i figure that BLI is pretty tolerant when it comes to binary trans people. the issue comes up when someone doesn’t want to identify as either male or female. it has nothing to do with religion, of course, nor with ““biology””– chromosomes or genitals or whatever– it’s just that BLI believes that it’s too confusing for citizens to have more than two set genders floating around. bad for productivity. BLI already divides everything into a binary, all black-and-white, so gender has to be as well.
gender EXPRESSION isn’t really policed or anything, if you’re dmab and you wanna wear a dress BLI doesn’t care. they only get involved once it’s a question of gender IDENTITY, of pronouns and legal names and markers on documents.
if you get cleared by your BLI physician, the company is more than happy to provide you with hormone therapy through their Gender Reassignment Program. it’s just another set of pills, after all. any surgeries are optional, but still covered if wanted. but to get access to any of these, you have to identify as either male or female, and you have to exhibit “strong enough” dysphoria (evaluated by an appointed professional).
anyone trying to assert that they don’t want either of the two gender markers to be used is obviously misguided. that’s a problem. that’s inconvenient. they get assessed, and if they are found to exhibit dysphoria, then they are prescribed a mandatory transition to the opposite gender. if they are not found to exhibit enough dysphoria, then they are sent away and continue to be marked as their assigned gender.
in contrast, gender’s seen as a lot more fluid once you get out of BLI’s clutches. some joys get out there knowing they’re trans, but some, it never occurs to them until they’ve spent some time in the desert. they’re able to explore themselves more once they’re out of that cage, and settle on what they think suits them best. overall, though, labels and such aren’t so important. lots of joys don’t settle things any further than a set of pronouns.
how about this: rank all the dads from least to most ticklish <3
brian: hes not ticklish, and the worst part is, hes really good at tickling others robert: kinda,,, if u can find the right spots u can make him wheeze but hes tried very hard over the years to be resistant to tickling
hugo: u cant be ticklish if ur a wrestler, cant have that weakness (but he kinda is a little bit, no one can know)
craig: in the middle too.. also when u tickle him he kicks, punches, so its dangerous, probably shouldnt do it damien: he can be really ticklish if u find the right spots. he giggles a lot and its super cute. god i love damien joseph: pretty ticklish… squirms a lot, bad at trying to get away mat: THE MOST TICKLISH.. he will Die If You Tickle him. hes all over the place… hes cry laughin.. its so cute
ok but ……….. what if …………………. keith ……………………… had .. bpd ……… think about it …………….. the constant mood swings ………. constant training to the point where its probably dangerous ……………… splitting on the rest of the paladins ………………….
needs constant validation …………………………… fears abandonment …………………………….
especially at the beginning he has serious issues forming a stable enough relationship to get voltron to work ……………………………………. its still an issue and he hopes more than anyone his bpd doesnt fuck them all over during battle ……………………………(places such an emphasis on the importance of voltron and saving the universe rather than on just the rest of the team bc he’s afraid to say he cares about the paladins and find out they dont care about him)……………..definitely tries to absorb parts of the teams personality so they like him better …………….. (even tho they all love him no matter what he’s convinced they’re all just in it for the big goals and they don’t care all that much about each other especially him)……………………..HE’S HOSTILE TO EVERYONE BECAUSE HE’S AFRAID TO GET CLOSE TO THEM AND HAVE IT GET FUCKED UP ……………….shiro is probably his fp ……………… keith has bpd
Yeah good luck with that Sweet Potato-san. That’s Kurogane. I admire your confidence/your rage but I think we all know that challenging him in close combat was a poor decision. It’s ok. You tried. That’s a good solid point in your favour.
THAT WAS THE FIRST USEFUL THING SWEET POTATO HAS EVER DONE.
DON’T KILL HIM NOW.
I AM SO MAD AT BOTH OF YOU JUST. JUST STOP EVERYTHING YOU ARE DOING RIGHT NOW.
Ok. OK. I love the ABSOLUTE CERTAINTY with which we all knew this was coming. All the way back in Hanshin Fai warned Syaoran off interfering with Kurogane’s battle, because he wants to do it by himself. (It didn’t stop him from pinning down Syaoran, and Kurogane said nothing at that point, so maybe there was a pretense or plan going on there, but still) Now we finally get Fai interfering and the first thing Kurogane does is tell him not to.
But of course Fai knew he was going to say that. Fai knew Kurogane’s tendencies right from the off. The only reason why Fai would go against that now is that he was actually worried there.
Sweet Potato-san took them both off guard.
FAI GENUINELY THOUGHT SWEET POTATO-SAN WAS GOING TO KILL KUROGANE.
THAT IS THE WORLD WE LIVE IN.
THAT IS SOMETHING THAT HAPPENED.
But even then Fai’s aim is BEYOND BELIEF and he only got him in the shoulder. Because Kurogane will want to fight him himself.
But also THAT SILENT SMILE. KUROGANE TELLS HIM OFF AND FAI JUST CLOSES HIS EYES AND SMILES AND SAYS NOTHING.
This is a fan art I drew of Elite Dangerous.. Its probably set at some anarchy system Nav beacon? ￼ I know the commanders have helmets on, but I figured then you wouldn’t be able to see their expressions. Hope you like it!
Or, Tuor probably speaks four languages and here’s why.
A while ago, I was thinking about Tuor’s first encounter with Lorgan after he was captured, and that made me wonder if they would have been able to talk to each other. While I tend to largely ignore Tolkien’s actual languages, except when I’m trying to piece together names for OCs, I think a lot about what languages characters spoke, which languages they would have used to talk to each other, and whether or not they would even be able to talk to each other.
First, I went back into The Silmarillion and The Children of Húrin to find out what I could about languages among the House of Hador:
Here are the few blog posts I’ve made that are not aimed at people who are already educated about asexuality, aromanticism and trans issues. I’m putting them all together for convenience. Use these links to either A) educate yourselves or B) educate others.