Annie [2/2]

posted May 5th, 2015, 2:02 am


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May 10th, 2014, 2:56 am

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Annie [2/2]

I don't usually forge Alberta certificates of change of name, but when do, I do it for fictional characters.
I totally have one of those documents! I hide it in a manila folder with all of "his" legal stuff inside a photo album of all known photos of "him" that my parents gave me for "his" last Christmas. Most people burn all those photos when they are done. I get it. But that was a thing that happened. The past can't be burned away. They gave all their memories of him to me, and took new pictures of their daughter starting her life. That's an amazing gift.

The registration number and LCN numbers are both from the sample document available on the Alberta Vital Statistics website, calm down. And yes, because the background has a SAMPLE mark on it, I had to poorly photoshop it to look kinda normalish.
Speaking of photoshop, look at this awesome interaction of photoreal and terrible cartoon graphics! FEEL THE IMMERSION!

Ok, on to the meat of it.
(In Alberta, currently) Legally, if a child is over the age of 12, they get a say in what name their parents can apply for. They have to sign documents and stuff. So how exactly this was a surprise to Annie, I don't know. I would think that the fact that she is in therapy for gender dysphoria with a government therapist probably helped.
Also, I don't know if you need both parents to sign consent. The websites I checked weren't clear.
Yes, Annie's previous middle name was her father's first name. When I got my name changed, I kept my father's first name as my middle name, but I also added my stepmother's name (you can have multiple middle names!). I felt no reason to break that connection.
And yes, Annie's middle name now.. well.. now both of Julie's daughters carry on her sister's name.

Will this stop Annie's biomom from calling her Tony? I doubt it. It's just too bad the trials happened before this document came in.

One final note: It looks like the lotion or whatever Valerie used on Annie cleared that red right up! No more sandpaper!

One final, final note: Yup. Binary clock. And you know what that means! You guess the correct time WITHOUT CHEATING, and you get a whatever you want from me!

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May 5th, 2015, 4:48 am

Steph (Guest)

Best. Present. Ever.

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Wow... that totally brought tears to my eyes.

4:13!

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May 5th, 2015, 3:44 pm

mittfh

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@Steph: If you hadn't written that, I'd have written a comment on very similar lines - including the title (my first thought on seeing the certificate).

@GreenKrog: Judicious use of packaging to disguise the contents :) Oh, and no matter how closely I look, I can't determine where the "SAMPLE" text was written on the certificate you adapted, so well done! :)

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May 5th, 2015, 4:51 am

Steph (Guest)

Obligatory Geek Girl Joke

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There are 11 kinds of people.

Those who know binary, those that don't and those that insist on making silly jokes about it.

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May 5th, 2015, 3:40 pm

mittfh

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@Steph: There are 10 types of people in the world:

Those who understand binary
Those who don't
Those who've realised this joke's in ternary :D

(Since everyone's already familiar with the binary variant - and no, I don't have sufficient motivation to think of sufficient clauses to do 10b16 [the hex variant])

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May 5th, 2015, 12:59 pm

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Interesting trivia that is similar to Annie's middle name of Lynn. Had she lived, I would have had an older sister named Susan Lynn XXXXXX. But she died at the age of five months old, when my mom was pregnant with me. When I did my name change, I took the name Susan as one of my middle names, to honour the distressingly short life span of Susan Lynn, and to permit that name to continue to be used in the family, and to get more 'mileage' out of the name, instead of just five month's use and no more.

Though not legally recognized, I also now carry the name " Leelah Alcorn " in my heart, mind, and soul, by means of a bracelet that was given me at her funeral, to honour her death as a result of her struggle to transition to her correct gender to that of a cute teenage girl. She now lives on in me, just like Susan Lynn lives on in me. Do a Google search on the name
" Leelah Alcorn ".

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May 6th, 2015, 8:26 am

OSD (Guest)

Teared up

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I started bawling when I read this one. I had to wait a day to post because every time I thought about it I teared up again. I still remember sitting in front of the judge going through the process of convincing him to okay my name change. The moment he signed that paper and called me by my name is one of the four most precious moments in my life.

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May 6th, 2015, 10:01 am

RRon (Guest)

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4:13 AM Mountain Time... I believe.

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June 22nd, 2017, 10:29 pm

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This is a damn beautiful episode. I love it!

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