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The Tiger
By Nael, age 6

The tiger
He destroyed his cage
Yes
YES
The tiger is out

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Transphobia 

"[M]ovements against social progress thrive on irrelevant distractions and minor controversies. If we are arguing about the murky ethics of a tweet, we are not arguing about the clear, unassailable case for trans rights."

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Transphobia 

Did trans activists doxx JK Rowling?
michaelhobbes.substack.com/p/d

Spoiler: Kind of a little bit yes, but not as much as she doxxed them. She has *obliterated* their online presence.

"Today, in other words, played out exactly as it was supposed to."

472 words on Halo of Flies, (82,069 total - starting to sweat now), a fantasy novel about challenging inherited ideas and tradition.

This whole album rules, actually, now that I'm listening to it.

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I've been really enjoying the Pop Culture Boner recently. Alex's latest episode, 'Harry Potter Ruined Modern Cinema', is great. When I found out was going to be a two parter, and the first part was already three hours long, it really irked me, and the episode kind of puts that feeling in context.

popcultureboner.com/episodes/e

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Pandemic/COVID 

Colour me pleasantly surprised; it apparently worked. Genuinely surprised, since the difference between the two is so stark. Perhaps I shouldn't have been; people who examine it never have a problem seeing that it's me.

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🚨 BREAKING: Plaid Cymru and Labour unveil three-year cooperation agreement
🏠 'Radical action' on second homes
🚆 North-South rail links
🍽️ Free school meals for all
🛡️ Mandatory Welsh history in schools

nation.cymru/news/plaid-cymru-

Download the 12 page cooperation agreement.

cdn.nation.cymru/wp-content/up

#Cymru
#Wales
#Cymraeg #DysguCymraeg

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If you're cisgender, 33 (±5), from a working class background, and you support trans rights, reply here:

twitter.com/InigoTinkle/status

(CN: Transphobia, gender-critical flavoured)

Final thought; technology is amazing. People are building brilliant tools, and often, giving them away. There's a bright, wonderful future out there somewhere, (outside tech, too!) filled with lots of possibilities, and it irks me that people settle for the web as it is.

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I don't believe for an instant that I'm the first person to think of this, but where's the best places to find people? What hashtags are they using? What do people think of this idea? I'd love constructive feedback if people have thoughts. If anyone wants to join in on twitter, too, I'm here: twitter.com/HulettSamuel

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I was wondering if there are any users willing and happy to point out resources, software, people, accounts, hashtags or campaigns that they think are relevant. Promote your stuff. I think I'm going to post the same thread as twitter over here, too, to raise awareness of projects, so that people can encourage, support, and join in, etc.

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Every week, I'm going to post a thread over there of alternatives to social media and web services. Encourage people to stop using centralised, for profit services that pay little heed to user , or . (I'm currently thinking of the hashtag ). The as social media alternatives is obvious, as are Signal et al. in place of Whatsapp, etc. I can already think of a few example note-taking alternatives like Obsidian.md and Standard Notes.

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I also want to encourage people to leave twitter, or at least seek out alternatives. It might seem hypocritical or contradictory to join twitter in order to do that, but you're kind of preaching to the choir if you encourage people here. Plus, it's not my primary purpose for rejoining - more of a fringe benefit.

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HOWEVER, I'm a very different person than the last time I used twitter and I have no intention of engaging with it in the same, normative way I have in the past. I want to engage in a hopeful way. I want to actively engage in communication that runs counter to twitter's cynical, reactionary design.

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It feels like a defeat, or a step backwards, (I can't understate how much I hate twitter, and how awful my usage has made me feel in the past), but I worry that I'm giving myself an unnecessary impediment to my writing career by not being active on there. There's also some non-writer career stuff that I'm not going to get into.

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