hi i'm syd
i'm like a star in that i'm beautiful, incredibly dense and possibly dead
A couple people have asked me about this! I’ll mostly breaks down how it works!
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Here’s a good introduction to Shaders that is from a different side on what I’m attempting to explain, but also more comprehensive!
It gets kind of long and technical from here on out!
Hey guys, so a quick update on my situation, a friend of mine was able to help us pay for a trailer a while back, and I’ve been trying to get a new ID and get a job, but so far I haven’t had any luck with either. We’re going to need another $700 by the 5th of September to keep up our rent, and it doesn’t look like we’re going to be able to get it by ourselves, so while I hate to do it I need to ask for help again.
The $700 will cover our rent and utilities, so our water, electric, AC, etc. There’s a few churches in the area that might be able to help us out a little bit with some of the funds, but we still need to get as much as we can ourselves. My mom and I will both be going back to school and should be getting a grant/student loan but that’s going to take some time still. If we can pay the rent this month, we’ll be able to make it through ourselves from here on out.
There’s a Pitchin link on my blog (*WARNING: Autoplay*) if you want to help out. Another way you can help out is to reblog this and just spread the word, I’d really appreciate it.
If anyone at all can help it would be really great even if you can’t donate just reblogging and spreading the word would help so so much. Things are finally starting to get a bit better with him and his mom going to school and getting grants but all thats gunna go down the drain if they end up on the streets so please even if its just a small ammount or even if its just reblogging any kind of help would just be really really appreciated
aw jeez i have a few rly nice messages in my inbox that i totally just forgot about and now i feel weird sending replies after this long so um
as much as this might sound like a humblebrag if u sent me a message recently and i didn’t respond, i apologise! but i did read + appreciate them, i just haven’t been on tumblr a whole lot recently as u may have noticed
myc wasn’t able to rise to the level of social status and power she had because of how the “trans community is toxic”. she was able to do so because she is a skilled manipulator and is good with getting people to go along with her ideas. she turned any disagreement with her into a personal attack. any criticism of her personal actions was abstracted as just a “minor political disggreement”. she was difficult to criticise and deal with and i do not blame the people in this community for her actions.
This website contains a wealth of useful information on ways to help the people in Ferguson, how you can organize and participate locally, and helps to spread the word and keep the message strong.
"corruption" as a term implies that something is not functioning as it should, that there are secret deals going on that interfere with the proper functioning of systems in order to benefit particular individuals.
capitalism is monstrous even and especially when it works out in the open and without deception
that suddenly games journalism has become “corrupt” in this sense makes a lot of sense, if you consider that the “corruption” in question is a “malfunction” in the engine that is the Gaming Industry that has resulted in opportunities for poor artists and minorities to thrive instead of wealthy capitalist-class white males and their target audience of misogynists.
accordingly, the larger dialogue of the group identifying as “Gamers” is to repair this so-called malfunction in their capitalist engine, such that privileged groups and CEOs can continue to thrive at the expense of minorities of any class - be they consumers, journalists, or even creators themselves
essentially, to gamers, “corruption” in journalism is the idea that there can be a dialogue that posits women (and basically all minorities, really,) should be allowed to have voices as consumers, give opinions as reporters, and even labor upon their own works and benefit from them rather than having them claimed by the men in charge of their projects, companies, and websites.
crushing the voices of people who, for instance, support these individuals and purchase their products through patreon (who are categorically too poor to have their own formal firms in the industry,) is one example of how this “corruption” is being prevented.
hi, i'm sorry if this has been asked but in your powerpoint you said that the tumblr sj community is guilty of antisemitism. what kind of things has it done? also, i love your blog!
I’ll take this one since I’m the blog’s resident Jew. Oy vey, where do I start…
- SJ community loves to police Jewish identity and silence actual Jews when they talk about their own identities. This usually happens in context of either “Are Jews White?” or “Jewishness is just a religion” conversations. In reality, Jews are an ethnoreligious group that ethnically originated in the middle east, and while some ethnic Jews have light skin, it’s actually due to centuries of forced assimilation in European and Slavic countries through rape, which is a big reason why Jewishness is matrilineal. Furthermore, there exist Jews who do not look white at all. There are black, brown, and asian Jews who are all ethnically Jewish, and these conversations erase them.
- "Jewish privilege". Fact: It’s not a thing. It’s actually a very common anti-semitic trope that says that Jews run everything so they are not oppressed. Jews are oppressed, and face anti-semitic violence.
- "Anti-semitism is not just about Jews, there are other semitic people." While yea, there are other semitic people, the term "anti-semitism" was created by Germans in the 19th century to refer specifically to the hatred of Jews because it sounded more scientific.
- Blaming anti-semitic violence in Europe on the actions of Israel. I see this literally every single day on this site, and it’s very upsetting. Jews that live in the diaspora are not responsible for Israel’s actions, and especially should not be suffering at the hands of white people in Europe under the guise of anti-zionism.
- Finally, and this is a big pet peeve of mine. The only people I ever see reblogging posts about anti-semitism are other Jews. Even a lot of my non-Jewish followers will reblog posts about racism, sexism, homophobia, etc. but ignore posts about anti-semitism, and that as a Jew makes me feel unsafe.
That’s enough for now. If you’re interested in learning more about Jewish identity and anti-semitism, you are welcome to check out my personal blog: yochevedke. I discuss that stuff a lot.
Another Jew reblogging about anti-semitism. I’ve seen some increase in concern about this from goyim, but it’s been slow going. Hopefully we’ll pick up a big head of steam soon.
"The only people I ever see reblogging posts about anti-semitism are other Jews. Even a lot of my non-Jewish followers will reblog posts about racism, sexism, homophobia, etc. but ignore posts about anti-semitism, and that as a Jew makes me feel unsafe."
the amount with which this point in particular resonates with me is unreal
I think one of the most relevant things Marxism has to say about society today is that individuals don’t control the system. Capitalists aren’t motivated to oppress the working class because they’re morally bad as individuals. You could put anyone at the helm of a company - woman, gay, Christian, liberal, communist, president of the NAACP - but when they sit down and are forced to balance the budget of an enterprise, the marketplace demands that they exploit labor to the maximum extent possible. That means, if they want their enterprise to survive in the marketplace, they need to pay low wages, provide minimal benefits, de-skill labor, keep high employee turnover, provide few breaks, etc, because as they push the price of labor lower, they increase the amount of wealth they get to retain as profit. If a barista produces $200 of drinks in their working day, an enterprise needs to push the amount they pay for that labor as low as possible. The progressive gay female transgender boss of color may pay her workers $100 per day for this labor, but she’s just going to get run out of business by Starbucks, who pays $60 for the same amount of labor.