laura jane grace literally just keeps improving my life in new and unexpected ways everyday, I decided to check out the mountain goats because she likes them so much and I have not listened to anything besides transcendental youth in 48 hours,, it’s exactly the headspace I’m in right now, thank you laura I really fucking needed this
I’ve come to a point in my life where I can’t accept reality. We live in an appalling world full of countless grief, social injustice, poverty, and cruelty. And I can’t look at it anymore. So my new approach to life, to avoid getting angry and bitter and sad about the way the world is, is to get as weird as possible. To get as weird as I can comfortably make it and as far away from reality as I can without letting too much light in. As I understand why I need to do this in my life, I look at musicians, artists, and filmmakers who people refer to as mad eccentrics and off the wall, I get it now. This is how people deal with reality. This is why fantasy is so important in the world.
To my anon about Laura - I don’t think that the majority of Jen fans view Laura like that. I personally think it’s in Jen’s best interest to hire a permanent, experienced assistant that can support Jen in a discreet and mature fashion. Never hire your friends to work for you especially in close proximity. I’m not saying Laura has done anything wrong, I just think it’s best for everyone to keep your friends as friends and your employees as employees.
To my blind anon - I hadn’t seen that, but did look for it once you pointed it out. It’s clearly untrue but it’s interesting the amount of noise going around right now. Noise equals confusion, and it becomes very difficult to figure out what is really going on.
It’s been five years to the day since I read about Laura Jane Grace’s coming out in the online preview of her Rolling Stone interview. Nothing I’d read on the internet before and nothing I’ve read since has affected me like this has.
At the time, I had given up on her band. “White Crosses” was their most recent record and I hated it. But before it was released, I viewed Laura (as she was then, and most ironically) as the epitome of male, visceral aggression. I hated high school and life as a teen sucked in much the same way as it does for most teens. I didn’t realize I had identity issues then but I looked up to Laura as this symbol and her anger resonated with me so well. Which is why it was so disappointing for me in the beginning of college that I found myself not liking their latest record (“White Crosses” has since grown on me, but that was after listening to it in retrospect with the context of Laura’s transition).
Cut to a few years later: I see a facebook post from a former crush. She wrote (if I may paraphrase): “I’m so proud of her,” with a link to the article, which I guess took a day to get around the internet. I saw this and the picture they used and my jaw dropped. I immediately knew her new name was gonna be Laura after her song “The Ocean” came into my head a split-second later. And most importantly: I immediately knew that being transgender was a thing to take seriously.
This sent me into a tailspin and led to hours upon hours of internet research that led me to questioning my own gender and realizing that I too want to change myself. Laura Jane Grace is my hero, and I’m so glad I got to meet her and hug her and thank her in person. Happy fifth anniversary of your coming out, LJ!
after reading how you're planning on playing laura, i'm disappointed. you have a terrible grasp on her character.
i’m really sorry that you feel that way, ‘non… i don’t really know how to respond to this because, personally, i feel like i have an okay grasp on laura. i know that i haven’t read all X-23 / wolverine comics, but that’s mostly because ever since all new x-men, laura hasn’t really been written as the same emotionally stunted person that i fell in love with. if that was the character you were hoping to see / rp with, i apologize, but that is not the way i view laura. this message was fairly rude, and i’ll be honest, i don’t plan on letting laura go, so you’ll just have to stick through it…