Welcome to Cosplaying While Trans
Recently, I decided to try to find a blog that showcased cosplays that were done by trans women only, hoping I could find some sort of inspiration for me, a trans woman who hasn’t done a cosplay since 2010 and wants to get back into it. I found none. I then tried to find a blog showing off cosplays done by trans people in general, yet found none. This is going to be that blog.
We welcome all trans people, including trans women, trans men, non-binary people, and genderqueer individuals to submit their cosplays from their favorite media! These can be cosplays can be of characters with your gender or any other gender, including the gender you were assigned at birth, so don’t be shy!
please sign/signal boost this it is 1/5 of the way to the required amount of signatures needed for an official response!
I signed this weeks ago, but I’m just gonna keep reblogging it bc it’s important.
THIS NEEDS TO HAVE /ALL THOSE SIGNATURES/ BY THE GODDAMNED 21ST OF MARCH.
THAT IS IN 16 DAYS
GET TO BOOSTING AND SIGNING
You cannot buy electronics with food stamps. You cannot buy cigarettes with food stamps. You cannot buy pet food with food stamps. You cannot withdraw money with an EBT card (food stamps).
Do you know what else you can’t buy with food stamps? Shampoo, soap, laundry detergent, toilet paper, paper towels, tissues, tinfoil, plastic sandwich bags, toothpaste, cleaning products, tampons, pads, over the counter medications (such as Tylenol, Ibuprofen, etc.), and anything else you can think of that you cannot physically ingest for nutritional purposes.
Do you know what you can buy with food stamps? Food.
Do you know what it’s like to scrounge for change to buy non-edible necessities, use a credit card and EBT card (food stamps) during the same transaction, and then have the person in line behind you judge you for buying the ingredients to make a birthday cake?
People who disseminate false information about food stamps have never had to use food stamps.
I was on food stamps for 3 years and I can verify that what tumblr user througthewildblue says is the truth.
There are even certain foods that you cannot buy with food stamps! Stuff from the deli at the grocery store is like a 50/50 hit or miss.
So like, honestly, you can only buy SOME food with food stamps, and nothing else.
This is so important for everyone to know as soon as humanly possible.
And even if “cheating”:
My partner, during a period of time in her life when she was in a crappy living situation with multiple roommates, wound up buying food stamps off one of them so that they could buy diapers for their baby.
Real lap of luxury stuff, guys.
Fairy rings occupy a prominent place in European folklore as the location of gateways into elfin kingdoms, or places where elves gather and dance. According to the folklore, a fairy ring appears when a fairy, pixie, or elf appears. It will disappear without trace in less than five days, but if an observer waits for the elf to return to the ring, he or she may be able to capture it. They are soooooo beautiful!
fairy rings are usually caused by decaying organic matter, generally a tree stump. many types of fungi have symbiotic relationships with tree roots and mushrooms are the fruiting bodies of such fungus. So if a huge old tree was cut down, you’ll often find fairy rings. they can last for years and years as the earth reabsorbs all the nutrients left behind by the beautiful tree.
sorry, didn’t mean to crush dreams - but i have a degree in horticulture and i was really excited when i first learned this.
maybe fairies and fungi are joining together to mourn the loss of the tree
NO BUT FINDING OUT ABOUT WHY FAIRY RINGS EXIST IS ALSO REALLY COOL.
From a writer’s perspective, it’s even more interesting to find out why they exist on a horticultural level, because it opens up a whole realm of fictional possibilities. Science doesn’t have to invalidate mythology or fiction, no more than mythology or fiction invalidates science.
For example, doesn’t that just essentially make this a tree grave? And if folklore has taught us anything, it’s that “fairies” and other spirits usually occupy trees, or have them as their life force. And that’s to say nothing of the folklore of trees being spirits in and of themselves, or kitsunes that live in tree hollows, or dryads, etc., etc.. So, if it’s disrespectful or feels like a slight to step on human graves, wouldn’t that logic transfer to stepping inside the Fairy Circle, AKA, the tree’s grave? It’s essentially giving more fuel to the story, not detracting from it, in my humble opinion!Science doesn’t have to invalidate mythology or fiction, no more than mythology or fiction invalidates science.
Q:*chachas real smooth into your askbox* hello! can i interest you in aiding the fire and ice flights in our dom push found here flightrising. com/main. php?board=raf&id=1043661&p=mb *tries to wink seductively* *fails because i think you're cool so im a little scared* *falls over*
D’awwwww. :D Already sending dergs in, though I haven’t been doing my top speed coli game this week. Kinda distractable and wow the AH is short on dreggins.
(And I can’t swear I’ll be 100% loyal if I have a lair space clog and nobody’s on - ‘cos I know some people in Water too and they’re sweeties - but that hasn’t happened yet, so!)
#silly dragon game, #not homestuck for blacklist (will tag properly later)
Q:What does one need to read in order to get into the King in Yellow mythos? Just the one book with the short stories, or is there more?
Yes, and yes.
The Robert W. Chambers short story collection is pretty much the essential piece. There’s quite a bit of homage people have written; well… I sort of feel like when you read the stories you’ll get the gist, because the stories are all referential to but not about a play which drives people mad, and they drop tantalizing hints regarding the origins and plot and themes of the play, snippets of quotes from it, that sort of thing. We must intuit the nature of the play from the stories which evolve from other people reading it.
So from there, the rest of the King in Yellow mythos is an ongoing cultural palimpsest.
First, Lovecraft’s writer circle sort of got their paws on it and extrapolated wildly different interpretations, which you may take or leave, and which later feature in the Call of Cthulhu tabletop roleplaying game and its descendents.
Several people have written their chosen versions of or extracts from the play itself, including my friend Thom Ryng, whose complete version was actually performed in Olympia, WA (sadly it was before I knew him, but I have an actual Pallid Mask from the performance among my treasured keepsakes!)
John Tynes wrote some interesting RPG and fiction items referential to the KiY mythos as well (including a tarot set as text descriptions - a few of which I’ve illustrated as painted woodburnings; I need to scan and upload the darn things at some point.) There’s always James Blish’s short story ‘More Light’ as well.
Lastly, it seems to have arrived at the spotlight again via the HBO show True Detective, which I’m now eager to watch; it’ll be interesting to see what they do with it. (The best thing about an iconic story of which no pure, consistent canon exists is that if someone fucks up their own interpretation, the rest of us can shrug and move on.)
Q:I would like to recommend a short story. It's called "Book, Theatre, and Wheel" by Karl Schroeder. It's a $1 ebook on Kindle or available in some compilations. It's about the purpose of ritual in human societies. I think you would dig it.
Thanks! I shall try to remember to seek it out.
Ah but what if an Ohtori Academy / King in Yellow crossover
S H H R I I I E E E E E E E E E E K K K K K K K K K K THAT IS POSSIBLY THE MOST GLORIOUSLY HORRIFYING THING I HAVE HEARD IN FOREVER??????? like in some ways it would be an odd merge because in Ohtori everything seems decadant and terrible but there’a sliver of hope and in Carcosa the King will come and it breaks either of the stories to let the other’s final narrative message apply to it maybe? idk bbbbbbutSTILL sob
Ahh, but if you go with my particular slant on the King in Yellow mythos, where the reason the Phantom of Truth is… well… the Phantom of Truth is because the fall of Carcosa represents the ultimate entropic breakdown of all castles built of lies, then. Well.
(Taking TKIY as a whole, there are definitely mixed messages, and ‘The Mask’ is ultimately a mixture of hope and tragedy that kind of works thematically that way, for instance.)
Ah but what if an Ohtori Academy / King in Yellow crossover
"Haaah? You’re reading, Anthy? That’s a rare sight."
"Yes, Utena-sama! You see, I read past Act I, and now I simply cannot put it down."
"Really? You’ll have to let me borrow it."
"Oh, no, Utena-sama, you mustn’t."
"Eeh? I mean, when you’re done—"
"You must never read this book, Utena-sama."
"I remain unaffected, because the unknowable and the unspeakable cannot be affected by each other. But you may yet be ruined, and then where will we be?"
"…Anthy, you’re kinda creeping me out."
"Oh my. Thanks very much."