In 2020 I will have financial stability and therapy and honestly if that isn't a miracle I dunno what is

In West Virginia, a Rockwool factory is destroying the local environment and solidifying the hold of fossil fuel companies on the land. If you're planning on doing some insulation soon, please consider alternative materials, so as to support the boycott.

youtu.be/kzh6wa6PK6M

logging 

Also. just to make it clear, I'm not upset at the people who are loggers, they're just trying to make a decent living and feed their families. It's the clear cutting and consistent destruction of newly formed ecosystems that upset me, as well as the choice to use a precious resource such as wood to make paper, when there's better alternatives, which are both problems with the industry, not the people.

I really need to get some seeds in the ground, but before that I've gotta go get seeds.

Just straight up, we shouldn't make paper out of trees. Trees are too important of a resource to make something intended for a single use. We're probably not going to be able to avoid building with wood, but we need to transfer our paper production to something that doesn't take 20 years to grow (like hemp).

Even when airport security manages to go somewhat smoothly, there's always so many bumps and hitches that my anxiety goes through the roof

Piping hot take: All Star by Smash Mouth is a relatable and good song about trying to survive and stay positive while living in a capitalist world surrounded by poverty and climate change.

Now I'm going on a walk through the snow to buy some weed and it'll be good

Well, I'm better now. Me and my girlfriend talked about things and apologized and I realized that maybe watching bladerunner 2049 wasn't the best for my fear of climate change

Vent, suicidal feelings, 

And of course now it's starting to rain so I'll have to go home soon. I shouldn't have yelled at her and I need to apologise and of course that just happens to be one for the things I've always had trouble with.

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Vent, suicidal feelings, 

The world feels like a dark horrible place where nothing is ever going to be okay right now. I'm so fucking depressed and sad that I can't do anything. My mom asking me to look for a tax form was too much for me to handle. I yelled at my girlfriend and the entire world is dying because of climate change and human indifference/malevolence. What the fuck is there left to do except maybe die myself. At least then I wouldn't have to exist as a broken person in a broken world.

I can see a moonbow tonight and if that isn't the most lunarpunk thing ever. It's a good night to return to Mastadon.

A bit sad personal stuff 

Well, my girlfriend has left for her parent's house and now I'm here alone. For the rest of the day. And also for four more days. :( I'm already miss her.

Financial issues/depression 

Kinda just realized last night that part of my depression and also part of the reason why I'm having a hard time motivating myself to find a job is because I'm actually pretty in debt and I can't imagine ever being able to get out of it. Like, when I get a job most if not all of the money is going to be spent on debt stuff but it'll take years of that to pay it off so it's just giving up 8 hours of my life and all of my very low amount of energy just for all the reward to slip away down the drain of paying for school that I didn't get a degree from.

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#lowtech magazine's recent article on rethinking the concept of energy security is apparently repeatedly being removed from from facebook because it considers the article fake news in relation to 'US politics or issues of national importance'.

twitter.com/lowtechmagazine/st

Here's a link to the entire article:
solar.lowtechmagazine.com/2018

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"Listen to me, your body is not a temple. Temples can be destroyed and desecrated. Your body is a forest β€” thick canopies of maple trees and sweet scented wildflowers sprouting in the underwood. You will grow back, over and over, no matter how badly you are devastated."

– Beau Taplin 🌳 β˜€οΈ

A break is just a mouth and a nose combined

How will the federated timeline work as mastadon grows? Like, it's already going pretty fast. Will it eventually become practically unreadable?

In retrospect I probably should have put this under a read more. Sorry folks.

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