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I haven't done beta-reading forever (I think only twice last year and this was my first time this year) so having done it again just now has reminded me I really love it. I got really nice comments back on my feedback (as I'm lucky enough to have always had so far). It's so fun.

I do blindness and bi/trans sensitivity reading too, as well as general beta reading, if anyone is interested in any of this. My rates are so reasonable I got argued into accepting more money from a friend this time. :)

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nsfw, body image, genitals 

I really thing porn affects people's self image in regards to their dick size. Like I've slept with so many people who will literally apologize because they think theirs is too small and that that's a bad thing.

1. The 'average' penis size is smaller than you think.

2. It really doesn't matter. Your dick size doesn't make you better or worse as a person. It's just another aspect of your body. It certainly doesn't determine how good at sex you are.

3. My job is to make you happy and have fun, not to worsen your insecurities. I want you to feel good about your body. I'm trans, I know what having physical insecurities is like and I don't want to reinforce that in my clients. Unless they're like...into that.

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Today’s card is the Six of Wands, wishing you the rewards of victory today. Your successes deserve celebration, even if they’re minor

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Two more notes re: media captions:

1st: Mastodon supports descriptions on audio and video as well as on static images and animated GIFs. Describing nonrepresentational and nonverbal art (e.g. instrumental music) can be difficult, but even a vague description can still give context to a post and its replies.

2nd: a number of semi-standardized custom emojis - e.g. :help_describe: :describe_me: :describe_me_outlined: - exist to say, "I can't describe this, please help". Which a lot of us want to.

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From birdsite 

RT @egg_dog
The main city in DuckTales being called 'Duckburg' is mad. Imagine a human city called Manchester

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I like how it appears as though Princess Leia is using my Macbook to surf the internets.

#MastoDogs

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Today I had my first Dog Poo + Wheelchair experience, and so PICK UP AFTER YOUR DOG OKAY.

It's not just people's shoes it might affect, when dog poo gets on wheelchair wheels it will probably end up on the disabled person's hands and sleeves too! PICK UP AFTER YOUR DOG.

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Yall, brag and rb about my print shop if you're stateside so i can buy some winter boots please

https://www.artistmarciax.com/shop

I waited a long time for my library hold on Sabrina Strings's "Fearing the Black Body: The Racial Origins of Fat Phobia," and now that I've got it I can say: Good! Everyone should be reading this. :)

It's full of important information and context that'll be new to most people but it's also written very accessibly, I've found it very easy to read. I'm somehow 10% of the way through it this morning despite how very sleepy I am.

Recommended.

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So there's this person who takes photographs from inside musical instruments and I want to live in the 1970s Movie Future where the interior of a Steinway piano is the Community Transport Central Hub or whatever.

https://www.charlesbrooks.info/architecture-in-music#/steinway-part-2/

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Speaking of companies’ FAQs, I just went to Duracell’s to check why my battery charger is flashing and

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I want each of the new PS5 controls for the complete bisexual experience

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food, cymraeg 

fiancee: whats the welsh word for pudding?
me: lemme look it up
fiancee: i bet its just pudding but with a w
me: *checks geiriadur yr academi*
geiriadur yr academi: pwdin

alcohol, food 

Tonight is the rare night when I don't want the sensible, library-book-reading no-waits-to-order-drinks virtual club night.

We had two beers each (a lot for us in lockdown!), after the first I felt the same but after the second I felt great and I want a real night out so we can get an inadvisable takeaway on the way home. We might have investigated whether nearby places are still delivering (no).

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My gender euphoria today came from
a) QMB grabbing the post, holding one envelope and saying "I looked at this name and thought...'who is that?!'" It's only the name she's known me by for like 91% of the time she's known me. But even after less than a year, I'm extremely Erik in this house.

b) someone refusing to believe I was a woman on the phone (which I wasn't expecting, I was trying to impersonate a friend with a feminine name!)

I've graduated from pushing the volume-down button on my phone when the TV's too loud.

Now, I have discovered, I will push the volume-down button on my phone when I'm having an anxiety spike.

I wish my brain was right when it thinks I can just turn down the world a little.

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