So ya’ll had to go and do it again didn’t ya? In the 8th episode of the most popular original anime of the season, a genuinely great show, one of the idols gets her backstory, and we learn that she’s trans. She originally had a guy’s name that she strongly rejects, and will insist upon being called by her chosen name if people use it. This is identical to trans people choosing new, gender-appropriate names for themselves. She is said to have different “junk” i.e., genitals, than the other girls. The cause of her death was a heart attack that she had upon seeing a facial hair growing, right after she insisted that she won’t grow up and let her body change. Some people have been unashamedly lying and saying that in the original Japanese it isn’t this explicit, when in fact it’s more so. Continue reading
I have an acute fear of economic death. I don’t know how quintessential an experience this is to my generational peers, though I know many of them have gone through it, and rates of economic anxieties or flat-out hopelessness seem to speak to the fact that I’m not wholly alone in it. It first hit me when I first moved out at age 19, and started living on my own, supporting myself. All of a sudden there came a consciousness of the fact that if for whatever reason, within my control, or, let’s be real here, more likely outside of it, I stopped making money, I would shortly die. Continue reading
Across the expanse of my memories there is one moment that stands out as distinct, a momentous occasion for certain, but one that would also extend far past that singular temporal moment and seep into the cracks and crevices of my life moving forward.
I watched Evangelion.
Now, let me begin this piece with the caveat that I don’t believe the philosophy of “no let’s just take as empathetic a route as possible and help people” to necessarily be an invalid one. However, what I do want to do is explore the thought process behind the recent DACA decision from reasoning based in the current political paradigm, and what that means. Continue reading
I’ve been in a bit of a mood over the past few days, and just started re-listening to an old favorite album on a whim that ended up matching that mood perfectly, so I figured I’d get some musical analysis in and talk about the album “Woman,” by Rhye. (listen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=my9JrzHlf9U ) Continue reading