Crafting communities tbh have become instagram-ified to the point that a new person coming into a craft is better off going to their local library and browsing through how-to books from the 70s-00s, looking specifically for old archived blogs, taking a class, or finding an IRL local group.

friendly reminder that this account is a Disney hater zone.

Disney is like the Grey Goo Scenario, but for modern media.

Pinterest is a plague upon crafting communities.

A lot of online leftists need to know what trollbait is and what it looks like. Not everyone stirring the pot in a leftist space is looking for an honest and reasonable discussion. If something posted that's egregious/deliberately controversial, best move is to ignore it and see what the OP does next. 7/10 times it's a troll looking to start shit.

Crypto is crashing. Re-toot to make it crash faster.

At what point is fighting through academia as a person with ADHD no longer determination but instead a form of self harm?

Self care is finally cleaning the K-Pop Stans, Potterheads, Supernatural fans, and MCYT stans out of people you follow on Tumblr.

The term "Girlboss" makes me want to peel my skin off and slither into the depths of the earth never to be seen again

huge platforms have the tendency to bring out the worst because of their size. There's no way for someone who's fairly normal with fairly normal interests to stand out amidst a bunch of other people with fairly normal interests.

What grabs people's attention are stunts- vitriolic rage, expressing extremist views, and other extreme behaviors. So sites become millions engaging in further and further behavior for attention.


WTF is with trying to monetize one's social media presence.

News from the birdsite: Premium tweets. LOL I post bullshit for free as the deities intended.

What I'm saying is that if I see another post elevating fictional women on International Women's Day- I will start biting people

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Activist spaces need to be actively hostile towards fandom. Fandom has become a vulture mining the personal experience, trauma, and hard work of genuine activists for points.

It's been sad watching io9 go from a site about speculative fiction and worldbuilding to a shill for the MCU and mainstream nerd culture.

On paper, the entire thesis of democratic society is this: Dissatisfied? Participate.

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Sunbeam City 🌻

Sunbeam City is a anticapitalist, antifascist solarpunk instance that is run collectively.