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Hello- we're the Owls! We're an autistic collective trying to get through life together.

More information about us can be found on our carrd: owlsys.carrd.co/#

Apparently it's dragon appreciation day? Didn't know that was a thing. Anyways, dragons are excellent and incredibly varied.

Also on the topic of dragons, a friend of ours used to make these clay dragons and just give them away, so we have a bunch on a shelf. One or two are cat dragons and those are our favorites.

Image description: a photo of a clay cat dragon sitting in a human hand. The dragon is gray and has cat ears, whiskers, and feline qualities in addition to typical draconic features.

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I'm thinking we should start a hashtag for calming photos of moss.

How does #Mosstodon sound to you all? 😁 Come join us! 🌱

Here's another photo, for luck! 🍀

#Moss #Photography

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I heard you need some resources to write image descriptions!

This article here details an easy way to approach writing IDs: (uxdesign.cc/how-to-write-an-im)

This Tumblr post has a bunch of examples for different types of images: (livingwithdisability.tumblr.co)

This tool is useful for extracting text from an image: (smallseotools.com/image-to-tex)

@imagecaptionspls @accessibility

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sometimes people ask me, some genderfluid system, what's the deal with multiple pronouns? should they cycle them, is the list prioritized, etc? well I can now clarify that the correct way to use multiple pronouns for us is to simply carry two tape recorders and loop yourself saying them all simultaneously in beautiful cacophony.

Fun question about pronouns 

Aesthetically, what's your favorite pronoun set? Not the set you necessarily use for yourself/selves, but one you look at and think "wow, that looks and sounds really pretty."

Ours is ae/aer. Something about "ae" is really pleasing to look at and it sounds lovely when spoken.

Xe/xem is also a favorite, which is part of why we use that set (aside from it feeing right).

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on nonbinary representation in games (long) 

My favorite instance of non-binary representation in interactive media has to be Fallen London.

It's a web-based game originally released in 2009 but constantly updated that takes place in an underground steampunk version of London. It's quite fun, though we haven't played it much recently.

There's a line in the character creation that goes as follows:

> May we ask whether you're a lady or a gentleman?

[ ] A lady
[ ] A gentleman
[ ] My dear sir, there are individuals roaming the streets of Fallen London at this very moment with the faces of squid! Squid! Do you ask them their gender? And yet you waste our time asking me trifling and impertinent questions about mine? It is my own business, sir, and I bid you good day. (sic)

I'm not even kidding. If you choose that third option, your profile denotes you as a "Person of Mysterious and Indistinct Gender".

And for a while, it would cause NPCs to constantly trip up when they're trying to address you with an honorific. (They changed this in 2016 after the release of spinoff game Sunless Sea in favor of just "asking for your preferred form of address", but they updated it a couple months later to give you the option of letting people continue to fuck it up.)

If you know of an instance where a video game manages to nail nonbinary representation better than this, I'd love to hear it.

-Logan

Possible trypophobia 

Actually did the painting we said we would today! Not entirely what we wanted but it's good enough considering we haven't painted in a month or so.

Time to go try to paint again! Shouldn't be any barriers in the way to get us off track but we'll see.

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cat pic 

my sibling has a touch activated light and our cat has learned how to use it

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compsci teacher's making us store gender as an enum to prove we know how enums work so i decided to have fun with it

A moment briefly shared 

It's always something to realize that somewhere in the world, someone else is probably doing the exact same thing we are now.

There's more than 7 billion people in the world and it seems very likely that at least one is also lying sideways in bed on their phone. Maybe they're thinking something similar too, who knows?

Similar thoughts or not, we'll go our separate ways in life and never meet the other- but for a moment something was shared even though we'll never meet.

Did not, in fact, wind up painting.

Went looking for paintbrushes, got distracted by the mess under the bed, spent 2 hours cleaning said mess, then finally remembered we were going to paint but couldn't remember where the brushes were. Eventually found them but didn't have the energy to paint by then.

Ah, distraction. At least something got done.

Oh well, plenty of time tomorrow! All the cleaning should get us to sleep nicely, went up and down the stairs way too many times.

Feeling like painting today- finally, we actually have the energy again! It's about time.

Thinking we're going to do a selves-portrait of some sort, will probably post it here when we're done.

Does anyone else's headspace seem to have a mind of its own? If so, does it actively try to communicate with you in any way?

Noises outside 

It's ridiculously windy out tonight. Something's making thumping noises outside in addition to the walls creaking from the wind and it's unsettling. Probably just the tree branches whacking into the house or something but yeesh. Sleep isn't coming easy tonight.

Did we just spend four straight hours writing an essay that we didn't have to? Yes, yes we did. Hopefully it's worth it.

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There's no overflow protection on genders so if you're assigned gender[2] you can execute arbitrary code

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