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Now (age 37) and then (age 14), for Transgender Day of Visibility.

Now you know why I like to keep my hair so short, ha ha.

I didn’t start T until I was almost 33. My only regret was waiting so long. If transition is your goal, it isn’t too late. Stay strong. My Ask Box is open. 

anonymous asked:

rpn?

“Reverse Polish Notation”

It’s where you enter numbers first, then the operands.

Aka, 1, 1, + instead of 1, +, 1

Everything gets saved into a “stack” instead of manually having to save values using the Memory function. In complex equations, you input things into the calculator pretty much how you’d actually solve them, as opposed to how the equation is notated. I.e., you work from the inside out.

If you took Calculus/Physics/etc. in the 90s, this was probably your graphing calculator, which had RPN:

A little more about RPN and why it’s a good entry system.

RPN has a slight learning curve, but after over 20 years of using it, I’m pretty much incapable of using an algebraic-notation calculator.

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Anonymous asked you: I noticed how many dunnys you had and im super jealous! could we get pics of all your figures? i hope you feel better soon! —————- Thanks, I’m better now that my fever has broken. :) I’m not super-religious about completing any series – I just buy a case, trade what I can at the shop, and then use the rest as blanks for customs. I couldn’t really say how far back these go… My fav series was the labbit 7 Deadly Sins. Fav artists are Kronk, Andrew Bell, and Doktor A (who is also a big delToro fan and complimented me on my Newt costume at DragonCon).
The one in which I wax poetic about a fictional character and what he means to me

Some weeks back, lament-for-boromir wrote a wonderful post about how the character of Newt Geiszler led her down a road of self-discovery.

Let me do the same for Hermann.

::deep breath::

Keep reading

I used to think it was self-indulgent to head-canon a fictional character as trans. Because I thought it would take away enjoyment of the character from other fans if they knew I felt that way. Because I felt it was too weird or twee or overly complicated.

And you know what? That’s the EXACT same attitude that initially kept me from transitioning (10 years of waiting!) and set me down a long, dark road of deep, deep depression that nearly destroyed me. Yeah, being trans is a little weird and complicated sometimes, but so is every other manifestation of the human condition.

If you don’t head-canon a character as trans, fine. You’re entitled to your own interpretations. But fuck off if you turn that into something that makes other people feel unwelcome, and ultimately, unsafe.

Restart the clock! (Adventures in surgery)

I just got done with my phone consultation with Dr. Garramone, who will be performing my top surgery. Interesting tidbits:

- He prefers physician letters to therapist ones and my obgyn/endo will work out just fine.

- I have to have a mammogram because I am over 35. Ugh. Time to find a trans* friendly center.

- Because it’s not too bad a drive, I don’t have to stay in a hotel the entire week between surgery and bandage removal, so that saves me money and lets me convalescence at home.

Pending approval from my boss tomorrow, my surgery date will be Sept 18th! I wish it were sooner, but that gives me time to get a little better in shape. I am getting the double incision (just barely don’t qualify for keyhole). If I don’t care for my scars, I will get a chest tatt.

Hell, I may be fine with my scars and *still* get a chest piece.

I better start some designs…

So, one Otakon, I completely forgot to bring “normal” clothes except the ones I drove up in which got really gross from a 15hr drive with no AC and all I had was pocket change to find a T-shirt I could wear out to a restaurant and not feel too embarassed and out of place but all I could afford was this shirt which I still have for some reason.