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music, shopping, self-indulgence Show more
Next Monday is my birthday, so I bought myself a few new albums:
THE PROTOMEN - ACT I
THE PROTOMEN - ACT II: THE FATHER OF DEATH
UNSEELIE - URBAN FANTASY
LÖR - IN FORGOTTEN SLEEP
ETERNAL CHAMPION - THE ARMOR OF IRE
Lots of indie rock and metal.
fatphobia, direct action Show more
@starbreaker Yeah, about the only thing going on is fat people appearing on the cover of fashion magazines occasionally.
I think you're on to something. We don't need celebrities. We certainly don't need fashion magazines. We need to burn some shit all the way to the ground. Maybe starting with the fashion and weight-loss industries.
Doctor: I'm terribly sorry but the tests are back. Your child is artistic.
Doctor: Now don't worry, it's not the end of the world. Your child will never have the mind of an executive, but with modern innovations like Etsy, Patreon and Kickstarter, they may be able to pay rent well into their mid-20s.
Parent: Did... did crayons do this
Doctor: Who can say? We're exposed to so many forms of art every day: music, poetry, language, geometry..
Parent: We're getting crayons BANNED
fatphobia Show more
Just read the huffpo piece on obesity and it almost feels like tragedy porn. I had the urge to share my stories of how people I called friends judged me for my weight.
But we all have these stories. Being judged for our size is universal to being fat.
How much does it help to talk about my college roommates (pre-med) trying to have an intervention with me because I could only afford to spend money on fast food? What does it mean that the nurse on the other end of the medical hotline I dialed when I had a hypoglycemic panic attack said I needed to work on losing a few pounds?
At what point will these stories enact change? And when will we be able to act on them?
Why must we wait for someone body-normative to notice?
Tomorrow I’m doing a keynote at Playful Experiences, London. Please do join if you feel like a relaxed, friendly time https://www.gold.ac.uk/calendar/?id=11732
notice to my friends in tech: please do not build parental control software. please consider how the software you’re working on could be used for abuse. please be responsible.
Movie violence, Avengers Show more
@starbreaker ooh I know well about Fist of the North Star. It's called "Ken the Survivor" and we got it way sooner than the US, like we did with Dragon Ball. It was imported because Japanese animation was very cheap, and FotNS was one of the cheapest. A silly dub was given to it to pass it as a children's cartoon. It was hugely popular but of course the fact that it was so violent (even though it was censored a lot) and so unadapted to children caused a huge scandal.
language policing Show more
I love it when people give me shit for using words they don't understand and haven't heard before.
Instead of asking me if I'd mind rephrasing that because they didn't understand -- something I'm usually willing to do, incidentally -- they give me shit about "talking like a college professor" and thinking I'm better than them.
I've two things to say to such people:
1. I'm a college dropout. I started talking like this when I learned to read.
2. Fuck you, asshole.
"posits that the real problem was the lack of a truly decentralized infrastructure to host the Semantic Web on. To host your own website, you need to buy a domain name from ICANN, configure it correctly using DNS, and then pay someone to host your content if you don’t already have a server of your own. We shouldn’t be surprised if the average person finds it easier to enter their information into a giant, corporate data repository."
pls stop reinventing hyperlinking and just use real hyperlinks on your web pages pls and thank u
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Octodon is a nice general purpose instance.