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ever had that happen to you? people eyeball me hard when I get on, then realize they're doing it and look away. but when the doors close, in that beat everyone knows so well, their gaze is drawn back to me to see if I say "Fahrausweise bitte!"

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and on the pedestal these words appeared: "Hi, I'm Clippy, your monument assistant. It appears that you are looking upon my works. Would you like help despairing?"

I know that I'm feeling confident in myself from people's apprehensive looks when I board the Berlin U-Bahn, because in my self-assured upright stance I am frequently mistaken for a fare inspector

I prefer to pull the velvet curtains of my spaceship while the people that I care for file in after late shifts with food smells and a few wounds that get tended to wrapped around the humming of the engines in the basement

--dislotec/bmc

tfw i think back on my failed relationships and then consider having another

every time I start to feel better my newfound extra energy flows to feed my deep abiding hatred for stupid political takes on social media

Hi, I'm looking for information and even more so experiences of transitioning while being nonbinary in Germany. If possible specific to NRW.

So far I've been 50/50 on this and my biggest fear is rejection from authorities based on my identity as a nonbinary person.

i hard-deleted my FB account (and also my alt) over 6 months ago, and i warned folks for over a year before that. but people are still super surprised -- "I couldn't find you! how weird! anyway here's this incredibly important news"

Remember Clearview AI, the firm with the huge database of face photos scraped from social media & shared with law enforcement w/out consent?

In this podcast interview, @kashhill explains her journey to expose the company & what it could mean for society. nytimes.com/2020/02/10/podcast

Smash Mouth, working as mob enforcers: nice place you got here. be a real shame if someBODY

Here are some candy hearts written by the neural net GPT-2. It's one of the most powerful text-generating neural nets out there, but I don't think it really knows what is expected of a candy heart.
aiweirdness.com/post/190825122

im at a point where simply typing 'd' into my address bar autocompletes to "RealClearPolitics – 2020 – Latest 2020 Democratic Presidential Primary Polls"

I wish to be accomplished

in every thinkable sense of the phrase

and when I say I don't even know, I fucking mean that I have no... I can't... I DO NOT EEVEN KNOW

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