I write about personal things, and thus the following disclaimers are necessary.
If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please contact me.
Regarding others’ privacy
Adventures and interactions don’t happen in a vacuum. I often talk about others on this site — what they said, what they did, how it influenced me, and so forth. Because of the personal nature of such things, all identities and defining traits may be changed to protect the privacy of those involved.
I like using code names. If I ever mention you on here, you will get to choose your own.
Regarding my political beliefs
I tend to err on the liberal side of the political spectrum, especially when touching upon gender issues and reproductive rights. I believe that gender is purely a social construct, that pregnant individuals should have executive right to choose whether or not to keep their offspring, and so forth. I also advocate the use of recreational substances that can enhance work performance and the enjoyment of life.
Every real-life situation I write about on here was 100% legal at the time that it occurred. For example, I write about smoking weed at my house in San Francisco from time to time, which is fine, as I am over 21 years old and a resident of the state of California. I do not advocate the use of illegal substances or activities.
Regarding contradictions and past opinions
I’m twenty-three years old and still growing and learning, albeit in a very public manner. Some of my views have changed since I began writing. I do my best to update my content when this happens. If you happen to find contradictory opinions in different parts of the site, the most recently published piece of content is likely to be the most accurate.
I reserve the right to edit content as I see fit and change the focus, management style, or content of my blog any time I want to.
Regarding personal privilege & perspective
Although I’m a queer, transgender person of color, I’m also a cis-and-straight-passing, conventionally feminine, thin, neurotypical, able, and financially well-off person. I understand that there are many privileges I had/have access to that shaped my worldview. It’s not my intention to speak over anyone else’s experience or to appear elitist in any way. If something I say offends you, please let me know.
Regarding situations depicted in fictional stories
My works of fiction often depict individuals, activities, or scenarios that may be considered morally corrupt. Just because these things appear in my stories does not mean that I condone them myself.
Regarding the advice I give
There are many ways to live your life; this is how I choose to live mine. I don’t know your specific situation, and the personal development/productivity content found on Fake and Basic should not be taken as professional advice. I am not a counselor, product critic, behavioral psychology expert, or life coach. I’m literally a kid on the Internet who writes about his opinions. The tools and methods I endorse here are simply things that have worked for me that I think may also work for you. Mileage may vary.