illustratedjai  asked:

re: gender non-conforming - personally, I hatehatehatehate that term. :/ it implies a necessary link between gender presentation and gender identity and that anyone who doesn't present in a way that fits the traditional binary gender roles must be nonbinary and that anyone who does present in a way that fits the traditional binary gender roles must be binary. (and on a personal level: i am conforming to a gender - MY gender, not anyone else's.)

I can understand that! I know what you mean too, because there’s something about it that rubs me up the wrong way. It’s like cis binary people are pointing at me, accusing me of wrongness and not conforming to their gender rules, and I find that unpleasant.

I’ll bet there are a lot of people out there who are holding “gender non-conforming” from a place of power and pride, too, like “screw you and your gender norms, I’m not going to conform” - and that’s awesome! But I just can’t make myself feel that way about the term.

I agree with you that gendered behaviour and gendered presentation are not necessarily linked to gender identity, and I am specifically looking into gender identity and language. If my interest was more about presentation or behaviour, I think gender non-conforming would perhaps be a more suitable term to have in the title? It’s hard to say, it’s not an area I know much about!

I guess whatever term ends up being used for the survey (and more widely used generally) will be hated by a bunch of people, which is annoying and hard to work around.

New Commission Information

Alright, having ironed out some wrinkles in the system, and having stress tested the old computer a bit more, here’s how commissions are going to work until I can get a new computer:

Email me at with any requests. Include as much detail as you possibly can. You’ll then be asked to choose X number of 2 hour time blocks during which you’ll be available to give feedback on the work. I’ve found this is the fastest way for me to work, and it means you get to see every stage of the project, and give your input.

I’m still operating at slightly reduced rates given I know I can’t do some of the things I’d like to do. Art Nouveau is still a No Go until further notice.

Full Colour Digital Bust or SLFP - £20
Includes choice of cell shading or ‘painted’ shading.
(Additional figures costed depending on level of detail, and level of interaction between them required.)

Watercolour SLFP - £20 + Postage
You get the original!
(Additional figures as above.)

Simple Colour Digital Bust or SLFP - £15
(Additional figures as above.)

Line-only Digital Bust or SLFP - £10
(Additional figures as above.)

Other Traditional Media Projects - £25 Base Rate + £8/hr after 2hrs, + Postage

Questions should go in the reblogs or asks here, requests should be emailed to me.

illustratedjai  asked:

Sam, has anyone yet told you about Japadog? It's a Vancouver, BC thing, so I know it's well out of your way, but I think they're the kind of success story you'd like, even if I have no idea how your supertaster tongue would feel about the fusion of Japanese food and hot dogs.

Okay but I tend to really love the flavors in Japanese cooking and this food looks FUCKING AMAZING. I need to taste a lot of these hot dogs and EsPECIALLY the croquette dog, the avocado dog, the kobe beef with SELECT KETCHUP, the fried bun with ice cream, and the butter-and-shoyu fries. 

VANCOUVER! *shakes fist*

Actually it looks like there’s one in LA and I may be in LA next July, so. I WILL HUNT IT DOWN. 


illustratedjai  asked:

Hey! I'm a artist doing commission work, and I would love to do art of fanwalkers! I'm unfortunately too busy to offer trades, but my prices are slightly negotiable and I do offer student/unemployed discounts. My art tumblr is at illustratedjai-art and my commission information is on the sidebar. If you'd like more of a write up or anything, just let me know. :) - Jai

Ah! thank you for coming forwards we appreciate it! We’ll put your name down and your url ready for the page’s completion. I understand that not everyone can do art trades, that option wasn’t compulsory. So thank you none the less! 

- Thalia mod

illustratedjai  asked:

You should write a thing with Lydia and Allison and Stiles all hanging out and beign themselves. You should do this thing because you are awesome and Lydia and Allison and Stiles are awesome. :D

It was just another summer day. Lydia was sprawled out on Allison’s bed, criticising the latest edition of Cosmo. Mostly into her own supernatural reading, Allison sat cross legged on the floor, nodding at Lydia’s comments every so often so she didn’t feel she was being ignored, a feeling Lydia quite despised.

After a couple of hours, Lydia shifted on the bed, facing belly down staring at her best friend.

“…what?” Allison looked up from her book.

“Well, you know… your dad’s really hot.”

“Oh no. Not again Lydia, please. We’ve talked about this. B o u n d a r i e s. He’s my dad, that’s just gross.”

“I know he is, Allison! I just can’t help that I am attracted to mature men who clearly know how to raise a well behaved daughter.”

“And somehow you just made it weirder…”

“It’s just hard not to fall for him, you know? He’s got that handsome five o’clock shadow, and those piercing eyes—”

“—and those awesome leather jackets,” a new voice chimed in.

Lydia and Allison looked up to see Stiles perched up on Allison’s bedroom window, clearly struggling not to fall two stories as his hands were holding on tightly to the windowsill, arms stretched out in front of him.

“What?” he said innocently, “it’s not my fault he has an awesome sense of style. Hot dads, mmm yup… hot dads.“

illustratedjai  asked:

I know I've seen you guys talk about the side zip binders, but I've read through the FAQ and am having a hard time finding the mention on tumblr, so if you've already answered this, I'm really sorry! Will the side-zip binders be getting their own entry on the store envy at some point, or does that fall under custom cut? Sorry to bug you if you've already answered this! and thank you so much for all that you do!!!

Hello, friend! When you sent this in, we hadn’t listed it yet! It is listed now! 

And it is totally okay to ask, no problem! We are super glad to finally be ready to make a jillion more of these, so freakin go for it <3

illustratedjai  asked:

Samantha Traynor, Mordin Solus, Garrus Vakarian

I would get drunk with Mordin because I think we could talk for ages about our passions for science and generally how awesome everything is. And also salarians don’t do sex or relationships so I couldn’t do that to him! I think Sam and Garrus are both pretty good candidates for the other two but obviously I would marry Sam because I love her. And I’m pretty sure Garrus would be able to show me a good time. And if turians really existed I’m pretty sure I’d be really curious about what it would be like to have sex with them. (Also Jai!! <3 I hope you are doing well.)

illustratedjai  asked:

I saw post going around a bit ago about some botblogs just going around reblogging posts tagged #personal or #do not reblog or things like that. Dunno how true it is, as it hasn't happened to me, but maybe that?

I’ve had that happen before, yeah. In this case (and several others), though, it’s just a follower reblogging something that seems really freaking weird to reblog. Like hi, yes, I’m glad you’re following me. Why do you need the details of what tv shows and movies I just watched with my mom to be posted on your blog?