• Trans Character: [is openly confirmed trans]
  • Cis Gamers: This trans character is just being FORCED on us. Its not integral to the STORY. NORMAL people dont TALK like that. They wouldnt make it so OBVIOUS and in your FACE.
  • Trans Gamers: [headcanons a character as trans]
  • Cis Gamers: UM. I THINK THAT CHARACTER WOULD LET US KNOW. Theres literally NO evidence. Trans people dont ACT this way. If she were trans she would SAY SO. STOP ASSUMING.
E c'era il sole e avevi gli occhi belli
lui ti baciò le labbra ed i capelli,
c'era la luna e avevi gli occhi stanchi
lui pose le sue mani sui tuoi fianchi.
—  La canzone di Marinella* Fabrizio De Andrè

Cis-Swap Challenge: Isaac Santiago Taveras –> Isis Sancia Taveras

Hello ^_^; I was tagged in the Cis-Swap challenge by @simerse, @boxofsims, and @lyrea. There might have been others too, but I took so long to do this that I’ve lost the tags in my activity feed *hides in shame*

Fhfdjkfks anyway I decided to cis-swap Isaac! I call her Isis, hehe, and damn she’s a stunner! Anywayyyyy, thank you for tagging me you wonderful people you!! *GROUP HUG* <3333333333

I’m pretty sure most people who wanted to do this have already done so, but just in case, I tag @slytherinpixels, @winterspixels, @doka-chan, and @nisukiye to do this challenge, though of course if you’ve already done it or don’t care to do so no problem! *slips back into the hell of grad school* >.<

The thing about Berkeley Heathers that’s such a big deal to me personally is they’ve actually been thoughtful about changing the gender & sexuality of the characters. Sooooooo many adaptations have changes that are made without thinking through how they could potentially improve on the original story. Usually, you get either:

a)  “We’re just….gonna make them all the same gender, so it’s kinda neutral, with a few notable quirks” (tbh I see this a lot with local theater companies)


b) “Oh, people think these characters should be gay? Whoops, can’t do that, better make some characters they’re less attached to gay” (See: Once Upon a Time, The Lizzie Bennett Diaries ) 

Berkeley Heathers, on the other hand, makes its choice very deliberately– I’d go into it more but it turns out the thoughts I had are literally??? the arguments @gushergurl made via essay??? to get J.D. to be a girl in the first place??? It’s such a breath of fresh air to see people can both see how queerness improves a story and actually get those changes performed! 

Non volevo dire che non tengo a te o altre cazzate simili, perché tengo molto a te. Non fare in modo che scappi di continuo, perché mi conosco, e nonostante cerchi di tornare sempre alla fine non tornerò. Io non voglio trattenerti, voglio solo che tu mi aspetti. Voglio che tu decida che ne valga la pena.
—  Amami nonostante tutto

One SU thing I’ll never be over though: Sugar saying all the Gems are nonbinary and me being excited over it… only for it to rapidly become obvious that she thinks non binary genders are just nifty window dressing to make the species seem more ~*~alien~*~