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Purpose:
I'm identifying and describing myself to make it easier for people to talk to me, for me to find community, to point out some common interests, to make it simpler for anyone who chooses to call me on blinkered or privileged thinking, and to avoid inadvertently misrepresenting myself. Because people do change over time, this post is also subject to change.

Names and Pronouns:
Please call me alatefeline on Dreamwidth. I prefer they/them pronouns. Read more... )

Regarding access and subscriptions: I subscribe to people's journals readily if I like reading stuff they post. Feel free to subscribe to mine or not as you like. Basically nothing on my journal is access locked, so please don't feel like it means much if I don't grant you access / accidentally hit the grant access button. I will update if and when this needs to change.
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Do you like weird cookies?

Food, chores Read more... )
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Quote:

I was all out of choices
But the Woman Of Voices
She came round the corner
With music around her…

…And she said
‘I’m so glad you finally made it here
With all the things you know now
That only time could tell…’


— From: lyrics 'to You're Aging Well', originally by Dar Williams (thanks comments!), Leela & Ellie Grace, self-titled CD.

I am grateful to the following scattered assortment of filk and folk musicians for being the soundtrack that got me through my week: Kerry Stanley, Steve Savitsky, Leela Grace & Ellie Grace, Leslie Fish, and all their friends and musical associates.

Cut for length: Read more... )

And THANK YOU to my dad for giving me the music bug in the first place. *wink*

(Apologies that I haven’t gone through and sorted out better formatting and alt-text for links; I think I’d never post this if I did; I’ll try to come back and edit it later.)

Apologies again; first edit didn't take, let's see if this does...
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school job: Read more... )

very pleasant social time with some newer friends who are actually local and share many common interests

positive interactions with S, who had a day off
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I am grateful for:

pillows

chamomile tea

cinnamon

electric pencil sharpeners that actually work

clear lane striping and signage

warmth

rereading

ETA: Also for people who offer hugs when my day was not good. It was not good. But I am still grateful for good things. Including me being stubborn, which doesn't always help but it got me through some stuff.
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Today was hard, so some good things:
(Usual taggy things:) Read more... )
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The birdcalls I recorded at a lake in Seattle, especially the red-winged blackbird's trill.

Sunlight and clouds and rain and mist and blue sky layering together in the sky, like a translucent blue-gray banded agate with streaks and flecks and swirls and a foggy glassy glow.

Clear bright raindrops silvering tree branches, golden rain-twilight turning streets into a sheen like antique pressed tin, moss a green so intense it's clearly flourescent, cool blue shadows, a narrow slice of clear blue sky spilling down refracted sunlight between wings of a building.

Soft microfiber blankets and generally not being cold.

School job, food under cut: Read more... )

People who read and listen to what other people (like me) say. Thank you.
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I am arranging a small pile of objects. Please come and add one to the arrangement, if you wish.

They need not be physically present in either of our immediate surroundings, but they must be real to you.

For a substrate, let's use a recently cleaned wood floor. It's golden and smooth and slightly irregular and older than my current body but not as old as the trees in the park.

I begin by placing a small sand dollar from the Oregon Coast. It is white, very roughly the diameter of a U.S. quarter or a euro coin, and has a five-petaled star formed by intersecting loops as its main pattern.
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So, I need to remember that yes I have done stuff and that is good.

May contain: chores, phone anxiety, money anxiety, assorted brainweasels, news about relatives and their health, reminding myself to actually do things without trying to do ALL THE THINGS, thinking about ALL THE THINGS is a dangerous hobby, food Read more... )
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Content Notes: General blather. A day that is neither good nor bad. Gratitude. A quote with warnings attached. Read more... )

Remember: Resist. (And remember that self-care is resistance.)
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Content notes: physical health, food and beverages, medications, open ended questions, slight grappling with internalized ableism:

Read more... )
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So I decided to write a brief conversation with one of my characters to help me get into better understanding the moments of conflict and change in the story I've been working on for awhile. And, well, Alauno showed up to royally tell me off for leaving her in her current stuck place plotwise.

And also hammer home a message that all the things I'm doing are really part of the same task. Again. (THANK YOU, universe, dropping the exact type of ***beadwork*** I've been doing in also was *more* than enough on top of the *breathwork* during the professional development session on childhood trauma and resilience.)

She got a bit stroppy. Like writer, like character perhaps.

(And oh great, I called myself an writer, I really really really have to get my daily 500 words in all February. Good start today...)

Read more... )
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To resist hatred, make art and music and stories and love and learning and community.

The poem by Hal Duncan linked below was the first thing that made me really feel unfiltered hope in recent months, with its total defiance and unashamed cry of love. It is queer and chaotic and intersectional and anti-fascist. It is not work safe, it has numerous triggering topics and explicit images, and it is worth it. Please. Read it.

A brief quote:

Bring me New Sodom! Bring it! Bring it on!
where shall we phoenix cuckoos
hatch in fire a city spilling out of us
weavework of nest wiring the world
Where?
Here!

http://notesfromthegeekshow.blogspot.com/

Remember: resist.
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home safe* in Portland now

*(for values of ‘safe’ which include ‘while not personally and immediately menaced at this time, live in a dystopian country run by fascists and could therefore be in terrible trouble at a moment’s notice’)

good weekend

thank you hosts, thank you filkers, thank you friends, thank you fandom

very tired, work tomorrow, will update again when awake and have words

Have new sign off (thank you m'lady of filksign):

Remember: Resist.
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To everyone who was confused or surprised by where I am this weekend, my apologies. Next time I will try to provide more information before I go someplace that I might well run into some people I know on here. If I’ve failed to connect your face, your face name, and your online presence, my apologies; it takes a minimum of six or seven distinct interactions before I manage to start reliably linking any of that together. It also helps if I manage to know what my actual plans for going to and staying at a place are before I get there. *facepalm*
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Signal boosting Ysabetwordsmith's Poetry Fishbowl.

http://ysabetwordsmith.dreamwidth.org/10842665.html

Feeling blah? Looking forward to spring? (Or autumn, as the case may be...or whatever seasonal cycle is local to you.) Care for a few little blossoms of hope in the form of poems?

This month's theme is nature and the bard is hoping to write primarily short stand-alone poems this time. It's a perfect time to get your feet wet ... in the fishbowl ... which I guess would make you an early heron. Or else just very confused? :D

Oh, and
:bird:
is apparently the text equivalent for the Unicode symbol for a bird. Go figure.

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