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Sometimes I wonder if almost all the problems in the world could be fixed by:

Not considering people themselves as having different values/worths than each other.

Even in lowkey ways! Like making a statement by putting someone down instead of refuting their ideas, or at worst, saying they believe in terrible things.

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I'm the person who'll follow you around like a puppy if I like you, and who spends their alone time playing with and creating all kinds of sciencey mathey computerey things :D

(Maybe I can follow someone around spending time with them *and* do sciencey things! :D )
(Although I'm really busy now in my life with certain projects :( )

(..Maybe someone would like to work on those same projects! :D )
(But I'd have to trust them a lot, and most aren't ready yet as of writing :P )

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(fyi, if I unfollow you it's probably because I start to feel like my presence makes / would make you uncomfortable (or maybe in rare cases, that we just mutually wouldn't get along), not because there's anything wrong with you!)

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by the way people of the world, if I'm annoying and uncomfortable and you wish I'd unfollow you, PLEASE just let me know!! I'm *terrible* at social cues! ><

(I often just delete accounts or don't make them because of how many people I make uncomfortable with my presence, but I'm giving this a shot! if people tell me when I am, then maybe I can avoid causing discomfort enough that I don't have to delete the whole account to prevent incidents I never recognize are making someone uncomfortable!)

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Wildly unsuccessful:

lossy text compression algorithms

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This is an idea I keep thinking about, and recently am starting to see that agreement exists. E.g., watching this currently youtu.be/fe-SZ_FPZew and I can't recommend it enough.

Competition is a zero sum game. Modern societies have built in tools to reward competition and punish collaboration. That's because it's logical and it's our nature to collaborate. The bs of collaboration needs to be installed into our brains just like bigotry and hate.

But thing is, if you stop competing, in your very own, individual life even, you immediately start to enjoy the fruits. This is something I should detail when I have ampler time, but my experience has been minimising competitive behaviour has been a boost to my mood and "performance" over the last 5-7 years.

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It's not really *luxury* gay space communism.

But this paper estimates that if we aim for meeting everyone's needs we could have a world where everyone has enough energy for water, food, health care, schools, access to mass transit, modestly sized insulated homes and access to digital communication tools without breaching planetary boundaries.

sciencedirect.com/science/arti

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If you get too hard on yourself, try imagining the quality you dislike about you on a beloved friend or family member and what you'd say to them about it. Would you be as harshly judgmental?

If you would then probably work on that first lmaoooo but chances are you'll see the positive in that quality or at least would try to gently guide them through it. Then say the same to yourself.

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Fyi I'm not posting about Richard Stallman because

1. I already knew these people are like that,

And 2. In light of 1, it's not worth my time or health or energy to waste on being angry with them (as much as I can manage), because (due to 1) I've already done the things this would lead me to do, because I've already (sometimes personally) experienced many things similar to this (or at least equivalent in all the same ways) from these people.

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asking me what country i'm "from" isn't offensive, it's disrespectful because you assume i'm foreign

asking me if that's my "real name" isn't offensive, it's disrespectful because it implies that the name i asked you to use is fake

misgendering me isn't offensive, it's disrespectful because it shows that you are projecting your idea of my gender over what i have told you of my gender

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If you’d like a little negative curvature with your classic sliding-tile brainteaser: introducing the 15+4 puzzle. YouTube video: youtu.be/Hc3yfuXiWe0

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Doing an impromptu tarot reading but the only cards I had on hand were Pokémon.

"Ah, yes, Charizard reversed. A potent omen."

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Yep, I've confirmed it. The My Little Pony named Firefly came out for Christmas 1983.

I was six years old. I knew there were boys and there were girls. The boys looked one way, dressed one way, acted one way, and played one way. And I wanted to look, dress, act, and play like the girls.

I asked for Firefly for Christmas.

Mom made a show of having me tell my grandfather what I wanted for Christmas. "You don't want that." But to her credit, for all her faults, Mom did let me eventually get Firefly.

I played with Ponies and I played with Transformers and I tried to make it all work and I tried to live up to everyone's expectations and I ended up hurting myself and others as I grew up flailing around trying to be a budding man.

But please tell me again how we didn't have trans kids 40 years ago. Tell me again how it must be soy in the food or pollution in the water. Tell me it's social pressure. Tell me it's anything other than more widespread acceptance and a world where kids can more comfortably be who they are.

Go ahead. Tell me little Dave-who-wanted-to-be-Dana doesn't count because of some arbitrary line you've drawn. Tell me I'm ok and real but some kid crying over an Equestria figure is a threat to society.

I don't believe you. In fact I pity your narrow view of the past, shaped by a dominant narrative of rigid roles and smothering expectations.

We were here. We were queer. Get used to it.

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A programmer implements a bar. The tester goes in and orders a beer, orders zero beers, orders 999999999 beers, orders -1 beers, orders a lizard, and declares the bar ready for release.

The first customer comes in and asks to use the restroom.

The bar catches fire and burns down.

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Funny how you never get misgendered with “dear agender person”, “best demigirl” but always with “hello sir”, “good afternoon ma’am”.

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:flagTrans::flagTrans::flagTrans::flagTrans::flagTrans::flagTrans:
happy trans day of visibility <3
:flagTrans::flagTrans::flagTrans::flagTrans::flagTrans::flagTrans:

(although the entire year around would be nice)

#TransDayOfVisiblity #tdov

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partial list of trans holidays:

• Transgender Day of Remembrance
• Transgender Day of Visibility
• Transgender Day of Paperwork
• Transgender Day of Explaining This Shit To Your Parents, Again
• Transgender Day of Dealing With Medical Insurance (formerly part of TDoP but it got too big)
• Transgender Day of Seeing Another Trans Person at the Coffee Shop But They Don't Have Any Openly Trans Signifiers and What Are You Gonna Say To Them Anyway, Hi, I'm Trans Too, How's It Going
• Halloween
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TDOV, begpost 

hey so uh for TDOV could it be possible for people to ensure i get HRT past this month?? please??
i need money for other things but having hrt is probably the most important to me personally
gofundme.com/f/fw4jn-transitio

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@codepuppy idk Greek either, but I watched a video that said it was a quote from Plato's Symposium, where Plato is talking about humans being halves of a whole that gets reunited when they find their soulmate, I forget the precise wording...

And I've never seen a song talk about someone being stoned and someone being stoned at the same time!!

XD'

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and you just keep finding more when you think about it

• the stone people
• "their necks were stiff and their hearts hardened as stone"
• and they stoned him!

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