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(no subject) [Jan. 17th, 2015|11:28 pm]
Alyson
Usually on Twitter these days.
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(no subject) [Nov. 3rd, 2012|10:15 am]
Alyson
If you're on tumblr and still don't mind me being nosy at you, please send me an ask so I can follow you.

It's been a long time since I checked livejournal so if you want to shout at me for being a neglectful person that's fine too :)
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(no subject) [Dec. 6th, 2011|08:39 pm]
Alyson
Oh my god I clicked my livejournal shortcut and it actually loaded.

I do wonder whether I've got less moody specifically because I only really talk on twitter these days, which doesn't give me enough space to get worked up into a flap. Possibly? The fact that LJ never loads and when it does takes fucking ages* probably helps: I get bored waiting and click away to something else and never come back.

I miss old livejournal, when it was full.

* ie. like six seconds, which is a MILLION YEARS in internet time, I have things to do** and places to be*** you know
** I don't
*** nope
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I write letters again. [Oct. 1st, 2011|02:21 pm]
Alyson
I watched "Would I Lie to You" on the iPlayer. And then I wrote to the BBC. I don't expect this to turn out any differently than before, but I suppose you've got to keep trying. I can't bring myself to write a letter that's respectful of their position, though, since they don't appear to respect trans people one bit.

I'm not going to waste time writing this out properly since I fully expect to receive a reply containing the phrase, "there's no single set of standards in this area on which the whole of society can agree and it's inevitable that comments which are acceptable to some will occasionally strike others as distasteful," or something similar, to which the only response can be, isn't that part of what being a minority is all about? That people can't agree on whether to treat you with a little respect and decency? And against which I would suggest that the BBC is being cowardly and ignoring its responsibility as an opinion-shaper and broadcaster of some of the UK's most popular entertainment, instead holding a delightful mirror up to playground taunts and broadcasting them without comment or criticism and with a smile. I'm instead going to provide the notes I made as I watched it on iPlayer. Have fun, whoever compiles the audience log!

So Nigel Havers is claiming, "I once went on a date with a flamenco dancer who turned out to be a man." Suspense!

"Ooh, Lee, this is ringing bells for you, isn't it?" How awful yet humorous! Someone ELSE may have gone on a date with a transsexual person. How demeaning!

Following: lots of "apply stereotypical male speech and behaviour to women = trans woman" ugliness. The phrase "no bollock grabbing" is used. Urinal joke.

Naturally, while dancing, her penis brushed up against the man in question. Described by the host as "a harrowing tale for a young lad."

Brooker: "I don't buy that you would be able to ask somebody out and not twig that they were a man."

"What do you think, Nina? You're a woman, after all!" "Hopefully!"

It's TRUE! So this woman Nigel Havers danced with at 16 hopefully will never have to see a panel show full of people who never met her calling her a man, and an entire audience laughing along. Because she's a man! It's so funny! It's not like it's her life or anything! It's not like being recognised as transsexual can be extremely dangerous and even fatal or anything! IT'S JUST A HARMLESS JOKE! BECAUSE SHE'S A MAN!

Cheers, BBC. I'll make sure to know my place and not, you know, accidentally dance with a straight guy or anything. God forbid.
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(no subject) [Sep. 23rd, 2011|10:47 pm]
Alyson
I managed to nerve strike myself in the neck tonight. Holy fuck.
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sup [Sep. 1st, 2011|07:15 pm]
Alyson
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sup [Jul. 20th, 2011|09:40 pm]
Alyson
FEAR MY IMPRESSIVE RANGE OF EXPRESSIONS

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(no subject) [Jul. 20th, 2011|06:44 am]
Alyson
I've been thinking lately about getting my hair cut really short, like back to before I transitioned, since when I've had nipple-length hair. I think I hide behind my hair too much, to the extent that when I'm feeling confident I put it up, which sort of defeats the point in having long, high-maintenance hair if I don't actually take joy in it. I pinned it this morning and took pictures to see how I'd look. Undecided.

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(no subject) [Jul. 18th, 2011|07:33 am]
Alyson
I was a little eh about the most recent Hark! A Vagrant -- I get that she was putting teenage words in teenage mouths and all, but it was still kinda nasty to see. Maybe it's because it's on my friends list and that was the first thing I checked this morning, and I'm over-reading because I'm tired and it's early. I dunno. Just slightly sad-making instead of happy-making like it usually is.

If you hadn't guessed, I'm super-articulate lately. Yeah. Be jealous.
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(no subject) [Jul. 18th, 2011|07:09 am]
Alyson
really amazingly tired. constant pain from leg. have exercises; doing them. looking forward to getting some actual sleep some time.
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