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So I was Mapling today, as a 20-something level Jett kicking blue mushroom ass. Y’know, gunning down fodder in mid jump, doing flips everywhere and generally just being a quiet lil’ badass, like I do.
Then this player dweeb comes in out of nowhere and asks if I was really a girl.
“Uh, yeah?” I said. What a weird fucking question. My current character was not only female, but also the second most effeminate one I’ve created (topped only by a male Phantom of mine).
“Oh,” he said, after a pause. And then, “I thought you might be one of those sick boys who play as girl characters.”
Wait, what the fuck?!
He actually said “sick.”
My brother plays both male and female characters, too. And he actually prefers the female characters because “they have better clothing options.”. Should he have to feel fucking insecure about that? Should I have to feel fucking insecure about playing boy characters? Should boys avoid playing fucking Metroid games and girls avoid fucking Zelda games?!
That, and his question. It was a hilarious question because there’s been times IRL that people have asked me that, and I’m not even really butch over here. And somehow, some random dude in an online game managed to spit out the exact same question…
Fucking GENDER CONFORMITY, people. It is ruining my enjoyment of a simple side-scrolling MMORPG. And that’s not even the real world. The real world can be about a million times more ridiculous.
So I told this kid that I have characters of both fucking sexes and sometimes the female ones are tomboyish and sometimes the male one’s are girly and IRL I’m a genderqueer lesbian and that’s how I roll. Then I waited for his response. For five whole fucking minutes. I gunned down some more fodder out of frustration and to kill time.
Go on. Just fucking say it.
And he was all, “oh. Um, I really like your character. 0.o” And then he proceeded to ask me for neutral game advice before leaving.
You better watch yourself.
So yeah, Harry Potter didn’t win any of the awards.
But then, after the movie’s last chance to win an award was blown, you mention Harry Potter in passing, in some kind of sarcastic, chucklehead fashion?
Dude, you’re not being very funny this year.
Stop it already. >:/
Not everyone who uses birth control does so for the sake of preventing pregnancy.
I use birth control for OTHER reasons!
Proof? You want proof?
I don’t sleep with men. I’m gay. I am also possibly at least partially infertile. Therefore, no need to worry about pregnancy!
So why do I still take birth control?
I have PCOS, that is to say I have high levels of testosterone floating around in my bloodstream. Birth control helps regulate my hormones (giving me more “female juice”) and therefore my symptoms.
Other methods for treating PCOS require an officially documented diagnosis of the condition, which has repercussions in many health insurance plans. Official PCOS-related treatments could be considered treatments for a “preexisting condition,” and everyone knows how insurance plans love to pay for those. It is for such reasons that my OBGYN and I decided to take this route for treatment. Plus, with generics I’m shelling out less than $10 a month, which is about as much as I can afford to treat this with anyway, unless I am forced to do more down the road (only a real problem if I want to get pregnant, I think).
Taking away birth control will take away the easiest method I have for treating my PCOS symptoms.
All because someone got all up on their socially conservative political high horse.
If you belong to a religious group that doesn’t believe in birth control, great. You have every right to deny yourselves birth control. I have no right to force you to use birth control, either, anymore than I have the right to force wine and coffee down a practicing Mormon’s throat. That’s Freedom of Religion. Go have a party.
But don’t you dare think of taking away my rights for birth control. I do NOT, repeat, do NOT belong to your religion, and you have NO RIGHT to push your religion’s values onto me. You have NO RIGHT to deny me my birth control on YOURS or ANYONE ELSE’S religious grounds whatsoever. And unless you want to start a theocracy, this is the way things are. Because that’s ALSO Freedom of Religion.
In conclusion: don’t fuck with my birth control.
Why are you pushing the social conservative angle so hard?
If there’s one thing I’m definitely not, it’s socially conservative.
And I may not claim loyalty to any party, and I want to give both parties a fair chance to win my vote, but if y’all keep this shit up I’m just going to vote for Obama and friends again this time and y’all will just be 100% S.O.L..
Because the last thing I will ever do is vote for a guy who seems hellbent on taking my rights away. Even if that means voting for someone I am only feeling lukewarm about. I mean, at least he’s done a few things I actually agree with.
Because you political types are not providing any options that really, truly satisfy me.
You, sir, are very lame. That was probably single-handedly the best moment of this class yet and you had to shit all over it. Annnnnnd I’m missing the World Series right now just to attend your stupid class. Very, very lame. You’re pretty much ruining my evening by being a loony old codger running a rather pointless class. >:(
I know I’m being immature and grumpy, okay? Okay.
I watched Obama’s speech last night, as well as the follow-up commentary from various news channels, from CNN to FOX to MSNBC and so on.
I hate politics. Whenever I actually pay more attention to what’s going on, it pisses me off.
It’s a damn circus, a damn popularity contest.
Every news station is biased. I had to stop watching O’Reilley after less than five minutes, though, because he was the worst and pissed me off more than anyone else. Being an asshole doesn’t make you right, man. Yelling at people and belittling them does not equal “winning.”
I switched to Fox Business then because, even though the same kinds of biases came through somewhat often, the guy actually talked sense every once in a while as well. The same for Rachel Maddow. She has some obvious biases and an obvious angle she is approaching the news at, but at least I am easily able to filter that out and still get some worthwhile ideas and information from her. Compared to some other hotheads in the news circuit, those two actually seemed very rational to me.
I mean, I idealistically like what Obama said. I’m just worried about how he is going to make all that actually work. Especially when it comes to money. Especially in such a stupid ass partisan atmosphere where people seem to care more about winning and getting money than really fixing things. And I say that as a casual observer.
I don’t know. It’s all one big frustrating mess.
Still not ever going to vote for Perry, though. That much I know.