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.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

What is in a name?

OK, this post is for all you trans people. Or at least PA trans people. The information in here might not work for everyone. But anyway.

A big step for a lot of us is changing our names. Out of all the trans people I've met, only one had no desire to change their name as part of transition. But that is often easier said than done. Luckily for myself and my local friends, Pittsburgh tends to be a bit more progressive than the area between it and Philadelphia.

In my own transition process, I waited a lot longer to change my name than many people. Finances and cold feet held me back for quite a while, as did the normal drama that seems to come with transitioning. But finally, a couple of months ago, I filed the paperwork, and my hearing was set for the 28th of this month.

But anyway. On to the actual process.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

First Impressions ~ Mass Effect 3

Ok, so, wow. I probably should not stay up late playing video games the night before driving to my hometown and back and then going to a party... But OMD, so totally worth it!

I finally finished the DLC for Mass Effect 2 last night, and I must say I'm happy with how they tied everything together. Arrival was very dark, and I can imagine it will have some interesting ramifications on Shepard's mission in ME3. It was about midnight at this point and I really probably should have just gone to bed, but that shiny metal case was calling to me...

Friday, March 9, 2012

Book Review ~ Between Gears by Natalie Nourigat

Hey all. Time for my first review thing.

The Daily Grind

Today I started my new temp job! I'm working for a company called Pacific Pulmonary Services out in Wexford, PA. It's about a half-hour drive from my apartment, and it's relatively easy receptionist-type work. Being that my job consists of answering the telephone and emails, I anticipate a lot of free time... So since I can't work on my art, I'm going to write!

This blog will consist of a few different types of entries. Most prominent will be reviews of the various media I encounter. Books, comics, movies, games, music... Whatever I come across. It doesn't all have to be new either. I might do this week's new release one time, and something from the 80s or 90s the next. I'm going to try to focus on more obscure media, but I'm sure I'll touch on mainstream things as well. Mass Effect 3, for instance, has my thumbs itching!

The other type of entry that I'd like to focus on is more informational in nature. Information particularly on being a broke transsexual in Pittsburgh (or wherever I happen to live at the time). If that's not your thing... well, skip those posts. But I think it's something that needs to be out there. And I hope I can do my trans* brothers and sisters some good.