#Intropost Never actually did one of these.
I’m Willow, I’m transfemme and live in Leicester, which is a shithole, doing a PhD in Genetic Epidemiology, which is a complicated way of saying I study medicine without being an MD. I Code, game and run when not working.
Also sort of a practicing witch; among other stuff I read runes well and tarot badly.
Also I’m autistic spectrum and have personality/identity disorders. I’ll elaborate one day, but for now just don’t encourage Nef when she’s out.
@BarkingPoints Adjacent Note and Fun Fact: The guy who scored that "You Wouldn't Steal A Car" anti-piracy ad was never paid royalties for their work.
Hello! I am opening up for cross-stitch, knitting, and crochet commissions. I'm currently between jobs and working to get a new one, but until then, the extra cash flow would be helpful.
And honestly? I just love crafting. I just want to make things for y'all!
We support you, comrade goose!
(By Kendra Wells, orig: https://thenib.com/goose-game-what-s-next )
Is it just me or is Fedi just one big dunk on anyone who isn't physically or mentally capable of being an activist and doesn't have access to materials, makespaces and a background in a craft to be deemed acceptable in that regard, or alternativly be somewhere with a big queer scene so you can tick all the boxes here of being the right kind of person, even if it's because you'd ge your head smashed in in the shitty farming town you're stuck in?
Feel kind of pointless here to be honest.
Really wish people would learn just becuase you knew me before you can't use deadnames and old pronouns whenever you feel. It's a real issue with being at one University for years & being stuck with only immediate family as social contact, and even then only the ones who still acknowledge me.
Want to change name again just to spite them all and get just a little bit of agency; I was hated by everyone before and coming out's make me worse than that somehow. I wish I'd never existed.
Parents last night insisted on me being absolutely silent because they wanted a massive lie-in today, to the point of asking I don’t order anything off amazon in case it comes early.
Fair enough, gives me a chance to stay up, mentally unpack stuff and take a sleeping agent to catch up.
But nope, they were up and blasting fucking Showaddywaddy through the house at 11am.
And I’m a damn zombie because of the meds, ugh.
The most poisonous thing the corporate masterminds did was poison the boomers against Each Other, by stoking Everyone's worst traits.
When you teach a whole generation that caring about the well-being of others is unimportant compared to Self-interest, it only serves Lucifer.
They can't understand a world where they and all their friends grew up Disadvantaged, different, poor, and treated as perpetual Children, they grew up in a world where a bunch of their uncles died in the war, then their Friends and classmates died in Another war, and then their Gay friends died of AIDS. If they had any.
What are we left with? Who is this generation now? Miserly, declining, selfish, conservative fools, sold on the idea that everyone can make it if they just try hard enough.
They forgot about all the people in their lives who Didn't make it.
Well between the crrushing depression, impostor syndrome, constant suicidal thoughts and realisation that existence is pointless and all the reward for putting up with the constant suffering and misery is nothingness, yesterday was certainly a day.
Really hope it's hit rock bottom now, or failing that at least a local minima.
Aaand another roadblock with the code, which I *have* to do this week, and they know it's when the only person familiar with this is on annual leave for three weeks.
I'm sick of this PhD; every day I'm being told I'm not good enough, the cohort blank me so I'm utterly isolated, and I struggle to make any progress and I feel uttery stupid for it.
But without a PhD I've got no hope of a future considering my age, disablility and lack of work experience.
Can't cope much more.
Supposedly an adult
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