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I am a 29 year old cis straight guy. I live in Milan, , where I work in software development, but I don't really toot about it, so don't worry!

I like to (especially by public transport), to read, and to practice .

I'm on Mastodon since April 2017. Some sensitive topics I talk about (always with CWs) are mental health and Italian politics.

⭐ My more laid-back account is @miramarco, you can hit me up there!

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📌 My personal interaction policies 

👉 Feel free to send a follow request! I’ll almost surely approve it.

🔁 Please don’t take it personally if I don’t follow you back. I used to do it automatically and regretted it.

🔒 Before I send a follow request I usually check if a locked account has explicitly requested not to receive any. Apologies if I miss it!

🚫 Concern trolls and sea lions in my mentions are muted/blocked on sight — no goodbye, no second chance given.

:blobpats: I like hugs & headpats!

Nostalgia for a time before I was born, when space travel was something we could still aspire to.

The whole Space Alphabet is here: blog.presentandcorrect.com/spa

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I wrote a thing on my (mostly tired) feelings about #InternationalNonbinaryDay (and other queer days of visibility). I'd love for a lot of people to read it. zigg.com/2020/the-drain-of-sel

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please don't buy stuff from sellers on Etsy and wherever that make puzzle piece #autism stuff. It really pisses me off. We're whole fucking people, and no we don't need to "crush" autism or "fight" autism or "cure" autism. We are people!

Fucking neurotypicals have no goddamn resiliency.

#actuallyAutistic #neurodiversity

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testing a concept for "please add image description in replies" emojo.

soliciting feedback from users who might use this. preference given to disabled folks - feel free to tell me to go back to the drawing board.
it would be cleaned up a touch more before going live even if you told me it's perfect, the line's a bit wobbly.

also: what should it be called in the shortcode?

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@t54r4n1 :boost_ok: Ideas for a shortcode for a 'please reply with a caption' emoji #accessibility

When you try out those prompts that say “Type ______ on your phone and let autocomplete write the rest”, how do you choose which of the suggested words you are going to pick to continue the sentence?

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Happy International Non-Binary day, y'all. :nonbinary_flag:

nsfw 

Every time someone writes the abbreviation for New South Wales, I think “Hey, they dropped an F”

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14th July is #InternationalNonbinaryDay, I'm looking forward to seeing lots of excellent #nonbinary positivity on my various feeds tomorrow! 🥰

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ableism 

there's a special kind of ableism where if there's no big catastrophic event to mark it, like an injury or disease, people won't believe there's something wrong, like boiled frog syndrome, if someone just slowly gets worse and less functional over time, people think they're just being lazy or something, and i hate it, personally

Vice wrote an article about the people who write troll posts on r/relationsip_advice and r/AITA: vice.com/en_uk/article/4ay4vn/ (spoiler alert: the article doesn't really say anything new)

but for me admitting that those stories are fake is like breaking kayfabe

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dear cis people: you do not need to understand a person in order to love them

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Please boost, abuse mention. 

Please help my friend escape her abusive parents. Please consider donating to help her pay for necessary costs of living that will arise after she leaves:

paypal.me/yyoiiick

And please, please boost.

The fact that I spend less time here on weekends than on working days shows how much I use social media as a form of escapism to get through the daily grind

🇮🇹 Nota per me stesso: la prossima volta che torno nella mia casa d'infanzia devo prendere la mia copia della Papernovela e riportarmela a Milano. È la seconda o terza volta che mi viene la nostalgia di quel fumetto nel giro di pochi mesi

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Reading bios before following is good because:
✨ you can learn really basic essentials for future interactions like pronouns
✨ find out important boundaries to prevent you from sticking your foot in it later (check pinned toots too!)
✨ learn their interests for an idea of what they might toot about
✨ website links to have a nosey at their art, projects, etc and potentially give support towards them
✨ discover the big red flags early
✨ it's just polite, really

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Every time I read a post that challenges the stereotype of the perfect asexual and validates anyone on the ace/aro spectrum, I feel moved, and little tears of joy gather in my eyes. I spent a long time trying to figure out if I was “asexual enough” to identify as such, and I still struggle every now and then to be honest.

It’s nice to be reminded that it’s not me that has to fit an archetype. I am ace, therefore my feelings belong to the variety of things aspec people can feel and think.

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