Unicorn Jacket Update 

I am gradually trying to get past my shopping phobia.

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Unicorn Jacket Update 

Sweet! Thrifted a denim jacket with ruffles. Need to replace the buttons and maybe I'll tear the sleeves off.

Centaur World, two episodes in 

Portal fantasy where the lead character is a fantasy war horse, sucked into a world of goofy psychedelic centaurs.

Anne with an E (series 2) 

And while they kept that aspect of the costume party relatively low-key and deniable, the inclusion of people doing Belle Epoque butch and drag was very much appreciated by me.

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Anne with an E (series 2) 

Diana, on the other hand, doesn't quite know what to do with the revelation that her beloved great-aunts were practically married for years, or her denial of what was apparently right in front of her face.

But, I have my suspicions that Diana isn't entirely straight either.

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Anne with an E (series 2) 

One of the reasons I find Cole so relatable is that the series doesn't give him a meet-cute scene where he realizes he's gay by meeting The Boy of His Dreams.

Instead, he starts from a position of estrangement with performative masculinity and family expectations. His life is changed, not by a meet-cute, but by meeting an elderly lesbian widow at a queer costume party. His first expression of identity isn't, "I like...," it's "I am like you."

And Aunt Josephine's response isn't to promise love or an ordinary life. It's that the people he chooses to come out to can become the strongest of allies.

(Which was something I really needed to hear right then.)

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I'm starting a personal challenge to develop writing habits. It's a very small challenge with low targets and no stakes.

If you'd like to join in, please feel free to!

#LittleWritingHabitsChallenge

Anne with an E (series 2) 

I kind of like that the series has a lot to say about sexuality and gender roles without doing anything more explicit than practice play kissing.

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Anne with an E (series 2) 

Oh good finally some payoff regarding all the gendershit that they had been dumping on Cole.

I'm kind of jealous of how he gets to come to terms with being gay(*) through kindly adults who are open about how they love. Not getting that until after I was sexually active kinda fucked with my head.

(*) Historical liberty in terms taken.

newscenter.lbl.gov/2021/07/28/

"This agreement will allow researchers who wish to change their names to more easily claim work from all stages of their careers; it specifically addresses the administrative and emotional difficulties some transgender researchers have experienced when requesting name changes associated with past academic work."

birbcam.online/

Birbcam is updated! There's now a big seed feeder with two kinds of sunflower seeds in to see if it'll get bites, and I've put a branch into frame with a hanging suet ball feeder on it for MOAR BIRB ACTION

From a blog post I saw linked elseweb:

The Royal School of Needlework (RSN) is compiling the world’s largest repository of stitches, RSN Stitch Bank, and aims to digitally conserve and preserve every stitch around the globe. Launching in September, the Royal School of Needlework will reveal the first 150 stitches, to kick off the charity’s 150th anniversary celebrations.

selvedge.org/blogs/selvedge/rs

#embroidery #FiberArts #FibreArts

Pose, Papi, Passing, and the Wedding 

Papi in many ways is directly contrasted with Stan. Stan keeps Angel a secret and when his life falls apart, asks Angel to "go stealth" in suburbia. Papi shows up for house family dinners, balls, and ACT-UP protests.

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Pose, Papi, Passing, and the Wedding 

One of the things I feel Pose addresses with the groomsman toast scene is that "straight-passing" bi/pan people have complex relationships with heterosexism that come out through our relationships with legal systems and extended family.

Asking LGBTQ+ people only:

What's your view of the word "queer" in the context of describing LGBTQ+ people?

Boosts appreciated for sample size :)

I don't get hangry. I get hanxious, which is arguably worse because it makes me feel helpless and prevents me from doing anything about it.

Unicorn Jacket Update 

Finished the unicorn, and found a nice horror-themed alphabet pattern that gives me plausible deniability for goofs. Is it inexperienced or intentionally grungey?

transphobia 

The idea that trans men are privileged and don't face violence is also literally not true. They face the same amount of violence as trans women (or more of some types) but people just ignore that fact because it is harder to silence trans men and transmascs if you acknowledge it.

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