Here for a stream of neat things and cool people. Comp Sci & Electrical Engineering student with a vague focus on embedded systems. Voracious reader, briefly a copy-editor. English & so-so Spanish. An Adult Human. Prioritizing anonymity over pronoun preference, sorry.
This has turned into mostly a stream of random commentary and music posts, somehow. Feel free to interact.
follow/follower/unfollow policy v.1
If I follow you, I saw a neat thing or we had a cool interaction that may or may not have been on here. If my following you or interacting with your posts is unwanted, please let me know.
I don't really care who follows me. If you notice me interacting with someone sketchy, please let me know! I may be judging them off of a single innocuous toot.
If I unfollow you unexpectedly, it may be for content or frequency. I curate my feed carefully.
mute/block/report policy v.1
If I mute or block you, we've had a bad interaction. If not, it's likely due to frequency of posting and unwanted content.
I generally don't believe in muting/blocking (for myself! use as needed), but I don't need my timeline clogged with 100 identical memes or NSFW posts at a time.
I report unmarked NSFW and NSFW avatars. I don't care what you do (and may be enjoying it!) but I need a screen I can look at in a lecture hall. Also, don't be a nazi.
Avatar & Header courtesy @eight ❤️
I don't know. Something about some of their samples is always just uncomfortably organic. Like, what's happening here?
It's been a long and contentious process, but I've finally got my wife to start flinging things at my head from across the room instead of making me walk all the way over.
I'd appreciate if she made a distinction between flingable objects and expensive delicates, but progress! Nuance will take a bit longer.
Accidentally gave a honeybee a shower while watering the garden.
Let her crawl onto my hand to get off of the wet pepper plant, and she sat on my pinkie for like 5 minutes squeeqee-ing all the water out of her fuzz.
She started trying to crawl up my shirt sleeve, so I stuck my elbow up in the air so she'd have launch platform to buzz away from.
Snap peas are flowering! Woo!
@emsenn (Alternatively, he assumes you're blind to any sort of passing privilege, and that this invalidates your commentary.)
Either would be enough for him to break off with minimal further reflection, if he viewed it as deliberate misrepresentation.
Otherwise it seems like a piece he'd appreciate.
2) I read the piece the way I believe it was intended, as commentary from a more-or-less neutral perspective. I'm aware you don't identify as white, regardless of how you might pass. I don't really think it changes the context of the piece either way. OP might have read more into it, as a piece of self-aware commentary from a white ally. The revelation that you don't identify that way might have made it seem like empty appropriation of a perspective that isn't yours.
1) from what I've seen, OP tends to disengage on a hair trigger. He'll hold to positions and defend them at length, but he has a stated preference for avoiding any sort of bad faith discussions and strongly dislikes having to play the role of educator. Which, fair enough. It's not his responsibility, and I usually agree with his positions and conduct. I'd judge his brusqueness here uncalled for, but it's in character. Pursuing an explanation would likely upset him
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