say goodbye to using targeted ads as a form of tarot. i know that discussing what computers think of you has become a common icebreaker, so this may be a difficult adjustment. instead, try sharing what you think of computers!
NO: the algorithm thinks i’m a chaser with hormonal acne ha ha
YES: it is cruel that we have forced sand to think. why would we do that
cool fact: the original luddites didn’t oppose technology but rather the bosses using new tech to disenfranchise workers! the bosses then had the luddites murdered in the streets and their arguments were replaced with “tech bad 🤢” to prevent others from carrying on their challenge to industrial authorities
once you have defeated gender you may wear its strictures as you please, not as trappings but as trophies
i love meeting new crows.
they've heard the stories about me, who leaves peanuts and never harms a crow, and so they swoop down to the ground thinking they know the deal. breadlady gives peanuts when she sees you, right?
and then she SEES YOU and you're a tiny black bird only so much larger than this giant's hand, and its eyes are TRACKING YOU, its TEETH are SHOWING. the crow thinks OH MY GOD, AM I GOING TO DIE
so they back off to about thirteen feet and i toss them a peanut
slamming nerds into zero kelvin lockers where they neither freeze nor die but simply halt
what i represent shares in the eternal and approaches the indestructible. even if you kill me, i will recur and recur, for who and what i am lives in the very spirit of our people. nothing is more certain in our nature than the breadth of how we love and fight, and nothing you do can ever destroy that.
@garbados so hey just so you know apparently the _expected_ reaction to being told to grow a pair is not “lungs, kidneys, how soon do you need them, it costs double to cross a border”, so, uh, just an FYI there
All relevant to today: there was a major cost of living crisis in the years leading up to Luddism, wages simply didn’t keep up. The Napoleanic War had seriously disrupted exports to Europe. There was a speculative bubble of people with means buying and renting out frames.
demoware given life and also anxiety [camp edition]
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