random curiosity multiple-choice poll about pronouns. poll has 6 options, your client may break this
if you use more than one set of pronouns: do you prefer people mix them up, midsentence even? for example, if you ask people to use any pronouns for you, would the sentence
"Oh, that's [name], she's real cool and I like his haircut, I hope they have a good day!" be a valid way to refer to you that is enjoyable?
(we like doing this for people who want it, and we're just curious how ppl feel)
productivity, rec request
any recommendations for free reads on productivity that aren't your typical allistic capitalism supporting corporate boomer bullshit (you know the type)?
i'm interested in substantiated data and strategies, not just something to make me feel good
ideally something that's relevant to those who see value in contributing to society (ie not the Get Rich and Successful fuckers)
being cognisant of privilege, marginalised populations, neurodiversity etc would be cool too
Any non-binary people out there who use a more customised HRT regimen?
I'd be genuinely interested to learn what different systems people have in place in regards to achieving / preventing bodily change and also the different issues this poses from a transmasc and transfem nonbinary perspectives after respective puberties.
I'm really happy with this makeshift restriction mode I came up with for Skyrim. I've had a lot of fun with it, and I would highly recommend trying it yourself 😸
Skyrim: You're Just A Cat Edition 🐈
Rule 1: You play as a khajiit, of course.
Rule 2: You can't equip anything - cats don't wear clothes or have posable thumbs.
Rule 3: You can't read. Cats can't read. Letters, books, spellbooks, scrolls, and spells of all kinds are off limits.
Rule 4: You can't be anything more than Just A Cat, so you can't become a werewolf or a vampire.
Rule 5: If you see an accessible table with stuff on it, you have to jump on the table and knock something off of it. Even if it ruins your attempt at stealth. Even if you're busy. No exceptions.
TL;DR play as a naked khajiit clawing and shouting at everything and knocking stuff down.
That's it. Hope you like it 😸
I am a man, and I should dress like a woman if I were not such a coward.
That is, I should revel in velvets, in silks and satins, in plumes and ruffles, in rich or delicate colors, in daring and dashing modes, in endless variety suited to my whim, to the weather or the occasion. It would be great fun. It would be an artistic gratification. But I don't dare.
In the days of knighthood, when men were really breve, they out-dressed the women; but in these degenerate days we do not venture our fancies beyond cravats. No man in modern times has dared to dress as he pleased, except Oscar Wilde, and we buried him with craven hisses.
We men rail at women's fashions, but in our hearts we know ourselves to be the slaves of fashion, of one dull, deadly, monotonous fashion, which we hate, but from which we are too cowardly to free ourselves.
-- Life magazine, February 1916
grammatical number, the thing that makes verbs change shape, the difference between "is" and "are," is not actually well correlated to the number of objects referred to.
a "pair of pants" theoretically refers to the tubes of fabric that go on each of your legs (sorry Brits!), each one of which is called a 'pant,' but the whole object is inseparable.
you can sort of understand why a "pair of scissors" is the way it is, but that's definitely one object hinged firmly together, and there is no 'scissor' (except as a verb).
likewise, a "pair of glasses" does not refer to the pieces of glass in the glasses frames, but to the object in gestalt. there's a word for the piece of glass, 'lens', but "a glass" refers to a drinking vessel.
so yeah. this is my friend. they are nonbinary.
'you' actually *became* a singular pronoun at a particular point in the history of English. this is not clearly true about 'they', which seems to have been the unmarked, ungendered singular pronoun for as long as the recognizable personal pronoun system has been in place
there was, however, a historical moment when a bunch of 'grammarians' (again: made-up job!) with a boner for Romance languages began to insist that 'he' was a gender-neutral pronoun. this seems to have never taken root in the spoken vernacular, ever
"I put my hammer down," Thor said, "knowing only someone worthy could lift it,"
"Did someone steal it?"
"Would a worthy person steal?"
"So where is it?"
Thor stared into the distance. "A dog took it."
"Won't it return to you?"
"Not while it's held by someone worthy."
#FanFic #MicroFiction #TootFic #SmallStories
#Grafana-Admins around? I want to display a dashboard on a headless PC, but I don't want to allow anyone unauthenticated to access the dashboard, so I can't simply make the dashboard public.
Is there a way to supply login credentials to grafana when requesting the dashboard?
your average queer witch
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