I saw Marz's (@hillbillyoracle) re-#introduction post and thought that was smart, so here's mine!
I'm Alexandria, 26, trans woman (she/her), hella gay, really into Germanic languages (fluent in English & German, conversational in Norwegian, can read Old Norse), living that CPTSD life.
I do a little tarot, work with a deity sometimes whose name I don't know, and I've recently been interested in herbalism.
The purpose of putting pronouns in your bio is that most trans people must do this to avoid misgendering, and if only trans people have their pronouns on display it makes it really easy to single us out whether we want to be open about it or not, which leads to harassment.
If you're cis, put your pronouns in your bio. It helps trans people stay safe online.
Not "cis man/woman" or "male/female" or "mr/ms/mrs". The pronouns. Type out the pronouns. Whatever else you add is fine, but please just take 3 seconds, type the pronouns, hit save.
If you don't, trans people have no way of knowing whether you're a safe cis person or not, and I will generally assume you are not since you haven't put forth the minimal possible effort to help protect us.
Mastadon has been so helpful with my plants - I have a question about my dog.
He barks at everything. Other dogs. Every person. And not like a friendly oh I'm excited bark but a fuck off bark. We've been trying to teach him to not bark for years with little success and it suuuuucks for my stress level.
Any advice? He's too scared of a clicker to train with that. I tried for weeeeeks.
This is your friendly reminder that not only did trans men, trans women, and nonbinary people exist and make contributions all the way back to ancient Sumer and recorded civilization -- but we also often had honored roles in temples and had poetry written about us.
Our modern world has forgotten a lot. Let's remember.
venting, medical (-) Show more
I just want to debunk some completely unasked for "wisdom" someone just tried to give me.
Strong people aren't strong because they hold their emotions in until they become a flood. Strong people manage their emotions. They feel and manage as they go.
Someone just said that oh I should know what's it's like to be a strong (person), if you let go it just all comes out. And like FUCK THAT NOISE. I'm strong cause I've been caring for myself, meditating, feeling.
Day 5 of the Gender Census and things are good! It always slows down after the rush of the first few days.
We’re at 6,300 responses, and still climbing. :)
If you’ve got followers whose genders are binary-rejecting, please consider spreading the word!
personal, food Show more
Marz is so upset that the Gordon Ramsay recipe for mayo they found didn't work in the food processor but is working by hand. I can tell they're very excited about the mayo they're making but they're very mad about the food processor not doing it right lol
It's become common to abbreviate "nonbinary" as "enby." TIL that German-speaking #nonbinary (Nichtbinär) people abbreviate it as "Nibi." That's adorable!
tech support, misgendering, vent (-) Show more
I appreciate that my experiences with Microsoft tech support have been pretty short and efficient, but when you call me "sir" and I correct you to "ma'am," don't keep calling me "sir" like holy shit
For anyone following along with my Validation Day Tarot Challenge, I wrote down some thoughts on how I create rituals.
Could be interesting for other folks too. It's really bare bones, it's really just an overview of what I find important in rituals.
work stuff (-), venting Show more
Researchers are worthless and I hate them. I just got another email asking me "how [to] download that 7zip" and I'm sorely tempted to send a LMGTFY link because holy fucking shit do you not have a brain. How can I trust any of you to produce any sort of worthwhile research if I can't trust you to read my emails, let alone google anything?
work stuff (-), venting Show more
It's disrespectful and we communicate up front that we have a 3-week turnaround and priority of each task is assessed based on complexity and what else is in the queue, and our queue has been fucking jam-packed since November. So you can go straight to hell.
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I'm not a fan of coming in to work to a bunch of emails from people who 1) don't read what I send them 2) don't check their email 3) think I'm their personal data worker.
We clearly lay all this shit out for y'all so there won't be miscommunications and frustrations about this later. Fucking listen when we tell you shit and you'll be a lot happier. If we tell you there's a 3-week turnaround, don't email me after a week asking to make sure I'm working on your shit.
Took @petrosophia to a paint your own ceramics shop on Sunday. We had such a nice time I forgot to take pictures. But we just got the mugs back and they look so good. Guess who's is who's lol.
misidentified barn owl
26, asexual, trans, very gay
gay for @hillbillyoracle
M.A. in Germanic Studies