The groupthink mentality of many tumblr fandoms kind of scares me.
Like… "These are the things we like and these are our favorite characters and our favorite pairings and these are the jokes we think are hilarious and the opinions we agree with, and if you feel differently about any of this, you’re most likely wrong and should just post your views anonymously as ‘confessions’ or ‘unpopular opinions’ so that we can all laugh at you and tell everyone why you’re wrong without having to out yourself as a bad fan."
Since when was there a correct way to enjoy anything?
Also, the whole concept of defining yourself as a person by the fandoms you associate with is really strange to me.
The above article is an update. Her mother went to appeal to keep her out of the psychiatric ward and lost. She will be institutionalized because of her expression of her gender. She will be held until she conforms to male gender and then released to foster care, not her mother who was supporting her.
Please, if you haven’t signed the petition, sign it, reblog it, ask your friends to sign it. We’ve managed to get 40K signatures for a pageant model, we’ve only gotten 11K for a little girl about to have her life ruined. Lets get on the ball and spread the word.
“The only reason “coming out” is still even a thing is because it’s presumed that people are straight until they tell us otherwise. “The Other must identify itself, or else it is decieving us” is a fucked up, dangerous idea.”—Anon (via victor-the-richter)
Turns out that (A)sexual was pirated and leaked onto youtube by an outside source, and the creator of the film isn’t too happy about it.
If you’d like to watch the film now from the video I just posted, I’d really suggest giving something at the filmmaker’s donation page.
Otherwise, the actual release information for the film is here, and according to that you’ll just be waiting a few more days, because it will be officially distributed through various sources on June 5th!
What method do you use to sew the sequins down to fabric? Where can one find a tutorial on this method? Thanks~
Not sure where you could find a tutorial, I learned how to sew sequins as a combination of taking embellishment classes, and just looking at sequined garments to see how they were made. (repairing drag queen and showgirl costumes for 4 months proved to be very useful in that regard) There are quite a few techniques depending on the desired texture, but the one I’m currently using is sewn on both sides of the sequin so that it’s as flat as possible. I drew a diagram of what I’m doing (which hopefully makes sense….it’s currently 3:30am)…the black is the fabric, the blue is the sequins, and the red is the thread. In the top image, I’ve numbered the sequence of the path the thread will be taking. Let me know if you have any other questions!
Have you ever wondered to yourself, “What kind of cake would Tim Burton eat?” No? Really?! Well that’s neither here nor there. If Burton was going to eat some cake, it would be this cake by Alexandre Dubosc. If nothing else, he would film this cake. In this case though, he didn’t get to do either. Maybe next time. You can also check out the making-of photo set. And yes, I love this even more for the Batman cameo. Shut up. Batman is delicious. (via Colossal)
I’ve spent a good amount of time today browsing the #agender tag, and aside from quite a few posts from AFAB trans* people discussing binding and being on T, there seem to be a lot of agender-identifying people with experiences that are very similar, if not identical, to mine.
I’m still not sure if agender completely fits, but I’ve decided that I like it better than anything else I’ve come across. I don’t know whether you’d call this a “coming out” since 1) it’s really tentative, and 2) I’m not going to be doing anything differently… but yeah. I think I’m going to start using agender as my gender identity and see how that feels.
She/her pronouns are still preferred. They/their works too, and if you use he/him I’ll probably be more just amused than anything else. The gender neutral pronouns don’t really feel right to me, so I’d rather those not be used.
As for how to describe my gender expression…I’ve settled on the phrase “drag clown.” “Drag” as in dressing as a persona of a different gender for the sake of performance (as described in my previous post, usually this would be female), and “clown” as in a colorful, fantastical, and exuberant caricature of a person.
I know it may seem silly, but it makes sense to me right now, and that’s what matters, right? Plus, my mom told me that she had read my other post and that no matter what I decide to call myself (or if I decide that I don’t fit any labels and it’s easier not to label myself at all), she knows who I am and knows that I know who I am, and she’s completely accepting of it. So that’s pretty awesome.