Thursday Begins

posted September 16th, 2013, 2:01 am


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June 1st, 2013, 6:02 pm

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THE BOON!! It looks like the boon is a nuclear blue colour. Fascinating.

Antony - Tony - Toni - Annie. Guess that makes sense? Though it will be hard later if she doesn't pass 100%. A name like Tony/Toni is flexible for people to use and not have it be definitely male or female. Whereas the hard name 'Annie' is unquestionable.
I would know! I chose Anne (I was going to go with Jade, but that was RMitch's sister's name, and he wasn't cool with that). At work, my voice often falters and people mistake 'Anne' for 'Aaron' or 'Andrew' somehow. Lucky nobody ever questions in person.

Really for a total rant?
*ahem*
Frame 2 is actually exceptionally deep. It is about personal revelation being taken by another source and exposed without weight, signified by how Toni is partially obscured by the hand.That, and I inked it in the wrong order, but whatever. The point stands that this is something that Annie should be saying, not others, even if it is his sister.
As a total rant hijack, doesn't it seem like a lot of the things that are happening are because she is being led into them, instead of actively pursuing them? First discovering who she was, enacted by Lexi talking about the dream. Then having a second name, also by Lexi. Then changing clothing/style, due to Andrea (though one could say that Toni did go out of her way to buy something, it just happened that Andrea was there. [[Secondary hijack, what if Andrea WASN'T there? What would Toni have bought?]]). And having access to antiandrogens through.. uh.. best not to think about that, but it wasn't a choice. And then discovering a different voice due to Jamie. Then again, I suppose Toni did make the choice to wear her uniform, right? Meh, I'm probably overthinking it. Though with The Boon...
Maybe having people guide your hand isn't as bad as other make it out to be?

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September 16th, 2013, 9:25 am

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Outside circumstances, for better or for worse, can mold your transition just as much, if not more, than your own 'battle plan'. The important factor is to stay true to yourself, and not be afraid to live your life as you correct gender, regardless of what others think, say, or do.

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September 16th, 2013, 2:44 pm

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@CuteDress&TwinPonytails: We can only hope they are for the better. I know my fear and self-loathing and anger because of how trans* people were in the media in the 90's shaped my life in a very negative way.
You are definitely, fully, 100% right - do not be afraid to live your life. To live a long life of lies is far worse than a short life of happiness.

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September 16th, 2013, 9:14 pm

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About "Annie"

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I can't help that it might sound like a guy's name to some people--those who might have seen the Star Wars prequels. Anikin is called "Annie" a lot in those (okay, I can only remember it from the first one, but the point stands).

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September 16th, 2013, 9:54 pm

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@Ave: I'm super creeped out right now, the RRon had that conversation with me less than 3 hours ago! Did you eat his brain to gain his insight?

Oh RRnon, you will be missed.

Also, Anikin was more of a girl than Amedala. There, I said it! :)

I personally think Annie has a more historical girliness - Anne of Green Gables being the biggest one. The one I had to live down for having red hair, no less. There are two or three other examples that, for the life of me, I can't remember right now.

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September 16th, 2013, 10:09 pm

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Nah, just two geeky people who immediately thought of bad sci fi movies, more likely. Those prequels were so bad.

Some names cross the gender divide, though usually male to female (Ashley, Susan, etc.), but there are some women's names that become more male. Still, Annie/Toni/Tony wouldn't want a male name ultimately. It's hard to think of something that works sometimes.

After all, look at the name I use. It's an overall attempt to feminize my male name but keep things like the overall sound and the like. I grew up being called "Abe" and there is nothing that would be a feminine version. Changing the b to a v is the closest I could do, in order to keep it single-syllable and starting with the same sound. It helps family who may screw up or not like my femininity, since the two can often sound similar, and also helps me because I don't have to re-familiarize myself with a name (which can get harder as an adult than one can instinctually do as a kid). Still, people will often call me "Ava", which isn't horrible. Ave stands for "Avalynn", anyways.

It makes me wonder what Annie/Toni/Tony will ultimately choose as her full name. Antoinette is a great name and feminization of Anthony, but of course it's loaded with implications of Marie Antoinette, who history has not been kind to.

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September 16th, 2013, 10:21 pm

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@Ave: The worst part about not passing on the phone (like, 90%, even if I try) is that I'm usually 'Adam'. Even after I spell my name.

Anne (for me) was chosen due to the Greek translation of Anastasia as 'ressurection'. A lot of people call me Anna in person, which I am all sorts of OK with. I mean, what name could be more fitting than ressurection?

Of course, Annie could also go with Antonia, which is the direct translation from Antony, right? (I think I said his name was Antony, not Anthony. I think.)

Now stop distracting me with witty conversation, I have pages to draw. I must feed my neurosis!

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