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Projection and nonsequiters made to avoid taking responsibility for what he said.

2019.04.16 18:53 ryu289 Projection and nonsequiters made to avoid taking responsibility for what he said.

https://donotlink.it/em5O
"Your side, not my side, thinks of rednecks and conservatives and Christians as being obsessed with a psycho-pathological phobia and hatred of gays. Your side coined an silly term for the alleged phobia because it did not exist until you invented it: homophobia. My question to you is this: do you believe that some, even most, hetero men have a visceral and instinctive desire to beat homosexuals to death? If so, why is it bigotry if I report that your side believes this?""
No.
"What form of evidence, aside from my testamony, would convince you? You do not know the wife, nor the children, nor the boy. I do not have videotaped records of my daily life."
Appealing to unverifiable ancedotes isn't good to me, sorry. All i have is ypur word that they supposdly exist,
"You are denying the idea that the Left coined the term Homophobia, and that the Left tirelessly spreads the libel that hetero men as prone to violence against gays."
Now you are changing your story. You first said.
"The reverse is not true. Men abhor homosexuals on a visceral level. While girls sometimes are attracted to them, they tend to be ‘bishounen’ rather handsome, if effete, men.
So a man who is attractive is attractive for his spiritual qualities of leadership, manliness, courage, and strength, even if his face is as pretty as that of Humphrey Bogart, who turns out to be homosexual is neither attractive to a male nor to a female general audience.
In any case, I have never heard of a group of women descended on a lesbian couple and beating them to death with axhandles and tire-irons."
This was what i was reffering to, but you made a non-sequitur in response. You said heteros want to bash gay men, not the left. Take responsibility for your own words. Why do you think "Men abhor homosexuals on a visceral level." And why ypu associate this with the left.
"No evidence aside from common experience is needed to convince an honest onlooker that a middle aged man who abandons his young children and faihtful wife to shack up with his youthful homosex partner has departed from a satisfactory and normal lifestyle, and entered a dead end."
"I submit that you, and everyone like you who applauds and urges men like him to travel down this dark path, a path you know or should know leads to unhappiness, wasted lives, and, in this case, death, you bear part of the blame."
Really?
http://homoresponse.blogspot.com/2011/06/mental-health-and-substance-abuse.html https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4706071/ http://www.ajpmonline.org/article/S0749-3797(18)30050-3/fulltext
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2018.10.03 20:48 subreddit_stats Subreddit Stats: titanfolk posts from 2018-09-27 to 2018-10-02 18:37 PDT

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  1. 1524 points, 39 submissions: Sane-Ni-Wa-To-Ri
    1. 2 years old meme (122 points, 14 comments)
    2. Historia Rage (82 points, 8 comments)
    3. Erwin exposed (71 points, 2 comments)
    4. [Shitpostery] Pre-discussion Chapter 110 (71 points, 16090 comments)
    5. Oh how the horses have turned (65 points, 7 comments)
    6. Kenny's speech reminds me of Gabeh's thought process here (54 points, 2 comments)
    7. Floch explains to Hange why he chooses Eren (50 points, 0 comments)
    8. THE TRUTH ABOUT THE TYPHOON (49 points, 4 comments)
    9. Blessing (48 points, 0 comments)
    10. Caring bro (48 points, 5 comments)
  2. 638 points, 17 submissions: Fuunnylevi
    1. When you see Anime onlies predicting that Zeke is Erwin’s father. (122 points, 7 comments)
    2. When anime onlies ask questions (92 points, 3 comments)
    3. Chapter 110 Leaks (60 points, 10 comments)
    4. A Collection of Levi kicking Eren throughout the years (52 points, 12 comments)
    5. Inb4 They’ll probably take Angry Mikasa scene out. (49 points, 13 comments)
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    7. WORDSEARCH: Word related to Gabi (31 points, 5 comments)
    8. This is what happens to Mikasa after she drinks Levi’s PigPiss Tea (28 points, 4 comments)
    9. Colossal titan praying for no Gabi in chapter 110 (25 points, 0 comments)
    10. Day 2, No Leaks = More Fun Games (24 points, 9 comments)
  3. 269 points, 8 submissions: Hist2506
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    4. [Humor] Zeke presenting himself to the SC (39 points, 1 comment)
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    8. Marco is... (15 points, 3 comments)
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  9. 130 points, 1 submission: Skyclad__Observer
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  4. When you see Anime onlies predicting that Zeke is Erwin’s father. by Fuunnylevi (122 points, 7 comments)
  5. Later, like 6 years later... by DieserKerl (120 points, 3 comments)
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  7. a hero amoung us by uncreativeshack (104 points, 16 comments)
  8. When anime onlies ask questions by Fuunnylevi (92 points, 3 comments)
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  4. 32 points: filayyyyyyy's comment in A Collection of Levi kicking Eren throughout the years
  5. 30 points: MegaMissingno's comment in [Shitpostery] Pre-discussion Chapter 110
  6. 28 points: PedsBeast's comment in Episode 48 is delayed
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  8. 23 points: Lone_Grey's comment in [S3E11 New Ep Spoilers] Screenshot ep 11
  9. 23 points: deleted's comment in [Shitpostery] Pre-discussion Chapter 110
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2018.02.07 19:50 lilyvess [WT!] Precure - Cute Girls Kicking Ass

What is Precure?

Precure or Pretty Cure is a franchise of Fifteen different 49 episode series that has been airing one episode a week since 2004 with nearly 700 episodes under its belt as well as 24 films. It’s a children’s Magical Girl anime primarily aimed at younger girls. One could say that it’s the modern day successor to Sailor Moon.
It has become one of the largest Magical Girl franchises in Japan, completely overwhelming any competition in the children’s Magical Girl sphere. Precure was brought on to be one of the 2020 Japanese Olympics anime ambassadors alongside giants like Goku, Luffy and Naruto. More people in Japan were watching KiraKira Precure than were watching My Hero Academia. 2. The mangaka behind the anime Citrus was inspired by Futari wa Precure. A generation of Japan has grown up surrounded by Precure.
And yet the franchise is almost completely unknown in the west.

Where Did It Begin?

The original series Futari wa Precure, or 'We are Pretty Cure, aired back in Winter of 2004. While on the surface it seems like a fairly standard Magical Girl series, it has a number of genre self awareness, with the characters even calling out some of the cliche’s and tropes. The tone and setting of the show was rather earthy, giving the show a more real life feel to it. The two magical girls, Cure Black and Cure White, both have more realistic hair tones
The big stand out feature is Series Director Daisuke Nishio who was Series director for Dragon Ball, Dragon Ball Z and several DBZ movies. He had plenty of experience with not just action, but martial arts action, and brought that to expertise to the Magical Girl genre. Where most Magical Girls like Sailor Moon and Nanoha were shooting beams, Cure Black would run straight into close combat. Rather than have a bow, staff or sword for a weapon, the Precure fought with their fists. This dynamic and engaging action helped Precure to bring in a sizable Male audience while being family friendly for girls.
On top of that, a core element of Futari Wa was that Cure Black and Cure White were a connected pair. They could only transform together, and all their finishing moves were performed together and both of these would be major plot points in the series. Futari wa Precure is about the relationship of these two strangers forced to work together. In comparison to Tokyo Mew Mew, Shugo Chara or Sailor Moon that have heavy shojo elements with bishounen love interests taking major roles that even over the side Magical Girls, Futari wa Precure kept the focus primarily on the girls and developing their bond.
Also, and this isn’t really important but it definitely needs mentioning, but one of the major antagonists totally looks like David Bowie
Futari wa Precure would start off to low ratings but word of mouth about the intense action quickly gained it a sizable following that led to it extending it’s 26 episode run to 50 episodes, and then follow that up immediately with another 50 episode run in Futari wa Precure Max Heart and there hasn’t been a season without Precure since.

Why Haven't You Heard of It?

Well it wasn’t licensed for one. Precure came out a bit late in the 4kids anime boom. When Futari wa Precure would have been licensed in the West Digimon and Yugioh were already on their downward trend. 4kids tried to adapt Tokyo Mew Mew, but couldn’t get past 26 episodes.
But it’s not like fansubbers were doing any better. Children’s anime aren’t popular with fansubbers. At this period trying to get Yu-Gi-Oh! Fansubs was a huge chore to near impossible, and Precure was a lot less popular in the west than that worldwide phenomenon. For the most part no one in the west knew what Precure was, so it was low priority.
That would change in 2011 with Heartcatch Precure came out. Just on the surface alone the series oozed style made it catch your attention. And it’s style wasn’t all for show either, it helped the series generate some of the best action in the franchise .
The lead Pink Precure for this generation was Tsubomi or Cure Blossom, voiced by the talented Nana Mizuki, subverted the usual trend of Magical Girl protagonist. She wasn’t the energetic Genki girl who would jump into danger. Tsubomi was shy and quiet and insecure. This flip of the usual dynamic made her a lot more relatable and human and gave the series a clear sense of progression. Viewers cared about Tsubomi’s ongoing adventures to try to change herself. And being a slow running long term series gave the growth more weight. Change isn’t done via the big moments, it’s small moments across a whole year.
Her partner is Erika or Cure Marine and the Genki Girl of the series. Erika is just such a clear Best Girl. She’s almost always in the top 5 most popular Precure polls, even half a decade after her series ended.
Overall though it was just the high level of polish involved with the Heartcatch. The action, the character arcs, hell even the filler episodes are noted for being heart wrenching or hilarious or both. Heartcatch Precure led Precure to becoming Toei animations’ second most profitable franchise, beating out Dragon Ball, Sailor Moon and Digimon. It’s easily the most popular installment of the franchise and considered the best by both Japan and the West. It was so good that it took a couple years for future seasons like Suite to come out of its shadow and be properly appreciated. It wouldn’t be until 2015’s Go! Princess Precure that another installment would come close to being as critically praised.
Though even with the Precure boon after Heartcatch the franchise would still struggle to break through it’s children’s franchise image and into the mainstream anime audiences.

Precure Ending Theme

A tradition of Precure is it’s CGI dancing Ending theme. Every series since 2009’s Fresh Precure has both of it’s ending themes in the form of these dances. And after a decade of doing them, they got really good at them.
3x3 favorite ED
KiraKira ed 2 Mahou Tsuka ed 1i Go Princess Ed 2
Happiness Charge ed 2 Smile Precure ed 1 Suite Precure ed 2
All-Stars New Stage 3 All-Stars DX2 Splash Star ed 2

Precure All Stars

Every year Precure has two movies. One of these is a movie dedicated to the currently airing series. The other movie is a crossover movie featuring every precure up to that point. For the first couple movies when this would be a crossover between a few magical girls but things got out of hand very fast and soon you had 40+ different Magical Girls in a single movie.
To be honest, most of these movies can be pretty bad. It’s blatant fanservice, but tbh that’s all it needed to be. It’s a fun harmless adventure where you can see all your friends old and new come together and sometimes in interesting combinations. Like what happens when all the #2 Precure work together
Also, movie budget only makes the action scenes better. This is when they get to really show off

Why to Watch Precure

In the 15 years since Futari wa Precure originally aired, a lot has changed for the franchise but the core appeal has still remained the same
Breathtaking Fisticuff Action. Not much more I can say about the action at this point, so here are some clips from various series to help convince you:
It’s overwhelming optimism and light storytelling make it a dose of concentrated joy and happiness. Precure isn’t plot centric, the vast majority of its episodes will be simple monster of the week stories. Don’t come in expecting the plot to develop quickly. It’s better to imagine it as a CGDCT show except at the end of each episode the girls go kick some ass, save the day, and then have a nice dance number at the ending. You watch it because you care about Tsubomi and Erika or Nagisa and Honoka.
Not Magical Girl without the Shoujo. Unlike Sailor Moon or Shugo Chara this series isn't about the romance. There are no hot bishounen guys that the girls spend 40 episodes thinking about. There are no love triangles. If those shows are about the Power of Love, then Precure is about the Power of Friendship. The focus is always on the Magical Girls, all of them and not just one.
Precure offers absolutely zero fanservice. It’s primary audience is still young girls, and the designs reflect that. These are role models for girls, not objects to be sexualized. Even the transformation sequences go out of their way to keep all the girls properly clothed. It can feel refreshing to watch a series and not have to worry about seeing underaged girls sexualized.

What Series to Start

Of the 15 Precure seasons, only 2 are sequel seasons. Every other season is a standalone season with zero continuity or carry over from any other seasons. This means that theoretically almost every series is a great starting off point. Though some are better than others. Here are some suggestions:
I tend to favor suggesting people to watch Heartcatch Precure because if you’re only going to watch one, you might as well watch the best. Though I also recommend starting with the latest entry, especially right now when it’s so early into the series and easy to catch up to.

Final Thoughts

It’s very likely you’ve already seen Madoka. It’s #47 in terms of popularity on MAL. If you haven’t you may have seen YuYuYu or MagicalGirlRaisingProject or Illya, or one of the other popular darker or adult Magical Girl anime out there. Most of these anime build their core on the idea of subverting or rejecting this concept of a traditional Magical Girl show. They build themselves as a darker interpretation of them. In my opinion enjoyment of these shows is increased when you understand what they are trying to parody. What it is they are subverting.
And in this day and age the answer to is undoubtedly Precure, the current champions of the traditional Magical Girl format. And while you could watch Sailor Moon instead, Precure offers a similar experience with better action, that isn’t in a dated 90’s anime, and in a 49 episode standalone format instead of Sailor Moon’s 200.
And at the very least you deserve to know who they are.
Futari wa Precure
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2017.08.02 13:47 zoltan2069 Possibly genderfluid/non-binary, really confused and can't make my mind up about HRT and regret coming out

Hi all, Sorry this is super long. Just reaching out to see if anyone has had a similar experience as me, as I feel I am going crazy atm. I am 29 years old, AMAB and started MtF HRT in 2015.
I guess when I first started exploring my gender identity around 25-26, I realised I had a lot of dysphoria around being male both socially and physically. At first I didn't even consider that I might be female, just not male in a traditional sense. I made changes to become more of a feminine/androgynous guy, sort of inspired by Bishounen anime character or the gender ambiguous Kpop/Jpop dudes in asian cultures. I wanted to look like a girl, almost to the stage of passing as one, be pretty and cute instead of handsome and masculine and be afforded alot of the social flexibilities that girls have over guys (around clothing etc.)
After making alot of non HRT changes (growing hair out, lasering facial hair, wearing makeup, dressing androgynously), people started to gender me as female on occasions. People referred to me as "she" or "ladies" when I was out with friends, held doors open for me etc. and tbh it made me feel really warm and fuzzy inside. I had started dating guys for the first time (I'm bi) and had my first boyfriend and when I was with him, I kind of felt like his girlfriend. He kind of picked up on it I think and he treated me like I was the female in the relationship (in a traditional gender role sense), he was really protective of me and it felt really nice :)
To the rest of the people in my life, my sort of gender ambiguity was seen as something really unique. No one thought I was trans, but I would get comments from people at work how I was "bizarrely pretty for a guy". I would wear makeup (mostly eyeliner) and cute unisex girls clothes, my old friends picked up on the makeup and told me "it really suits you, for some reason".
With all the feelings I had around being gendered female and looking at transition timelines of trans women and the effects of HRT, I became drawn to the idea of transitioning to female. I wasn't really 100% certain, but alot of signs were pointing to a good possibility that I was MtF and I really wanted to take hormones to further feminize myself. I went through the usual counselling and medical process to get HRT. My counsellor and I were fairly convinced I was female and would be happier making the transition. I started HRT and came out to my friends/family/work, which went surprisingly well, the majority of people were supportive and willing to work with me around pronouns, new name, bathrooms etc.
So I was on HRT and lived as a female full time for about a year. Overall I enjoyed the physical changes and being gendered female. The feelings of being on hormones made me feel alot more calmer and a bit warm and fuzzy. Howeve, my external life had become alot more awkward. I became a lot less confident in myself and became more negative about my body image, I put so much focus and energy and fear on passing. I went from being a fairly outgoing person to a bit of recluse, I wouldn't go out as much in public for fear of people staring at me and for someone who was previously extroverted and chatty, I stopped talking to people because I felt my voice was too deep. I also didn't know who I was anymore, I was trying so hard to bury my old male self but at the same time felt like I lost my familiar base, I didn't know how to be a woman. Life would fluctuate between feeling happy about obtaining my girl self, but for the most part just stressful and scary.
Overtime the initial coming out excitement wore off, I burn't out, spiraled into a pretty bad depression and ended up in hospital. What helped me recover was realising that I actually missed my old guy self, not the old old "trying to fit in as a man" guy self, but the pre-coming out androgynous/bishounen/girly guy self. By putting in so much energy to suppress that part of me to gain acceptance as a female as well as living in an almost non-genuine way to change into some kind of self perceived stereotype of a female, I was causing myself almost a reverse dysphoria. I also began to wonder whether transition was a mistake.
Anyway I stopped HRT, decided I wanted to detransition and went back to dressing as a guy (confusing a lot of people in the process). I felt relieved to let go of the pressure of passing, just rolled out of bed in the morning and throw on jeans and a tshirt, I could speak to people again because...who cares about my voice. My confidence began to come back. My friends continued to treat me as a female and use she/her pronouns and all of that still made me feel nice. After being off HRT for a while I began to feel anxiety, mostly around re-masculinizing and aging as a male (losing my hair, soft features and skin etc.). I hated when my male sex drive kicked in and overall i felt gross in my body. My desires around wanting to be perceived as female also started to return. So I went back on HRT and kind of switched between a boy and a girl mode depending on how confident I felt and what I felt like wearing day-to-day.
After a while my breasts began to grow, not huge (like an A cup), but big enough to be noticeable. I couldnt wear tight shirts and I certainly felt naked when I was topless (which sucked because I grew up on the beach and loved surfing without a shirt). Tbh I hate having breasts most of the time, they feel like really alien and I feel unattractive and awkward having them. I bind them using a tight sports bra most of the time. There are occasions when I do like them, when I'm feeling deeply female and I'm wearing a dress or top that needs filling out, also when I'm at home in my pjs I feel really cute. The biggest time I enjoy them is during sex, the sensations feel amazing and when I'm with a partner I feel like the female in bed. I've never enjoyed sex when I felt like a male. So over the last year I've cycled on and off hormones. I go off them usually because the breast growth freaks me out and then back on them when the anxiety, "gross in my body", "fear of masculine features returning" feelings come back. Right atm I am living as my bishounen guy self the majority of the time and bind my chest, I even cut my hair mid length into a cute androgynous style, which has made me feel alot happier. I still have many days or longer periods of time where I really girl up and am happy being seen as female. I am really unsure what to do going from here, whether to go back on HRT forever or stay off them, I'm worried the cycling I'm doing will cause me health problems long term and my endo isn't experienced with someone doing that. My breasts still worry me, I've done some research on top surgery recently and I would be eligible for keyhole because they arn't very big. At the same time I wonder if I would regret having them removed sometimes.
The only other thing that bothers me is that I feel I lost something that was unique to me when I came out as transgender, which I can never get back. I truly miss being that ambiguous guy who was bending all the gender rules, now I feel my unique identity has been taken off me in some way and placed under the transgender label. I don't mean that in a negative way, but that could be partly some internalized transphobia at play. I guess when I was exploring, people saw me as a quirky confident David Bowie type, I was messing with peoples heads and people saw me as one of a kind, "I don't know what's going on, but he is kind of cool". After I came out: "oh she's like Caitlyn Jenner" or "I saw a trans story on 60 minutes, you are so brave", "it must be so hard". If I could do it over, I would transition and switch genders without ever coming out and I think my friends would have gone along with that.
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2017.08.02 03:22 zoltan2069 Possibly genderfluid/non-binary, really confused and can't make my mind up about HRT and regret coming out

Hi all,
Sorry this is super long. Just reaching out to see if anyone has had a similar experience as me, as I feel I am going crazy atm. I am 29 years old, AMAB and started MtF HRT in 2015.
I guess when I first started exploring my gender identity around 25-26, I realised I had a lot of dysphoria around being male both socially and physically. At first I didn't even consider that I might be female, just not male in a traditional sense. I made changes to become more of a feminine/androgynous guy, sort of inspired by Bishounen anime character or the gender ambiguous Kpop/Jpop dudes in asian cultures. I wanted to look like a girl, almost to the stage of passing as one, be pretty and cute instead of handsome and masculine and be afforded alot of the social flexibilities that girls have over guys (around clothing etc.)
After making alot of non HRT changes (growing hair out, lasering facial hair, wearing makeup, dressing androgynously), people started to gender me as female on occasions. People referred to me as "she" or "ladies" when I was out with friends, held doors open for me etc. and tbh it made me feel really warm and fuzzy inside. I had started dating guys for the first time (I'm bi) and had my first boyfriend and when I was with him, I kind of felt like his girlfriend. He kind of picked up on it I think and he treated me like I was the female in the relationship (in a traditional gender role sense), he was really protective of me and it felt really nice :)
To the rest of the people in my life, my sort of gender ambiguity was seen as something really unique. No one thought I was trans, but I would get comments from people at work how I was "bizarrely pretty for a guy". I would wear makeup (mostly eyeliner) and cute unisex girls clothes, my old friends picked up on the makeup and told me "it really suits you, for some reason".
With all the feelings I had around being gendered female and looking at transition timelines of trans women and the effects of HRT, I became drawn to the idea of transitioning to female. I wasn't really 100% certain, but alot of signs were pointing to a good possibility that I was MtF and I really wanted to take hormones to further feminize myself. I went through the usual counselling and medical process to get HRT. My counsellor and I were fairly convinced I was female and would be happier making the transition. I started HRT and came out to my friends/family/work, which went surprisingly well, the majority of people were supportive and willing to work with me around pronouns, new name, bathrooms etc.
So I was on HRT and lived as a female full time for about a year. Overall I enjoyed the physical changes and being gendered female. The feelings of being on hormones made me feel alot more calmer and a bit warm and fuzzy. Howeve, my external life had become alot more awkward. I became a lot less confident in myself and became more negative about my body image, I put so much focus and energy and fear on passing. I went from being a fairly outgoing person to a bit of recluse, I wouldn't go out as much in public for fear of people staring at me and for someone who was previously extroverted and chatty, I stopped talking to people because I felt my voice was too deep. I also didn't know who I was anymore, I was trying so hard to bury my old male self but at the same time felt like I lost my familiar base, I didn't know how to be a woman. Life would fluctuate between feeling happy about obtaining my girl self, but for the most part just stressful and scary.
Overtime the initial coming out excitement wore off, I burn't out, spiraled into a pretty bad depression and ended up in hospital. What helped me recover was realising that I actually missed my old guy self, not the old old "trying to fit in as a man" guy self, but the pre-coming out androgynous/bishounen/girly guy self. By putting in so much energy to suppress that part of me to gain acceptance as a female as well as living in an almost non-genuine way to change into some kind of self perceived stereotype of a female, I was causing myself almost a reverse dysphoria. I also began to wonder whether transition was a mistake.
Anyway I stopped HRT, decided I wanted to detransition and went back to dressing as a guy (confusing a lot of people in the process). I felt relieved to let go of the pressure of passing, just rolled out of bed in the morning and throw on jeans and a tshirt, I could speak to people again because...who cares about my voice. My confidence began to come back. My friends continued to treat me as a female and use she/her pronouns and all of that still made me feel nice. After being off HRT for a while I began to feel anxiety, mostly around re-masculinizing and aging as a male (losing my hair, soft features and skin etc.). I hated when my male sex drive kicked in and overall i felt gross in my body. My desires around wanting to be perceived as female also started to return. So I went back on HRT and kind of switched between a boy and a girl mode depending on how confident I felt and what I felt like wearing day-to-day.
After a while my breasts began to grow, not huge (like an A cup), but big enough to be noticeable. I couldnt wear tight shirts and I certainly felt naked when I was topless (which sucked because I grew up on the beach and loved surfing without a shirt). Tbh I hate having breasts most of the time, they feel like really alien and I feel unattractive and awkward having them. I bind them using a tight sports bra most of the time. There are occasions when I do like them, when I'm feeling deeply female and I'm wearing a dress or top that needs filling out, also when I'm at home in my pjs I feel really cute. The biggest time I enjoy them is during sex, the sensations feel amazing and when I'm with a partner I feel like the female in bed. I've never enjoyed sex when I felt like a male.
So over the last year I've cycled on and off hormones. I go off them usually because the breast growth freaks me out and then back on them when the anxiety, "gross in my body", "fear of masculine features returning" feelings come back. Right atm I am living as my bishounen guy self the majority of the time and bind my chest, I even cut my hair mid length into a cute androgynous style, which has made me feel alot happier. I still have many days or longer periods of time where I really girl up and am happy being seen as female. I am really unsure what to do going from here, whether to go back on HRT forever or stay off them, I'm worried the cycling I'm doing will cause me health problems long term and my endo isn't experienced with someone doing that. My breasts still worry me, I've done some research on top surgery recently and I would be eligible for keyhole because they arn't very big. At the same time I wonder if I would regret having them removed sometimes.
The only other thing that bothers me is that I feel I lost something that was unique to me when I came out as transgender, which I can never get back. I truly miss being that ambiguous guy who was bending all the gender rules, now I feel my unique identity has been taken off me in some way and placed under the transgender label. I don't mean that in a negative way, but that could be partly some internalized transphobia at play. I guess when I was exploring, people saw me as a quirky confident David Bowie type, I was messing with peoples heads and people saw me as one of a kind, "I don't know what's going on, but he is kind of cool". After I came out: "oh she's like Caitlyn Jenner" or "I saw a trans story on 60 minutes, you are so brave", "it must be so hard". If I could do it over, I would transition and switch genders without ever coming out and I think my friends would have gone along with that.
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2015.12.16 21:26 Alethiometer_AMA Respect Taichi and Agumon (Digimon Adventure)

Taichi and Agumon

Special thanks to iskandar206 for helping me get this thread out in time.
Taichi "Tai" Yagami (八神 太一) is the leader of the original DigiDestined, the OG goggles boy, and the wearer of the crest of courage.
As leader, Taichi often takes the initiative in the group, even if his plans aren't always the best thought out, this usually leads to conflicts with the others, especially Yamato, but in when it matters, he always brings the group together to save the day.
Taichi and his younger sister Hikari were the first kids from Adventure to encounter Digimon; When a DigiTama came out their dad's computer, resulting in the 1995 Hikarigaoka incident, when a Greymon fought a Parrotmon in the middle of the streets.
When discussing Digimon, it serves to remember the common stages of digivolution: Rookie < Champion < Ultimate < Mega it's easiest to think of Digivolution as a 10x boost to most stats, but this varies from Digimon to Digimon, and they can gain strength by absorbing information or developing strong bonds with humans.

KOROMON

Koromon is Agumon's in-training form, a small pink bouncy ball with no extremities; Although Koromon isn't very though, he's still willing to jump to Tai's defense even against impossible odds. Not to mention he'll eat his entire body weight worth of food in a second.

AGUMON

Agumon is a Reptile Digimon. It is a short and stout Tyrannosaurus rex-like Digimon standing about 3 feet tall, with amber orange skin and light green eyes. Its three-clawed hands are flat and paddle-like, its tail is stubby, and its head and snout are almost as large as the rest of its body. Agumon was one of the first Digimon to be designed and has become the de-facto face of the entire Digimon franchise.
Strength:
Durability:
Speed:
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Special Abilities
Baby Flame:

GREYMON

Greymon is Agumon's Champion stage, a dragon-type reptile Digimon that resembles a much larger Agumon, or a full grown Tyrannosaurus-Rex. Its head is protected by three large horns and a hardened cranium, it also has strong sharp claws and large carnivorous teeth.
Strength:
Durability:
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Special Abilities
Mega Flame:

METALGREYMON

MeatlGreymon is the Ultimate stage that Agumon reaches with the help of Taichi's crest of courage. Its design is basically a larger Greymon with very strong wings, sweet hair, and several Chrome Digizoid bionic enhancements, including a powerful Trident Arm, Digizoid armor plating, and twin organic missile chambers. 50% of its body is prosthetic.
Feats:
Special Abilities
Giga Destroyers:
Giga Destroyers are organic missiles chambered inside MetalGreymon's chest.
Trident Arm:
MetalGreymon's left arm prosthetic is a Chrome Digizoid extendable claw called the Trident Arm, the Digizoid construction greatly boosts its strenght, allowing it to even slightly harm Alphamon.

WARGREYMON

WarGreymon is Agumon's Bishounen Mega stage, a Dragon-Warrior type Digimon, and the most powerful natural evolution of the Greymon-Family; it's an extremely powerful humanoid reptile Digimon , covered head to toe in Chrome Digizoid Armor and with a wider variety of techniques than previous stages.
Strenght:
Speed/Reflexes:
Keep in mind that BWG killed 4 Ultimate stage Mammothmon faster than even they themselves could perceive it; And nearly dodged lasers, and is generally fucking beast.
Durability/Armor:
Special Abilities
Grey Fire:
Gaia Force:
WarGreymon's primary attack, it condenses large amounts of energy from the surrounding atmosphere, able to reach a full charge in under a second.
Great Tornado:
WarGreymon spins fast enough to produce a tornado and then dives tiestd the opponent.
Brave Shield:
WarGreymon's Brave Shield is carried on the back of his armor and can be separated into two pieces, it's made out of Chrome Digizoid, the strongest non-indestructible metal in the Digital World.
Dramon Killers:
WarGreymon's special Chrome Digizoid gauntlets, an unknown property allows them to slice cleanly trough any "Dramon-types", descendants of the Dragon type lineage.

OMEGAMON (OMNIMON)

See Omnimon's Full Respect Thread here.

The fusion of WarGreymon and MetalGarurumon, Omnimon is one of the strongest Digimon featured in the world of Digimon Adventure.
When the evil Diaboromon proved too powerful to defeat, Taichi and Yamato refused to give up hope. Through their love for their Digimon, they managed to enter the Internet to try and help their partners. This, combined with the support and hope of thousands of people around the world, gave WarGreymon and MetalGarurumon the ability to do something no Digimon had ever done before-- jogress, into Omnimon.
Omnimon now serves as their ultimate weapon of sorts, their last resort when an enemy proves to be too powerful to defeat with just WarGreymon and MetalGarurumon. All in all, he's appeared three times (four, if you count his guest appearance in Xros Wars/Fusion). And every time is awesome.
Choice feats:

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2015.08.09 04:21 xXxALUCARDxXx Romance between a girl and a foreigner?

I've seen a few shows where the male lead dates or pursues a foreign girl (Sakurasou, for example), but I can't think of any examples where the girl is Japanese and the partner (male or female) is foreign, outside of hentai.
I'm not particularly looking for shows with supernatural elements where the guy technically isn't Japanese only because he's an alien or angel or demon or time-travelling bishounen warrior or whatever, just a regular human couple. Any ideas?
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