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somebody said big time rush and i just

WHOA OH OAH OH

i have definitely gotten flak in the past for asking why i should care about online personalities saying trans rights. is this not the minimum we should demand of people? i don't think being treated with basic human decency is something to be celebrated.

it's nice that people say this publicly. but it's not the pinnacle of activism that it is portrayed as in some online trans spaces

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some cis dude with a twitch account: trans rights

the online trans community: omg KING! this is the greatest news ever!!!! can't believe you would be brave enough to say something like that we LOVE u!!! <333

covid-19: hrt being tested on men (serious) 

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"feel-good" doesn't actually feel that good. "feel-good" is an absence of discomfort, or difficulty, or friction

transformative learning feels *good.* not all the time, and it is ALWAYS uncomfortable, but it's rewarding on a scale that avoiding the stressors of thinking about what awful patterns and goals and ideas you've taken on just can't be

"feel-good" is anaesthetizing. and, depending on the thing you're trying to avoid or the specifics of your context, maybe that's fine. maybe what you need, right now, is to not be so stressed out

but one of the bigger problems with "feel-good, please don't ever make me sit with my own discomfort" is that it makes you think you have a choice between "ignoring problems" and "feeling awful and scared all the time." but actually, ignoring problems makes you continue feeling awful and scared all the time, in the long-term

and when you stop ignoring problems and start working on them, it feels *good* and makes new pleasures. even the ugly problems

also the older you get the harder it is to become friends with people so i might as well take what i can get before i'm left completely out of touch with the world (even more so than i already am)

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also what do you do when you've just established a new friendship with someone and you suddenly realize that about everything they do is questionable to you but you still like hanging out with them

i came here just to sing the praises for the latest cult of luna record

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social anxiety (shitpost) 

atmospheric sludge metal is quarantine music cmv

out of all the cis white male youtubers, tom scott is the one that still gets a go-ahead from me

tom scott video 

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2019: Joker comes out

2020: government says we can't be in a society anymore

coincidence?

on a related note, if halsey did more songs in the vein of experiment on me i might actually become a fan

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halsey's song on the birds of prey soundtrack made me voluntarily watch a superhero movie for the first time in years and i actually half enjoyed it. how's that for a change?

i've become so bored with life that i've started watching counter-strike esports again. but i swear i'm gonna stop again if i have to hear thorin's voice only once. the fact alone that the guy still gets invited to events is pretty symptomatic of how bad the community is

it might also be the best roguelike i've played in quite a while

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slay the spire might be the first roguelike where i saw the end after less than 50 hours ingame

thank god the replay value is massive

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Just a heads up - keep your eye on your government at the moment, a lot of authoritarians are using the pandemic as cover to introduce laws that further their agenda, Hungary for example is trying to get around gender marker changes by making identifying documents say the AGAB rather than allow people to correct it, Idaho in the US also has or is trying to ban trans youth from participating in sports as their gender, and many countries are pushing for oppressive infrastructure which they've wanted for years but the pandemic has actually got people frightened enough to start buying into it, fascist and authoritarians often use crisis to tighten their grip on the system.

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