Hey quick question about T - does taking it enlarge the size of your veins? Because mine are the size of threads and trained professionals can hardly stab one (I'm pre-T btw). Gel isn't for me in the long run, so it'd be nice to inject with some confidence that I can without sending myself to the hospital.
T isn’t injected into the bloodstream so no need for veins! It’s an intramuscular injection (goes into the muscle).
I didn't know that you take T your whole life, sorry, but is it something you take everyday? I'm unsure :S
No need to apologize XD I take it every week, but some people might take it every other week (as with Cypionate/Enanthate ) or every 12 weeks (as with Nebido) depending on the type of T. Also someone taking the gel or patch version of T might take it daily.
Hey Lucas! I'm not sure if you've already answered this somewhere, but I was just wondering what kind of paint/makeup you used for your Matrix cosplay?
I used PAX, which is essentially a mix of Prosaid (a body prosthetic adhesive, sort of like body-safe glue) and acrylic paint. You pour them both into an empty pain-tube (the ratio is 1/2 prosaid and 1/2 paint), mix it up, then apply with a fresh wedge makeup sponge.
To get the specific green that the Matrix siblings have I mixed a bright green paint with a teal-ish paint as their skin is sort of a mid-tone.
If you do this make sure you get the remover solvent! It’s tricky to get off XD
Hey. I just came out to my mom and she is taking it pretty well. Mainly she just wants to become better educated on being transgender. How can I convince her to let me enter my new school as male? She doesn't really think its a good idea. But I really don't think I can wait three more years to live as male.
Congrats! It sounds like your mom needs some support and some info! This website is specifically for BC but it’s a really excellent resource that you may want to pass on to your mom :) http://transhealth.vch.ca
It’s understandable to expect that she will need some time to adjust and process things herself. A fair argument might be that no matter how you enter your new school you are entering under a name/pronoun that could theoretically not be one you stick with (you may be sure of your gender is Identity but I’m presuming one of your mom’s concerns is that you are not). So either way there’s a theoretical risk, so it’s a good idea to go with your identity in the here and now because that’s the one thing that’s known for sure. Immediate need vs. projected need!
Hey Twins, I was wondering where you normally would be at AR on the last day? Not trying to be stalkerish but I wanna meet you.
Good question! XD I’m often in the dealers hall/artist alley on the last day. If you wanna find me, though, best bet is one of our panels (listed a little while back on my tumblr :)) that’s basically a listing of places I will 100% be and at what time XD looking forward to seeing you this weekend!
I wanted to meet you so badly at Mechacon X in New Orleans. I look up to you so much. you're truly an inspiration. I hope to see you there next year (if you come back. I hope you do! :3) and maybe we can chat a little bit and maybe be friends :D haha
Aww drat :( I’m sorry we didn’t get a chance to hang out this year :S we hope we’ll get invited back for next year, FINGERS CROSSED!
Thank you for your kind words, I’m honoured that you think so :3 bUT AHHH I don’t deserve that kind of praise I’m a slob XD
CONSIDER IT A HANG OUT DATE FOR NEXT YEAR or if we don’t go next year a raincheck for another con :)
Hey Lucas, I need some help.. I've recently come out to my mother as Transgender (FTM) and she has kicked me out of the house, I'm currently staying with a friend who knows everything about me... But I'm at the point where I just.. I want everything to go away... I want to go away... I dont know what to do, I've lost all my family... I'm breaking apart...
First off I am so sorry to hear that your family reacted that way to your coming out. The pain and loss your feeling right now is unimaginable and I’d really urge you to talk to someone about it. Even if it’s just ranting at a friend or crying on a friend’s shoulder it’s important to process what’s going on inside just as it’s important to deal with what’s going on outside (like health, housing, food, school, employment, social relationships etc).
One thing I will offer is that a parents initial reaction is often the most extreme, and often parents do come around. Regardless of what they do, though, there is nothing you’ve done wrong and there is no flaw with you. You deserve support and if your parents can’t give that to you right now there are others who might be able to step in. Do you have sympathetic family members so might be able to step in to mediate with your parents or support you right now? Friends of the family? If not then is staying with your friend a long or short term solution?
Next I suggest looking to see if there are any LGBTQ youth groups or LGBTQ organizations near you that might be able to provide a safe space, support network and/or direct you toward housing/ support options near you. If you wish I can help you research this :)
There are other folks out there who have gone through something similar to what you are going through. Some re- connect with their families, some do not and form new families. You are not alone, no matter what happens. Take care of yourself, surround yourself with supportive people.
Again let me know of you would like me to help find some local resources for you
I'm an FtM pre-T but I have my T letter, it's just too expensive for me at the moment. I'm thinking of trying this supplement FB1-test and it's gotten good reviews for raising T levels. Think I could try going on it?
I would actually suppose that the supplement you’re talking about might be as expensive as injectable T. I’m not too well aquatinted with supplements, so I’m not the best source of info for this, but I would really compare cost if I were you. If a supplement costs $20 every month that’s already more expensive than T (which is approx. $45 every 3-4 months). The effects of the supplement will also not be akin to the effects of synthetic hormones, so I’d factor that in too. Whatever you choose I wish you the best :)
HEY FOLKS! Anime Revolution is fast approaching and I can’t wait for another year of awesome Vancouver con times! 8D It’m pretty stoked about the costume groups we have (Game of Thrones because da da dadadada and ReBoot because CHILDHOOD DREAMS).
We’ll be strolling around the con between our panels and events, if you see us please don’t hesitate to come say hello!!! We love meeting new people and seeing familiar faces again :3 It’s NEVER a bother! Hanging out with people is my favourite part of cons, after all XD I also still have some cosplay cards left, so I’ll have those if anyone wants to TRADE WITH MEEEEE D: or I’ll be giving them to anyone who wants one for free, no trade required XD
ALSO OUR PANELS HAVE BEEN RE-VAMPED more or less in a forced way because my computer crashed and took all of our old slideshows to the grave„, HAH.
Can’t wait to see everyone there! IT’S GOING TO BE SO MUCH FUN I CAN’T WAIT BUT I CAN WAIT CAUSE I’M NOT DONE YET CRRAPPpPAPP
Wishing all you fellow AR cosplayers godspeed as we head into the final countdown here, c’mon friends, we got this >8D
Friday: Joffrey Baratheon (Game of Thrones) Saturday: Matrix (ReBoot) Sunday: ??? (there is a plan, but considering it’s not close to being done I’ll refrain from posting XD)
Hey Twin! Workout question anon again. I'm Pre-T and not very strong, are there any exercises I can do to work up to being able to do pull-ups/chin-ups? I can't do any with proper form and can only do 2 or 3 by jumping up initially and not going all the way down between each one. Thanks! :)
In some gyms there are assisted chin up machines. They’re chin-up/pull up bars with a part you can kneel or stand on that makes it easier to do the exercise. You can adjust the weight on it to adjust the help you’re getting. Using this will help you improve :) best of luck!