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I've been listening to a new story podcast, Moonbase Theta Out
First season is actually one character sending communiques that tells a story. Each episode is fairly short. There is a version that is all of them together.
Season 2 gets more interesting with multiple voices from characters we've had described.
Of the characters we have:
- A gay man
- A trans man
- An Aro polyam woman
- A cyborg who's a member of a triad
- A character using xe/xir pronouns
Whoa! Apparently some of Andre Norton's sci-fi books are public domain! I read Time Traders back when I was a young pup...really cool!
...in the US anyway. Not sure about other countries.
If science fiction/fantasy is not for you, it's not for you. But if you liked the idea but gave up on it because it was the province of straight white men, let me recommend you take another look: the Hugo and Nebula award candidates are full of amazing stuff like N. K. Jemisin's Stone Sky series, Yoon-Ha Lee's Machineries of Empire, Aliette de Bodard's The Tea Master and the Detective, and Naomi Novik's Spinning Silver.
Eviction, asking for money for a friend, abuse mention
My friend who I have posted about before, an autistic queer mother with two young kids and DID, is facing eviction due to late rent because her partner quit his job suddenly last year and has only just now gotten another one. She has been doing everything she can to get any income at all but it's not enough. Please help her and her children avoid homelessness, anything helps. She doesn't deserve this.
request for artists of various minorities
Hey friends! I'm looking for furry artists with sufficient cultural competence to create Beach City mascot art for the following events/holidays
Indigenous People’s Day
MLK Jr. Day
World Hijab Day
If you are a member of related cultures or communities, that would be preferred! Thank you!
horror podcast rec
Just finished the season finale of Old Gods of Appalachia. Really enjoying it.
"In the mountains of central Appalachia, blood runs as deep as these hollers and just as dark. Since before our kind knew these hills, hearts of unknowable hunger and madness have slumbered beneath them. These are the oldest mountains in the world. How dare we think we can break the skin of a god and dig out its heart without bringing forth blood and darkness?"
In today's WTF news... Opera - yes, the browser company - "has made a dramatic pivot into predatory short-term loans in Africa and India" https://hindenburgresearch.com/opera-phantom-of-the-turnaround/
The GENDERWRECKED 2-year anniversary is tomorrow, so to celebrate, we're putting on a HALF-OFF BENEFIT SALE where 100% of the proceeds go to a local antifascist org! Check it out!!!
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