raybear: (red)
I need to come out about something. I really, really dislike the use of the word "tranny/trannie". I'm not even talking about that Project Runway dude. I'm talking about my friends and neighbors.

I'm more okay if its used to describe some sort of event/space/concept that is about being intentionally provocative, like "Trannyshack" in SF. I'm not okay with it being used a general noun or descriptor of a category of people, e.g. "you could come, its full of trannies!!" or even things like "tranny yoga class" or "tranny dance night." Even if this is supposedly being used as a positive selling point. If a trans person uses it self-referentially, I don't notice as much, since I respect any homos right to call themselves a fag, a dyke, a lesbian, a queer, etc. But non-trans people saying it really gives me the willies the most. Its like all the gross fetish buttons get lit up on my emotional switchboard.

So, I'm curious to know what others think.

[Poll #1226144]

Please don't be shy about checking any box, as all of them are things I've thought myself while pondering this question.
raybear: (sunglasses)
Today, the most perfect song in the world is Stevie Wonder's "Uptight (Everything's Alright)".

[Poll #1181373]
raybear: (Default)
I have therapy this morning and I'm dreading it, I'm mad about it, because he will force me to break my streak of not talking that I've been enjoying and working so well for me lately. I'm not sure if that was sarcasm. It probably is and it is probably also an indication of something, since I rarely engage in that particular style of snark.

Some of the reasons for not writing here as much are related to: night-time work being busier, having guests in the house, writing more in the novel on a daily basis, but also, let's be real, when we want to make time for something, we do, we find the ways to do it. And also, sure, there are plenty of people who don't feel compelled to document every moment of their every day and that is perfectly acceptable and possibly even healthier at times, but its not really how I work. Today I started with a pencil and a scrap of paper and making a list of all the topics I'm not writing about. Its a start.

In the meantime, as in, right this moment, I'm continuing the trend to either only write about movies or prompts from [livejournal.com profile] tracijean.

[Poll #1175792]

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