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Selfie, Trans Day of Visibility 

Here's my picture!

I'm a trans guy, with a nonbinary soul, and I've been on T for nearly 3.5 years now! I go by either he/him or they/them pronouns. I'd like to explore different ideas of what it means to be male, and to make the whole experience more loving and fun, dammit!

I'm thrilled to have made it all the way to 41 years old, and glad we are living in a time with greater acceptance. We've always been around! :)

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meta, my boundaries 

Been thinking it over.

If I'm interacting with you, I am going to stay civil, pretty much no matter what. If I'm triggered, I might leave the conversation, but I won't attack you personally.

I expect the same back. Civility.

Even if we're talking about touchy stuff. Even if things feel like they're going off the rails. Even if someone harmed you in the past, and our conversation reminds you of it. I still expect civility.

Why? Because you can't see the great lengths I'm going to, behind this screen, to give it to you.

If you can't do it, please just block me now. Do us both a favor. I will miss you, but neither of us will miss the harm.

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Suppose it's time to renew my gentle personal request for Content Warnings (CW):

Politics
US politics
Brexit
Family holiday, positive or negative
Drug and substance use
Dysphoria & trans problems
Abuse
Money asks

I am absolutely gonna read a lot of these anyway, but I sure could use that extra moment to strengthen my heart.

Boosts ok. 💜​ and thank you for helping me.

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Sometimes I wonder whether people will get tired of me posting "Mo Dao Zu Shi / Untamed" fan wanking on main.

But how could you really mind?

I could really use some trans & ally solidarity today.

Another website I like a lot has had a couple of freeze-peach "questioners" in the past couple days, and I feel like curling up. The mods there are great, but...

Amtrak relaunches USA Rail Pass, a ticket that lets you travel the country for 30 days for $299: businessinsider.com/amtrak-usa

Wow, wow, wow. It might be time to take a month off.

concerning to me how companies are successfully stopping people who figure out how their hardware works and how to make it do "unintended" things, by hiring them

Morning party people. Boy, do I have a hell of a study list for the next six months.

All free though, so that's nice.

dear god please stop making a facebook page your exclusive informational website. i'm begging you

Biometrics has became a key tool of war.

Our lastest case-studies show that the use of biometrics in the name of counter-terrorism creates risks for whole populations, particularly vulnerable people who have little access to legal redress.

privacyinternational.org/long-

RT @_MichaelOswell_@twitter.com

My train ride home took a Hito Steyerlian turn. This is a CCTV test target. I had no idea such things even existed. I am obsessed.

🐦🔗: twitter.com/_MichaelOswell_/st

we gotta get real good at fighting fascism real fast my dudes

We often think of cicadas as a transient mayfly like bugs, but they spend most of their life unseen. Many of the children of my peers are younger then these cicadas. That's wild and I have to keep reminding myself about that 😯🦗

It's always strange to think that maybe you're just a day away from finding out about your next favorite book or your next favorite movie.

Glad to know I’m not alone in this kind of feeling.

Incidentally the whole bad vibe thing you sometimes get from people, even if you don’t yet understand why, is rooted in psychology. It’s a thing called Thin Slicing and it’s quite interesting to read about.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thin-sli

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Tell me from where are you from without telling me the name of the country, state or town. :BoostOK:

WDVT - 0043 - Hither and Thither
Watercolor and tempera inversions on toned paper, or WDVTs, this was an on-again, off-again run as I acquired paper to experiment with.

Prints, etc. here: redbubble.com/shop/?query=wdvt

#art #mastoart

“How can I tell you. How can I convince you, brother, sister that your life is in danger: That everyday you wake up alive, relatively happy, and a functioning human being, you are committing a rebellious act. You as an alive and functioning queer are a revolutionary.”

“Queers Read This” is evergreen, and always a good read, but especially during Pride.

qrd.org/qrd/misc/text/queers.r

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Mystery Babylon's choices:

hackers.town

A bunch of technomancers in the fediverse. Keep it fairly clean please. This arcology is for all who wash up upon it's digital shore.