If anyone is ever feeling suicidal please dm me. I'm not a certified anything, but I've been close to suicide.
I am always here to be a nonjudgmental listening ear. I may not be able to respond right away because I have a job and other adult obligations, but I will always respond eventually.
I can't convince you to live. I can try, but ultimately that's on you.
What I can do is be your moral support cheerleader here on the Fediverse.
So I'm here.
And you will never bother me.
Decided to make another account for my everyday general tomfoolery: @mara_cav
I'll still be active here with writing and whatnot, but I'll be my unfiltered self there.
I wish everybody knew about https://outline.com
when "hey you should read article! [link]" leads you to some hideous monstrosity of popups, autoplaying videos, and begging for/demanding money to read the damn text, you can instead:
1. copy the URL
2. paste it into the outline.com box
3. enjoy reading the actual text
4. (optional) say "not today, Satan"
sometimes it doesn't work, for some mysterious, unexplained reason. outline.com sometimes chokes on NYT articles, for example, but other times if I close the tab it's in, open an new tab, and try pasting the url again, it works, so.
anyway yeah! spread the news!
Need to get back into writing daily. I did 1000 words daily, no excuses, for a month earlier this year. Proud of myself for that, but that was pretty damn intense. Think I'll start back with 500 words daily for now. That seems manageable.
Also debating on creating a 4TheWords account to help with consistent daily writing, but I'm leaning more towards no. I have a Scribophile that I haven't touched in a bit so I might just direct some energy toward that instead.
As a programmer it's been really hard to wean myself off of thinking in terms of global solutions. This, in comparison to building local or community technology.
Thinking this way can make things harder (now your tech needs need to scale to the world) and not useful (different people in different places have different needs).
This kind of blew my mind: like, you can just go and build a piece of tech and only give it to your friends & the immediate people it's helpful for. You don't *need* to design for The World. I think this kind of thinking is really important for breaking away from capitalistic modes of thinking.
Small Loves is now accepting nanofiction submissions under 500 characters (think two tweets) to sprinkle between the larger works!
Just had a customer brutally berate me over the phone. It wouldn't have bothered me too much typically, but they talked to me exactly the way my parents did when I was living and growing up with them. I really hate being treated like I'm a piece of shit, 'cause I already think I am half the time and I've spent the past four years trying to convince myself I'm not.
Silver lining is that I remained pleasant and neutral on the phone and didn't break down until they hung up on me.
Alright, I've given in and bought a fountain pen and also a nice notebook.
I love the ink and retro feel of a fountain pen, but I really don't like how scratchy it feels when I write. I do write with quite a bit of pressure, so it's not entirely the pen but it still irks me. Right now I still prefer the way pencil and felt-tip pen feels on paper even if it's not as fun.
Regardless, so begins my pen journey.
Writer | 20 | Trying to figure it out
I draw a lot of my inspiration from music and the incessant heckler in my head.
I monologue a lot.
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