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A couple of weeks ago I decided I was going to try writing actual *journal* entries, like in a paper notebook instead of a public blog. 😱

I haven't done that in soooo long. Basically since I discovered livejournal existed almost 20 years ago.

I feel like I've gotten in the habit of publicly broadcasting my thoughts to process them, which means a lot of oversharing and a tendency to avoid writing until I can turn it into Content, which leads to a lot of scatterbrain.

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I regularly complain about stories that go on well after they should have ended and therefore get incredibly frustrating in how they repeat or undo previous storylines for drama and won't let any characters have satisfying growth arcs.

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That said, there are two series that are definitely finished and don't need to continue that have upcoming sequels I *cannot wait* to read.

Anyone have similar areas of hypocritical feelings regarding books and other media?

weekly admin notes 

- Sent out a couple new invites to people who had requested them.

- Maybe there's a problem with replies getting stuck? If you are also having this problem OR happen to know what might cause replies not to post, please let me know!

personal, work stuff, money, capitalism and greedy shady corporations 

Also just noticed the big "If you're printing this at work, please collect it immediately to ensure confidentiality" note at the top.

Double checked the paystub and there's no bank information. Basically no information that's not already in the company directory *except* how much you make.

So to translate: "Please pick this up immediately so no one can make comparisons and realize we're cheating them."

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personal, work stuff, money, capitalism and greedy shady corporations 

Currently going through all my paystubs to document when I *actually* recieved my promotion. Managers had been denying my more experienced coworker's claim that after 18 months we are meant to get a big raise, so she went over their heads. Now they say yes but had no record of my promotion, I'd have to check all my paystubs and see when I got the raise to go with it.

Confirmed: should have gotten the big raise months ago.

in LA we don't say "good evening" we say "i yield my time, fuck you!" and i think thats beautiful

Twitter link, trans/NB sci-fi/fantasy recs 

twitter.com/bkrautwurst/status

So many new things for my ever-growing to-read list. Still only one book actually read this year.

... I'll get there.

Just to make sure it's clear, this isn't an official book club. While I'd love it if you read Kendi's book with me, _any_ anti-racist reading you do counts for this. Just post about it so we can all engage.

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it'd be magical if *everyone* could be out on the streets protesting *every* night. but people need to rest and recuperate now and then

so i will be marathon live-streaming #redaloud to raise donations for Black Lives Matter and The Bail Project, focusing on the Broken Earth series by N.K. Jemisin πŸŒ‹

twitch.tv/redaloud

tonight we'll be doing a pre-stream, reading some short stories. tomorrow we'll kick off the marathon proper

we're live now! get in here :boost_ok: :boost_ok: :boost_ok:

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Animal Crossing 

It's past my bedtime but obviously this diner in my ACNH basement was too important.

It took me forever to find something I like enough for the floor. It's a weird, coffee and cake only diner. Like in Umbrella Academy but cakes instead of donuts!

And some couches on the other half that I tried to make look like the ones in Friends but I haven't seen it in a long time and don't know if I'm even close.

I think I'm going to start with "Stamped From the Beginning" by Ibram X. Kendi

It's like 700 pages so this will probably be over the course of at least a month.

Anyway, use or a better tag if you want to join me.

I'd love the company! πŸ’™

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Today I learned about the Onceler fandom.

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I love fandom but wow.

If you don't already know, I encourage you *not* to look it up because that is a trip I really wish I hadn't taken.

(No shame, I've been in some *weird* fandom nonsense, it just looks very different from outside of a fandom I never experienced firsthand.)

weekly admin update, nothing big 

1. Checked the request form and sent out an invite link.

2. Earlier this week I tried out the instance on several Mastodon clients just to see how it works and make sure it *does* work. We're good!

3. We've got a couple of new members, yay! Welcome. I hope you like it here, feel free to reach out if you have any questions or concerns.

So many of the AC villagers are completely perfect and I need more room for them all. ALL.

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Anyone interested in having Sally on their island? I love her but I also love Poppy and am out of room, so when she said she wanted to move just now I encouraged her.

She's a sweet squirrel who always looks sleepy and wears everything I have ever given her, so she's basically perfect.

trans, genitals, dysphoria 

implying that a vagina is inherently feminine or a penis is inherently male: bad. sucks. don't do it
using words to describe (trans) people's junk that they haven't consented to and may not want: really really awful and invalidating

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Given the current situation in the world, many are finding reading hard, which isn't surprising.

1. What are you reading?

2. What have you finished?

3. Are you doing anything different (reading or reading-adjacent) to get through this?

Partner's doing a phone survey from a political campaign for at least the third time in the past couple of months (just counting the ones I've been in the room to overhear).

I've gotten 0 calls so kinda wondering how he got put on this list.

Probably by actually answering his phone sometimes. That might do it.

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