i feel like mainstream social media has impaired a lot of peoples ability to just have a normal conversation online
i notice a lot in discord servers in particular that people either:
> post status-update-like messages that are difficult to meaningfully reply to or
> join just to passively consume the 'content' of the server without participating at all
and like, lurking is fine, but when these are the ONLY kinds of people in your space, its just... depressing? the whole experience feels isolating and disjointed. and i think it has a lot to do with the fact that people now conceive of every articulation of thought now as 'content' that has to be packaged a specific way so it can be consumed and passed around for social capital. im trying not to sound like one of those luddites like 'people never just TALK to each other any more' bc its not the fault of the people involved, like, we know its capitalism. im just sad and lonely and i wanna know how to break people out of this mindset
here are two versions of an LGBT+/queer plurals flag that exist!
this one is from a personal friend of mine: https://queer-buccaneers.tumblr.com/post/177533248617/this-is-a-flagsymbol-for-queer-plurals-lots-of
and this one is from @vanessalynne: https://plural.cafe/@vanessalynne/101273566245345634
what do you do to acclimate someone to fronting in a chronically ill body? i frequently pushed us past our limits when i came back to fronting regularly because i just moved and acted like i normally would and expected nothing bad to come of it. now someone else is gonna be fronting for the first time and we dont think just saying 'be gentle' is gonna cut it
a big queer shapeshifting alien cat-thing who enjoys all things domestic. cohost of allium (蒜) house.
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