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ahh, a clean fresh account that I haven't yet filled with terrible posts. hi, kith.kitchen!

i guess this is a re- so: I'm natrix, 41, she/they/whatever, UK, white, queer, got married to my awesome spouse @morgue@the.monsterpit.net last month, have a 2 yr old, 2 cats and 1 grumpy lizard.

I like cooking & recently got really back into growing herbs and veg! I'm fairly severely disabled & have a fucked up brain so I don't always have a lot of energy for it but I find it really soothing. plants good.

mostly posi but racism mention 

got a taxi home today with the nicest driver ever, he asked (politely) why I was still wearing a mask so I just said I have high-risk family members so I'm being cautious

he said oh ok cool, it's good you're doing that, and I said hey thanks for not being weird about it & he was like "lol i'm Muslim I'm not gonna tell you what to wear on your face, I've got Boris Johnson calling my mum a letterbox" & we agreed that Boris is a festering arsehole so that was nice

food 

especially since he keeps adding more ice. it's got to be about 50/50 milk and water at this point

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food 

Kid is drinking milk with ice cubes in it, and I am encouraging him to do so because it's important to stay cool and hydrated

but it's still kind of cursed

ai-generated art 

this is not a criticism of dall-e, btw! dall-e seems to generally be better at going "oh yeah, I get what you mean" and generating things that... look like specific things. midjourney, you either need to be willing to spend hours generating and re-generating variations of an image to fine-tune it, or be cool with "you give it some ideas and it does what it feels like with them"

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ai-generated art 

also, midjourney is in open beta now! have been trying it out, and what I have mostly discovered is that Midjourney is much better if you want something so incredibly goddamn pretty you'd happily hang it on your wall (I'm not super good at it yet, but both the images below are from midjourney and I like them a lot), and dall-e mini is much better if you want a picture of, say, Boris Johnson in a bin.

ai generated art, brief mention of general 2022-ness 

this is my fursona now (woolsona?)

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ai generated art, brief mention of general 2022-ness 

the planet is on fire, my country's government is in chaos, and I'm probably about to get covid again, but also I can ask a computer to draw me a perfectly spherical sheep and it'll do it, so who's to say if 2022 is good or bad

angry, climate stuff, fascism, unhelpful "activism", not directed at anyone on here 

also yes I already fucking vote

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angry, climate stuff, fascism, unhelpful "activism", not directed at anyone on here 

I would prefer no boosts on this and no responses unless they're "actually here's some things you can do". Please note that I'm not in the US, can't drive, and have no fucking money, but I can pass stuff on to others if there's anything helpful out there.

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angry, climate stuff, fascism, unhelpful "activism", not directed at anyone on here 

I'm permanently fucking terrified at all times! Congrats! You achieved that much!

...and I have no idea what to do about it. I would LOVE to hear about concrete actions I can take. I would love to hear about groups that are working to change things and need more people on board. I am extremely in favour of calls to action, when there is actual action to call people to.

But I'm fucking done with "do something".

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angry, climate stuff, fascism, unhelpful "activism", not directed at anyone on here 

if you want to yell at people for not "doing enough", tell them what needs to be done. tell them what concrete actions YOU are taking to change things! tell them "there is a protest at this place on this day" or "here's an organisation you can join" or "write to X person and ask them to act on Y issue".

anything but "hey, other people who aren't me, this is a wakeup call, do something!"

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angry, climate stuff, fascism, unhelpful "activism", not directed at anyone on here 

making posts yelling at other people to "DO SOMETHING" is not, in fact, Doing Something

it does nothing but maybe make the poster feel a little bit better because hey! They sure told those OTHER people, whose job it is to fix this!

and no, "riot!" or "why aren't you out in the streets!" or "start fucking shit up!" does not count as any sort of useful call to action

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angry, climate stuff, fascism, unhelpful "activism", not directed at anyone on here 

adopting a policy of blocking anyone who posts/retweets stuff that's like "Hey, climate change/the rise of fascism is bad! You should be scared! Why aren't you doing anything! DO SOMETHING DO SOMETHING! If we don't DO SOMETHING it will be too late! You should feel bad about the fact that you're not DOING ANYTHING, because SOMETHING needs to be DONE!"

I'm already terrified. tell me WHAT TO DO or stfu

also I made a tiny zine about it, because my primary coping method for *waves hands* everything right now, seems to be "folding bits of paper into little books and writing shit in them"

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ANYWAY I just realised I didn't post about this yet, but me & Morgue finally went on a very small, very delayed honeymoon

we went to York for one (1) entire night, and ate fancyass desserts and hung out a bit in some little queer bookshops and cafes and stuff

it was incredibly nice to go do some Normal Stuff for a while? we're still being very careful about masks and distancing etc but

yeah

it was super nice

heatwave/weather 

i think we're fairly well prepared? got ice cubes, ice lollies, a folding mattress in case anyone needs to sleep on the floor downstairs, fresh towels for taking cold showers/using as cold compresses

factor 9000 sunscreen to dunk the kid in before nursery every morning

no fans for our room tho due to an unfortunate lack of any money whatsoever, but that can't be helped

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heatwave/weather 

jesus christ i'm stressed about this heatwave

partner has dysautonomia and doesn't cope well with anything over 20 degrees so like. lol

just staring down the next two days like

fuck you too, sun

so I have a lot of conversations which, from my perspective, go like this:

Them: I feel like (mumbling noises)
Me: Sorry, like what?
Them: You know, it's the episode where the chicken gets eaten by the dragon?

alternatively

Them: I'm going to the (incoherent sounds)
Me: Sorry, I didn't catch that, to where?
Them, patiently: It's like a special building with lots of books that you can borrow, if you sign up and get a special card

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Lb: I get that a lot too

and the other thing that frustrates me a lot is when someone says something, I say "what?" or even "sorry, can you repeat that?" and instead of repeating it they start EXPLAINING it

which never makes any sense to me because I don't have any context for what they're explaining because I DIDN'T HEAR THE FIRST THING

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