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New year, new post...

Hi, I'm Rey, a polyamorous, postfurry, queer as fuck, non-binary trans catgirl and nascent fox. I share my path with @ezricatte and @tastymochafox but tbh I'm a slut who dates a whole bunch of people. I'm probably dating you, somewhere in time.

I am an engineer, the sort who makes embedded hardware do cool things. I was the founder and admin of vulpine.club, until my foxgirl transformation was complete at the end of 2018.

I am in Rochester, NY mostly, Boston regularly, Seattle occasionally, and perhaps NYC and Toronto once in awhile.

I am made of love. It's stronger than you. Says so on the label.

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Hey ,

This is my last message as an admin of vulpine.club.

It began as a weekend project, something cool to play with, to fill up time between jobs.

Then others showed up. And we became friends. And we became a community.

We built a decidedly queer space, atop radical acceptance and boundaries and consent and respect and love.

What started as a novelty became a safe space, a judgement-free place for self-exploration, for myself and for so many others.

This was the first community where I was Rey, 100% of the time. This was the first community where I've felt *normal* for being into the things I'm into, for loving folks like I do, for being _me_.

But at some point, it began to feel like v.c was usurping my identity. Being "Rey, the Vulpine Club admin" became awkward and uncomfortable. This isn't who I *am*... I am so much more.

I've also struggled with the conflict between having responsibility for the safety of this community, and being in personal intimate relationships with a substantial part of it.

So, I figure it's time to turn in my badge and pun, and leave things in the paws of the best admins, mods, and friends I could leave y'all with: Sariya and Clara.

I love you all. You are such beautiful and amazing critters. Thank you for being here with me <3

P.S. I'll still be around, you betcha

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An official statement of response to the gentleman's concerns is attached.

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@mwlucas a policy I should make explicit: if I boost something and it brings shitheads to your yard, please let me know so that I can block them too

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anyone ever told you "premature optimization is the root of all evil"?

let me tell you a story. about computers and javascript and hitler and the soviet union.

a friend of mine just dug up some numbers and did some math for my dyscalculic ass and came up with the conclusion that just by transmitting the minified version of jquery around (not even executing it!), Planet Earth is likely using up somewhere between 7-14 billion kWh of power every year.

let's put that into some perspective.

world war two was the single deadliest conflict in human history. it killed somewhere around 80 million people, which at the time was three percent of *all humans, everywhere.* it left europe in ruins, and nowhere was the damage so intense and horrific as the Soviet Union.

the Battle of Stalingrad is one of the most famous battles of the war. two million people died there alone. in the opening salvos the entire city was flattened by nazi and soviet bombs alike. eventually the Union prevailed, at a tremendous cost.

but Stalingrad was only one of the cities flattened, only one of the battles fought as Europe burned. the devastation was so comprehensive that nearly every western nation had to rely on aid from the US, one of the only powers on either side whose economy was intact, to rebuild. (it didn't help that American wartime policy was designed more to inflict as much Nazi death and destruction as possible on the Soviets, of course).

if we add up the energy of every single explosive device detonated over the course of that terrible war, from hand grenades all the way up to the two atom bombs the US detonated over japan, slaughtering civilians en masse and turning two cities to rubble in the space of a moment, we get the figure of about 3 megatons. or in kilowatt hours, 3.4 billion, spread out across all those years of war.

compared to 7-14 billion kWh just to transmitting the same tangle of bytes around again and again. every single year.

and that's just jquery. not the cost of executing it. not the mass of other garbage javascript and analytics and social media spyware, which now often adds up to megabytes per page. not the cost of rendering or running any of that.

just to zap jquery back and forth across the internet to every computer accessing a website that uses it.

a final point of comparison, now that i have your attention: bitcoin uses up 46,000 billion kilowatt hours per year. a number which is likely to keep on growing.

draw your own conclusions about web design & software optimization.

I've literally spent the last hour clearing the car off.

cannae believe i live in a country where the government actually recognizes a notable orange internet cat as a trans icon

it's p dope actually

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see also: ask any queer what they’d do if they win the lottery. at least half the time the answer is “buy a house, start a commune, be able to support more of the people close to me”

because that’s the kind of thing we dream about at night, the hope of being able to relieve each other’s precarity

also if you like someone’s creative work and you know they’re trans, subscribe to their heckin Patreon! commission their stuff! I promise it’s not appropriation!

see the thing is, a lot of us are *flat broke* because Discrimination, and even if a few of us do make Tech Money, it still doesn’t add up to enough resources for our community to uplift itself from within

we need your material support just as badly as we need your activism, and for the same reasons.

hi cis friends! (if you’re reading this while not being trans, that’s you!!) the dk64 stream is over but you can still replicate the experience!!! here’s how:

1. look at here or on birdsite until you find someone with an active gofundme/ko-fi/paypal/etc. (this part should take about five seconds)
2. open the nearest window and stick your head out
3. shout “TRANS RIGHTS” into the void as you smash that donate button

it’s easy and it feels great to do!

loop all your glow sticks around your tail and hang it in the hotel washroom

instant night light

folx, stop looking at the moon, you're embarassing her. see? she's blushing

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Boston Municipal Ordinance section 741 part III section 5.a states that, during New England Patriots games, there must be a minimum of one very loud fan reacting appropriately per floor/wing of hotel rooms.

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