I went to the thing and I’m glad I did! I was the only obviously-dmab person there but nobody made me feel conspicuous at all. I talked to a bunch of people and they were all great.
I WANT TO WRITE ABOUT THE WHOLE THING because it felt so great to be there but I’ve been sitting here trying to for a good twenty minutes and I’m too tired to organize more than like, one or two thoughts. Not to mention I have to get up for day one in the morning.
SHIT. FUCK. I replied with “Zhorken” in the sender field. Fuck. Oh well.
antialiasis a réagi à votre billet :Hi everyone! We’d like to have a get-together…
Go! You’re explicitly welcome so nobody can judge you for being there. Assert your identity and get to know people!
rotomw a réagi à votre billet :Hi everyone! We’d like to have a get-together…
go if you plan on being out! :D
surskitty a réagi à votre billet :Hi everyone! We’d like to have a get-together…
go for it, Zhorken! >:DD
aaaand from #veekun:
<Zhorken> do I want to go to this?
<JD> do you like dinners
<Zhorken> I like dinners but I’m wary of being the only one there who falls under “women [asterisk]”
<Zhorken> instead of just women
<JD> go, it’s pretty clear they want you
<surskitty> go Zhorken
OKAY. WELL. I guess I’m going.
But I’m still terrified. /o\
We’d like to have a get-together with the women* of the incoming batch and of the July - October batch on Sunday, 8/31 before the new batch starts.
* you’re welcome however you identify/present— this is intended to be a Gender Diversity at Hacker School dinner.
Do I want to go to this? I’m terrified of going and being the only one there who only falls under ‘women [asterisk]’, but on the other hand it might be a good opportunity to assert that I’m not a dude
I seriously need to decide soon if it’s happening this evening
Hello from New York
This place is very, very… city. Which is not my cup of tea. I’ll spare you all the complaining though. I’m sure I’ll get to like it better once I explore it a little more and figure out where they’re hiding all the plants. I did it with Toronto; I can do it with New York.
So far I’ve figured out the subway and gone grocery shopping, almost like a real adult. It’s been over a year since I did my own grocery shopping and it was a little overwhelming. I walked in and suddenly realized I had no idea what I wanted, and there were so many options. On the other hand, I also didn’t realize how much I missed the feeling of being a real adult and getting my own groceries.
My roommate’s nice and seems easy to live with so far. My pillow is really flat and I asked if it was alright if I went out and bought a new one and she was like “lmao of course, it’s your room”. (It’s her apartment, I’m subletting; I was worried she might be insulted if I complained about the bed.)
(This actually happened in Toronto: I got my own pillows and put a layer of padding on the bed and the landlord took it really personally. I brought my own toaster oven, too, and he was insulted that I didn’t use the weeny one that I didn’t even realize was stashed away below the sink.)
ALSO. Also. She has a cat named Sakura who is really cute. Living with a cat makes everything easier.
Three and a half days to Hacker School, still having a zillion clashing feelings
surskitty is currently attempting the Mars level on Katamari Drive mode. While on heavy-duty painkillers. The cowbear no longer feels so impressive.
"This is exciting because I can’t actually see what I’m doing half the time."
FURRET because I love furret but this one doubles as a little gift for zhorken as thanks for drawing my squirrely mascot a while back..!
I’m pretty certain that furret is one of their favorites~
THIS IS SO CUTE
I totally forgot you wanted me to pick something for you to draw for me waugh. But you did a VERY GOOD JOB of choosing for me omg. LOOK AT THAT FLOOF. And the paws. And how frickin pleased it is with itself omg. Plus I’m also always a fan of Furret having an actual tail instead of just being a tube.
(Not that “look how far I’ve come” isn’t a totally valid way of thinking about things; it’s just so nice not to have to rely on it)
I need to draw more stuff I can actually post because I’m actually, like, happy with my art lately. I don’t have to play “but look how far I’ve come!” games with myself or anything; I actually like my art on its own merits. I’d follow my own art blog if I weren’t already me.
Baby hippos are the best
Is this what people mean when they go *chinhands*
Basically as much as I’ve been struggling with anxiety this week, I’d be freaking out a thousand times more if I were at home. So glad I came to visit surskitty first. What a good surskitty. What a good friend.