just a reminder that instance admins will never ask for your password for any reason! there's no reason for us to need it

so if someone ever DMs you and asks for a password, report that DM! It's definitely a scam

It ends with the writer finally seeing herself when she meets another autistic woman for the first time! Oh my heart. <3

(Also, when people tell me they're autistic and ask for advice I always tell them to hang out with autistic people! It's nice to see that affirmed.)

boost if someone calling you a radical leftist is a compliment

Ancient and traditional Indonesian fonts available to download on 'Aksara di Nusantara'


(Got a 509 Error when I tried to access the website, though, shame. I'll have to try later.)

Question about Russian grammar, boosts very appreciated +++ 

closed for tonight. I'll open it again on Wednesday.

And that's about the only service I use regularly (not counting those sites that are hosted by AWS without my knowledge).

Finally, the fediverse icon mosaic is finished - and I love the result :blobheartcat:

#art #mastoart #fediverse #inkscape

Si ginc al voor haer suster staen:
‘Och suster, mag ic naer Halewijn gaen?’

‘Och neen, mijn suster, neen gi niet;
Die derwaert gaen en keeren niet.’

Si ginc al voor haer broeder staen:
‘Och broeder, mag ic naer Halewijn gaen?’

‘'t Is mi al eens waer dat gi gaet,
Als gi u eer maer wel bewaert
En gi u kroon maer recht en draegt.’

The medieval Flemish is very quaint, here is a sample

Heer Halewijn sanc een liedekijn;
Al wie dat hoorde wou bi hem sijn.

En dat vernam eens conincs kint,
Die van haer ouders so werd bemint.

Si ginc al voor haer vader staen:
‘Och vader, mag ic naer Halewijn gaen?’

‘O neen, mijn dochter, neen gi niet;
Die derwaert gaen en keeren niet.’

Si ging al voor haer moeder staen:
‘Och moeder, mag ic naer Halewijn gaen?’

‘O neen, mijn dochter, neen gi niet;
Die derwaert gaen en keeren niet.’

So she goes and dresses in her finest clothes, takes her father's best horse and rides "singing and jingling" (al singend en klingend) through the woods to Halewijn.

To make a long story very short, when Halewijn is about the kill her, she manages to snatch his sword and beheads him. Then she calmly washes the head clear in a well and returns, again "al singend en klingend", to her home. There she "blows her horn like a man" and they have a big banquet, with the head set on the table.

The ballad tells the story of a man who lured women to their death by singing a magic song, and of a "king's child" ("conincs kint") a princess, who got the better of him.

The princess wants to go to Halewijn and asks her father, mother and sister, who say "no you can't, those who go thither don't return".

‘O neen, mijn dochter, neen gi niet;
Die derwaert gaen en keeren niet.’

Finally she asks her brother who says "I don't care what you do but keep your honour".

Recently, I saw a video of a 4-year-old girl who questioned why princess Jasmin needed Aladdin to rescue her.

I would like to share a Medieval (prob. 13th century) Flemish ballad, "Het Lied van Heer Halewijn" (the Song of Sir Halewyn").

It is a bit gruesome, but has a happy end, and shows that not all princesses need rescuing.

So someone's going to storm Area 51 on September 20th? Guess what else will happen on the same day: a global climate strike.

So don't get fooled, this Area 51 thing is nothing but a media hoax to draw attention away from the climate crisis and collective action. Just ignore it, will you, and fight for the climate.

LB: The sill museum video looks like it's from the very best tradition of Danish dogma movies. Made my day! :D

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