orcs but with round toothy lamprey mouths
why are phone calls so fucking exhausting and why do people want to do them?
i haven't been able to wash my hair this past week on account of ear infection and i am honestly this close to just shaving it all off. i am also unsure if it's healed or not or if the continuing pain is just my usual wisdom teeth muscling in pain, so idk if i can properly shower again yet.
and even if i can somehow find a ride by tomorrow, i haven't been able to shower or give myself a haircut all week on account of a horrible ear infection, and i'd much rather look and smell my best for this, my favorite event of the year.
this whole month has kinda sucked for me.
the science of analyzing bullets by taste: lingaballistics
tired: gender binary
wired: building gender from source
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trump is a symptom, not an anomaly. the US has a long and continuing history of slavery and genocide that it has never seriously confronted. it underpins our governing institutions, who love their power but hate thinking about how they got it. they have never put in the work to evict fascism. rather they have fostered it when useful and downplayed it when embarrassing. faced with their legacy in broad daylight, even the elected opposition cannot bring itself to oppose fascism.
tired: I googled it
wired: I DuckDuckWent for it
reading valerie's letter from v for vendetta never fails to give me chills.
I saw elsewhere - perhaps Twitter - a criticism of the #cyberpunk idea, reflected in Cyberpunk 2077, that the unaltered human body is somehow sacred, and that augmenting it is profane. The criticism noted that this was, at its core, transphobic.
The critic then turned the idea on its head into a trans-positive cyberpunk that eschewed "humanity" in favor of "essence". Maybe one person's essence is complete when they're born; maybe another's essence is lacking until they augment themselves.
i can't wait for sf pride cause it's pretty much the only time of the year i get to go topless in public, and it is the ultimate tragedy in my trans dyke life that basically as soon as i was comfortable going about sans shirt as an adult, it stopped being socially acceptable.
for real tho its 2018 and people are still acting like e3 is a contest that you can win
you know who wins?
pol, "women's clothes"/"girly clothes" Show more
stop saying "women's/men's clothes"
replace it in your vocabulary with "clothes marketed to women/men"
it de-genders the clothes and also emphasizes that the whole concept of the gender binary is deeply connected to capitalism
long queer vexilology rambling Show more
i think a nice feature of most of the successful pride flags which is missing in most attempts at a specifically lesbian flag, is that they have distinctive colors. like, you can communicate them without having to get the shades just right. if you try to communicate ace, and your grey is a bit darker or your purple is a bit bluer, people still get it, but the most well known lesbian flag (the lipstick lesbian minus the lips one) is a bunch of particular shades of the same color. instead of having red orange yellow blue green and purple, you have pink pink pink white pink pink and pink, which is much harder to approximate in a lot of contexts, especially irl, and have be instantly recognizable, which is the point of a flag, after all.
idea: a robot dog, but with an actual human skull for a head.
The fact that FLOSS ethics is not a part of the wider political progressive movement is so tragic to me.
Social and economic progress rely on changing the underlying systems in place, systems which are already rapidly changing... thanks to technology. But if that technology isn't free, libre, and open, how could we possibly have true social+economic progress come out of it?