Jess Mahler
jessmahler@wandering.shop

Anyone else do this?

You are exhausted and broked and trying to take day to rest.

But because exhausted and broked have no impulse control and end up breaking yourself more doing project you've been putting off forever and know you should wait but you need to get it done and ARGH!

4 days ago
jessmahler shared a status by InspectorCaracal@tootplanet.space

The internet is full of skilled artists that are like thirteen years old that make a lot of people go "I'm never going to be any good they're so much better than I am and they're like half my age"

To help combat this idea that if you aren't already an amazing artist as a child, you will never be any good at art, I would like to share:

1) a picture from when I was seventeen and attempting to design a fictional band

2) a picture I've been working on more recently

4 days ago
Jess Mahler
jessmahler@wandering.shop

Forgot to grease my baking sheet and scratched it getting flatbread off.

Is good bread, but I sad now.

4 days ago
Jess Mahler
jessmahler@wandering.shop

New snippet:

jess-pack.mn.co/posts/2997710

i really to come up with a name for this project.

4 days ago
Jess Mahler
jessmahler@wandering.shop

Running about an hour behind today. Could just skip my morning writing time, but since everyone else here is running behind to, gonna shove the whole day back an hour. (I love not needing to live life on society's time.)

4 days ago
jessmahler shared a status by eleanorkonik@scholar.social
Eleanor Konik
eleanorkonik@scholar.social

Could anyone (biologists, veterinarians, or hunters?) answer...

If a large reptile is killed, then hauled 2-5 miles by foot, then butchered, is it plausible to collect any amount of the blood from the corpse or would it have coagulated during transit?

There is concern about contamination from desert sand & sunlight. Would it be better to slaughter immediately or wait until arrival at the destination? There will be no waste in the butchering, only a sled is available for hauling.

#amwriting

4 days ago
jessmahler shared a status by viciousviscosity@cybre.space
Valerie💫
viciousviscosity@cybre.space

If you had your choice of occupation, not because you *had* to, but what would you WANT do to? What would be the thing you could do regularly that would make you happy?

4 days ago
jessmahler shared a status by chillgamesh@sunbeam.city
Sexuality labels

@aredridel @jessmahler yeah. the way straight people (and especially Straight People™) talk about their attractions and relationships is distinct from the way queer folks do, while there seems to be a lot more in common between how say, a lesbian, a gay guy, and a nonbinary person would talk about their respective orientations and relationships.

a huge part of this is definitely the unpacking of compulsory heterosexuality, internalized misogyny, etc etc, that queer folks go through in order to understand themselves and their identities, but since we have a loooooong way to go on breaking down those things on a societal scale, I think it's worth more to highlight the diversity in the queer community! liberation for all not assimilation for the "good ones".

also worth noting that we should be careful not to equate lesbians to men and gay guys to women cause that's super uncool and plays into all kinds of homophobic stereotypes

4 days ago
jessmahler shared a status by aredridel
Aria at the keyboard
aredridel@wandering.shop
Sexuality labels

RT @aredridel @jessmahler While I think this tends to make an accurate taxonomy, I prefer the other labels, because unlike, say, 'androphilic', they form communities. There's lesbian community, there's gay men's community, there's a big pile of bi community. But there's not a lot of community around, say, 'androphilia'.

4 days ago
jessmahler shared a status by frameacloud@dragon.style
Orion Scribner (they)
frameacloud@dragon.style
Sexuality labels

@jessmahler

You can find a collection of labels, some of which have been proposed to solve this problem, at this article: nonbinary.wiki/wiki/Romantic_a

4 days ago
jessmahler shared a status by stackingstones@todon.nl
Autistic Liberation :autism:
stackingstones@todon.nl
f-word, queer history

(shout) we're in the middle of something else, but for later:

that word definitely got reclaimed under act-up and queer nation, so saying "it's too soon to reclaim that" is like "...sure, but it also already happened". i'll get some links in a bit.

that doesn't excuse the *present* climate, both because queer is in more common usage (although i assure you that there are gay men and non-binary folks who use that word in a positive, recliamed sense) and because of the *chan boards' usage and all that crap. so, fair enough, especially viz. the latter, we get that.

4 days ago