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savvywolf SavvyWolf @pawb.social

Hello there!

I'm also @[email protected] , and I have a website at https://www.savagewolf.org .

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Fursuit Dance / Glitch / ‘Wasteland’ //
  • Don't mention it. Still feeling a bit self conscious about all the downvotes though. I get that it's not everyone on All's cup of tea, but I expected it to end up at least somewhat positive.

  • What's the best reason to vote for Trump?
  • The US doesn't have the ability and/or willingness to force Russia to comply with any of their demands. Therefore any deal has to be in agreement with the Russian state, which means their war demands. That means either the US pulls military support and Ukraine are unable to fight back, or the talks go nowhere and nothing really changes. There is no motivation for Russia to accept the current front lines.

    ... Although, like I said, my knowledge of this conflict is a little spotty - someone in the audience let me know if my read of the situation is correct.

  • What's the best reason to vote for Trump?
  • I've not been following the Ukrainian war recently, but wouldn't the US surrendering Ukraine result in the erasure and eradication of Ukrainian culture. Which would likely result in more deaths than the war itself?

  • Joe Biden has dropped out of the presidential race. What effects will his decision have?
  • I'm not sure, but I think it makes it very unlikely he'll become president.

  • What will you do if there's a second civil war in the US?
  • Hope that important infrastructure like payment methods and social media end up heading to Europe. Maybe, if I can, let a particular friend from the States seek asylum and live with me.

  • Has anime gotten woke too?
  • ... I'm confused, what is the "woke" thing here?

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    Fursuit Dance / Glitch / ‘Wasteland’ //

    So https://meow.social/@TwilightSaint/112810490753805813 popped up in my feed and I had to find the full version. Sharing here because it's really nice.

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    Have you drank enough water today?

    Hydration is important.

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    Mounting Folders VS Symlinks?
  • Honestly, whichever one you want. You could probably continue down the rabbit hole of which option is "better" or more closely fits some idealised standard. But ultimately, both methods solve your problem well enough.

  • Would you move to another country?
  • So, for context - I live in Scotland and I guess I feel a cultural connection with being Scottish. I even have a domain with a .scot tld.

    But at the same time... I know the UK is kind of slipping back in terms of social issues - starting to feel like a "mini US" than a state with european standards.

    So yeah, I'm torn between staying here and moving to some as of yet unknown country with better rights...

    Although, since I basically never travel and nothing is really infringing my freedom (yet ...), I'll probably not actually do anything even if I wanted to.

  • Would you move to another country?

    So another thread ( https://lemmy.world/post/17746018 ) got me wondering... How many people would want to move to another country?

    Just to provide a concrete scenario, let's assume that in your current country you (magically) have a decent-ish job. They open up offices in another country of your choosing, and you have the option of moving there and work for an equivalent living wage.

    They're able to get visas set up (however improbable that may be) for you and any family, but you have to go through the process of finding housing, physically moving your belongings and anything else you need to set up.

    What countries would you take the offer to move to, if any?

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    Furry Technologists @pawb.social SavvyWolf @pawb.social

    Why is there a huge IT outage? Quick explanation

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    What can we learn from the Trump shooting and the Uvalde shooting ?
  • If that is indeed true, my follow up questions would be "why not?" and "how do we solve that?".

  • What can we learn from the Trump shooting and the Uvalde shooting ?
  • I think anyone who wishes harm on another has some issues they need to work through. Not just people who want to shoot up schools or whatever, but also people who feel so much hate for certain minority groups, or get too involved in sensationalist media.

    I honestly think giving each child a yearly "checkup" with a psychologist where they can air greivences and get support would improve the quality of life of so many children.

    So many people are scared and angry nowadays (and for good reason), yet don't know if any healtht coping mechanisms.

  • What can we learn from the Trump shooting and the Uvalde shooting ?
    • The US should improve treatment of mental health issues.
    • The US should recover public confidence in its political system.

    The things you have suggested are just distractions away from these two points and won't fix anything.

  • Are graphics in videogames getting worse?
  • Tbh, I'd rather games look "worse" if it means it don't cause their devteams to have to crunch.

    Honestly it's nice seeing at least some games trying to go for more stylised stuff rather than the just "shades brown" of games that were around when I was younger.

  • What is your heart's desire?
  • Someone who accepts me unconditionally and who I can trust fully. Someone who I can be my true self around and not worry about judgement.

  • How would you feel about a suicide help community that outreaches to people who are thinking about suicide?
  • Sure, but then you've got the problem of a bunch of suicidal people feeding off each other, which isn't healthy for anyone.

    There are communities like [email protected] and [email protected] that I think work better. They aren't aimed at suicidal people directly (in fact I think they have rules barring suicide talk entirely), but encourage discussion and support for specific issues. There's an attitude of "here's a problem I'm having, how do I fix it/let me vent", rather than doomposting.

  • How would you feel about a suicide help community that outreaches to people who are thinking about suicide?
  • Suicide support is very hard to do correctly; you need to have training in order to properly help out people. You're also painting a huge "troll this community" sign on it for absolutely nasty people. Not too mention having a community where people post severely miserable things about themselves isn't going to be that healthy a space for people to exist in.

    Much better to send anyone feeling suicidal to places that are better equiped to deal with it, like the Samaritans or whatever the US equivalent is.

  • Mounting Folders VS Symlinks?
  • Not related to your question exactly, but if you want certain "special" folders (Downloads, Music etc.) to be in specific places, it might be worth setting up xdg data dirs to the appropriate location.

    https://wiki.archlinux.org/title/XDG_user_directories

  • Was he (51M) just helping me (26F)?
  • In the UK at least, after a driving test the driving instructor usually drives the student home. It's a safety thing, because just after a test the student tends to have heightened emotions (positive or negative), which isn't that good for safe driving.

    Not sure if that's the case wherever you are or if there's anything else going on, but worth considering.

  • Will 2025 be better or worse than 2024?
  • Oh yeah, voting for the "lesser evil" is what people should do. But if you've already decided to vote for neither anyway, you may as well protest vote for the benefit of whatever world exists next election.

  • What is going on here?
  • A comment on the post got deleted, so the comment count went down since you last looked at it.

  • Protogen meet photoshoot

    meow.social Tapewolf (@[email protected])

    Attached: 3 images Protogen meet photoshoot at Anthrocon 2024. Photos by Aisha DeCabre #FursuitFriday #furry #fursuit #protogen #Anthrocon

    Tapewolf (@Tapewolf@meow.social)

    Not my photo or mastodon, but figured it would be worth sharing.

    I love the cardboard visor.

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    Athena the Goofball

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    Are you "out" as furry?

    So this is something I've been thinking about a bit recently, and I'd be interested in hearing people's thoughts on the matter.

    Lets suppose you meet someone, and chat socially with them. Maybe a work colleague, maybe a friend met through a friend. You aren't that close with them, but you get the vibe that they aren't a bigot or judgemental at the very least. If the conversation turned to furry stuff, would you tell them that you like furry art?

    Do you keep a different set of non-furry socials for your irl friends and family? What about having a furry profile pic on your work slack? Or your Github? Do you try hard to make sure that nobody will be able to find your secret furry double life if they know you IRL?

    I guess, in essence, I'm wondering if you draw a hard line between your "sfw furry life" and your "IRL life".

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    I just stumbled upon Accell's art

    Stumbled upon this artist on bluesky ( https://bsky.app/profile/accelldraws.bsky.social ), and their art is adorable.

    Not sure how well known they are, but look at how soft everything is!

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    Xenia Desktop by [email protected]

    Source: https://pounced-on.me/@dancrescentwolf/112288173920746670 Full version on their Ko-Fi: https://ko-fi.com/s/fbdb5de265

    It's very nice!

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    Pipefox Box

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    Has exercise helped your mental health?

    Just a simple question to those of you suffering from depression, anxiety or are just going through a tough time. Now or sometime in the past.

    Have you tried exercising, and did it help? What kind, and how did it make you feel?

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    Advocacy and those with severe difficulties

    Content Warning: This is a post detailing arguing with a friend about ND rights. It's probably going to cover topics of discrimination, eugenics, conversion therapy/ABA and other serious topics.

    Hey. So I have this friend, let's call him Woof, who I'm close to. Like, close in an almost-dating-but-its-complicated way. I find it difficult to find new friends, so basically he was the only real person I could lean on and confide in as a friend.

    Due to various things, I've kinda gotten emotionally invested in the whole neurodivergence movement thing recently. The idea that things like autism should be treated as diversity rather than disability.

    Woof... Doesn't see the same way. He works as an ambulance driver and as such has seen a lot of people who have all sorts of difficulties... My understanding is that he thinks the whole ND movement thing is a bit naive and ignores some people who really need help and support.

    It's something we've butted heads about before, but it's gotten really bad the past two weeks. I just... Think there's something we're miscommunicating and misunderstanding. What he's saying sounds logically sound, but feels uncomfortable to me...

    I know I probably shouldn't rant about this stuff to the internet, but I could really use some comments by a neutral party. Especially since it feels like I'm strawmanning him super hard and projecting some of my own uncertainties onto him. Or maybe I'm avoiding uncomfortable truths? Or maybe I'm overlooking something and will make a fool of myself (which happens every time I talk about politics...). Again, just looking for extra views and thoughts.

    The crux of his thoughts are that some people really suffer. There are autistic people that have severe problems, like intense hypersensitivity, weak cognitive ability, inability to communicate. Those kinds of things.

    Outwardly at least, I personally don't have much issues. I have a job (for the time being - my quality of work has been slipping due to mental health), I can travel around unaided and I can communicate to people decently well. I have a lot of mental fuckery and problems, but that doesn't stop me getting the coveted title of "high functioning".

    So I can't really say that I have experienced the hardships faced by everyone. There are a number of people that will never be able to adapt and fit into society. Or those that are constantly overwhelmed by the world and have severe trouble coping. They have my sympathies, but I'm not them.

    Given that, am I forcing my views on people where I shouldn't? Am I assuming people are generally like me, and so I ignore the voices of those who have greater difficulties?

    Are we all like that here? Most people here are adults who can articulate their thoughts and desires clearly enough and can function "okay" enough in society.

    Can we truly advocate for people with more severe versions of the same symptoms? I think so; it's similar to how bi people can advocate for gay rights despite being able to have "normal" relationships. Woof doesn't think the same way for ND though. Different severities of conditions might require different allowances and support, which can get overlooked by people fighting just for themselves.

    I was going to go into specific cases about specific events, but that's probably not going to be useful. We've argued about a lot of the main controversial autism things, so I'll try to give a summary.

    My stance is usually on the "pro-ND" side. I think regardless of neurotype, everyone should get the support and not feel the need to change who they are. That even those with severe difficulties deserve to live their lives as best they can and be who they are.

    Woof's stance seems to be usually on the "pro-change" side. That if there was a way to remove people's neurodivergence without causing harm, it should be offered to them. And that for those that are truly suffering, it should be the choice that is encouraged.

    ... I guess his stance also reacts with my anxiety beast in a bad way... I would consider myself as someone who has suffered my entire life. Would it be better if I were someone else? Would Woof prefer me if I were someone else? Do I have a moral obligation to prevent people like me from existing? Do I deserve to live? Blegh.

    But yeah, sorry for rambling. It's all been stuck in my head and I'd appreciate some different viewpoints. Even if it's just to tell me that I'm wrong. If you've made it this far, I appreciate you reading it.

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    Duncan and Eddie | Slice of life webcomic

    www.webtoons.com Duncan and Eddie

    Two boyfriends stumbling their through life together. They may not be the most competent couple, but that won't stop them from loving each other to bits! Updates every SUNDAY

    Duncan and Eddie

    Webtoons Description: > Two boyfriends stumbling their through life together. They may not be the most competent couple, but that won't stop them from loving each other to bits!

    You've all probably seen this before, but posting anyway because I want to see this community become a repository of furry webcomics. :D

    It's a comic about two people being gay and adorable together.

    First Page: https://www.webtoons.com/en/canvas/duncan-and-eddie/1-sweaty/viewer?title_no=759764&episode_no=2

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    andreasjhkarlsson.github.io 4 billion if statements

    I recently stumbled upon this screenshot while researching social media on the train. Of course, it was followed by a cascade of spiteful comments, criticizing this fresh programmer’s attempt to solve a classical problem in computer science. The modulus operation.

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    The Parable of the Dagger

    Piped: https://piped.video/watch?v=sLVrQTd-OHI

    Got recommended this channel by The Algorithm, they have a few videos on AI and logic with cute dogs.

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    Looking for advice/sympathy about anxiety

    Hey autistic peeps. I'm not really in a great space mentally right now, and figured I'd ask if anyone knows of any good coping mechanisms or tricks or whatever.

    Anyway, some background. I'm one of those perpetually online types with no real irl hobbies. As you probably are aware (because Lemmy), there's been a lot of disruption in the online space recently. There's also been a fair amount of disruption in my personal life which I shan't go into. Kinda tempted to make a post here or /c/mentalhealth detailing my woefull history, but I'm not sure if there's interest.

    Anyway, the main thing is that since May, I've been struggling with anxiety, and been kind of letting it rot, get worse and pull in other things. It's at the point now where it feels a bit overwhelming and it's actively getting in the way of my thought patterns, which is as scary as it sounds.

    Through talking to people (including friends who I really appreciate taking the time to put up with me) about it, I've been able to drill it down to two main "fears":

    • I'm scared of trying new things or enjoying familiar things in case they get taken away from me in the future.
    • I'm vey uncomfortable with the idea of being restricted from things because of who I am or what I believe in.

    They struck me as being, for want of a better term, "autismy" thoughts, and get the feeling my nt friends dont "get" it. Just wondering if either of these statements resonate with anyone, or if anyone has advice on combatting them.

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    Furries Out of Context

    Piped: https://piped.video/watch?v=3I_SoRx4Qbc&list=PL_j3ke0EU-r3VL4tOQ6Ok5Co0A2uubf3w&index=1

    Youtube recommended me this series, and they're quite funny.

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    An emotionally charged rant/vent about fediverse politics

    Fair warning, this is something that's been in my head for a while now, and I just want to get it off my chest. This is going to be a very emotionally charged post, so... I guess take everything with a grain of salt and with the understanding that I suck at word choice.

    So this is partially in response to l_b_i's thread asking about Lemmy/Yiffit here: https://yiffit.net/post/3318470 . Would have responded there, but that seems to be focused on Lemmy (and particularly Yiffit) side of thing, and I want to rant about the fediverse as a whole.

    So, firstly the software. I think Mastodon is a really good piece of kit. As a Twitter competitor, it's really good and has more than enough features. It also makes a fairly solid ActivityPub reader, although it doesn't really work with Lemmy that well.

    Lemmy is rough around the edges, but that can be fixed with work. The leanings of the developers might be concerning, but it's AGPL so whatever.

    ActivityPub as a whole is a cool concept, many social media networks connecting together regardless of platform. Anyone heard of pixelfed? No? It just kinda happened and if you have Mastodon you might have been following a Pixelfed user without realizing it.

    I just... Have been increasingly frustrated at the aristocracy running everything recently. There's just so much drama between admins that result in them completely severing connections between instances. And this isn't petty squabbles between two small instances either, these are large instances with up to several thousand users each. Constantly falling out and causing their users to fall out of touch.

    Personally, I've been using the Fediverse seriously since like April (or whenever the Reddit drama started), and currently have 5 fediverse accounts (excluding my super secret AD ones). I'd consider them all to have been on instances involved in fediverse politics that had resulted in some amount of connections being lost.

    Since April, to my knowledge, there's been three major fediverse-wide "dramas" that have resulted in major instances either defederating or threatening to defederate. One was started by someone who had perhaps too much influence and inability to listen to feedback, one was started by a literal troll and one was started by Facebook. How does a platform that prides itself on being censorship resistant let itself fall apart this easily!?

    I don't want to have to feel like I have to keep on track of the latest fediverse politics. I don't want to have to feel like I have to keep a backup of my followers list just in case something happens. I don't want to feel like I have to frequently change instance due to the influence of some other instance. I don't want to have to feel like I have to "pick a side" in conflicts that are mostly hidden in an unsearchable space.

    Hell, the Mastodon devs literally had to add a screen to the defederation flow that basically says "this is how many people you are going to fuck up".

    I just want a place to look at people in funny animal costumes and fancy coloured pixels. Maybe it's because of autism, maybe this is a neurotypical thing as well, but personally I am very uncomfortable with the idea of losing contact with people I follow without realizing it and not being able to regain that contact. I'm also heavily vulnerable to obsessing over drama and politics (and try to curate my feed to avoid it as much as possible), which I can't really do against this stuff.

    For the Fediverse to work, we NEED to fix this. We need to get better. Maybe something simple like this: https://furry.engineer/@savvywolf/111292057237519826 . Maybe a public record of accountability for instances that explains why things happened.

    Honestly, with these issues being a frequent enough occurrence I can't really wholeheartedly shill Mastodon as a Twitter/Bluesky alternative anymore...

    For reference, if you were a furry content creator looking for an instance to maximise reach, I'd personally recommend you avoid the following instances (from personal experience):

    • beehaw.org
    • furry.engineer
    • lemmy.world
    • mastodon.art
    • mastodon.scot
    • mastodon.social
    • meow.social
    • tech.lgbt
    • Any instance with a hidden blocklist
    • Very small instances, since they have limited reach and may vanish.

    Not saying these instances are bad, it's just that, through their fault or otherwise, they've been involved in drama that has effectively cut them off from parts of the fediverse.

    Anyway, thanks for reading my rant. Apologies for having to do this and ruining your day, but I just needed to get it off my chest.

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    Red Landscape

    Just something I threw together last night, figured I'd share it here. Enjoy!

    Think it came out decently, although I think the "grass" is a bit messy.

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    Let's Play | Holly Streams Super Lesbian Animal RPG

    Piped: https://piped.video/watch?v=WVh55e-xUeQ

    A couple playing through Super Lesbian Animal RPG; a game that is unashamedly both lesbian and furry.

    It's a good game!

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