U5dNBiXHQ
#introductions Show more
Hi, I'm Lexi! I'm a geeky nerd who's tired of the birdsite and its hate. Sorry for being a social media immigrant~
More about me:
🔹 I like cartoons and comic books. Also anime and manga, but I don't dispute that they're the same thing.
🔹 I like fantasy and science fiction. Star Wars is okay, but I prefer Star Trek.
🔹 Video games are neat, but I sorta grew out of them. Still like retro games!
🔹 Very pro-free speech, but even more pro-anti-harassment.
toxic masculinity x hotlines Show more
You call a hotline. You have a nice person on the line. Then - they transfer you to *the expert dude*. Which is full of entitlement and toxic masculinity and talks over you and berates you and is condescending.
It's worst in tech hotlines I think. There I once had a dude hanging up on me. 🙄
personal log supplemental i continue to complain about enterprise Show more
So in "Dear Doctor" we find out that Dr Phlox is an evil piece of shit who should not be practicing medicine.
Dear Inevitable Reply Guy, DO NOT FUCKING DEFEND THIS TO ME.
Do not play devil's advocate and try to tell me why DENYING LIFESAVING HEALTHCARE is "good actually."
I will hate you.
I'm not kidding. I will actually hate you and think you're a garbage human.
Growing up the way I did, it was just kind of expected to put your feelings aside and push forward. That's just what you did in conservative and very religious household.
So for a long time I didn't put much stock in the idea of self affirmations because it just felt silly.
It wasn't until I started figuring out who I was outside of that context to realize how valuable affirmations are.
It is a wonderful practice to remind yourself you matter and you are capable.
Because you do and are.
us politics, screen shot of an alert from twitter Show more
I have two feelings.
One part of me is like: you evil SOBs deserve to fucking rot. Yall evil asses are giving even more evil fucks the green light to be more discriminatory/ be more violent towards trans folks. But yall musty asses know this already. Fucking Choke.
The other part of me is like: FUCK YOU and your evil ass imperialist military bitch. Choke and rot.
Either way... fuck the us. And fuck the us military.
Uspol, Trump, trans military ban (-) Show more
@Lexi It was only a matter of time, they control congress and the justice system mostly. Only upset because this is just them trying to push back against our humanization, but it might be to late for conservatism, I don't know but I am pretty sure there will be outrage, specially because of military worship.
Uspol, Trump, trans military ban (-) Show more
Supreme Court lets Trump's transgender military ban proceed https://www.axios.com/supreme-court-trump-transgender-military-ban-648ec861-4623-4784-a373-db5af1363a7b.html
homophobia, uspol, good thing Show more
oh wow NY has finally banned conversion therapy!
It's taken a while... https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/21/nyregion/conversion-therapy-ban.html
Anime and toxic masculinity Show more
I don't want to say "not all anime fans" for obvious reasons; it's just kind of a shame to let these people define what being an anime fan is, when there's always been a large number of girls and queer-folk who find some sort of meaning in it without getting all toxic and gross.
We wouldn't have things like Steven Universe if not for anime like Utena. Personally, I was very influenced by gender-question-raising manga like Ranma 1/2 in my youth.
Anime and toxic masculinity, lolicon mention Show more
Honestly, though, I know people are wary about anime fans around here, but I think it's just another example of toxic masculinity rather than something intrinsic to anime. Maybe one could argue that something about anime invites it--maybe something about Japanese culture, even, what with their conservative government, fondness for tradition, and let's not forget the existence of lolicon--but I feel like it's just as bad in other fandoms.
What we need to understand is that Amazon owns about 40% of book sales in America right now and are taking steps to own the entire supply chain— from author to layout to printing to distribution.
Part of how they are doing that is artificially depressing the price of books, especially e-books. They got in early and priced them at $9.99 before e-books were really a thing and publishers discovered that did not really leave much wiggle room. And have not increased prices in a decade.
bigots being bigots Show more
Privilege is coming into someone else's mentions to say "stealing is wrong" when the context of what they're replying to is that death is the only other choice.
Privilege is crying about getting silenced when they're holding someone hostage for their audience to voice their opinion about genocide being preferable to stealing to survive.
PSA: dogpiling, "reply guys", corporate social media Show more
I see reply guys on here who show up and do *nothing* but that. No posts, no "good morning, here's a picture of my dog", no "this is how my day is going" -- just condescending one-liners or monologues, over and over again.
It's puzzling to me. Who thinks that mastodon is gonna be like "I love cis white guys who sealion! <3 <3 <3".
Former IT drone. Nerd. Geek. Fangirl. Likes comic books and animation, science fiction and fantasy, and a whole lot more!
Octodon is a nice general purpose instance. more