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Long, re-#introduction 

It's high time for a re- .

We're the Nightsky system and apparently we all listen to Sky collectively now - it's not like we didn't have enough different names all over web already xD (none of those are linked to our plurality tho and for now we don't want most people to know about it, so some of us use new names on here.)

We're a (probably median) system of five. We're white, don't think that's something to be proud of, mentally ill and queer. We're into video games, programming, computer graphics and electronics and dislike that all these fields are still too often dominated by men. Besides that, we enjoy making music and way too many other things.

Our hosts are:
Wind (she/her) - the person most strongly identifying with this body. She loves puns and tabletop RPGs and is currently the one who struggles with our depression most.
She integrated from Lilly, our former host, and Sara.
She'll sign posts with πŸŒ€.

Sara (she/her) - apodysphoric former keeper of our depression who learned to be happy and love life. Probably our most "mindful" member, being able to be at awe about even little beautiful things others overlook.
Integrated with Lilly to become Wind, but came back during a hard time to help out Wind as host.
She'll sign posts with 🌌.

The rest of us are:
Gotos (he/him) - former "protector" learning to be kind.
"Fictive" from a story Lilly wrote, but has been around since before that story was written. Our theory is that he actually *is* the demigod from that story and was banished without his power to this world, losing most of his memory until Lilly started writing. None of us is sure if we truly believe that, but it's definitely canon in the stories.
He's apodysphoric, gender dysphoric, but usually not all that much affected by our mental illness.
He will sign with πŸŒ‘.

Rai (they/them) - used to consider themself an antagonist to the rest of the system but decided that this is not who they want to be.
They enjoy a certain kind of aggressive music (if it has dubstep growls, a good beat and catchy melody it might just be up their alley) and keep coming back to front for it.
They'll sign with ⚑.

Firefox (she/her or they/them) - a kind and cheerful plushy and little of the system. She only ever co-fronts to get control of our voice or an arm to move her own plushy body around.
She'll sign with 🦊, if she writes here (she rarely does).

A few more remarks/explanations:
- We use the term "host" to describe members of the system that are most likely to front and to take care of most tasks. In theory, anyone who wishes to do so can become host, the rest of us just don't currently want to.
- "Apodysphoric" means having dysphoria because of a feeling that somewhere out there there is a body the apodysphoric person strongly identifies with.

(at least in our timezone it just started x3 and birthday meaning my two year anniversary of being sure I'm a person of my own - and the one year anniversary of me resurfacing in the system.)

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re: Begpost, Injured Pet (Not Ideal but Definitely Not Dead Yet) 

We genuinely hate to do this yet again but we're going to pin this for a second time with an explanation in the image below (transcribed and all).

Links to our Cash App and Venmo at the very top of this post, we don't know how much everything will cost because we don't even know what the fuck is going on right now, but if it boils down to surgery and we can't get a CareCredit credit card we want this up for the day or something.

(And may as well do this while our worry for the cat far outweighs our fear of our image on this site tbqh.)

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What makes space nerds think we can terraform when we can't even keep this planet habitable?

@benjancewicz

Most important of all, it will have both speech recognition and speech synthesis. It will listen and respond in English or whatever language you need, and yes, it will be a translator, too. It will be an agent, going out and doing cyber-errands for you. For instance: I need a Japanese restaurant in Tulsa, near the Ramada Inn. Book a reservation and arrange transportation. If there's no Japanese restaurant, try for Italian. Or, voice-mail Bob as follows: "Bob, we accept your offer, but we'll need a draft of the deal memo by the 15th. Let me know if that's a problem."

I call this device a Personal Information Telecommunications Agent, or Pita for short. The acronym can also stand for Pain In The Ass, which it is equally likely to be, because having all that connectivity is going to destroy what's left of everyone's privacy.

πŸ”” πŸ”” πŸ””

David Gerrold is a Hugo and Nebula award-winning author who writes about computing. Visit his website at www.gerold.com.

@benjancewicz the OCRbot failed me, so here's a transcript:

I've got a cell phone, a pocket organizer, a digital camera, a pocket tape recorder, a music player, and somewhere around here, I used to have a color television.

Sometime in the next few years, all of those devices are going to meld into one. It will be a box less than an inch thick and smaller than a deck of cards. (The size will be determined by what's convenient to hold, not by the technology inside.) The box will have a high-res color screen, a microphone, a plug for a headset or earphones, a camera lens, wireless connectivity, cell phone and beeper functions, a television and radio receiver, a digital recorder, and it will have enough processing power and memory to function as a desktop system. It will be able to dock with a keyboard and full-size monitor. Oh yes, and it will handle e-mail, as well.

--> (it's a long sidebar)

OH: "Overkill is fun, you can quote me on that!"

Okay, done :3

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re: VRChat, full body tracking, 3d printing 

Aaaand of course people already designed these and uploaded them to thingiverse xD

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VRChat, full body tracking, 3d printing 

Hmmm... Those tags for full body tracking are supposed to be printed on paper and glued to cardboard that has been folded to a 90Β° angle... And they are similar to QR codes, i.e. rather simple patterns...

What if we 3d print them with white filament instead and only paint the black parts black? πŸ€”

Probably totally unnecessary but definitely fun x3 I kinda wish we had a dual nozzle extruder now tho, so we could actually print the black parts in black xD and yes, that'd be even more overkill x)

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When you reach down to pet a cat and they close their eyes and push their head into your hand because they trust you so much 😭

There is a problem with online trans communities. Wherever I go there are people saying horrible and transphobic things to and about trans men and transmascs. It is seen as acceptable and no one cares but it isn't ok. I don't know why people think it's ok but it's not. This type of thing feels even worse when it comes from other trans people.

Ah. Feeling like myself.

Huh. I guess besides decent music that feeling is a second nice perk of fronting.

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Tarot sketch: 11/22 -The Emperor: Galaa, the Old God of Space

Embrace the delicate order that comes with power, or risk being swept away by its destruction. For the universe gives and takes as it pleases, regardless of who calls out to it.

#MastoArt #art #tarot #fantasy #oc #originalart

"Saw this and thought of you" is the highest form of affection

Okay, I see so much talk about VR chat on here... I'm *really* tempted to try it sometime. :o

(Especially cause apodysphoria, i.e. not feeling like this body is my real body, and the possibility to have a different body on there :o and apparently you can do body tracking with a camera instead of expensive equipment? With body tracking and a body that's closer to my own, that surely must be amazing *-*)

((Also, why the frick are there no pure dress up games on VR yet as far as I can tell?! Do we actually have to develop that ourselves?!))

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Pets, negative, almost an injury or worse 

Yesterday Laika, our new dog, tried to attack Gwen, one of our rats. Gwen jumped away and fell on the floor and hid but luckily was not injured. We had to take Laika away cause she immediately tried to follow, while the partnersystem of Lilly and Sara tried to calm Gwenny and get her back in the cage.

Everyone is fine but this broke all of the little bit of trust we managed to build up for Laika this far.

For context: the partnersystem tried to teach Laika about the rats. Until she tried to attack Gwen, Laila seemed curious but not aggressive towards the rats. Now we really don't want her anywhere near the rats anymore, ideally not even with the cage closed. We're incredibly scared she'll hurt the rats eventually and that's really not great cause we (Lilly and Sara, mostly) didn't really want a dog in the first place and were "just" okay with getting one because the partnersystem really wanted one as a support animal.
We tried to get a dog last year already but had to give her away again cause it really wasn't working out. So ever since we've been more sceptical about dogs, and this really isn't helping :(

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