Still borked/burntout. Thankfully, quiet week, no running around to appointments or anything.
So much vegging.
What's your week like?
Someone was guffawing at the idea of children using self-driving cars.
Thinking about it, one of the results of the rolling catastrophe that is car culture with its attendant suburbanization and construction of rural environments that one can only get to, in, or around with an automobile is that there's a sudden sharp divide between where children and adolescents can go and where adults can go.
Back when small towns generally included some measure of walkability and cities were built around walking, cabs, and streetcars, kids went around more. (My mother tells me about riding the street car all the time as a girl!) It wouldn't surprise me if one of the reasons it's considered weird/dangerous for a child to walk to the store or library by themself is simply that in many places NOBODY can WALK to a store or library from home, at least not easily, (You know, in addition to the news warping everyone's perspective of the world.), and mass transit either doesn't exist or is woefully inadequate in most places.
So in places we don't get mass transit, I think there's EVERY reason to give children access to self-driving technology (at least around their local environs) and kill the artificial divide back off.
I'd like to see a D&D game based on Fraggle Rock. The Rock is full of potential for interdimensional exploration and entertaining peril, so it's an ideal D&D setting. Thing is, the Rock's ecosystem depends on music, the way ours depends on sunlight. All Fraggle player classes would be bard, but different kinds of bard.
At higher levels, you get bards like Convincing John, who are so persuasive that they have to live in exile/quarantine to protect society from their powers, or the Wandering Minstrels, who have profound insight into the workings of the universe because they're so good at listening properly.
I sat on my mother's brightly colored carpet, uninvolved and uninterested in the meeting but too young to be left at home alone.
Around me, stories were shared, comments were made, curses were traded and counter-spells haggled.
I squinted up from my Gameboy when a shadow fell over me.
"Cool lizard, is it your familiar?!" a girl my age asked, pointing at my shoulder.
"No, it's my mom's. I don't have one yet--whoa what is THAT?!"
Ever have that moment when you realize just how much allisticss can/will read into a single sentence and just... wtf? I just answered the question? #ActuallyAutistic
I can't find my slippers...
Just before we went to visit family in Feb I grabbed a cute pair of cat slippers. I don't know if they got left with fam or lost after we got home, but I haven't been able to find them.
I are sad. And cold feet.
This is a good advice.
I hate that 8am has become my 'usual' time to wake up. I know it's a seasonal thing and I'll hopefully be back to my early-morning happies in a month of so. But usually I'm back to at least a 7am wake up by NOW. So frustrated.
Today I learned: There is a gender-neutral equivalent to niece and nephew. "Nibling." And it dates back to well before I was born, too! Bonus!
Tell all your enbuddies. I'm sure they'll get a kick out of it. I know I did.
So let me get this straight:
He is an expert in all wilderness related skills.
He talks to animals.
He is amazing skilled with ranged weapons.
He performs acts of dexterity impossible for normal people.
Instead of dying, he travels into the western lands to live forever and never again be seen by human eyes.
Ladies, gentleman and nonbinaries of the jury, I submit to you that Pecos Bill was an elf.
So, I came out to the building manager today as polyamorous. Luckily, that's safe to do bc rules of public housing.
I didn't *intend* to come out. It's just that when I stopped doing freelance writing I didn't think through how I was going to answer 'oh you're a writer, what do you write?' now that pretty much all my income is from writing nonfic about #polyamory
It's not that I object to being out, mind. Just... not the conversation I wanted to have today...