sffbookclub meta crowdfund
The Mastodon #sffbookclub crowd-fund is again operational on @Liberapay at https://liberapay.com/Mastodon_SFFBookClub/receiving/
When Liberapay had problems last month, I withdrew the balance to date. I have just set what I withdrew (less the processing fee) to go back into the fund over the next month, at which time I will resume my own regular contribution.
As always, PM me if you need help affording the club selection or want more information about contributing.
* Quantitative research methods and statistics
* Accessing scientific articles from paywalled journals
* Frank discussion of mental health, specifically including bipolar disorder and anxiety disorders
* D/s relationships and select other kinky stuff
* Polyam relationships, specifically with D/s
* To-do-list management strategies
I'm Naga. A statistical consultant by training and trade, but more here for general social interaction, especially geeky, sometimes sexy/kinky, and occasionally left-wing political. Oh, and new-dad stuff. Dragonlet is my toddler, Jalan is my wife.
an observation about mental health and trauma and such
one of the hardest lessons is that these two things are simultaneously true:
1. being hurt is a real feeling and you are allowed to be hurt; your pain can be real
2. hurting and being in pain does not give you the right to hurt other people
everyone at one point or another can and will fuck this up.
the people who admit they've fucked it and will do better next time are the people to keep around you - not the rest.
Hey all! I’m in the process of writing a paper about LGBTQ+ people and their experiences in the Catholic Church. In order to get some more primary sources, I came up with a quick survey. If you identify as LGBTQIA+ and are a part of the Catholic Church, please consider helping me out!
All answers are anonymous and will only be seen by me.
Also any boosts are greatly appreciated! ❤️❤️❤️
PSA! Finding work for my friend who's a nutritionist/personal trainer. Please read because there's a lot to this :D Also please share! <3
My friend Jen has fibro, IC, depression, and anxiety. Two years ago she was hugely overweight and unfit, and walking ~100m was enough exertion that she'd feel sick afterwards. Today, she's lost 80kg in weight and is a qualified personal trainer and nutritionist. She does Krav, boxing, runs a community social walking group, teaches teens self-defense. (1/?)
I never feel the difference between hyper verbal and non-hyperverbal #autistic so much as when I try to talk with my father.
We can't do #ActuallyAutistic style 'be together without talking' socializing because he's an ocean away. All we have is words.
And he just doesn't word. Does anyone know how to have a long distance relationship without words? In person, I don't need words, but LDR takes away all the non-word things... and I miss my father.
Stranger in Olondria, ending spoilers
Finished it for #SFFBookClub last night.
I couldn't help but compare the religion of the Stone to medieval Catholicism, including social mobility being limited to those literate in Olondrian. Having that underlying a civil war, in a book written while the author was in a region that suffered under European colonialism, was *chef's kiss*.
Also, Jevick bringing literacy to his people on their own terms with their own language was a nice finishing touch.
NYC folks: if you'd like a free ticket to my day long workshop this Friday about, essentially, how to run a great Mastodon instance for your community, I have discount codes!
It's based on my https://runyourown.social guide but it uses the guide as a jumping off point and I get into some of the nitty gritty, including things like "how to stay on top of Mastodon releases and keep your community informed of new features if you don't know anything about programming"
A Stranger in Olondria, no spoilers
I'm really loving the stories within the story that have different narrative voices.
The creation myth is especially cool.
Health (neg), US healthcare (also neg)
I had a diagnostic hospital procedure scheduled tomorrow. My cough I've had has worsened significantly, so I had to reschedule the diagnostic.
First available time is January.
This is in one of the top areas in the country of density of healthcare providers.
Good thing we don't have all those long waits countries with single-payer do.
Meanwhile, looks like last week's cold is now in the almost-invariable secondary sinus infection phase.
"Dragon in a cage"
Bisexual man. Kinky, geeky, polyamorous, heavy reader, liberal, new dad, academic.
North Carolina, USA
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