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@  Paladin : (26 May 2020 - 08:10 PM)

it's too hugging hot today.

@  -LittleAutob... : (25 May 2020 - 03:39 PM)

I'll agree with you on that.

@  -LittleAutob... : (25 May 2020 - 03:39 PM)

*Figured -_-

@  -LittleAutob... : (25 May 2020 - 03:39 PM)

I fugured

@  Steevy Maximus : (25 May 2020 - 01:37 PM)

I'm actually sad Cyberverse won't get another season. 2 and 3 (of what I've seen) have REALLY nailed it in being fun little actions shows, like the Sunbow series.

@  Rycochet : (25 May 2020 - 01:00 PM)

Yes.

@  Maximus Ambus : (25 May 2020 - 12:52 PM)

I'm waiting for Animated season 4. Am I insane?

@  wonko the sane? : (25 May 2020 - 11:22 AM)

I'm waiting for the next season to show up on netflix.

@  Sabrblade : (25 May 2020 - 10:59 AM)

Many of us have already watched the rest of the Cyberverse episodes since the whole third season aired in the UK last September.

@  -LittleAutob... : (25 May 2020 - 10:18 AM)

*9th

@  -LittleAutob... : (25 May 2020 - 10:17 AM)

I just saw the 8th episode... omg

@  Bass X0 : (25 May 2020 - 01:28 AM)

Already seen it online.

@  -LittleAutob... : (24 May 2020 - 09:42 PM)

Who's excited for tomorrow? The only thing that makes Monday worth it is the Cyberverse episodes .-.

@  wonko the sane? : (24 May 2020 - 12:30 PM)

Welcome. I just came into that trick myself recently, so happy to share.

@  Nevermore : (24 May 2020 - 12:05 PM)

Thanks, wonko the sane? for the tip with the cloning. That helped a lot!

@  -LittleAutob... : (24 May 2020 - 12:02 PM)

Heheh.... yes... I don't think a sniper would be very good at making a vaccine... 0.0

@  Nevermore : (24 May 2020 - 11:48 AM)

All right! Cloning my old HHD to an SSD and then swapping out the drive was successful, it would appear. Finally.

@  Bass X0 : (24 May 2020 - 11:30 AM)

Scientist Perceptor is. Sniper Perceptor less so.

@  -LittleAutob... : (24 May 2020 - 10:51 AM)

Perceptor would be more responsible.

@  -LittleAutob... : (24 May 2020 - 10:48 AM)

Oof x~x

@  TheMightyMol... : (24 May 2020 - 10:45 AM)

He'd cure the virus, but he'd probably commit at least two crimes against nature and weaponize a third in the process.

@  -LittleAutob... : (24 May 2020 - 09:39 AM)

'Horrible consequences' would most likely happen with Brainstorm...

@  -LittleAutob... : (24 May 2020 - 08:16 AM)

Totally. And Percy's not even human. XD

@  TheMightyMol... : (24 May 2020 - 06:50 AM)

Can't do much worse than our current government, I say go for it.

@  Sabrblade : (23 May 2020 - 10:13 PM)

Little do we realize that the Perceptor in question is the Mini-Con combiner. :p

@  -LittleAutob... : (23 May 2020 - 10:11 PM)

He would!!!

@  -LittleAutob... : (23 May 2020 - 10:11 PM)

Horrible consequences? I... Doubt that would happen.

@  wonko the sane? : (23 May 2020 - 09:55 PM)

Even if he would come up with the answer by tomorrow.

@  wonko the sane? : (23 May 2020 - 09:54 PM)

I'd rather not deal with the horrible but unintended consequences of that.

@  -LittleAutob... : (23 May 2020 - 09:52 PM)

Lets let Perceptor make a vaccine for COVID-19. Who agrees with me :)

@  -LittleAutob... : (23 May 2020 - 08:43 PM)

I'll take your word for it. =D

@  TM2-Megatron : (23 May 2020 - 08:42 PM)

Although the TV edits of Robocop do contain some hilarity

@  TM2-Megatron : (23 May 2020 - 08:41 PM)

I can't think of any instance where sanitizing a film is a good thing.

@  -LittleAutob... : (23 May 2020 - 06:42 PM)

.... and thats a good thing? :doh

@  Steevy Maximus : (23 May 2020 - 06:39 PM)

I'm watching Predator on Starz! That means it has all the language and gore uncensored!

@  Sabrblade : (23 May 2020 - 04:23 PM)

*grabs popcorn*

@  -LittleAutob... : (23 May 2020 - 12:49 PM)

*watching everyone argue* O^O

@  fourteenwings : (23 May 2020 - 10:22 AM)

By that logic we might as well just get rid of the Shoutbox wholesale! I'd rather have like 3 or 4 things stuck for a week or so than one person dominating the whole thing (no offense Nevermore).

@  PlutoniumBoss : (23 May 2020 - 03:30 AM)

I would argue that "full of something one doesn't read" and "devoid of reading material" are functionally identical at the end-user level. :D

@  NotVeryKnightly : (22 May 2020 - 07:58 PM)

If it emptied, it would become empty.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (22 May 2020 - 07:53 PM)

It would be the same effect as if the shoutbox simply emptied once or twice a week.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (22 May 2020 - 07:27 PM)

I don't see how having walls of the same guy on top whenever I go to any page on this site is "refreshing".

@  PlutoniumBoss : (22 May 2020 - 06:10 PM)

I don't know, I find the occasional flushing of the box to be refreshing.

@  Telly : (22 May 2020 - 04:20 PM)

but its gets annoying seeing a wall of text from him that takes up most of the shoutbox

@  PlutoniumBoss : (22 May 2020 - 03:53 PM)

Eh, that's just Nevermore.

@  fourteenwings : (22 May 2020 - 12:11 AM)

@Nevermore: Good rule of thumb is if you feel like you need not just multiple statements but also multiple shouts to make a point, best just make a thread.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 May 2020 - 05:36 PM)

Dude, do you just, not know when to stop?

@  Nevermore : (21 May 2020 - 03:35 PM)

Instead of "I have only ten hours to get all my stuff from place A to place B", it's more like "I temporarily stored 90% of my stuff in easily accessible place C in my spare time, so now I have ten hours to get the remaining 10% of my stuff over to the new place before permanently saying goodbye to the old place".

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 May 2020 - 03:33 PM)

At these point you two are just repeating what you already said.

@  Nevermore : (21 May 2020 - 03:32 PM)

Again using my "moving apartments" analogy. If you can store the stuff you don't immediately need for everyday life somewhere else, it reduces the critical time of permanently switching your primary base of residence over to the new place because there's less stuff to move when the time comes.


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#81 Copper Bezel

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Posted 03 July 2014 - 04:39 PM

I really don't know what socially acceptable responses there are to Kira's picture that don't reinforce stereotypes on some level, and I feel rather awkwardly like the picture is being presented for scrutiny in a way that requires response, but responses seem overly personal in context .... 

 

Whatever. Kira Kira, I'd like to observe in the least boundary-unaware way available that you are, in fact, quite an attractive lady, and separately, in an on-topic way, that I do find the contrast between the first two images really surprising.


Edited by Copper Bezel, 03 July 2014 - 04:39 PM.

Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
 
Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?

 


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Posted 03 July 2014 - 06:04 PM

Oh, and the HRT also changes the libido and stops spontaneous erections. Which is very convenient, lol

Interesting. I always thought it was an odd thing that guys get those anyway.

 

But yeh just stumbled into this thread, and I'm interested in learning more about gender identites here.

I'd never came across some of the terms used here before. I guess despite never being an especially "manly" man I'm definatley Cisgender/cissexual. I am somewhat frigid around women though, but thats more of a self confidence thing I think because I'm definately attracted to them .



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Posted 03 July 2014 - 06:20 PM

First off I in no way want to make anyone here feel awkward! While I would appreciate positive comments on my photos (and who wouldn't want that sort of positive feedback?) I didn't post them only to seek praise.
I was hoping that:
a) Other members would jump on the throwbackthursday thing.
b) Show the other trans women in this thread the effects of hormones.
c) Maybe inspire some other members who might be afraid to post photos that it's ok, and there would be no negativity given.
d) Receive some positive feedback on how my transition is going physically.

So yeah, Copper no need to dance around words. If you want to say "Kira, you're pretty!" just say it! That sort of thing isn't offensive and in fact cam brighten someone's day! (in this case mine, ha)

And yeah between the first two pics the only difference are really A LOT of makeup, different clothes, and different hairstyle. Shows how easy it can be to change someone's perception of your gender. (though in full disclosure in the photo on the right I was on a "trial run" of hormones for 3 weeks, but the physical changes are negligible for that short amount of time)
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Posted 03 July 2014 - 06:24 PM

c) Maybe inspire some other members who might be afraid to post photos that it's ok, and there would be no negativity given.
 

That's the other reason why I'm nervous to do so.



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Posted 03 July 2014 - 06:36 PM

People always post while I'm typing my responses! Grrr...

Oh, and the HRT also changes the libido and stops spontaneous erections. Which is very convenient, lol

Interesting. I always thought it was an odd thing that guys get those anyway.
 
But yeh just stumbled into this thread, and I'm interested in learning more about gender identites here.
I'd never came across some of the terms used here before. I guess despite never being an especially "manly" man I'm definatley Cisgender/cissexual. I am somewhat frigid around women though, but thats more of a self confidence thing I think because I'm definately attracted to them .
Well welcome! I hope you enjoy learning with all of us!

I just want to point out something. You said you're attracted to women as if that's a reason you are cisgender and not transgender BUT sexual identity and gender identity are different and separate concepts. For example I'm pansexual (which is basically like being bisexual, except I'm more open to gender variable people) and I have friends who are both trans women and diehard lesbians.
So you would say you're a straight, cisgender man... expressing two separate concepts that make you.
Also, yeah, girls cam be terrifying! But I also find guys terrifying, so that shows how attraction can scare us.

EDIT EDIT EDIT EDIT

Alexis, don't feel pressured but I can almost certainly assure you that no one will harass you. The rules of the Allspark still apply here, and mods don't like trolling.
But again you don't have to post if you're really afraid. The last thing I want is for you to feel uncomfortable, kiddo!

Edited by Kira Kira, 03 July 2014 - 06:44 PM.

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#86 BlitzwingHaz

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Posted 03 July 2014 - 06:43 PM

Sorry, I should have elaborated on that. I realise there is a distinction between sexual and gender identity.

I didn't mean I'm cisgender because I'm attracted to women. I feel comfortable with my body/gender too, its just some of the sociatal expectations on men that I don't identify with (being strong, vulgar, reckless etc) but I don't idetify more with female stereotypes (aside from enjoying power ballads :D)

Sorry if I'm not making much sense I;ve had a few drinks. :D



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Posted 03 July 2014 - 07:13 PM

Kira,

First, thank you tremendously for putting yourself out there with this thread and being willing to be a voice for a community that most of us have little exposure to. I can't imagine the amount of courage that takes.

Second, I'm hoping that you can expand upon a couple of issues that you've already alluded to. You've mentioned how much more of a beneficial impact that HRT can have if started before puberty. As a parent, how would you suggest I keep an open environment for my children to be able to express any potential gender dysphoria concerns? And, given you alluded to some people finding HRT or other gender reassignment techniques to create for them a gender that seems equally a poor fit to their biological one, how would I begin to help my child determine the right course of action? When are they old enough to have a firm grasp of their desired gender?

Big questions, I know, but I'd love to hear any insight you might be willing to share. :)

Edit: Of course, Alexis is also in a unique position to offer thoughts on these questions, and her contemporary thoughts would be very much appreciated as well. :)

Edited by Shattered, 03 July 2014 - 07:35 PM.


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Posted 03 July 2014 - 07:29 PM

Sorry, this isn't really answering you, but:

 

As a parent, how would you suggest I keep an open environment for my children to be able to express any potential gender dysphasia concerns?

 

"Dysphoria" is a state of distress and dissatisfaction.  "Dysphasia" is an inability to speak due to brain damage.  The words are fairly similar, but it's probably not the best mix-up to make. >_<


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Posted 03 July 2014 - 07:34 PM

Sorry, auto-correct. Didn't even catch that it changed my word.

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Posted 03 July 2014 - 08:04 PM

Thanks a ton, Shattered!

I'm actually a person who has been very controlled by her anxieties and fears, so hearing everyone say I'm courageous is very heartening. I feel like with all of your support backing me up that I can actually be that courageous woman!

 

You've mentioned how much more of a beneficial impact that HRT can have if started before puberty. As a parent, how would you suggest I keep an open environment for my children to be able to express any potential gender dysphoria concerns?

 

OK, so first off the easy one: let your child play with whatever toy they want to play with. I'm sure you're doing this already, and is really just good parenting IMO. Next I'd maybe explain to my child that they shouldn't be afraid to tell you anything, that they can tell you any secret, and that you will love them unconditionally. Actually saying this can mean a lot, even if you feel that's already the relationship you have with them.

Other than that I can't really say because they will be the ones leading where everything goes. As a parent the most you can do is be open minded and receptive!

 

And, given you alluded to some people finding HRT or other gender reassignment techniques to create for them a gender that seems equally a poor fit to their biological one, how would I begin to help my child determine the right course of action?

 

Did I suggest that? I guess some people discover they really aren't transgender after starting HRT, or god forbid, after they've had Sexual Reassignment Surgery (SRS)... but that's really not something for you as a parent to worry about. I'm assuming your child is young and at any age before puberty and form of transition is going to purely be a non-permanent. I believe that HRT for pre-pubescent trans children is only started around the time actual puberty would start.

If your child says outright "I'm a girl/I'm a boy" (whichever is the opposite of their assigned birth gender) then the thing to do is start treating them as such. Clothes can be very gendered so ask them if they'd like to try wearing their opposite gender's clothes around the house. Make sure they know it's safe!
And if they aren't outright saying something like that to you then keep your eyes open for the subtler signs, and reinforce them. Your boy likes to wear his hair long? Don't make him cut it too short. Your girl wants her hair short?  Same thing.

 

I bring up hair and clothes because as a child those are really two of the most gendered things about children. If all children were bald and wore white jumpsuits IMO it would be more difficult to differentiate the boys from the girls (and they'd look pretty weird too!) There are other, more subtle signs but a lot of those can be false positives I think. A boy who isn't interested in sports doesn't automatically isn't automatically a trans girl; a girl who plays a little rough isn't necessarily a trans boy. But something like a young boy asking why he doesn't get to wear dresses too? That might be a red flag.

 

When are they old enough to have a firm grasp of their desired gender?

 

Ah, well younger than you'd probably think.

On Facebook I follow a transgender support group and there are some moms on there who post pictures of their little girls, their transgender little girls mind you, and they're probably 4-6 ish, IDK maybe a little older.

So these little girls are lucky enough to have wonderful, supportive parents who let them explore their gender identity.

 

And that's the most important thing really, letting your child explore. You aren't instantly committing them to a life in one gender or another. Now school adds a layer of complication but at home they should feel accepted no matter who they are.

 

Oh, and I would definitely look for a therapist who specializes in gender and children if this comes up. They can help everyone work through it, get the resources you need, and offer support through it all!

 

But yeah, that's my two cents on the matter.

 

And of course if I somehow missed anything or you have more question please ask!


Edited by Kira Kira, 03 July 2014 - 08:07 PM.

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Posted 03 July 2014 - 08:11 PM

The support and openness from this place is truly something special. I've been a member of The Allspark Forums and its predecessors for close to half of my life at this point. and although I've been mostly lurking all this time, I never would have stayed around purely out of love for Transformers if I hadn't felt this was an inclusive community.

 

And thanks to this thread helping me to understand myself better and to admit to myself things that, in hindsight, I had known for a very long time, I feel confident enough to actually broach the subject with my mom this weekend. I'll see how that goes before actually telling my sister or my father. I used to think I'd carry this secret of sorts to my grave so things are definitely looking up :).



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Posted 03 July 2014 - 08:31 PM

... but that's really not something for you as a parent to worry about. I'm assuming your child is young and at any age before puberty and form of transition is going to purely be a non-permanent.

 

And that's the most important thing really, letting your child explore. You aren't instantly committing them to a life in one gender or another. Now school adds a layer of complication but at home they should feel accepted no matter who they are.


Thanks, Kira. That's tremendously valuable perspective on this issue. Like so many decisions faced by young parents, it's easy to turn them into huge, finite, and final decisions in your head. It can become paralytic to have that "but what if I get this wrong/what if I'm doing my child harm?" floating around in the back of your mind. But as you say, like so many other things it's a process of gradual learning and growing for children - and for their parents as well. It's not one final decision with a lifetime of consequences, it's a process of exploration.

Thanks so much.

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Posted 03 July 2014 - 10:01 PM

EDIT EDIT EDIT EDIT

Alexis, don't feel pressured but I can almost certainly assure you that no one will harass you. The rules of the Allspark still apply here, and mods don't like trolling.
But again you don't have to post if you're really afraid. The last thing I want is for you to feel uncomfortable, kiddo!

 

Thanks. =)

 

Mainly, I'm just really self conciouss about how I look, and puberty has been negatively affecting me a lot. I have a lot of body hair, and I've grown a lot. Last time I measured myself I was 6'4".

 

Also, unrealated to how I look: my voice is getting deeper. Which is utterly awful.



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Posted 03 July 2014 - 10:15 PM

Tall girls are the sexiest.

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#96 Kira Kira

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Posted 03 July 2014 - 10:31 PM

EDIT EDIT EDIT EDIT
Alexis, don't feel pressured but I can almost certainly assure you that no one will harass you. The rules of the Allspark still apply here, and mods don't like trolling.
But again you don't have to post if you're really afraid. The last thing I want is for you to feel uncomfortable, kiddo!

Thanks. =)
 
Mainly, I'm just really self conciouss about how I look, and puberty has been negatively affecting me a lot. I have a lot of body hair, and I've grown a lot. Last time I measured myself I was 6'4".
 
Also, unrealated to how I look: my voice is getting deeper. Which is utterly awful.

I'm so sorry you have to go through this. I know how having you body change in ways you didn't want is devastating, but don't dwell on it and never regret. All you can do is keep moving forward!
You're still very young and HRT would still do you well, even if you don't start for a few years. And if you start while still a teen you might even get some bone growth in your hips! Supposedly this can happen to girls who transition young, once you hit 21 ish most of the changes will be body fat only.
So don't fret, and like Shattered said guys and girls sometimes go crazy for tall girls!
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Posted 04 July 2014 - 07:15 AM

On the other hand, the credits of that D&D edition include two people (Zak S and RPGPundit) who out right harass trans members of the game design world...



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Posted 04 July 2014 - 12:41 PM

On the other hand, the credits of that D&D edition include two people (Zak S and RPGPundit) who out right harass trans members of the game design world...

 

It really strikes me as a marketing ploy.  There's good publicity to be had here, and people with no method of expressing themselves IRL could easily become devoted fans - possibly remaining fans even after they transition or grow to understand themselves, since the game gave them something they desperately needed.  Not necessarily ill-intended, just not necessarily out of good will either.  What interests me more is the fact that the company sees transgenders as a worthwhile demographic.


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Posted 04 July 2014 - 05:09 PM

Eariler today I was thinking about how much I was fangirling over something. I then started tearing up because of how right the word "fangirling" felt.


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Posted 05 July 2014 - 05:50 AM

Eariler today I was thinking about how much I was fangirling over something. I then started tearing up because of how right the word "fangirling" felt.

That's wonderful! (Well, aside from the tearing up part.)





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