look what the mailman just gave me!

Amazon Japan FINALLY sent me the first of two copies of "The Invisible Orientation" by swankivy that i pre-ordered nearly a month ago. why on earth Amazon could only procure one of my two copies is beyond me, but whatever.

Yuki already approves of this book and i’ll be parking myself in a cafe with it later today. i’m a slowass reader so don’t expect comments too soon, but i’m going to do my best to get through this quickly as this will be the highlighted copy that i forward to my mom. :)

….omg, you guys. 1,500 followers??? YOU GUYS ARE SO AMAZING. THANK YOU!!
wtf did i do to deserve this?? nothing! but i swear i’ll do my best to make this blog worthy of following. the pressure is on?!
i haven’t posted lately because work has kept me busy, i’ve been sifting through over 50+ asks on another blog that i manage and i’m gearing up to take the Japanese driving test on Monday (streeesss!), but i’ll get back to posting regularly asap!
thanks again to all my followers! if i had something worth giving away i’d do a giveaway to celebrate or something….

….omg, you guys. 1,500 followers??? YOU GUYS ARE SO AMAZING. THANK YOU!!

wtf did i do to deserve this?? nothing! but i swear i’ll do my best to make this blog worthy of following. the pressure is on?!

i haven’t posted lately because work has kept me busy, i’ve been sifting through over 50+ asks on another blog that i manage and i’m gearing up to take the Japanese driving test on Monday (streeesss!), but i’ll get back to posting regularly asap!

thanks again to all my followers! if i had something worth giving away i’d do a giveaway to celebrate or something….

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ragingqueermisandrist:

on the same topic, u need to stop saying aromantics can love ‘just like everybody else!’ bc yes platonic love is just as valid as romantic love, but it is not the same. when ppl ask if i love them i know it won’t be the way they’re expecting, and when you enforce their right to expect something of me i can’t give, you. are. not. helping. me.

life-of-an-asexual

articulatingasexual:

So I totally understand why someone would explain asexuality to friends/family with the “but asexuals can still get married, have loving relationships, have children, etc” because it might be easier for them to comprehend… but the conversation can’t stop there. 

Because, yeah, while asexual people can do all of those things, let’s not forgot about those who decide not to. Let’s not have this half definition of asexuality that has people assuming that all asexuals will eventually get married and have kids and will be in committed relationships. Because aromantic asexuals are also a part of our community and we can’t forget to include them. 

but-im-a-tomboy

but-im-a-tomboy:

‘The right to be handsome’: Clothing for gender non-conforming people on the rise

A great bit by PBS about finding that perfect-fitting outfit through customized/tailored clothes.

Rachel Tutera says it wasn’t until she started wearing boy’s clothes as a pre-teen, that she started to feel like the most authentic version of herself. Yet the 29-year-old says shopping for clothes in the men’s department left her feeling insecure and self-conscious. Nothing ever fit her proportions. So she was resigned to thinking that’s just the way it was.

So she approached the New York based made-to-order-men’s suit company, "Bindle and Keep" convincing the owner that he was overlooking an under-served market…Not only masculine women, but also transgender men and other gender non-conforming people who want well-fitting, men’s suits. 

epochryphal

epochryphal:

a-spoon-is-born:

shwetanarayan:

zeekubeast:

wigglyflippingout:

ladynorbert:

Okay, Tumblr, let’s make this go viral. You all know that representation in the media is desperately needed, and this game is delivering what many of the big-name games haven’t. Pumpkin Online is made by a development team headed by an African-American woman and they’re aiming to make this game as inclusive and friendly as possible. This is a farming/romance sim mixed up with an adventure MMORPG and made incredibly diverse.

You want to play a non-binary character? You got it! You want a range of races in your NPC neighbors? Done! Clothing choices and body features not restricted by gender? It’s in there! Relationships in no way affected by gender or lack of gender? Yes, that too!

Let’s get this thing going viral and help promote the Kickstarter (link in the article) so that everyone gets the chance to play the character they want to play. Reblog buttons, do your thing!

YOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO YOU GUYYYYSSSSSSSSSSSS

reblogging this again with a link to their Kickstarter here

I WANT THIS SO MUCH

This looks pretty cool:

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ok this does look really really good

my kingdom for ethical polyamory and unlinking romance/sex