Cat looks very interested in something and possibly territorial.

Cat looks very interested in something and possibly territorial.

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feliscorvus:

…and I really hope it doesn’t lead to anything bad happening. :/ It was really early, and the message *appeared* to come from someone with an actual name at a legitimate domain. All they said was basically “are you the person who writes [blog]?”, so I wrote back saying something…

I doubt it’s about you per se. I suspect it might be something to do with someone who hates certain autistic people, or certain kinds of autistic people. There’s a “how dare you exist” vibe to the whole thing. Which is unfortunately fairly common in some parts of the web. :/

I was only gone 3 days, but still got ludicrously amazing kitty-greetings upon returning! Cora actually rolled over on her back (whilst kneading my leg as we sat on the floor), which is a rare thing for her.

clatterbane:

feliscorvus:

Plane actually had leg room. Granted I am short but my partner (right) is around 5’10” and he had tons of room too. I didn’t know that was possible these days. This was on US Airways.

I’m actually kind of surprised. One of the reasons I stopped using them for transatlantic flights was that they cram so many seats into their standard Airbus model that it was very uncomfortable even for somebody with short legs. I’m like 5’8”, but wear about a 28” inseam.
That’s before you get to shoulder room. If MY legs will just barely wedge into the available space, there’s a problem.
But, I have only been on international flights and puddle jumpers run by US Airways. Not larger domestic flights. It’s also been over 5 years since I last flew with them/at all actually.

Yeah, I was abjectly gobsmacked to see the amount of legroom on that plane. I hadn’t flown since 2011 prior to this trip and I recall things being a lot more cramped. That said, unfortunately the seats were indeed very narrow. Partner and I are skinny so that wasn’t a problem for us, but the aisle was also super narrow, which made navigating it an exercise in avoiding getting KOed by someone’s carryon luggage as they were putting it into the overhead compartment.  And the ceiling was weirdly low to the point where even my barely-5’3” self whacked my head on it twice! So some aspects were better than I remember and others seemed as bad or worse. :/ Air travel, you’re still not *quite* getting it….

clatterbane:

feliscorvus:

Plane actually had leg room. Granted I am short but my partner (right) is around 5’10” and he had tons of room too. I didn’t know that was possible these days. This was on US Airways.

I’m actually kind of surprised. One of the reasons I stopped using them for transatlantic flights was that they cram so many seats into their standard Airbus model that it was very uncomfortable even for somebody with short legs. I’m like 5’8”, but wear about a 28” inseam.

That’s before you get to shoulder room. If MY legs will just barely wedge into the available space, there’s a problem.

But, I have only been on international flights and puddle jumpers run by US Airways. Not larger domestic flights. It’s also been over 5 years since I last flew with them/at all actually.

Yeah, I was abjectly gobsmacked to see the amount of legroom on that plane. I hadn’t flown since 2011 prior to this trip and I recall things being a lot more cramped. That said, unfortunately the seats were indeed very narrow. Partner and I are skinny so that wasn’t a problem for us, but the aisle was also super narrow, which made navigating it an exercise in avoiding getting KOed by someone’s carryon luggage as they were putting it into the overhead compartment.  And the ceiling was weirdly low to the point where even my barely-5’3” self whacked my head on it twice! So some aspects were better than I remember and others seemed as bad or worse. :/ Air travel, you’re still not *quite* getting it….

j0ye:

j0ye:

i like having my own apartment bc it means when my family comes to visit i can just say “you’re under my roof” and they can’t protest shit

update my dad is grounded

LOL, I actually did the “you’re under my roof” thing once and it was way more satisfying than it had a right to be. :P (My dad and sister were over. They *mostly* get along these days but are very good at pushing each other’s buttons. So when they started up with that I was all “NO BICKERING UNDER MY ROOF” and IT ACTUALLY WORKED. We all had a nice dinner after that. Amazing.

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alliecat-person:

Didn’t want to hijack a serious post to comment on this, but I was a bit alarmed to hear that there are people on Tumblr who were born after the 90s.

It makes sense, but still slightly weird.

Heh, I know what you mean. Like when one of the interns at work revealed that he was BORN the year I graduated from high school. Not weird when you think about it objectively, but WAY weird from my perspective!

tiraspark:

Does anyone else feel the need to like “reset”?

Like if I’ve been overstimulated or done a lot and I’m switching to a new task or whatever, I need to reset. Sometimes laying down works if I’ve been sitting up. Sometimes I need to take a bath with hot water and something nice…

YES. Reset is totally a thing. I have had a hard time accepting it is a real thing I personally need (despite understanding for ages that others need it) but yeah. For me it often needs to be “do things for a while without any external demands and without having to interpret instructions”.

catsbeaversandducks:

Black Cats are Good Luck

Photos via Pinterest

Black cats are cats! My black cat is wonderful, I can’t fathom how anyone could judge them badly for something like fur color.

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feliscorvus:

…is kind of a scary phrase. I know people mean it as a compliment but I just hope they realize that managing to get through an *extremely* exhausting couple of days entailing travel and complicated logistics without completely melting down takes A LOT of…well, everything. Planning. Mental…

Also, in addition to worrying about “now you should be able to do this all the time!”, there’s the one where people will take one successful attempt at [difficult thing] as indicating you must have been faking or exaggerating or otherwise putting on an act on prior occasions that *didn’t* go quite so well.

Thankfully nobody is doing *this* to me this time either but the fact that I have good reason to worry about it says something about the way society is sort of just…primed to distrust disabled people by default. And to assume that if we can EVER do something we should be capable of ALWAYS doing it or that there’s no effort involved.

"You did so well!"

…is kind of a scary phrase. I know people mean it as a compliment but I just hope they realize that managing to get through an *extremely* exhausting couple of days entailing travel and complicated logistics without completely melting down takes A LOT of…well, everything. Planning. Mental preparation. Script preparation. Escape-route mapping. Earplugs. Carefully chosen airplane seats and flight times. A companion who puts food and water right in front of you at frequent intervals so you don’t accidentally starve or dehydrate. Etc.

So far I am thankfully NOT getting any “oh but you did it this time, now you should be able to do it ALL the time!” comments. And this experience has at least let me figure out what it actually takes for me to successfully travel. But good grief it is kind of terrifying knowing that “succeeding” takes so, so much that nobody can even perceive.