All right, time to update the various ways you can get in touch with me.
Accounts on the fediverse: here (main) and @terrana (alt)
Discord: I'm trying to get off Discord, but available on request
All right, let's try this #Introductions thing.
Hi, I'm Terrana, and I'm a dragon.
I enjoy video games, particularly I with a building/automation theme. Factorio and modded Minecraft are favourites.
I enjoy science fiction and particular kinds of fantasy, particularly with a technical focus.
I'm an amateur writer but I have problems staying focused on projects.
I develop software and have Opinions about data security.
I like tabletop RPGs but have had no luck in finding one to join, so I GM.
Periodic friendly reminder:
[artist credit: Catboots]
[post link: https://www.weasyl.com/~catboots/submissions/1212249/commission-big-tail]
in which Tham talks about respectability politics Show more
So I've been seeing a bunch of posts about trans communit(ies?) shitting on otherkin lately, and I'm just going to go ahead and say this: if you take part in that sort of thing? You're not helping anyone but the people who try to keep you down.
Bigotry is, at its heart, an abusive dynamic applied to an entire section of society, as opposed to individuals like the interpersonal abuse many of us are intimately acquainted with. Abusers do not care how much you try to make them happy, they will only move the goalposts further and further until you've completely bent to their will. Their goal isn't to solve a legitimate problem they have with you, it's to make you suffer.
This dynamic doesn't change when the abuse is less directly personalized.
You don't have anything to gain from trying to appease abusive behavior by throwing other vulnerable groups under the bus in an effort to make yourself fit in. Not only will it likely not help you in the slightest, the only possible victory you can have is to join your oppressors in abusing others. That's not something worth fighting, nor is it justice by any stretch of the imagination.
Next time someone tells you a group of people within your community makes you "look bad" and there's no harm they're doing to anyone else, go after the people telling you that instead.
It seems to me that there are three ways to get someone who doesn't know you to do what you want, in decreasing order of effectiveness:
1. Get them to relate to you. This makes them want to help you of their own volition.
2. Bribe them, whether by money or return favours.
3. Threaten them with harm if they don't help you.
These can be combined, but ideally not in a single sentence. "My good friend, I'll give you £1000 if you bring me a shrubbery and kill you if you don't."
Silly idea: Nyan Cat as faster-than-light travel. Stick two dilithium poptarts in the toaster, and sit back next to a porthole, watching the undulating rainbow and enjoying the music (or putting on your noise-cancelling headphones, taking a migraine pill, and being glad it doesn't take long to travel between the stars).
I usually describe myself as having nine tails, which is true but not the whole story. My spine actually splits in three then three again, meaning that very close to my body, for a very short length, it's more like three very thick tails.
It makes the bone structure and nerve bundles simpler than they would be just going nine ways all at once. "Do the same thing again further down" is a pattern that nature uses a lot, as it allows more complexity from simple rules.
Three-headed, nine-tailed, feathered foxdragon. Fluffy sarcasm elemental. Partner of @archadia.
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