personal reply policy Show more
I’m okay with strangers interacting with me on this account, but if their replies sound like something a concern troll or a sea lion would say, I will drop the conversation and mute and/or block them. No second chance given.
I’m not here to waste time with people who are obviously in bad faith, and I don’t owe them an answer.
(This is not a subtoot, but I wanted to say it after a couple of bad interactions in the past months.)
Hello to all newcomers! I see everyone is doing #introductions again — mind if I join?
Some of the stuff I'm interested in: #photography, #travel, #flânerie, #geocaching, #publictransport, #cinema (especially the oldies), #reading (mostly nonfiction), #podcasts, #selftracking, #geography, #linguistics, #typography
Please Don't Tell Me To "Stop Overthinking" Show more
"I know I overthink, but I can't control it."
"The biggest problem with overthinking is getting it to stop. When you notice someone is overthinking, don't tell them to "just stop." It doesn't work like that.
Making comments like that will only tick them off and cause the problem to escalate. Their head will fill with more questions like "why are they telling me to stop? Did I do something wrong? Am I bothering them?""
I finished watching Russian Doll Show more
It's such a great show. It starts off as a comedy, but it gets very serious in the last few episodes – not as gut-wrenching as BoJack Horseman, but it is quite powerful and engrossing nonetheless, and worth a rewatch.
Note to self: Watch more things with Natasha Lyonne 😍
[Content warnings for the show: death, mental health, suicide, trauma, guns, blood]
so yeah I'm a little salty about undescribed images because for me and everyone else who uses a screen reader—we just don't want to miss out on your posts. I followed y'all because I'm interested in what you have to say, and if you can't even write a couple words for your images, you're saying that's not meaningful to you
Please *contact me*. All I need is the domain name, which EU Member State it's located in, and the rough topic of the instance. Approximate user count welcome, but not necessary.
Please help. This is important.
The thing about 'not all men' is it's something men bark at people who are lashing out at the group that's hurting them. Trying to separate themselves and remove any affiliation.
All it does is tell those people to shut up while doing nothing to change the structures that allow toxic masculinity to continue that original victimisation. Step in and tell fellow men to stop, that it's not ok, instead of telling people, especially women, you're not like the others so how dare we get angry about it.
I used to believe that the video clips you see accompanying news stories on TV were at least somewhat representative of reality, but then I was at a major train station, I think maybe Union in DC? and a news anchor and camera were talking about the crowd headed for some sports game while filming a line for a train heading literally the opposite direction. Because one person in that line had a team hat on.
gross Show more
From BBC News: “Fox News host Pete Hegseth has confessed on air that he has not washed his hands for 10 years because ‘germs are not a real thing’.”
Marie Kondo Show more
I’ve watching Tidying Up with Marie Kondo over the weekend and I love the wholesomeness of the show, and specifically Marie’s (or at least, of how she is portrayed).
She always finds something positive to say to her clients, without passing any judgments; she never says that a messy house is bad; she adapts her method to her clients’ needs, without imposing anything they don’t want; and she always tries to find a personal connection with them.
I should be more like her.
the dystopia we live in Show more
Seriously, how fucked up is that we spend enormous amounts of tax money on public roads, instead of subsidizing rail, which scales well, can be easily made carbon neutral, is safer and faster?
I want free and fully accessible public transport for everyone!
I do not want to hear about how ugly you think a billionaire is.
I hate billionaires too, but I’m never going to wanna hear that someone we both hate is ugly. Never.
The ‘beauty is good, ugly is bad’ thing is always always absolutely terrible.
It feeds the idea that our self-worth is connected to what we look like and no amount of ‘body positivity’ is worth shit if we continue to pull this crap just because we wanna joke about someone we hate.