Hello, radical.town! I’m an occasional birdsite escapee trying to establish a new home in the fediverse. I’ve had a few masto accounts in the past, but tried to juggle multiple instances, and couldn’t find a community in which to comfortably settle.
I live in Toronto. I try to operate in a framework of compassion, mutual aid, distrust of power and hierarchy, and awe of this wild-ass existence. I like sci-fi/fantasy, heavy metal, electronica, astronomy, and trivia.
My eyes suck.
i’m kinda surprised. i thought the owners were gonna string everyone along until they got the building condemned and tore it down to build more condos. there’s a redevelopment notice on the corner by the building, and the property owner has several buildings around that block.
a lot of people will have moved on, so i imagine they’ll crank the rent on new tenants.
i count at least 13 construction derricks visible along the skyline, and i’m sure there are a couple dozen more that i can’t resolve or are obstructed.
i’ve taken pictures of the skyline pretty regularly since we moved to this place in 2008. i should dust off the ol’ image editor and put together a timeline of the construction boom here.
the only people that have benefitted from it all are capitalists and other grifters.
artificial intelligence, skynet, techbros
techbros are the reason I'm afraid of artificial intelligence becoming skynet
it's not because an AI would naturally hate humans. it's because an AI *made by techbros* could easily become that
I don't trust them to make an AI that they don't have some control over, and even if they tried to make an independent one, I don't trust them to do it correctly
techbro apps don't care about anyone else, so why would a techbro AI be any different
arachnophobia, body horror, possible Scary Stories We Tell In The Dark movie spoilers
audio description I read yesterday: “she touches a tentacle poking out of her cheek, and panics!”
-editor comes to me today
“I read the book, and it’s actually a spider’s leg. spiders come out of her cheek.”
cool, dude. thanks for the correction. really makes me want to see the whole film.
body, exercise, mh
I’ve struggled with some dysmorphia most of my life, for Reasons, and a near-total lack of self-confidence about my ability to engage in physical exertion, for more Reasons. I’ve often wanted to build some strength and stamina, only to be foiled by clownish standards set by myself and others. I’m now doing something I can manage, at a pace I can sustain, with the limitless support of a loving partner.
I feel good.
Anyway, enough sincerity, back to shitposting.
Finally, I often felt foolish and pathetic, like I was just playing at exercise. D❤️’s support has greatly helped my self-confidence. Avoiding others’ exercise advice has also helped; after reading, I often felt worse about myself. One person mentioned how he downs an entire jug of water during a workout, as an example of the kind of effort he thinks people should exert, which is great for him and trash for anyone who doesn’t live in a gym. Fuck that shit; any little bit helps.
My past intermittent efforts at establishing a workout routine always fell apart for a few reasons. First, I pushed myself to do too much, too fast. 10 x 10 is a cycle I can sustain. 3 x 25 of things like pushups or heavy curls quickly left me out of breath and pain tolerance capacity. Second, I never successfully settled into a schedule, which made it easy for me to simply blow things off until I no longer did them at all.
My routine since the end of Jume has been 10 x 10 pushups, plus 100 total of any other movements. It’s not a helluva lot, but I don’t need a helluva lot, and it gives me some opportunity to try more strenuous movements without overextending myself. I might try to expand the routine to 10 x 10 pushups, 10 x 10 crunches (I usually do at least 50 now anyway), and 100 of other movements. I’d like to get a stationary bike for cardio work, though climbing stairs will do for now.
#halfdayfriday will involve an air conditioner replacement. Here’s hoping my new muscles are up to the task of hauling the busted unit downstairs.
antifa supersoldier. a new world in our hearts. i don’t like bullies.
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