body horror? Show more
@GayAIDS@meow.social thank you, spambot, for making my already gross & disturbing post gross & disturbing in a whole different way
also even if you weren't a spambot i don't think you would want me in your "movement", i've already failed all 3 of your commandments
i have a friend who went to a Tiny Homes meetup and at the end of the presentation he raised his hand and asked "why don't you all just get mobile homes instead? they're everything you just said but cheaper"
the Tiny Homes fans were very cross with him
i think it's just down to mobile homes having a class stigma attached to them, which is stupid
body horror? Show more
You ever, like... look at a picture and see an arrangement of skin and hair, making up an ape creature from planet earth, contracting its mouth skin to display the meat-tearing bone slabs inside its head, possibly in some kind of evolved emotional reaction?
then a second later suddenly regain your ability to see faces, and it's your friend smiling, and wow that was weird?
I just saw through the Symbolic into the Real for a second there (thanks Lacan) and no sir I did not like it
toxic masculinity, transition & beauty Show more
@erosdiscordia hey there beautiful man 😉 this is a really good post chain, thanks for writing it.
I have a good friend who is a trans man and will be thinking about this next time I see him.
I'm a cis man but the other day somebody told me I was pretty and it made me very happy, so I think I understand what you're saying.
Let's create a new definition of masculinity together, something that isn't based on unearned privilege or emotional repression!
i don't know if souls are real, but if we take the bible literally, then i'm in a lot more trouble for eating a regular cheeseburger (i.e. "thou shalt not boil a young goat in it's mother's milk", Exodus 23:19) than anything made of plant protein
you ask one of these so-called christians about that and they'll go "old testament doesn't count anymore, new covenant" then turn around and quote Leviticus 20:13 when it suits their purposes 🤔
in Target yesterday they had a whole seasonal "Pride" section with rainbows on everything. "Yas, Queen!" shirts. Rainbow shampoo bottles, stuff like that.
I had just been reading about the Stonewall Riots and thinking about the anniversary of the Pulse nightclub shooting, which made the rainbow cash grab seem... really disrespectful to the struggle.
But OTOH, becoming a symbol to slap on shampoo bottles for a quick buck? That's what a movement *winning* looks like in our culture.
Hey South SF Bay Area folks, when we getting together for food/drinks/coffee/whatever?
"Dave Hayes, a self-declared prophet, Christian author, and online activist... proclaimed that Christians are going to have to rethink their conception of the End Times because President Trump is on the verge of creating a literal utopia on earth."
this makes zero sense if they follow the bible and 100% sense if what they actually worship is white supremacy
"America has officially entered the “coal cost crossover” – where existing coal is increasingly more expensive than cleaner alternatives. Today, local wind and solar could replace approximately 74 percent of the U.S. coal fleet at an immediate savings to customers. By 2025, this number grows to 86 percent of the coal fleet."
IOW, if you have coal power, call your state representatives and ask why they're wasting your money by not replacing it!
The culture wars just went FULL CYBERPUNK
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i just had Impossible Burger (plant-based meat substitute) for the first time. It was pretty good. The texture is much meatier than any other vegan protein I've tried. I'm not that much of a meat fan to begin with, though, so I'm not the one they have to convince.
I'm rooting for it to really take off, because it could be a game-changer for the environment if it gets cheap enough and good enough to displace significant cow consumption.
@darius there's a saying that "life consists of what you choose to pay attention to". Even an algorithm-free, purely chronological timeline still dictates your attention, and therefore the content of your life (!!) according to whoever happens to be loudest, while whipsawing from topic to topic.
What about showing just the most recent single thing from each of my best friends?
What about better tools for topic-based organization so i can decide what I'm in the mood for? (CW is a good start)
What heretical software features can you imagine that would never fly at a growth oriented company but could totally work on free open source social media?
For example, algorithmic timelines are one way to deal with information overload. But what if instead your software offered suggestions for people to unfollow (this person posts a lot and you hardly ever interact with them)? Not necessarily a good idea but it's an idea we could implement that would NEVER happen on Twitter, Facebook, etc
Software developer for the solar power industry. Accordion player, indie game developer, comic doodler, new dad, sometime activist
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