Okay, um…so here’s the speech. The zombie thing is a bitch. Your world shrivels down to a dot, you know this, and…All you think about is how to get your next meal, and keeping your secret. And…No one can really…know you. Now. Kissing, touching, sex, love, yelling at someone for stealing the blankets. Um, out of the question. Forever. But then one day I see this…Beautiful woman. She’s the only thing in color. Odd ‘cause she’s so pale. And then suddenly there’s hope again. That’s all I’m saying. Who knows if we’ll even like each other. But I like everything I’ve seen so far, and, um…What have we got to lose?
Okay so one of the biggest arguements I’ve heard is how dare they have a cis-female actor play a trans-male character. Right?
I would like to point out that when Orange is the New Black used Laverne Cox’s twin (cisgender-male) brother to portray her pre-transition you all were SO proud of their choice because they were respecting her and refused to have her appear male. They didn’t want to put her through that AND they wanted the character to actually look PRE-TRANSITION.
Now, About Ray is about a young PRE-TRANSITION boy. I know that I would not want to see a post-transition guy being made to play this part, and yeah, they could have found a pre-transition guy maybe, but I know personally, I would hate having a film out with pre-transition me if I was planning on transitioning especially if that was my first role. Not to mention, a lot of pre-transition guys do not have the acting expertise that these actors they’ve casted do. This is a really good cast, and from what I’ve seen Elle Fanning is going to do this role justice.
I’m not saying it would have been impossibe to find actors - good ones - who are actually pre-transition trans males. HOWEVER I think it’s preposterous for you to criticize and boycott a film that can do so much good just because they use a cisgender actor to portray a transgender character. Firstly for the reason I already mentioned, and secondly because your other option is to not have the movie at all. This film can do a lot of good things for the trans-masculine community. How about you sit down, shuttup, and give it a chance. If it sends the wrong message, or is handled horribly or whatever, yes. Throw a shit-fit and speak your mind. But don’t judge it before you’ve seen it just because they didn’t use a trans actor.
So like, with Zootopia out I’ve been seeing a lot of furries on my dash and it’s kinda gotten me back into a furry mood. But the thing is.
I don’t have a fursona. I haven’t had a proper one since I came out as trans. I’ve come back to the question a few times over the years, but I’ve never been able to come up with anything satisfying. Cause like, anytime I want to make one, I can come up with some cute concepts I like, but none of them feel like me. Cause, like, Daydream is Me.
And it wasn’t until today that I realized that still gave me a good option.
So I just drew anthro Daydream like I should’ve been doing the whole time.
Every year, I mean to write up my very own Follow Forever at the very beginning of December. And…every
year, I typically put it off, in favor of listening to the heinous
voice of social anxiety that reminds me that I will probably forget
people, I will definitely forget people, and said people will
never forget, sever ties, move out of the country and proceed to scowl
from afar at my URL whenever it is mentioned for now and forever and
…Okay, I’m (80%) sure that is not going to happen. That comforting,
entirely hypothetical statistic, and the fact that it’s been a rough
year and love’s what’s gotten me through and I want to pass it on - even
if it’s just a little - is what’s fueling me right now.
So, without further ado, ramentic’s Follow Forever 2015.