If someone has a History Of Being Shitty, just because they are notionally "one of my people" doesn't mean I have to welcome them or accept people in my communities welcoming them. And I'm not tagging this with meta because this goes beyond recent events on this network, it's something that I see all the time and I will not fucking stand for it.
So after everything that's happened over the last week, here's a boundary that I shouldn't *have* to make explicit that I'll be pinning to my profile now because of abusive figures with clout in this network:
If you think that someone's marginalization excuses them from criticism, especially if they are acting in a way that marginalizes others, stay far the fuck away from me.
it only took 600 fucking years but the Ainu are finally being recognized as indigenous people in Japan.
"Can I tell if magic will work on it?"
"I'll let you make a roll for it."
"You might be able to infer some things, yeah."
From DraconickGaming on Twitter:
#DnD is a roleplaying game that let's you live out such fantasies as:
- Having money
- Making close friends as an adult
- Traveling the world without crippling debt
- Being able to change the world
- Getting better at something with practice
- Getting 8 hours of sleep each night
Homestuck epilogue Show more
"She thinks back to one time at John’s eighteenth birthday when Dave engaged her in a rigorous and rather one-sided debate about deregulation and the failure of 'neoliberal austerity measures'"
dave is a confirmed mastodon user lol
acey's glitch art Show more
this feels slimey and neat
and it's now the background on our livestreams!
Have you heard of Infocom? They made very popular text adventure games back in the early 80s. (A lot of you probably have no idea what that is.)
Anyway, their games have some pretty amazing-sounding bugs. http://www.microheaven.com/InfocomBugs/index.shtml
It'd be neat if ever someone animated some of these.
yellin about fucking reagan Show more
we watched a bunch of videos about elderly lgbtq+ people and how they're a small and overlooked population but never ONCE did any of them mention the aids crisis so at the end when the professor was like "any last thoughts or questions?" I was like "THE AIDS CRISIS IS WHY THERE ARE FEWER OLD GAYS THAN THERE SHOULD BE"
Assange Show more
Julian Assange is not a journalist. Julian Assange is not a whistleblower. Julian Assange is a rapist and a piece of shit who cared about fame more than he cared about innocent lives. He is as much a war criminal as anyone he exposed.
Assange Show more
Reminder: Assange's goal was not to expose US war crimes. Assange *happened to* release information on US war crimes.
Assange's goal was to release whatever the hell he could get his hands on. This included, at minimum, the identities of dozens of Afghan civilian sources.
Moreover, Assange knew Seth Rich wasn't his source, knew Russian military intelligence WAS his source, and continued to back the Seth Rich conspiracy theory for weeks anyway.
hunger, poverty, money, military Show more
The estimated cost to end world hunger is approximately $30 billion per year. Ending world poverty would cost $175 billion.
In 2018, the world had a collective military budget of $1739 billion.
Hunger and poverty could be eradicated with just 12% of the amount of money spent on "defence".
The USA alone could reduce its military budget enough to end hunger and poverty, and still have the largest military spending in the world.