Jess Mahler
jessmahler@wandering.shop

A bit of meat, a lot of veg - the flexitarian diet to feed 10bn
bbc.com/news/health-46865204

Interesting idea.

9 hours ago
Jess Mahler
jessmahler@wandering.shop

Morning all.

Making challah today for the first time in probably years or more.
I thought I was being foolish, pushing myself to try baking when I'm this close to burnout. But having simple, straight forward recipe meant it wasn't a load on executive function, and there was something soothing in watching the dough come together an kneading it between my hands.

No idea how the challah will turn out, but as stim, 10/10 will do again.

12 hours ago
jessmahler shared a status by hafnia
the chemyst
hafnia@wandering.shop

RT @hafnia I keep seeing a lot of apologies for not being interesting or funny or positive, and I just wanna say:

You are a person, not a brand. You do not need to be consistently anything but yourself. If you need to take a break, that's OK. We're all people, we'll understand.

1 day ago
jessmahler shared a status by some_qualia@guillotines.masto.host
MK ⛄
some_qualia@guillotines.masto.host

Super legit agent (I can vouch for her) looking for a Black artist for a series of picture books. No experience required. Contact info in her Twitter bio! Photo text behind link.

twitter.com/lzats/status/10859

Attn: @Curator !

1 day ago
jessmahler shared a status by vicorva@tootplanet.space
Victoria Corva 🌙
vicorva@tootplanet.space

Writers looking at crowdfunding, I have now closed the survey and written up the results!

It's a bit messy and there are things I would have done differently, but I think the results are still useful.

victoriacorva.xyz/2019/01/17/c

Also, if you plan on crowdfunding your novel, feel free to message me if you want to talk it through!

1 day ago
Jess Mahler
jessmahler@wandering.shop

Misread headline as "How to Use and Detect DDoS Attacks Using Los Angeles (Log Analysis)"

Yeah. I'm not okay today.

1 day ago
Jess Mahler
jessmahler@wandering.shop
Social awkwardness, racism adjacent

Gah!

Went out to do laundry today and followed my usual practice of politely ignoring everyone else there because as far as I can tell that's what you do in public aside from the occasional empty polite 'excuse me' or 'thank you.'

Shortly after a get there a man--only black man in the place--asks me something about my detergent, and we have a short conversation.

Conversation ends, and I don't know how to act now. Should I go back to politely ignoring him?

1 day ago
Jess Mahler
jessmahler@wandering.shop

LB:

For some time now I've been thinking that 'nice' is a four letter word for a reason. And mostly because of stuff like this. Too many people equate nice with good or decent or respectful or treating you like a fucking human being. Some of the most horrible people I've known have been 'nice'.

" Black friends have often told me that they prefer open hostility to niceness. "

Nails it. Absolutely.

1 day ago
jessmahler shared a status by Mwenyi@playvicious.social
Mwenyi - in a spiritual mood
Mwenyi@playvicious.social

White people assume niceness is the answer to racial inequality. It's not.

theguardian.com/commentisfree/

perhaps they can understand better when the message comes from their own people.

1 day ago
Jess Mahler
jessmahler@wandering.shop

I'm trying to decide what to do about .

In theory I could still get it out in time, and shiva is over tonight.

But I feel like working on it would probably not be good for my mental health right now--I'm not ready for it and don't know when I will be.

But I've already pushed back the original publication date by over a year. I finally committed on a date in mid February. I don't want to push it back again right after committing to a date.

So I don't know what to do

1 day ago
jessmahler shared a status by TheLizardQueen@laserdisc.party
Queen of Lizards
TheLizardQueen@laserdisc.party

@extinctsnakes
Grats! Coming up 5 years here.
It totally worked for me.

Also open to vape related questions if anyone has them.

1 day ago
jessmahler shared a status by extinctsnakes@mastodon.social
global wyrmling
extinctsnakes@mastodon.social

im -not- an expert but it really helped me so if anyone who smokes cigarettes is thinking about vaping, i am not a vape douchebro and would be happy to answer questions. vape culture is useless and confusing as hell. if yr thinking about it i can def help. boosts ok and other vapers if you wanna get in on this hmu. nicotine is useful and no shame at all. if interested send me a message. cigs suck. its so nice to be done w em 9 months!!. ok yep yay have a cool day

1 day ago