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Girls don't exist on the interweb. I run into this. Double whammy when you're trans.

[14:45:18] evn says “an article saying coffee is bad”
[14:45:18] evn says “dammit”
[14:48:42] Aria says “Does an article make it bad?”
[14:49:38] evn says “yes”
[14:49:39] evn says “yes it does”
[14:49:48] evn says “ontologically it must be so”
[14:49:52] chris2 says “we should propose the pragprog to publish a *book* how coffee is good”
[14:50:32] evn says “reality is determined by the physical mass of bound matter suggesting a hypothesis?”
[14:51:15] chris2 says “yes!”
[14:51:24] chris2 says “thats why law books are so thick”

A stained glass PC case.

The Willhelm Scream.

Making Thai Curry Paste.

Mental Help. Psychological Self-Tools. Neat book.

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kindredsgirl
Feb. 13th, 2007 09:29 am (UTC)
I really loved the "no girls on the internet" essay . . .

thanks for that

aredridel
Feb. 13th, 2007 03:48 pm (UTC)
*grin* I liked it too. Made me laugh in a "that's so true" way.
kindredsgirl
Feb. 13th, 2007 04:05 pm (UTC)
Sometime, I'd love to hear more about your journey. . . .because how odd it would be to be a "boy" on the internet but feel like a non-existent girl. That seems ever so much more complicated, especially as a young person. It is so frustrating how society (read: most other people) keep trying to shove each other into the nearest box. . .and I suppose some folks go willingly, you know? or maybe the boxes feel fine and comfortable to them. . . .I've always protested vigorously. My cascade of being never feels comfortable being corralled like that. . .

Philosophically yours,

laura
aredridel
Feb. 13th, 2007 05:58 pm (UTC)
It's interesting. I'm not so much an invisible girl as in this funny "I told you she was a guy" space, too. I live in that happy netherworld inbetween.

Being trans has helped people just not box me. People don't have a box for me. It's made my interactions surprisingly more genuine. Partly, that's my newfound comfort, partly it's people's willingness to not box me in this way.
kindredsgirl
Feb. 13th, 2007 06:32 pm (UTC)
Love that
I'm sure this is everyday language in your life. . .but the second time I read throug it, the "she is a guy" line jumped out at me. . .

I often feel like a "guy" in many ways. . .I'm geeky, intellectual, straightforward, often goofy, not at all girly (makeup, clothes, etc. bore me AND I suck at them, if you know what I mean. . .I don't like to shop) and then so like a "girl" in others. . .very nurturing, love children, attracted to men, affectionate, sensitive and emotional. . . .

Like you, I always appreciate being able to be genuine. And, really, I think most people would appreciate it. I think it one of the things children need most: support in being who they are authentically, without regard to culture or gender. . . wouldn't our world be a richer place if we all could parent/were parented that way. . .

I should send you a pic of my son dressed up as Dorothy from the wizard of oz. . .very cute.

Hugs

L
kindredsgirl
Feb. 13th, 2007 04:07 pm (UTC)
funny. . .everytime I see your tag "tumble," I think of tumbling in the hay. . .

:) you can see where my mind lives most days.

*laughs wryly*
aredridel
Feb. 13th, 2007 04:09 pm (UTC)
*grin* The term came from my friend Chris's tumble-log, Anarchaia.
gorillapotter
Feb. 13th, 2007 07:34 pm (UTC)
hey, me too!
aredridel
Feb. 13th, 2007 08:13 pm (UTC)
Oops! I just realized I was supposed to call you back, and I never did. Nuts to having visitors, being sick, and having to sleep. You going to be around for a chat any time soon? I'm so sorry I never called you back!
gorillapotter
Feb. 14th, 2007 02:56 pm (UTC)
ah, well, thes things happen. Hope you're feeling better. I'm usually home by 6 at night, and I can't recall any plans except knitting on Friday, which is supposed to go until 6 but may run over. Talk to you soon.
aredridel
Feb. 14th, 2007 03:54 pm (UTC)
Yay! Then I'll call you soon!
(Anonymous)
Jun. 7th, 2007 01:40 am (UTC)
r u a /b/-tard too?
aredridel
Jun. 7th, 2007 01:44 am (UTC)
Awha?
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