Monday, May 20, 2013
Not Iambic….Do Not Accept…
These tags I’ll pop, and boast in rhyming verse
that what I wear puts swagger in my gait;
though twenty shillings have I in my purse,
my self-esteem and manhood both inflate
when lofty furs I purchase for a cent.
Thy grandpa’s clothes are worthy salvage, though
they smell a trifle musty. Still, I spent
much less to dress myself from head to toe.
To save or not to save? The question’s moot.
I’ll never give my coin to high-street crooks.
These dusty shelves will yield their hidden loot
to those, like me, more frugal in their looks.
Like ancient coins washed up on distant shores,
I’ll find my treasures in these thrifty stores.
- Macklemore, “Thrift Shoppe”
*Crying with laughter*
ITS IN IAMBIC PENTAMETER. THIS IS MY NEW FAVORITE THING.
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
I went to Australia. And it’s really hot, and there are people selling digeridoos everywhere, and the casual racism is appalling, and things are really expensive.
But there’s a beach and the coffee is amazing, so that’s alright.
Monday, May 13, 2013
People being angry about ~dem gays~ on Target’s Facebook.
I just want to give my two cents on this and tell you a story.
A couple weeks ago, I was hired at Target. I have a job at Target. Not a big deal right?
It is a big deal because i’m a transman.
It doesn’t take a genius to conclude that it’s hard for me, my brothers, and sisters to get a job. There are legal restraints regarding the job and if you don’t pass, it’s hard to be taken seriously at a job interview.
Right on the application, it asks what your preferred name is. It also asks if there is anything that target should know. I put the fact that I am a transman, expecting not to get a call because usually when you put that down, people will throw out the application. I got TWO interviews.
At the interview, they asked me about it. I told them I am on hormones and they told me that they didn’t care. Not in the sense that they don’t emotionally care, but that it didn’t matter. I was male and that’s all that mattered. They also told me that they give same sex couples benefits in states that do not recognize them as a married couple.
At my job orientation, I was not misgendered once. Even my supervisors who weren’t sure of my gender avoided pronoun use, which I found only happens when you’ve had pronoun training. They gave me a name tag with my preferred name and didn’t ask questions. I felt safe and respected, which is huge for a trans* person.
TLDR: Target is amazing not just for the LGB, but also the T. Shop there for the rest of your life.
Pardon me, I have to go spend all my money at Target
Pardon me, but YES. If I were in the US I would spend all my money at Target.
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Saturday, May 4, 2013
Old people are the most adorable I just can’t even
The other day I was chatting with an older lady about her experiences as a child being evacuated during WWII in the UK
And now today she said, “I was thinking about the fact that you like to write, and I think you should write some things about the War and about the stories I was telling you…”
Truth is I wanted to, but wasn’t sure if she would like it
but that answered my question. Old ladies are greedy for their names to be in print just as much as anyone else
She also backed into a parked car, got out, looked, shrugged, and drove away again.
Friday, April 19, 2013
The older I get the more I realise there are no grown ups and nobody knows what the fuck they’re doing.
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Do you ever go on Facebook and make contentious posts just because you know it will make people angry, and there’s a little part of your brain that laughs maniacally?
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
“Can I touch your butt” in Elvish.
This is so useful
No, this is not “Can I touch your butt” in Elvish. This is “Can I touch your butt?” in English, transcribed using the letters of the Elvish alphabet. There is a difference.
In Elvish, the letters of the alphabet correspond to sounds, not to words. The above text spells it out using one symbol to represent one letter of the original English, which is incorrect:
- c-a-n i t-o-u-c-h y-o-u-r b-u-t-t
If you really want to spell out an English phrase using the Elvish alphabet, you would do so phonetically, which would basically equate to one symbol per phoneme (sound):
- c-a-n a-i t-u-ch y-o-r b-u-t
If you actually wanted to write “Can I touch your butt?” in Elvish, one (very rough) translation would be:
Which, in Sindarin Elvish, roughly translates to, “Would you give me permission to touch your rear?”
Written in tengwar (the Elvish alphabet), it would look like this:
Sorry for the blurry quality.
damn, the lotr fandom doesnt fuck around
not to mention LOOK HOW POLITE THIS WAS
LIKE GOOD LORD
OLDEST FANDOMS REALLY ARE POLITEST
They wrote an entire essay on how to properly say ‘Can I touch your butt’ in Elvish and I just
I learned the dwarfish runic alphabet when I was a kid and I thought that was the epitome of obsessive fandomness. I was wrong.