Libraries, money -
Honestly, if there were some way to work it off, I would. I am not getting any additional money in because I am not getting any commissions and I can't go over a certain number of hours at work so I really, really have to consider what I do with my money and giving it to the library that I already fund with my taxes but can't use isn't any fucking fun. @ libraries start fining people based on their tax bracket
Libraries, money -
Library fines only hurt the poor and they specifically hurt people who couldn't afford books anyway. Haven't gone to my local library in years because I had a period where I couldn't get over there and paying off fines with zero benefit to you hurts when you're below that federal poverty line. I get that fines are supposed to encourage people to return books on time but they're a lot of money to some and no deterrent to others.
Soapmaking, science, external link
God I am going to tattoo this article on my body
I had a dream last night that I was back up North in the winter. It was nowhere specific, but the lonely, snow-covered fields were familiar. I was far from home and it was getting dark, but I was unconcerned about walking home in the purple twilight.
I had heard that this snow was special somehow. It made the world so quiet that if you sang in it, only then you could hear the true sound of your voice. I did, and heard strange yet beautiful echoes and whispers under my voice.
Thinking utopia (long)
One thing I would like to see is a bill of rights for children. It would include things like:
-The right to information appropriate for their developmental stage
-The right to not be restricted from safe, age-appropriate activities
-The right to question if they are being treated fairly and to understand appropriate vs. abusive relationships
-The right to present their gender as they see fit, go by a name that's comfortable to them
- The right to be raised free of assumptions about their sexuality and gender
-Education on disability and neurodiversity, told from a perspective that values disabled & neurodivergent people
-The right to a daily schedule that fits their life rhythm
-And finally, the right to be a kid, to not be made adult before their time, the right to play with dolls or teddy bears for as long as they want to.
@starwall im at the pizza hut
im at the millenia-old tumb
im at the combination pizza hut and millenia-old tumb
News link, Yelp
I now feel justified for never trusting Yelp. On the occasions I'm able to eat out I ask friends what's good or just head wherever seems to be serving food I would like.
Tbh I wish when people talked about welfare concerns they actually talked about. Real shit that is actually an issue. Yes, cattle are "constantly pregnant." That is the natural life cycle of cattle when they are living in their normal herd structure of a bull + his herd of cows. Can we please talk about actual issues I am begging you
Grateful to those at the conference I'm attending who use the microphone instead of asking those of us with hearing difficulties to raise our hands if we can't hear. (& then half the time people speak up for a short period & then speak quietly again).
A gentle reminder that it's really not about whether one likes using the mic, or thinks one is loud enough w/o it, but rather about how one sounds to others, & there are lots of folks w/different levels of hearing out here!
The reason I play so many indie games isn't necessarily because I feel I should actively support indie makers (though I do) or because I can't afford a lot of AAA games, (because I can't). It's because it's one of the few ways I can play games that feature actual emotional storylines, half decent female characters, and gay characters that are more that a side quest.
I really want a new video game but I am torn. Help me decide?
With all shared pop culture now being owned by a handful of megacorps, maybe it's time people started deliberately making more open source characters anyone can use and build on.
Like slender Man, but for every genere.
I mean, we already have all of mythology and 19th century litrature characters,
But I would love to see entirely new stuff. The return of cultural stories. Collective folk characters for the current world.
So I have hypermobilty in pretty much all of my joints except maybe my hands. It's useful in that I never get itches I can't scratch, but bad in that it makes being on my feet too long very painful. One thing I've always wondered: is stretching bad for people like me? Would doing yoga make my hypermobile feet and ankles even more painful? I've never seen it addressed.
Sunbeam City is a Libertarian Socialist solarpunk instance. It is ran democratically by a cooperative of like-minded individuals.