To anyone who got a message from me advertising a chatroom for a ‘game of thrones dance party’, I’m really sorry but it isn’t me. don’t click the link. :(
I’ve been working through some mild depression and motivational listlessness lately, sorry to everyone who’s been following me for so long (and wow new followers? wow) and sticking around even with the lack of content.
I’m still working on stuff but it’s all still wip (some of it is sooooo cloooose to being done omg just gotta color a few pages), maybe people would like to come see at my livestream?
Books that stayed with me
Rules: In a text post, list ten books that have stayed with you in some way. Don’t take but a few minutes, and don’t think too hard — they don’t have to be the “right” or “great” works, just ones that have touched you. Tag ten friends, including me, so I’ll see your list. Make sure you let your friends know you’ve tagged them!
(taking a break from coloring in panels to just throw in some fun thing)
1. So You Want To Be A Wizard by Diane Duane
2. Wizard’s Hall by Jane Yolen (ok this is the most pre-Harry Potter-like Harry Potter to exist and in my opinion it’s kind of a bit superior?? like it strips away all the unnecessary filler that really gets on my nerves when i try and go back and reread the Harry Potter books and also it has the best example of someone completely untalented being SO NECESSARY to everyone else because his very innate trait is to bring out the best in people THAT IS SO IMPORTANT he’s like the anti-chosen one)
3. Alien Secrets by Annette Curtis Klause because DELINQUENT GIRL IN SPACE FINDING OUT WHAT SHE REALLY WANTS TO DO WITH HER LIFE and saving alien cultures aw ye
4. Cobwebs by Karen Romano Young
5. Full Tilt by Neal Shusterman
6. The Hundred Year Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson because MODERN DAY CANDIDE and asexual protagonist
7. The Charioteer by Mary Renault
8. The Moorchild by Virginia Leishman
9. You Don’t Know Me by David Klass
10. Interstellar Pig/Parasite by William Sleator (or singularity. or the boy who reversed himself. or house of stairs. WHY ARE THERE NO AUDIOBOOKS OF HIS THINGS??? WHY?)
man i wish there were room on here for his dark materials or the rithmatist or wintersmith/making money/the truth/monstrous regiment but oh well
Tagged: jasjuliet, azurish, sommerev, obsessivepuzzles, waffleguppies, reasonablysunny (anyone else who wants to join in? idk i’m bad at judging who might be interested in stuff like this)
As debates rise over school-based bathroom bills, one trans woman and coder is doing her part to make sure there are safe spaces for trans* and nonbinary folks out in the world too.
Refuge Restrooms is an open-source collection of trans*-safe public bathrooms, accessible by mobile phone. It was created by San Francisco-based Teagan Widmer, and even in its early stages already has 4,000 bathrooms mapped across the world. It even tells you if certain bathrooms have conditions attached, such as needing to be a “paying customer,” and can be filtered by ADA accessibility and unisex designations.
Can you provide a little background on why bathroom access for trans individuals is an issue? What are some of the challenges trans people face when using public restrooms?
I think trans people face a unique set of complications when it comes to bathroom usage. I know for me, when I was early in my transition, I didn’t feel comfortable in either bathroom. I no longer felt comfortable in the men’s restroom, but I didn’t feel comfortable in the women’s bathroom either. I felt people’s eyes on me — I felt judgement. I felt like I didn’t “pass enough.” The concept of passing is super problematic in and of itself, but it’s especially hard when it comes to bathroom usage. Many trans folk are left feeling really unsafe. If I go into the women’s room, I might get yelled at. If I go into the men’s room, I might get assaulted. And that brings up violence.
Just this week I was reading the story of a young transgender student who was attacked in a bathroom at California State University, Long Beach, and had the word “it” carved on their chest. That terrifies me. And it happens probably more than we know — at least to a lesser extent. So trans people end up being afraid to use the bathroom and “holding it,” which can cause all kinds of physical problems like urinary tract infections.
Also, there are folks who don’t identify as male or female, and who identify as nonbinary, who don’t feel comfortable using either bathroom, so they need to find unisex or gender-neutral restrooms to feel the most safe.
Check it out at refugerestrooms.org!
this is such a great app. i think i pass well enough by now as a short scrawny guy, but as I’m not deft enough to use a urinal and am worried about people peeking at my feet position under the door, i generally try to use house or small restaurant bathrooms and avoid the public option altogether. (also, the first time i went into the men’s room in a public space, the police invaded it and dragged a guy out for reasons i’m not clear about, and spooked me pretty bad)
as a result, i got a pretty bad uti this summer while travelling in the midwest, and had to go to the hospital and get medication to deal with it. i can’t tell you how many times i’ve googled ‘public gender neutral toilet nyc’ into my phone. right now there seems to be only one confirmed safe bathroom in nyc, but it’s still better than nothing.
I’m sorry for being so quiet lately guys, Ive been working on something kinda big and mostly secret and excessively dorky and fannish for the last month or so, and the first part of it is nearly ready to post, and the second part soon after that (maybe in as little as a week after the first part) and i’m super nervous and also super excited??
AAAAA I GOT MY SECRET SANTA AAAA
man you are so cool you got the most random prompts and i was a little worried that i’d overwhelmed you (so don’t worry about being a day late ok, it took me a few days to post this) and i’m so glad you took up the challenge thank you
I am so super sorry that this is late but I am your portal secret santa and here is your gift!!! I’m so sorry, stuff happened at home and I got delayed, but it’s here none the less!!! Merry Christmas, I hope you had a lovely holiday <3
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