Im sure most of my followers on here are at least peripherally aware of a page I help moderate called transhousingnetwork because I reblog posts from there often.
It is a page where trans people who are in need of shelter (most often temporary, emergency shelter) but who are unable to or feel unsafe getting it elsewhere. The way this page works is by way of people who are willing to read, signal boost and respond to “need couch’ posts and hopefully submit “have couch” posts advertising available space.
Demand for emergency shelter for trans people is especially high in all major metro areas but especially those in California (especially the Bay Area and Los Angeles) and the Pacific Northwest (especially Portland, Seattle, and Olympia) which tend to be major centers of refuge for a lot of trans people.
I’m making this post to spread awareness of the blog transhousingnetwork and especially to encourage anyone residing in one of those major metro centers on the west coast to signal boost or respond to some of the recent posts up on there and to submit “have couch” posts if you are able.
A lot of the people who are posting on there are on the street or imminently facing homelessness and in many cases have been turned away from or faced harassment, violence, and sexual assault in shelters and this page is their last resort.
Thanks everyone who reads this and can help
This is kind of a problem of the genre I think, pretty much every rpg seems to have some manner of Faceless Goons who you just kill without a second thought for hella $$$$$ and EXP and usually the justifications for why killing hundreds upon hundreds of sentient beings is okay can be kinda flimsy (IE tempering in the case of beastmen) or not even be there at all. Xenoblade for example is one of my favorite games but there’s weird bird and lizard people mobs with no real lore that you just butcher for Epic Quests or whatever.
eh it feels like most of the mobs ive been fighting so far are just Big Monsters Whom Eat People, i dont really see a reason why the game can’t be increasingly large and dangerous wildlife.
or, you know, the soldiers of the evil empire against whom you are the brave and embattled resistance. those are pretty good too
boredlord a réagi à votre billet :i love ffxiv because im gamer trash child but can…I remember one mission I had to do was to kill off some giants that were enslaved eons ago and they were trying to break free of the mines they were kept in and it’s like uhhhhhhh
yeah also “the beastmen are irredemably evil” fuck that i want to hang out with sahuagin and bird people and shit, not just weird forest pixies.
also FUCK the part where they’re like “yeah we had to execute all those people because they’re the wrong religion forever now”
tbh the eorzean city-states are shown as being rather awful by themselves quite often, ul’dah is the one that shows this the most what with being explicitly racist aswell immensely hierarchical and corrupt but Limsa is shown to be imperialist as fuck and freely violate peace treaties with the beastmen in La Noscea whereas Gridania is intensely xenophobic and held to the will of arbitrary as hell Elementals. The game at least goes out of its way to show you and make you interact with beastmen who aren’t tempered but lol there’s no excuse for the quest with the giants.
yeah, but i also still feel like the intent of the story is supposed to be that these are the Good Guys and that Sometimes You Have To Take Drastic Measures