Confessions of a Transgender WomanAs a transgender woman, the number one question I get asked is why. Why would I want to subject myself to body/mood altering drugs and undergo surgery to change my appearance? Couldn’t I just try and get used to the body I inhabit? Or maybe I’m told that the body is sacred and that I should be happy with the hand I was dealt. And worst of all, I get told that all I’ll be accomplishing is “mutilating my genitals to get a half-assed result”. After all, I won’t ever REALLY be a woman, right?Confessions of a Transgender Woman2 months ago in Emotional More Like This
Well, I’m here to tell you all today why I’ve decided to go through with my decision, and hopefully you will better understand what it’s like to be a transgender woman.
The first signs were not so obvious then, but they are today. I was raised in a religious household and lived a largely sheltered existence. Hell, I didn’t even know the word “vagina” until I first learned about it in 8th grade health class. But the earliest signs
Coming outDear Uncle B, Aunt S, and Uncle L,Coming out5 months ago in Letters More Like This
I want to say this because I'm feeling brave tonight, although I might decide against it before I send it. We'll see. I am afraid of saying this out loud, I'm afraid of what you will think of me, and I'm afraid of admitting this even to myself. But I've been trying to find words for this my entire life, and now I think maybe it is time for me to try to be honest.
I see myself as a man. My body is female but my mind and personality tell me I am a man. And since my mind and personality are what make me ME, I think I am a man.
I don't mean that I fit a personality stereotype of male-ness. I really don't. In fact, I've gotten more and more comfortable with my "feminine" side ever since I started identifying as a lesbian. I'm far from being a manly-man. I wish I were, so that maybe people would take me more seriously and see the male side of me. But I'm not. That's not me.
But I've always as
A little thing on BiphobiaFor those not in the loop, as I assume many of you are not, biphobia is just as terrible as homophobia.A little thing on Biphobia3 months ago in Emotional More Like This
If you haven't noticed my incredible gayness, I am bisexual. But wait! (you might be saying) You're bisexual, not gay!(?) Ha. HA. HAHAHAHAHA. No. I am gay. I am not a full on double diamond studded lesbian/gay rainbow, but a nice cute little bi rainbow that appears after a little rain. You know what I mean.
You probably didn't notice but BAM- that was biphobia.
The first point I'm going to bring up is that bisexuals are part of a magical, mystical triforce composed of themselves, asexuals, and pansexuals. For those unaware, an asexual is someone who does not particularly like sexual activities and a pansexual is someone who loves someone regardless of gender and sex. Why are they in this triforce? Because they are sexualities that are constantly believed to be made up. Why? Because many believe that it's IMPOSSIBLE to
question3question32 years ago in Emotional More Like This
What happens when we die do we see the "light" or is it the dark that we see? Or are we reincarnated into a new?
Love Is Really Just StalkingIf you really care about someone and they say that you don't really know how they are when you're not looking, should you pay attention to them more? Or is it a warning that you should stay away from them?Love Is Really Just Stalking4 years ago in Philosophical More Like This
Then if you do try to see how they are, at what point does curious watching turn into stalking? But if paying attention to someone is stalking, then isn't having friends and paying attention to their lives stalking too?
Should you ever care about someone who you don't really know anyways? Because how can you care about a stranger? You don't.
So is love at first sight just really strong pheromones and sexual/physical attraction? Or is it really the ability to care about a stranger without knowing them?
Because if you do become that person's partner/lover/boyfriend/girlfriend/bestfriend, you begin to watch them and pay attention to how they act, to see how they are. So isn't that stalking? Therefore, is love and dating just socially acceptable and mutual stalking?
And is it only called
Poradnik - jak napisac romans paranormalnyJak napisać romans paranormalnyPoradnik - jak napisac romans paranormalny2 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
Trafiło się nam żyć w takich czasach, że napisanie poczytnej książki tudzież bloga jest łatwiejsze niż kiedykolwiek— wystarczy być człowiekiem jako tako piśmiennym, mieć Worda i dostęp do internetów. Niestety, ta jakże piękna idea równości wobec tworzenia literatury rozbiła się o kant dupy w momencie, gdy światło dzienne ujrzał Zmierzch. Niejaka Stefa M., gospodyni domowa, matka trojga dzieci, absolutnie nienastawiona na robienie kariery, spisuje swój sen, tworząc na jego kanwie jeden z największych bestsellerów w historii literatury — może być coś bardziej motywującego? Wszak ludzie lecą na takie kopciuszkowe historie.
Jak bardzo Bellissima, Eduardo i Alpaka przemówili do rzesz czytelników można się przekonać przechadzając się po Empiku i zachodząc
Swiateczne przygotowaniaUbieranie choinki – mój ulubiony element świąt Bożego Narodzenia. Po dziś dzień pamiętam, jak z rodzicami i bratem ubierałam drzewko. Najzabawniejsze jest umieszczenie świerku w przeznaczonym do tego stojaku. Tata zawsze przeszukuje cały strych, co zajmuje mu masę czasu. Drugie tyle trwa przymocowywanie i przycina drzewka. Nie obywa się też bez obelg kierowanych do igieł sosny, czy co to tam jest. Po prostu choinki. Nie znam się na drzewach. Kolejnym punktem na liście jest znalezienie pudła z bombkami i oddzielenie potłuczonych od tych całych. Zaraz potem wraz z Maćkiem rzucamy się z bombkami na te igły. Tato nas jednak zatrzymuje, bo musi zawiesić lampki. Zanim uda mu się je rozplątać zdążymy wraz z mamą upiec coś słodkiego. By nie dokuczać tacie, który i tak dostaje białej gorączki na widok poplątSwiateczne przygotowania2 years ago in Editorial More Like This
Mini-Guia de DA para hispanosVOCABULARIO DE DAMini-Guia de DA para hispanos5 years ago in General Non-Fiction More Like This
Un poco de vocabulario necesario para navegar por DA sin problemas ^^
Premium Membership: en español sería "Membresía Premium". Aquellos usuarios que deciden dar dinero a DA para obtener mejoras (skins en los journals, decorar el perfil...) que los usuarios gratuitos no tienen, se dice que poseen una Membresía.
Se puede reconocer a los usuarios de membresía porque delante de su nick NUNCA va el símbolo "~", que solo tienen los usuarios gratuitos.
Request: es cuando una persona te pide que le hagas un dibujo gratuitamente. La forma más común de preguntarlo es "Do you take request?".
No probeis a traducir la frase, ya que sería: "Tu haces peticiones?".
Art Trade: lo hacen dos personas, y cada una dibuja lo que le haya pedido la otra
Collabs: a difrencia del art trade, es un dibujo en el que trabajan dos personas.
Comissions: son cómo los request, pero éstos dibujos cuesta
How to Really Write Mask StoriesI suppose the very first thing I should cover here is the difference between writing the plot and writing the story. Despite having similar names those two words mean different things, the plot is the sequence of events in chronological order, while the story is quite literally how the story is told.How to Really Write Mask Stories2 years ago in Stories & Vignettes More Like This
For example if you want to explain the plot of Final Fantasy VII, you should really go Crisis Core Final Fantasy VII-Final Fantasy VII-Advent Children-Dirge of Cerberus. Whereas as we know the way the story's told is VII-Advent Children-Dirge of Cerberus-Crisis Core Final Fantasy VII.
The point is, there's this thing I like to call "Writing the plot as opposed to writing the story" basically what it means is...Actually it's easier just to show you an example, so here is how writing the plot looks:
And then Makoto said "I love you" and kissed Shiro on the lips, before both fell to the ground and made out.
See the scene above has no depth to it, there's nothing to really pull you in
Oh Otis..I know you have your problemsOh Otis..3 months ago in Emotional More Like This
You're facing you're demons
And you want time apart
Isn't that what I was for?
Isn't a relationship
About facing things together?
I should be standing by you
Because I love you
I still do..
I've always said
The thought of losing you
Would be unbearable
I've lost the moisture in my eyes
My body has become rebellious to my needs
My mind has become groggy
You haunt me
But you're not here anymore..
The N00b's Guide To WolfaboosThis guide has been made by the Wolfaboo Research Institute (WRI).The N00b's Guide To Wolfaboos2 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
1. Sane Wolf Fans: While technically not wolfaboos they deserve to be mentioned. They like wolves but don't take their interest in wolves to the extreme like wolfaboos. They may or may not support regulated wolf hunting. They are actually pretty cool people. It's kinda hard to find them on DA.
1.5 Wolf Artists: They draw really good wolf art. The anatomy is good and they aren't sparklewolves. They deserve to be praised.
2. The Underage Wolfaboos: They are a bunch of kids who made their way to DA. Most of the time they don't post any artwork. If they ever see someone posting a different viewpoint from them they use CAPS RAEG on them. They try to insult you, but instead of offending you they end up making you laugh.
"U stooped wolf hatur I hop u die in hell u Bitch!111111!! Ur also a faggot!!!1111"
If you are a troll you will have a lot of fun trolling these guys. 99.9% of the time they ev
repeatwhite screen.repeat3 months ago in Emotional More Like This
I'm staring at the floor, there's a dog staring at my shadow on the floor.
We spend our days on countless hours. Counting the countless dots that paint our picture.
Sometimes it's grey. Little kisses, planted in memories that never happened. But they did.
We don't see it. You don't see it. Hear the scream. Feel the agonizing sting, the shriek and fear implanted in the ones who are to lead us into battle, only to be killed. And so we welcome our deaths face first.
But was that enough? Lie dead on the floor and start counting for the seconds and minutes it will take you to notice that you're still alive..
We didn't want to die.
There is no escape. No easy way out..
You're sitting there. In your chair. A million thoughts fly through your head. Planting more obscene memories for tomorrow, when you wake up and get out of bed.
Only to keep on living and believing in a lie. That's all it ever was..
Just a lie to make you believe that living doesn't m
question5question52 years ago in Emotional More Like This
What if the Bible, the book of Mormon, or any other religious book is all fake and was written by some one that wanted to believe in something just like how the Greek myths were made.
Character Creation TutorialCharacter creation is one of the most enjoyable aspects of being an artist or writer. This is where creativity can truly thrive as a person's imagination shines at its brightest as they form an image of a character that they find special. No matter what kind of art interests a person, characters tend to bring the depth needed to hook the viewer is looking for so that they can focus on the visual or literary piece.Character Creation Tutorial5 years ago in Editorial More Like This
Anyone can create at least one character if they put their mind to it. This tutorial will assist you in setting up your own character(s) that you may enjoy for as long as you wish.
Why make a character?
As previously stated, a character serves high importance in creating a memorable piece of art. Of course, this is not always the case, but that varies depending on the genre that you, the artist or writer, specialize in. Character creation is also an effective way to keep the creative juices in the brain flowing as
questionquestion2 years ago in Emotional More Like This
OK guys answer this one question for me and don't be religious or any thing guys... k
What if this life we live in is the biggest dream ever and when we finally die we are awaken?
ObedienceDeuteronomy 10:12 - "And now, Israel, what does the LORD your God require of you? He requires only that you fear the LORD your God, and live in a way that pleases Him, and love and serve Him with all your heart and soul."Obedience2 years ago in Philosophical More Like This
Anyone who loves God wants to obey Him. Obedience can be hard though sometimes, if we let our own desires get in the way. When we compromise obedience to our loving Father for something we really want or think that we need, it can lead to sin, pull us away from God, or make us miss out on something better that He has planned for us down the road.
Genesis 22 is a perfect example of radical obedience to God. Abraham was promised a son, and after years of disappointment, as well as adultery in order to get a son through one of Sarah's servants, Sarah finally gave birth to Isaac. He and Sarah must have been overjoyed to have this miracle happen to them, that they might have a son of their own after being told that Sarah could not bear children. And then God asked h
kiss me.. so when I tell you that I love you, you'll believe me.kiss me4 months ago in Emotional More Like This
You'll cross the road, wearing your heart on your sleeve for me.
Something done all the time. We're reeling in the lines of our fishing pole.
And I was grateful you'd choose me. Even if there was something better, or faster or hotter then me.
I'm not the best looking I'll admit. But my heart lies on the end of your pen. You're writing and designing on these mountains I've been climbing for years.
And it only takes a second to realize maybe I was wrong. I was young once.
Glancing at your pretty eyes. And your soft hands.
Just thinking to myself if I could ask you the question.
Do you like me? Maybe yes. Maybe no. But it's okay to cross the line every now and then.
It's okay to be honest, and bleed with your vulnerability.
Was it wrong for me to like you? Maybe so.
But that's okay when you're in love. Even if she'd never spare you a look.
Even if he'd ignore you. You're still the sand in the hourglass inside my hand.
HOW TO WRITE YAOI.SO, YOU WANT TO WRITE TEH BEST YAOI EVARR??!11?HOW TO WRITE YAOI.5 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
HOW TO WRITE A BL COMIC--ER, MANGA STORY BY DAIOH--SAKURA AT DEVIANTART.COM.
DESCRIPTION: Guide on how to write TEH BEST YAOI EVARR.
You love to see boys doing the nasty. You love to write about boys doing the nasty. Maybe you love to draw boys doing the nasty. HEY, U NOE WAT??! Maybe you should write a yaoi web comic.
All the cool kids are doing it. And if you do it right, you can become Teh Popularz. Because everyone likes to see men getting it on. And if they dont, theyre probably douche bags. You know that, and I know that.
All you need are a few basic guidelines, DESU~ I have used my Genius Typing Skillz to create a point system for writing your own BL story.
PART ONE: PLOT
Throw it away.
Yaoi is about SEX, you dumbshit. The more plot you have, the more the reader is distracted from your seme and ukes sexy burning passion. God. MINU
NEW 100 drawing challengeNEW 100 drawing challenge3 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
100 (Animaniacs) drawings challenge
This is something like "100 drawings challenge" but this is especially for Animaniacs fans!
There is 100 themes and you have to draw 100 pictures and all of them will contain always one from the themes.
If you want to finish the whole 100 drawings challenge, you have to finish all 100 pictures >8D
> Put this challenge list somewhere on your page or in your journal, so people will know about it, or put a link to this original thing
> You can use any program you want for making pictures
> The pictures must NOT be copied or stolen
> Pictures must comply with DA rules
> If your pictures will contain also characters of others, credit them
> You're allowed to draw anybody from the Animaniacs show. It means all official characters.
> You can use also your own OCs
> Characters can be drawn in your own style (not only in Animaniacs style) and you have no need to draw Animaniacs (it can be whatever you want), but so
LGBTQIAAcceptance: the name for our Gay-Straight Alliance. I don’t think there’s a better way to say what we’re about than that simple word.LGBTQIA7 months ago in Emotional More Like This
“The Bible contains six admonishments to homosexuals and 362 admonishments to heterosexuals. That doesn't mean that God doesn't love heterosexuals. It's just that they need more supervision.” -Lynn Lavner
Americans have been fighting for their civil rights since this country began. Over the years, the faces change but the heart of the matter is always the same: people deserve to be treated like people, and that is an axiom they are willing to fight for.
Last year, over fifty students participated in the Day of Silence. They gave up their voices for one day in reminder of students who did not get the choice to speak. They gave up their ability to fight back, to express themselves because invisibility is more painful than the attacks of any bully. They gave up their voi
Beyond BirthdayBeyond Birthday was the 2nd child taken in at Wammy's House, in an attempt to create a successor for L, and was the serial killer behind the Los Angeles BB Murder Case.Beyond Birthday6 years ago in Biography & Memoir More Like This
He did not appear in the manga, anime, or film series, but the BB Case was briefly alluded to in both manga and anime. He was born with Shinigami Eyes, which allowed him to see and know when exactly people around him would die, as well as knowing their full names. He uses this ability to pick his victims and kill them when they would have been destined to die. It is unknown how he could have possibly been born with the eyes, though Mello wonders if a Shinigami dropped its eyeballs to Earth (instead of a Death Note). Some say that Beyond Birthday is a cannibal, but this, is only a rumour. The novel did not say anything about him eating off his victims' remains. Though, this could be true, information has yet to be revealed. During the investigation of the Los Angeles BB Murder Cases with Naomi Misora, he is described to