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Long introduction 

Updating this again.

Hi everyone, I'm a Blind, and gay, writer and reader that doesn’t talk verbally a lot to people because I stutter. I'm some flavor of human that's always growing and evolving. I roll my eyes at people that use Liberals and Neoliberal like a gotcha. It's not good praxis. Basically,

I care more about progress than labels. I also care very much about harm reduction when any Revolution is discussed. I value progress, progression, advancement, and actual empathy. Not empathy just to get more social media likes.

I'm disabled, and honestly can't stand the entire online left. I am offline more than I am online, reading, writing, playing audio games and even video games. I also recently started streaming, too. More importantly, I detest the non-disabled social media spaces. There are far better things I do with my time. I value art over any form of social media. I believe art, of any form, can teach me more about social justice than listening to people on any social media platform. Now, on to the fun stuff!

I love cats, especially union organizing cats like Jorts (and Jean) I love reading. I love most books people would find ghastly, like Flowers in the Attic, but I also love romances and Young Adult books. I read all banned books no matter who bans them. The only genre I just can't connect with is Westerns.

I hate all forms of crypto, no matter if you're left wing.

I'm a literary activist and a Disabled activist. I blog a lot about many long form opinions or thoughts I have. I cry of utter joy when people hug in books.

I'm also sex repulsed so don't write sex in my fiction, but I fully support sex work. I love almost any cookie, and love cats in books along with fan fiction.

I use IFTTT so I can take extended social media breaks and still post blog updates to all social networks without me logging on for a month or more. For a reason why, see blindjournalist.wordpress.com/

You can get an overview of my website here blindjournalist.wordpress.com/

My main RSS feed is at blindjournalist.wordpress.com/

Ultimately, I believe in every social justice fight because that eliminates all forms of oppression but especially Disability injustice because everything is Disability related.

Lastly, I read and write fan fiction, in addition to blogs. I love fiction podcasts and listening to fan fiction podfics.

I'm offline more than online, so subscribe to all updates here blindjournalist.wordpress.com/

I give back to my street team a lot. To join my street team, go to blindjournalist.wordpress.com/

If you're looking for more real time reading updates, follow @WeirdWriter@bookwyrm.social r@bookwyrm.social

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Books intro 

In addition to my pinned long intro, here is one all about books and writing.

My reading tastes are all kinds. Everything from MG and YA to science fiction, and fantasy. I mostly read LGBT+ books, and books by authors of color in and outside of America.

Due to disabilities, I exclusively listen to audiobooks.

You can follow my reading comments at @WeirdWriter@bookwyrm.social without making a Bookwyrm account. Just go to my @WeirdWriter@bookwyrm.social profile and click on follow remotely, and that will allow you to follow me no matter where you are in the Fediverse.

Some of my favorite authors include Lemony Snicket, Kacen Callender, David Levithan, David Sedaris, V C Andrews, and Hannah Moskowitz, among many, many, others.

I also write fiction and nonfiction. You can read my books here, blindjournalist.wordpress.com/

Or read my blog here, blindjournalist.wordpress.com/

Lastly, I read all banned books, no matter who bans them, the left or the right.

I like slow paced emotionally complex stories with precocious teenagers and kids. I also love bizarre humor, such as all books by Lemony Snicket.

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Any public post of mine can be boosted without asking me. Thank you for asking, though, but you don't need my permission to boost or otherwise share my posts. If it is public or unlisted, feel free to boost or share. Basically, if the boost button works, anyone can share any of my posts.

I love how most people provide alt text for their images. This is amazing and so helpful. Thank you everyone and keep using alt text!!!

US POL White replacement theory on the left 

He says it promotes a dystopian future in which White Americans and people of color are reduced to members of "mutually hostile tribes," politicians have little incentive to reach beyond their base, and many Whites panic over the fear of being permanently sidelined.

apple.news/Acmqw-smJSdmODkosLu

On Leaving Twitter Tomorrow Sunday 

Okay, I never followed up on this, and then I took a few days break (i'm still taking a break).

I dunno if anyone will actually delete their Twitter account tomorrow, and I was hoping more people would join.

I've downloaded my archive and am ready to pull the trigger, but I can't pull any more organizing on here. Because I'm going back on my break after this post.

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Thoughts on how cool it is that the heroine of the indie puzzle game Carto is nonspeaking, and how positively this fact is treated in the game: https://ljwrites.blog/posts/carto-game-nonverbal/

Today is the last day of #FediVision2022

In two hours, 15:00 (3PM CEST), we'll make a thread presenting all the songs including a short interview of each of the artists.

Voting will close at 19:00 (7PM CEST, 5PM UTC), so be sure to cast your vote before then.

That means six (6) hours left to vote in!

The top five songs will be announced at 19:30.

#FediVision

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If you appreciate FediTips (and my other accounts @FediFollows & @FediVideos), you can make a donation at:

https://ko-fi.com/fedithing :blob_cat_heart:

(It says euros but it accepts any currency, minimum donation amount is 1 euro.)

Re-Introduction for new Instance 

#Introduction time. I am 00Ni, another birdapp refugee.

I am physically disabled and spend a lot of time on the Internet. In my free time I play video games or work/abandon projects.

I will mostly toot about accessibility in gaming ( I am VERY passionate about that) or projects I do/see and like.

#videogames #accessibility #dogs #cardgames #anarchism

Really loving these songs! Haven’t voted yet, because there are so many good ones
fedivision.party/

The voting period has officially started, and will run from now until saturday afternoon.
Precise closing time will follow.

Voting works by mentioning this bot and writing "vote xxxx" where xxxx is the four letter code for the song you want to vote for.

The four letter codes can be found in square brackets in the playlist:
https://fedivision.party/

A description of the voting process is also available here: https://fedivision.party/how-does-voting-for-fedivision-work/

Let the voting begin!

#FediVision #FediVision2022

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Listen to an audio book. There are lots of public domain ones here: https://librivox.org/

Just in time for #GAAD, the Chromium team merged a flag to move accessibility settings out of the "advanced" section of the settings page. They've been working on an a11y settings re-vamp for a while now and this is the first step.

https://chromium-review.googlesource.com/q/hashtag:a11y-settings-revamp

Should be coming to a dev snapshot soon. Be aware that it's an experimental pref in an experimental version of the browser.

Honestly, this was a long time coming. Really frustrating when accessibility is treated like an "advanced" or buried setting. The intent of this change was to make accessibility settings more "discoverable", so I guess it lives up to the literal meaning of Global Accessibility Awareness Day.
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Write Out

A small instance for writers.

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