(I just DMed this to someone else here, and it's worth sharing publicly, SO!)
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Hi @brainygremlin , welcome to gamemaking.social!
Let me know if you have any questions about how this place works or the wider Fediverse :)
job opportunity for queer illustrators of color, birdsite boost
Hi! I'm looking for QUEER POC illustrators, especially black, brown, trans and non binary artists who have editorial/fashion illustration experience. This is for a PAID project. Please tag/retweet/link portfolios etc. Thank you! 🧡
Have you tried filling in your profile's metadata section?
You can add links, or even just random info, which appear as a table next to your public profile.
1. Click on "Edit Profile"
2. Go to "Profile Metadata" section and fill in one or more rows
3. (optional) To verify your ownership of a website, insert the verification code into your website's code. This will make verified links turn green on your profile with a tick next to them.
4. Click Save
Saying "any pronouns are fine!" doesn't make you a good ally
Okay so I want to preface this by saying these are general trends, and there's a whole lot of exceptions.
A thing I notice really commonly though is that when spaces where people are asked to give their pronouns, quite often people I perceive as cis -- and it's usually people I perceive as guys -- will make a big point of saying "any pronouns for me are fine!"
This doesn't actually help. I know the thought process is to show that you're cool and hip to a world that doesn't have as much in the way of gender expectations, but. Really. I promise. Having preferred pronouns is fine. Saying "anything works!" smacks of performative allyship and, in practice, means we have to guess for what pronoun you're actually listening for -- which defeats the entire point of people giving pronouns.
If your assumed gender identity has always fit comfortably, it's easy to feel like gender isn't a big deal. It's easy to think "yeah whatever is fine, I'm cool with things." This is especially true if you know that assigned masculinity is a prison. I can say in confidence, though, that if you've lived a life where people continually made the wrong assumption, pronouns can become a very big deal.
So, really, I promise, it's fine to say "I use he/him pronouns".
some facts about putting pronouns in profiles (247 words)
- Some people put pronouns in their profiles.
- Some people get misgendered a lot when they don't put pronouns in their profile, and put pronouns in their profile so they get misgendered less.
- Some of those aforementioned people are trans people.
- Bigots like to pick out things that the subjects of their bigotry do as "weird" to justify their harassment and abuse.
- When cis members of a community put pronouns in their profiles, harassment for listing pronouns becomes less. Anti-trans bigots are more hesitant to do it because doing so feels less socially acceptable; pro-trans people are emboldened to speak out against any such harassment that does occur. Further, trans people feel safer putting pronouns in their profiles.
- Not every cis person is comfortable or safe putting pronouns in their profile. (Not every 'cis' person is cis.) For that matter, not every /trans/ person is comfortable or safe putting pronouns in their profile. For some people, it's a no-brainer to include them or not; for other people, it's a hard choice, and they're the only ones who can make that choice.
- We talk about putting pronouns in profiles because we want people who've never thought about it to realize that it's possible. We can't make a choice for them, but they can't make the choice if they don't know there's one to be made, or what they're choosing between ... so we talk about it.
Hey, so I'm mapping out a website that'd be like an up-to-date version of http://www.sortingh.at.
But I don't feel like I have a great name, any suggestions?
So far I've got:
- tool recs specs (like X-Ray Spex, gettit)
- findy pants
Doesn't have to reference clothing, just thought that was a nice little homage.
Only works with Blender < 2.8 at the mo' though.
Couple of videos on the guy's YT too:
i have been doing a design dive into keshi and other cheap plastic minifigures. i thought i'd share this here because other folks who are into pixel art might find this interesting.
(this image is from http://neclosfortress.com , which is a lovely reference)
Toni Morrison, from a speech she gave in 1981. Gosh this seems relevant to just about any kind of creative work these days. thx @jomc
Game Making Tools is a few things, but mostly a wiki for amateur game/vidcon makerers.
1/2 admin accounts, handles most of the adminy announcement stuff :)
Hi! Game Making Social is a part of the Fediverse dedicated to being a well-moderated, cosy, friendly place to talk and share stuff about amateur videogame making, and everything surrounding that.
It's kinda an offshoot of Game Making Tools, which is a wiki(+) for a similar audience.
Game makers, game writers, game curators, etc. etc. most welcome!
I also try to maintain a list of not-jerk game-making communities on the wiki, which you might find interesting.
Please read the rules before signing-up :)
PS: We have Animal Crossing, LSD, and Klik & Play emoji :3