Trying to join the gamer faction in Planescape Torment(the best game ever made)
"i use linux as my operating system," i state proudly to the unkempt, bearded man. he swivels around in his desk chair with a devilish gleam in his eyes, ready to mansplain with extreme precision.
"actually," he says with a grin, "linux is just the kernel. you use GNU+linux."
i don't miss a beat and reply with a smirk, "i use alpine, a distro that doesn't include the GNU coreutils, or any other GNU code. it's linux, but it's not GNU+linux."
the smile quickly drops from the man's face. his body begins convulsing and he foams at the mouth as he drop to the floor with a sickly thud. as he writhes around he screams "I-IT WAS COMPILED WITH GCC! THAT MEANS IT'S STILL GNU!"
coolly, i reply "if windows was compiled with gcc, would that make it GNU?" i interrupt his response with "and work is being made on the kernel to make it more compiler-agnostic. even if you were correct, you won't be for long."
with a sickly wheeze, the last of the man's life is ejected from his body. he lies on the floor, cold and limp. i've womansplained him to death.
How Jews Got to Europe (thread)
(1) our home was occupied by the Romans
(2) after two failed rebellions, our temple was destroyed and replaced with a temple to Jupiter
(3) after our third failed rebellion we were banned from Jerusalem and forbidden from practicing our religion in the land, and many of us were sold into slavery
(4) a mass exodus began at this point due to intolerable conditions as well as forced expulsions. a minority stayed in Galilee, but most were dispersed
love is a shambling thing
love will wrap its wire around your heart no matter where you are, no matter how old you are. it doesnt care about your gender or orientation. it sneaks right past all your guards. there are no defenses against it and no walls you can build.
always there waiting below the surface of your conscious thoughts, like a crocodile. smiling jaws agape, waiting to clamp down and drag you into the depths. it can come on slow, or hit you like a truck, it can be a surprise, or a long slow burn of certainty.
when it snares you, you can only fight against it, the wire growing tighter, or you can embrace that warm darkness.
love is a shambling thing
it lurks in places you never expect, waiting. it wears many masks and cloaks of many skins, always different than you expect it to be. its tendrils can reach through telephone lines and ethernet cords, snaking across the globe to wrap around your throat. it speaks every language and whispers in tongues that never existed and are long dead. it will speak every language and none and will heed none of your feverish prayers.
love is a shambling thing that waits in the darkness, when the noises die down, to enter your thoughts. love creeps into your deep dreams and rules with an iron fist.
Queer Culture is not getting any hints until someone just sends you this song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q57lefbRJkA
Selected Roman holidays for February
February was the last month before the new year in the old Roman calendar, and is heavily focused on purification — the month's name comes from februa (sg. februum), ritual objects used for purification, such as clean water, certain plants, or the famous goat skins used in Lupercalia. Most of this month's festivals center renewing ties with the living and the dead, reinforcing boundaries, and securing protection for city, family, and home.
🐐 #Faunalia (13): a minor festival honoring Faunus
🐺 #Lupercalia (15): a festival which includes important sacrifices and a city-purifying race around its walls
👻 #Parentalia (13—21): a festival focused on family grave tending; ends on #Feralia (21), a more somber occasion, and is followed by #Caristia (22), a joyful celebration of family with feasts, gifts, and offerings
⛔ #Terminalia (23): in honor of Terminus, god of boundaries, offerings would be given at boundary markers
Is this.. Real life..
Anarchist in all things and solidarity above all
If you're relatively close to North/West Europe I'd like to know.
Sunbeam City is a Libertarian Socialist solarpunk instance. It is ran democratically by a cooperative of like-minded individuals.