Monday, August 26, 2013

Quick note

The name change guide has been updated. It now includes the legal forms and an updated version of the packet from Mazzoni, which includes forms that will be useful after the name change is complete, such as for the Social Security Administration.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

I am not your target audience

Yesterday, I received an email from the Michigan Women's Music Festival.

Several years ago, in my innocent youth or whatever, I signed up on the Michfest forums, believing that since feminism and trans activism are natural allies, even the most hardcore TERF (trans-exclusionary radical feminist) could be reasoned with. I was, of course, wrong - before they even discovered that I am trans I was accused of being a 'fun-fem' among other things, due to not hating men enough for their liking. Afterward the shit REALLY hit the fan. But I digress. The point being that in signing up on their forum, I apparently gave them my email address.

Saturday, May 5, 2012

I'm actually still alive~

Hi everypony... Um, well, I've been really busy recently. My previous job that gave me soooo much free time while I was at work being a placeholder ended, and then I spent two weeks playing Fallout 3 and sleeping. Then I started a new job two weeks ago and dear gods has it really been like a MONTH since I posted? Anyway I've been working a lot and sleeping once in a while, plus a lot of driving and some Dungeons and Dragons.

I'm working on ideas for my next Actual Post, which I think will be about the representation of transgenderism (is that a word? Spellcheck says no.) in manga, probably focusing on Kashimashi, Wandering Son, and Ranma 1/2. If anyone knows of any other manga that touch on transgender themes at all, please let me know. Research is good... So is new reading material.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Adsense is a scam

I probably should have seen this coming. But it was still a shock when my Google Adsense account was disabled Saturday evening, and all the money I had earned from my site was taken away.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Well, that sucks.

I'm not sure why, but my Adsense account has been disabled. I've entered an appeal, but from what I've read they usually do not reinstate disabled accounts. *headdesk*

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Radical Feminism and the 'Transsexual Empire'

Yesterday, I received the latest issue of the Lesbian Connection magazine, and promptly canceled my subscription.

I have always identified, at least partially, as lesbian. As my sexuality blossomed in my teenage years and as I began transitioning two years ago, I began to open myself to the possibility of sex with men, but throughout this time I have defined myself as primarily preferring women. Thus, when I began to transition and present as female, I was excited to finally feel that I had the right to include myself in women-only circles. Boy, was that a mistake.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Book Review ~ Fallout Equestria by Kkat

War. War never changes. But ponies do, apparently.

Fallout Equestria starts off in a very similar vein to Fallout 3. The heroine, LittlePip, whose cutie mark is a PipBuck personal computer thing (which she compares to having a cutie mark of a cutie mark), leaves the Stable where she was born to find the missing Velvet Remedy. What follows is an epic adventure through the Equestria Wasteland as LittlePip discovers the magic of friendship and overpowered weaponry.


There is, of course, tons of fanart. Isn't she cute~! Source

Transparency

(lol I made a pun with the post title)

First and foremostly I'd like to thank everyone who has been clicking the ads. At this point in my life I need to be making moneys however I can... stupid debt... stupid surgery... blckgh. *dies*

Anyway.

I'm going to be doing two things going forward. Firstly, I'm going to be setting up an Amazon affiliate account. After I do so, any time you order something on Amazon after going to it from my blog, I will earn a percentage of the purchase price. It doesn't add any cost for you, but I figure it could help me a bit. It also doesn't have to be a product I've linked directly to, it can be anything sold by Amazon. I think. I'm not entirely sure how the whole thing works.

Second, once a month I am going to issue a report stating how much I have earned through ad clicks and through Amazon affiliates. Your clicks really do make a difference, significantly more than just a couple cents per click. This money will be put in a savings account specifically for the purpose of transition-related expenses, specifically GCS (genital correction surgery, if you didn't know the acronym). So every ad click you do puts me a little bit closer to my goal~!

I've also opened up comments to non-registered users. We'll see how that goes; if I get a lot of trolls or spammers I'll go back to registered only. But registering for stuff is a pain in the flank.

Also... the more I type 'click,' the less the word makes any sense... click click click click click...

Monday, April 2, 2012

Pittsburgh Name Change Instructions

My name change went through last week with no problems whatsoever~! In honor of that event, I'm going to put together a list of instructions for changing your name in Pittsburgh, and probably most of Pennsylvania.

Monday, March 26, 2012

My Little Pony ~ A look at a couple of current projects

Hey again, everyone. Or maybe for this post I should say 'everypony.'

As many of you may know, I'm a pretty big fan of My Little Pony. For some reason, the candy-colored equines have wormed their way into the coldest recesses of my twisted black heart. *cough*


Oh, Rainbow Dash. <3

As the show prepares to wind down it's second season, the fan community is just getting started. Many bronies (fans of the show, for those of you who are not yet part of the herd) have applied their creative energy to the community in the form of fanfics, music, art, crafts, even video games!

What I'd like to talk about today is a couple of book projects that are currently going on, namely Past Sins and Fallout Equestria. I must admit that I have never been a huge fan of fanfics; the only one I follow regularly is Misfiled Dreams, which ties into the Misfile comic series. But when I learned that a group of bronies were going to have an actual hardcopy book published, I couldn't help but take interest.