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Looking for book recs for and came across one about an autistic character. Written by (as far as I can tell) a non-autistic writer.

I'm happy for representation but don't really trust NT people to do it?? But then I was thinking "huh, maybe I should write a book instead" but like. I don't know how to *write* autism, it's just my life? I don't know how to fictionalize it for other people, I don't know how NT thoughts and experiences differ and what would be worth describing.

MacMillan dicking over Libraries- How to help 

ebooksforall.org/

Sign this petition the ALA has put together,

they also have sample letters you can write to MacMillan.

If you have Birdsite, fucking tweet at MacMillan about how much they suck.

And of course, in general, just get the word out.

You may get an email from your library about this because they're understandably pissed.

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MacMillan dicking over Libraries- The situation 

Basic Gist:
starting next month, whenever a Macmillan title releases, libraries can only buy one digital copy until it's been out for 8 weeks in the hopes that people will get pissed off and buy it themselves.

There is literally no benefit to this, as it fucks over the poor and/or those with disabilities, the authors that want people to buy their goddamn books, etc. I want to remind you: books being in libraries is a win for everyone involved.

money, insurance, job loss 

Heeeyyyyy, being an adult and picking a health insurance plan for the first time ever.

I went from being on my parents' to having to be on my school's crappy one that had no options just a flat very small pay-in and basically no coverage to being on my husband's.

But he's losing his job early next year so I have to actually sign up through my work instead.

I am so terrible at money things. It always makes me anxious and makes it hard to make decisions.

I've been thinking I want to start making zines, but it's a bit intimidating.

So I'm starting with something super easy for me - a Fall Out Boy fanzine. Not sure if I'll ever share it, but it's definitely something that I can just pour out thoughts on without feeling the need to stress and edit myself too much. A good start for practice, at least.

Riverdale s4 e2, spoilers, speculation 

So....what do you think happened with Reggie's dad? Seems like he's either dead or kicked Reggie out of the house/family and therefore doesn't care how he does at sports or anything else.

I'm thinking *probably* dead...or more likely Reggie *thinks* he's dead but actually he woke up after Reggie ran away in a panic and will come back later for revenge, probably with some other evil parents.

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina (comic), very mild spoilers, demonology? 

Tiny child Edward trying to summon Satan is so bizarrely adorable.

cw's nancy drew, queer rep, spoilers 

This great line from a character appropriately named Ace:

"I could be your anchor. Platonic anchor. Call that a platanchor."

OMG.

New favorite word for a queerplatonic partner.

Also, goals!

Also also, Bess = bi demi/ace rep? We'll have to wait and see but getting that vibe.

I told my mom my Halloween costume (werewolf Jughead, like my current avatar/icon-thing) and she's like "wow, I can't see Jughead as a werewolf. Let's see, who from Archie would be a good werewolf....Ooh, Veronica!"

"She has her own series where she's a vampire."

"Oh. Yeah, that fits."

Sometimes I forget my mom was the one who gave me my first Archie comic and we might actually share that interest. Hmm.

YAMGBookclub November - Nominations 

: I'm looking for nominations, themed for November OR otherwise. Just a YA or MG book you want to read in November.


Finally read chapter 1 of this comic which I did not know was a webcomic because my local comic shop sells it in paper form in the zine section and that is where I found it!

inwardboundcomic.com/chapter-1

It is pretty good so far.

Jughead: the Hunger vs Vampironica #4 spoilers, Chilling Adventures of Sabrina spoilers 

I love how Jinx's story is basically Sabrina's from the show.

"Oh, her dad's Satan, so she's the anti-Christ, but she didn't know! So through absolutely no fault of her own her imagination made these bad things happen!"

Just a cute reference? Or maybe there *is* no Jinx and it was actually just Sabrina doing it and lying. HMMM.

Either way, A+ reference, good job writers.

Looking for trans voices/opinions.

The next episode we're recording for Spooky Church is on Chilling Adventures of Sabrina chapter 15: Dr Cerberus's House of Horror.

One of the three shorts in this is a pretty horrific body horror type story centered on Theo's dysphoria. I relate to it a lot and think it's good, but I'm just one voice and I'm curious how other people responded to it, especially other trans folks.

Boosts welcome.

whining 

Things I should do:
Clean
Write
Read
Call my parents
Laundry
Bake cookies for my co-worker whose last day is Monday

But I have a headache and they all seem so *hard*.

Maybe I will take a nap and then do something.

Normalize quitting things. It could be school, work, relationships, hobbies, or pretty much anything.

Quitting is often thought of as inherently negative; nobody wants to be called a "quitter". But there are plenty of situations where not only is it reasonable, it's the *best* course of action.

You can drop out college or switch majors when you don't care about the thing you're studying. You can end a relationship when it becomes toxic. You can stop playing a game that you don't enjoy.

REMINDER THAT YOU CAN JUST KINDA PUT SHERLOCK HOLMES IN THINGS. he's public domain so you can just kinda use him wherever. i made him break up with a wizard

Today's Agenda:

Work

Watch my favorite episode of Chilling Adventures of Sabrina to prep for the next podcast recording. (Dr C's House of Horror, yeah that's how far ahead our recording is compared to my editing)

Read Pumpkinheads

fediverse poll #2 (edited), boost ok 

(edited version for clarity)

How much do you spend monthly on hosting your pleroma/masto/masto fork/pixelfed/funkwhale/reel2bits/etc. ?

Boost super welcome

Note: I'm after instances with less than a 300 active users weekly.

Note 2: if you have more users, just reply to the poll with the amount of users.

Note 3: if you run other services on that VPS, make a guess of how much it cost proportionally

#MastoAdmin #FediAdmin

cw nancy drew, fatphobia, personal pet peeves 

I guess it's not *quite* a deal-breaker because I'm still watching, but wow I hate when a fat (or at least chubby) character is changed to be skinny for a show/movie. 😠

I'm about halfway through the episode. I don't hate it, but I definitely have some problems and don't love it either.

Went to watch the new episode of Riverdale and WOW, Nancy Drew episode one is also up!

Exciting.

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