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by CelticNot
Mon Feb 01, 2016 10:35 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!
Replies: 8248
Views: 1472613

Re: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!

I don't know, this then basically made me realise that an awful lot of the way I'd like to dress is pretty similar to lesbian stereotypes and then, from this, my gender seemed to very quickly jump to pretty female. Apropos of nothing, I thought I would dress this way, until I started getting dyspho...
by CelticNot
Mon Feb 01, 2016 10:29 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How'd you come up with your username(s)?
Replies: 1405
Views: 242663

Re: How'd you come up with your username(s)?

I'm amused to see my own original post, talking about changing to this nick, still on this page. XD This name, by the by, is a pun (on "celtic knot", like the avatar I'm using) based on the fact that I'm only a quarter Irish, but I'm in the process of changing my legal name to something ve...
by CelticNot
Fri Nov 27, 2015 3:51 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1609: "Food Combinations"
Replies: 57
Views: 13934

Re: 1609: "Food Combinations"

Title Text: If anyone tries this on you, the best reply is a deadpan "Oh yeah, that's a common potato chip flavor in Canada." Ironically, Lays Canada just finished their contest for a new regionally-inspired potato chip flavour. While I admit that "PEI Scalloped Potatoes" will p...
by CelticNot
Wed Nov 25, 2015 6:50 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Utopia or not?
Replies: 40
Views: 13297

Re: Utopia or not?

What do I do? I ignore the genie. I've glanced through the discussion, and while it's been brought up a couple of times, consigning all of humanity to death in one generation seems like a deal breaker for me on just about anything. NOTHING is worth that. So you have world peace - what does it matter...
by CelticNot
Wed Nov 25, 2015 6:22 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1608: "Hoverboard"
Replies: 141
Views: 84341

Re: 1608: "Hoverboard"

Is it just me, or does the maze-like section near the tail end of the star destroyer - with the guys wielding swords - remind anyone else of the original Prince of Persia?
by CelticNot
Tue Aug 11, 2015 5:07 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!
Replies: 8248
Views: 1472613

Re: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!

Kinda-crosspost from the All Things Women thread: I re-measured myself last week, and somehow I'm down to a 46" band, which is exactly the size of the two bras I'd already bought, but needed extenders for previously. C-cups, but they're not wired, so it's not like the looseness stands out. I'm ...
by CelticNot
Tue Aug 11, 2015 5:02 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3480781

Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.

Actually, when I was measured for this last, it was at a women's fashion store, and it DID seem accurate... but last week I decided to re-measure myself, and to my surprise and shock, I'm down to a 46" band. Which, amusingly, is exactly the size of the two bras I'd already bought, but needed ex...
by CelticNot
Fri Jul 31, 2015 4:52 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!
Replies: 8248
Views: 1472613

Re: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!

A sports bra would be ideal; I'm currently making do with bandeaus. The issue is my band size; thanks in large measure to my rib cage (I don't have a lot of spare flesh at that level), my band size is 52 (inches, I think). While you can find bras that large online, they rarely go below a B cup, and ...
by CelticNot
Fri Jul 31, 2015 4:49 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3480781

Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.

So since I've been advised I can ask about this here... *clears throat* Hi. What's the best way to cope with incompatible measurements for a bra? By that I mean I've been measured, and I am apparently a band size 52 (inches? I assume so), but not even quite an A cup. I'm currently making do with ban...
by CelticNot
Fri Jul 31, 2015 3:48 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!
Replies: 8248
Views: 1472613

Re: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!

Coming up on six weeks on full HRT. Though I'm starting to think that the spiro (which I started back in early January) is jump-starting the development process - I've been getting changes that I shouldn't be getting for another four or five months. Which brings me to the question of bras. Do any Mt...
by CelticNot
Mon Jul 13, 2015 8:45 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How'd you come up with your username(s)?
Replies: 1405
Views: 242663

Re: How'd you come up with your username(s)?

I go by "Sky" (short for Skyrender) in a lot of places mostly out of habit. Usually I append some kind of interest on the front. As one of my many interests is steampunk... ClockworkSky. Ironically, I recently started wanting a NEW username... and while I did come up with one in another pl...
by CelticNot
Wed Jun 24, 2015 3:00 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!
Replies: 8248
Views: 1472613

Re: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!

Also, apropos of nothing, there seems to be some truth to the notion that queer folk cluster together naturally. I think that amidst my circle of friends, we have exactly one straight person - or at least he appears so. When answering memes that ask about gender or sexuality, his replies are usually...
by CelticNot
Wed Jun 24, 2015 2:55 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!
Replies: 8248
Views: 1472613

Re: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!

I think my confusion earlier was a bit of "the storm before the calm", in that I'm now, after a bit more reading and thinking about it today, pretty much ready to say, "yep, I'm genderqueer and genderfluid". Whether I'll still feel like that tomorrow, well, we'll see. This is a ...
by CelticNot
Wed Jun 24, 2015 2:48 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!
Replies: 8248
Views: 1472613

Re: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!

This is a pretty new thing for me, up until a year ago I identified as a straight, cisgender man; then I went through a period of depression and anxiety, and in recovering from that spent a lot of time looking at myself and my motivations. Now I'm pretty much ready to identify as a pansexual, gende...
by CelticNot
Tue Jun 23, 2015 4:53 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!
Replies: 8248
Views: 1472613

Re: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!

It probably doesn't matter, as hormones work in the long run anyway. Taking progesterone in the evening is a good idea, as it can make you tired. If the doc didn't mention that it should be taken at certain times, that's another indication it doesn't matter. That's good to know; I didn't realize it...
by CelticNot
Tue Jun 23, 2015 4:48 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!
Replies: 8248
Views: 1472613

Re: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!

The way I see myself also shifts, a lot - I sometimes feel fairly masculine, I sometimes feel fairly feminine. Is that not the textbook definition of genderfluid ? My lifemate (significant other) is like that. Physically female, but prefers male pronouns, shifts between feeling masculine or feminin...
by CelticNot
Mon Jun 22, 2015 3:47 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!
Replies: 8248
Views: 1472613

Re: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!

First week on HRT done. Don't feel much different yet, aside from occasional spurts of inexplicably strong emotions. I'm told that's normal right off the bat, so I can deal. A few questions for the community, one medication-related and one completely unrelated: ⋅ Does it matter when you ta...
by CelticNot
Tue Jun 16, 2015 3:30 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!
Replies: 8248
Views: 1472613

Re: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!

As of yesterday, I am officially on full HRT. Finally! \o/ Fun fact: apparently my GP was trying to kill me. Okay, that might be an exaggeration, but it turns out that mixing spironolactone (anti-androgen which my psychiatrist prescribed) with Ramipril (blood pressure/kidney leakage medication which...
by CelticNot
Fri Jun 05, 2015 7:31 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1534: "Beer"
Replies: 249
Views: 62555

Re: 1534: "Beer"

I have long since avoided drinking alcohol of any kind for a variety of reasons - my few experiences with it were never pleasant, either because I would get a headache from the alcohol, or the other people who were drinking it were being bad drunks. Inexplicably, I've developed an obsession with try...
by CelticNot
Tue Jun 02, 2015 6:00 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!
Replies: 8248
Views: 1472613

Re: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!

Went shopping for 'a' bra on Friday, and got a little bit carried away... I now have a new wardrobe. Been wearing it to work this week. Yesterday went reasonably well, but I think I still looked too masculine (got misgendered by some fast-food jockeys). Today I definitely look more feminine, but oh ...
by CelticNot
Tue May 19, 2015 10:19 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!
Replies: 8248
Views: 1472613

Re: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!

Sounds like a great weekend! I've never heard of giving pocky after meals, much less only the women... huh. It might just be a gimmick for that particular restaurant. It's not something I've encountered elsewhere, to be honest. As for the rest of your comment - yes, I live in Canada, specifically i...
by CelticNot
Tue May 19, 2015 3:56 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!
Replies: 8248
Views: 1472613

Re: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!

Since negative experiences are frequently over-represented, here's some more positive experiences for the board. Back on Mother's Day, I dressed up quite nice; a new top (blue and short-sleeved w/lots of holes around the shoulders), white shorts, canvas loafers. Curled my hair a bit, put in some hai...
by CelticNot
Wed Apr 29, 2015 5:07 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1518: "Typical Morning Routine"
Replies: 126
Views: 19093

Re: 1518: "Typical Morning Routine"

All this talk of forced-air v.s. water heating is making me nostalgic. I grew up in a house with forced-air heating (including a "fan" as a sort of primitive AC) and an unfinished basement, but when I first moved out, all the apartments I stayed in had baseboard radiators. It took some ada...
by CelticNot
Mon Apr 27, 2015 8:09 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Why do people here and xkcd hate liberal arts maors so much?
Replies: 113
Views: 17660

Re: Why do people here and xkcd hate liberal arts maors so m

Coming in way late, but back in high school, I personally found humanities far, FAR more difficult (and much less enjoyable) than the science and math classes. Why? I'm not really sure, but I have some guesses. When it comes to literature, I tended to have radically different interpretations of the ...
by CelticNot
Mon Apr 27, 2015 3:48 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!
Replies: 8248
Views: 1472613

Re: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!

Small updates for myself: I am now officially out to my entire department at work. Nothing but support thus far (and one hopefully-unrelated termination). I'm still waiting for the shoe to drop, but it doesn't seem like it's going to happen here. Also got a letter from the endocrinologist. My appoin...
by CelticNot
Mon Apr 27, 2015 3:43 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!
Replies: 8248
Views: 1472613

Re: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!

Sungura wrote:So he posted this.


And an epic post it was. :D I especially like that he pointed out that other people are watching what they say. Maybe it'll make them think twice before they preach hate in the future.
by CelticNot
Wed Mar 18, 2015 6:19 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1500: Upside-Down Map
Replies: 128
Views: 23506

Re: 1500: Upside-Down Map

Closer to home, I have to wonder - would Virginia and West Virginia just swap names, or would West Virginia become East Virginia?

(Note that I'm not American so I don't know if there's some historical reason for the names.)
by CelticNot
Fri Mar 13, 2015 5:41 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!
Replies: 8248
Views: 1472613

Re: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!

Had my first follow-up meeting Tuesday. Based on what I told her, the nurse was willing to send out a recommendation letter to the endo already... I could be on hormones by June. Kind of terrifying, but one odd side effect to the anti-androgens is a distinct increase in my courage. I no longer care ...
by CelticNot
Fri Mar 13, 2015 5:17 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1498: "Terry Pratchett"
Replies: 43
Views: 13732

Re: 1498: "Terry Pratchett"

I've only ever read three of Pratchett's works. Unfortunately, the first book I read was Sourcery , which was probably the worst place I could've started. It was the only Discworld book my school library had, though. I was horribly lost, I loathed the characters - especially Rincewind, but Death's a...
by CelticNot
Fri Mar 06, 2015 6:12 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0131: "Microwaves"
Replies: 61
Views: 23176

Re: What-If 0131: "Microwaves"

I think what many people may find more interesting is that almost all new home construction (in the states) utilize a pex tubing installation with pex manifolds. ... The next time your spouse is in the shower flush the toilet and watch them squeel as the water gets skalding hot. In my house this is...
by CelticNot
Fri Mar 06, 2015 4:52 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0131: "Microwaves"
Replies: 61
Views: 23176

Re: What-If 0131: "Microwaves"

I guess what I'm struggling with is seeing where the microwave fits into the cooking process, where it can be best utilised. I basically use it as a breakfast-porridge-heater an an accelerated-bread defroster. I'd probably use it more if I knew what else it was best used for. Apologies if someone e...
by CelticNot
Wed Dec 17, 2014 8:50 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!
Replies: 8248
Views: 1472613

Re: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!

By the by, frakitol , I read your Dear SB thread, and what you've written matches my own thoughts in many ways over the last year and a half. We're not that alike (I'm older than you by 10+ years for a start, married, and I've made the decision to transition), but that feeling of wishing you'd been ...
by CelticNot
Wed Dec 17, 2014 6:45 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!
Replies: 8248
Views: 1472613

Re: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!

My meeting with the doctor went well; I'm on testosterone blockers now, with follow-up appointments three and seven months from now. So... first steps.
by CelticNot
Fri Dec 05, 2014 6:47 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!
Replies: 8248
Views: 1472613

Re: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!

*cough* 'ello. Signed up a month and some ago and did nothing with this, finally posting. MtF, going for my first appointment with the local "gatekeeper" in a week and a half. Feeling really nervous, for obvious reasons. A year and a half of thinking and over-thinking has done nothing to ...

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