If I say or do something stupid/offensive, please let me know instead of blocking or softblocking me.
Sometimes I'm just not aware of how problematic something I'm saying is, and if people just cut contact en masse I'm left wondering I did and will probably repeat the mistake.
I can't learn from mistakes I'm not aware of.
A guide to content warning abbreviations
Some of the abbreviations used for content warnings aren't obvious so I decided to make a guide. Feel free to add if I missed anything!
cw: content warning
mh: mental health
ph: physical health
ec: eye contact
I try to avoid using emoji in content warnings for the sake of those with screen readers, but whether or not you do is ultimately up to you.
Time for an #introduction
Hello tech.lgbt! My name is Owashii and I am a corgi dogkin living in Massachusetts.
@rantingsteve is my fiancé and when I was looking for a new instance, he suggested this one with no bias whatsoever!
I'm not exactly tech savvy but I'm semi-competent and like to reference outdated tech, because dot matrix printers will always be delightful to me.
I apologize in advance for the nonsense you'll see from me on the local TL.
Hope you like dogs!
Funner Owashii fact: I was wrong about that one too and, as of today, know that it comes from a flightstick ad
Also considering... perma-blep
My previous dog had a permanent sideblep and it made him even more painfully adorable
I'm a corgi dogkin living in Plymouth MA. I play video games, drink coffee, reference ancient memes, and do dog things.
Engaged to @rantingsteve, the love of my life ❤️💜
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