On social media hiatus starting now, including Mastodon. Didn’t think the ENDGAME spoiler crew would be out so early, but not all that surprised, either.
There’s always a chance when I take a hiatus that I simply won’t come back at all. If that’s the case, I *will* post where to find me.
For now, if you absolutely need me, @ me. I may be slow, but I’ll get to ya.
💜 and if you’re a fan, enjoy the movie!
transgender, unconservatism, reverse essentialism XD
(tbh I'm not sure the concepts of "girl" and "boy" are manifested outside our perception in a fundamental enough way for either kind of essentialism/immutability to apply to it although I could easily be wrong about that!)
(but if people see gender as essential/immutable, they should be aware that this can be just as pro-transgender as anti XD ;D
and so maybe it'd convince some people to be more open-minded :'> )
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venting about trans kids rights (-)
Trying to advocate for a trans client of mine who's a minor and a ward of the state so that he can get chest reconstruction surgery, as DHS and the courts are blocking him. DHS worker actually told him "meh, you can wait till you're out of the system at 26." Apparently DHS is trying to block even HRT for trans kids in their custody. Wut the actual freezedried hell, is this Oregon or the Twilight Zone? Is Jordan Peele gonna jump out at me in a suit and go boo?
Method writing shenanigans
For the curious: I’m replacing Sean Bean and/or Kiefer Sutherland in the role with Robert Downey Jr. so this is a pretty gigantic change. I’m not sure whether I’m replacing Trent Reznor with Chris Evans yet, because that’s even MORE mind-blowing. And yet I like it even more because it makes that character’s inner torment significantly less worn on the sleeve. My brain hurts in the best way considering all of this.
Method writing shenanigans
I’m re-casting one and probably two main characters in the novel that’s haunted me for years (that’s funny because it’s paranormal). I’ve never done this before — changed the actor I imagine the character looking like, having the mannerisms of, etc. It’s blowing my mind. Parts of backstory seem implausible now. I’m agog at how my mind works.
"Sleep? I remember sleep. The soft embrace of a mind in slumber. The sweet delight of waking refreshed...
But now I sleep no longer. No gentle embrace of rest. The slumberings of my somniferous past are removed from me.
There can be no sleep, for I have partaken of the ambrosia of Wakefulness, that bittersweet nectar of eldritch energy. Sleep? I am beyond such mortal weakness!"
"I think you've had enough coffee, for one day." the server replied.
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[Saw on FB] it’s never been about water fountains or bathrooms https://redd.it/b9vm8g
Author of ROBOTICA. Chronically ill poly transman. NIN, 2CELLOS, Croatian, ASL, linguistics. One day, Croatia. kal-cobalt.squarespace.com he/him
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