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You know what I think about this a lot, but am I the only one that’s actually made pretty uncomfortable by the idea that romantic/sexual attraction is what gender you’re attracted to?

I understand why that was changed from sex, because that was problematic in itself

But I don’t feel like gender is a better term either because that’s presuming that you can somehow see and determine gender when?? It’s one of the most volatile, indistinguishable and intangible things on the planet?? How in the hell are you attracted to gender?? What is gender?? Where is it???

idk maybe it’s just cause i’m non-binary (and quite clearly straight men and non-straight women arent attracted to me bc of my gender) so I suppose it affects me more directly, or rather I have more reason to question it…. who knows

Marble Bust of Sauromates II (?), King of the Cimmerian Bosporus, Late 2nd-Early 3rd Century AD

Sauromates II (r. 174- 210/211 AD)  was a prince and Roman client king of the Bosporan Kingdom. He was the son and heir of the Bosporan King Eupator by an unnamed woman and was of Greek, Iranian and Roman ancestry. Sauromates II was named in honor of Sauromates I, a paternal ancestor of his and a previous Bosporan King.

When Eupator died in 174, Sauromates II succeeded his father. Sauromates II reigned as Bosporan King from 174 until his death in 210/211. He expressed his royal title in Greek on his coinage: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΣΑΥΡΟΜΑΤΟΥ or of King Sauromates. He was a contemporary of the Roman Emperors Marcus Aurelius, Commodus, Pertinax, Didius Julianus, Septimius Severus and Caracalla.

In 193, Sauromates II engaged in military campaigns against the Scythians and Sirachi tribes, and successfully defeated them. These victories are known from an inscription found in Tanais, dedicating and celebrating the King’s military victories. Little is known of the life and reign of Sauromates II. According to surviving coinage, he appeared to be a religious person who was involved in the worship of the Goddess Aphrodite and her cult.

Sauromates II married an unnamed woman. From this marriage he had two sons Rhescuporis II and Cotys III. Rhescuporis II succeeded Sauromates II in 210/211, while Cotys III succeeded him.

SUN IN THE FIRST HOUSE

Powerful, strong looking body. Usually tall. Either very curly hair or very straight hair. Yellow/olive undertones in skin. Heart shaped face. Commanding forehead. Large eyebrows. Eyes large yet sharp. Strong nose and lips. Rather short neck. Long, bony limbs. Royal expression.

Example: Brad Pitt and Scarlett Johansson are both Sagittarius with Sun in the first house.

Our happiness knows no bounds, as we announce the Royal Birth of His Royal Highness The Gyalsey on 5th February 2016.

Our Prince, the first Royal Child of His Majesty King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck and Her Majesty Queen Jetsun Pema, was delivered safely at the Lingkana Palace, Thimphu. His Majesty was at Her Majesty’s side during the time of the delivery. Following the Royal Birth, His Royal Highness was first presented to His Majesty the Fourth Druk Gyalpo.

Her Majesty The Gyaltsuen and His Royal Highness are both in perfect health.

All sacred Bhutanese traditions were observed for the auspicious occasion, with His Holiness the Je Khenpo presiding over the religious ceremonies.

Their Majesties and members of the Royal family are filled with profound joy on the birth of His Royal Highness.

Their Majesties expressed appreciation to the Bhutanese medical team for their service.

Their Majesties also expressed heartfelt gratitude to the Zhung Dratshang, Rabdeys, and other religious organizations who performed prayer ceremonies in all the Dzongs and Lhakhangs across the country for the wellbeing of His Royal Highness, Their Majesties, and the people of Bhutan.

We join the people of Bhutan in our heartfelt prayers for the wellbeing of Her Majesty and His Royal Highness, and in the expression of our joy on this momentous occasion.

CONGRATS TO THE KING AND QUEEN AND BHUTAN!

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This Kid's Book Features A Prince Who Transforms Into A Princess
A powerful new children's book tells the story of a prince who transforms herself into a princess, coming to live as her authentic self on her 16th birthday.

Called The Royal Heart, the fairytale goes beyond just talking about gender identity, but preaches a message of acceptance for a teenager embracing her true self and coming into her own as a leader. It is the first in a series that author Greg McGoon plans to create to detail the lives and stories of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) characters in fairy tale frameworks.

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@shomeiha cont. from x

     She’d been about to agree, but his comment afterward caused the young princess to stop, staring up at the elder royal with an expression that could only be described as some sort of odd mix of a pout and cat-like smile. Sort of. 

               ❝ Geez…! I’m not a little kid any more, you know! I’m as
               much of an adult as you are! ❞

God Save the Queen
By Atlin Merrick, Narrelle M Harris, Verity Burns
Improbable Press, Summer 2016

A threat against the Queen of England has just been soundly thwarted, thanks to Sherlock Holmes and John Watson.

Of course it’s all in a days work for the consulting detective and his doctor—until a series of wildly unexpected repercussions.

First, the press gets wind of John and Sherlock’s heroics and suddenly they’re media darlings.

Then Her Royal Highness decides to express her gratitude with medals of commendation.

But the most astonishing thing, the thing even the world’s second smartest man never saw coming was… a romance with his flatmate.

Can the partnership of Mr Sherlock Holmes and Dr John Watson survive love, sex, a good deal more sex, solemn investitures, and really, really annoying chat show hosts?

This may be their toughest case yet.

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break, my heart, for i must hold my tongue
&
words, words, words!

hoping it’s still shakespeare weekend,
here are some old photos recreating DT as Hamlet

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