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Why are my eyes closed in both pictures? Because amazeballs, that's why. Stop questioning my flair.

It went well enough, considering how long I'd put it off and that I'm still not back to 100% as far as social interactions are concerned. The stylist made a lot of inane small-talk and also asked me if my dad was okay with my hair going this short, which was both amusing and a little 'urgh' because I had just been feeling a bit bad about how I am incapable of going to get my hair cut on my own and need one of my parents to take me when I'm a freaking adult. Well.

Also, [livejournal.com profile] dakfire painted me this amazing picture of a cubone. I don't think it'll scan well because paint never does but if I can find my camera I will take a photo because my sister is the best thing.

Also also, might be going with whole family sans Derek to see the Hunger Games movie today. I was going to wait and go with like, [livejournal.com profile] ocelotofdoom and maybe [livejournal.com profile] dakfire but I thought the baby shower I agreed to go to with mom was today (because mom TOLD ME it was today) and only found out otherwise last night so I told [livejournal.com profile] ocelotofdoom I couldn't do it this weekend. And mom read the book and now she's all into it so we're going to do like, a family thing. She actually just went out to buy the tix ahead of time if she can. Paige and I will probably do the sibling-date thing, it'll be fun.

ETA LMFAO so see that orange shirt I'm wearing there? That's my faux-vintage Orange Crush shirt. Dad bought it for me like a year ago, not realizing Paige had had an identical (well, size smaller, obviously) shirt for quite some time. Paige just walked in from doing some yardwork for a neighbor. She looked at me, then took her sweatshirt off. SHE WAS ALSO WEARING HER CRUSH SHIRT.

6 u 9

9 u 6

Maybe I can convince her to keep it on for the movie. Matching siblings > sibling date?


Mar. 13th, 2012 06:09 pm
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One thing I'm surprised about regarding the Occupy Wall Street movement is how...quiet everyone was about the end of it.

I mean, yes. Peaceful protest is ended with a display of brute force by the government. (Read that, btw.) It's the classic cycle. But there was just this air of...submission to it. Like people were waiting to be stamped down.

Not that I think there should have been any sort of retaliation by the protesters. I guess the thing is that there was no one direction to the movement, except 'we are going to stand here and express that a lot of us are very unhappy with shit that's happening', so it wasn't really something that could have carried over into other methods of expression.

I know it's not really my place to question what happened, because I am not at all that sort of activist, I don't have the guts for it. I am the ambush-privileged-people-in-unexpected-places-and-talk-their-ear-off kind of activist (that makes me sound kind of weaponized, lmfao). I'm just wondering what happened.

ANYWAYS, something completely else: [livejournal.com profile] dakfire and I did another brief Sherlock phone-text RP I thought I would share. UNDER HERE )

Anywayyyysss I was thinking of taking a photo of my hair as it is now, because I am not letting it get this long again. So I might as well let you all see it. I look like some freshman in high school who thinks he's a skater???

Do you guys want another stupid picture of me from my webcam? Is this something you desire?

ETA like you really thought I would wait for anyone to answer )

My pins are fucking amazing btw, I recently added a Captain America and an Iron Man pin. FUCK YES.

ihu body

Jan. 23rd, 2012 03:03 pm
potato_head: (>:c)
[livejournal.com profile] outdatedclocks has pointed out that my lower-back/hip problems, and my leg problems, are probably all related to the issues I have with my feet (lack of arches?). I've been making do with CVS-brand arch support pads, but they're not really enough, and I'd like to be able to do some cardio and upper-body stuff again, which I can't really now since my back hurts alllll the time. I'd been putting off talking to my doctor about it because of my terrible experiences with my last one...even though this one's shown no indication she's suddenly going to go all 'you're lying, you must be sneaking nachos in the middle of the night, fatty' on me. In fact, she'll probably be happy to help me out, since she wants me exercising before I go on T since I have a genetic disposition towards hypertension (dad's been hospitalized for it).

BTW, for those curious about the whole doctor saga, since I've posted it around a few places but not actually here at my main journal I think (since I just realized last night [livejournal.com profile] ocelotofdoom had never read the whole thing)...I submitted the whole thing to First, Do No Harm (excellent blog BTW) so you can read it here (it's so long I don't see a need to copy+paste it here P:)

Speaking of [livejournal.com profile] ocelotofdoom, we might be hanging out this weekend :D or rather, probably are. I am still working out the logistics, I think I'll stay on campus this weekend and take the train into the city. It would mean missing a therapy appointment, but I've skipped weeks in the past (or rather, therapist has cancelled on me) so I know it won't do any damage emotionally or to my comfort level with him.

Okay I really should go to class 6 u 9;;

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Soooo Paige is playing Animal Parade, one of the newish Harvest Moon games. (I am still only good at A Wonderful Life, but she got Two Towns for xmas and has offered to let me try it)

I am watching her start the actual plot, which involves rescuing the Harvest Goddess. Apparently nature's power is drying up, and this has some sort of...effect on the people, as well. She says soon people would not be able to live there. Also, children are...disappearing.

None of the characters seem actually all that concerned about the disappearance of their children.

What if they haven't disappeared? What if they've been...hidden? The townspeople have no way of knowing what the Harvest Goddess wants; so if they started to make guesses...out of desperation, since they literally can't leave (the town is on an island, and Paige informs me there is very little wind, so it's difficult to leave the island)...well, TBH, that the Harvest Goddess might require a sacrifice wouldn't be an entirely unreasonable guess.

But what would the sacrifice do to her? To the land that apparently depends on her and this mysterious 'power of nature'?

Well, I was just thinking...not much grows in Silent Hill.


Nov. 24th, 2011 10:30 pm
potato_head: (trans)
Thanksgiving has never been a holiday that sat well with me. I understand for a lot of American families it's just about family and being thankful. In our family, it...isn't. I think that might be hard for some people to imagine when they've never heard how polite my grandfather can make a toast to genocide sound.

So I've never really been into any of the traditions, including counting what you're thankful for; but I recently found the time to stroll back over to Tranarchism and it's reminded me of how much I do have to be thankful for.

Things like making strides in California and that there are people out there who refuse to cater to cissexism and transphobia.

I'm also thankful for every single fellow trans person - whether you're stealth or closeted or out and proud or you disagree with how me and mine fight for our rights or whether you fight alongside us, or even fiercer, I am thankful for you; for your existence, for the fact that you're still living and breathing and brightening the world with your presence. You are beautiful, I love you, thank you, never give up on yourself.

I'm also thankful for our cis allies, those who really fight for us and stand beside us, or even just one of us. Thank you for your dedication to equality and willingness to stand against the world with us.

Also, people glitter-bombing Dan Savage. I am definitely thankful for that.


Sep. 6th, 2011 10:18 pm
potato_head: (8D)



Went to see a comedian on campus with my roommate 8D



Last year I would have just laid around in my room like a shy slug lol

'srry I would like to but this is where I live ;n; no scary ppl or loud noise'

But we went and it was TONS OF FUN and we both had umbrellas (I had my best one that I bought in China) so we looked super cool together

And the comedian was SUPER FUNNY and only a little privilegebutt so I enjoyed it. Apparently he's been on Late Night with Conan O'Brien sooo probably pretty good. His name was Michael somethingorother but ANYWAYS

It was a lot of fun and there was rain and it is not as hot anymore

And I can enjoy social contact even when miserable from period (ow) and surrounded by freshman (they got ~paw points for going to it b/c first week stuff is technically orientation events even thou there's comedians and such throughout the year) (some of them tried to start a slow clap omfg such highschoolers luckily it did not get far & the freshman closest us had their unimpress face on)

Anyways yeah see icon for current expression/general summary of my life

I almost didn't go you know, it's because I forgot to read my tarot cards this morning. EVERY SINGLE MORNING I HAVE TO they would have reminded me to do this and not be so scr.

Tomorrow is first day of classes! Barely remember what I am taking, not very excited about any of it except Psychology of Learning kind of. This is part of why I decided to change my major, school should not be a chore for me of all people
potato_head: (rose)
Snagged this from Tranarchism. Somebody pours glitter on Newt Grinwich before a fundraiser for the Minnesota Family Council (and as we all know, queer people hate any organization with the word 'family' in it*** so we just had to make sure he didn't look his best)

Just wanted to share that. I love how his handler comes over to help brush off the glitter. CAN'T HAVE HIM LOOKING TOO FABULOUS, NOW.

In other news, I took a nap today and dreamt I was helping faeries take over the human population of America. I was advising them on ways to keep the people pacified once their new...government or whatever was in place. What.

It's the most interesting dream I've had in awhile though, so I'm not really complaining. Lately I've been rather stressed, but by obvious things (finals, getting my job back (yay! money!), first essay for my summer class being due right as finals ended even though the class doesn't actually start until the fucking 22nd). So my dreams have just been kind of bland, washed-out and boring. The most they do is give me a faint sense of unease. This one, though, made me feel rather confused! Yay!


***Hint for fundies with no sense of sarcasm: it's actually the other way around.

(I am pretty sure many have a critical lack of a sense of humor/sarcasm, which is why you will hear some fundies say things like 'queers openly admit that they are {insert completely ridiculous claims here, such as that we are all part of a conspiracy to convert America to a communist dictatorship under Obama}')


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