What RMS, Torvalds and the like cost us
For every gross dude you tolerate, there's almost certainly several people who are pushed out of that space you created for him
The more influential the gross dude, the more people will emulate him and help to push out even more people
And it's mostly women who get pushed out
So for the likes of RMS and Torvalds, the damage they have done to the field of Computer Science may be incalculable
... Oh gods and there's a dude from the WSFS arguing with people in the comments.
This post in particular I think pretty much makes it obligatory for fandom to try and get fic to win in every length category in 2020.
It seriously will not be hard; the voting pool for the Hugos is a few thousand people, max. Given that popular fics in major fandoms can get literally multiple orders of magnitude of engagement above and beyond that...
IMO it is now law for all AO3 users to put "Hugo Award-Winning Author" in every social media profile they have.
Ah, yes. "Brothers."
The only plausible explanation.
(source: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/sep/12/lovers-of-modena-skeletons-holding-hands-were-both-men-study )
(Redrafted to fix typo in description)
I wrote 8 fic in the second half of August, here's a list with links and summaries:
Or there's always AO3:
Anyway, no wonder I'm tired.
OMG so so so so much truth.
How Information Overload Robs Us of Our Creativity: What the Scientific Research Shows ...
mh, half a shitpost, sui mention
being chronically mentally ill is wild bc u still get the shitty bitch thoughts in ur brain like "the planet is dying, everything is on fire, It Would Be Better If I Just Died" but ur used to it and u got Coping Mechanisms now so instead of spiralling u just sit ur hellbrain down and go, "listen. i didnt drag ur ass thru five years of therapy for this shit. ur tired and cranky, take a nap and hug a cat okay" and honestly it's so wild to me that that shit works
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.
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