Every time you post something, I can't help but feel in awe of you. I look up to you in so many ways. I first found out about you in the Naruto cosplay videos you did with Fighting Dreamers pro on youtube. I think you were the best Naruto cosplayer I have ever seen. You made me more friendly and open to the transgender community. I'm just too shy to ever talk to you. So yeah, this is my anon appreciation of you. You're an amazing human being.
Wow, thank you so much! 8D That’s an amazing thing to hear :) Thank you Anon!
Although I must add that I am a very average human being XD I’ve never really done anything amazing.
Do you get angry or upset when someone who has been following you for a long time accidently slips up and calls you something other than "Lucas" or "He/Him"?
People I’ve known for a long time, aside from my biological family, do not slip up anymore. That just doesn’t happen, I think I’ve passed that point in my transition. I don’t get angry, there’s no rhyme or reason in getting mad at someone for a mistake.
I just wanted to share something with you. I was showing your "How NOT to play Final Fantasy 8" video to my mom, who is typically weird about the LGBTQ community (took her a while to accept me being bi) and she asked if you were a boy or a girl. I said "Boy." and she didn't say "It looks feminine." or something like that. She just asked "Why is he on a girls bed?" That just made me smile. (Love your work!)
Well that makes me smile too, thank you for telling me that story! :)
Where (In Vancouver) Do you reccomend buying wigs and cosplay items at?
Hello! I’m sorry for the late reply!
If you go to Metrotown there are two stores on Kingsway: Butterflies and Bijou. Bijou is better in my opinion. They can be very pricey though :/ and their selection is far more “natural” (they don’t really cater to cosplay unfortunately). You can also sometimes find cosplay costumes at a store in Crystal Mall (also on Kingsway, about a block away from Metrotown) called “Evertoys”. It’s been a while since I’ve been to any of these places so I’m not 100% sure that they’re still there.
We’ve put a “Stop Censorship” tab at the top of our Tumblr to speak out against the SOPA and PIPA bills currently in the House and Senate.
As noted in a recent e-mail from Fight for the Future:
The Internet Censorship Bill took a massive beating last week (yeah, you did that!) but drug companies, movie studios and the Chamber of Commerce do *not* go down easy.
Now— get this— they’re telling Congress it’s a “jobs” bill.
This is dangerous. Everyone in Congress is desperate to do something to create jobs. Now the most powerful lobbies in Washington are banging down their doors, saying “this is your (only) chance to pass a jobs bill.”
The link above will give you instructions on how you can put a “Stop Censorship” tab at the top of your own Tumblr and join the campaign.
I just wanted you to know you're my inspiration. You've been through so so much and I admire you for being so strong. Thank you, Lucas. You have literally saved my life. You're an inspiration. You really are.
That’s an incredible thing to hear! I’m honoured, thank you very much :)
Callisto was dying of Kidney failure am I right? I cant remember. But Im afraid to wait for an answer cause Im afraid you wont answer it. Im sorry. But if Callisto was dying from Kidney Failure, how did she pull through it? My dog sam is suffering from Kidney failure. And if she doesn't pull through then she will be put down early next week. I can't loose her. Not like this. I love her so much. So what did you guys do with Callisto?
I’m very sorry to hear that your dog is so sick, my thoughts will be with Sam to pull through.
Callisto’s kidneys were failing as a direct result of a string being wrapped around her tongue. She wasn’t eating, and she wasn’t drinking so she was extremely dehydrated. Her intestines were also climbing up the string trapped in her system, so she was becoming septic. The solution in Callisto’s case was to cut the strong and let it pass. Your dog may have kidney failure for another reason, so I’m not sure that the same solution applies here. I’m sorry I couldn’t be of more help.
My best friend is trans. I completely support his transition, and I love him dearly. I am completely in love with a guy, but he seems less supportive of my friend, and I'm not sure what to do in this situation. My friend is okay with my guy's attitude, but I don't think that I can accept his behavior. Do you have any advice that could help me?
I would suggest approaching your guy and asking him what’s wrong. is there something about your friend’s transition that confuses him? Makes him uncomfortable? Threatens him even. Encourage him to be honest, but don’t criticize him for his opinion.
Do emphasize that it is your guy’s issue. The issue is not your friend’s transition, the issue is your guy’s issue with the transition.
Thanks alot dude! This is going to be one fun cosplaying experience for me. I am just way to excited. hehe. Thanks for the help. Btw I found this wig on ebay, and they are using you as a model for the wig hehe I hope its legit? I am not spam I can assure you that lol its called Naruto-2nd-Uzumaki-Naruto-yellow-Cosplay-Wig If you could tell me if that is legit that would be cool.
It is DEFINITELY not legit. Don’t buy from this seller. They are using my photo without permission and have been for quite some time :(
Hey I am sure you get asked this same question a million times, but I am hoping you do answer. Where did you get your Naruto wig from? Did you make it yourself? It would be awesome if you could tell me cause this is gonna be my first time cosplaying ever! Haha. I am heading to Otakon 2012. Do you think your gonna be going?
Th base wig I used for Naruto WAS the yellow “David” wig from Cosworx (cosplay.com/shopping) I hope I got that link right XD… unfortunately they no longer carry it :( You can use a “Punky” style wig from the same site though.
I styled it myself :) You may also want to try checking on Ebay for a suitable wig. Type in “naruto wig” and see what you can find, I’ve found some awesome bases that way!
I won’t be at Otakon 2012 unfortunately :( we can’t afford the trip there. I hope to have the opportunity to go someday! I hope you have a blast :)
How does one go about choosing a name? For example, I've been using the name Kai (ironically) for the past year and a half. I started testosterone in September and I'm in the process of getting my name changed. But, I don't know what to choose. I don't want Kai to be it because that was just a name I chose to get my friends/family to stop calling me my legal name. Sebastian has caught my attention, but I don't know. How did you decide on Lucas? Sorry if you've answered this already.
I wanted to choose a name that:
a) Realistically fit me. I didn’t choose my favourite name.
b) Wasn’t a name from a TV show, anime, movie or book. In other words, I love Sora, but I wasn’t going to name myself “Sora”. A name lasts you forever, it’s not just for now so it has to have longevity.
c) I wanted to choose a name that wouldn’t call my gender identity into question: therefore I didn’t want an unusual name for my age group or a unisex name.
d) Any time I thought of a name I put it through the “old man test”. i pictured myself at 80 and decided whether the name still fit. XD
e) I polled my close friends to see which name they thought suited me best.
I've sent you this question multiple times already, but either you avoid it or you have no time. But if you happen to have time for this one, please answer me, as I am so desperate: I was born female. I grew up female. I am still female. All this time, I've wanted more than ANYTHING ELSE to be male. I've always been incredibly jealous of my guy friends and brothers. So jealous it leads to harsh depression sometimes. I am in a situation where I cannot obtain any type of therapy. Am I trans? Help!
I’ve answered multiple questions akin to this one in the past, which is likely the reason I did not respond. I have over 5000 messages in my inbox, so I’m afraid that I have to pick and choose what I respond to. This is not my job. It would be cool if it was but the reality is that this is something I do in between going to class, studying and working.
This isn’t a question I can answer for you, and if you have to ask and you aren’t sure, then maybe it’s not a question that can or should be answered at this point in your life. It’s okay to be confused, it’s okay to not know. You can’t force yourself to consolidate an identity just as you can’t force yourself to be inspired. It just happens, and it happens in different ways (and at different times) for different people.
I suggest you take some time to get to know yourself honestly. Concentrate on who you are, not who (or what) you want to be or who (of what) you are trying to be. You may find that things get clearer when you stop trying to form an identity and focus on the identity that is YOU: your default identity. You can only build a sturdy house if you’re got a study foundation. If the foundation isn’t there, no matter how elegant of a house you build it’s going to sink into the mud when the rain starts.