Dear admins of the Fediverse,
You alone are not responsible for what people on your instance do.
You are responsible for what you do when someone else tells you about a misbehaving person on your instance.
If you're not comfortable with that you shouldn't run an instance or go work for Twitter.
Signed with love,
A gentle reminder that "trap" is a slur that implies that trans women are "really men" and are deceiving straight men into being attracted to them, and that using "trap" to refer to trans people tells us that you can't be trusted. #themoreyouknow
So #Avenue5 just casually dropping a polyamorous bisexual relationship in there, nbd, was kind of amazing!
So, there's this concept of "implicit feudalism" in online communities. Essentially, the vast majority of online communities - from old-school forums, to facebook groups, to large platforms like Twitter and Facebook themselves, even to fediverse instances - they're all run as dictatorships by default. It's built into the software - you'll have a top admin who has full, unconstrained power, they might delegate mods who have some limited powers, and anyone else has to listen to what these dictators and lords tell them. We talk about "federating" here in the fediverse, but each individual community - as far as I'm aware of - is a little dictatorship. A federation of dictatorships is not a free society, anymore than the UN, an international body composed of "liberal democracies" and authoritarian regimes is truly democratic. We need a way to start governing online communities through actual forms of democracy.
Lewd-sounding video game text
So, I decided on a whim that I wanted to check out Super Princess Peach for the DS. The intro sequence is kinda amazing.
So far, it's all Bowser talking about how badly he wants to use the Vibe Scepter on Mario and how powerful the Vibe Scepter is and how much he wants Mario to know who's boss.
Like... jeez. You cannot tell me this wasn't written by the localization team as a joke. I will not believe it.
remember chicken boo from animaniacs?
the giant chicken who would fool everyone into thinking he's a human
except one person would always spot that he was obviously a chicken, and keep telling everyone that
but everyone would ignore that person and treat them like an asshole for pointing out that chicken boo is a chicken
until eventually chicken boo would give the game away, everyone would finally realise he's a chicken, and angrily chase him away
feels like a metaphor for stuff
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