Foolish Child #75: The Instructions Are Right There, People

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I am a queer coparenting mama to Dickens Jr. Doodler by day, 911 dispatcher by night. All my favorite shows look better on Tumblr. I am two years and 450K words deep into constructing a fanfic called Ages and I'm never giving up on it. Bering & Wells.

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1 Comment

  1. Lovable and on point as always :) Love this series so much! Thank you, Dickens!

    I really hope that we’ll see some change – if there’s ever been a time for it, it’s now.

    Unfortunately it would require deep systemic changes and I don’t see that happening. Such changes would potentially help so many people, marginalized groups and possibly even the environment. But I fear that too many (white) people are so afraid of any change that they’d rather cling to this dystopia with every thread of their existence -.-

    But hey – maybe we get a least to a point where the police in the US becomes an actual police force again (instead of a para-military organization terrorizing and shooting civilians)…

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