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are in the air, & I'm nothing if not extremely pliable! I'm James, @paralithode but in a smaller community w/a nicer feel! I'm an illustrator, fantasist & broad-spectrum nerd.

I've lived w/ since I was 14–a chronic illness that affects cognition & means I'm always exhausted+in pain. Usually not v. active (except for boosting a lot of visual art & some nice social justice threads), tho every day I say goodnight before I got to bed.

My primary partner+carer is @Damage 💕​

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Hello, & thank you so much to everyone who's decided to watch my posts, new friends & long-standing companions–especially since I've moved across the fediverse! I'm grateful for the time & space you've given me in your social media ecosystem. I hope to bring good & valuable things to your timeline.

If you see me post about anything you'd prefer to be given a content note, or if there's anything I'm doing you'd like me to do less or more of, please let me know & I'll do my best to improve!

Our sisters are out here looking out for us. :blobcatlove:​ Here's a helpful summary of strategies to heal from continual racist trauma:

therapyforblackgirls.libsyn.co

“Silence forces us to realize that our words, the units of our naming and recognition in the world, presuppose a reality which is prior to our naming and doing.” Charles H Long

something a bit simpler this time, trying to build up from the basics and also pay tribute to Brian Lee's powerful tuesday dog meme

my 1st effort of feels rocky–still struggling w/the massive, but oddly cramped space of digital drawing & procreate...but so what! lets accept what we can do today & roll on~

here's a gibboblin! after centuries of bullying by wizards goblins have acquired a curious tendency to spontaneously transmute, adopting the physiologies of nearby creatures. The gibboblin's throat sac & absurd arms seem to be influenced by the siamang

@alpine_thistle I have read the Little House books so many times that "homesteading" immediately makes me think Homestead Act, which makes me think about the US government giving away land they stole from natives, which makes me think about genocide. So yeah, the term "homesteading" suggests to me that the people who use the term are either proud of this history, or ignorant of it, neither of which is a good look.

I used to be in favor of “homesteading” but on further reflection it’s just clueless white people at best and straight-up fascists at worst

“Gardening” and “DIY” are normal non-dogwhistle words but “homesteading” and “self-sufficiency” send up extreme red flags

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Kicking it up with a promo! Get a pair icon for just 25$,
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Race, whiteness + La Am/USA thread 

Race, whiteness + La Am/USA thread 

Good afternoon friends! Clouds thickened & closed up, rain returning in the night. Streams still low & only small puddles, but enough to leave foliage heavy & bedraggled, concrete w/a faint dark sheen. Sun has vanished again, & the atmosphere has a soft misty dimness like the faintest drifting of smoke.

Late-night ipad drawing threw my rhythm off again, but being so engrossed is exciting in its own way.

May we find humility & reflect on how we can best de-center privileged experiences today!

It's #goblinweek !!! #goblinweek2020

Dirt and Grime are materials scavengers. They're also chained together at the neck, which is inconvenient

#krita #artwithopensource #MastoArt

Good afternoon friends! Clouds thickened & closed up, rain returning in the night. Streams still low & only small puddles, but enough to leave foliage heavy & bedraggled, concrete w/a faint dark sheen. Sun has vanished again, & the atmosphere has a soft misty dimness like the faintest drifting of smoke.

Late-night ipad drawing threw my rhythm off again, but being so engrossed is exciting in its own way.

May we find humility & reflect on how we can best de-center privileged experiences today!

There is something very satisfying about seeing white people through this lens!

This is decolonizing anthropology

betamax.video/videos/watch/073

Babakiueria, a 1986 Australian satirical film on relations between Aboriginal Australians and Australians of European descent.
Babakiueria revolves around a role-reversal, whereby it is Aboriginal Australians who have invaded and colonised the fictitious country of Babakiueria, a land that has long been inhabited by white natives

”In this disjunctive space what Africans experienced was not Presence or Being but the totaliz- ing Nothingness of Non-Being. Non-Being constitutes, therefore, the primal experience of black identity and black religion. But since the experience of Non-Being is ineffable what language can we employ in describing black religion’s origin“

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