I was looking for more solarpunk sci fi to read. I enjoyed Steph Troeth's perspectives in the panel she moderated, but I'm having trouble finding her short stories. Can anyone direct me to her work?

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Well, is all wrapped up.

There were definitely some interesting parts. Some panels were more entertaining than others, some were more applicable than others, and some were more capitalist than others.

As a fiction-focused Con, it played out pretty well. I'll have to do a bit of a write-up on it a little later this week at solarpunkcanuck.ca/ .

The main question is how to keep the conversation, and the movement toward a reality, going?

That's something that we'll have to look at more thoroughly.

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writers envision an end of capitalism before the end of the world challenge.

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Despair is a sense of “I can’t get there from here.” This feeling of being cut off from all viable paths is a natural response to having entered a new dark patch, but it’s an optical illusion created by low light conditions.

You can get there from here. “Here” is always a fine starting place — in fact, there’s nowhere else to get anywhere from.

— David Cain https://www.raptitude.com/2020/08/you-can-get-there-from-here/

#Quote #mjbQuote #Life #Despair #Hope .

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Hi fediverse! Boosts appreciated on this one.

I’m part of a co-op building a platform for artists to sell art without getting exploited. I’ve been working on it for a while but there’s a lot of work to do and I could use some help. A ton of the main features are in place, but there’s still some big gaps and a lot of polish left before it can launch.

The platform is fully open source and developed in the open. It’s built on Phoenix/Elixir and Tailwindcss. Our co-op is already incorporated and established and it’s open to members that want to actually commit but you don’t need to be a member to contribute or help.

Does this sound interesting? I’d love some help! I’m also happy to answer questions. And no, you don’t need to know Elixir already. It’s pretty easy to learn for the things you’d be using it for. Even some design help would be welcome. Feel free to reply here or DM me!


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taking seriously the idea that we *should* be able to co-operate to freely review and publish scientific information could be part of the same fight as making sure *everyone* can organize, use, and find information in a way that empowers them, rather than extorts them.

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talking about laziness 

i personally think that lazy dosnt exist
it always has an reason why someone dosnt do something,
and people being lazy has often with waaay more complex things to do
i never saw someone truly lazy
not even when I call myself lazy am I truly lazy, because
it always has reasons
maybe I am burned out from working all day
or just did something socially exhausting
but saying to people they are lazy is in my eyes really disrespectful

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One of the things I miss about the Google plus interface was how easy it was to search for/find & create small communities of interest.

I wish there was a way to do that more simply in the fediverse.

Would love to find more #writers, especially #specfic (#sciencefiction & #fantasy) writers.

There are some hashtags that can help us find one another - #amwriting & #amwritingscifi for example, but I don't thing many folks use them.

So, where are my spec fic writers at???

(Boosts welcome!)

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An event that may be of interest to #solarpunk & #climatefiction folx:

Join authors Malka Older, Christopher Brown, Eliot Peper, and Andrew Dana Hudson for a conversation on politics and speculative fiction.

🌱 The Topic: 🌱
The politics of climate change, political literature, and the craft of writing speculative fiction about our precarious near future.

🌱The Details: 🌱
On Zoom, Wednesday, May 25, 2022, 8pm Eastern / 5pm Pacific


It's easy for a lot of people who don't have experience with being marginalized and mistreated by regulatory systems to have blind trust. You could probably find a trans person with crypto willing ot help you could paypal, and you can definitely get pills, injectable is just more common.

colonialism, impending eco-collapse, trauma, 

I've been thinking about how a lot of the experiences of being transgender, chronic illness, intergenerational trauma, and impending global eco-collapse lead to a shared focus on continuation, connection, and reintegration.

A lot can't be undone. How things were impacted will unavoidably shape the future. Yet there can be new sustainable ecologies and ways of relating that can honor and hold space for these shifts that this past has created. The loss, pain, and limitation will coexist aside along joy and new possibilities of life.

The influence of colonialism and its focus on growth and control denies holding space and care for these changed landscapes and these changes' enduring consequences. I'm curious if people in the fediverse know concepts, writers, or terms this relates to ^_^.

gender dysphoria, chronic illness, body neutrality, body positivity 

I learned about the Japanese word yugen today, it's defined as ""a profound, mysterious sense of the beauty of the universe...and the sad beauty of human suffering"(just.thinkofit.com/word-of-the).

I think this captures a lot about what body neutrality and body positivity at their best captures and feels like to me as a trans and chronically ill person. I experience severe limitation, pain, and dysphoria from my body, and the peace and tenderness I experience with my body is more of the subtle kind about its history and what it is situated with.


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Continuing to post this because I still do not have anywhere to live other than back with my parents.

Hi my name is Hearth and I'm a trans woman in Florida.

My lease is up at the end of the month and I'm trying desperately to find work and somewhere to live. If you know of someone or somewhere with space, so I don't end up with family. If you have anything, please let me know!

If anyone knows somewhere that might be hiring, preferably remote, I have a ton of experience in tech and will gladly apply.

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Patients shouldn't have to be tactical about how they present their symptoms to physicians.

Hey there ^_^, I'm new to Mastodon and sunbeam.city. Part of what I love about solarpunk is its hopefulness, and focus on the power of imagination and people organizing together. I feel like I'm missing a big picture though of how things can be fixed. I'm interested in hearing ways people keep feeling hopeful. Or how they make sense of taking action in a world of impending global eco-collapse. Are there particular focuses, movements or ways of organizing that you're optimistic about?

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