"after the revolution", 1/2 Show more
the massive flaw of the "there is no ethical consumption under capitalism" argument is that responsible consumption is a matter of practice and applied intelligence, i.e. it needs practice, thus people who use it to argue that they don't need to put any effort into their own style of consumption under current circumstances are actively harming the outcome of any system resulting from overthrowing capitalism in advance, and they're also harming what Foucault would call heterotopias, i.e. those seeds of a new world sown in the one we live such as worker cooperatives
every little bit of money that flows into there heterotopias as in investment into a future where money is obsolete, and into the livelihoods of people trying to escape from this system using their skills
hence, the slogan "there is no ethical consumption under capitalism" is antithetical to any efforts of building a socialist, i.e. more ethical system of production and consumption, a less alienated one, it simply increases the level of alienation
The VIP seats are nice, but they attract spoiled assholes who drag their kids (who clearly don't want to be there) along (and then buy them vuvuzelas).
We're like, what, 8 years in on the "let's bring vuvuzelas to a hockey game" fad. LET IT DIE. Vuvuzelas work for soccer because the arenas are outdoors, not a giant box of steel and concrete. Acceptable winter sport noisemakers: Cowbell, ratchet, beating on the glass and floors, clackers.
LUE / ETI Show more
so, what's my point here, what's the call to action?
nothing, really. unless you can hack into the site or you have an active account (i banned myself years ago), there's nothing to be done at this time.
i just want to spread the word, break the code of silence that characterizes ETI. it's time people knew about them, and it's time people went hunting for them, to root them out and drag these cockroaches into the light.
so, hello, internet. ETI exists. it's a place. it sucks.
Finally taking a good look at commiss.io
PayPal/Ko-fi's cut on a $24 transaction is $1 (processing fees)
Commiss.io's cut would be around $2.32 with a free account (processing+site fees), and $1.12 with a $10/m pro account (just processing fees)
That's honestly enticing for an independat service that cares about helping artists make money, hosts commission-taking tools, and protects NSFW artists' interests
Ko-fi is now following suit and utterly and completely cracking down on adult content
DO NOT say suggestive/adult things in the comment fields of your PayPal/Ko-fi transactions
DO NOT directly, publicly link your PayPal/Ko-fi identities in your adult-oriented art posts
DO NOT keep a lot of money in your PayPal account. Transfer it to your bank often, where they can't seize it and take it from you
Artists and commissioners use good judgement, it's a balancing act from both sides
black autistic kid, bullying, swearing, advice please Show more
Recently a kid's come into my life, and my heart's really heavy for him. He's a black autistic 7th-grader who's getting bullied regularly, and the school's suspending him for it. Sounds like none of his teachers really give a damn about him. I'm so afraid for his future. This whole fucking system is stacked against him. He such a sweet kid, he gave me a huge hug as soon as we met. I want to help him but I don't know what to do.
Purism Librem 5 pre-order cancellation update / a guide Show more
I got my refund through today. Their support is a bit slow and it's difficult to find out how to contact them to do this at all, so here's a guide for anyone else in the same boat:
cat pic Show more
gosh she's too cute
Pedestal Magazine is taking submissions of poetry from May 6 – May 26 (2019) for their June 2019 issue. Payment is $50 per poem.
Their current issue has some really good stuff in it, and I haven't read the whole thing yet. https://www.thepedestalmagazine.com/issues/issue-83/
Here are a couple of my favorites from their current issue so far:
Sara Backer – “Such Luck” https://www.thepedestalmagazine.com/sara-backer-such-luck/
Andrea Hollander – “Scorpion” https://www.thepedestalmagazine.com/andrea-hollander-scorpion/
🚨 Hey fellow California folks! Fire season 🔥 is approaching, PLS take it seriously and have a plan of action/bugout bag ready. 🚨
-written list of numbers/contacts/addresses.
-physical road map(circle hospitals, hotels, food/water, & emergency shelters)
-DO NOT rely on main roads & highways, they may bottleneck & trap you.
-pet food & disposable litter boxes
-Backup power pack
20. Trans guy. Pretty gay.
Artist, writer, worldbuilder, aspiring programmer.
PFP/header were made by myself.