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"I find penguins at present the only comfort in life. One feels everything in the world so sympathetically ridiculous; one can't be angry when one looks at a penguin." - John Ruskin



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Comment on How Is It April Already? by Leigh James

Mon, 10 Apr 2017 09:13:45 +0000

They are lying bastards. How in the hell can you walk when you cant get out of a seated position? I swear to god they just write whatever they fell like on those reports. You make dam sure you get your MP involved sweetie. Its amazing what an arse kicking from an MP can achieve when it is aimed in the DWPs direction ;) PS been missing you on FB and I have a penguin video for you when you come back



Comment on My Identity, Pronouns and Titles by Danni

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 03:42:45 +0000

Like most things in life, it's complicated. Unfortunately I'm not able to explain it properly- it was hard enough explaining my own stuff. Most people see the binary genders as male and female.



Comment on My Identity, Pronouns and Titles by Steve

Fri, 10 Feb 2017 08:28:14 +0000

Binary genders are masculine and feminine, surely (but what about neuter?). Male and female are sexes, not genders, and depend on x/y chromosome difference. OK, I know I'm a pedant, and I should try harder to keep my pedantic urges under control.



Comment on My Identity, Pronouns and Titles by Yocheved

Wed, 08 Feb 2017 03:25:08 +0000

My 13yo daughter describes herself exactly the way you do, pretty much word for word. I totally support her in whatever identity and orientation feels right for her. Kiddo lets people use "her", just for ease of communication. Pronouns have no importance for kiddo, but she respects other people's choices of pronouns and identities. I'm an old school lipstick lesbian, with a rare occasional interest in men. I'm mostly attracted to people I find interesting, regardless of the package they come in. I raised kiddo to ask what people prefer to be called, and to make a point to remember it. Some of kiddo's dark skinned friends are Black, some are African American, some are Temani, and others are Ethiopian. For me, pronouns are trickier, because I learned grammar 50 some years ago, when it was drilled into my head that they/them was only used for plural. When you think that way, it makes noun/verb agreement tricky! I do try my best, though, to keep up with the times. ;-)



Comment on Blogging Against Disablism Day 2016: What I Want To See by ysabet

Tue, 03 May 2016 02:19:37 +0000

If you want more writing/art/stuff about people with disabilities, I highly recommend crowdfunding. You can find projects that already feature those things and support them. You can watch for open prompt calls and ask for what you want to see. You can boost the signal for any of those to attract more fans and more donations. I do a variety of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. I've got plenty of characters with disabilities, including some series (such as P.I.E. and Walking the Beat) where the main characters are. Next up for me is the Poetry Fishbowl on May 3, with a theme of "schooling vs. education." Feel free to drop by and give me some prompts. Prompters get a free backchannel copy of what they inspire. See the advance announcement.



Comment on Fishtail Bracelets by Danni

Sun, 15 Nov 2015 03:01:09 +0000

I'm not finding anything when searching that name (other than unrelated non-fiction books) on Amazon or Goodreads. Do you have the spelling right or can you name one of his books?



Comment on Fishtail Bracelets by Aaron

Sun, 15 Nov 2015 01:04:15 +0000

I wouldnt say they were true young adult but it depends what race the books about Stuff like chaos tends to be very grey abd violent were as elder (space elves) would probs be more subdued and calmer using Diffrent methods to build the characters Look at somthing by Dan Abbot he's one of my faves



Comment on Fishtail Bracelets by Danni

Sun, 15 Nov 2015 00:39:03 +0000

I don't think they're classed as young adult but I'll look into them. I'm mostly after young adult as they're easier to read. I know the Star Trek books have been a bit hard for me recently unless I've read them before so I'm way behind on them.



Comment on Fishtail Bracelets by Aaron

Sun, 15 Nov 2015 00:28:17 +0000

Regarding the book things have u thought of the warhammer novels u may like them there in the vein of star trek but even further in to future



Comment on Mood Whiplash by Danni

Sat, 14 Nov 2015 23:43:36 +0000

I used to play Minecraft but for the last few months the movement has been making me feel really ill. I think it's the first person perspective as I can't watch first person shooters for very long either. It's Sammie's favourite game as well :) When I'm back to being able to play I'd like to play with your daughter :)