pol, voting, pessimism
it's very exhausting today reading people shit on others for switching to support Biden. Yeah he fucking sucks, moreso that a lot of us thought, but what do you want us to do?
Vote for trump? no, still worse than biden
Vote for a third party? what third party that even stands a chance
Don't vote at all? but i'm 0 percent content where things are right now
American voting sucks, I don't wanna get shit on for doing the next best thing when it's the only other possibility.
trans, gendering (+)
I introduced myself as a trans woman for some of my classes this semester and it's been going great. It's been nice to have a little bit of outside validation, and that's why I really started.
But what's been better than feeling validated is feeling respected. The people I've introduced myself to immediately respected what I was saying about myself and didn't question it; they believed me. More than anything, that's what's been nice about this experience.
Artist Promotion, birdsite link
Hey uh... you all should check out the art of my good friend Rudy! He opened for commissions today!
other people wearing dresses: Wears an actual dress, minimum fuss.
me wearing a "dress": Wraps a blanket around myself. "I need a belt for this to work, where's my fucking belt?" Finally finds a belt, blanket is loose and sliding off. Spends five minutes fiddling to make the blanket on right again. Settles for it fitting less well than when I first tried. Maximum fuss.
But at least I get a fun mediocre around-the-house dress that feels nice.
homophobia (but actually not)
every now and again i'll see some kind of group that's titled something like "anti-MLM" and go, "Gross, leave gay people alone."
And then I'll click the group, read some shit about marketing and business, and realize it's anti multi level marking (pyramid), not anti men who love men.
fighting COVID-19 at home
Outside of continuing to do obvious shit like washing ur damn hands and not touching your fucking face, remember to keep doing little things to take care of yourself
Don't like ur facial hair? Keep shaving, even if no-one else is going to see it for a while.
Like dressing nicely? Keep doing it. It may not matter for professional setting for a bit, but it'll help keep you happy.
COVID is taking a mental toll on everyone. We don't beat this by shutting down on self-care
trans, fursona, past self
I keep seeing some of the art of my fursona when I still IDed as a cis dude, and I just want to hold her and tell her how exciting her (our?) future is gonna be. I want to tell her so badly that she doesn't need to create and hold an identity around being shameful anymore.
I wanna tell that person that she'll be okay.