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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 website:

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Identity is a junkyard full of odds and ends that you cobble together into something that looks cohesive but is really made of three teacups, a t-shirt, and a pet raccoon that you managed to fit in there somehow.

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like this is absolutely a tangent, but:

your unique skills, no matter how niche, actually do matter to someone. and they especially matter to folks trying to build intentional communities.

if you can fill out forms, if you can acquire or cook food, if you can dumpster-hunt successfully, if you know how to sew, or make a website, or do crowd control when someone is having a panic attack, you are a community asset

unlike capitalism, we *need* and *value* the skills you have.

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Irregular reminder that cis people may also use neopronouns.

It's remarkable to us that our computer boots in under 10 seconds now. It's great!

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hello I'm apparently doing #solGardenInvite things today!

If you're #neurodivergent (autistic, schizoaffective, tourettes, adhd, and so on) I started a forum just for us! (If you know anyone who is neurodivergent, please tell them about us!)

Here's is our CoC

Our mods are all #BIPOC, and we are BIPOC-focused.
We're quite tiny right now and we'd love for you to become part of our community

For an invite, just make a public post using #solGardenInvite!

Complaining about painting 

Also turns out that our phone camera doesn't like seeing different dark colors. It's all one blue or violet blob according to our phone- there's three colors there in person.

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Complaining about painting 

Who spent 6+ hours painting and repainting the same color wheel for college because it had to be perfect for a good grade? We did!

We never want to paint a color wheel again. Mixing several tones of neutral greens from the same 2 primaries is hell. 😅

On the plus side, we're a lot better at color mixing now, so the assignment did what it was supposed to! Photo attached, apologies for lack of description (using a mobile client that forgot to include that capability).

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too much fiction portrays the villains as the only ones who try to do or change anything. too much fiction where the hero is a force of stasis

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The final result is:

* R = 25%
* G = 40%
* B = 36%

As expected (and described in the thread), the gamut is pretty low (ie. not an immense possibility of colours, due to fact that masto polls options sum is 100)

0..100 to 0..255 (in gimp) give:

* R = 63.8 (64)
* G = 102
* B = 91.8 (92)

HTML: #40665C

It's a soft, dark, bluish green!

It's complimentary color is #66404A (102,64,74)

Its triadic scheme:
#5C4066 (92,64,102) and #665C40 (102,92,64)

We could call it "Fédi-vert"?

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re: Electronic music writing 

Woohoo, it works! Definitely sounds better with headphones if that's an option for you though. We haven't fine-tuned it for speakers yet since sound balance tweaks are usually one of the last things we do.

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Electronic music writing 

Hopefully this works- we haven't tried uploading sound before and have no idea how well it'll work.

We spent tonight starting on this- still a work in progress, but we've gotten a good concept that we can work off! Felt proud and wanted to share that start.

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Would you please excuse me, i have to hug this plushie friend for a few hours.

COVID-19 vaccination 

Almost forgot- we got our first vaccination against COVID today! A local college messed up and had more doses than they had students, so they were giving them out for free to anyone who came in.

It's at least few weeks before most people are allowed to get vaccinated here through normal means (including us despite having a preexisting condition that puts us at higher risk), so being given the chance was a pleasant surprise. Guaranteed to get the second dose as well!

Did an interview today for that one multiplicity study we boosted a while back- good questions, and it seems like it's genuinely coming at it from a supportive and open-minded angle rather than trying to box everyone into a medical framework. We're excited to see where this goes.

Glad we did it! We'll be meeting with her again in a few months to verify that everything we said is all good.

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The folks who make ublock origin or contribute to the adlists are the heroes we deserve

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CWs have done so much to help me better consider how other people feel or what they think, they're awesome, I love them

Been talking to each other more lately and working on interacting with ourselves in a more considerate way instead of dismissing each other's problems (which is a recurring issue for us). Getting better at it! Had a good talk with a syskid today about self-esteem and how doing your best is the most anyone can ask.

This college quarter's going to be rough on us based on the workload in the first week alone, but philosophy is very interesting so far and we like the approach the professor is taking. She's explicitly said she's aiming for equity rather than equality and explained the difference nicely, and she seems very considerate of others.

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I just heard a fridge be described as a molecule slower. which is technically true I suppose

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Autistic people are the best at memes because if it’s one thing we’re good at it’s repeating things slightly different and slightly funnier

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we've had windows NT, what about windows ND?

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