Finally finished this piece! It took maybe fifteen hours spread over eight days.
it's a hell of a thing to remember back on one's early life and realize
it was very difficult and few understood what i was going through, and fewer still respected my autonomy or even acknowledged that i could have an opinion on some things
it's really hard to know what to do with real freedom if you're so used to never having any, to having no say in your own life
none from your parents, teachers, classmates, really anyone offline
that's the kind of thing that gets you hooked on being online all the time. you do get something approximating perfect freedom of mobility. you can try on any variation of your own identity you like, go out there and talk to folks and see what feels good. you can go learn about any scene that seems appealing to you, and maybe you'll stay and maybe you won't
the kind of thing facebook extremely does not let you do
When you're talking about Linux, it's okay to say that it's "open source".
It's okay to say that it's "free software".
It's okay to call it "GNU/Linux", "Linux", or to mess up its name.
It's okay to refer to it as "the one with the friendly penguin".
Part of RMS' legacy has been an incessant obsession with terminology and pedantry, overshadowing far more important shared objectives which are fundamentally emancipatory in nature.
Pedantry is not activism; it is alienating, not emancipatory.
just another gay fox. 23, trans she/her. I have no idea what's going on
The Vulpine Club is a friendly and welcoming community of foxes and their associates, friends, and fans! =^^=