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It's probably about time for an , isn't it?

So, hi, I'm Alexis. At my day job, I'm a fullstack engineer for a company you've heard of. If that interests you, it shouldn't, and I won't, and that's really best.

When I'm doing what I choose to, I'm an sf/weirdtales writer, a wildlife photographer, and a doer of helpful stuff for people.

I've never said this out loud before: I'm intersex and genderqueer. I don't know how I feel about saying it now, but I guess I know how to find out.

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: Voortrekker (cosmic.voyage/ships/Voortrekke), a gay as hell solarpunk space opera love story that updates every Wednesday and Sunday.

Voortrekker is part of , a semicollaborative sf ‘verse invented by @tomasino, open to all, and currently the playground of over a dozen writers including myself. Lots of good there; come and see!

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Why CW eye contact? 

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a thing i see people doing sometimes is stereotyping bigots as ugly, unintelligent, etc, and there are two reasons i think we should avoid doing that

1. it splash damages onto people who also fall into those categories. saying ‘haha, person X is racist, they probably have a tiny dick’ only works if you’re implying that having a tiny dick is bad, and that’s body-shaming even if you’re being Woke about it
2. it sets up the contrapositive: if bigoted people are ugly and unintelligent, then smart or attractive people can’t be bigoted. and that’s obviously false and a dangerous thing to believe.
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@interneteh my personal fav is that american exceptionalism was a joke term made up by russians until right wing americans decided that actually yes america exceptional

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Patreon Continuing To Kick Sex Workers And Artists Off Their Platform 

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the coddling of white parents vs the demonizing of black parents 

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if readers could learn to pronounce "daenerys targaryen" y'all mfers can learn how to say "xipil" and "itztli". you know how to make "lembas" bread? cool, you've been drinking a variant of "xocoatl" most of your life, shouldnt be hard to figure it out.

and thats that on that.

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The year is 5019. Humans, as we know them, are long gone. The Earth is inhabited chiefly by advanced, sapient machines.

For legacy reasons, everyone's name starts with "Mozilla/5.0 (compatible;".
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Again, cops are so violent against Black and Brown bodies because it makes white people feel safe.

It's not magic. We just live in a country where most policy is decided, literally, by the amount of melanin in your skin.

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On "allies" 

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i use a lot of nahuatl in it. the names are nahua, i've retconned some Spanish influence on the language so some foods and such remain nahua... and honestly, i'm enjoying it.

a lot of writers using non-european backdrops for their stories bend over backwards to over explain pronunciations or foods like.. MF Lewis Carrol didn't tell me what "treacle" is. It took us four books before we learned to pronounce "Hermione". Dont even get me started on GoT.

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communicating effectively is much much much more of the software engineering job than any code business. learn how to articulate your thoughts and your world is your oyster. it'll make you a better programmer, too.

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masto instance for the tildeverse