I sleep walked last night (it's been a while now), not sure what else I did apart from wearing my sports necklace and putting my towel beside my pillow. I also had the urge to smoke (and dreamt about smoking) during my sleep recently. I'm not a smoker myself. Maybe I'm just really really pressured and stressed out.
Do you ever stop and think about how much of your personality was programmed by the culture you consume?
Like, how much of our notion of beauty, of desirability, of fairness, of cool, is informed wholly by TV commercials and PBS after school specials we watched when we were 7?
How many of our deep, unchallenged assumptions stem from pop culture?
How badly did Ender's Game fuck me up at 13?
PSA: Expecting people to use "proper" grammar online all of the time, and to then tell them it makes you seem less credibly is incredibly rude, and ableist, not everyone thinks in an optimal way to translate thoughts to a serial string of characters and therefore find it takes a lot of energy to do so, also some people aren't native users of the language. Just fucking don't, if I see anyone pulling that shit I will block you.
(btw I also see people correcting other peoples spelling without realising that not everyone uses American English which is another thing people need to be aware of)
Want to know which languages Mastodon is translated into?
There are many languages with very incomplete translations, for example Malay and Asturian, and Welsh has only been added a few days ago. Anyone can submit translations on Weblate!
For new users here are my interests just incase you have the same interests: (long posts will be posted to my alt @codeawayhaley )
#neuroinformatics / #bioinformatics
#machinelearning / #artificialinteligence
#TropicalCyclones / #Typhoons / #Hurricanes
#introduction. I'm a 40 year old trans woman...she/her. Working on finally coming out and looking for new friends!
Mastodon is the first time I can think of where theres a huge trans community which has a wide spread of ages and other demographics, is not locked off from cis people, and isn't constantly under attack. That's pretty momentous and It's incredibly normalising.
Love to all the cis allies with pronouns in their descriptions too. Y'all are great.
Please don't demand content warnings from strangers. Content warnings are a sort of social contract between an author and their followers; if you are not happy with how someone chooses to use them, do not follow that person or outright mute them, or mute words.
One of the most alienating experiences on Mastodon I've observed is when someone posts about something they're passionate about or is part of their identity and the first response is "please cw that" from a complete stranger.
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