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Oh, we should actually update our profile and pin something better, but for now...

If it wasn't clear from what we toot, we are recently discovered plural
On top of that, came the dawning realisation that when forced to recognise the others within, that we were not male. In fact the fronting construct personality, was just playing the male role for protection of the group
So, we are currently lacking in spoons because of dysmorphia that once it came on, became relentless.


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Something by the way of a refreshed

Before this instance there was and before that

If you have come across those and see me here, you may or may not notice subtle changes.

I shared this with my OH 2 days ago.

It is not *exactly* me, but closer than I can articulate at the moment. Good enough.

My tribe is dysfunctional at the moment and in need of remediation.


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I need to step aside and let them breath.

So I may not be the person familiar when I post.

I could make alternative accounts, but that's fracturing us when we need to come together. Indeed it is something to an extent, reflecting, I have done in the past.

Because you have interacted with me before, you *do not* need to in the future. We have no expectation. Mute, unfollow, etc... There are tools. Use them.

We desire to cause no discomfort, but this is *new* to us.


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Equally, please continue if you like.

My language might change, be inconsistent and fluid. So do *not* stress or be precious about it in turn. No offence will be taken.

I need to write this all better, in a blog, not toots. But I feel an explanation is in order of sorts, here and elsewhere.

I used to describe myself as an anarchic socialist at heart. My tribe requires that of me now, or at least something better.

Maybe all of these decades we can find some semblance of lasting peace.

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Ageing hacker, remembers war dialling. Into wandering the hills, bodyweight fitness, yoga, meditation & heavy metal.

Upped and moved to North Scotland. Here to climb trees, swim in lochs and wander the mountains.

Twice broken by modern life. NDE by self direction, only here because of the actions of a soul mate.

Rebuilt the first time and discovered spirituality, meditation and chaos magic.

Rebuild 2 currently ongoing. Delving into animism and shamanic practice.

@KitRedgrave imagine what we could do if we could honestly consider bees and trees 'co-hackers'

poll for Black people, boost ++ 

Poll meant at Black fedi users (newcomers and elders).

Would you be interested in joining a Black-only Masto instance* where older Fedi users could volunteer to give ✌🏾 trainings✌🏾 about online antiblack behavior, how to detect avoid/defend from them, sharing experiences + more general admin/moderation advice for people who would like to run Black/Indigenous instances?

*The instance would be completely defederated from the whole Fediverse, at least for the first weeks/months of its existence.

Not the best day for pictures. Weather was less than compliant.

One mountain hare was happy to pose though πŸ˜€

We had a fairly relaxed route, off the beaten tracks, but still had to break out our axe for one descending section.

Certain kit, becomes a part of you. There are better axes, possibly more suitable for what we do. But this one is *ours*, and it's quirks and foibles are moulded into our muscle memory now 😝
We'd be lost without it...

Funny how you get to a ripe old age, and yet still there are things you stumble across, wondering "How the hell did we miss that?!?!?!?"

Well, given we have a wide ranging taste in music, but a real affinity for heavy stuff, it is only **today** that we registered that Tool exist. 🀦

Was listening to Brass Against*, and looked up Lateralus, which they had covered.

Damn, Tool have recorded some fine material over the years. 🀘

*They have some good takes on Tool, RATM and the like.

Just wow.

Knew they were planning an attempt, but K2 in winter, that's some proper skills.
(No surprise that it's Sherpas though πŸ˜ƒ)

Nimsdai Purja among Sherpa team to complete first winter ascent of K2

Possible road accident, ambulance. 

🀞 That the air ambulance we had to divert around on the way back, was a precautionary thing. Dodgy bit of road it was sat beside.
It's a spot that accumulates snow/ice on an incline and several bends.
It's a fast bit of road on the approach, and locals know what it's like, but it could easily catch delivery drivers or similar out.
Police had blocked the road so it could land safely in the field.

Some pictures from this morning's wanderings.

Icy, but bright.
Found an abandoned little fellow in the snow, so sat him on a fence post in hope some child will return for him later.

A fun thread!


send me the worst gender selection forms you've seen, I'll start


I posted a comic with a good witch, here's one with a wicked witch 😈 I made this one in 2019 when I was briefly into drawing swords for some reason. This comic is about anger. I think anger is an interesting emotion.
There's a typo on the last page and probably more I didn't see πŸ˜‘.

#comics #mastoart

"Are you at least 18 years old?
Do you identify along the asexual spectrum?
Do you reside in USA, UK or Canada?

If you answered yes to all of these, you are eligible to participate in a new study on families and relationships among asexual people.

Volunteers will take a 15min survey from which about 30 participants will be selected for 2h interviews."

Survey link

Questions direct to

#asexuality #acesurvey #asexual #ace #demisexual #greysexual

Drug use mention 

Someone got the wrong end of the stick and tried injecting mushroom tea, rather than ingesting. It did not go well...
Got a fungal infection internally πŸ„

Just knew would not let us down...

One of the comments in response to this story:

"It sounds like the culture grew really fast in two days. Has anybody tried a human blood agar?"

πŸ‘ πŸ‘ πŸ‘ πŸ‘

(Our expectation is that they **have** and may well have written a TEK for it 😝 )

To be clear, that does not mean that we should tolerate facism, racism, discrimination or anything else on Fedi.
But we can fight it (and admins have done so rather efficiently so far) by staying true to what I hope are our values.
I agree (and recent history has shown it) that we're still not there for many communities.
But I believe we can be respectful human beings and create a safe place for everyone at the same time.
I hope that harassing people out has no longer a place here.

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