The older kids told such stories about the pain of BCG that I deliberately lost the consent form.
In a history lesson, the day the rest of the class were getting their injections, someone came in to ask the teacher for a copy of a book called "Life BC". There was an audible mild panic.
At break time, after the injections, someone from the year above me came up and punched me in the left upper arm. I looked smug. He punched me in the right upper arm.
I did get it the year after.
(image by Nicole Marie Burton)
UK politicians want to start accounting and billing for epidemics? Cool, cool, the American Indian nations in the US and Canada should be getting some pretty big payments then. I hope they want to include famine in there too, that'll be a nice payday for Ireland and India.
That is how they mean it, right?
so, I made a TikTok account.
you can follow me if you like that sort of thing.
I'm selling made-to-order zines because I lost my main job
My zines are cool. Maybe you'd like one. I don't have a printer so the zine you receive is the original copy, the one and only of its kind.
Please consider supporting a queer, trans, poc zinemaker who part-times in a lab processing virus tests <3
Now, the world is very wide
(seven seas from side to side)
and it holds a million ways to tell a tale,
And you'll broaden your horizon
When the work you lay your eyes on
Isn't always European, straight, and male.
If you've ever been and gone
to a panel at a con
I'm assuming you're familiar with the sight:
There'll be four and twenty guys
Who are listed for the prize
And EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THEM IS WHITE!
(With apologies to Rudyard Kipling)
“Gay liberation is not a ‘cultist deviation’
it is a movement embodying the revolutionary will of the oppressed!”.
Melbourne, 1973(?). Graffitist and photographer unknown. False colour added by me. #lgbthistory
@brainwane Something I only recently discovered: the Mexican Empire was named after Mexico (City) in the same way the Roman Empire was named after Rome. The whole country wasn't called Mexico until after the Empire.
300 million years ago, in Scotland, there were millipedes which grew 2.5m (8ft) long.
I used to keep millipedes as pets, called Melchizedek and Ucalegon, and I often thought about how useful an Arthropleura would be to ride on.
death, chronic illness; poem and new animation
Poem by Jackie Hagan.
Animation made by Marnanel
Thurman as part of the short film "Sickos" about chronic illness, for the 2019 SICK festival in Manchester, England.
Stand up, if people called you worthless,
if they kicked you to the floor;
their pride is fading from their faces
and their reign shall last no more.
The rules they made are swept away now,
so you're free to hear our call,
and though they thought of us as nothing,
as we rise we shall be all;
So come stand with your comrades
And tomorrow we shall find
The dreams I plant in someone's mind may bloom as hope for humankind
queer, trans, autistic, Anglican, anarchist, poet, and full-time carer; they/them
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