One And Only

posted July 2nd, 2015, 2:01 am


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July 26th, 2014, 2:45 am

GreenKrog

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I remember when I was transitioning. I couldn't think of anything that I was except transgender. I wasn't a model employee at my job (which I was). I wasn't a brilliant guild leader (which I was). I wasn't a fantastic distance biker (which I was!). All I could think of is that I was trans.

I know, it is going to come off as kinda dumb from someone who spends 30+ hours a week drawing a trans webcomic, another 2 hours a day helping trans people online, and 10+ hours a week coordinating and hosting trans events. But you are not just trans. In fact, it is the last thing you should think about yourself. Being trans is just a medical condition that needs to be fixed. It doesn't define you any more than diabetes defines you. Or beating prostate cancer defines you (yay dad!).

Forget the trans stuff. Be YOU. The one and only YOU.

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July 2nd, 2015, 6:26 am

Thessalonike (Guest)

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I'm a good cook. I've got a vegetable garden going this year, that i think might actually produce edible stuffs! I'm curious, often whipping out my phone to research things.

Lots of small things, that we don't always notice ^_^

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July 2nd, 2015, 9:47 am

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" Your only option is to be the one and only, all natural,
[ super cute to boot ], Annie Lynn Andrews !"

An excellent choice !!!

( Why did I not know Annie's middle name until now ? My bad ! )

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July 2nd, 2015, 11:59 am

Siva (Guest)

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Many times in my twenties and thirties, I'd mentally try to figure out the sort of guy I want to be with in a long-term relationship, as long as we'd live. I sort of gave up after the third time my imaginary perfect man left me for an imaginary woman who had all of my strengths and none of my flaws.

I still think at least I got a good joke out of it.

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July 3rd, 2015, 1:00 am

Anon (Guest)

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Mal does have a point, though. Ever since realizing she was transgender, Annie may have become happier and healthier, but she has let it consume her personality. She hasn't shown interest in anything other than her gender or her relationship with Vic in a long time.
... Actually, I'm not quite sure how long because of comic book time, but it does feel like a long time. Still, this might be a good time for her to get back in touch with some of the things she used to like and maybe try some new things too.

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June 23rd, 2017, 1:27 pm

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Many, many of my trans friends couldn't define themselves either and all they talked about all the time was trans-this and trans-that.

"No, let's talk about something real," I'd say, but they'd always look at me meanly and say, "My issues are real," which I understood but to build a relationship with someone based on being transgender isn't usually a lasting one.

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June 23rd, 2017, 4:18 pm

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@claredin: It is a lot like building a relationship on other, essentially superficial traits. Like race. But then again, you could also look at being trans as an activity, and that is something that can be based on. People are great friends because they go skiing together, and share the experience, right? I guess being trans is the same?

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