I'm Roy: 26 years old, white, Irish, trans, male. I use masculine pronouns. I play WoW regularly and write way too much. Aside from that, I blog/discuss a lot about privilege (my own and others), as well as queer, gender, and body topics. I'm forever learning.
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Compiling world building notes, fleshing out a LOT of stuff for future writing projects. Not sure if I’ll get very far or not. Would like to.
One thing is for sure, if I want to start writing more seriously, I’m going to have to put aside any other projects. From experience, I know all too well that I am a one world type of person. If I’m RPing or immersing myself in a game or book series, I find it very hard to find the time or energy to devote to personal storylines. Doesn’t help that fandom things will inevitably have to stay within the fandom, since I can claim very little of it.
Sigh, I just want to do ALL the things.
I’ve been thinking about this a lot myself.
Things not to say to me while I’m eating:
- That’s a lot of food
- That’s not enough food
- You’re going to eat all of that???!??
- That looks gross
- That’s not healthy
- That looks healthy
- That’s disgusting
- Why are you eating that?
- I’m glad you’re eating more
In case you didn’t understand, DON’T MENTION ANYTHING ABOUT MY EATING/FOOD/INTAKE WHETHER IT BE POSITIVE OR NEGATIVE I DON’T WANT TO HEAR IT.
I grew up with this. Every day, every meal, snack, whatever. Even after I moved away, I continued to hear it from those around me.
And I just realised, I’m guilty of doing it myself. I make comments a lot about Chase’s food, usually along the lines of how gross it is—because things like Spam don’t appeal to me, and he loves putting it in a lot a lot a lot of things, but that doesn’t actually give me the right to say it.
It’s a really uncomfortable realisation, seeing how I’ve internalised the food-shaming and food-policing that I suffered through myself.
I’m going to work harder at not making these kinds of comments. It’s not healthy for anyone involved.
WE JUST FINISHED THE END OF THE DOCTOR WHO EPISODE DOOMSDAY AND THUS THE END OF THAT SEASON
I got my third tattoo, and its the Japanese kanji for insane.
You might want to sit down before reading further, dear readers, because you are in for a shock. THIS TATTOO DOESN’T MEAN WHAT THIS PERSON THINKS IT MEANS.
Let’s take the characters individually. Both of them are written correctly, so, at least that part is ok.
The kanji on the right is the ubiquitous “love” (ai).The kanji on the left, however, is not actually kanji. It’s hanzi! This word does not exist in Japanese. It’s pronounced diān in Mandarin. It means “mad” (as in crazy) but it also refers to convulsions, according to The Internet.
I hope that the wearer doesn’t think these two characters together mean “insane,” because 瘨愛 isn’t a word in Japanese or Chinese. Congratulations on failing in two languages simultaneously!
The correct kanji for “insane” depends on whether you want a noun, as in “insane person,” or insane as an adjective. Insane person is 風狂 (fuukyou). Insane as an adjective is actually idiomatic, meaning, there’s no single word for it, it’s expressed via a phrase that doesn’t really translate directly. 頭がおかしい (atama ga okashii) is the more common, I think. (Literally, “strange/funny head.”) You can also say 気が変 (ki ga hen), which literally means “strange mood/feeling.”
nice to know i remembered at least some of my language lessons right and that i was mostly correct in my own write-up on this, after all. i was beginning to doubt!
Anonymous asked: oH. I'm so sorry. Excuse my rudeness.
I’m not certain what this is referencing to (although I have a few ideas). Regardless! Don’t fret. I’m not offended or upset, and thank you for apologising anyway.
I hope your day is good, anon. I’m off to bed now. :)
Anonymous asked: Why do you call Chase by his name, but not your partner?
This is a case of mistaken identity! Chase is my partner, but sometimes I just don’t type his name. Kind of like people go “wifey” or “hubby” or any other more non-gendered term.
Partially it also stems from my failed attempts to keep his name out of the interbutts without his permission (habit of using his name to close friends means I messed up a lot when posting about him to general public), but since he’s actually on tumblr now, and he never really raised objections to my using his name, I just sort of flipflop around uselessly whenever.
Sorry for any confusion!
the most heartbreaking part is that they don’t give their servers the tips. The owners keep the tips for themselves. That just blows my mind.
but… don’t… servers get most of their income off of tips….????
edit: thanks for the info, aaron. stealing right out of their mouths essentially, it sounds like.