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Eye contact, Cyberpunk, cleavage 

Behold! My cyberpunk novel's commission!

Ladies and gentlemen, the cover for "Pandora Downloaded"!

Congrats to Matt Zeilinger for the hard work.

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Gen-Xer born in ; since kid I was a and liked and , so it was logical I'd eventually discover the genre (, , , , , ...)

Aside from that I've done and ; have gnu/#Linux on my PC and recently I discovered .

Currently a scifi novel about and and it's my life's dream to get it published!

(Also I've been recently exploring my sexuality and it turns out I'm trans :transgender: ; specifically, nonbinary :nonbinary: and probably genderfluid :QueerCat_Genderfluid: ; it's... complicated.

Perhaps another way to explain this is that I have a "femsona" and I feel more comfortable wearing her than my male-self when talking to my close friends.

BTW, I don't know if I'll get to be comfortable with using "she/her", so it's "they/them" for now.)

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I'm Working on a neo-noir novel! πŸ•΅οΈβ€β™‚οΈ

Tentative title is "Pandora Downloaded". It's about AIs, androids, a detective with a memory malfunction (brain implants screw you up) and a mysterious murder whose main culprit is a rogue android, in a "Blade Runner meets Ghost in the Shell" style.

Chapter 1 available here:

ko-fi.com/post/Chapter-1-for-m

Donations appreciated πŸ™ , check my profile for details.

Help out my disabled & chronically ill family! (if you can :heart_pride:)
@transmundane has some decent job prospects but we've been without an income for awhile, which sucks.
We're still catching up on old medical bills too, without being able to get any new care, which extra sucks.

Donate if you can, even a few dollars! Boosts are just as helpful as donating! :boost_requested:

paymenty stuff in next toot

#begpost #transcrowdfund #disabilitycrowdfund #Indigenous


- Jason (ft. Nikki Flores)

youtu.be/qIz-9CHVQUc

The thing I love about this song is the smooth sax adding vibe to the song. It sounds totally 80s 🎢 :blobcatlisten:

uspol, the racist origins of the current anti-abortion movement 

Excellent background here:

jill.substack.com/p/the-racist

"But the religious right also needed a more respectable issue to hang their advocacy on. Yes, their most fervent adherents were angry about Black students mixing with white ones and getting to attend white schools, but as the 1970s and 80s chugged on, that was an increasingly unpopular position to take publicly.

'So how did evangelicals become interested in abortion?' Balmer writes. β€œAs nearly as I can tell from my conversation with Weyrich, during a conference call with Falwell and other evangelicals strategizing about how to retain their tax exemptions, someone suggested that they might have the makings of a political movement and wondered what other issues would work for them. Several suggestions followed, and then a voice on the line said, β€˜How about abortion?’”

Evangelicals were still angry they couldn’t racially segregate their institutions and still get tax breaks. But 'the right to segregate' no longer had the wide appeal it once did. 'The right to life,' though β€” that was a winner."

I'm kind of annoyed that "self-care" has become conflated with "treat yourself". Yes, sometimes treating yourself can be an act of self care

But most of prioritizing self care is meeting your core needs. It's telling yourself it's ok to take time to eat a healthy meal or take a shower. It's making sure you put the things you need to be healthy at a higher priority

The whole "self care is luxuries" captialist takeover of an important mental health concept just chaps me

capitalism/socialism; paying for Free Software 

@alcinnz

I think I've reached the point where this kind of analysis feels too simple to me

we really ought to step back and look at the way that not only do some people not have money to donate OR need pay in order to contribute,
but that there are people (like me) who are pushed into paid work AND out of consumption *at the same time*

there's a "proletarianisation" in software/art/etc where existing conditions make people workers / customers

1/

trans meme, based on my own experience (NSFW for hentai mention. Might be offensive for some folks) 

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Could you plz help me out with my health? 

Hi, fedi!

It's that time of the month again! :gonk:

I need 60 for my ADHD meds, 15 for my anti-depressive + 50 to manage a bunch of Multiple Sclerosis symptoms.

I also need physiotherapy for my back & knee, which are really bad. Each session is 30€.

If you could chip in, it'd be very welcome & appreciated! Any cent counts! :ablobcathappypaws:

Thank you so much for helping! :blobcatheart:

:ko_fi: ko-fi.com/eloisa

#MutualAid @mutualaid

:BoostOK: BOOST THIS, RUST IN DANGER

So it looks like Amazon has its tentacles ready to take over Rust.

nitter.snopyta.org/steveklabni

The company is slowly adding its own members to the Rust team in an attempt to leverage governance. Amazon employees are badmouthing the original Rust team, and articles are being released to manufacture consent for Rust being an Amazon project.

Capital tryna take away my gay crab language.

trans educational gallery (non captioned) 

This series of images posted on reddit provides a great insight on trans experience and ppl who haven't discovered themselves yet.

reddit.com/gallery/pnnvdd

Looking to make a simple contribution to Tenacity for Windows?

You could help us reintroduce project icons! github.com/tenacityteam/tenaci

King Tutankhamun's friction firelighter 

This YouTube video demonstrates how the ancient Egyptians started fires.

youtube.com/watch?v=sRDKA_j5hX

I can't help but love technology, even if it's an ancient one 🀀

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Hey would anyone be interested in a Halloween Cyberpunk Zine thing filled with cool visual demos and lil unexpected hacks that make life easier

cyberpunk idea (nsfw) 

You know how girls in strip clubs often ask for drinks to make the customer pay more?

How about this: a relatively cheap implant that allows them to divert a part of the beverages they drink into a secondary stomach that just processes the alcohol and sends the rest to the urinary tract on demand.

So here's an idea for a short story: a girl whose secondary stomach malfunctions and she has to get hospitalized. The worst party is that she caused a scene at the club she works at, so she gets fired. Now the guy she likes (a former client) finds out and wants to get to the doctor who botched her implant. Either pay for her emergency surgery or suffer the consequences.

Still not sure about the ending, tho.

EDIT: Typos

Indigenous peoples in North America have helped block tar sands mines, oil pipelines, and LNG export terminals. Their successes against the fossil fuel industry have kept enormous volumes of carbon pollution out of the atmosphere

nationofchange.org/2021/09/09/

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