Slowly migrating from generic instance. Lowkey interested in everything. #Queer #polyam & #autistic. Starting a Ba in occupational therapy next year. Has a #cat. White mayo in #Aotearoa. #Embroidery felt patches sometimes. Has lots of good intentions and wants to do everything but has trouble doing anything. Is trying its best but its best may not be very good. Is trying anyway.
Sometimes in first-person, other times in third-goblin.
current life, vaguely -
Heh it has not been very functional at home lately, which is not ideal as it has lots of decluttering to do and a bunch of other things it really wants to get done, and time keeps a-ticking away.....
It just keeps gettin distracted by masto and tumblr, has a hard time getting off of them - it being sleep-deprived doesn't help - and there's a slowly growing list of stuff to do and it's getting hard to decide what to actually do.
I worry this may sound like a subtoot; it is not. I haven't actually seen anyone on here mention EOs, my brain thought about sunscreen (it's summer here) -> zinc oxide -> a recipe someone with some chemical sensitivites posted on FB many years ago for 'natual' or homemade sunscreen (zinc oxide, coconut oil, essential oils, maybe a 4th ingredient) and that made my brain go on an EOs tangent
EOs, poison, death?
but when it comes to essential oils, people somehow lose that understanding? Sure it's natural, but so is alcohol. "Oh but EOs can be beneficial!" So can alcohol, if you use it right. So can digitalis, if you use it right.
On digitalis: It's used as a heart medication. It is extracted from foxglove.It is natural. If I told you foxglove tea was good for your heart, helped to strengthen it, would you drink it?
It would kill you.
alcohol mentioned, poison kinda
similar with alcohol - you get some natural and important things like yeast and fruit juice, or yeast and grains and sugar water, and that can turn into a drink that self-preserves. People will drink it for funsies, and it's not too dangerous in moderation. But people also understand that if you purify the preservative - alcohol - to 40%, you need to be a lot more careful. Especially so if you purify it further. People get that purifued substances are dangerous!
caffiene mentioned, poison kinda
I sort of got to this thinking in how like. Plants produce substances like capsaicin and caffiene as poisons to kill insects, but the doses are usually low enough that we have them for funsies! And people can understand that if you process / refine / purify caffiene, well, it can still be used, but must be used with care. They're natural, but purified is more dangerous.
Food mentioned, plants, processing
Have suddenly found myself either amused at the irony or frustrated at the hypocrisy: Wherein when a plant material gets highly processed / refined, so some parts are removed and some are kept, it's Bad and Fake and Not Real Food (eg. 2 minute noodles), but when a plant material gets highly processed / refined, so some parts and removed and some are kept, it's Pure and Natural and Safe (eg. Essential oils)
mild therapy processings, behaviour patterns
And now i don't hugely want to get a doorstop, " 'cause I'll be moving in under two months" is my excuse (my new place it won't be needed, but could be useful when i go on placement or otherwise travel)
But mostly it's a change in pattern, and one that will affect my mother's behaviour slightly (cannot knock-then-nudge-open, must knock-and-wait-for-response) and changing the pattern is uncomfortable.
I wish i had met TDC like three years ago it would have saved so much stress!! I just got some advice: Door stop. Get a friggen door stop to wedge under the bedroom door that doesn't have a lock, so that people can't barge in or knock-then-barge.
One can even have the door slightly open for the cat but still have the wedge in place to prevent people opening the door wider.
How's everyone doing today?
I found a great infographic on birdsite today about how stress levels affect #ActuallyAutistic folks
Here's the infographic: https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EKMrd5cUUAEWu6j?format=png&name=large
Here's the thread about it:
I've been working towards something like this for months now, and it's great to find it fully laid out and clearly explained.
I am ecstatic to be back at level 1 (for now!) and able to be fully-functional-for-me
searching for an apartment in Berlin, boosts +
Today I got a call saying that I got the job I applied to in Berlin.
This is really great news since I really wanted that job.
The only issue is that now I’ve got 1.5 months to find a place to live in for two people in one of the most gentrified cities in Germany.
If anyone knows of a vacant apartment with 2.5+ rooms that doesn’t cost a fortune in rent I would really appreciate it if you could tell me.
weirder.earth etiquette recommendation (not subtooting anyone in particular, I've just been seeing more long threads in the local TL lately):
if you're writing a long toot-thread that you want to share publicly, it's nice to make your first toot "Public" and then the following toots "Unlisted." that way, only the 1st toot will show up in the local TL, & anyone who's interested can click on it to read the whole thread.
thank you to everyone who posts publicly! I enjoy yr thoughts. 💚
Otherkin question, long [boosts OK]
I’ve got a bit of a weird question.
So, the reason I think I might be otherkin is that I really love the prospect of just, being a wolf. I’m not sure if that makes me a wolf per se, although I do get very happy referring to myself as a wolf or when other people call me a wolf.
On the other hand, I’m still definitely human, mentally as well as physically, and so I keep second-guessing myself, going “wait, that means I’m not really a wolf, I’d just like to be”. (Although I do occasionally have a slight inclination to just let out a yip – which I never do, for obvious reasons. (: )
And it seems most people in the furry community also simply call themselves a [whatever]…although that may be for convenience instead of “I think of myself as this”, I really don’t know. I’ve also heard some furries talking about imagining themselves as their [whatevers], or wishing they could be their [whatevers]. So…I would need something beyond that? I’m not sure where the line falls between “otherkin” and “just a normal furry”.
Maybe it’s a significant difference that I don’t think of being a wolf online as just roleplaying a character; it feels absolutely wonderful to say “this is me, I am a wolf”.
I know basically nothing about all this, considering I only found out furries existed less than a year ago, and discovered otherkin only in the past few weeks. Would anyone who has even a basic idea what they’re talking about care to weigh in?
(Feel free to boost if you like! Don’t feel obligated to, of course.) (#otherkin)
“Your choice to act respectable is bad. If you were oppressed like me you’d act more radical because you’d understand how shit the system is.”
“Your choice to act radical is bad. If you were oppressed like me you’d act more respectable to not expose us all to more state violence.”
Can each be true in context. And there are more arguments about oppression that work two ways like that.
Which makes it tempting to conveniently choose either argument based on what action we want to defend.
White mayo made in NZ from ingredients imported from Switzerland. Early 20's. Boost+
May speak in third-goblin.
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