youtube mood music links (They Might Be Giants)
They Might Be Giants is a hell of a mood lately. First, a collaboration with Corn Mo entitled "No Cops."
Music video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rnwjw8qghPk
Next, "Your Racist Friend."
Karaoke version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FoipqbfIDKk
And finally, "The Communists Have The Music."
Music video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vvCGZEqk8Ak
Karaoke version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6z_fVzb2u8o
youtube playlist link re: alt-right tactics
"The Alt-Right Playbook," by Innuendo Studios.
The topics discussed here are not unique to the alt-right in the so-called United States of America, but that sociopolitical environment is used as the basis for the majority of comparisons to modern politics.
links re: how to identify fascism
http://interglacial.com/pub/text/Umberto_Eco_-_Eternal_Fascism.html - "Eternal Fascism: Fourteen Ways of Looking at a Blackshirt," by Umberto Eco
https://theanarchistlibrary.org/library/umberto-eco-ur-fascism.pdf - Ur-Fascism, by Umberto Eco.
Both of these texts will serve you well. The former more readily than the latter.
introduction post, long
Hey there folks, figure I might as well chuck something out there on public as an intro post.
My name is Alexis, im postfurry stripeyeen weirdo, and I'm bailing from a sinking-ship instance y'all've probably heard of by now after spending a little over two years there.
I was taught to lurk before posting, and I don't want or need mass attention, so you probably won't see anything else on local or federated from me. I'm just here to have a social-media den I trust to keep up on the world through.
If you have any concerns over anything I have posted in the past or anything I post in the future, or over the people I have been or currently am in contact with, please do not hesitate to contact me and/or report it as you see fit. My early internet life was spent on the SomethingAwful forums, back when it was still possible to get free accounts, and then early 4chan before my friends dragged me out of that spiral by the scruff. On top of that, I come from a history of generational abuse on both sides of my family tree. I know my IFF systems are busted and glitchy as hell, all I ask is to be gentle if I step over any lines - I cannot alter my own settings without knowing what needs to be altered, after all.
Glad to be here.
hot take: the idea that reactionary ideology is the natural outcome of "anything goes" internet forums and more then this how they have always been is an idea actively promoted by the alt right in order to convince you that places like this are inevitable and turn the history of them into shit
4chan was a very different bad place years ago, and understanding that actually matters so that we understand how communities go bad and how they get corrupted into hell and how we can protect ourselves
I’ll be boosting my friend Sunyata’s fundraiser to get out of poverty each week Monday thru Thursday!
Today, WEDNESDAY AUGUST 4, they’re at $6239/$20,000. Can we work together to give them $61 and get them to $6300 today?
Link above allows them to track who visits their fundraiser!
re: breath of the wild rage-shitposting
I'm tempted to, when I finally beat this game, snap the fucking cartridge in half and mail it to Nintendo with an index card note reading "Rohta Chiga Shrine made me do this."
And again. Most of the delay there was me sitting on menus to pause the game and calm down, with a bit of power-recharge delay.
Further than last time, again, but that doesn't fucking matter much.
Aaaand died again.
And to the gamers who like this sort of thing:
Who hurt you?
Game developers fuck off with one-hit-kill no-checkpoint full-reset in-engine-physics puzzles 2021 challenge.
We did a Mad Max retrospective that wound up being so long that it was split into two parts. Here's the pop culture content, you hogs!
Part 1: https://soundcloud.com/coolzonecast/mad-max-part-1
Part 2: https://soundcloud.com/coolzonecast/mad-max-part-2
So, for context?
I posted that, hit continue on the game over screen, and tried again. Within thirty seconds I had died again.
Did I make it further than last time? Yes, approximately five feet.
Does that extra gained knowledge in the layout of the puzzle matter? No, because my problem is not knowledge based - guides exist and I will happily use them - it is execution based.
As in, I want to do an [REDACTED]
I am rarely brought to the point of wanting to break things due to video games.
But when a game that I have been thoroughly enjoying snap-turns into an uphill battle against my own disabililty where every element of it seems precision-engineered to remind me at every turn that nobody gives a fuck about my disability?
Yeah, the rage shows itself a little bit.
Glad I'm not a Hulk, is all I'll say.
further context with some allcaps re: breath of the wild rage-shitposting
also the more agitated I become the more difficult fine motor controls become,
yeah. there's that, too.
context with some allcaps re: breath of the wild rage-shitposting
between the reliance on the physics engine, the precision timing required, link's one-hit status, and the fact that shrines RESET YOU TO THE START WHEN YOU DIE my dyspraxic ass is having some Diet Gamer Rage* right now.
*all the anger of classic gamer rage with none of the toxic -phobias
i don't really have any deep insight into this, but if you're terrified of chasing things that could improve your life in any capacity and don't understand why you don't do it and feel broken over it, i promise this is more common than you think it is.
we should really talk more about how the concept of happiness and finding happiness is terrifying for anyone that's dealing with long standing depression, anxiety, body/ facial dysmorphia, gender dysphoria, etc.. just anything we deal with that has forced us to acclimate to misery as a daily part of life.
like, its not enough to stop at, "I don't think I can ever achieve __" and needs to expand into, "I am actively avoiding __ because I don't know who I am outside of this constant state/ because I don't know how to be happy/ because what if I mess up and lose it all" etc etc etc
Did some #drawing this morning. Very ‘80s retro dwarves vs men - maybe it’s Middle Earth, idk? - and a tiefling spellcaster vs some sort of reptilian dudes.
my work’s union drive is public!! so excited for and proud of my coworkers. plz share some support if you’re on bird site! https://twitter.com/cfaworkers/status/1422947039118233612?s=21
So I found out Zoom has a new feature for sharing your pronouns. It’s even pretty well thought-out! It lets you choose to selectively share your pronouns meeting-by-meeting.
And then I found out that if you’re on a paid group plan, the group has to APPROVE your ability to use the feature. Presumably because certain organizations currently writing checks to Zoom would object.
The Vulpine Club is a friendly and welcoming community of foxes and their associates, friends, and fans! =^^=