[Image Description: A row of physical pamphlets on LGBTQ+ identity, the first six produced for Queer Condensed. They sit on a table with a trans flag as a tablecloth. Temporary tattoos and magnets can be seen behind them.]
Welcome Message v2.0 + Opportunities to Help!
Hey there! I’m Lorant (they/them/theirs), the author / designer / everything else currently behind Queer Condensed. I wanted to write this post to explain the project a bit better - where it’s been, what’s going on, and what it’s doing.
Anyways, Queer Condensed is a project aimed at making clean, accessible, short resources on queer topics since a lot of times, things that can be easily printed out are behind paywalls or outdated (or both) and the better resources are often articles that take a while to read and can’t be easily printed out and shown to people. It started as a class project in fall of 2016 thanks to the help of my two classmates, and I decided to keep working away at it.
Updates are pretty slow, but they’re happening! Since the initial six-pamphlet run of the project, I’ve added two new pamphlets, updated three of the originals, and created one-page guides for chest binding and packing. Currently I’m working on minor updates like adding image descriptions to my posts, creating a template that pamphlets can be based on and updated to, and making the Tumblr easier to navigate for people not used to the site. I also have several pamphlets / guides planned, including making more specified Asexual and Transgender pamphlets, writing one-page guides to dysphoria-relieving items for transfeminine people, and possibly making introductions to historical people and events.
This is kind of a lot for one person and here’s where I get to the second purpose of this post - I need some help!
There’s a lot of small ways readers can help the project:
Look over pamphlets and send Queer Condensed an ask if there needs to be updates or fixes
Suggest resources for existing topics or blogs that are relevant to this project
Suggest new topics
Ask for the template and make your own pamphlet, which I can help you with and host on here or link to wherever you put it up
Reblog the posts or link to them from other social media
Critique my image descriptions - I’m very new to adding them and don’t really know if I’m doing a good job
Tell me how to make the blog or materials more accessible
This is very much a long shot, but I’d also really like to find a new project partner to work with. I’ve updated the Q&A (linked above) to reflect what I’m looking for to not make this long post any longer, but basically I’d love another writer or at least a moderator that has identities that differ from mine in some way. If you’re interested at all please check that out!
Anyway, thanks for reading this, it means a lot to me. I hope this was a good introduction or refresher to the project. Feel free to check out the resources or send the blog an ask. There’s also email@example.com if you’d rather send an email.
all wash out
Let it all wash out in the rain
Because in the future, if I’m struggling, or going through a tough time, hating myself, or simply feeling bad–I can just remember that I have strength branded on my back, and I’ll remember to let it ALL, everything and anyone, will all wash out in the rain. And because I love Edward Sharpe, and they make you feel so damn good inside.
While I work on some fics and requests here are some of my personal headcanons to get you through
Storm is really good at video games
Kurt has his moments of weakness and when he masturbates he accidentally BAMFs to the roof or somewhere else on the grounds as he orgasms, it’s why he doesn’t do it like at all anymore
Peter has caught Jean and Scott making out with each other in the Danger Room
Peter and Charles have caught Hank and Raven banging in his lab
Kurt loves Disney movies
Warren has more than once gotten stuck in a doorway with his metal wings
Jubilee loves anime and manga, she gets Kurt into it too
Scott wears his glasses in the shower
Scott has tan lines on his face thanks to his glasses
Charles has a magnet tattoo on his thigh
Peter loves to play footsie with unsuspecting people
Charles keeps wondering why all his things get moved until he realizes it’s Peter’s fault
Hank can’t figure out who keep taking his correction pen (It’s Jean)
Warren plays loud music and he and Scott get into arguments when he plays it too loud
Erik visits Charles for booty calls; the kids all know but don’t think about it
Storm loves going to the movies
Storm changes the weather so she never has to take PE
Kurt let’s Scott win at video games
Peter buys the kids alcohol
Raven has told Hank Kurt is her son but hasn’t actually told Kurt
Kurt is really good at Poker
Storm can’t do make up
Jubilee does Storm and Jean’s make up
Peter secretly likes listening to pop music when he is totally alone
Warren can’t swim
Kurt can’t swim
Erik keeps an eye on Peter’s progress
Raven keeps an eye on Kurt’s grades and makes sure she talks to him about it
Warren speaks perfect German to Kurt and everyone thinks he’s talking shit when really he saying things like “Jean’s hair looks nice today” “Peter needs to change this song.” “Jubilee’s outfit looks nice today”
When Erik comes over for visits he speaks German to Warren and Kurt and tells them stuff about Charles; they are both scarred for life
This is a friendship one but theres a little bit of dean x reader in there
Summery: Reader and the three boys have a case that’s in need of a disguise. (I own none of the punk edits used, I found them on google)
“Guys we’ve got a case.” You call causing the three men to
walk in and look over at you. “Tell us more?” Dean said sitting opposite you on
the table. “It’s in Tuscon, the
university. Strange disappearances and people
saying that there have been a few attacks. A week ago a girl was found
basically mutilated…” you explain.
“Aren’t you guys
banned from Tucson?” Castiel says looking at back at them with slight
confusion. “Shit we are.” Sam sighed.
“I don’t want to let
go of this case…It sounds interesting” you say scratching the back of your neck
with a sigh. “Maybe we can disguise ourselves” you suggest with a smile.
“And what were you
thinking? Maybe we throw on some wigs and lipstick, dress in drag and do the
hula?” Dean grumbled standing and running his fingers through his hair. “No
sassy pants maybe get some fake tattoos and stuff you know?”
“Go punk?” Sam
chuckles which made Cas look even more confused. “I…don’t understand”
While Sam explains
what punk was you surf the net to try and find some things for your disguise.
The next day
everything you ordered came and you smiled. “Right, boys I’ll get you ready
first and then one of you can do me…” “I’d do you” Dean smirked. “Shut up. Cas
come here.” You pat the seat in front of you.
You looked in the
large bag of stuff you had and started putting fake piercings on him, on his
eyebrow and lip. You put some fake tattoos on his neck and arms, but not to
many you needed to save some for Dean you were going to go all out for him. You
got some spray hair dye and lightly made parts of his hair bright blue.
You sit back proud of
your work, next was Sam. “I don’t want any of that stuff in my hair.” He complains,
“Alright Tinkerbelle, put this on” you passed him one of your beanie’s and he
put it on and pulled it down to his forehead. “No way.” You chuckled and make
him put it on properly. You put some fake stretchers in his ears that where
magnets and then some tattoo sleeves, an eyebrow piercing.
“Deannn!” you call
and he walks over with a bottle of beer in his hand. “I think this is stupid.” He
grumbled and you shake your head and put fake tattoos up his neck, some tattoo
sleeves on both arms and snake bites on his lips. “Wow” you smile and he looked
in his reflection “Alright I look kinda hot…”
You all get into the
impala and drive to Tucson. Dean put a cassette tape into the tape deck and
started to blast Motörhead out. You started to sing quietly and soon everyone
was joining in and singing loudly.
“I DON’T SHARE YOUR GREED, THE ONLY CARD I NEED IS
THE ACE OF SPADES! THE ACE OF SPADES!”