Was discussing language things with my Portuguese friend and it's funny how the word 'sweetie' is absolutely condescending UNLESS you are a waiter at a greasy spoon diner. And only the waiter is allowed to say it. YOU the customer are not allowed to say it, like i think you'd actually get sent directly to hell if you called a diner server sweetie.
Currently reading H is for Hawk and have spotted and ID'd the Northern Harrier twice while out at Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie
The Harrier is absolutely fascinating and is probably my new favorite bird. Their face has the same shape as owls. These feathers are arranged in a circular manner which channels the sounds of small animals (prey) directly to their ears. They hunt freely in the day time and are the only North American Raptor that is solely designed for silent hunting.
***trying to be NT in the first sentence
Which is not to say I am "out" in all spaces, but I'm working on it and I am just so proud of myself
Mystique from X-men was such a great metaphor for me with trying to be ND, CIS, and Straight. Like Mystique isn't at full strength when they present "normal human girl" but when Mystique is in the blue natural state she is at full force. Which I'm just like, I AM NOW A FULL STRENGTH QUEER, AUTISTIC PERSON AND I WILL KICK U IN THE HEAD AND DO A BACKFLIP IF U R A BIGOT
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