now that i had surgery and can sit upright again, i decided i wanted to start writing again finally, so i started with some shitty poetry to shake the rust off

aba, abuse 

If you are in any psychology adjacent field and you could make it through these videos without wanting to claw yourself in empathetic distress, do your future victims a favor and change your major

@babbage annnd the other admin just confirmed @ida is taking over and keeping it up :)

@babbage no notice—technically not even confirmed. people saw Aurelia saying it was her plan before she deleted her account, and it has been radio silence since. @shinesprites agreed; it’s incredibly hard to find a replacement instance because was just so good and perfect for my needs, heh.

@shinesprites :/ that’s quite unfortunate, and i wish it was a lot better-communicated than it has been, but alas. i will miss

@Tusky i do not know what friend circles you hang in where you spontaneously talk about your niggling issues with free and open source software all day as a form of small talk but i really really want to be a part of them

Cheer up, Ozymandias. Why don't you turn that sneer of cold command upside down sweetie

for all that WordPress is almost the single most successful project the internet has ever seen, Automattic has never done hosting sites (not services) themselves very well. i cannot remember the last time i have seen a single person use or care about WordPress-dot-com.

i am not very enthusiastic about their ability to understand the things that made Tumblr good and reinforce them after years of atrophy, but nor am i very apprehensive about it. it’s a solid We’ll See. :imp_think:

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i keep trying to get into Pillowfort, but it keeps failing to connect with me for some reason. it doesn’t have the community feel that Tumblr did—Mastodon is the replacement there—but it doesn’t have enough non-art posts to have much of its own original feel. i haven’t found a use for it for anything but casually browsing fanart, since :mastodon:’s federation makes discovering that on here harder than it needs to be.

maybe Automattic will unfuck Tumblr so i can just use that again, who knows

i'm an INTF what an ISFJ thing to say

i have never been as enthusiastic for anything as this human being is about their credit card provider’s app the ideas in the video were poorly-expressed, to the point of the vid losing cohesion, but i find it Extremely Telling that the reaction to a video ultimately saying “maybe introspect about anything?” is so overwhelmingly negative that most of the comments/Twitter responses are people gleefully telling him how he's permanently ended his career by being unredeemable human garbage. the reaction is more akin to him being found guilty of assault than… not wording a video well.

@aurelia a real reply i received during an argument with a generally pretty intelligent and leftist dude… who is trying to get into tech

there is nothing holding the left back more nowadays than the intolerable purity culture we have going on, where you have either never done anything wrong your entire life and every single second of every piece of content you put out from the second of your birth to the heat death of the fucking universe is perfect ambrosia wholly without sin or flaw *or* you are an evil traitor demon who spouts libel against the proletariat and who never deserves to log onto the internet again

i would honestly be able to tolerate ContraPoints discourse so much more if it wasn’t *always* just an endless loop of

“wow, a super intelligent trans woman who is absolutely killing it in terms of success lately, helping to spread leftist ideas to huge audiences we usually struggle to reach in intelligent, shareable, digestible ways!

but here’s this one research error (in a 40-minute video, from a one-woman team) or a one-off joke that wasn’t conceptualised perfectly, cancelled” “as a…” is an overused-to-the-point-of-cliche preface to political opinions centering around a demographic you’re a part of (useful though it can be, occasionally). mocking that is the joke. she, Natalie, a fellow trans woman who constantly makes content about and for trans people, is not inexplicably writing in random and nonsensically lowkey transphobia for three second jokes. it’s just a bit of self-deprecation.

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