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jemeryl:

skysquids:

i have never been hassled by cis women or anybody for using the women’s bathroom. but every time i use a public bathroom, i still feel a little twinge of fear. because i am afraid of cis people, at least a little bit, at all times.

I think the chances of this…

Do you do the group thing? I mean your’re a woman you should go with a friend. With groups of women they are less likely to give you shit right? I mean if the group is of friends it is no big deal. When I had a friend transition I was confused the first time I saw her go in. Someone told me “they change the bathroom they use when it feels right for them.” So after that we included her in the makeup checks. I might be truly ignorant but going with friends could make even a few experiences feel safe?

i do the group thing often.  the thing is, most of my friends are other trans women.  so when we go in a group, people are more likely to notice us & comment.  but in groups i’m also way less likely to give a shit because there are more of us.

i watched madoka magica rebellion. i cried through about 80% of it. i loved it, but i have so many mixed feelings about the ending. i wanna talk about it, so there will be spoilers in the notes. <3

darknephilim:

skysquids:

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i felt a lot of different ways about homura’s actions at the end.  but i guess i disagree that they were out of character.  i’ll give my reasons here:

  • homura has always acted based on her desire to save madoka.  she was willing to let anyone die and negate countless timelines in order to save madoka.
  • homura felt, and stated clearly, that madoka no longer being a person and being forgotten by everyone was too cruel a fate.
  • homura wished that she would be strong enough to protect madoka.  until the moment that she became a demon, that wish was never really fulfilled.
  • in that moment where she steals madoka’s power, i believe that she was acting selfishly out of her desire for madoka to be a girl again so that they could be together.  all she ever wanted was for madoka to remain a girl and not become something else.  but also in that moment homura was still a witch - she was caught in all of her built up despair and loneliness.  as a witch, i think she’s like the worst version of herself.  so i think it makes sense that all of her love and protectiveness would have a negative side in that moment.

i feel like the show ended in a way that was an unhappy ending for the characters but a happy ending for the universe.  this movie was the opposite - its the happy ending that we all desperately want for the characters, but possibly at the cost of a happy world.  like us the viewers, homura wants more of madoka - even if that spoils everything.  i think overall i like this ending, but that the story will continue.  i think homura and madoka will have to stop pretending and resolve this conflict eventually.

Fun fact about Rebellion: The writer originally planned for madoka to take homura away and for them to be happy and that be it, but the director said “no” and I think it’s so that they can potentially make more out of the franchise since they know it has a profitable following.

But just know, things were supposed to go better.

yeah, i did read that, and i think its important.  this is also why i like the ending - it has a feel of wrongness because, like homura, the fanbase and the producers want more madoka - its wrong, the characters should leave reality.  its wrong to call them all back.  if they’re going to stretch it out like that, it should feel wrong, you know?

i watched madoka magica rebellion. i cried through about 80% of it. i loved it, but i have so many mixed feelings about the ending. i wanna talk about it, so there will be spoilers in the notes. <3

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i felt a lot of different ways about homura’s actions at the end.  but i guess i disagree that they were out of character.  i’ll give my reasons here:

  • homura has always acted based on her desire to save madoka.  she was willing to let anyone die and negate countless timelines in order to save madoka.
  • homura felt, and stated clearly, that madoka no longer being a person and being forgotten by everyone was too cruel a fate.
  • homura wished that she would be strong enough to protect madoka.  until the moment that she became a demon, that wish was never really fulfilled.
  • in that moment where she steals madoka’s power, i believe that she was acting selfishly out of her desire for madoka to be a girl again so that they could be together.  all she ever wanted was for madoka to remain a girl and not become something else.  but also in that moment homura was still a witch - she was caught in all of her built up despair and loneliness.  as a witch, i think she’s like the worst version of herself.  so i think it makes sense that all of her love and protectiveness would have a negative side in that moment.

i feel like the show ended in a way that was an unhappy ending for the characters but a happy ending for the universe.  this movie was the opposite - its the happy ending that we all desperately want for the characters, but possibly at the cost of a happy world.  like us the viewers, homura wants more of madoka - even if that spoils everything.  i think overall i like this ending, but that the story will continue.  i think homura and madoka will have to stop pretending and resolve this conflict eventually.

femfreq:

Here’s a video from our Internetting While Female panel with Carolyn Petit, Katherine Cross and I at GaymerX last week.

it makes me sad that i don’t see her more, but i’m glad katherine is off being brilliant at all the conferences.  definitely worth watching to hear smart women talk about video games and their experience analyzing video games.

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