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Two issues into the new Rainbow Brite comic and three episodes into the new She-Ra cartoon and I'm so happy with all of it.

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It's not all that hard to find trans, ace, or other queer characters in comics these days. That makes me happy. Obviously some of it is better than others.

Some of my favorites...

The Wicked and the Divine
Jem & the Holograms / The Misfits
Archie / Jughead

Another big source of both my trans and ace related reading is zines. So many personal stories, so much to relate to, and the chance to support people making their own stuff. Love it.

"Sex in C Major" by Matthew J Metzger, transmasc stuff, testosterone, doctors Show more

"Sex in C Major" by Matthew J Metzger, dysphoria, depression Show more

"Sex in C Major" by Matthew J Metzger, porn, sex, etc Show more

"Sex in C Major" by Matthew J Metzger, porn, sex, etc Show more

"Nina Here Nor There: My Journey Beyond Gender" by Nick Krieger, dysphoria Show more

"Nina Here Nor There: My Journey Beyond Gender" by Nick Krieger, dysphoria Show more

"Nina Here Nor There: My Journey Beyond Gender" by Nick Krieger, dysphoria Show more

This week went by *so fast* and I'm so tired. But I'm gonna find the energy to respond to the re: trans/ace characters and themes.

In a thread! Both so I can go on and on about it without worrying that I'm posting too much and so I can talk about each book individually w/appropriate warnings, etc.

So, 1/??

Book recommendations for a fan of Garth Nix? My sister's looking for Christmas gift ideas for her husband. I gave her a list of some of my favorite sci-fi, fantasy, and comics. But I've never read Nix so I don't actually know if they're at all similar.

@zephasaurus_hex @lapis Heya! I'm a trans man and I'm writing a sci-fi novel! Additionally, in the story one of the MC's best friends is a trans woman. I'm always down to hear input from trans people about what they'd like to see in that character.

I've been doing a little research on trans themes in SFF, and the SFF Encyclopedia has a page:

It's more about the history of trans themes in scifi than current work, but I thought it was interesting.

Aw sweet, it's apparently Transgender Awareness Week?

Keeping up with the queer themes, read/talk about trans characters. And/or writers, etc.


Bonus points for trans *and* ace characters/themes, to combine this with the prompt @lapis gave us?

:transflag: :aceflag: :transflag: :aceflag: :transflag:

non-book-related, riverdale, spoilers through ch. 39, work drama, hostility Show more

non-book-related, riverdale, spoilers through ch. 39, wild speculation Show more

It might be awhile before I get to actually reading them since I have others I'm trying to finish, but jumping on the "read ace books" challenge by adding some to my wishlist.

Every Heart a Doorway (Seanan McGuire)
Let's Talk About Love (Claire Kann)
Ultraviolet (R.J. Anderson)
Quicksilver (R.J. Anderson)
How To Say Goodbye In Robot (Natalie Standiford)

I asked local friends if anyone wanted to start a podcast with me where we discuss Chilling Adventures of Sabrina (and maybe other shows/movies later but that's on my mind now) in terms of religion and theology. Got a lot of "hey that sounds cool, I'll listen!" but no volunteers to join me.

Anyone here interested? Or know someone who might be?

I've only ever done recordings with everyone in the same room but I could probably figure it out...

I think it's Ace Awareness Week (Last week of October) so, I'll give these a shot. Let me know if these aren't good prompts.

How do you feel about romances in books?

Bonus Points: Discuss Jughead.

Bonus Bonus Points: Read a fictional work where romance does not drive the plot, or better yet, a character is somewhere on the asexual spectrum (headcanons are fine, but you must justify them!).

EG: Oh no, He's hot, and he's hot! Who do I choose? ---> Not this book.

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