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YOU NIQQAS WANNA LEARN ELVISH?! HERE YA GO!
is this legit?
This is legit. My husband, sitting across the room, looks over and says, “IS THAT SOMEONE SHOWING HOW TO CONVERT ENGLISH TO TENGWAR? BECAUSE THAT’S THE WAY!”
Believe this man. He owns atlases of Middle Earth, the complete history of Middle Earth (leatherbound), and has read the books at least 150 times. Also: speaks elvish.
What if there are two vowels in a row?
Does anyone know the answer to that last question?
THIS IS SO EXCITING
THIS IS SO COOL OMG
If there are two vowels in a row, you use a carrier placeholder. It’s a plain straight line, like the letter i without a dot, that just exists to hold extra vowels.
THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT
this is important
okay woWIE YOU GUYS REALLY NEED TO WATCH THIS BECAUSE PANTENE DID A COMMERCIAL ABOUT LABELS AGAINST WOMEN ARE AND ITS JUST SO GREAT WOWIE
#this is not an exaggeration okay #children do say this #children do wonder why they can’t find themselves in the media #don’t fucking tell me it doesn’t matter #it matters so much #children NEED to see themselves represented #or else they grow up feeling inferior and not worthy
Ongoing on Twitter right now, people are tweeting their negative experiences with doctors and other “authorities” in the medical profession when it comes to transgender issues.
There is a LOT of this.
Everyone should go read up on this because it is a HUGE deal. Trans people seeking treatment do so because they NEED that treatment, and having it denied, or being HUMILIATED and de-humanized while seeking or receiving treatment takes a very large toll on our psyches. The psyches of a group of people with a 50% attempted suicide rate, and who are several orders of magnitude likelier to be killed than the average person. And no, it’s not getting better, because the homicide rate for transgender individuals increased by 20% last year.
Stop the earth I want to get off.
I’m kinda always surprised when cis people are surprised by this stuff. It’s probably rarer to find trans people who don’t have horror stories about medical care, and a couple of the absolute most traumatic experiences I’ve had in my life (and I’ve had plenty) have been at the hands of people who were supposed to be looking after my health.
The first gatekeeper I went to reportedly resigned before being struck off, and only because she fucked up too many cis people who transitioned back. Her successor, Fintan Harte, treats trans people far worse. That man is fucking evil, and if he was in just about any other field, I think he’d be really struggling to stay on the medical register. But, when trans people are concerned, cis people still laud him as a fucking expert on us.
And this is not getting into the creepy, gropey endocrinologist thing, which seems to be so common that it’s almost a grotesque in-joke in some of my trans circles. But again, what can you do?
So this-all begs a question:
Why are those of us who speak up still treated as pariahs by the rest of the “trans community”? Why has pointing out the shitty, sorry state of health care if you’re a trans woman in my specific city gotten me shouted down? Why am i told it must be because i’m ugly, because i’m a man, or because i “just don’t know how to behave?”
Because, let’s face it, i’m not a pretty girl or anything, but the cissies don’t call me a man. In fact, two groups of people call me a man: TERFs and transfundamentalists. That’s all, y’all. Even doctors don’t do it…they at least keep their transphobia professional whilst bumrushing you out and muttering that “someone else deals with that.”
I’m just waiting to find out who that someone else is, since nobody seems to think i deserve to know.
Yes, doctors need to be accountable. Cissexism is still the problem, i’m not moving the goalposts here. But we have to stop being complicit with cissexists by keeping wraps on safer doctors, and shit like this is a fine, fine example. We can’t make our lives better if we’re pathologically divided.
Yes, everything Erica said. Also: this stuff reminds me of the humiliation and degendering I was subjected to, just for trying to exercise my reproductive rights. I just wanted to switch to a different birth control method, it was a routine thing that cis women do all the time. Ugh.
professor mcgonagall bewitching wheelchairs so they can fly and students who can't walk getting to classes before their peers every time
I blacklisted “we heart it” and browsing tags is now a much more pleasant experience.
Ever think about the fact that jk rowling had the opportunity to show lgbtq hogwarts students doing some cool shit because they live in a world full of love potions, the ability to use magic to change how one looks, and all kinds of shit and instead of any of that, she wrote in an easily missable relationship that we needed her to tell us was there with a dead character
and thus magicqueers
I found out that some monastic orders allowed monks to enter into lifelong bonds based on intellectual compatibility and companionship, although there were most likely some that went further than that. My headcanon is that the Fat Friar of Hufflepuff was in one of these - and one of the ones that had romantic elements as well.