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"How to explain? Too difficult. Let me sum up." - Inigo Montoya

Let's just say I've lived in interesting times for better or worse.

I'm an adult and sometimes adult topics come up, so over twenty-one only please.

I consider myself a liminal person. I stand between genders, religions, order/chaos, rational/emotional, interior/exterior, and the world of the neurotypical and those with alternative brain design. I'm okay with that because standing in the doorway means you can look into both worlds and learn from them, changing and growing, embracing flexibility, rather than a static state. Also, I can usually translate. ;)

Strangers are welcome, but if you're friending me out of the blue, drop me a line so I know who you are. Otherwise I wonder....

It is always fine to link or quote public entries as long as you give me credit. Other stuff? Ask.

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We Can Survive This:
Summer of 2018: What Next:

If you want to complain about anything to your representatives, here is a link to a site to help you figure out who your reps are:

Here is a site to help you contact representatives directly:

Rick Larsen:
Patty Murray:
Maria Cantwell:

* Call the Capitol Switchboard at (202) 224-3121 and ask to be connected to the representative of your choice.

* This App phones your rep for you:

* Here is one that will send your reps a fax:

* "Marches Are Not Enough:"

* "What can I do to help Syria?:"

Do not Donate to the Salvation Army. They abuse Domestic Violence Survivors:

The Salvation Army uses your donations to campaign to have laws passed to Imprison or kill us:

* Want to fight Climate Change? "Ready to Mobilize? Start Here!:"

* Distressed by the anti-gay genocide in Chechnya and the anti-gay laws in Russia? Donate here:

* The Rainbow Road and other ways to help Gay Refugees:

* "Congress Wants to Change the Americans with Disabilities Act and Undermine the Civil Rights of People with Disabilities:"

* "How to Help Puerto Rico from the outside:"

* How to help Caribbean victims of Irma:

* "How to Help Hurricane Harvey Victims:"

* "Disaster Relief and Support for Libraries:"

* How to help the protesters and ordinary people in Venezuela:

* "Ten Ways to Fight Hate: A Community Response Guide:"

* How white Protesters can weaponize their whiteness:

* List of places to donate to help trans service members and fight the planned attack on active duty trans soldiers:

* Naral

* Planned Paranthood:

* "Resources for Male Victims of Abuse:"

* Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab is doing a fundraiser for legal defense of refugee children in ICE detention.

* (This is here as a reminder to me for later). "Can you recommend me some good books, essays, etc. about witches, witchcraft, witch trials in England?:"

* How to help Rohingya refugees:

* This is a Real Life friend of mine. They do very much need the money and a number of people and beasts depend on him and his husband. They have been incredibly helpful and supportive of me. If you can kick in, it is a kindness.:

* This is my oldest continuous Real Life friend. She is disabled and really needs the money for herself and beasts. To buy jewelry from her:

A list of measurement conversions:

Incredibly useful clarification of terminology relating to Romani and some other groups confused with them.

* Ebola master post:

* Black Sails Master Post:

* This person does beautiful Black Sails Art History analysis:

* "Writing With Color Top Posts + Other Useful Ones:"

Here is a list of YA Book selections I like, since people keep asking:

Here is a Middle Grade LGBTQ book list:

Here is a list of YA books with POC and LBT main characters:

* Lesbian Themed Booklists:

* "Masterlist of literature about/including LGBTQ+ Muslims:"

* This is a place to start if you are looking for books with POC characters from picture books to YA.

* Queer Books for Teens:

* "A handy list of poisons for writing reference:"

* Here is a list of suggestions for getting started learning about Medieval England:

This has this wonderful links on African History and Modern African kingdoms:

A list of Pre-colonial African sources:

And another set of links for Medieval North Africa:

Black Tudor England:

Here is a good inclusive Gender Queer forum:

Here is where "spoons" come from. It is a way of explaining life with chronic illness to those who don't have it:

Here is a set of -ism resources:

A database of Trans Friendly Restrooms:

Cool transgender knotwork symbol merchandise here (I get no remuneration for this, I just think they are gorgeous):

And here:

Knotwork Pride Flag:
Bisexual Knotwork Pride flag:

* Useful crisis line list here:

* "Use Our Black Trans History Posted Here To 'Ejumacate' Folks:"

* "There is no such thing as an Originallist:"

* Suicide Crisis numbers:

* "Donald Trump is now president — here are 8 guides to help you resist his agenda:"

* "free advice if you're going to any of the various protests, marches, etc. this week.:"

* "Healthcare Resources:"

* Victim of a Hate Crime? Report to the police first, but also report here to help the SPLC track incidents:

* Trans Relief Project:

* "Donate to the SPLC:"

* "A List of Pro-Women, Pro-Immigrant, Pro-Earth, Anti-Bigotry Organizations That Need Your Support:"

* General Charities list to help groups being targeted in Trump's America:

* Where to donate to help Immigrants:

* "Help us stop the humanitarian crisis on Manus:"

* "RISE (Refugees, Survivors and Ex-Detainees):"

* The Trevor Project has a 24 hour hotline geared toward helping our youth, and you can call it at 1-866-488-7386

* Ways to protest:

* More ways to protest "So here’s the deal:"

* "How to help Flint, Michigan:"

* Organizations helping with the refugee crisis:

* The Science of Weight Master Post:

* Want Game of Thrones without the creepy? We desperately need new players. We are very inclusive. "Game of Bones MUSH:"

* This is the patreon of an RL friend with etsy link. She is disabled and needs the money.:

1. Gwydion is from the Mabinogion and a few other Welsh poems. He was punished by being transformed into male and female animals, switching roles every year so that they would learn what it was like to be both male and female. Gwydion learned to respect women, became a good foster father to his nephew, and a wizard-warrior.

2. I honestly don't mind people asking personal questions, even about the gender stuff. If I don't feel like answering, I can always say no or ask people to take it to email. Mostly, the reason I haven't posted detailed plans is because so much of what is happening in the next year isn't up to me; it's up to various bureaucrats who decide what benefits I get long term, if any. At this point, I am keeping my options open. If I'm going back to work, say next year, that really limits my options. If I'm not, a lot of what happens next depends on various medical and (growl) psychiatric types.

3. People keep asking me about pronouns, which is sensitive and correct of them. I don't plan on ever being a pronoun nazi, so please don't panic folks. I've decided I prefer "ze, zir, zim." I will answer to he, but I think "ze" is how I feel.

4. I'm still genderqueer/androgyne. I know, I know, a lot of people think and/or have said that starting hormones would make me feel more binary. It does not. Similarly, I'm still androphilic (I date men) and ethical polyamous, just as I always was. I'm still me, rather as I expected.

The Pets:
Sr Beastie: Little Miss (white with tabby patches)
Jr Beastie: Tavy (Brown with tabby markings)

I used to have a list of fish here, but it's huge, so I'm not bothering.
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