#introductions Hi, I'm Choco, and I spend an inordinate amount of time wanting fictional characters to smooch. I write fanfic, mostly for video game fandoms. I'm a multifandom mess but at any given point I am likely to be extremely into Fallout, Mass Effect, Dragon Age, and Dishonored. Plus whatever else catches my fancy.
Happy #BiVisibilityDay! 💖💜💙
Fun facts about bisexuality:
🌟 Bisexuality is valid no matter who you’re dating (or not)
🌟 Bisexuality isn’t binaristic
🌟 Bisexuality isn’t a phase
Some days I wonder why I don't spend more time reading disability activism blogs. Sure, it's reminiscent of beating my own head against that wall too many times, but I admire the work they do.
For instance, here's a great piece on why "assume good intent" in a code of conduct is a red flag.
1. The maintenance for a machete begins and ends with “something to scrape it on”
2. They don’t need bullets
3. You can use them for stuff besides trying to kill people
4. They aren’t a theft target by themselves like guns are
5. Someone threatening me for my food and water with a gun is probably not actually prepared to shoot me. It’s just a dangerous, expensive bluff.
6. If they are prepared to shoot me, I was already fucked. 🤷♀️
7. A machete is like $12
When it comes to writing with kids, I'm a huge fan of word sprints. A nice solid 20 minutes of writing with a 10 minute break to check on folks.
If you actually check on them between sprints, they will learn (eventually). Most things an older kid will get up to won't be emergencies within the first 20 minutes.
For younger folks, I'm a fan of standing stations in their play area. Little ones want to see you're still there, and playing at your feet is better than mashing keyboards.
oh, btw, recently the wonderful hosts of the #HistoryIsGay podcast started putting episodes out again. so if you're interested in learning about erased-from-history non-straight people & culture, definitely give it a listen
some facts about putting pronouns in profiles (247 words)
- Some people put pronouns in their profiles.
- Some people get misgendered a lot when they don't put pronouns in their profile, and put pronouns in their profile so they get misgendered less.
- Some of those aforementioned people are trans people.
- Bigots like to pick out things that the subjects of their bigotry do as "weird" to justify their harassment and abuse.
- When cis members of a community put pronouns in their profiles, harassment for listing pronouns becomes less. Anti-trans bigots are more hesitant to do it because doing so feels less socially acceptable; pro-trans people are emboldened to speak out against any such harassment that does occur. Further, trans people feel safer putting pronouns in their profiles.
- Not every cis person is comfortable or safe putting pronouns in their profile. (Not every 'cis' person is cis.) For that matter, not every /trans/ person is comfortable or safe putting pronouns in their profile. For some people, it's a no-brainer to include them or not; for other people, it's a hard choice, and they're the only ones who can make that choice.
- We talk about putting pronouns in profiles because we want people who've never thought about it to realize that it's possible. We can't make a choice for them, but they can't make the choice if they don't know there's one to be made, or what they're choosing between ... so we talk about it.
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