Community Advice Column

Clever Manka, · Categories: Community Advice

Doc Paradise asks:

Hey Mankanauts,

I know that we have quite a bit of moving and renting experience here. I’d love to see some of that.

What is the best way to go about finding the ideal place to rent? What steps do you go through? What do you do to ensure that it is safe and the landlord is good? What do you avoid? What is a good mindset to approach it in so that you don’t just say “fuck-it, I’ll live in the woods”?


clevermankaIf you need some advice, drop me an email. If you want to be known, please include your username. Otherwise, let me know you want to remain anonymous.

Friday Open Thread

Clever Manka, · Categories: Open Thread

I never thought I’d make it

As you might have guessed by my lack of activity here, at least during the early hours, it has been A Week. I’m not sure what my Friday at work is going to look like (if the rest of the week is any indication, it will continue to be Overwhelming), but I’ll show up as soon as I can. I hope it’s been a little more calm for the rest of you lovelies. I am planning on a very low-energy and low-responsibility weekend because I am wiped out.

If anyone has a question for the Community Advice post, drop me an email over the weekend. Also let me know if you’d like to remain anonymous or not. If not, please include your IntenseDebate username, too! Please also feel free to send me any essay/articles or whatever. Questions I can put up pretty quick, so receipt by Sunday afternoon is fine. If you have a piece to submit, though, please send it by Saturday afternoon. Thanks, darlings!

Thursday Link Dump

Clever Manka, · Categories: Thursday Link Dump

May doll, Gay Liberation parade, Hollywood, 1972. (Anthony Friedkin)

Anthony Friedkin’s photos of gay culture immediately post-Stonewall. Read full post

Mid-week check-in

Clever Manka, · Categories: Check-In

For those of us who need it, let’s channel Rey this week

This is the weekly post for those of us who are traversing together this hellscape called Personal Growth. Brag about this week’s accomplishments, ask for support, talk about what worked, what didn’t. Tell us how things are going for you.

Tuesday Tumblr Collection

Clever Manka, · Categories: Tuesday Tumblr

Full size for wallpaper available here

This week’s Tumblr collection is Tuesday, February 6: Sun & Sea.


clevermankaI’ve posted a weekly themed collection on my Tumblr nearly every week since October, 2011. Someday I’ll compile a list of them, with links to the dates. That day is not today.

I got nothin’

Clever Manka, · Categories: Uncategorized

I don’t have a post for you today, beloveds. I’ve been trying to think of something but as of right now (3:14pm CST, Sunday, February 4) I have yet to come up with anything. Read full post

Friday Open Thread

Clever Manka, · Categories: Open Thread

You would be surprised how many gifs show up on a search for “groundhog” that are actually gophers and prairie dogs.

Happy Groundhog Day! It is always cloudy SUNNY! I meant it’s always sunny on February 2 here. Does everyone have the “six more weeks of winter” or is that pretty much just a U.S. thing?