I dream in digital and live in neon.

 

Being heard is so close to being loved that for the average person, they are almost indistinguishable.

David Augsburger  (via psych-facts)

agameofme:

prince0voaklandpoets:

germancitygirl:

@carolynmichelle, Katherine Cross, and @femfreq during @GaymerX #everyonegames (at InterContinental San Francisco)

I was hustling on Security duty for GaymerX2, so I only got to see this and the Cosplay Masquerade the whole con.  Carolyn Petit is not only a genius, but was secretly hilarious, who knew?  This was my first meeting with Katherine Cross irl, but her blog has slid across my plate a few times before this; she wasn’t dry at all, but humane and warm.  I’m sure Anita has been analyzed to death, but I thought she explained her project’s goals well.

I like this pic of our panel. Yay!

agameofme:

prince0voaklandpoets:

germancitygirl:

@carolynmichelle, Katherine Cross, and @femfreq during @GaymerX #everyonegames (at InterContinental San Francisco)

I was hustling on Security duty for GaymerX2, so I only got to see this and the Cosplay Masquerade the whole con.  Carolyn Petit is not only a genius, but was secretly hilarious, who knew?  This was my first meeting with Katherine Cross irl, but her blog has slid across my plate a few times before this; she wasn’t dry at all, but humane and warm.  I’m sure Anita has been analyzed to death, but I thought she explained her project’s goals well.

I like this pic of our panel. Yay!

How Quickly We Are Misrepresented

T-Shack: Hey it's 2013 in Seattle and we're having an awesome show!

Trans Organization: Since you're visiting our town you should know the local context that we've had a ton of recent community discussion about the use of the t-word and your show might stir up a lot of controversy you don't actually want to be dealing with.

T-Shack: Hey thanks, that's good to know. We'll do a different show with a different name and it'll be fine.

Performer: I'm super excited to be in the show, but I'm embarrassed to say the name out loud.

T-Shack: That's a really bad outcome, both financially and politically. We'll have to work on a solution.

T-Shack: We're back now that it's 2014 and we've renamed our show for while we're here, but still have the old name on the poster

Trans Organization: That's awesome, we really appreciate that. But you might want to reconsider the old name on posters. Because if they are going to be put up all around town it could still raise some problems. Also, did you realize you scheduled the show to be at the same time as Trans Pride?

T-Shack: Oops, give us a moment to confer.

Cis Gay Bystander: Oh my god you guys are terrible, stop being word police! Stop censoring everyone! I love the word 'tranny'. Tranny, tranny, tranny! Trannyshack folks, please don't give in to this pressure.

Trans Woman Bystander: Are you trying to upset folks on purpose, this was a productive conversation.

Cis Gay Bystander: I don't understand you trans women. You think that being a keyboard warrior will win you everything but you're just alienating your allies.

Trans Woman Bystander: Fuck you if you think you're my ally. With allies like you, who needs enemies!

Cis Gay Bystander #2: *Pulls out popcorn* I love to watch trans women freak out and get super emotional.

T-Shack: Hey guys, that's not helpful. Also, we've decided to permanently change our name and keep the t-word off our posters and we'd like to make this show a benefit for Trans Pride!

Trans Organization: That's awesome! You guys really are the best! We're going to promote your show and please stop by Trans Pride we want to give you an award for allyship!

Cis Gay News: Why do trans women hate drag queens? Yet again local trans women are creating drama. These radical activists are strong-arming our beloved Trannyshack into changing their name. They just whine and make a fuss until they get their way. They are giving our community a bad name. This is exactly they kind of infighting that we need to put an end to.

T-Shack: Hey that's not exactly what happened, here's my open statement about why we thought changing the name was a good idea and were appreciative of the help and feedback I got in that process.

Jack Halberstam: This story about over-emotional trans women throwing tantrums and claiming to be triggered by a single word is a great example for my work on the Neo-Liberal Rhetoric of Harm. They really should lighten up. We need to put an end to finger snapping moralism like that.

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Note: The above is obviously all paraphrased since the actual account was 30-50 pages long. Actual wording or phrases were used when possible. Mainly I wanted to share this because it's super tiring to have everything you say framed within the box of "trans women are over-emotional, over-reactive, shrieking, and behavior policing" no matter how much what we're doing differs from that.

Purple Glitter Mocha

gophersaurus:

trashmance:

Mackenzie tapped her pen against the endorsement line of her settlement check. According to the intimidatingly official block letters on the front, it was only redeemable for one year from issue. Tomorrow would be a year. Twice before she had made the trip to cash it, but $242.73 wouldn’t make up…

Reblogging this again because I have a fair few more followers than I did when I last reblogged it four months ago and I think it might be of interest to a few of you.

This is the first chapter of an original story being published on Tumblr by Autumn Nicole Bradley aka Life In Neon called Trash Romance. To quote the byline it’s: A series of queer love stories about broken things, retired magical girls and trash magic.

The protagonist is Mackenzie Chen, a queer woman who has trash manipulation magic as a result of going through procedures to turn her into an artificial faerie. Because yes, there are real faeries with magic and they’re known to co-exist with humanity. Mackenzie’s life takes a turn for the interesting when she meets Natalie, a faerie with an interesting background who draws her into the Otherworld and introduces her to a number of other interesting people.

There’s ~17 chapters of the main story to be read on the Tumblr plus 5 or so side stories and vignettes. I came across it when it was only a couple of chapters in and have been consistently enjoying it since. There’s also a Patreon campaign to support the author with the writing of Trash Romance and also potentially a steampunk story too. It’s just today hit a milestone that allows for at least one story per month to be of the nsfw variety which may be of interest to some of you =P

Anywho, I’d encourage anyone and everyone to give it a try and if you enjoy it to let the author know, even if you’re not in a position to be able to support it financially. Cheers!

Witchcraft Secrets

trashmance:

Click. Thu-thump.

Mackenzie only gave Natalie to the count of o– before pinning her against the door. First with hands, then with lips, then with hips, until the whole of her body was driving her into the laminated wood. Mackenzie wasn’t going to let Natalie escape, and no one was coming to…

NSFW Trash Romance chapter!

readingegm:

EGM #1
An advertisement for (I think) Valis [edit: I’ve been told this is an ad for Phantasy Star].There’s a woman with a sword and and her whole value is not sex appeal. This is, but should not be, sort of shocking.

readingegm:

EGM #1

An advertisement for (I think) Valis [edit: I’ve been told this is an ad for Phantasy Star].There’s a woman with a sword and and her whole value is not sex appeal. This is, but should not be, sort of shocking.

readingegm:

EGM #24
An ad for Valis III. This is a game that isn’t afraid to have swords and to acknowledge that it has female fans. I cannot imagine a game studio doing this today, and everyone should be ashamed of that fact.

readingegm:

EGM #24

An ad for Valis III. This is a game that isn’t afraid to have swords and to acknowledge that it has female fans. I cannot imagine a game studio doing this today, and everyone should be ashamed of that fact.

Sinlight

trashmance:

Even a week after moving in, Mackenzie was still weaving between stacks of books and jumping over the cleaning supplies as she got dressed. As her organized piles of clean clothes dwindled, her heap of unwashed clothes next to the laundry bin grew. It wasn’t laziness as much as uncertainty. The…

starkednlokid:

 

Admit it we were all a little bummed out that the old lady didn’t actually all that badass fighting in this scene

(Source: mishasteaparty)

ezekieru:

hebbycakes:

transetheralbrimwylf:

hexgoddess:

That’s brilliant I need to wear shorts under skirts

That disappointed gif might be my new fav.

THANK YOU ANIME GIRL

Never not reblog Index gifs.

(Source: torana90)

A long time ago, when you were a wee thing, you learned something, some way to cope, something that, if you did it, would help you survive. It wasn’t the healthiest thing, it wasn’t gonna get you free, but it was gonna keep you alive. You learned it, at five or six, and it worked, it *did* help you survive. You carried it with you all your life, used it whenever you needed it. It got you out—out of your assbackwards town, away from an abuser, out of range of your mother’s un-love. Or whatever. It worked for you. You’re still here now partly because of this thing that you learned. The thing is, though, at some point you stopped needing it. At some point, you got far enough away, surrounded yourself with people who love you. You survived. And because you survived, you now had a shot at more than just staying alive. You had a shot now at getting free. But that thing that you learned when you were five was not then and is not now designed to help you be free. It is designed only to help you survive. And, in fact, it keeps you from being free. You need to figure out what this thing is and work your ass off to un-learn it. Because the things we learn to do to survive at all costs are not the things that will help us get FREE. Getting free is a whole different journey altogether.

Mia McKenzie, creator of Black Girl Dangerous, author of The Summer We Got Free (via etiquette-etc)

always reblog

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Exactly.

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