Oct. 14th, 2016

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I LOVE THAT POEM! I’ve thought about showing it to my student, but I know that it would be more confusing than amusing at this point in his English-speaking career :P Your poor coworker hahaha
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You mean trans people who’ve transitioned and now feel self-actualized in the correct gender?  I’m very happy for them!

…That’s probably not what you meant.

So I actually have a lot of trouble saying that I have dysphoria, not because I don’t want to transition, but because it’s hard for a fish to say “I’m wet.”  I’ve lived in this body and assigned gender my whole life.  I don’t necessarily notice dysphoria, except when certain events sort of rub my nose in it.  What I notice more is a glorious, soaring euphoria when people recognize me as male and when I perceive myself as male.  Is that euphoria just the way normal life feels to people who don’t have dysphoria?  I don’t know.  I’m a fish.

Therefore, I have plenty of empathy for trans people who don’t describe their experiences in terms of dysphoria because they’re like me, unable to put a label to it because they’ve never experienced anything else.

But I’m sure, because Tumblr is vast and contains multitudes, that there are some people out there who would object to that characterization, who would say that they have perfectly good insight into their own dysphoria and they seriously don’t have any, they just feel trans regardless. 

…And heck, you know what, I support them too.  I don’t think that gatekeeping who gets to be trans is ever a good thing. It doesn’t make medically diagnosed dysphoric trans people look more legitimate; it just spreads the idea that trans fakers and wannabes are a serious problem that everyone should watch out for.

Just as I think “sexuality is complex, and many sexualities are okay” is a better narrative for LGBQ people than “we were born this way, so please accommodate our unfortunate situation,”  I think “gender is complex, and many genders are okay” is a good narrative for trans people.

Right now, I’m in my fifth month of intensive screening for being a Fake Trans before getting any kind of medical transition treatment.  And I’ve got it easy compared to trans people in a lot of places.  I don’t think “trans people aren’t doubted enough” is a problem we need to be fighting super hard.
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i’ll say. i hate seeing this meme every day on my dash. it is an eyesore, and always staring at me

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my favorite thing about the cask of amontillado meme (which I LOVE) is that it displays, yet again, how difficult millennials on the internet are to predict. oh, giant company, you want your advertisement to go viral? well this week the kids are obsessed with a short story written in 1846 good fucking luck
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Imagine twelve year old Harry not even knowing how awful his childhood with Dursleys had been until he gets to the Burrow.

Imagine him seeing Percy asleep with a book on his lap, and being baffled that a kid might feel comfortable enough in his own home to be so vulnerable in the living room. 

Imagine Molly coming up to the attic to say goodnight to Ron and Harry, and Harry glancing at Ron when he hears her footsteps, trying to figure out what they had done wrong that day.

Imagine him asking George who does all the house chores, and thinking it’s a joke when George answers, “we all do.” 

Imagine Ginny pestering Arthur with questions over the Daily Prophet, and Harry trying to shoot her warning looks to stop it! but then Mr. Weasley looks up and patiently answers every single one. 

Imagine Bill popping in for a visit one evening and Harry being floored when Bill stops to chat with him. 

Imagine Fred chasing after Harry in the yard, playfighting, but Harry actually begins to run for real fear of being hurt. 

Imagine Molly burning something on the stove my accident and tossing it, imagine Harry mentioning to Ron, offhandedly, “she could’ve given that one to me, it’s what I eat at home when I mess up dinner” and not knowing why Ron is horrified.

Imagine Harry seeing what a normal, functioning family looks like, and realizing the absence of love in his own life. 

“What Harry found most unusual about life at Ron’s, however, wasn’t the talking mirror or the clanging ghoul: It was the fact that everyone there seemed to like him.” – Chamber of Secrets
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Just in case anyone was ever possibly able to miss this, somehow:

The podcast is called Mabel. Listen! Tweet! Subscribe! Sell us your firstborn!

Boosting this. Clever, terrifying, has 100% off my interest after the first episode. Reminds me a little of Alice Isn’t Dead, but I like it a lot more. 

I’ll definitely continue listening
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different people on my dashboard keep talking about the cask of amontillado totally unprompted and this has been going on for the past couple of days and i’ve become more than a bit concerned personally

hey camille i have something really cool to show you in my basement come check it out

oh cool sure
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the cask of amontillado becoming a meme is actually incredibly fucking bizarre and out of left field but like. the only other current meme is killer clowns so i don’t know why i ever pretend like i know where meme culture will take us
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The ‘talking mirror’ trope from fairy tales probably originated when a careless time-traveler was seen using a Smart phone or a tablet.

#Siri Siri on my phone#how the fuck do I get home
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british romanticism: i went into the woods and i found a beautiful woman, but she wasn’t really a woman, she was my Muse and the woods is my mind

american romanticism: i went into the woods and found the devil and he gave me a clock, but the clock was actually the industrial revolution and it fucking killed me
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Phoebe and Monica get arrested at a suffragette rally. Rachel goes on a date with H.P. Lovecraft and is not familiar with his work. Ross dies of influenza. Joey and Chandler make love in a World War I foxhole.
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anyways yall let me know when Netflix Original ™ Marvel’s Claire Temple is going to premiere thanks


Okay, but every episode should have a different cameo, right?  Like, Claire is trying to Handle Some Shit, and while she’s trying to do that, she has Matt on her balcony with a stab wound that made it through the suit, Jessica at her door with a bullet graze and a sour expression, Luke on the street corner with a guy who has three broken ribs, Frank on the roof with a major concussion, Danny with pepper spray in his eyes, and, at one point, she runs through town escaping the latest Avengers v. Whoever situation and finds Captain Goddamn America trying to set his own broken arm.

And then in the second-to-last episode, the Big Bad dares her to find help, and Claire’s like *grim smile* “I know a guy.”  Cut to black.  Final episode cold opens to everyone having to Get Along because Claire called them all.  The Big Bad goes down like a fucking ton of bricks under the combined might of every vigilante NYC has to offer.

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when you’re watching a movie and suddenly there’s a forced hetero romance
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Sent an email to my manager asking for the day after elections off because I’ll probably be a nervous wreck the night before and/or not sleep, and I’m going to want to either bake a really elaborate cake or curl up in a ball and watch TV forever. We’ll see if that’s a valid enough excuse for a day off.
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“average person behaves injuriously towards me ten times a year” factoid actually just statistical error. Fortunato, whose thousand injuries I had borne as I best could, is an outlier adn no I don’t know where he is stop asking
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This is my favorite motherfucking thing about getting closer to Halloween every FUCKING YEAR


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