I've been hard of hearing for basically my entire life. There was a fungual infection in our apartment under my crib and it infected my ear causing damage to it. So i have to ask my family A LOT to speak up and they think this is like the most outrageous demand a person could ask of them and often they'll just drop whatever subject entirely rather than repeat it again or even say it louder. its so frustrating!!
@commiequeer @Elizafox Englishman living in America: yeah, it's fucked up. Everyone thinks they're middle class. Say "working class" and people will think you mean "WHITE working class," which AFAICT means "Lives in a rural area." The whole concept of class just bounces right off these people and spins them onto a different concept. Say "Hey, someone in the democrats maybe say something about the working class," people think you mean "Racism = solved."
will it make you less 'quoteable' or 'memeable'? maybe. will it make something that might get you less boosts and favourites? maybe.
but if your online interaction is complete insincerity, you're not looking at interacting with people as much as you are looking at trying to market a product. and *being* that product is going to be exhausting. you are more than a product, and you deserve to sincerely connect with other human beings.
@bewitchyourmind ive been listening to c̸͈̈́h̸̞͑ā̶̮p̷̙̽ö̵̥́ ̸̫̐t̴̙̊r̸̲̉a̸̘̔p̶̨͐ ̶̠̓h̸͇̓o̷͎͆u̷͈͂s̸̺͒ě̷̱ and was musing on how the holiday special, a parody of its a wonderful life, instead of angels getting their wings they get cat ears and huge knockers and it's called getting their fursona and tbh its kind of wild that a bunch of old goons (who were known for being kind of a dick about furries back in the day) famous basically for being old goons just casually joke about being furries now
im glad the furries won tbh