i'm feeling low this evening

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The night was windless, the snow drifting straight down out of a cold black sky, yet the leaves of the heart tree were rustling his name. “Theon,” they seemed to whisper, “Theon.”

The old gods, he thought. They know me. They know my name. I was Theon of House Greyjoy. I was a ward of Eddard Stark, a friend and brother to his children. “Please.” He fell to his knees. “A sword, that’s all I ask. Let me die as Theon, not as Reek.” Tears trickled down his cheeks, impossibly warm. “I was ironborn. A son … a son of Pyke, of the islands.”

(requested by anonymous)

  • things i've considered in picking my name: does it sound nice, does it flow well with my surname and potential middle names, do the initials look okay, does it connect in any way to my birth name, can i see myself being called it on a regular basis, do i like its meaning(s), does it relate back to my family history and origin in any way, what history/pop culture connections does it have, do i know anyone else with the name, is it too common or too rare, can it be explained away in situations where i'm not ready to come out to everyone i'm with, is it easily misspelled/mispronounced, does it adequately reflect my gender identity in its entirety
  • things my parents considered in picking my birth name: is it pretty

is it just me or even when men and women perform the same dance routine, it always looks hotter and generally better when it’s done by the ladies?

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♛ !!!

My friends always ask me why I refer to Ed as Ed & not Ed Sheeran. Well, I tell them it’s because screaming out the full name in bed would be a mouthful. So I’m just getting in some practice trials.