The above article is an update. Her mother went to appeal to keep her out of the psychiatric ward and lost. She will be institutionalized because of her expression of her gender. She will be held until she conforms to male gender and then released to foster care, not her mother who was supporting her.
Please, if you haven’t signed the petition, sign it, reblog it, ask your friends to sign it. We’ve managed to get 40K signatures for a pageant model, we’ve only gotten 11K for a little girl about to have her life ruined. Lets get on the ball and spread the word.
I hope you had fun at Fanime. My friend and I wanted to meet you but we wouldn't able to find you. Maybe next time. (o^____^o)
I had a great time! 8D I’m sorry we weren’t able to meet though D: in all honesty we were often around the con and not directly in it, so that might be why we missed each other :( Hope to meet you at another con in the near future! I hope you and your friend enjoyed the con too ;)
Dear Twinfools. I have never met you. Or spoken to you. But you have had such a huge impact on my life. I always watched your cosplay videos, and then I started getting these out of place feelings. I felt like I was alone, but then I discovered your Twinfools channel on youtube, and you have helped me through the years. I am very grateful to you, and for that I thank you. In the words of Rin, Murmuring Crows.
I’m glad that what I post cold have a positive impact in your life man :) I hope that you never feel alone again, just know that there are lots of people out there who accept you no matter what!
Murmering Crows all that way ;) and I’d mind as well let you know that we’re making a sequel to that! 8D
If you don’t tell me what you ask then I can’t answer you ^^; I don’t answer a lot of questions because a) I’ve answered very similar ones countless times before or b) I just don’t have the time to commit to formulating a decent answer (often in the case of more personal questions)
This isn’t my job, and I do my best. Even now I’m trying to catch up with my messages while copying down notes in class. I’m not trying to insult you, and I’m not purposefully ignoring you, but this is my hobby and I have commitments and life outside of tumblr/DA/Youtube etc.
im sorry about my previous post.... i really didnt mean it like that.... i hope you dont think im a d**k now... Dx
No worries, I don’t think that hurting anyone was your intention. And even if I did think that (which I don’t) it’s not like I could apply it to you in any way since you asked both your questions on Anon XD
I feel terribly rude asking this, but I thought that having scars were the general side effect of having breasts removed but you don't seem to have any. And your other posts suggest possible other methods. I have terrible scars from past reduction, and I would want to have them completely removed with better looking results. Could you give me any advice? Thankyou in advance.
I got a peri-areolar surgery that generally leaves less or no scarring. The method, unfortunately, is restricted to smaller-chested people (they generally say B cup and lower). I’m not sure if the scars from your past surgery can be removed, they may just need to fade over time. I do know, however, of a guy who had a reduction and he got a DI (double incision) and they fused his scars together so at the very least he didn’t develop further scarring.
I hope that helped. And no worries, that was in no way a rude question :)
who did your chest surgery? cuz i think scars are stupid -_-"
Dr. Lorne Brown of Richmond, BC did my surgery. Unfortunately he no longer does SRS because he is a private surgeon and the procedures have been shifted into the realm of public healthcare in Canada.
To each is own in terms of surgical preferences. There is no “best” procedure or “best” surgeon, seeing as each outcome and each body is different. It’s totally fine if you don’t want scars that a DI would give you, but be aware that saying something like “scars are stupid” could come off as dissing another person’s surgery which is really not ok.
Just when I was about to give up on waiting in line to get the Fanime badges, I saw you and said to myself, "If I want to take a picture with you, I should endure this long wait." xD Welcome to San Jose, Lucas! c:
6 HOUR LINE BUDDY! We made it through! 8D
Thank you for the welcome, and I hope you enjoyed the con after Thursday’s fiasco XD
hey twin! thank you and the rest of the FFX group for taking a picture with me on sunday at fanime! x) i was the fox kigurumi girl with the tinkerbell who asked for a hug and a picture owo i look forward to running into you again in the upcoming years of fanime! x)))
You’re very welcome! It was our pleasure 8D Thank you for coming up to us and saying hi ;) I hope you had a fantastic con and we’ll hopefully see you next year!
Hey twin, I have a question about the noise at cons. I have a serious issue with being in crowds of people with as much energy that you see at concerts or cons. I want to go to a con so badly and dress up and have lots of fun, but my first con experience was standing in line for hours and giving up because we would never get in and it was very loud. These kinds of things kind of make me go ballistic. Do you have any tips for when things get too crazy at cons?
I get crowd-anxiety, so I can identify with what you’re talking about. Lines are often un-avoidable at cons too, which makes it hard to get away from a crowd if you’re not feeling comfortable.
What I started doing (especially at bigger cons) is taking breathers. We will often take little walks to nearby parks or calmed areas for photos or video shoots. We also often go off con grounds for a meal break. I find that this really helps to relieve some stress/anxiety that comes from being sardined in with crowds of people or having your attention split by so many things. Taking a little breather and regaining your space can be a real help. :)
were do u live in canada! i wanna stalk u. not gonna happen though cause i live in crappy england were u cant get any cosplay and peole will tease the crap out of u if u do. i wanna get a cosplay for my bday but my parents are like NO! so now im totaly depressed. me and my sister love u! and fdp. u and nova make the perfect couple!also did nova have another youtube account name ages ago in 2008 cause i keep watching ur old videos and im like which ones nova?!
Hello! We live in the FARRRR western part of Canada (British Columbia) so that’s pretty far from England :( There are lots of cosplayers in England though ;) just gotta find them! I feel like it’s one of those things where the community is hidden but once you find it you suddenly realize that there are cosplayers everywhere XD I hope you find it!
I’m honoured to hear that you and your sis like the stuff we post! 8D And thank you ;)
A little while ago Nova’s Youtube was under the name “uchihayuna” so that might clear things up!
Hey Lucas! I just wanted to say how much I love you and everyone in FDP for being so amazing at, well, everything. c: But I also wanted to thank you specifically for being such a great role model and being such an amazing source of inspiration. Watching you go through your transition really motivated me, even though I'm not trans it just I don't know to see someone make it out pretty good motivates me in life when things get tough. <3 I hope to see you guys at Sakura-Con next year! c:
Hi there! 8D
Thank you so much! Thank you for supporting us, it means so much to us that people like what we do and we’re constantly in awe of our followers/supports/subscribers. We’re the ones who should be thanking you ;) so thank you! (3 thanks you’s in 3 sentances… XD).
I’m also glad that you could take something from my posts about my transition, even as a non-trans person. I put stuff about that up in the hopes that some good may come out of it :)
Hope to see you at Sakura Con too! 8D Perhaps we’ll see you at Aki Con too? (I’m assuming you’re a Seattle/Washington native here but I could be completely wrong XD)
Hey Lucas me and my friend are going to fanime on saturday and would be honored to meet you. Where would you hang out if we wanted to say hi?
Hello! I’d be honoured to meet you as well! 8D
On Saturday I’ll be Luke (Tales of the Abyss) for the first half of the day and Blood (Alice in the Country of Hearts) for the second half. Both costumes I’ll be in white XD I dunno where I’ll be, but usually we wander the front of the con (fountains), the artist alley or the hallways. I know that’s of very little help, but I will hopefully be doing a con update at Fanime on my twitter, so if you have twitter i’ll try to be tweeting about what I’m doing :)
Hey Lucas. How are you? :] Are you still friends with and/or talk to the friends you had in high school?
I still talk to some of them once in a while. I see my best friend from high school around town and we talk when we run into each other. And once in a while I’ll see other people and we chat. However I am not close friends anymore with anyone from my high school.
My friend and I were going to cosplay as hipster Apple Bloom and Twilight Sparkle for Fanime but because I don't have a wig she's going to be Ireland and I'm going to be Seychelles. Hopefully we see you and Nova on Saturday.^___^
I don’t think i’ve ever seen an Ireland cosplayer before, and I know that I’ve never seen a Seychelles! I’m stoked to see you two cosplaying as them :) Hope to see you at Fanime! 8D
Hey Twin. I've got a bit of a dilemma. I'm bisexual, and I've been sitting on it for a while, waiting to get up the courage to tell my parents. My mum is aware that I've been in a relationship with another girl, but she didn't really believe me and treated it like I was just confused and it wasn't real. Then recently, the subject of gay marriage came up with my parents. We had never really talked about it before, but I discovered that both of my parents are strongly against it and... Continued..
And maybe a bit homophobic. So now I’ve lost all faith in them, I’m afraid they won’t support me if they find out. But I guess they will sooner or later…I just don’t want to be so disappointed in them, or worse feel like they are disappointed in /me/.
Parents can have some pretty odd strategies for dealing with LGBT kids, whether they are conscious or unconscious. A common one is denial, in which they assume that it’ll “pass”. And in all honesty this one is pretty “meh”. Your sexuality may change, who knows how long you’ll be with any partner for whether it’s heterosexual or homosexual. Another one is the “if I show any support I’ll encourage it” or “stamp out the gay” (not that these have official names, I’m just describing the general idea). In this way, if your parents know/feel that you are bi they may be taking extra strides toward deterring you from that. This does not mean that they will hate you if you come out. They might be disappointed, but fact is that it’s your life and they will have to adjust to that. Many parents react badly initially, but their initial reaction is not their final one.
That being said, you have a choice on whether or not you want to come out to them. Your sexuality is nobody’s business but your own. If you do choose to come out and you feel that it is unsafe (or if it gets unsafe) it may be wise to communicate with a friend or relative sympathetic to you who would be able to let you stay at their place if things don’t go well or turn sour.
After personally witnessing homophobic parents come to tolerate their child’s homosexual relationship, I can say that parents can surprise you.
When you had your female body, did you cosplay characters from all genders? And now that you're male, would you be ok with doing the same, or are you only comfortable with cosplaying male characters? I don't mean to sound accusatory or anything, I'm just curious :)
Pre-transition, I cosplayed mostly male characters, I did a female character here and there (currently only 5 come to mind). Only one of those was a character that I actually selected myself (Uranus), the other ones (Raimei, Rin, Kagome and Yuiko) were spots to be filled in the group cosplays we did for those series but I grew to love those characters anyway :)
There is still one female character that I really want to cosplay, but I’m not sure I can/would feel comfortable doing that anymore. I also don’t think I can pull off female characters, my body and face have changed a lot. Crossdressing is something that kinda triggers me now as well. Anyway, we’ll see if I ever end up doing that XD
Hi luke, (can I call u luke? Too late already have;)) wow, there's so much I wanna ask u... Ok well, do u ever get angry or upset when people use the wrong pronouns or name? Cause I have a friend who recently came out as a transgender male and I keep accidentally calling him 'her' and I'm scared that I'm really upsetting her absent mindedly...
Yeah, Luke’s just fine :)
Unless they know about my past and are doing it on purpose to upset me/belittle me I haven’t had anyone use the wrong pronoun in over a year now… I know that at first it was hard, but there is an adjustment period and people can only try their best. It took your friend some time to get to where he is now, so understandably you should be allowed transition time too. Just correct yourself, and move on. As time passes it will get easier :)
I saw your answer to anons question about skin color in cosplay. I just want to say THANK YOU SO MUCH. I am Indian and cosplay mainly male character whom are light-skinned or white, and I get HORRIBLE people on youtube who berate me for it. thankfully I have a friend who instills confidence in me, but it hurts when people constantly refer to you as "black (insert character's name here), and you know they mean it to be nasty. Being called someone's nightmare just makes it worse too, So thank you!
I’m sorry that people send you nasty messages (especially someone’s “nightmare”… that’s just ridiculous).
Keep that confidence up! I know it can certainly be tough at times, and again i’m sorry that people send nastiness to you. Cosplay is an artistic hobby, and like any art it is completely subjective as to what looks “good” or “bad”. My favourite Katara cosplayer may be someone else’s least favourite. All in all the only thing that matters is how much fun you have making and wearing the cosplay and seeing the work that you have done :)
For the anon from earlier: As a POC cosplayer, my opinion is that you should definitely cosplay whoever and whatever you would like. That being said, Lucas is right, Be considerate don't photoshop yourself black or use ridiculous amounts of tanner. And if you post your pictures online, don't be surprised if you get backlash. I still get messages about how my pictures "don't look right" because I'm brown. This can be difficult to deal with if you haven't before. Best of luck with your cosplay! :D