never did an #introduction, so why not:
- Aurora or Zelda
- anarchist / trans* / pan / vegan / late 20s
- not really good with people, but tries her best
- sort of good with hardware, #canhelpwith electronics, analogue audio, industrial machinery, engines
- likes cooking, knitting, gardening, photography, hyenas
- might one day overthrow the government
...thats the basics, kind of. :black_block_blob:
also, that reminds me of a conversation i had with a friend recently (it was 4am, she was drunk, but anyway): "when i first met you, i always felt there was something off, like you just didn't make sense as a person. but now...like, i really get you, you make sense, you're a whole person, and it's so different and awesome." i think that was one of the nicest compliments i have ever received. :)
turns out spending most of my 20s completely isolated and in an abusive relationship wasn't really good for, like, anything. i'm so glad i've finally managed to start living the life i want and get things done i had postponed for so long. it feels unreal sometimes, i mean, i'm studying art (and i'm actually good at it!), i'm on hrt (after years of panic attacks at the mere thought of talking about being trans), and people actually support me & like me for who i am. this is wild.
i feel like i'm missing all the routines and social cues, and it's hard to relearn all this now that i'm almost 30. it's still a mystery to me how all these other people do it, like, you just talk to people, what the fuck? anyway, it's exhausting, but so is feeling alone and lonely all the time, so i guess i just have to figure this out. oversharing on fedi still works better than talking to people afk 😅
so i needed about 20 years to figure out that i'm not really the introverted antisocial person i made myself believe i am, i actually crave human interaction and want to be with people, i'm just scared of being hurt, because that used to be the norm. things have changed, now i have wonderful friends & a social circle that cares about me, but i still tend to isolate myself and i feel easily overwhelmed anytime i do spend time with people.
Someone made sure that music lawyers can never again sue you about a melody – by releasing all possible melodies as public domain:
sind auf diaspora eigentlich nur noch alte männer, rechte verschwörungstheoretiker, alpha-nerds, antifeministen und trans- und homophobe arschkrampen (natürlich überschneiden sich die gruppen)? ich kuck da ja alle paar monate mal wieder rein, aber es wird nur immer schlimmer. zeit den account zu löschen...
This caused a great split among communists. Not only between Stalinists and Kruschevites, but between Authoritarians and Libertarians. It was Kruschev's use of soviet tanks to crush the demonstrations in Georgia and the revolutions in Poland and Hungary that led to the coining of the term "tankie" to describe those that defended the actions of authoritarian socialist regimes.
Tankies defend the use of mustard gas in Tambov. Tankies defend the use of tanks in Hungary and Tienanmen Square. Tankies defend police brutality from East Asia to South America.
Tankies defend death camps. Tankies defend torture. Tankies defend genocide.
It takes a great deal of cognitive dissonance to both claim you're on the side of the people and cheer as the tools of state violence brutalize those very people. If you find yourself doing this, you may just be a tankie.
(og2-23 does not, because og2-23 is old as fuck and has no xy-mode, which means i need to hack it)
Unglaubliche Geschichte, diese OTRAG Raketenbauer, Steuerbetrug, falsche Versprechen, Packt mit afrikanischen Diktatoren http://scienceblogs.de/meertext/2019/08/15/otrag-raketenstory-experten-diskussion/ und dieser Doku-Film, wo das trotzdem nach Spaß aussieht: https://www.arte.tv/de/videos/067075-000-A/fly-rocket-fly/
had a job recently where i got to work in a cinema projection room where they have two of these enormous czechoslovakian 35mm projectors, and this amazing construction with a system of dozens of guide rollers and pulleys running the film through the whole room and onto these giant spools. too bad they are only used once every few months nowadays.
sci-fi rant, ad astra
ad astra is probably the worst sci-fi movie i have ever seen, and i've seen a lot of trash. the whole plot is this really awkward hollywood cringetopia. redemption arc, pointless action scenes, glorification of the military & the masculine, some romance, happy end, etc, etc. it's the future and women in space are still mostly portrayed as stereotypical secretaries and background characters. come on, even trashy 1950s sci-fi was ahead of that.
aber es gab auf dem weg auch schöne neue graffitis!
alles was ich will ist nur die regierung stürzen
audiotechnik | blinkenlights | hardware sorceress
(might not be a fox)
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