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Hello everybody! I am really excited to be on this instance now. Sad Kolektiva mysteriously disappeared. Here's a little intro about me.

I am interested in building unconfined, handcrafted relationships, sharing & learning skills, and liberation in all it's forms. I enjoy colors, sound, dancing, foraging, reading novels, and creating strange & fidgety things with my hands. And wandering through the forest. Here to learn and connect :) feel free to reach out

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a lot of fucked up parenting is rooted in the belief that they are ultimately tasked to produce a perfect worker

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I just finished crocheting a shirt for the first time! I think I'll try to turn it into a dress if I can get some fabric that I like :)

Confused about the word "leviathan" 

so I understand what leviathan means in the context that it is often used in but I am kind of confused as of why that is the word that describes all that it does. When I've looked into that word, (besides seeing it all the time) the most common info I get is that the leviathan was a sea monster, representative of "evil" in the bible and other religious texts... It kind of seems like using leviathan to represent civ, other colonial forces, etc. is using the same framework as the bible, in that it is representing an "evil" but in a different way of course. This thought feels really strange to type and share but the fact that I've had it makes me really confused and eager to learn what others think and understand.

This is not a critique or trying have a hot take or anything I am just actually confused on why "Leviathan" is used in the way that it is. I feel like I am missing something and would appreciate any thoughts or insight if anyone wishes to share. A dumb bitch kindly wants help.

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@deluge Organizing is when you trick people into doing what you tell them

I did a little acrylic painting of the arctic city, Norilsk this morning.

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Keeping warm by going through Elena Chernyshova's photos of the arctic city of Norilsk, which is in darkness for 45 days a year.

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something about meetings feels fake and nefarious. the seed of a polity is always lurking, waiting to rule

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Btw, if you're interested in deaf-hearing interactions outside of Europe and North America, I can recommend this great documentary showing how deaf and deafblind people navigate and interact in Mumbai.

https://vimeo.com/142245339

#SignLanguage #linguistics #deaf

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Somebody should email Miyazaki and ask about anarchism

Mirrors. 

I do not like mirrors. I see them as advertisements of conformity; invasive, nonconsensual tools of psychological warfare.

If I can, I cover mirrors with a cloth, lifting it only when I want to intentionally see my appearance. In a world of ads, invasiveness, & manipulation, being able to immediately alter/destroy even the most normalized colonial tools is important.

I will not conform to what the mirrors demand me to see. My body will not be an advertisement of gender conformity, civility or consumerism. And I will not stand for nonconsensual relationships, including that of an inanimate object.

I'd much rather look into a puddle.

Today I heard a seal make very silly snorting sounds. It made me laugh which felt nice and I do hope all is well is in their sinuses.

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@bugs reaction to bedtime is illistrative to me because it's a clear manifestation of the intrusion of disciplinary training into everyday life, preparing for a lifetime of subservience to the boss, the king, the clock. but bedtime is "not serious" because it is imposed on children

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Anyone have any PDFs or zine recs regarding anti-school stuff, the fuckery of institutional education/ dropping out? Considering moving to a college town just to fuck shit up ahehhhaaaaFUCK school I want to watch them all get vaporized.

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It's the *school* that is the problem. You can't reform it because the entire purpose of them has *never* been for learning. They are not spaces *about* or *for* children.

But it's also frustrating that we have such strong beliefs that "caring professions" aren't harmful when they absolutely are. So many of my own interactions with people in "caring professions" have been negative. They are not inherently good, and adding them to places does not inherently make them better.

The whole system is the problem, and we're not going to solve anything as long as we keep ignoring the bigger picture.

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