Long post: Mastodon, newbies, an India server
I'm guessing that all of us newbies who've flooded in looking for a Twitter alternative should, sooner or later, build our own instance on a safe server.
It's a big plus for me that Mastodon's structure doesn't encourage the dangerous vanity of high follower counts/ celeb profiles. Smaller groups, focused on specific interests, with higher levels of trust: I could buy into that future.
psa for other white folks
You know where a lot of the bad stuff hides, even when you feel like you're not "one of those" white folks? It's in your ideas about a) what is and is not a problem, b) who gets to decide what is and is not a problem, c) who gets to decide the "appropriate" way to address or talk about a problem. For starters.
You gotta keep looking there. You'll keep finding stuff. That's good. That's the work. You didn't put it there. It doesn't make you a bad person. But it's your shit, and it's still your job to shovel it out.
If you don't want to do the work because you feel guilty and angry and defensive, then you're (at best) surrendering to the system that put that shit in you. In all of us.
Everybody has a role in dismantling systemic injustice. Everybody has internalized it. Everybody has to fight the wrong-ass shit we've inherited, inside of ourselves and out. White folks have a specific role in that. When you accept that role and start trying to fulfill it, you'll probably stop feeling "attacked" by other people's suffering.
Works for me, anyway.
I must say yeet.social is such a fine instance. No one has been shot by lazers, and the only fatal ninja strike was orchestrated for my amusement. WHAT A WONDERFUL PLACE.
Also, R.I.P. @trickster
The PNW Rocky Sea Penis
I'm torn between giving this a very cool or absolutely ridiculous name
Hello to the community! If you are LGBTQ or otherwise marginalized by virtue of your intersectional standpoint and are in need of HOUSING:
I have some knowledge in how the housing system works in the United States regarding low-income housing, and I can help point you towards local resources. It's not much, and there's no guarantee there are resources available, but oftentimes there are and they're just a little hard to find if you don't know what you're looking for.
Anyway, let me know!
I came to the Fediverse for the escape corporate social media and have stayed for the weird shit.
for the coolest kids only come in, toot away, yeet