"Alice's Restaurant" is a fantastic example of modern Homeric poetry. Check out how many times Guthrie repeats a phrase; that's a touchstone for the story that helps him keep track of where he is. The rhyming and repetition helps get the audience's attention back after a long stretch. Breaks in the music similarly catch the audience's attention.
isn't federating in a toot supposed to back-populate all the toots it was in a reply chain at the end of
In an earlier thread, I wrote briefly about trans people in medieval Europe, and discussed some of the main issues when studying the medieval history of trans people.
Today, if you'll indulge me, I want to spend some time discussing a single person in detail. I want to talk about the way she's been written about, and about her and what she can teach us about life as a trans person 600 years ago.
This is the story of Eleanor Rykener.
aw dang it looks like this is only for syncing to a mobile device with iOS
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@twistylittlepassages I've calmed down now and I am sorry for lashing out at you in return.
I do sincerely suggest you avoid opening CWs that say "religion", though, or at least to avoid opening *my* CWs that say religion, since I do that entirely to try avoiding this sort of situation.
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@twistylittlepassages I appreciate your sentiment and position and experience and I accept your apology, but I am still angry at you for attempting to excuse lashing out at me by stating that you aren't angry at me in some specious way.
You are angry at me. You are angry at my words. I was hurt by it.
If you anticipate being upset by mentions of organized religion, that is literally what the CW is for. That's why I put it there. So you don't have to read it.
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@twistylittlepassages I'm sorry if I somehow offended you by reminding people that there are existing local infrastructures in place for helping those in need by virtue of who it is that has created the infrastructure.
The Church doesn't get your fucking paltry dollars, the people who need food do. The Church is providing the place, the infrastructure, the volunteer labor, and for the vast majority of the part, we are also providing the funds and the food.
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First: Yes, please don't give money to the Salvatian Army. And there are lots of good, large, secular charities out there, like Doctors Without Borders.
But! If you want to donate to something more local and part of your community, your local Catholic parish almost definitely has a soup kitchen of some sort. They are often a vital support for the local homeless and food-insecure. They can ALWAYS use donations and often volunteers, especially around this time of year.
*looks at my email*
... I dunno about you, but titles of "The Future of [MMO title]" invariably make me think "this MMO is going to be shutting down", so... maybe FFXIV should've thought through this promo email better 😅
these sheep are excessively cute, i wish to meet them one day
My partner pointed out that the chorus of "Honey, I'm Good" sounds like TOOT TOOT AWOO-WOOOOO. He calls it the Mastodon song now and I can't unhear it, please suffer with me.