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Part of why we say "solidarity not charity" is because the way charity is typically presented gives moral superiority to the givers - and often, moral inferiority to the receivers (or sometimes "takers," if they decide to be particularly transparent about it)

Truisms like "it is better to give than to receive" implicitly contain "it is wrong to receive help." It's wrong to ask for the support you need, to want it, even to accept it when offered. Panhandling, for instance, is often portrayed not just as shameful, but immoral - even greedy

Solidarity, and especially mutual aid, are meant to reject that dichotomy. Everyone at Food Not Bombs eats together, volunteers and otherwise, and talks to each other. Our Free Store puts "it's free because it's yours" all over its reading material - it's not a gift, not a blessing, not charity. And that makes *such* a big difference

just lewd this time 

It'd be incredibly hot, though, and fit right into our D/s dynamic. Being polyam also, the idea that her other partner(s) would see it–many times–is super fucking erotic.

Plus, we intend for it to be the diameter of my penis. 😸

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lewd-adjacent; mostly big fee-fees 

I made a tattoo design that C. might, if we go through with it, get high on her inner thigh.

It's my symbol. I have it on an ink stamp. I sprayed it onto my rubber boots. Plus, as it stands now, it has the words "I BELONG TO" above it. It's not subtle.

The idea is freakin' me out a little. I plan to marry and spend the rest of my life with her, and the thought that she'd do this is still a big ol' nervous-maker.

We chatted about it. We'll continue to.

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The joy of owning a cat where you step on a lump in a dark room and have to wonder if it's a bodily excretion or simply one of those catnip mice that occasionally reappear after a few months.

Boost if you agree.

Y'all, it's spelled

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new rule: no more gritty reboots unless they actually feature gritty playing the main role

Wow. I didn't expect cleaning and oiling my x-axis rods to quiet my 3d printer this much.

Last night: 

✅ saw Bit Brigade
✅ chatted with a guy in a Bullet Club tee
✅ chatted with one of the band members about south Georgia
✅ went to karaoke for exactly one song
✅ saw several Friday night buddies
✅ saw unexpected Austin buddy

Not giving all the detail, but it was a sorta whirlwind night with nice surprises. 😺

Brian from Double Ferrari/Bit Brigade is a cool dude.

A'ight, I got to the venue and I'm gonna see Bit Brigade in a li'l while. 🤘🏼

I'm proud of my kid. I had to flash explain exponents to him to do some order of operations problems, and he picked it right up. Like, he still wants to write it & see it visually; he's writing down the correct stuff. 💪🏼

There we go. He liked the design, and I got it all worked out. Printing a test.

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He wanted me to combine two ideas, and I think I did so pretty well. Used a bit of artistic license to give half of the idea a very small twist; I feel it fits the other half well.

The question, of course, is if he'll agree.

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Got paid for one 3D commission, working on the design for the second. Just sent an initial idea to the guy; hope he likes it. :kirby:

wrestle shouting 

GODDAMMIT HOW DO I SEE ORANGE CASSIDY V. SU YUNG AT PRESTIGE FROM LAST WEEKEND

THIS IS IMPORTANT

lewd, contemplative 

Admittedly, this is most likely to happen with exes.

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lewd, contemplative 

Ever see someone's relationship changes (especially engagement/marriage) and think, "Dang, their fiancé(e) must FUCK"?

Worse, ever then go on to consider other relationships you, they, people in general have and sadly think, "well, shit, maybe they don't"?

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