I think the biggest issue is boosts. I don't follow people who *post* violent shit, but people keep boosting it. I turn off boosts and I don't see it, but I also don't get to find new awesome people to follow, and it just gets quieter and quieter around here.
So I mute the dickheads whose stuff keeps getting boosted, but then I've got half of trans Mastodon muted and what's the point?
Complaint about un-CWed violence
Too many angry dickheads on this site lately, I know lockdown is sending everyone doolally but specific threats of violence directed at the reader with no CW are still a bit much.
Unless I can find somewhere to hide in a soft, calm corner of the fediverse, I think I need to take my leave 💜
Went for a walk at the country park earlier. Lots of people, but everyone very well-behaved.
The only "trouble" came from a teenage couple. The girl asked the boy to move two metres away from another group, and - presumably in a bid to impress her with how hard he was - said "I don't give a fuck about two metres". She wasn't very happy with him 😂
The same goes for the bunch of lads I saw doing rugby training on the rugby field the other week. The health and social benefits of seeing the lads and playing a bit of rugby probably vastly outweigh the infinitesimal risk of one of them having the virus.
The best way to make yourself sick is to be constantly tightly wound about what everyone else is doing.
Please don't @ me to argue about this or yell at me, I've made my mind up on this subject. 💜
I keep hearing about people I know meeting new people on dating apps and going to their houses for casual sex.
I honestly can't get mad. I've used it all up. I can't get angry at young, healthy, low-risk people who more likely than not haven't got the virus meeting and engaging in an activity that's good for mental and physical health.
The "stay in! at all times! hunker in the bunker!" thing has run its course. Life is risky and has a 100% chance of death. I'm done judging.
Sad moment, taking the university timetable app off my phone's home screen to make room for something else.
To be fair, I haven't used it for months, it used to be useful because they moved our rooms around every couple of weeks, but I'm definitely not going to be using it until at least September 😭
Saying "this particular murder is so important it doesn't need a CW" is basically saying "this life is more valuable and important than another life" and that's not cool 💜
I see today that various boffins are saying it's too early to come out of the total lockdown (the fact that we already largely have notwithstanding). I have to ask, if this is too early, when do they suggest we do it? We have to weigh this up against the unimaginable health costs of the lockdown, which we can't neatly put into a day-by-day tally.
Five cases is almost certainly an under-representation of the truth, not everyone gets tested. But testing is way up, cases are way down.
I don't watch the numbers, I think the constant tick-tick-tick of cases and deaths on the rolling news is absolutely fucking terrible for mental health.
But I did clock today that our district of 500,000 people racked up a massive surge of five new Covid cases in the past week. That's after many weeks of very lax lockdown and social distancing adherence locally - cafés open, packed parks, non stop family visits.
I was listening to local US radio on an SDR (you can't hear US radio streams in the UK, they're blocked) and their traffic bulletin is "sponsored by Duck Duck Go".
I was always under the impression that Duck Duck Go was a little grassroots project, not the sort of company that would advertise on the radio?
There's a photo in the paper - behind a paywall so I've screenshotted it here - of a bunch of blokes in a pub in Prague. All of them look over 60 if not 70, sitting cheek-by-jowl, masks pulled down while they neck their pints.
We know men of a certain age are most at risk from Covid. What on earth is going on over there? 🍻
Early 30s (she says hopefully). Trans. Supposedly an Urban Planning student. I've usually got the radio on. Sometimes I even like what I hear.
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