money, family - Show more
when I say "I hate my family", it's short-form for "I hate how my family relations have monetary figures attached to them, and especially how my mom feels entitled to my servitude because she INVESTED a lot of money in me, the daughter she tried hard (and mostly failed) to raise in her own image"
Redoing my #introductions:
I'm Nadiah from West Malaysia, known as f-identity on #Tumblr from whence I migrated last Dec. I've been raised as a cisgender woman, but I prefer to be identified as nonbinary sometimes. Guess I can say I'm genderfluid?
I write fanfiction (you can find my AO3 in my profile) as well as original fic which I normally don't publish. I like listening to #heavymetal, mostly thrash and melodic, sometimes #instrumental music. I play the #flute by ear, and I have yet to make a habit of practicing.
If you're curious how I sound like, you can have a listen here https://vocaroo.com/i/s1h5KsK0rn74
Sorry about all the long pauses, I'm bad at talking IRL
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Yes, my fantasy writing uses something to the extent of Four Elements, but not "Water, Earth, Fire, Air"
My nature-based Four Elements is "Weather, Terrain, Flora, Fauna" (arranged this way because of something I call "spectrum of sentience". Like, which element is most self-aware, easiest for humans to be good at or somethin)
They all interact with one another in some fashion. None are wholly separate from the other.
Not sure about restricting oneself to just one element, or maybe magic is something that one needs to study in depth, and so they have to concentrate on only one
I think the biggest realization I've had about love while growing up is discarding the idea of a "soulmate". It's a sweet concept, and I don't think anyone who describes their partner that way is doing something terrible or wrong.
But people are people, everyone has problems. Issues they have to work through, and they're their own person. No one person was Born for our sake, they were born for theirs. So we have to put forth the effort to be a part of their lives, just like they have to do so vice versa.
Being with someone isn't saying "we're meant to be together", it's "I want to grow together".
the first time I was out around my maternal grandmother, she kept accidentally calling me my mom's name and it was incredibly validating
Tammy comes out to her Grandma
sincere yet again, meta Show more
Interacting here feels like I'm growing a plant with each of my friends here, and every plant is different, and every interaction feeds it.
Some are watered every day, some once a month, some aren't even watered but instead sprinkled with earth or glitter.
But each and every one of them deserves a kiss
Earth First: **Despite Risks, Canada’s Tar Sands Industry Is Betting Big on Oil Trains**
"While Canadian oil train volumes are breaking records, those numbers could be even higher if not for the efforts of activists effectively blocking new oil-by-rail infrastructure in North America."
violence mention Show more
Holding my student ID card in my hand
Thinking about how Kirika from Noir used hers to slit a man's throat
DSM, medical model, pathologizing Show more
The lede and second paragraph on this NY Times article from 2008 is a bit sensationalistic, but it's a good overview of how the process around revising the DSM isn't just "experts being experts, so stfu, advocates" (which gets asserted in various ways on occasion, including on here).
"The debate is particularly intense because the manual is both a medical guidebook and a cultural institution. It helps doctors make a diagnosis and provides insurance companies with diagnostic codes without which the insurers will not reimburse patients’ claims for treatment.
The manual — known by its initials and edition number, DSM-V — often organizes symptoms under an evocative name. Labels like obsessive-compulsive disorder have connotations in the wider culture and for an individual’s self-perception."
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