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July 19, 2013, 12:16:32 AM
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Re: Anything new going on with you?
« Reply #50 on: July 19, 2013, 12:16:32 AM »
In these exciting socially changing times, can one truly pin down a proper label for one's sexual attraction?

July 19, 2013, 02:09:24 AM
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Re: Anything new going on with you?
« Reply #51 on: July 19, 2013, 02:09:24 AM »
yeah dude it's not hard

well okay i mean if you're a dude and you're around whenever gender you're into maybe it is hard HEYOOOOO

July 22, 2013, 02:07:07 AM
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Re: Anything new going on with you?
« Reply #52 on: July 22, 2013, 02:07:07 AM »
i think your boss is trying to fuck you

July 22, 2013, 05:05:13 AM
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Re: Anything new going on with you?
« Reply #53 on: July 22, 2013, 05:05:13 AM »
I'm Joshi's boss. And if he wants to keep his job, I'm naked and covered in whipcream, if he licks it off slow enough there's a prrrrrrrrrrrrromotion in it for him.

In these exciting socially changing times, can one truly pin down a proper label for one's sexual attraction?


This is why I say I'm pansexual, it lowers the amount of questions asked.
Men, Transwomen, Natural Women, and if it were legal, other things too.

I think the only thing that doesn't turn me on are... Animals that are not ungulates and Transmen. They always seem to turn out looking like super butch lesbians, plus it's always awkward when you undress each other and go. "DUDE YOU HAVE A VAG!" and "DUDETTE YOU'VE GOT A COCK!"  and then we both go. "I WANT ONE SO BADLY!"

It's unpleasent and usually kills the mood.
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July 22, 2013, 12:34:03 PM
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Re: Anything new going on with you?
« Reply #54 on: July 22, 2013, 12:34:03 PM »
Please tell me you're talking about furrie stuff and not ACTUAL animals. Because it's kind of sounding like the latter.

July 22, 2013, 12:40:26 PM
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Re: Anything new going on with you?
« Reply #55 on: July 22, 2013, 12:40:26 PM »
> Disapproval of anyone's fetish or attraction to anything or life choices regardless of health concerns etc etc etc

Something about cisscum patriarchal mysoginistic animalfuckerphobia etc etc I dunno

July 22, 2013, 02:45:23 PM
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Re: Anything new going on with you?
« Reply #56 on: July 22, 2013, 02:45:23 PM »
Actually fucking animals is pretty bad fyi because animals are nonsentient and cannot give consent.  Additionally their junk is generally not compatible with our junk and can be pretty uncomfortable for them.

It's just overall a bad thing to do to them.

July 22, 2013, 03:26:57 PM
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Re: Anything new going on with you?
« Reply #57 on: July 22, 2013, 03:26:57 PM »
yeah, octopuses are very intelligent, but they're not verbal. i guess they would be the one who initiates it with their tentacles, or at least that's what the other person would claim. still though..that octopus don't want none of that.

i have the civil service exam coming up for a clerk position at the city, so i've been trying to memorize all the stuff for that. I'm kind of nervous about the math section. the girl who broke up with me wanted to get back together, but i decided to just remain friends with her, and told her this. i haven't heard back from her, so i guess she's not interested in that.

July 22, 2013, 09:03:35 PM
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Re: Anything new going on with you?
« Reply #58 on: July 22, 2013, 09:03:35 PM »
I don't know if your civil service exam is anything like Louisiana's, but ours was pitifully easy.

> Disapproval of anyone's fetish or attraction to anything or life choices regardless of health concerns etc etc etc

Something about cisscum patriarchal mysoginistic animalfuckerphobia etc etc I dunno

I had no idea "cisgender" was a thing until recently. I thought it was just an opposite to transgender but then I also learned it's used as a derogatory term and being a "cismale" (someone born biologically male that also identifies as male) is actually a terrible thing.

Which is good to know that because I agree with my born sex that I am a terrible person?

EDIT: I should probably clarify that I am usually on board with gender studies stuff and find it all fascinating and relevant, I just don't think any gender/sexualism should be seen as inherently bad by anyone.
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July 23, 2013, 12:00:58 AM
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Re: Anything new going on with you?
« Reply #59 on: July 23, 2013, 12:00:58 AM »
Nobody without severe social problems thinks cisgender people are inherently "terrible". The wider trans community does not, on Tumblr or otherwise.

July 23, 2013, 01:03:51 AM
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Re: Anything new going on with you?
« Reply #60 on: July 23, 2013, 01:03:51 AM »
In the last year alone, I learned far more than I needed and wanted to about gender identity and social justice.

July 23, 2013, 07:03:40 AM
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Re: Anything new going on with you?
« Reply #61 on: July 23, 2013, 07:03:40 AM »
Why is EVERY FUCKING TOPIC about transgender people???? Seriously Hol, you don't have to talk about that constantly!! Real people have other things going on than their sexual and gender identities!! Try acting like a real person!!


Anyway, the other day, I still hadn't gotten any answers, and I went to the doctor for one last effort to figure out what my problem was. I've been really tired, really dizzy, getting that pins and needles feeling in my hands for no reason, still having occasional fluttering chest sensations, headaches, wobbly legs, going up stairs leaves me feeling like I need a damn nap, and basically I'm just completely useless anymore.  Almost every time I eat, I feel too lightheaded to walk around for at least a few hours.  In the shower the other day I started getting really dizzy and having trouble breathing, my heart was beating way too fast, and I had to get out. Now, I've had all these sorts of symptoms before, but not since high school, when I was severely ill and diagnosed with iron deficiency anemia. Thing is, my blood work came up fairly normal, as far as indicators for that condition go. So it had to be something else.

The doctors did more blood work, and a few days later I got an email from my doctor: apparently, my B12 levels were "very low" and I have h. Pylori bacteria. B12 deficiency basically accounts for every one of my awful symptoms lately. The h. Pylori might explain why I have been having stomach problems for a very long time.

So yesterday I went back to the doctors, and they took even more blood. They prescribed me two antibiotics that I need to take with Prilosec to kill the bacteria.

They told me normal people have B12 levels in the 500-600 or more range, and my level was 120. The thing about B12 deficiency is it's very rare in people who are not 1) living in an impoverished third world country, or 2) very old, or 3) a strict vegetarian or vegan, or 4) have a serious eating disorder where they don't eat anything. You get B12 from eating meat and animal products, or even vitamin fortified breakfast cereals, and I eat that stuff most of the time. Besides that, your liver can store backup B12 for several years.

Since I am not any of those things, they're testing me to see if I have celiac disease, or any other stomach or intestinal issues (like chrohns) which would impede my ability to absorb any B12 I take in orally. They're also checking me for pernicious anemia.

Pernicious anemia is where your body makes antibodies against the cells of your stomach that absorb B12 FOR NO REASON AT ALL. Your body just wants you dead. It's just a funny prank that nature decides to play on people sometimes.

So, if it turns out that I have any of those, but especially pernicious anemia, I might have to get B12 injections for the rest of my life. If not, I should be fine just taking a high dose oral supplement.

I kind of wonder, since I've had a similar experience before, if I haven't always had a deficiency, and just somehow wasn't exhibiting very strong symptoms for a few years there? I dunno. Anyway, I'm not freaking out too much yet. At least they finally figured out what my problem is, and there is a solution, even if it means I'm basically tethered to a doctor's office for the rest of my life. It could be a lot worse. It's also nice to know that I wasn't imagining there was something wrong with me? It's frustrating feeling sick all the time but nobody can figure out why and nobody believes you. When you're as tired and useless as I've been feeling lately, people think you're just being lazy.

I really can't wait to be given that B12 shot. I want to feel like a normal person and get back to my life again.

July 23, 2013, 06:28:45 PM
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Re: Anything new going on with you?
« Reply #62 on: July 23, 2013, 06:28:45 PM »
Nobody without severe social problems thinks cisgender people are inherently "terrible". The wider trans community does not, on Tumblr or otherwise.

This is good to know! I am glad what I saw was just an extreme example and not indicative of a wider train of thought.
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July 23, 2013, 06:31:23 PM
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Re: Anything new going on with you?
« Reply #63 on: July 23, 2013, 06:31:23 PM »
It's good they've found out what's wrong Squish. Let's hope it's not the more serious problem where you need injections -- best of luck.
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July 24, 2013, 01:20:29 AM
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Re: Anything new going on with you?
« Reply #64 on: July 24, 2013, 01:20:29 AM »
Yeah, cisgender is an actual thing, and it's an okay thing.  It's a good way to say "I identify as what I was born as" without calling it "normal," as that carries the assumption that trans- is abnormal and therefore wrong.

July 24, 2013, 06:19:52 AM
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Re: Anything new going on with you?
« Reply #65 on: July 24, 2013, 06:19:52 AM »
situation mansplained

July 28, 2013, 11:32:27 PM
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Re: Anything new going on with you?
« Reply #66 on: July 28, 2013, 11:32:27 PM »
You want to know what's new? YOU WANT TO KNOW WHAT'S NEW? I'LL TELL YOU WHAT!

As of late the job at which I'm working has been taking terrible decisions. It got a new important contract and it hired a few new peoples. Nothing wrong there so far, right. But then, they realized they would need a LOT of people, so they came upstairs and told some of us they were going to need us to work on that new contract by the 19th of August. The problem? I heard lots of stuff about how the work is handled downstairs, and I'm not interested in being in that kind of environment. Beside I already love what I've been doing for the past 5 years, and I do a very good job. So why go away now? But hey, it doesn't matter. They basically told me if I didn't agree to move, they could not guarantee I could stay in the future. WHAT THE F---!!? I'm literally the first hired in the whole company by now! Even the boss wasn't here before me! And to add insult to injury, they're not even getting off their asses to replace me or anyone else that's moving to that new contract as of now. There was a new guy last week, but the old man decided working on a computer wasn't his thing after I gave him the password to login. We hadn't even started the work! I'm on vacation in a week, for 2 weeks, so looks like if there ever is a new person, he or she will have to train by him/herself.

What else is new? Oh right. Going to the theater on Friday the 19th with a friend. Park my car, lock the doors, go watch the movie. Come back to the parking lot, heading for my car. Suddenly realize we get to the end of the parking lot without seeing my car. We first think we just missed it accidently. Until... I recognize one of the car that was parked right next to mine. With an EMPTY SLOT where mine was. MY CAR WAS STOLEN! Time to call 911. So for the past week I've been filling in lots of insurance and police paper.

So hey, lots of shit is new.

July 29, 2013, 05:56:22 AM
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Re: Anything new going on with you?
« Reply #67 on: July 29, 2013, 05:56:22 AM »
Damn SonKnuck, wish you the best with work and finding your car. Doesn't sound fun in either instance.

July 29, 2013, 06:03:56 AM
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Re: Anything new going on with you?
« Reply #68 on: July 29, 2013, 06:03:56 AM »
Been having more problems. Kidneys hurt sporadically, but apparently I don't have a UTI. Other random abdominal pains. I can't eat as much as I normally would anymore.

I've been having a lot of difficulty sleeping, for various reasons. Today it's because the palms of my hands feel like they're burning. It was a very strong feeling when I woke up but now it's just a slight edge. I don't know if it's related to the B12 deficiency or what.

I tested positive for parietal cell antibodies. So I do have that autoimmune problem where my body attacks itself, and that probably is the reason for my B12 deficiency. That's what the doctor said, anyway. Probably. She didn't tell me to follow up with her, or to see a specialist. You'd think you'd get a better explanation than that, and that if you have a problem that requires indefinite shots you'd get a more definite response than "probably." I kind of hate her right now.

I guess I'll call today and see about who I can talk to. I'm supposed to make an appointment to get a B12 shot, anyway. 

July 29, 2013, 09:11:09 AM
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Re: Anything new going on with you?
« Reply #69 on: July 29, 2013, 09:11:09 AM »
Been both going good and bad as of late.

The good, I meet a woman that is probably the most amazing woman I've ever met. She's smart, beautiful, we have similar tastes and I love being around her. I haven't fell this hard for a woman in a decade.

The bad, my work life is becoming agonizing. It was fine for awhile, and then we hired all these new people. They don't know what they're doing, they take 4 times as long to do anything, they're more interested in talking to their friends (some are 16, others are 55 and they ALL DO THE SAME SHIT), it's a nightmare. Being a manager, I try to stem the tide of chaos and help them realize what they're doing, but they can't take criticism. One of the managers (he's not higher up than me), who can't see what's going on, has banded together with them and has started asking my friends about my sex life as well as mocking my own work ethic and performance. As much as I hate this job and every minute I'm there, I need it to survive. I've spent the last few years taking extra shifts, losing out on so many things I want and relationships I wanted to develop, and this is the thanks I've gotten for all my hard work. One of the overnight people, whose also my barhopping buddy, is telling me I need to join her and find a new job somewhere were we aren't treated like shit.

July 30, 2013, 09:20:14 PM
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Re: Anything new going on with you?
« Reply #70 on: July 30, 2013, 09:20:14 PM »
One out of Five stolen cars are found. My car is now officially part of the other four out of five according to the police report. It is now up to my insurances to get me a brand new car. Thankfully, it was insured in a way that the insurance pays for everything and I pay absolutely nothing. Normally, they should be getting me a car that's identical to what I had.

July 30, 2013, 09:23:33 PM
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Re: Anything new going on with you?
« Reply #71 on: July 30, 2013, 09:23:33 PM »
I'm hopefully moving into a new apartment sometime in the next two weeks so I can stop paying money out of every orifice to afford my current rent. Nothing much else has changed since the last time I logged in.

Also, AnKylo, what are Asbel, Sophie and Pascal even doing in that picture?

(This list is incomplete)

July 31, 2013, 02:53:15 AM
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Re: Anything new going on with you?
« Reply #72 on: July 31, 2013, 02:53:15 AM »
Moved out of the house I've been living in since the last year of uni. Am now living in a lovely new flat that actually feels all homely and what not. Dead happy about it.

July 31, 2013, 08:16:49 PM
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Re: Anything new going on with you?
« Reply #73 on: July 31, 2013, 08:16:49 PM »
Man... so, quick summary of my recent life, graduated from college in Pennsylvania about 5 years ago, been living with girlfriend in Minnesota since ... now we're splitting up (amicably, mutual agreement it's a dead-end) and just recently started a new job I hate ... so I'm in talks to go back to my previous job, only take the Atlanta location so I can be closer to my sister who just had a kid. Have to call the GM tomorrow to see if I can close it, give notice to the job I've been at for only 2.75 weeks, and somehow move the most important of 5 years worth of entangled life southeast!!

Kind of a reason I've been drinking somewhat regularly the past couple weeks.

July 31, 2013, 10:06:37 PM
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Re: Anything new going on with you?
« Reply #74 on: July 31, 2013, 10:06:37 PM »
In the process of getting arrangements sorted out with Ryan moving up here for his new job, and figuring out a shitload of other details in general. Going to be doing up some budgets, which I like doing.

Had some heavy things dropped my way to deal with the last few days. School starts in 3 weeks. Life is being a bit of an unstable shit-dick.

If alcoholism wasn't so god damn expensive, I might consider it as an alternative dosh sink to my current dosh sinks.