reymonkey: (Meatballs of Doom)
Been sick for about three weeks now. One antibiotic pill left. Can’t afford to go to a doctor that will actually seriously look at me instead of doc-in-a-box that will shove more antibiotics at me. I just want to stop coughing. This sucks.

SPG Arts!

Dec. 10th, 2013 07:40 pm
reymonkey: (My coffee)
Steam Powered Giraffe art: Three Ages of Rabbit

Suckage.

Dec. 7th, 2013 07:58 pm
reymonkey: (Meatballs of Doom)
Things that are happening way more frequently in my life than is reasonable:

* My car stalling out and having to be hauled to the mechanic (3X in 2 months).
* My period (Had only 1 week off between week-long bleeding sessions).




That is all.
reymonkey: (I'd buy that for a dollar)
Anonymous asked: "What do you want to do in the future? Can be near, far, whatever. :3"

We have, just as of the end of last month, escaped our craptastic apartment and are now renting a house, which is a big step up, but someday I would really love to actually own a house instead of renting.

I would also like to make myself sit down and actually draw some of the fifty million comics I have plans laid out for. I’m content where I’m working now, but a little part of me still wishes and dreams someday I would be making a living off my art…

Thoughts.

Dec. 7th, 2013 07:37 pm
reymonkey: (lisa discovers boys...)
Because this: 13 Myths and Misconceptions About Trans Women: Part One

This is… helpful, even if I’m approaching it from the other side of the fence. Still trying to read and sort things out in my own sense of self, and every little bit like this helps to read, although it’s also strangely painful so if a friend floods me with helpful info please don’t be surprised if I can only absorb it slowly.

Honestly, getting into SPG and from there learning about Bunny Bennett’s struggle was what triggered this search. When I started listening to her talk about trans issues, something inside me clicked and went ‘THAT’s why I’ve felt so out of place my entire life…’ I never realized I fit into that spectrum, I only knew I was out of synch with the rest of the world I’d encountered thus far.

From Tumblr post here
reymonkey: (Kermy spaz)
A day late, and the make up was a little shoddier on actual Halloween because I didn’t have much time after work. Used some hair gel that turned my hair into a solid hard helmet-y mass, but at least it washed out easy. Finally got the spine plackets on the vestback, made a fake pocket square, and fixed the hatband on my new hat. Then we all just hung around watching Silent Hill and gave out candy to the total of three groups that came to the door. Anyways, our new roomies have a proper Halloween cat and he hung out with us.

Now that my Spine costume is totally complete, I have nothing to do while wearing it.

Photos under the cut... )
reymonkey: (dreamland)
Still need a pocket square and a proper hatband, but we went to a Dia de los Muertos celebration/costume party today, and the performers pulled us into the photo session at the end, so we’re in a bunch of stranger’s photos with their kids, and I even helped hold a wheelchair for somebody for a photo. Had to beg a parent at the end of it all to take a photo with my own camera. When they first begged for us to come down and stand with them, they called me ‘Tin Man’. ;D

Took some photos with a sculpture at the arts center, then did a photo session in the backyard of our new house. Bridgie makes the most adorable witch! Her ‘throne’ is actually a firepit thing that came with the house…

And ended the day with dinner out (a waiter took our photos, too), and a milkshake, because The Spine likes ice cream.

And it’s not even Halloween just yet!
Pics under cut! )

More pics on Tumblr post here.
reymonkey: (Just me)
My father-in-law, the same man who I only refer to as such out of his earshot because he does not even want to hear that we’re lesbians, the man who we think accepted that he’d rather have a daughter in law he likes than a son in law he doesn’t, but who never ever wants to acknowledge his daughter is a lesbian, tonight gave me lessons on a windsor knot with one of his neckties.

He knows it’s for my Halloween costume, but it also sort of makes me wonder if I should have switched out my chest binder for the bra before going over there, or if I should see if he’d be okay with a daughter in law who could also be a son in law…
reymonkey: (I'd buy that for a dollar)
Welp, my gf, my boss, and the tech (after I told him) were the only people to wish me happy birthday today. Still a good day! Got a plastic skull, and got to see Rifftrax live! Going to crash now so I can function at work tomorrow, then scramble to finish pulling my costume together…
reymonkey: (Kermy spaz)
I think I am going to have to accept that I just cannot physically finish my entry for the SPG haunted House in time.

I will not cry.

This week I am: Moving house, largely by myself even though we are both moving. Working full time and extra hours because it has been insane busy. Trying to finish my Halloween costume. Trying to get ready for the holiday Farmer’s Market. Having a birthday, I think… and possibly crashing or exploding or something because I physically can’t do everything I need to get done no matter how much coffee I drink.
reymonkey: (youtube)
Accent meme, also known as watching me ramble pointlessly while squinting at a list of questions taped to the camera tripod.

reymonkey: (My coffee)
Sooo… breaking out all over my face, now. Guess I was allergic to the silver make-up after all.

In other news though, today I wore the chestbinder almost all day, and went out in public in it for the first time. I guess this is me admitting I didn’t just get it for the cosplay.
reymonkey: (lisa discovers boys...)
From Tumblr post here

I genuinely do not wear make-up except for special occasions (I am allergic to some of it), and I don’t feel like I’m beautiful or hideous, just average, so I guess I’m lucky there. What I remember among the many enriching comments my mother has made over the years, though, are how she told me a few times I ‘could be so pretty, if I’d just wear a little make-up’.

I had the presence of mind, even as a teenager, to ask her if she was telling me I was ugly without it. She just got flustered and apologetic, but in light of this her comment makes more sense now. Not that I agree with it.

I think maybe stuff like this is could go on the list of what makes me shy away from femininity so often. I’m still trying to work out if I’m ‘gender-fluid’ or what, with my ‘guy brain’ and my lack of comprehension of so much of what it’s supposed to mean to be a woman. It’s always bugged me right from an incredibly early age that so much of how women are expected to act is a big bag of lying. Women are expected to be deceitful. We’re supposed to wear a false face, use sexual attractiveness or false emotions to manipulate, to lie to make everyone around us feel better about themselves. It’s early and I haven’t had coffee yet so I may not be phrasing this well, but from the age of ten or so I cued in to these ideas, and I feel like it created a wedge that’s driven me toward being ‘one of the guys’ ever since. Every lesson my mother taught me in what it means to be a woman made me want to be one less and less. And that’s worth paying attention to.

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Sep. 1st, 2013 07:53 pm
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SPG fanbot design, Daddy LongLegs
reymonkey: (Kermy spaz)
Joined AO3 for this... my first SPG fanfic.
Elektric Encounter
reymonkey: (lisa discovers boys...)
Read more... )

Not totally unrelated, we've got tickets to the midnight showing of Sharknado tonight.
reymonkey: (fail)
I keep having dreams about men who are ostensibly official repair.workmen coming to my private residence while I’m asleep and ogling me naked. This is really starting to creep me out, because it’s such a realistic scenario and one that would occur while I’m asleep… and I keep dreaming it, so then I wake up feeling shaky and violated in my own bed. I don’t know what’s wrong with me.

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