Let's Talk About Irony Show more
Hello friends, neighbors, parasocial aquaintances.
The fediverse is gaining attention, not just by the mainstream, but by fascists. Counter.social is now one of the bigger instances with 22k users, and the librem/purism project is getting a lot of structural support and funding.
Now, I'm not going to get into the details of how to prevent the fascist creep, I'm not going to shit talk Eugen (for once). I want to focus on one thing and one thing only:
Irony. This includes satire and sarcasm.
Because while we as a community have unlearned a lot of toxicity we developed on corporate platforms, we seem to be reluctant to remove our irony poisoning.
This is not a new battle. This is not a new tactic. Fash have been using irony as a sheild ever since being outright fascist went out of vogue.
So, let's sit down, have some tea, and really talk about why we use and what to do with irony.
Let the traces of copper on the board form a warding glyph, carrying forth energy that is the evocation of the language of the machine.
In a world of metered bandwidth and wide-spread poverty and socioeconomic injustice, ads are a form of gentrification.
[1.Ch.] Delete Your Rideshare App Show more
As a note, yes, of course, if your only option to get anywhere is a rideshare, I'm not trying to take away your mobility. Do what you have to do.
That said, consider how many times you've ever heard or seen people complain about taxi cab drivers and just how aggressive they get on the road.
Now imagine that instead of taxi cab drivers, you have people who aren't trained to drive taxis trying to be taxi cab drivers for half a taxi cab driver's salary.
[1.Ch.] Delete Your Rideshare App Show more
It's amazing how threatening to take a photo of a misbehaving driver can get them to comply with CLEARLY POSTED SIGNAGE.
Today's offender: the fucko idling directly in front of the sign saying "Please pull forward, thanks!"
The fucko in question pulled past the sign in response to me whipping out my camera when pointing at the sign failed to elicit a response, so clearly photo evidence, or the threat thereof, makes a difference.
CBT, therapy (critique) Show more
While it isn't a technique my therapist uses, I've long been a bit wary of CBT as my tendency to over-logic things really interferes with my ability to process emotions--and it's the emotions I most need to work on. So this was an interesting read: https://thetetrapodinsufferable.wordpress.com/2019/05/22/its-not-you-its-cbt-on-behaving-maladaptively/
"Refusing to reprogram, or insisting that we need to collectively restructure as a society before I could ever do that effectively, is the most maladaptive (and vital) response there is."
If Ozymandias King of Kings wore pants, would he wear them like this or like this?
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Autistic social skills fail take Show more
Madame Fortuna's Personal Spoilers
The cards know all your plots twists!
Find out your ending before your friends!
Sometimes you need an Elf...
Sometimes you need a Half-elf... but if you don't have a Half-elf, then a 12mm Elf will work in a pinch. Just be gentle and you shouldn't strip the bolts too badly...
This rings so very true to me, and it's strikingly useful in my ongoing attempts to explain how boundaries aren't rules. It's actually about emotional independence, healthy separation so we can know and love both ourselved and others.
tired: Compact Disc
wired: solid-state MP3
I know someone else needs to hear this:
gender roles are bullshit
you look fucking amazing
it's okay to cut ties with toxic people
your past doesn't make you a bad person
you -can- do better for yourself
It's okay to ask for help
you don't deserve the way they treat you
vulnerability is so effin hard
you are not your mental illness
I'm here for you ♥️
i feel like people confuse "black comedy" or "dark humor" with "i have permission to laugh about shitty things because i have no conscience" and not "i have permission to laugh about this shitty thing happening to me/ in my direct sphere of influence because i need a method of coping"
"Hello, welcome to the year 2150! Now, while the effects of cryostasis wear off, I just have some paperwork to fill out for you. Now, first, name? Okay, cool. Now, fursona? Quick description should be fine, it's not for your govt. issue ref sheet, you don't need that yet"