since a lot of new people are arriving right now, I should say my approach to follow requests. This account is mostly for just hanging out, chatting with friends, but you're welcome to send a request or interact to get to know me! I don't like a whole lot of people following me, and I tend to only follow people I know well & who know me. The best way to get me to approve your follow request is to be already interacting with me a bit! I'll be spooked by just seeing a random request from someone I've never seen before
so historically ninjas were just like, black ops samurai. guys who specialized in surveillance, spying, and assassinations. they'd either wear samurai armor or commoner clothes to blend in and carry out their actions. (there's even evidence of them doing things like sharpening coins into shuriken for assassinations). but after the fact (as in decades--centuries) in japanese theatre in kabuki in particular there were ninja characters who'd appear. what they did was have the ninjas in all black--the uniform of japanese stagehands. the audiences are trained to just completely ignore the stagehands even if they were like actively moving scenery during a scene. so for the ninjas to appear in all black and then start talking, would have been as if they materialized out of thin air and been a very powerful special effect. this continued on into japanese film with the costumes
Since the developer of *Heartbeat* never seem to have apologized for all the transphobia, I feel compelled to remind people that:
(1) itch.io doesn't check the validity of a mail domain, which means you can get an account with an "e-mail" like email@example.com
(2) itch.io lets you rate games without having to buy them.
This thread is literally the funniest thing Graham Lineham has done in decades
That Vice article
@AudreyJune i found "Straight Men are Part of the Trans Community" and what the hell happened here, other than a Vice editor figuring out a way to turn somebody's self-hating, lesbian-erasing bad take into clicks and me hating her also
the only part of this article that makes sense is the solitary sentence
> It's somewhat unsettling to imagine cis men as any part of the trans community because they've played no part in the work we've done for each other and ourselves.
if this had gotten pitched with the title "Straight Men are Part of the Straight Women Community" it probably wouldn't have made it past the first screener 🙄
this is because the TERFs have moved on to calling themselves "materialist-feminists," isn't it. listen... when they say 'materialist' they mean naïve biological-essentialist scientism, and when I say 'materialist' I mean the dialectical science of economic materialism, i.e.: if trans women are "m*n" who are disproportionately pushed into sex work and vulnerable-dependence on financially-stable sexual partners via hiring, firing, pay, and housing discrimination, what the fuck is a 'woman'
“Westerners are fond of the saying ‘Life isn’t fair.’ Then, they end in snide triumphant: ‘So get used to it!’
What a cruel, sadistic notion to revel in! What a terrible, patriarchal response to a child’s budding sense of ethics. Announce to an Iroquois, ‘Life isn’t fair,’ and her response will be: ‘Then make it fair!”
― Barbara Alice Mann, Iroquoian Women : The Gantowisas
hey it's me Julia
autistic | scotland | white | 28 | engaged (to a girl (I'm gay)) | she/her/they/them
(Please don't be flirtatious or sexual with me)
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