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selfies, eye contact 

had to go out to work in the ~office~. like it's 2019 reënactment or s/t. and it's like 3500°C outside.

at least I get to play with this summer look a bit more :blobuwu:

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I think it’s time for a ^.^

hello comrades! 🙋‍♀️💖🍭 I’m a Brazilian trans woman living in Germany 💕 I often toot selfies and stuff about The Trans Experience, queerness, linguistics, fiction (mostly fantasy). I’m anarchist, vegan, polyamorous, and a mom.

Some things I like: nail polish, antifa, conlangs, linux, outfits, , EZNL, plushies, girls, sweets, Rojava, hormonal biohacking, orchids, queer-created fiction, revolution :sparkles_trans: :blobcatsurprised:

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> Nobody believes me when I say that my long book is an attempt to create a world in which a form of language agreeable to my personal æsthetic might seem real. But it is true. An enquirer (among many) asked what the [Lord of the Rings] was all about, and whether it was an 'allegory'. And I said it was an effort to create a situation in which a common greeting would be « Elen síla lúmenn’ omentielmo », and that the phase long antedated the book. I never heard any more.

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ten invented, post-hoc reasons for choosing my name, and the truth. (thread) 

1. Melissa (Greek μέλισσα) ‘honeybee’ ≅ general Tupian Jandira ‘honeybee’, name of my grandmother who raised me as a baby
2. ‘Mel’ is feminine (not neutral) in my language and it sounds almost like an inversion of the shortened form of my deadname.
3. Alphabetically one letter forward from deadname; symbolically a step forward.
4. But matches it in sonorous liquid consonants.

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Thank you so much for providing me with my cozy first home in the federation, @maffsie ! I enjoy the community at :queer:.⁠party🎉 a lot, it’s just about time for a girl to build her own lil nest. We’re going on an adventure 😌⁠:sparkles_trans:

see y’all at @elilla (transmom.love) where I’ll be stealing all ur emojis lol x3

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queer people in China 

@IngaLovinde
(usual caveat that foreigners get a pass due to being 'outside' mainstream society anyway, same as Japan.)

in Taiwan everything is very different and despite the kinda propagandisation of it made by the govt, societal attitudes do in fact differ concretely, civil society is strong, and she thinks Taipei at least would be a nice place for queer people to live, relatively speaking.
("what about Singapore?" "What?? No—no, that’s the worst of all, don’t go there")

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queer people in China 

@IngaLovinde there’s been official policy on censoring gayness out of imported media. she thinks this is a gesture towards their conservative base of support: with the power grab towards escalating totalitarianism the Chinese govt needs their devotees more than ever, and the kind of person who supports the Party would not support a government seem as weak on "morals".

but for queer people the problem isn’t the police, the problem is their parents and neighbours and bosses.

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@IngaLovinde she did a lot of research on HIV prevention cause this is one of the few areas where the govt even talks about queer people at all at an official level; otherwise they’re mostly invisible & marginalised.

of course "government" in China as elsewhere translate to "bunch of conservative old men", and she doesn’t expect them to be positive about queer people. but it’s not something they usually go actively after.

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@IngaLovinde
govt will crack down on lgbt activism, if the activism is critical in any way; but only to the same extent that they’ll crack down on any sort of civil society activism, NGOs etc.

so if you run a campaign to clean a river, govt will support and even finance your activism. but if you question why is the river being polluted, you might be disappeared. same if you help fellow gay ppl with AIDS prevention (ok, tap on back) vs. question family policies (subversive)

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@IngaLovinde
most queer people remain closeted, and the major reason given is family pressure. most homosexual people are on heterosexual marriages, because of family. most queer people have experience violence on their youth, from within the family.

government is basically indifferent to the lgbt question. she theorises they turned a blind eye to it in the past due to the One Child Policy, but there’s no policy documents, no nothing, so this is only speculation.

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@IngaLovinde ok so we’re kinda not in a good moment atm but I asked gf anyway for her opinions, she’s share slides n stuff later:

she says that political scientist or not she’s not Chinese and doesn’t want to be seen as knowing the truth about Chinese people and their testimony comes first. she says that according to testimony number 1 problem is family pressure, and government or laws barely comes in the equation.

tech shitpost 

@AgathaSorceress

written in js: First, install Docker.

me: hmm I wonder which other tools do this job

pol, hope 

Three. When forced to participate in these rotten systems, do your best to subvert them. Redirect resources. Tilt the balance. (But beware when fighting monsters.)

All change needed this buildup. Big flashy takeovers are harvest day, this is the seed and the tiling and the watering. This is work to be done, and we can do it right now, every bit is meaningful. No single one of us can save the world, but it more than adds up. It resonates.

If you do this work, you are the revolution.

pol, three words that help me deal with the world 

Narrative work. Prefiguration. Entryism.

One. Tell people we can be better. A better world isn’t just possible, it’s tried & tested. Show examples. Spread ideas. Shift the discourse to what it can be. This toot is narrative work.

Two. Create better spaces right now. Within our constrained possibilities, of course; but at work, in the family, relationships, bring the values to reality, learn to deal with the contradictions, let the waves ripple.

my computer is about as hard to keep asleep as it is for me to fall asleep lol

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trying to understand mechanical keyboards 

it's a shame cause the new fem Lofrees look very, very much my hashtag brand. but they seem to be exactly the same as the 4 Seasons, in particular Cherry MX Blue, so it would be the same, just very pretty.

(meanwhile the current iterations of the Model Ms are the opposite of pretty)

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trying to understand mechanical keyboards 

so if I'm getting this correct, the Cherry MX Blue (in my kbd) is designed for tactile feedback and loud clicks, thank goodness, but it has less actuation force than the Model M? Is that why it feels flimsy?

and the Cherry Black is comparable in force but is not clicky?

is there really nothing else as typewriterlike as the Model M? I'll have to fork off the monies for another one, amn't I.

domestic life 

"honey what do you think of ordering some pizza for your online pizza party? I mean Christmas party"

"I don’t know, it’s for Christmas… I'll just have some Lebkuchen, warm Glühwein…"

"but wouldn't it be cool to have some pizza with your virtual friends. isn't it a nice weather for pizza. we can order that one you like"

"ok ok clearly 'I' want pizza a lot so just order it"

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Die Schweiz hat seit heute ein Selbstbestimmungsgesetz, mit dem Menschen unbürokratisch ihren Namen und Geschlechtseintrag ändern können.

Geht aber selbst in queeren Medien wieder völlig unter, nur weil gleichzeitig ein paar mehr Menschen heiraten können...

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thread end, trans life, Japan 

In my very last time I decided I would do it. If anybody saw me the rumours would run through the whole village. But it was the last trip.

I went mid-morning off-season. Took off my yukata trembling. Washed self in a corner, brought a lil towel – still have it, it's my shaving towel now – to hide boobs futilely if a guy came in.

Nobody came in.

I bathed in hot water by the sea, just me and the rough caress of the wind on my cold-sensitive, softened fem skin.

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