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

thanks for that

Feb. 13th, 2007 03:48 pm (UTC)
*grin* I liked it too. Made me laugh in a "that's so true" way.
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,

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.
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.


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*
Feb. 13th, 2007 04:09 pm (UTC)
*grin* The term came from my friend Chris's tumble-log, Anarchaia.
Feb. 13th, 2007 07:34 pm (UTC)
hey, me too!
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!
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.
Feb. 14th, 2007 03:54 pm (UTC)
Yay! Then I'll call you soon!
Jun. 7th, 2007 01:40 am (UTC)
r u a /b/-tard too?
Jun. 7th, 2007 01:44 am (UTC)
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