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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.

Long thread, SciFi writing 

* Cops have only one master: Money. ACAB!

* RENT STRIKE! They can't kick all of us out! ORGANIZE!

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This billboard is much easier to read than the wall of text I had written to describe the city's problems.

What do you think?

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Long thread, SciFi writing 

- You may not be able to vote, but you can march and protest!

* Rain season approaches. Are you ready for the Cronen?

- Buy repelent and spread Chlorophyll on your walls. Remember:
The Cronen hates green plants!
- Bioconcrete is a SCAM. It's not Cronen-proof!
- Demand budget to grow plants on your building!
- Be wary of goons spreading cronen spores on the neighborhood! They work
for real-estate corps!

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Long thread, SciFi writing 

Rewriting chapter 6 of the novel I .

Here's an anarchist billboard hacked into the city's metro:

* Don't get fooled by Moreira! He embezzled the park funds!

- How many years was the park abandoned because of the laws he pushed?
- It's electoral season. Don't let him get away with it!
- Don't forget he's a fucking pedo! It's on the record!
- Going to the park inauguration? Bring your eggs and tomatoes!

(cont'd)

yberpunk Culture Conference - The Subversive 80's through the Lens of Max Headroom (Extended Cut) yewtu.be/watch?v=xO0OHCL8kQI <-- you guys going to like this one. #cyberpunk #subversion #hackingculture

Buypost, anyone want to send me an Ikea shork? 🦈 

I'll pay 😁

β€œβ€¦because symbols of totalitarianism cannot breathe the same air as democracy. They simply don’t fit in the same room.” lithub.com/why-we-should-read-

ukraine war, the mode of the war has shifted to an information war 

Russia's war strategy is primarily that of a war over information.

Russia has gone to great lengths to control information, in who has access to it, and how it is able to get out.

In the failure of the russian military to achieve any significant tangible progress to achieve its war goals, the war goals themselves have shifted.

The goal is no longer to actually achieve victory, but instead to suppress access to information in areas under their control to such a degree that they can claim that they have achieved a victory, and there will be not enough information flow in either direction, either in or out, for anyone to prove otherwise.

The game has shifted, and it's extremely important to recognize what that means for the efforts against russia.

Putin has begun a process of strangling the information flow into and out of the contested areas, and russia itself. If he succeeds, he will also succeed in his most vital objective: being able to conduct his genocide without awareness or intervention from the wider world.

From putin's perspective, the cause of his losses so far are because it has been too easy for the truth about what is happening to be disseminated. To succeed, it is vitally important that putin ensures that there is no source of information other than that which he approves, which is able to be reached by those who are within his sphere of influence.

If putin succeeds in this, there will be significant consequences for europe and the world.

If putin succeeds in strangling the information networks in Ukraine, he will be one step closer to actually getting away with his crimes against humanity.

Now more than ever, the free flow of information is vital to the freedom of those subject to the worst atrocities.

The free flow of information isn't just vital to the survival of the people of ukraine for them to talk to each other, but because their survival up to this point has been primarily thanks to their ability to get the truth of the war out into the world.

Humans have a short attention span. If the news isn't happening in our faces, we forget about it.

Putin wants the world to forget about the atrocities he is actively committing against the people of ukraine, just like the atrocities of the United States in the myriad of countries it has invaded and occupied have slowly been forgotten even as they continue to be perpetrated.

Now more than ever, it is vital to ensure that the free flow of information continues to be maintained, supported, and defended, not just in russia and Ukraine, but throughout the world, and anywhere people are subjected to exploitation, abuse, and atrocities.

Family, long illness, death, moving on 

Yesterday was the last service we had in honor of my dad, who passed away in the hospital after a long year of chronic illness.

Today I woke up and for the first time in... 6 months? I'm doing workout again.

After living a medical hell, with my father finally resting in peace, I can start having a routine again.

No more sudden wake ups at night. No more stress wondering how I'll pay the medical bills; No more questions about whether he'll finally be okay or get worse.

I can start living again. πŸŒ„

If you need help getting out of Texas, or need help getting your kid of out of Texas, DM me. I have resources I can give you.

asking for money help, please boost :boost_ok: 

hello!

i need $70 for groceries and $70 for medical weed ($140 total)

i have to work from home because i have asthma and catching covid is a major health risk for me. i've been doing freelance video editing (portfolio and contact info below) but that alone isn't enough to keep me afloat. i've also opened up my own etsy shop at jette.black

paypal: paypal.me/v33b33

cashapp: cash.app/$vantablack420

venmo: venmo.com/vantablack420

if you're interested in hiring me to video edit, my portfolio and contact info can be found at verticallyalignedcarbonnano.tu

thank you so much for saving my life multiple times and continuing to keep me alive, fediverse!!! :blacker_heart_outline: :black_sparkles_outline:

#MutualAid #TransCrowdFund

Family, health, medical, alcohol 

To add insult to injury: I'm the one with all the expenses. I don't have money for more hospitalizations. How am I supposed to crowdfund that?

Help me out, this poor old man is suffering fort his fucking alcoholism, please donate!

Nobody will want to help with that.

My father not only dug a pit of poverty for me, he fucking threw me inside.

How am I going to recover from this? I feel like my life is over and all my sacrifices these last 20 years were for fucking nothing.

Thanks for the bankruptcy, dad. I can't even make you feel guilty because you're unconscious.

Fuck this shit. 😒

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Family, health, medical, alcohol 

Today we spoke with the doctor. My dad has hepatic cirrhosis.

A consequence of his liver failure is that he has developed several varicosities not only in the stomach, but in the intestines as well.

Among other things, he developed dementia and water retention.

He required two enemas a day for at least two weeks until his internal bleeding got controlled (for now).

It's hard to believe (and infuriating) that it took us a decade to realize that his stomach ulcers (for which he needed to be treated since 10 years ago) were caused not by a strange disease, but by his malfunctioning liver.

Every single day he drank a bottle of beer or a cup of liquor. Every single day, for decades.

My childhood memories include the top of the fridge being filled with cognac, rum, and other liquors.

We had two wine bottle holders on the living room floor.

He was a "social" drinker... until he stopped socializing. Then he just became a drinker.

My father was a terrible alcoholic and we had no idea because he drank "in moderation"... every day. It was "normal".

In a single year we burned our lifetime savings in hospital bills and medical care for his dementia of hepatic origin.

Today I saw him get a blood transfusion (which I paid all by myself). Sick. Thin to the bones. Unconscious. Because he wouldn't stop drinking 20 years ago.

People drink and say "everybody dies of something."

Death is easy. One year of agony? Your savings lost? I fucking dare you.

hey my friend needs help again, and I'm raising money on her behalf to pass long. she's running low on insulin and needs a total of $129 for one insulin pen and a box of needle tips, any little bit sent her way helps and boosts are very appreciated!
PayPal.me/riconegron
cashapp: $wordlessstanza
thank you so much!

I Used #Apple AirTags, Tiles and a GPS Tracker to Watch My Husband’s Every Move

A vast location-tracking network is being built around us so we don’t lose our keys: One couple’s adventures in the consumer tech surveillance state.

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