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The present personal narrative 

So, I've had a hell of a past couple weeks and feel the need to spill a couple things in my own personal style.

I am not the me I used to be, but not even the gods know why I've reeked of coyote so long - not most of them anyway.

I participate in magic while knowing it has no scientific basis, yes I believe it can change my life, and no I do not dismiss the science. There's a few threads involved, but note how the implied correlation between placebo and lack of any effect from any source is as foolish as it is dismissive.

More than one thing can be true at a time, and if you don't believe I can give you new limbs, new realities, change your image and form for even a fleeting moment... then damn do I have some surprises to show you.

I accept friends without causality and stories without sense, because hey it makes sense to someone in some language.

What I don't accept is riddles caged in sadism and abuse, even and especially if they're spoken as a grave warning for me to not do something I'd already decided against the year prior, from someone pretending to be one of my headmates (yes this actually happened.)

But if a predator tries to name and claim me, it's a simple catch to flip the tables and claim it for my own. Don't underestimate a fox in a labcoat - we got a strong pull.

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So who IS Kyresti? (Rev. Sep 2019, part 1/2) 

So, a little background about me:

There's a few things that don't change.
-I'm on the high-functioning end of the autism spectrum.
-I've been a furry since 2000, otherkin since 2002, though the minor details went through a laundry list of changes.
-I'm pansexual and a devout relationship anarchist. In more confining/conventional structures I lean almost entirely aromantic.
-I'm post-traumatic on multiple fronts and coping in strange but effective ways. The species stuff is at least partly connected, and yes I'm open about that. πŸ’š
-I'm demifluid with my resting state trending towards androgyny.
-Collectively we're a median system with expression thereof varying markedly (think Garnet from SU but somewhat less stable as a fusion). As Kyresti I'm the hypervisor, permanent observer, and near-permanent body controller.

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So who IS Kyresti? (Rev. Sep 2019, part 2/2) 

And here's the more contemporary quirks-mode aspects.

-As of last year? I am post-GRS, outie to innie but with complicated feelings on the outcome and a frequent desire for 'mixed characteristics' (Yes it IS possible, I think for all but at least for pre-op AMAB types. Message me and I can refer you to surgeons who know that technique.)
-As of about the beginning of this 2019? I'm half gray fox, half coyote, therian partly by choice.
-Devoutly transhumanist and a vocal proponent of morphological freedom. Your body, your wants, your business, and fuck the haters!
-Actively trying to self-teach from a wide swath of science and engineering disciplines to help make that real (It's gonna be a while though, this is kind of a lot.)
-Lover of academia as a haven for progress and research, sworn enemy of academia as an institution of gatekeeping, debt-slavery and corporate cronyism.
-Semi-solitary eclectic pagan, moderate intensity chaos mage, childe (in the Vampire sense) of Coyote. And yes I DO mean that clever yet often careless, no-shits-given oversexed asshole of a trickster god.
-Student of Fox (predominantly Red) for his light-heart and razor wit, and yes there IS a spiritual component to my therian crap why do you ask. XD

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history, drugs, mycology/anthropology, bit of a shitpost 

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re: Discourses, callouts, shouldn't be a hot take but here we are 

(And to disclaim, I'm not talking shit about anyone on here, although this is tangential to a couple things I've seen today. Y'all over here tend to be pretty cool about this. ^^)

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Discourses, callouts, shouldn't be a hot take but here we are 

I don't care _how_ much harm someone is doing, or how much they revel in it. If you have you resort to a kiwifarms link to warn people about it, you're the one fucking up. Not them.

At least take the time to both cross-reference and set up a source that isn't dependent on the CHUDs for fuck's sake!

We're children be of the past
Who look beyond today
Designing the present
So when is the future? 🎢

(And no, FWIW I don't have a clue what my pronouns are doing right now :p )

Cool science/fluid interactions 

Anyway, here, have something pretty. Food coloring droplets dancing around, defying gravity, and the physics behind that.

youtube.com/watch?v=ZMsaH6SY4C

I didn't even know this happened.

Real talk tho I wouldn't mind a society with a mail-order backbone if it weren't so damn sloppy and exploitative. Fuck, for all the bullshit I actually kinda liked the van driving myself. Just not, you know, mandatory 12-14 hour shifts of it.

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Fry's just threw a code-blue.

I'd lament the loss of our last prominent brick-n-mortar tinker supplier, but we'd likely already lost that when Radio Shack became a cellphone retailer.

I'm part gray fox and part coyote. Of course I'm going to have a thing for juniper berries. πŸ’œ

I feel kinda like the urinal insulting it's grimy piss-stained peers here, but it's also just about the whitest trick I see regularly in the communities I'm actually in.

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Something I've noticed in my pattern-matching.

If you get called out on something and your response is _a speech_, I'm not gonna trust you any more than if you'd doubled down. In fact maybe even less.

It carries the aura of paltering.

Movies like Soul do give me some hope for the future.

At least if something as big as an major animation studio is putting out stuff like that, people are learning.

Anyway I recall, vaguely, playing with exercise balls that gave off a lot more inertia than it seemed like was proportional to their weight.

Anyone know what these things are called? I wanna know how they work.

Apropos of nothing, I'm glad I'm in a culture that has the good sense to cheer for the death of people who literally want us dead.

re: fandom musings, community 

And I'm aware this is true for the wider world too, but furries make up a vast majority of the beings I interact with in any meaningful sense.

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fandom musings, community 

Every single furry you meet is an actual, legitimate person.

Which makes me feel really weird talking about or with the ones that have _a lot_ more structural/societal power than they have any damn business wielding.

LB: TLDR gene therapy can chew apart herpes virions hiding in nerve clusters and clinical trials are coming pretty soon on a medical timetable.

Important context? Guess why we also don't have a cure for HIV. . . yet. ;3

When I get to thinking about it, I'm not sure whether the 80s and 90s were actually any better sociopolitically, or just more stealthily fascist. I almost want to say they were worse given the trajectory at the time.

What we're seeing is the damage.

Hades, memepost 

twitter.com/watery_day/status/

Don't usually do these as callouts but @hope this seems like kind of your jam. :3

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