psychodelicate-girl

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  • Name: Elle
  • Nickname: I guess I don’t have one at the moment. Elle used to be my nickname, but then it became my real name.
  • Birthday: March 20
  • Gender: female
  • Sexuality: queer
  • Height: 5’9”
  • Time zone: Central
  • What time and date is it there: 2:33, 8/28
  • Average hours of sleep: usually 6-7
  • OTPs: Kitty Pryde/Illyana Rasputin, Olivia Benson/Alexandra Cabot, Troy Barnes/Abed Nadir, Alie Ward/Georgia Hardstark
  • The last thing I Googled was: “Listening to Buck Owens” because I couldn’t remember what song that’s a lyric from.
  • First word that comes to mind: devil
  • What I last said to a family member: I texted my Mom an answer to a question about which flavors of La Croix are best.
  • One place that makes me happy and why: Places don’t make me happy. People make me happy. And sometimes comics.
  • How many blankets I sleep under: A sheet in the summer. A sheet, a quilt my Mom made, and a second quilt my great-grandmother made in the winter.
  • Favourite beverage: Sparkling water, wheat beer, the occasional Coke.
  • The last movie i watched in the cinema was: Guardians of the Galaxy
  • Three things I can’t live without: The internet, comics, food.
  • Something I plan on learning: Home audio production.
  • A piece of advice for all my followers: If you’re insecure about your skill with makeup, be a queer punk. Then it will always look intentional.
  • You have to listen to this song: Bring Me Your Loves - St. Vincent
  • My blog(s): Pop Patterns and Comics Riot. Not a lot going on right now, though. I’ve been sort of annoyed with Tumblr, and I’m rethinking how I go about things.
bigredrobot
Aesthetics are your problem and mine. Nobody else’s. The fact of the matter is, I want everything we do — that I do personally, that our office does — to be beautiful. I don’t give a damn whether the client understands that that’s worth anything, or that the client thinks that it’s worth anything, or whether it is worth anything. It’s worth it to me. It’s the way I want to live my life. I want to make beautiful things, even if nobody cares.
Saul Bass (via bigredrobot)
summer-of-supervillainy

Why the term is “transgender” and not “transgendered”

gaytransguys:

beckdrop:

Here is some yellow paper.

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We say it is yellow because that’s what color it is.

Simple enough, let’s move on.

Here is some white paper.

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We say it is white because that’s what color it is.

Now, imagine some stuff happens to the white paper - something spills on it, it’s left in the sun in a hot car, whatever. It is acted upon by some force, and now it looks like this:

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We can now describe the paper as yellowed. It was originally white, but something caused it to become yellow. Yellow has happened to it - it is yellowed.

Describing someone as “transgendered” does not make sense, because that person has not been transgendered by anything. Transgender did not happen to that person, they just are transgender.

Just like you wouldn’t describe a black person as “blackened” - they weren’t originally some other color until something came along and acted blackness upon them, they just are black - you shouldn’t describe a transgender person as “transgendered”.

I love how simple this is, since when you use grammar terms (adjective, adverb, etc) people don’t always get it.

Okay, here’s the thing. I’m trans. And if other trans people tell me that “transgender” is right and “transgendered” is wrong, I’m happy to go along with that. And when a cisgender person says “transgendered,” I’ll say, “You should leave off the -ed. People prefer to just be called transgender instead.”

But this argument that it’s a fundamental part of language doesn’t actually make sense to me. And here’s why:

My skin is pale. I’m pale-skinned.

My hair is dark. I’m dark-haired.

My eyes are brown. I’m brown-eyed.

My gender is trans. So…

Again, I don’t say “transgendered,” because “transgender” works just as well, and only one of them offends other trans people. And if you’re a cis person reading this, you better not use what I’m saying to argue that you were right to call a trans person “transgendered.” Just fucking call people what they ask to be called. It’s not hard.

But when people try to make a purely logical, language-based argument for “transgendered” being inherently offensive, it never makes sense to me. Because that “-ed” clearly serves more functions in the language than you’re giving it credit for.

absinthecocktail
voidbat:

erinkyan:

pungent-petrichor:

sailorpizza:

smallnightbird:

smallnightbird:

New species of bat found, Niumbaha superba, and it’s adorable.

Oh wow! I’m glad people are as excited about animals as I am. Here’s some additional photos. Fun fact: this bat is so different from others that a new genus was created!


gimme

Eeeeee

attn voidbat

::wingflap::

Adorable Goth News of the Day

voidbat:

erinkyan:

pungent-petrichor:

sailorpizza:

smallnightbird:

smallnightbird:

New species of bat foundNiumbaha superba, and it’s adorable.

Oh wow! I’m glad people are as excited about animals as I am. Here’s some additional photos. Fun fact: this bat is so different from others that a new genus was created!

gimme

Eeeeee

attn voidbat

::wingflap::

Adorable Goth News of the Day