Hi, I'm Willow!
I'm here, I'm queer, I glow blue when orcs are near.
30, they/them, polyamorous
I like lots of nerdy shit like comic books (usually of the feminist-leaning variety), video games (of the indie/steam variety) and board games (of the co-op/tabletop RPG variety).
I just got out of grad school and I am trying to come out from under the rock that I have lived under.
I have come for your memes.
@wlwthewisp Hey welcome! Sorry I neglected to say so earlier in the midst of the drama lmao 😂
Hope you have a great time here, also your avatar is Unbelievably Cursed and I love it a lot lol
@sky Awe shucks, thanks Sky! 😊
@wlwthewisp Oooh, there are some other grad school survivors hereabouts.. ^_^ (Not myself, though I did once ponder taking the mammalogy GRE just for fun =:)
@porsupah I love school tbh and I miss it. I love learning.
@wlwthewisp It's an aspect of life that's so fulfilling, yet often barred from so many, for want of time and/or energy, faced with the constant need to survive in a relentlessly capitalistic world.
Still, things are certainly /better/ for the ascendancy of the net, not least - despite their corporate parentage - YouTube, where it's possible to learn so much, whether in more academic matters, presented by traditional instutitions under free learning programs, or simply individuals wanting to share their knowledge on anything from music theory to makeup. Technology opens up such possibilities!
@porsupah Absolutely. I went to grad school and got a degree in CS so I could build tools to help folks (and "be the change you wan to see in the world").
Now I work for a nonprofit that creates open resources but, the nonprofit sector is completely broken because it exists in a capitalist system. We have to worry more about getting funding than we do about making sure our workers are paid (or treated) fairly or our work is actually reaching the people who need it most.
@wlwthewisp hiya willow, nice to meet you!
@Aleums Henlo! It’s nice to be met.
We are a Mastodon instance for LGBT+ and allies! ☺