Vash plants a face. #CatsOfMastodon
I have not posted #caturday in a while.
2/3 of the way through The Unicorn Project. More story driven than Kim et al’s Phoenix, by which I really mean they’re less heavy handed with the education piece.
I like a skunkworks story that turns out for the best. Would be better to have a real life example but I seem to have career shifted away from the book’s target audience.
Nothing quite like seeing a popo social media account saying
« Today marks #TransDayofRemembrance and we came together to honour those who have lost their lives to trans violence. Thank you to our 2SLGBTQ+ community partners who we will continue to work with to ensure York Region is a safe and inclusive community for all. »
The 519 had the decency to include a speaker who called them out for being in TPS’s pocket. #ACAB
The school had like 3000 students in 4 grades. I was academic stream with music and theatre electives. Jane was trades stream with shop electives. We became invisible to each other.
And no other student in the school tried to bully me after that. That had been my goal, and I achieved it.
The vice principal had some kind of hate on for me, but enough of the teachers were humane, even kind, and I tried hard to get good marks. It wasn’t the hell some endure.
My abs were in good shape. I took a lot of punches, all landing against my abs or obliques. Never raised my hands from my sides.
The crowd got bored. Someone told Jane to stop, this wasn’t proving anything. She threw a few more punches then walked away. The crowd dispersed. Some people lit up. I waited a minute and headed to my locker, then home.
Jane was still in my gym class. She kept teasing me about my body for the rest of the school year. Then her presence in my life evaporated. 4/
There was a small crowd. I don’t remember if I was given a chance to throw a punch, but I didn’t. I stood at ease, alert, ready to dodge anything that might cause actual damage.
Jane hit me in the belly, fist balled and striking in a way her thumb could break if she tried that on my face. It was an expected relief: I had sized my opponent up as incompetent and it looked like I could just relax.
I maneuvered to get my back against the wall to avoid an errant kidney hit. Jane continued. 3/
I didn’t have martial arts training but I had an older brother and spent a fair bit of time with street people (including some gang members). We had fist fights in the area around my elementary school, and I knew crowd dynamics.
I knew how to fight to win and how to defend myself. I had a good idea which fights were worth it, and had decided this one wasn’t. So I went to the fight intending to do nothing to hurt Jane, but to bring her reputation down a notch. 2/
So when I was in Grade IX (that’s the way we wrote it, srs) I hated my body, which was doing weird things I didn’t want it to.
We had mandatory gym class and Jane also didn’t like my body. Teasing quickly escalated to bullying. One day I was told to show up in the smoking area behind the school (we had one, the teachers had a smoking lounge) when classes ended.
So I showed up. Jane probably expected me to either ghost or cry at a couple punches but she didn’t know about me and fights. 1/
ok you know the creepy thing league of legends was doing with their new champion Seraphine where they were having her be the hashtag relatable everyday girl with mental illness on instagram
it's somehow gotten worse! the tale is somehow worse
quoth the article,
My problem with Seraphine is much more personal. My problem with her is that I think she’s based on me.
a picture of the two to compare is below, the article is her detailing other things the character shares with her real life and detailing that she actually had a relationship with a riot employee who was trying to get her to participate in a project etc.
t.b oldbie, enby/them. Toronto, civil service, fraught queer, cats
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