hi everyone! i'm river! i'm nonbinary & ace. i'm part of a small tulpagenic system. i'm very new to the system. #introductions
new song out, this one's a really weird one
hope you like it?
asking for money help, boosts needed
i need $107 for my california health insurance (there's a late fee, i tried paying it when it was due but the option on the site was missing and when i tried calling they were closed) and $60 for medical weed
i've been searching for jobs at places so hopefully i won't have to do this much longer!
thank you so much for literally keeping me alive, fediverse!!!
language learning question, boosts appreciated
We've fallen behind in our Japanese studies, and we want to get back into it and take it more seriously. We're thinking we'll finally try out Language Shadowing and maybe even get a tutor, but first we need to get back to the skill level we were at before.
Does anyone have any ideas on how to shake off the rust?
terfs (pls boost if so inclined)
the thing about terfs is that they desperately want you to think theyre everywhere in huge numbers and that they speak on behalf of and in defense of all lesbians. that is not true. when you even imply that that is true you are falling for their propaganda. you are using their talking points. you are furthering their agenda. they want to erase history and imply that their ideology has always existed in mainstream lesbian culture. this is a lie. it is working.
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.
Sal: Real sorry to be doing this again but we’re yet again in a dire situation. Toxic roommate moving out and leaving us with the rent bill and taking the only car we have. So in order for our partner system to get to work, we’re gonna need a car. Right now our goal is around about $1,000.
If anyone can spare anything, our payment stuff is here:
Cash app: $Platocles
list of hot takes, possibly preaching to the choir (some of these are political)
If any of the following surprise you, you need to get out more. Only about half of these are good. No, we will not elaborate which ones.
* Someone using "they/them" pronouns
* Someone using "we/us" when referring to themselves
* Orwell's books, particularly Animal Farm and 1984, may as well be documentaries
* Regular news articles about horrible work conditions at big tech companies (particularly Amazon and AAA game studios)
* Someone identifying as anything other than human
* Adults acting like children (both the "entitled gamer" kind and the "age regression" kind)
* Minimum wage is almost universally not enough to pay for essential expenses
* "Essential workers" only make minimum wage
* People are consistently unable to take days off (reasons vary)
(Feel free to chuck some more in the replies!)
(Seriously, though. If you're feeling down, reach out to someone. Talk it through. Get it off your chest. You'll be happy you did.)
Hello! Pronoun and wearable art pins made entirely by me are up and ready for purchase. Please remember all of these are 100% hand drawn. Every single one. I am one disabled person doing my best, so sometimes lines aren't perfect but I do my best to sand off sharp edges and give you all the silly customizations your heart desires.
You can buy these from my etsy (link below)
however, if you don't like etsy (and listen, I get why) you can also purchase these from me directly here, we'll work out whats best for our transaction. Okay? Cool. Thanks for the boosts and for supporting a queer, indigenous artist 🎉
I'm not usually big on putting myself out there visually but would there be interest in a YT channel or IG feed about inexpensive, nutritious, simple meals to make -- specifically geared toward trans or even lgbtiqa+ youth who weren't necessarily taught even the basics of boiling water and done in a non-judgemental way?
I feel like this is something I could do as I pretty much had to teach myself to cook when I moved out and I've gotten good at it but I remember how daunting even lighting the gas stove was.
Plural Café is a community for plural systems and plural-friendly singlets alike, that hopes to foster a safe place for finding and interacting with other systems in the Mastodon fediverse.