binary!

Thanks to @rui6666’s drawings of genderbent Lance and Keith my life has now spiraled out of control so here’s some genderbend voltron shit

Lauren (Lance):
•long and curly hair
•seriously her hair is curly as fuck
•it’s beautiful
•to quote the pic “the bigger the hoop the bigger the hoe”
•she loves jewelry and painting her nails
•fucking meme
•BEAUTIFUL SINGING VOICE
•can tango and salsa but nothing else
•seriously she’s shit at any other dances
•wants to either punch or kiss Kathy
•nothing in between
•loves trying to style her hair
•always fails
•she can braid and make bomb ass buns tho
•goddess of winged eyeliner
•still burps and farts like Lance wtf do you think this is

Kathy (Keith):
•short hair
•it’s wavy and rlly soft
•wears literally no jewelry like no
•hates painted nails like she only paints them black
•she wouldn’t even paint them if Lauren didn’t force her
•asshole
•A+ fighter
•holy shit man it’s attractive
•small boobs (Lauren makes fun of her for it)
•she has a great ass tho
•like she can rival Lauren on best ass
•so Gay™️
•she’s one of the girls that when she gets her period she will go from screeching at you to crying
•it confuses everyone

Pidge is basically the same bc they’re nonbinary to me but here we go:
•their name was Kaden
•they have long hair bc they were trying to pass as a girl
•it’s a mess
•Lauren needs to sit them down every few days and brush it bc it’s a fucking rats nest Pidge what the fuck
•pretends to be above dick jokes but is totally not
•forgets to shower sometimes bc they’re too busy working on a project
•Hali yells at them
go shower Pidge you stink and you need to take care of yourself
•yes mother

Hali (Hunk):
•IS! STILL! FAT!!!!!!!!
•shoulder length hair
•gentle giant
•Lauren sits her down and attempts hairstyles on her
•her hair is then a knotted mess
•she’d say no but it’s bonding time with Lauren and it’s fun
•makeup boss
•better than Lauren
•Lauren is salty
•if someone talks down to her bc she’s a girl she will not have it

Shira (Shiro):
•Long and wavy hair
•it’s either rlly messy in that sexy way or just a huge knot nothing else
•Mom™️
•BAMF
•She’s so attractive
•rlly loud laugh
•she snorts
•it’s embarrassing bc Alluran makes fun of her for it
•tired
•will kick your ass while putting on her lipstick
•usually doesn’t wear makeup tho bc it’s time consuming
•is respected by everyone like even sexist assholes are like “goddamn”

In case you couldn’t tell I’m in love

sbs.com.au
Australia's first trans health clinic has opened up in Melbourne
Melbourne has been voted the world's most liveable city for the sixth year in a row, and the city's first trans health clinic cements its reputation as the friendliest city for the trans and gender diverse communities, writes Emily McAvan.

Melbourne has just opened an Australian first: a health clinic catering solely to the needs of the transgender and gender diverse community. 

Located in Fitzroy, the Equinox Gender Diverse Clinic is a peer-led trans-focused clinic that launched at the end of July. Run by the Victorian AIDS Council, the clinic is bulk billed, making the service accessible to the entire transgender community, not just its most privileged members. Starting off with a GP service, Equinox plan to expand into a counselling service in November 2016, and beyond that into addressing trans homelessness.

It is a much needed intervention for an often marginalised and pathologised community. Transgender access to quality and affirming health care has long been an issue in Australia and elsewhere.

A journal article in BMC Public Health found that transgender people report: 

  1. Being denied services
  2. Accessing practitioners with little or no knowledge of the issues facing Gender diverse people, 
  3. Being subjected to inappropriate terminology by health professionals, 
  4. Having their own knowledge discounted, and
  5. Experiencing considerable waiting periods to access services.

An American survey found one in four trans people had been denied care by medical professionals, a staggering statistic.

Peter Locke of Equinox stated via email that “Equinox aims to reduce the access barriers to good health and well being that the transgender/gender diverse community often face. We recognise the need for a safe community space where trans-affirmative medical and well-being services are offered without judgement to all of our clients regardless of their gender presentation.” Transgender advocate Starlady has recently remarked that, “I feel like the transgender community needs to have levels of ownership over our own healthcare pathways.”

This is especially true for trans people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, who may find language an additional barrier in accessing medical treatment. Locke notes that “Equinox clients come from an array of backgrounds including from CALD communities. We understand that gender identity and representation has different meanings within different cultures and communities and support all of our clients in accordance with their personal choices and cultural practices.  With advance notice, we can arrange for telephone interpreter services to support non-English speaking clients during appointments.”

Absolutely amazing news for our trans/gender diverse community in Melbourne! 

Androgyny: Not Just for White Thin People Anymore

So I’m delighted to say that, after a lot of self-discovery and changes to my general aesthetic (and after embracing a lot of things I felt I wasn’t allowed to embrace previously), I’ve nailed a few methods to slide into androgynous fashion without brutal erasure of anyone who isn’t a pale, young ectomorph. 

For years I’ve been having trouble figuring out how to have a less binary appearance in my wardrobe, but I felt very stifled when I saw almost zero sources for folk who wish to, say, display their breasts, or not tuck, or use make up or even simply enjoy colours or sparkles or y’know, joy. We could rant till our lung cave about the obvious classist, ableist, racist, sexist, anti-femme, anti-fat rhetoric that institute these oppressive boundaries, but I think it’s been said better elsewhere, so for now, here’s a simple list of pointers I’ve found that really helped me step out of that frankly boring white, thin and plain hierarchy embedded into androgynous fashion concepts. 

Come along with me to expand some androgynous horizons!


I made a little acronym for those moments when I stand in front of a mirror going, “What the hell am I going to mash together so people can tell I’m going for a look that’s not specifically binary in gender aspects?”

It goes like this: Footwear, Accesories, Colours and Themes. The FACTs of my ensemble. It helps me clear my head, go for an objective and not mull around in my own insecurities or dysphoria that can really distract me from putting together a bangin’ outfit. 

Footwear: Focusing on my shoes not only allows me to fit together a cool look, it priorities what I need to do that day. Am I walking a lot? Might wanna skip any shoes that can hurt over time. I’m a big believer in comfort and aesthetic being in harmony, so making my body happy by leaving difficult wearing things home for fancier, less mobile days keeps me in check- if I feel good, I’ll probably look good, because I’ll be happier and less focused on pain or chafing.

You can always dress up a basic black walking shoe, or sneakers/flats/boots. Plus, starting from bottom to top can waive away the dread of facing yourself head on and trying to slap things together after fretting over how your skin or hair looks, or how your body shape is affecting you that day. Socks can also add in to this feature, so if they apply, factor in their participation as well. Once again, focus on feet first!

Accessories: Get things that you know you like to wear with nearly any outfit. They don’t have to be high class gems or ties- if you use stim toys or gear, please feel free to incorporate them as necklaces, etc.; if you have a bag or hat you love, that can add lots of statement. Don’t forget that tattoos, piercings, hairstyles and mods are also accessories in their own right.
One of the biggest disappointments of hating femme stuff in fashion is the removal of extra details. Those little add-ons can be a big help in loving what you’re wearing. If you have pins, patches, or culturally-specific jewelry relevant to you, those are important and awesome additions to the general cloth that will encase you. They’re also great for individualising yourself- another big feature that’s sometimes scrubbed away in the typically minimalist looks of western androgyny. 

Colours: There are many colours that are decidedly gendered by society, but not being afraid to sport flashes of pink or blue here and there can cement a lot of intention in your appearance, and that confidence can be the backbone to any clothing you choose to wear. Also, wearing lovely or cool or interesting colours/textures can just plain make you feel better, and I’ve found a lot of the point of androgyny is to feel better about the skin you’re in.

If you really want to avoid certain pallettes, consider striking or geometric black and whites in patterns, grey tones that blend into neutrals, metallics like gold and silver, or just going all one colour you’re confident in. Playing with tone is not only fun, it’s a great way to deter people from deciding if your presentation is male or female and relate more to the fascinating use of colour you’ve chosen. I recommend trying out secondary colours like orange, green and purple, as they have a really sweet intermediate quality to them that reflects a lot of non-binary implications. 

Themes: This is my favourite part. The theme of your outfit can be your general aesthetic that appears from your constants, like your accessories or your colours- say, if your look is very gothic, or pastel, or retro- that’s a general theme. The qualities appear before you when you gather your items to wear, but the theme is the concept that you intent to portray. 

Themes don’t even have to be gendered at all, and often encapsulate a lot of cool motifs from all kinds of places. It can take on the qualities of something very specific like the renaissance or the 90s, or it can be something as articulated as this cool teacup you saw window shopping once. The variety available is basically the answer to a lot of androgynous fashion prayers. Inspiration will be the key to pursuing more than the dichotimised versions of gender expression.

In plenty of NB fashion, I see a lot of bowties, blazers, hats and wingtips (and often specifically catered to only lean, white CAFAB persons under 40), and if that’s what you’re going for, then that’s super duper. But, I implore you to consider taking on a lot more than a clean-cut office look. I know we all have times and places where everything has to be work appropriate, but even if its just for an hour in your bedroom, try out a style that deviates from prim and proper if even a little bit. There’s immense pressure not to look ‘childish’ or ‘unkempt’ when you stray from gender norms, but that can edge into some classist, transphobic, gross territory very suddenly. I hope you incorporate stuff that’s playful or eclectic, if you want to. This should be kinda fun. 

I’m a very baby-faced person, and often, I worry I lose a lot of years just by wearing cartoon characters or glittery things. I see a definite trend of folks being perturbed by how physically stunted or pre-pubescent they can look when trying to be androgynous, and I understand that’s very frustrating. 

At the same time, I’ve found boxing myself into button ups, boardshorts and kneesocks almost kinda highlights how youthful and round I am. 
So, is there an in-between I can muster? I think there is, but it does have to come along hand in hand with being okay with my general appearance. I can’t magically grow corners, and contouring only handles so much. 

I’ve found instead of trying to mask my features, I ebb along with a linework theme- for me, it’s essentially a ragged look. I have sweaters with lots of stylistic pulls on them, my hair is jagged and has severe angles, my boots come with many winding, looping laces. I arch my eyebrows, I wear a lot of leathery materials, and I point my nails. 
Not only is it a look I actually like, it adds a smattering of lines that I feel I lack, without pressing me like an envelope or stuffing me in a suit. I can keep it looking polished by having manicured hands, cleaning my boots often and tossing on a nicely fitted coat, or using fabrics that match. (I fully admit this is much easier to do in winter or fall, but use warmer seasons to your advantage as everyone tends to be a bit more casual during summery weather.)

Now that I’ve rambled on about my go-to method for gussying up androgynously, here are a few rapid fire tips!

- Get things tailored if you can! Pants that fit you properly, coats, even underwear that holds you correctly is crucial to looking and feeling good. Even if its just one regular article of clothing, I highly recommend a tailored item to seal together everything, or at least a surefire, stretchy, contour fitting article.

 - Remember that showing skin is not strictly feminine or scandalous. Even if it specifically is, embracing a crop top or low rise anything, no matter your size, can add a breezy, fun atmosphere to your look, especially paired with some cool shades or airy fabrics. If cishet dudes can run around with deep V’s, you certainly can, too. Wear as much or as little as you feel comfortable in.

-Boots can save the day. I have several conditions that don’t allow me about 75% of the shoes I’d actually like to wear, sadly, but when I can, it’s boots all the way. Sliding into the right pair of boots can totally bring you together. Not only are they very “unisex fashion”, they come in all kinds of colours and cuts, can add or not add height when needed, and look as hardcore or as professional as you wish. They’re highly personable, too, and usually last a lot longer than cloth shoes or sneakers with rubber soles. 

-Make up can be just as masculising as it can be feminising. While I’m all for using as much colour, powder, glitter and glam as you wish, feel free to use make up to deepen features, highlight a jawline or add on facial hair. There are lots of tutorials online and off for masc make up looks, and even just covering up some blemishes can help you feel more covered and uniform. 
I also support mixing those concepts, inverting them or totally dropping make up altogether. It should be a versatile tool that obeys your command to amplify your concepts, first and foremost. 

-Androgyny is up to you! You get the final say of what’s femme, what’s masc, what’s nb, or anything around those parametres. And if you find you still feel most comfortable in things considered very specifically one way, that’s fine, too. Androgynous style should not be a contest for who “passes” best or who “impresses the cis” most. That toxic ideology tears a lot of the expression and enjoyment out of nb and gnc clothing and pits us against each other. 

-TV shows, mood boards, graphic novels, paintings, people and singers are all great places to pinpoint stuff for looks. They are often groomed for audiences to enjoy their style or their stages, so it’s easy pickings for any kind of inspiration, be it to accessorise or gather a theme or even just consider a general mood.
For me, I get inspiration from direct things like online clothing stores or etsys or 80s music videos, right down to reptile scales or emotions in movies or really pretty beetles or the amber tones in seasonal beers or weird weather outside my window.
Maybe even make an aesthetic blog like this one! THE INSP IS EVERYWHERE~

-CONSULT EACH OTHER! We’re all very different, beautiful people with so many life lessons we can share with one another. I hope my tricks are in any way helpful or inspiring, and I hope you pass along any info you have to me, too! Instead of nervously tugging at our clothing in the mirror or hoping to silently pass for something, we should be showing off how amazing we look with other awesome fashionable persons willing to respect and admire us and our experiences. 

I hope your androgyny is a celebrated, undulating, outstanding experience that gives you room to grow and to love yourself. 
Here’s to all of us finding ways to express ourselves through creative outlets, and looking drop dead gorgeous doing it!





 

anonymous asked:

Uhm hello! I'm not too good with binary numbers but I'm very curious on decoding them in the chat with Seven. Can you help me and tell me what he said? It was on day two and he told Yoosung that he had a binary gf and mc responded with 110-000-110 & 111-000-111. I'm curious to what it means? If you can help I'd greatly appreciate it! :)

That code is incomplete?