this is the first time i’ve seen such a perfect description of why I’m sometimes discomfited at seeing ~characters like me~ in fiction. it seemed disturbingly counterintuitive to my beliefs - and made me guilty - to want to keep reading books and watching movies primarily about cis straight white people, despite being none of those; sometimes to the point of actively avoiding ~inclusive~ stories or being quietly angry about them. there’s always something about those stories that hurt, even as they may validate and provide catharsis. and this. this is why. it’s the escapism. i don’t want to be brought back to rl in fiction. i don’t want to be reminded of my problems. i read to get away, and to get to be other people for a while, and to worry about problems that aren’t real, and i’m afraid that that’s becoming something harder and harder to find.

it’s a double edged sword. i do also find comfort in characters who are gay and trans and non-white, and in them i find a great outlet to work out my own issues and feel less alone. but at other times, it’s that escape i desperately need, and which i never had the words to defend until i saw that passage.

this is the first time i’ve seen such a perfect description of why I’m sometimes discomfited at seeing ~characters like me~ in fiction. it seemed disturbingly counterintuitive to my beliefs - and made me guilty - to want to keep reading books and watching movies primarily about cis straight white people, despite being none of those; sometimes to the point of actively avoiding ~inclusive~ stories or being quietly angry about them. there’s always something about those stories that hurt, even as they may validate and provide catharsis. and this. this is why. it’s the escapism. i don’t want to be brought back to rl in fiction. i don’t want to be reminded of my problems. i read to get away, and to get to be other people for a while, and to worry about problems that aren’t real, and i’m afraid that that’s becoming something harder and harder to find.

it’s a double edged sword. i do also find comfort in characters who are gay and trans and non-white, and in them i find a great outlet to work out my own issues and feel less alone. but at other times, it’s that escape i desperately need, and which i never had the words to defend until i saw that passage.

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stop tone-policing my tone-policing.

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WHY IS EVERYONE ON TUMBLR SO YOUNG

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Yes, I am a nerdy gay virgin who still lives with his parents. Why, are you jealous?

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listening to the Mulan soundtrack is never not-awkward when family members are around.

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georgiaandfez:

georgiaandfez:

check ur privilege

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as if this is a surprise since youre a cis white male

i got -165 why do social justice people still hate me and keep telling me to check my privilege

(Source: transgeorgia, via transgeorgia)

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sometimes i appreciate how transitioning has freed me up to focus on more important questions of life, like whether or not it’s worth it for me to create an august 2013 keanu reeves calendar when it’s going to be september in a few days.

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for anyone who has yet to discover it, replying to spam is a great, healthy outlet for your violent anger issues. :)

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labels are for soup cans

so if i identify as a soup can

it is a label

that will get me labels.

LABELCEPTION.

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3186) I feel like a goddamn freak for being M2F. The reality of the situation is, I’m different from biological women because that’s just how it is (especially due to the difference in treatment between the sexes). It pains me to admit it, but it’s true. But, I’m not really like a man either, especially since I’ve passed for about a year now. I hate that I feel like an entirely different class of people all together, some weirdo between man and woman that will never quite be either.

"you will always be a child of two worlds, and fully capable of deciding your own destiny."
- sarek to spock, star trek xi

(Source: mtfconfessions)

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