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7 years ago @ The Toast - An Open Thread, and Se... · 1 reply · +8 points

My own Much-Too-Witches Anthem is "Night Watch" by Grrrl Prty. (Note for language.)

7 years ago @ The Toast - An Open Thread, and Se... · 24 replies · +97 points

First of all, I for one deal with difficult transitions with music, and would like to know what songs will always remind you of the Toast. Please share!

B of all, I am particularly sad today because a hundred billion people never had the chance to be alive at the same time the Toast existed, and hopefully at least that many will come after us. It's up to us, then, to try to take this special place with us, to be the Toast we want to see in the world... or something.

Finally of all, I want you all to know that I love you all, you are the wind beneath my wings, &c. Please come join the Slack group if you haven't yet; it only has 1,200 members right now, which is obviously not nearly enough.

A willing foe...

7 years ago @ The Toast - The Final Link Roundup! · 1 reply · +37 points

It occurred to me in the middle of the night last night and I was like "I MUST DO THIS."

7 years ago @ The Toast - A note on The Toast · 18 replies · +680 points

um do you want to join the slack group madam secretary

7 years ago @ The Toast - The Final Link Roundup! · 29 replies · +577 points

I'm worried we never really did our part in helping Nicole with the link roundup. For the last roundup, I went ahead and found a whole bunch of them for her:
it's a bunch of pictures of Link, that is the entire joke

I hope this helps.

7 years ago @ The Toast - Hey Ladies: Take it to... · 1 reply · +100 points

I saw the headline and said, "oh, neat, they're promoting the Toast Slack group," and then I saw what it actually was and I'm not really 100% sure if I shouted "OH NO" out loud or not as I clicked frantically on it.

7 years ago @ The Toast - A Linguist Explains Em... · 1 reply · +16 points

πŸ‘πŸ‘Ώβš– πŸ‘ΏπŸ’€  β˜‚ πŸ‘„βš›πŸ’€ πŸ‘ΏπŸ‘ƒ!

(There aren't any emoji whose names start with /ej/ or /Ε‹/, sadly, so I used "βš›" and "πŸ‘ƒ" respectively.)

7 years ago @ The Toast - "I saw writing from pe... · 5 replies · +109 points

I'm really trying hard to avoid phrasing this like "well, if you'd like a cishet male perspective...", for the obvious reason that the Toast does not want or need that, and it's one of the things that makes the Toast great. But I just want to say that the Toast has been a magical place for me, too, because it's a public forum where I don't have to perform masculinity. As someone who works in construction, in a workplace that has never had more than two female employees at the same time, and who has... well, the father I have, this has been a refuge. Here, people just... are nice to each other. Celebrate each other. Listen to each other. Laugh together. Weep together. Yell "JESUS CHRIST MALLORY" together. Share in triumphs and in suffering. It changed my life. And I genuinely believe that the effects of these last few years of the Toast will echo down decades from now in my life and in my child's life.

A willing foe, and sea room.

7 years ago @ The Toast - Children's Stories Mad... · 1 reply · +195 points

No one ever tortured us with dark and eldritch magic at my old school...

7 years ago @ The Toast - Link Roundup! · 1 reply · +15 points

Yes, +100% to the feeling of having one's identity stolen. I've lived in the US most of my life, but I considered myself - and was looking forward to raising my son to consider himself - a European-American. Guess I can't do that any more. (Although I'm having fantasies that maybe if Scotland goes independent they'll allow dual citizenship - or trial citizenship in my case - for all UK nationals regardless of Scottish origin, which I admit is a long shot...)

I hope your daughter can get an Irish passport. I'm having trouble determining how, exactly, the Republic defines "parent" for the sake of nationality law. It's a thorny enough question that I'm afraid you'll probably have to ask a consul.