This is literally what Terry Pratchett wears to conventions.
What a good thing is Terry Pratchett.
As a rule I have to reblog Terry Pratchett, even if I’ve already done so before.
I think they’re utterly disgusting.
When people start throwing around these cutesy little pronouns for themselves, what they’re doing is appropriating something that is absolutely essential for trans and non-binary people, just so that they can have a laugh with themselves.
I can tell you now without a shadow of a doubt that if I started telling people IRL outside of my immediate family that I’m non-binary and that I’d like them to refer to me with gender neutral pronouns so that I can be happy, I’d be met with a lot of resistance and negativity and plenty of ridicule - but then these little fuckers come along, little cishet shitlords, and all they can see when someone asks for their correct pronouns to be used is something that looks like a bit of fun. They take it and bastardise it turn it into a ~cute trend~ amongst themselves and their friends. Meanwhile there’s folks who actually really need their pronouns to be used by others, getting mocked and hurt and often killed for asking for them.
That’s without even touching on the fact that when people see these stupid kids using these dumbass fantasy pronouns, they think that actual trans and non-binary people are fucking around when we ask folks to use our pronouns, too. Because we’re just like those stupid kids, right? It’s the same thing, totally, and none of us need to be taken seriously because we’re just fooling around with our friends and pretending.
If any of you reading this are going about playing around with these petty, shitty pronouns or you have friends that do, you need to fucking stop that shit, right fucking now, because you’re making things shit for trans and non-binary people. You’re actively making things shit for trans and non-binary people by doing this and by letting your friends do it. Fuck you.
I hope that answers your question, Anon. Thank you so much for sending such a thoughtful and valid question!
Some Easter bunnies, two little cats and a pig, all tiny and beribboned. I’m quite enjoying making these :)
I’m good thanks, she yells back. Given that peacocks have cock in their name, they definitely shouldn’t be hermaphroditic.
How are you doing? Is uni going well? I’m hoping to be able to pop down to London for a day or two in May. Do you fancy meeting up?
Oh god what have I done!?
Kitty has angered Cthulu!
fav person of the day
because actually helping people with cosplay emergencies!
literally the most important man at supanova this year
he gave me double sided tape
what a good human being
petition to have a designated Captain Patch-It at all cons from now on.
A real life hero :D
What does kindness get you? This.
Fix the shit, Sherlock„ fix it.
It’s still alive, I promise. I’ve had a tough few months with work and other writing committments, so I’ve been neglecting my original fiction and my Sherlock stuff. I aim to get back to posting things regularly soon though. Thanks for being patient :)