About Space & Roses

A tiny rose garden, floating in space

Hi, I'm Jennie!

Welcome to my Plume instance. There are many like it, but this one is ours!

Plume is a federated blogging platform (you're in the fediverse right now!) where you can post great things, and follow good people. If you'd like to join send me a message at @jennie@witches.live, and I'll send you an invite! Or if you know me in person / have my email, I'll probably be thrilled if you ask for an account!

My hope for this community garden is to cultivate a small writing circle for friendly people who want to express themselves creatively. I have no particular goals for what that will mean in practice :)

The sky's the limit out here in space! There are no rules while I'm in charge!

Rules

I'm lying, of course there are rules!

While we're here, keep in mind that I have the power to delete any post, blog, or user I don't like. I'm never going to want to do that, but it's easy to imagine a scenario where I'd be morally obligated to. So, just so we're all on the same page, these are the rules that I'm respectfully asking everyone to follow:

  1. Any content that is illegal to host in the United States is not allowed on this site.
  2. Don't harass people! Dog-piling, bullying, doxxing, or any persistent unwelcome interactions, are not allowed.
  3. Do not use this site as a platform to uphold any twisted social hierarchies. The rule is the same whether it's about: race, sex, sexuality, gender identity, religion, class, nationality, ability, mental health, etc.... — Bigotry will get you cancelled.
    • * Several people are typing *
    • Q: Why do you hate free speech so much?
    • A: Defending free speech means standing up for people who are silenced by hate. I can choose to tell bigots to shut up because they are creating an unsafe space that silences marginalized, or I can tell marginalized people to shut up because I don't mind the bigots. There's no way for me to do neither, and feigning neutrality would be dishonest. Since it's literally impossible not to pick a side, I'm picking the obviously right one.
    • Q: I guess that means you'll ban people for making fun of straight white men too, right?
    • A: Hey, it's not my fault straight guys can't stop acting like that.
  4. In general: Please just respect the dignity and autonomy of your fellow human beings, okay?
  5. Advocating or defending Capitalism — including the wage system, rent-seeking, and private property — is *extremely* tiresome, and frankly embarrassing. This one isn't a rule, I just wanted to make sure everyone got the memo :)
  6. If you're a cop, you have to tell me.
  7. No. Advertising!

Carl Sagan holding a plaque that says, "Don't Forget, No Billboards in Space, Love Carl"