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chumbalumber @lemmy.blahaj.zone
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Tumblr has the weirdest social commentary sometimes
  • It's weird; there's a huge trans presence on Tumblr, but also a large terf presence too. Part of the reason I like Lemmy/liked Reddit is that communities form that are supportive; I post to a group of people who have sought this space out, rather than to a group of individuals, some of whom might see it randomly and be rabidly unpleasant.

  • What are some activities which are free or inexpensive that I can do to entertain myself / keep good mental health while searching for a better paid job?
  • Depending on your interests, chess may appeal. There's generally plenty of clubs around, and you have the social aspect of an activity with the learning curve of a hobby. Lots of clubs organise on Facebook. If you want to play rated games there's generally a fee (to pay national dues), but if you're happy just playing internally it's usually free.

    Feel free to ask if you've any questions about how it works/is set up near me.

  • Pride Month PSA: Y'all really need to knock this off
  • To add, this is not a hypothetical; it has real world consequences. When I was at uni, there was a queer night at the college bar. One of the guys there went off at my friend because my friend was in a straight relationship and had turned up. My friend got upset and left. My friend is bisexual, and at the time wasn't out and was taking baby steps into the queer scene.

    If you heavily police who is and isn't allowed at queer nights, you bar those that benefit from it most: those who aren't already a part of a queer community, and looking to test the waters.

    Not only that, but you end up making cishet passing queers feel unwelcome and uncomfortable. Questioning or early transition trans people already have vanishingly few spaces where they can feel welcome and, crucially, safe, without having to worry about whether they'll have their validity picked at by the Gay Police TM. Aces also have their validity questioned a lot too, which is cringe.

    Bottom line: don't try to police who is and isn't allowed in queer spaces.

  • LGBTQ+ @lemmy.blahaj.zone chumbalumber @lemmy.blahaj.zone

    question for fellow bi/pan people

    How do you distinguish between romantic attraction and strong friendship? Something I struggle with and when romantic attachment is suggested to me I don't know whether/how to say yes/no.

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    this one's called ants are eating my chest

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    Thank you.

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    GM Matthew Sadler

    For those of you that haven't come across him, GM Sadler is active on mastodon (@[email protected]), and posts some really exciting and interesting content on his YouTube channel (https://m.youtube.com/@SiliconRoadChess/videos).

    I'd summarise his videos as using a variety of engines to produce unique, engine approved yet human comprehensible attacking ideas, often in opening/middle games, but he's also analysed some famous human endgames with these engines. While they're not necessarily good videos for beginners, I think anyone over ~1200 OTB will get a lot out of his videos.

    If you want a good example video to see if it's for you, his/Dragon's Qd2 idea in the Pirc is a great example (https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=DuFfJwBgMD8), though I'd encourage you to flick through and find a video on an opening that you play.

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    Cute lines against the Czech Benoni for blitz?

    The main chess community on .world has fuck all subs and I'm not asking reddit, so I'll brick my pipi, shit my pampers, and ask it here instead. Club has a (very friendly) blitz night coming up, and I'd like to scrape some points against the top player (who's about 2150 FIDE), who plays the czech benoni. To give context I'm about 1900, so much worse but in with a shot if I put something fun together. Any ideas for some neat lines to look at?

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    Recommendations thread

    I like some fairly niche genres, which then makes it difficult to find new music in that genre. Thought it might be worth having a thread where people can post artists they enjoy, but where they're struggling to find similar music, to let the hive mind provide them with ideas!

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