One of my favorite non-Americanisms I picked up when I studied overseas was how people asked "what are you called" rather than the more locally-familiar "what is your name".
The latter always felt more like a command than a question.
If seen that one of the consistently most powerful, supportive, and helpful things a person can do is to accept someone's chosen identity.
It's more than not being rude. It is a form of letting someone known that they are safe, and encouraging them to be the version of themselves they are striving to be in your presence.
I'm excited to see the story I've watched you work on for so long without actually revealing any of the in-progress work. It's one of the very few "top secret projects" out there that I feel like I can get safely excited about.
I just launched a new art project in the form of a Mastodon bot that will slowly tell a story over the course of three weeks by posting a drawing every day. You can follow it at @dailystory
The bot post the first image on Monday April 12 and post a new image everyday at 6 pm UTC (as long as nothing breaks).
I hope you all enjoy it.
I was today years old when a person from the fediverse spotted my #clown unprompted at a random, albeit virtual, event.
A single photo from a few years ago, snuck into a presentation that livestreamed today. A happy random reminder from a really wonderful event.
I've decided this is a meaningful cosmic message, and it's doing a lot to fuel my optimism engine.
@RussSharek i saw a picture of you with Sue Shanks on the DI State award ceremony livestream today! my little sister is the one who does DI, so i was kinda uninterested until i saw a familiar face 😂
I'm as surpised as you are to spot my clown working. :)
Based on the hair, that photo is a few years old. So happy to see it today. Thank you!
A wise man once told me getting some time with a unix is a good thing.
It was, in part, what led to my giving openbsd a spin on my laptop.
I've been described by reliable sources as a zen fool, benevolent super villain, misanthropic community leader, clown father figure and Impish Cabaret Rasputin.
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