and how different they are

cool and fun things in software engineering

me: *writes up code edits, gets it working, fills out pull request* Hey I made these code changes so now it does This New Useful Thing, feedback?
more experienced coworker: Cool, but it would be more robust and more efficient to *restructure the code this way*
me: Oh yeah, you’re right. Will do.
me: *has literally no idea how to restructure it*

I know that when talking about how autistic girls are underdiagnosed it’s important to talk about how autism presents differently in them, but as a nonbinary autie I think it’s also important to emphasize that it’s not necessarily girls who present differently, but people who are socialized as girls.

We already know that the entire idea of a “female” brain versus a “male” brain is bogus, and we can extrapolate from that that any differences are socialized from birth. It’s not too much of a stretch to believe then that autism presents differently in people who are socialized differently.

By that I mean, autistic people who are raised to be extremely social and quiet and “proper” are likely to have their autism manifest through chameleoning and special interests in pop culture, whereas autistic people who are raised to do whatever they want and be less social and focus more on “masculine” things are more likely to have their autism manifest through poorer social skills and special interests in STEM areas.

Obviously these aren’t hardset rules and every autistic person is different, but it’s important to understand that how someone is socialized can very well affect how their brain processes information and reacts to situations.

I know looking back on old artwork is supposed to be sentimental and all that bs, but I’m just sitting here cringing myself into a new universe. Like, what was I trying to draw a year ago? Are those supposed to be hands or oven mitts?? And dear god, why could I not draw abs??? Someone esplainnn.

Just finished Duplo!

It was really short, and there’s only one ending, but it was pretty fun.  The english version has some very minor dialogue differences from the original, but not very many, and none of them really change the story.

ok i tweeted this earlier but i feel like rambling about it here too

katsugeki touken ranbu is neat bc it’s an action anime made by a big budget studio that is also made with a predominantly female audience in mind. 

it takes itself seriously but retains the quirkiness of the source material. we get the big flashy action scenes ufotable is known for, along with the grace & beauty of the touken designs, and so far no gross fanservice.

(that’s not to say no fanservice period, because come on, it’s touken fucking ranbu, but there aren’t any shots or scenes that feel deliberately sexually exploitative)

katsugeki knows what its target audience is here for and it’s damn well going to deliver

it’s definitely not for everyone (in fact if you’re not already into touken ranbu/not interested in watching a bunch of prettyboys you might find it boring) but i can tell it was made with people like me in mind, with love. With a reassurance that the things we like aren’t silly and frivolous and don’t have to be.

It feels nice to be catered to in such a high quality, visible way. That something “for girls” can take itself seriously & be flashy & cool too.


hc that Preston and Nerf’s egg never ran away but rather… Jasper was watching all this unfold from afar and decided that now was as good a time as any for ghostly intervention

Here have two gays guys being dudes