personal, mental health, negative Show more
dunno why im so sensitive to rejection today but I am
a friend disagreed w me in a discord chat and it felt like I super fucked up
I asked my mom for permission to bake which I usually dont do
made sure my brother liked the recipe I chose even tho he's liked everything I've made so far
yeah just. idk. I feel like im on the edge of an emotional cliff or something
Late last night @scintillatinator materialized out of nowhere (?) to design this solarpunk emblem idea I'd had!
The gear represents technology, workers, and by extension socialism, whereas the sun represents sustainability and nature, with the colors being the same as the green anarchist flag. The idea came from @Wewereseeds and @starwall 's flag design so big thanks to them!
This design is creative commons, feel free to use it for whatever solarpunky non-evil purposes you have - no credit or permission needed!
They eat weeds and fertilize the soil to make way for grass and other garden-type plants. They also eat weeds *before* they eat grass.
No viable seeds survive their ruminant guts.
As commenter Jose Benitez writes, "It's kinda funny that with all our technology we are now realizing and relearning the old ways are not so bad after all."
Goats go where and do what chemicals and machines cannot.
After technological disenchantment, we are forced to re-learn ancient wisdom.
White leftists need to read more authors of colour because the amount of people I have seen saying reading Lenin or other white people on imperialism is enough is embarrassing. It doesn’t even cross their minds to listen to us and our lived experiences. Calling urself a leftist and acting like that, lmao
job search ~ Show more
ziprecruiter keeps trying to make me look at jobs more than twice my base salary, which I just dismiss without looking at it
if a company wants to pay someone six figures, they arent looking for a recent college grad thats for sure
Depression talk + Show more
I have a new phrase, I want to share it with you. This phrase, much like any coping mechanism, can be easily misused.
It's "that says nothing about -you-" in response to someone doing/not doing a small basic tasks.
For example, I discovered this phrase when Roommate was beating herself up for not taking a shower. When I said "You taking a shower or not says nothing about you as a person." she seemed relieved, and then ended up taking the shower.
Partner and I were maybe gettin into sexy times, but they stopped, and asked if it was okay if they didn't.
Depression makes you place heavy value judgements on the smallest parts of yourself. But a lot of stuff you do regularly because "you should" is totally optional, to at least some degree. And reframing it not as a "reflection" of the self but just "possible" to you as a concept seems to free you of some of that weight.
"Orkney was once utterly dependent on power that was produced by burning coal and gas on the Scottish mainland and then transmitted through an undersea cable. Today the islands are so festooned with wind turbines, they cannot find enough uses for the emission-free power they create on their own.
Community-owned wind turbines generate power for local villages; islanders drive nonpolluting cars that run on electricity; devices that can turn the energy of the waves and the tides into electricity are being tested in the islands’ waters and seabed; and – in the near future – car and passenger ferries here will be fuelled not by diesel but by hydrogen, created from water that has been electrolysed using power from Orkney’s wind, wave and tide generators."
thoughts about hbomb and the fundraiser Show more
cool. seeing lots of takes. and i'm fucking tired and burnt out on this place. my only take about the hbomb stuff?
it shows that there's a groundswell of people who care enough about trans people to throw money, the lifeblood of our capitalist society, at helping trans people in a far more direct way than posting shitty thinkpieces.
as trans people, we tend to condemn cis people who don't understand, noting understanding is their work, not ours. then, when they try to understand, we tend to default to criticizing that as performative. this is fucking bullshit imo.
i really can't bring myself to believe, logically, that this whole thing is performative. for me, as a trans person, this whole fundraiser is giving me an amazing feeling. it seems like, maybe, random people are just starting to not default to hating us.
it's not ideal – ideally, it wouldn't be necessary. but it's setting up a strong precedent for 2019. a really fucking strong one.
nb solarpunk witch, trying to figure out how this works
Sunbeam City is a Libertarian Socialist solarpunk instance. It is ran democratically by a cooperative of like-minded individuals.