You're one of the luckier transguys I've seen, your body and features have masculinized beautifully. And may I say that you have an incredibly handsome face and a fantastic body (so long and lean!!! my bf would kill for your body)
Thank you so much Anon! I suppose that I have been lucky in my transition, both surgically and in terms of the effects of hormones on my body. I still have a LONG way to go, though, but I work at it every day and do the best I can with what I have :)
The long and lean is something that actually gets in my way if you can believe it. I have a high metabolism, and because of that and my body type I have a hard time putting on weight and muscle. I’ve been on a high protein diet for a few weeks, though, and I’m happy to say that that seems to be helping :) I can only hope!
Thank you very much for the wonderful compliment :)
No I’m just gonna set up a wedding, complete with all the bells and whistles, then stand her up at the alter and Rick Roll my way to San Diego to rendezvous with my spirit animal: Alan Rickman’s head on Rebecca Black’s body (I call it “Rickecca” for short).
Gonna say Star Wars because I’m FAR more familiar with it. I’ve seen some of Star Trek: Next Generation and of course the new Star Trek movie, and I loved both of them. But I’ve been a huge Star Wars fan since I was young and my dad introduced my brother and I to the series. I’ve seen all the movies several times, so yeah XD
I learned French in high school (like all Canadians) so I can understand basic stuff (which also comes with English-French labelling on all of our stuff here). I also took Japanese for 4 years, so again I know some basic Japanese. I stopped taking Japanese once we got to Kanji, though, because I just couldn’t grasp the characters.
Hi! I'm going to Sakura Con and it's the first con I've been to. When it comes to taking pictures with cosplayers, is it polite to ask if it's okay to put them on the internet (like on tumblr) or is it just kind of assumed that when random people take pictures with you that's probably where they'll end up?
Hey! Good question. On my behalf I just assume, and I think a number of other cosplayers do as well. Some cosplayers who may not be active on the internet, cosplay openly or are uncomfortable with it in some way may not assume that a picture taken at a con has the potential of ending up on the net. I think that it is good to ask if you intend to post pictures, just in case someone is adverse to it in some way. :)
Hey Twin. I think I sent you an ask a while ago but I think it was eaten by your ask box. Or I chickened out. Equal probability really. I was just warning you that I was going to try talking to you without being nervous and awkward and talking about dinosaurs again. That is, if I do end up going to Sakura Con on the last day. <3
Please do! I hope you come :)
And yeah, a lot of things have been eaten by my ask box D: It was that week or so of my ask box being messed up that put me really far behind :S I’m being a lazy asshole and answering newer questions first.
Do more Pokemon Channel episodes!!! <3 you make a really cute Psyduck!
Man, you have no idea, we have so many ideas for Pokemon Channel. We just need the time to make them! XD They’ll come later in the spring or summer. I want to get our planned Kingdom Hearts series up and going too. We filmed half of episode 1 then had to re-do it, so it’s a matter of getting everyone together D: It’ll come though ;) one way or another!
Just wondering, But where would a huge fan of yours, See you at sakura con? Because, I would totally love to get a picture or something with you! ;-; <3
I can’t really say for sure XD I usually spend my time walking around chatting with people, in the artist alley. I can, however, tell you what I’ll look like each day! On thursday I’ll probably be Peeta (so blonde wig and maybe some bread! Small chance I might not cosplay this day, depends how things go). On friday I’ll be Nightcrawler, so I’ll be a blue guy in spandex! On Saturday I’ll be Syaoran Li from Card Captor Sakura (so I’ll be in a big green robe with a green had). Sunday… I’m not at all sure about sunday yet XD In the evenings I might be in a suit with a blue wig (Kaito) or just myself :)
I hope to see you at Sakura Con! It’s a big con, BUT WE CAN DO THIS 8D WHEN we meet (I’m being optimistic ;) ) we can definitely get a photo together, that’d be awesome!
Is it so wrong of me to want to see you in a Robin(Dick Grayson) cosplay? And before you say yes, let me tell you that he doesn't actually wear panties, it's a leotard with a vest over it.
You aren’t the first person to suggest it XD I definitely want to do it at some point. Although I must say that I didn’t know that it was a leotard with a vest over it. That makes so much more sense now.
I want to do cosplay shows/skits like you and Parle Productions do, but I dont want to copy you guys. Do you have any tips for me?
Parle and FDP aren’t the only people who make cosplay skits/shows. And were certainly weren’t the first to do it either. It’s all for fun, just go for it! If you’re having trouble thinking of something original, try talking it out with friends. I know that our best ideas pop up during casual conversation about a series or about a situation.
Hopefully. In April we have 2 cons in a row (travel to Seattle for a con and then to Norway for a con). We’ve never done that before, so I don’t know how tired we’re going to be by the time Fan Expo rolls around on that third week. I hope to go, but I can’t say for sure XD
I just started reading the Hunger Games and honestly I picture you and Nova as Peeta and Katniss. Part of the reason I even started reading it was because you guys seemed to like it so much. Anyways my question is, do you think that you and Nova will ever get a dog? Or are you two more cat people?
Thank you very much! :)
I don’t think we’ll get a dog anytime soon. We have our hands full with Panther and Callisto XD I love dogs, in fact I’m a dog person. I was apprehensive about getting cats because I had never previously had an experience with a cat who wasn’t moody or adverse to people. Thankfully, both of our cats have turned out to be people-lovers and, in Panther’s case, more like a dog anyway. A friend recently commented that Panther was “really bad at being a cat” XD. Callisto LOVES attention. Both of them have really changed my opinion on cats :)
Hey man I loved you at Alcon 2011 and it's awesome you're coming back again for Alcon 2012, I have to buy you a drink for that AMAZING Tidus cosplay you did last year. Also can you give us any hints as who you're cosplaying this year? :D
Hello! Thank you! We’re so happy that we get to come back. We had an amazing time last year and I was so worried that I’d never see anyone that we met at Alcon again :( But we get to come back! AW YEAH!
We have a tentative plan, but nothing is even remotely for sure. We’ll probably get out plans solidified after our spring con season ends XD
What do you suggest using to prevent/stop fraying?
There are products sold at fabric stores that are meant for just this purpose. You can also use clear nail polish and it works in about the same way (though it can cause some discolouration of fabric because of the way it dries).
Ask: What are your thought on the Jenna Talackova issue in the Miss Universe Canada competition?
First off, I’m not a big fan of pageants, however I know that these competitions are very important to many people and they do provide great opportunities. I respect anyone who can put themselves in a position where they are getting judged for anything, I just think that judgement based on aspects of beauty is sketchy business no matter how you approach it. I have the same issue with artistic competitions of any kind. There’s just so much subjectivity involved… but I digress.
I’m going to wager that transphobia was involved. But I believe that the official statement was that she was accused of “lying” by stateing that she was a “natural born female”.
Let’s examine the language there: “Natural—— born——- female”
-So anyone who didn’t undergo a natural vaginal birth? Too bad C-sections, according to one interpretation of that, you’re out.
-I wonder how many of these girls have had hormone tests? Or chromosomal tests? Or genital measurement against a standard for “female” genitalia. The frequency of children born with some for of intersex condition (XXY, ambiguous genitlalia (often surgically “normalized” at birth), androgen insensitivity syndrome etc. etc.) could be as high as 1 in 100.
-What does being female bodied even have to do with it? The pageant is more about female gender presentation. I’ve never seen a tomboy or masculine identified female in a pageant. It’s about femininity, not females (it’s not inclusive of females, it’s only inclusive of SOME females who fit what many would consider a “feminine” gender.
I think the entire controversy is stupid. Why not just let her compete?
Ask: Hello Peeta~ Anywho, would the problem with your ask box be that the darn cancel option blocks the send option? -__- If not, oops. I guess you're not the only one experiencing problems with the ask box.
Hello! =D That’s pretty much the same issue. It isn’t that I can’t answer asks, though. It’s that the ask I answer gets posted with a mis-matched questions attached to it. For example, if I answered this in my ask box, the answer would remain the same, but the question might change to another random question in my ask box.
I hope it gets resolved :/ I sent a notice to Tumblr about it a while ago, I’m not sure what/if they can do something about it though.
Ask: Hey twinfools, I was wondering if you were planning on getting bottom surgery
At first I thought that it wasn’t something I was interested in. The technology and cost more or less put me off, my thinking being that if it wasn’t fully functioning then it wouldn’t be worth the possible complications/cost and perhaps further dysphoria of having a phallus but no way to produce children/get an erection without mechanical assistance.
To be honest, I wasn’t fully versed in the technology. I’m still not, but it is something I’ve been looking a little more into now.
Now that I have a masculinized body (hormones are still changing stuff, mind you, I’m still in puberty, changes happen at different rates for all guys) chest surgery and am living as fully male (and stealth in areas such as school, work, day-to-day life) my dysphoria has migrated down south. I liken it to the body’s mechanism for pain. At first I had many spots of pain all over my body, but as I’ve healed some of those wounds the pain has pooled and intensified in one area. It’s become more of a focus and a necessity. I’m a man now, and when I’m in the men’s changeroom or some such situation the lack of a phallus really eats away at me. I still feel like I’m hiding something, and I don’t want to feel like that. Same with sexual situations. It’s an increased frustration that developed over time.
The cost is enormous, so one thing I am hoping for is that the technology moves to a place where it is not considered experimental and thus might be covered by Canada’s MSP. Otherwise, it’ll be a venture that I won’t be able to afford for quite some time.