reminder that the matrix trilogy was written and directed by a trans woman (lana wachowski) along with her brother
one of the most influential and iconic sci fi movies was created by a trans woman and MORE PEOPLE NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THIS!! lana wachowski is a babe and an inspiration, one of the few female directors in hollywood as well as one of the few transgender people in hollywood.
a lot of people are burned out on emoticons but one that ill never get tired of is :> because it looks like youre being talked to by a friendly bird
birdicons, for birds
everybody has that one memefriend. all memes remind you of them. i’m proposing the word “memefriend” to be a new relationship description. are you two dating? no, we’re just memefriends
i dedicate this post to all my mutuals who reblog this post ironically and poke fun at me because of how popular it is
Yu Yu Hakusho is the greatest shonen anime ever
If you’ve been looking to bind, whether you’re transgender, non-binary, or a cosplayer, you’ve probably come across binders like these on Ebay, Amazon, or AliExpress. Usually they’re called E.V.A, SHO, Whatwears, or Ancient Fish King brands, all of which are apparently, interchangeable with each other. Ross is here to tell you that these chest binders are not much of a step up from ace bandages, which in case you hadn’t known already, are the worst thing you can do to bind your chest. So here’s the run down, from least bad to worst.
First off, the sellers are usually misinformed about why someone would use a chest binder is needed just from how they title them. Why would Lesbians want a chest binder (outside of cosplay?)? I don’t know, but most of these listings have lesbian in the name, suggesting that chest binders are for girls, not men or nonbinary. This right there should be a warning sign of a company that doesn’t know what they are doing.
The strapless binders’ model is wearing the wrong size for their chest. Their breast is popping out over the top of the binder, and I can personally say that with that binder, it is very, very, painful if you have a larger chest. After about 20 minutes, bruising and chaffing will occur, especially to those with larger chests or are heavier. In the worst case scenario, the breast will rip or pop as if it were cut with a knife.
Look at the materials used. These chest binders do not have any or enough stretchy material in them. Elastic or spandex is the best. On the ones that do have spandex, they don’t mention how much there is in the binder. This is an enormous, bright, flashing sign that the binder is NOT safe. Just how bad is it? Ace bandages likely have more elastic than these binders do, and the ace bandages can still kill you if they don’t maim you. A binder is supposed to stretch, be easily manipulated, and you must be able to take a full breath in them. I’ve bought and used two different types binders from Ebay not knowing any better, and I could barely take a breath at all. I did get larger and larger sizes, and with the same result. Putting it simply, their binders could be falling off of you because they are too big and still would not be safe.
Now I can’t show you in a picture about the next part, but what’s probably the worst about these binders is that their ‘binding’ material goes all the way around the binder. Your binder should NOT have this unless it is made to correct back posture. Sports bras can, but that is better for again, correcting back posture. So not only will you be binding your chest, but you’ll be binding your ribs, back, and shoulders as well. This can warp them and damage the tissue.
So what does a good binder look like? I’m going to use the binder I’ve had the best experience with as an example. The Ultimate Chest Binder Tank by underworks. I’ve bought two of these as I’ve needed them, I wore out my old one after a year and a half of use daily including at work.
So, straight off from the site, we know this seller is knowledgeable about their target audience. Chest binders are under the men’s section and you never see the word lesbian on any of them. The only thing marked for women under the chest binder section is a sports bra, put there because transgender men often use them for working out.
The information section on the binder isn’t just two or three lines, it’s a whole paragraph. What is this binder made of? Medical grade 70% nylon and 30% spandex knit. It says it right there and is readily available information, you don’t have to dig through the seller’s ads for cheap wholesale jewelry in the description to find it. The listing also tells us how much of each material is used, information you must have when buying a chest binder. My personal rule of thumb? If it’s under 20% spandex or elastic, it’s trash. Our listing also tells us how to put the binder on, rather than making you struggle to figure it out on your own. Size chart and customer reviews are readily available on the listing and not buried under ads for other unrelated merchandise.
Also from looking at the binder’s pictures, the front and back of the binder is made differently; the front is thicker and non transparent while the back can bee seen through a bit and is thin in comparison. This is because the front of the binder is made to compress and bind the chest and the back of the binder is not. All the binding is in the front, support in the back.
Please, know the difference between an unsafe binder and a safe one. Save your money and avoid ones found on ebay. Can’t afford a binder still? There are programs for people who cannot buy one on their own or it is unsafe for them to buy one. One such I know of is the In a Bind program, they have fantastic service if a bit slow delivery time. Remember, this program is only for transgender men and nonbinary, cosplayers will have to go elsewhere or outright buy a binder.
ManlyBadassHero - Plays mostly horror games and rpgmaker games, funny, but fairly quiet, so you can pay attention to the games hes playing
Nonbinary Robot - Trigger friendly lesser-known lets player who likes off fangames and indie pixel games.
Markiplier - Oh good ol markiplier. A horror gamer who uses a webcam. Plays his reactions up quite a bit, but still manages to be funny.
ZoeyProasheck - Cheerful queer lets player who makes fairly happy videos by herself, with friends, and even sometimes with her girlfriend!
Nilesyrocks - I havent seen his videos in awhile, but he makes minecraft and tf2 videos mostly from what i can see. Likes cats.
Cr1TikaL - Never seen his videos but I’ve only heard positive things about him. (Also apparently donates all of the money he makes from youtube, which is pretty cool)makes ableist and sexist comments consistently through videos. has joked about rape on multiple occasions.
TheRadBrad - Never seen them myself, suggested by a friend.
UberHaxorNova - Suggested by a friendMakes jokes about #pedophilia
Achievement Hunter - A roosterteeth side channel. Quite funny, and consists of several people.Achievement Hunter is ableist don’t watch them.
YogscastKim - One of the female members of the popular group The Yogscast. (nilesy and zoey are also a part of this) Funny with a very pretty voice.
SlyFoxHound - Havent watched his videos in about a million years, but i remember them being quite funny.
HatFilms - Associated with the yogscast. I havent seen much of them but they’re quite popular.
Feel free to add more!
I crossed out a few and gave reasons why.
scratched out another one. Don’t suggest ppl if you’ve never seen their videos. :/
I think I can personally suggest ChipAndIronicus (youtube/their website)? Like name suggests, it’s mostly commentary by two people - ChipCheezum and another person, most commonly General Ironicus. Very professional editing with a lot of effort put into it (they comment over cutscenes but there always is alt version of video with no commentary over them), lot of effort put into learning gameplay mechanics and finding secret locations/bonus content, and amazingly informative in general, while still retaining a lot of humour/jokes. Also I haven’t heard any of them crack any even slightly offensive joke in any episode of each their LP I’ve ever watched, and that’s completed playthroughs of 9 games.
Hyrule Warriors looks great
If there’s one thing I so desperately want to happen in HW it’s Midna to have this moment of like nostalgia and happiness when she sees Link since she believed she’d never see him again after she broke the mirror. But then she’d quickly realize it wasn’t her Link and be surprised and sad. I’VE BEEN AVOIDING HW SPOILERS LIKE THE PLAGUE SO I HAVE NO IDEA IF ANYTHING LIKE IT HAPPENS but please let it happen Zelda gods. If it does I will actually cry so hard ((o(;△;)o))
And then the second picture was a bonus to make myself feel better after thinking about it because I remembered we have the TP dlc costumes and we can all pretend that TP!Link and Midna are reunited and hug and ｡･ﾟ(ﾟﾉT-T)ﾉ
The second picture actually took me a while to get right since I’m not good with interaction pictures and it started out super bad, mostly because I started it out wrong by just scribbling it all together without doing what I usually do. But I fixed it AND DID IT and I’m so happy with it. It took me forever to figure out how to shape Midna’s fused shadow right at angles too and all I have to say is bless concept art pictures.