Pinned toot

Oh yeah I've been posting over on PixelFed but forgot here... I'm doing prompts on postcards!

Do you want a piece of ? Comment on the one you like best, and I'll DM you for your address to send it along! Each piece will be available for a week before I choose a random name from my contacts to send it to.

Also available on Instagram :

I'll post here going forward, too. ^_^

Pinned toot
Pinned toot

Beans, beans, the musical beans
The more you beans, the more you beans
And the more you beans, the better you beans
So let's beans beans with every beans!

Pinned toot

If anyone is interested in digital access, I am happy to trade login info with you! I have at and to offer...

(it does reveal email address for hold notifications, but I'm ok with that if you are)

Pinned toot

reintro post
hi, i'm vee i am 31 and live in england. i am queer and non binary but don't feel comfortable being called enby or trans masc. i have a partner who has a very good cat that i'm gonna live with when the world is less on fire. i will likely talk about knitting whilst fat and low income (on disability benefits and don't work), little bit of tarot and just day to day life chat.

used to be cruelintestines on 4eva and gfsw.

@raye I've been enjoying Carin's boosts of your saffron-growing and realized I could just follow you directly.... :moomin_flower2: :moomin_yay:

just try to notice people's characteristics differently, then notice *how you perceive people differently* as a result.

if you are having difficulty with taking the gender binary out of your perception β€” struggling with perceiving your nonbinary friends as women or men, on a level below your conscience, for instance β€” this is an exercise that can help.

you have the power and the right to reinterpret your world. this is a simple way to do it: observably, there is height. observably, there is length.

that much is indisputable, even obvious. that means it is a kind of leverage, stable footing from which you can shift your unexamined biases and habits of perception.

women's sizes and men's sizes for the same garment conspire to create the idea that women and men are incomparable in size, as if the differences in size between women were some totally different kind of thing from differences in size between men.

likewise, we talk as if what is "short hair" for women is "long hair" for men... as if we don't all have hair that can be measured the same way with the same tools. and a woman and a man can be the exact same height, yet the woman is "tall" while the man is "short."

what all this nonsense serves to shore up is *the idea that it is obvious to divide people into women and men;* that men and women are clearly and starkly different; that there can be no ambiguity, no grounds for direct comparison between women's and men's objective characteristics.

but there is a single metric, height, which can be used to measure people; there is a single metric, length, by which hair may be measured. everyone's circumferences submit to the measuring tape.

uspol, election (++) 

In the midst of the trash fire that is the US election season, there is one bright spot in our local Superior Court Judge options. I can choose a lesbian Latina woman or a gay Jewish man. Both have 20+ years of experience in the court system, and are said to be nearly equal in "progressiveness."

Despite all the other flaming turds in this hellbasket of a county, I'm glad to live somewhere that these two can have long and distinguished careers while being their whole selves.

"And remember, if they don't find ya handsome, they at least find ya handy."

school frustration, alcohol 

It's also fucking 10pm on a Friday night and I'm only just now closing up my laptop. (I usually stop screens around 9 so I can sleep.)

Fuck this. I need a fucking drink.

Show thread

school frustration 

ugh supposed to submit a proposal tomorrow, but we don't have any specifics about what we're supposed to be proposing? "Present stats and quotes from city General Plans about sustainability then talk about potential regulatory gaps."

Which comes down to : "There's no enforcement or penalties for not meeting targets so it's all just a waste of paper/electrons."

This is only a damn 2 credit class; I feel like I've done at least 3 credits of work on this one assignment. :yell2:

This shouldn't even be a radical opinion, this shouldn't be a fringe ideology, it's remarkably simple and uncontroversial, but because of the context of our world, because of the stigmas built up so carefully by centuries of capitalism and imperialism, this seemingly simple tenant is widely vilified. People are afraid of socialism, communism, anarchism and so on because they've been conditioned their whole lives into believing that cynical belief in the individual above all. Opportunity means nothing at all in a world where nobody starts of on a level playing field.

Show thread

A life with dignity ought to be guaranteed. Certain basic respects are owed to all people regardless of background, conditions, gender, nationality, ethnicity, or any other status. Necessities, basic ones, like food, clean water & air, rest, and shelter are simply not guaranteed under capitalism, and neither are many other human rights which are so flippantly ignored whenever it suits the ruling class' interests.

Note: Because of they/them being usable for anyone and everyone, it can ALSO be used for someone whose gender you know but don't want to mention, for whatever reason.

Your baby's genitals no one else's business? They/them.

You don't know if your trans friend is out to this person? They/them.

You think personal pronouns should be a private matter and only shared with close family and friends? Tell everyone else you can be referred to as they/them.

Try to remember that some people have a more complicated relationship with pronouns than you do.

Encouraging people in give pronouns in their bio is nice, but try not to be so heavy handed. It's rude to insist.

Instead, consider normalising the use of they/them for anyone who doesn't explicitly state their pronouns.


Show thread

Seeing as it's #InternationalPronounsDay, I'd like to remind you that singular they/them are genderless pronouns by definition. These do not refer exclusively to any nonbinary gender identities, and do not belong to nonbinary people.

They/them can be used for anyone and everyone.

If you don't know what someone's preferred pronouns are, using they/them is always a gramatically correct choice, because these words refer simply to "this one person"

Because of the lack of money I have, I only eat once a day. I am legit starving right now. Stomach pains included.

Venmo: journei-g
Cashapp: $journeigr

:boost_ok: :boost_ok: :boost_ok:

Hey so

My one girlfriend is a young trans girl living in NC. She is facing homelessness in like two weeks-ish, if not sooner. She doesn't have any options for an income because of her depression, there are no options for housing that either of us can find. Her abusive parents are actively violent and hunting her down and the pharmacy just refused to refill her estrogen. She's running out of options and neither of us know what to do.

If you could donate or reboost it would mean so fucking much to us. Even just a little bit, whatever you can manage.

money request 

hey folks, i just logged into my bank account and i'm way more into my overdraft than i expected. i'm meant to be getting a refund from my previous phone operator but they seem to have double charged me which has put me dangerously close to my overdraft limit

i would be super grateful for any money you can spare :blobcatheart:

How to pronounce common file formats.

GIF: yiff
JPG: huh-peeg
DOC: dook
PDF: parfait
TXT: texit
XLS: excellent
HTML: hot meal

threats from parents, I need help (---) 

My parents just threatened to make me homeless while I'm stuck in an expensive lease through July that they insisted I take. I rely on a bipap to breathe at night, and not having access to wall power could kill me. I think I need to ask for financial donations at this point so I can be financially independent from them and cut them out of my life.

My best friends, two trans guys both named Oliver, need help! They’re facing homelessness with their pets as their landlord is planning to evict them. They don’t have anywhere to go as they haven’t been able to find another apartment cheap enough to rent. They’re both disabled and mentally ill and only one of them is able to work.

Please boost and donate if you can. Their PayPal is #mutualaid #transcrowdfund

Show more
Spanner Works

Expats, those who have left their home towns, travelers and freaks are especially welcome.