every time I hear about someone getting retaliated against for union organizing, I look into it and discover that they are trans. Usually a trans woman, specifically. Good way to make a girl feel paranoid.

pitch: it's github, but PRs and issues come with sliding scale fees, because open source maintainers need to eat

@shoofle Most of these pianos have negative value at this point: the price of moving, tuning, and probably repairing them exceeds the actual value of the object.

@matthewseiji Ah, I didn't know about Satie, I'm gonna cue up some of his stuff. Do you have any favorites of Mozart and Scarlatti? I have Mozart's complete sonatas but there are so many that it's overwhelming

Do I know anybody who plays piano or listens to solo classical piano stuff? I'd love to have recommendations for pieces to learn. I mostly tend to just stick to Chopin, Bach and a few early-modernists and would love to branch out more.

js-chan really tries her best to do what you ask her to do, even if it doesn't make any sense

@welshpixie yeah you can absolutely be a they/them (or he/him) lesbian because it's not a taxonomy, it's a culture & tradition

@atonal440 And they've been doing it for decades, it's pretty incredible

@starkatt that's interesting, my own feelings about aurora light place it closer to starlight

when your heart shines brightly, what kind of light does it give off?

I've honestly started using this as a way to loosely categorize my queer friends in my head. Just like, what kind of wonder & magic does your best self evoke? For me it's definitely sunlight but my gfs are more moonlight and starlight.

(remember kids, categories are the primary way brains make sense of chaos but we should be careful to not let the map and the terrain trade places)

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when your heart shines brightly, what kind of light does it give off?

quarantine finally got to us and the girlfriends and I have started playing ffiv

the state can't provide safety, because the state is inherently violent 

@showerpickles Feel like as long as people want a state-provided phone number to call when things are bad (“customer service for white people” is a way I’ve seen police described) it will never really be abolition.

This thread from @showerpickles explains some of her work in the neighborhood I live in (back before I lived here). The work that she and others did organizing against police is one of the main reasons why this neighborhood was attractive to me and my husband when we were looking to move. We were upset when we moved here and discovered that the leftist organizers had been essentially strong-armed out of the neighborhood.


@minx extremely tired of people who have always felt safe & comfortable taking up space in the commons designing "revolutionary "stuff that only works for people who also feel that way

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