between delusion and prophecy
ad astra per aspera, annus mirabilis.
*i used to have a "this blogger is...[x]-positive" thing here, listing things i support and post frequently about, except i realized that it was akin to a disclaimer, and i don't want to issue warnings about myself.
so instead, hey: this blog often contains unapologetic support of a spectrum of aspects of the human condition. you can deal with it or see your way out.
troll(s) under my bridge
THIS BLOG MAY AT TIMES CONTAIN MATERIAL THAT IS NSFW.
[Image: six early artists’ renditions of Tiana from Princess and the Frog, playing with facial features, hairstyles, and hair types. She is strong and vivid and posed differently in all of them.]
+ The Princess and the Frog (2009)
“Listen here, mister. This stick in the mud has had to work two jobs her whole life while you’ve been sucking on a silver spoon chasing chamber maids around your - your ivory tower!”
Tiannaaaaa ♡ ♡ ♡
seriously just saw an entire paragraph that defends frozen as embodying “female empowerment” because neither female protag “needed a man to come to their rescue” ha ha yeah u sure u were watching frozen and not idk mulan or princess and the frog or brave or PROBABLY ANY OTHER MOVIE BECAUSE PLENTY OF MOVIES WITH ACTUAL “EMPOWERMENT” EXIST BUT sadly frozen was not one of them. like really it’s framed so that if anna never meets kristof (really almost called him sven’s owner because i could not give a shit about this actual movie) she would be fuck outta luck.
also that’s not to say that women can’t be empowered unless they’re completely 100% independent of men (bc feminism=NO MEN. BOOOO MEN. JUST. DOWN WITH MEN.) u can rely on a man to any extent and still be empowered bc your state of being does not rely on anyone else and is not/should not be defined by anyone else (including men)?
Too many things bug me now that representation and racism and privilege are in the forefront of my mind and I’m critical of everything. Like that “what if the civil war in Syria were taking place in the western world” type of thing. When I saw it on a high note count tumblr post, OP captioned it along the lines of “how a civil war in London would change a little girl’s life”. And I get it. It’s effective. But that’s all anyone wanted to say on it. “So moving” and “this got to me” and all that. But no one seems to want to address how sad it is that this sympathy is all evoked because the crisis hypothetically happens to white people. Like they had to make it relatable to white people (and the western world in general, but of course by default the iconic representation of the western world is White People, which in itself is an entirely separate, many-tiered issue) in order to get a reaction.
Just something I wanted to get off my chest I guess
Oh yeah also this thing thats been done forever and i’m just now posting it.
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. Photoshop, Fall 2013.
THIS IS ACTUALLY THE BEST VOICE ACTING I HAVE EVER HEARD
OKAY NO EVERYONE HOLD YOUR HORSES HAVE I GOT SOME GREAT SHIT FOR YOU!!
you see these binders? They may not look much, but these fucking things bind like the CHAINS OF HELL THEMSELVES. I’ve got HUGE tits, up in the DD range, but this simple little binder works some goddamn MAGIC on them. It’s comfortable, it binds, it provides perfect support and whatever the hell else.
These are perfect for both trans* and crossplay-related purposes! What’s the catch though, right? They’re probably super expensive?
i use this binder and as a trans boy i can say first hand that they work really well and i would highly recommend them if you are short on cash and need a good binder. i’m about a D cup and these make me look virtually flat.
It’s a little more expensive—$10.86 with $1.99 shipping, so $12.85 total—but I bought the exact same brand of binder RIGHT HERE and I’m just waiting for it to arrive! This link has three sizes the first link doesn’t, XS, S, and XXL, and the store has several more binders that seem to be from the same company if you’re looking for variation:
- $10.73 + $1.99 SHIPPING & HANDLING - This seems to be the exact same style as those above, only in some different colors! Same sizes and everything, though, XS - XXL!
- $12.65 + $1.99 SHIPPING & HANDLING - More of the undershirt make of binder, again in different colors and these seem to be a slightly different style! Only in sizes S - XXL this time, though!
- $17.64 + $1.99 SHIPPING & HANDLING - These ones are, obviously, more expensive than the others, but still a lot cheaper than most binders out there, so I thought I’d include them! They’re in a “long vest top” style instead of an undershirt, and they come in sizes M - XXL!
- $12.55 + $1.99 SHIPPING & HANDLING - Back to being cheaper again! These binders are in a short vest top style, which some of you might find more convenient! Again, these ones come in sizes M - XXL!
- $6.66 + $1.99 SHIPPING & HANDLING - WHOA WHAT A STEAL. These are only slightly more expensive than the binders OP featured in this post; even with shipping and handling, the total comes to only $8.65, less than fifty cents more! These are also STRAPLESS CHEST BINDERS, which, again, may be more convenient for some of you out there! And they’re back to coming in sizes S - XXL!
thank you thank you thank you hahahaha i just bought one of these
i’m not trans, although i totally support the community, but i’m a female cosplayer who needs this kinda thing too (obviously not as seriously.)
Shame there’s no white. Maybe’s that one of the reasons they are cheaper? Because the white ones got snapped up?
I wonder if they’d still work with the bottom chopped off. Title Nine’s Frog Bra shows no sign of resurection so would modding one of this fill the gap for someone missing them?
"It just shows you how important it is to represent everyone in our profession." (x)
MEDIA REPRESENTATION IS IMPORTANT
guys!! UNICEF is donating a days worth of clean water for every minute you don’t touch your phone
If you leave it on while you sleep, you could help someone for over a year.
pleASE DO THIS
re; cis actors playing trans characters
it really terrifies me that as a 17 year old trans person, i didn’t realize until about a month ago that there was another option. i was totally fine with jared leto playing rayon until very, very recently, because i just didn’t know there were trans…