author of Ætherglow and other fiction on translunar.academy. pixel artist. drummer of Last Question. aspiring synth girl. autistic self advocate.
Ætherglow, a summary, in 200 words or less?
Welcome to Translunar Academy. You are Aydan of Luna, an ordinary femboy/enbything with every pronoun and severe profound autism. You're young and still learning a lot about life, but you're pretty sure all conscious entities deserve self-determination, organic or digital, and that girls are pretty and soft.
why can you drink a drink but you cant food food
language issue, you can do this in ASL
why does everyone have pronouns?
untrue! in ASL for example everyone merely has contextual spatial indexing
would deleuze and guattari form a yaoi or would they form a yuri
how do pronouns work (i do not understand them) (help)
pronouns are a placeholder for a noun, usually one which has been contextually established such that it is understood that the pronoun now represents that noun. this is done in many languages to prevent needless repetition of the same nouns in a short time, and makes the language more elegant and less repetitive. there are many types of pronouns: subjective, objective, possessive, and reflexive pronouns are commonly used to refer to people or other actors in a scenario; demonstrative and relative pronouns are useful words for establishing an object's spatial and temporal relationship to other things in the sentence, and express things that would be very difficult to say without pronouns.
is this "just like aetherglow"?
nothing has ever not been just like Ætherglow
did you ever knew me truly?
I am happy to support everyone's pronouns. But also I have been socially trained that it's an insult to use it/its for people. I know the most important thing is to use someone's stated pronouns, and i always do.
Could you help me understand a little better how some of you came to use it/its as some of your pronouns?
while many people consider it dehumanizing to call someone "it," Autistics like us are commonly dehumanized one way or another, and the focus on using polite language while still not treating us as people feels more insulting than accepting. So one reason you see many Autistics now using it/its is as a reclamation, similar to reclaiming a slur, taking its power away from our oppressors and into our own hands, owning dehumanization as a proud identity rather than an insult.
also a growing number of Autistics, and others, are starting to reject the label of "human" outright, for various reasons, whether to separate themselves metaphorically from the horrors of human civilization, or because they feel more affinity with machines or animals, folks have many reasons for doing this.
for us in particular it is kind of a combination of these. Alice feels inhuman because of her cyborg nature and would rather be categorized with machines than humans, while Viola feels alienated from humanity as much as from gender, concepts that don't make sense to it, and Winter might more embrace the reclamation of it politically as a radical Autistic.
would you like to work on a pixelart sidescroller rpg as an artist?
I could be down to join a project like that, but I have done freelance gamedev art and writing in the past and it was very frustrating that all the projects I put a lot of work into were never completed and I have nothing to show for it. I would have to be reasonably confident the game was actually going to be released.
what is the void to you all?
A nice place, in between all places, connecting them, underlying them. The void is what is not. Even space is a fluid, a substance--the void is not. It is the presence of absence, the primordial Chaos from which all emerged and to which all returns. The only thing that is real.
Basically to me it is what the spirit of Chaos magick should be, we study various witchcraft practices and incorporate what we like into our own craft, not being bound by any authority or dogma or canon. We don't see our conception of divinity as an authoritarian relationship either--rather we are one with Chaos as equals, not a worshiper of her but a part of her. Our cult is a collective with no hierarchy, and our principles as an anarchist are practically religion to us as it is--absolute bodily autonomy, self determination.
I’ve listened to your band’s music on bandcamp and I enjoy it. Have you done more than just the three songs I heard? (Only song title I remember is U-70).
We don't have a lot of recordings unfortunately, only that EP from 2013 and our 2009 album which is also on bandcamp.
Do you believe in Gravity?
yes? I have no better explanation for its effects on spacetime.
Kasuga Ayumu but really it's such close competition with Sakaki
when was the last time you watched the annoying orange?
I've never seen that
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