Cassie boosted

My parents came by to visit today. We talked outside for a while, keeping several feet between us. I'm pretty sure this is the first time they'd seen me in a dress + bra, but at least they were polite and didn't mention it.

They're still calling me $deadname, but I still haven't specifically asked them to call me Cassie yet. It seems like it's never the right time to bring that back up.

Now I get to spend the next day and a half changing/remaking accounts everywhere to reflect my new name. I've been dreading this particular step, but it needs to be done sooner or later.

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I'm officially out at work now. HR (who has been nothing but helpful) got the rest of the engineering team + some other department heads together and handled the name change announcement without me even having to be involved there. A friend/coworker of mine described the general tone as "Be Nice Or Else™", and didn't notice much of a reaction at all from anyone.

Cassie boosted

Having thought about it some more, I'm pretty sure the guilt is because I quit for moral reasons, and the underlying issue never really got resolved. I dunno. All I can hope is that Blizzard noticed the drop in subs last fall and did something better internally.

I'll still not hopeful for Blizzard as a company, but I may as well enjoy the company of my friends while it lasts.

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I feel oddly guilty about it, but I've wanted to go back for a few months now. I've been playing a lot of TF2 lately, and honestly, I just don't think I enjoy it as much as I did WoW. While I think I'm better at TF2, the community is just not there anymore.

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I gave in today. I decided I missed my friends too much, so I'm now re-subbed to :warcraft: .

Of course, as soon as I did that, I discovered that the game crashes on startup, even with all add-ons removed and the game itself completely reinstalled. I'm doing the "Reset your PC" thing tonight to try and get off the Windows Insider builds, which is what I think is causing the issue. If that doesn't work, I'll be attempting a full reinstall tomorrow.

COVID-19, racism 

I really hope this project ends up being wildly successful and picked up into a longer series. The story as told in the comic is great, but there's no way to pack the whole thing into 10 minutes.

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Lackadaisy, a webcomic about feline bootleggers in the 1920's that I've been following for years, just announced a Kickstarter to make an animated short! 😁

kickstarter.com/projects/irons

I braved the grocery store today. While I knew it was going to happen, it was still eerie seeing so many shelves nearly empty because people have been panic buying.

Everyone seemed calm while I was there, but there was a definite sense that everyone was being very deliberate and not being near anyone else.

Pathfinder, COVID 

COVID-19, hand washing 

uspol 

Rise of the Runelords *and* Curse of the Crimson Throne spoilers 

trans stuff, coming out 

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trans stuff, coming out 

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trans stuff, coming out 

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Our DM has expressed interest in being a player again, which means I'll finally get to run Curse of the Crimson Throne!

We're off next weekend, and the weekend after will be wrapping up the current campaign section, so I've got about three weeks to prepare and practice my Harrow Deck readings. I'm super rusty as a DM, but I've been looking forward to running this for almost two years now. CotCT sounds like a heck of a story.

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