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Hey all! i know I just got here, but I'm gonna be checking out yiff.life for a while. I'll keep this account active as an alt, but I'll most likely be transferring my follows over and using that instance as my main.

Account --> @MontyVerdan

Hey all! i know I just got here, but I'm gonna be checking out yiff.life for a while. I'll keep this account active as an alt, but I'll most likely be transferring my follows over and using that instance as my main.

Account --> @MontyVerdan

Uber review: driver cursed me out, put their cig out on me, kicked me out of their moving car in the middle of a 3 lane road two miles from my destination, then backed up to run my legs over. 5 stars cuz I ain't no snitch.

if I don't get 500 followers in the next 48 hours I'll post pictures of my feet

This may or may not be a threat, depending on your views on feet

#GetJaceToPointFiveK

starting each day with my morning affirmation: "this cloak looks good. this cursed octopus brooch looks good. i look good." only to shake my head and wear my regular old spider brooch

Be careful in this snow, y'all!

Girlfriend and I had to stop at an inn because we couldn't make it to our road trip destination.

At least it's a nice, family-owned inn that was just down the street from where our car got stuck in the snow.

Good morning, it's finally happened, I had a dream about this place

In the dream I found out a masto friend's real identity and he didn't want anyone to know he was on here, because it would "look bad" to his real life job (?), which was Cryptid Hunter on HGTV (??)

LB: Definitely read that whole thread by @garfiald , it's absolutely fascinating stuff. I love how it adds a dimension of history to what so many think is as modern phenomenon, and underlines how being trans is very much part of the human condition.

Plus, of course, the awfulness of more modern queer theorists who Just Don't Get It.

re: mh (-,+), writing, horror 

Speaking of which, I'm gonna go make some tea and get to work on that story I've been writing. Brb.

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mh (-,+), writing, horror 

Some days I get mad at myself for being a writer instead of being someone who can do more for the world.

Then I remember the time very recently when I was having a real bad mental health day, feeling powerless, all that crap, and I played Call of Cthulhu and fought those fears head on.

Good horror can help you face your fears. Escapism can help you continue to fight. No matter what anyone else says, I firmly believe that Art is Praxis.

self promotion, tumblr link, furry stuff (SFW) 

Finally figured out what to write about on tumblr. a short post, detailing why I like being part of the furry community.

cw: transphobia 

And as a final note about the 2016 essay, the authors describe her as "a male-bodied woman". In 2016. They say the phrase "her cock" is "jarring". It seems to me that to find the idea of a woman having a penis jarring in 2016 reflects poorly on the writers' credentials as queer theorists. "Male-bodied" doesn't even deserve to be addressed.

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cw: transphobia 

If she had been a man, she could very well have undertaken sex work in drag, and then put men's clothes back on when she wasn't working. Because she continued living as a woman when she was not working as a FSSW, we have every reason to believe that she was, indeed, a woman.

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cw: transphobia, deadname 

The authors of the 2016 essay choose to use ze/hir pronouns when referring to Eleanor, which I think is an interesting decision, and shows some thoughtfulness on their part. I use "she/her" because Eleanor lived as a woman full-time. She was a seamstress and sex worker, neither of which paid well. If all that mattered to her was money, men of her class had a much more stable living than women.

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cw: transphobia, deadname 

The essay is called "John/Eleanor Rykener Revisited" and honestly, what the fuck. Like come on. You literally were given a second chance to get this right. This new essay was published in motherfuckin 2016.

Throughout the essay, Karras and her co-writer do make plenty of good points, but this is undermined by glaring mistakes, such as deadnaming IN THE FUCKIN TITLE!!

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cw: transphobia, deadname 

Karras, one of the authors of this original article, co-wrote an essay two years ago, when she questioned the way that she had written the first article about Eleanor, and admitted that "if she were to write those articles over again she would suggest that we might understand Rykener as a transgender person rather than as “transvestite”".

This is obviously a step in the right direction, but the rest of the essay does its best to undermine this tiny element of progress.

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