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🏳️‍⚧️Trans: Support and Community for Trans People🏳️‍⚧️

Are you a trans person? Are you feeling the sore lack of a general trans community on lemmy.blahaj.zone? Do you miss going on r/Trans all the time and want a lemmy alternative? Well look no further, because now there is one!...

Blaze ,
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It seems to me that the other gaming communities have a lot of news content rather than discussions.

A bit like the difference between !moviesandtv (news focused) and !movies (discussion focused)

Blaze ,
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Sounds like a nice approach.

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I really like Kbin, but I noticed that they have a harder time getting traction than on Lemmy. Don't know why though, on paper there is no reason.

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I am not sure what you mean, there are discussions ongoing in both !letstalkaboutgames and !movies.

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They usually are drown among the news

Pipepipe is an amazing newpipe fork(which is a youtube client) that constantly recieves updates and is stable and relaible.I didn't see much love for this app anywhere so thought i should promote it.

I definetly recommend it. It also has many more settings , features than newpipe . It is in the main repo . Just search pipepipe .

Blaze OP ,
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Nice that you enjoyed it!

Blaze OP ,
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Good question. They have a Youtube channel, but don't seem to use it that much: https://www.youtube.com/@fosdemtalks/videos

Blaze OP ,
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Also they have a Matrix room, you can maybe ask there: https://matrix.to/#/:fosdem.org

Blaze OP ,
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Wait, there were Lemmy stickers?

Blaze ,
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Seems nice!

Would you like to share links in the sidebar with !casualconversation ?

Blaze OP ,
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I'm open to discussion, let's see what their reaction is

Blaze ,
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Small promotion for !harrypotter

Blaze ,
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Hello,

Thank you for your comment. That's one of our main threads, "On the sensitive topic of being a Harry Potter fan while acknowledging JKR's transphobia" https://discuss.tchncs.de/post/9633657, quoting https://www.popsugar.co.uk/entertainment/harry-potter-fans-jk-rowling-transphobia-essay-49214964

Still, there may be a way to enjoy Harry Potter as a trans person or ally. Over the years, many fans have found creative ways to engage with the series's magic while also acknowledging its creator's bigotry. In her paper "Transformative Readings: Harry Potter Fan Fiction, Trans/Queer Reader Response, and J. K. Rowling," Jennifer Duggan, an associate professor of English at the University of South-Eastern Norway — says that it's possible to interpret the text of Harry Potter itself in ways that would certainly horrify its writer. "My central thesis—one which has also been argued by other academics like Thomas Pugh and David Wallace — is that the Harry Potter novels are deeply queer," she tells POPSUGAR. "I mean this in both senses of the term: they champion nonnormativity through the contrast of the 'perfectly normal' Dursleys and Harry, and they are, at their heart, a story about a boy with an 'abnormality' (as the Dursleys call his magic) who comes out of his cupboard under the stairs and discovers and finds and affinity for a hidden, colourful, queer world. I take this argument further to argue that the novels are easily read through a trans lens, since there is a focus in many of the books on shapeshifting, including several cross-gendered transformations."

Fandom, she adds, can provide spaces where Harry Potter fans can explore the series's queer undercurrents while celebrating their own sexualities. "From what I have observed, I have concluded that for the most part, the Harry Potter fandom continues to offer queer and trans fans a positive space," she tells POPSUGAR. "The two main trends I have seen in fan works are an 'answer hate with love' reaction, in which fans focus on trans positivity, and so-called 'spitefic,' which are works that are framed as revenge on Rowling for the hurt she has caused. These works are usually trans-positive, too. That said, I fully understand why some fans feel they can no longer engage with the texts in any way."

Link to the research paper: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10583-021-09446-9

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That's an interesting theory. He literally comes out of a closet, after all.

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The admin of the instance we host the community on is a queer Jewish man, who expressed his feeling about having that community on his instance in this comment: https://discuss.tchncs.de/comment/6746512

He is still okay with us having that community over there.

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I don’t understand how you interpret this to think he approves. Twice now it seems like you are just reaching for “another person said it was okay” without really digesting what they said. Where exactly did they say they were okay with this community? It seems like they very much said the opposite.

I reached out to him in private, I wasn't going to copy our conversation as it is private.

I was very ready to move that community elsewhere, and I refrained from posting for a week before getting Gabe's approval.

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Hello,

You can see some initiatives that take the books away from her, such as this one

A trans artist resells Harry Potter books with new covers that omit Rowling’s name.
Canadian printmaker and book artist Laur Flom, who is trans, garnered major attention when they began a project of buying secondhand Harry Potter books and replacing the covers with redesigned versions that don't have J.K. Rowling's name. Flom then resells the books for £140, according to Yahoo! News. In a TikTok from February 2022, Flom said, “My aim with this project is to engage critically and give an option to people who do still want to enjoy Harry Potter without supporting J.K. Rowling.”

https://www.glamour.com/story/a-complete-breakdown-of-the-jk-rowling-transgender-comments-controversy

A link to the version from this person, they look quite nice: https://laurflom.format.com/harry-potter-rebind

You mentioned legislation, I think that is an interesting point. If the books (and the HP universe in general) are so detrimental, shouldn't they be condemned by countries court for xenophobia and transphobia? It seems strange to me that there are still 2 major amusement parks Harry Potter themed in the US, and a third one in London if you count the former shooting set, with thousands of visitors every year. That just seems so strange compared to the accusations the books face.

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The core text of Harry potter itself has many ableist (Durdsley), racist (House elves enjoying slavery) , antisemitic (goblins) and transphobic (Rita Skeeter) themes even if it surface level against racism.

That's the first time I hear the treatment of Rita Skeeter is transphobic. James, Sirius and McGonagall are also able to shapeshift, and they are positive characters in the books.

For the house elves, the whole SPEW plot is designed to both make Ron (and the whole Wizard word as a whole) look stupid and bigoted, and Hermione a bit too self-righteous, as teenagers can be.

Relevant reference: https://scifi.stackexchange.com/questions/122283/why-did-rowling-seemingly-make-light-of-the-house-elf-situation

I've seen several times that the fact that the society isn't changed by the end of the last book as a critic, but do all work of fictions have to uphold their societies? Game of Thrones definitely isn't becoming a democracy during the books, and Brigderton is as classist as it can be.

Blaze ,
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Hello,

As you banned my other account, I am now commenting with this one. I'm not going to comment on this that much, the modlog is public, people interested can have a look at make their own opinions.

For history, the two removed posts:

https://discuss.tchncs.de/pictrs/image/c1c8fa89-8cad-4914-aec0-c2c30ab70405.jpeg

https://lemm.ee/pictrs/image/dc0a56ca-bcca-466b-b351-8815c8ab34c9.png

I guess we can just conclude that we disagree on how to manage this kind of communities, which is mostly fine, that's what Lemmy is about after all: freedom.

I'll probably contact the people interested in review threads (and there seems to be a few, based on the removed threads and the 200 upvotes on the other post) and see it we can offer an alternative for people looking for a more structured community.

Good luck

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A few of my friends had HTC in 2008, those were cool devices

Blaze OP ,
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It happened 6 years ago day-to-day, just guessed it could remind some people about their HTC memories

Blaze OP ,
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No worries, I should have done it when I posted, but I thought the 6 years ago was a part of the title.

realcaseyrollins , to moviesandtv

Apple's 'Ted Lasso' scores a surprise No. 1 ranking among original series.

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/tv/tv-news/suits-year-end-streaming-record-2023-1235808594/

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Interesting for a show that's finished. Any explanation why?

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  • Blaze ,
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    Thanks for your comment!

    The issue is that released usually vary at least 1-2 weeks worldwide, it can quickly become messy

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    Also that would mean having the 5 releases of the week+ 2-3 shows pinned, quite a lot

    Blaze ,
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    Hey, good to hear from you, it's been a while!

    Blaze ,
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    Ah, I see, but then if people don't watch it on the week it was released they have to find that weekly thread again

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    A community for people using the BOINC platform to donate their CPU/GPU power towards scientific research. BOINC is used for medical research, finding asteroids, and even by the Large Hadron Collider. Join us in our quest to answer all the questions! !boinc

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    I remember this from years ago, that was nice

    RANT : The thing i miss from reddit is that when a series or movie came out or ended there would be a big discussion threads.

    And you could ask for a spoiler free review of an old movie or series or questions about it . Here eveeything like that gets downvoated to hell , doesn't exist or doesn't get much reach . I do wish we could intime have things like that .

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    Indeed, I guess we should discuss how we want to have that here

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    If I’m not mistaken I think this community may have been created in response to its loss, but it hasn’t managed to get as much activity for whatever reason. Prior to the Lemmy.film instance going away, its version of this community had around five thousand subscribers.

    That is correct, but the first community was created was created during the peak of Lemmy users post Reddit exodus, we are now much less on Lemmy as a whole. !moviesandtv is still the most active movie community in the whole of Lemmy.

    The media restriction might play a role, but I don't remember that many videos upload from the previous version. What was there though, is the discussion threads that we are discussing here. I opened a discussion on them this morning but got that thread removed (see below). That's a bit concerning to be honest.

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    We are now at 43k, so definitely not maximizing

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