Median system thoughts
We're plural and still figuring things out.
Sometimes I'm Ember, sometimes I'm Blaze, a lot of the time we're blended in some way, but Ember is the main one who fronts.
Generally if a post is unmarked it's probably mostly Ember. We may use 🔥 or 🖤 to indicate if Blaze is posting
Blaze is a nonbinary butch woman and you can use she/they pronouns for her
Hi, I'm Ember! I'm moving from social.theliturgists.com , and I'm excited to be at weirder.earth because I'm extremely weird and proud of it.
I'm currently in college studying anthropology, which is a good fit for me, because as an Autistic person I feel like I'm constantly studying people and trying to understand a culture that is foreign to me.
I also love languages and linguistics and I'm currently trying to learn French and Arabic.
Childhood propaganda, religion
It's hard to see the propaganda when you grow up surrounded by it. And when you finally do notice it, it's shocking by it's all-encompassing prevalence and the way your brain learned to just accept it as a natural part of life
This is true of many things for me, mostly as a result of growing up in an Evangelical missionary family and fully buying in for quite a while.
Oh and for my anthropology theory class I'm gonna talk about digital anthropology and what it means to do research in online communities!
There's a lot of assumptions that "face-to-face" interactions are better and the only way to really get to know people or a community, which completely ignores communities like on here that mostly function separate from physical interaction
The 2019 #Ace Community Survey is going on! It's open to anyone 13 or older, ace or non-ace. (Also I'm like a month late with this and the survey is only planned to run until November 30th, so get your responses in now!)
Click here to take the survey:
There's an FAQ here:
(I'm not affiliated, but as far as I know there's no official toot to boost so I wrote my own.)
Food and physical health (-)
Idk maybe over winter break I can try to avoid gluten and see if that helps.
But right now I have paid for a meal plan at school and it's a two semester commitment and there is definitely barely anything gluten free that I could actually eat in the cafeteria. And that's a lot of money to waste.
I mean there's already barely anything I eat but whatever
Food and physical health (-)
I feel like there is literally nothing I can eat that is safe. Like there are possibly a few things but I can't live off of only them and I can't just only ever eat food at home.
There's just like so many different reasons I can't have different foods and it's really frustrating. And I can't do an exclusion diet to figure out the biggest issues because I literally don't even know what I would eat then.
I'm taking some time away from Mastodon. I don't like feeling stressed or paranoid here, but pretending things are okay only works for so long. The friendly community vibe doesn't hold out knowing former mufos were enabling block evasion or screenshotting me to give material to others for mocking.
I'm still writing and now's a great time to patron me. I'm writing queer latinx fantasy and romance at patreon.com/newfire OR just make my life a little easier and tip me:
Begpost, college fees
Hello all, I got an unexpected fee charge on my bursar and if I don’t get it cleared, i will be unenrolled from my spring 2020 classes. I’ve already paid $40 but I need $280 more ($279.97 to be exact). I need help paying this to stay in classes. Anything is appreciated. I can give proof (screenshot on my bursar. If anyone wants more background, I will provide that too) anything would help.
mastopals, please pass along! undocumented trans woman in Toronto (hi) is being salevicted & needs a new home by Jan 1st!
18 November 2019 update:
here’s a bit about what i'm looking for in a new place if you wanna pass it along:
[note: EC in this one photo]
can i get. some research help? i've gotta do a comparative essay on how queerness is portrayed in western vs. nonwestern media and i'm looking for western pieces that talk about lgbtq+ human rights in the international sphere
basically my thesis is that focusing on human rights to the exclusion of all else erases commonalities between international communities and makes things seem far more dire overseas and far less dire here than they actually are, when we're often facing similar struggles (juxtaposing US/Canada with China and Iran)
20 y/o college student studying anthropology
some sort of Aromantic Asexual
a Relationship Anarchist
Liberation for all
All things with love
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