Discussion in 'Fan Town' started by autopsyblue, Apr 24, 2016.
I only romantically ship Mariel and Dandin if they're both trans.
OH, but there's a really really really easy explanation for THAT...
Without doing a karyotype, which has to be done on cells that are actively dividing, which... I guess you could induce easily given the regeneration thing... you actually have no idea what chromosomes are and aren't there. If they goofed up and screwed up the cells in their sample too much to do that, they might still be able to extract intact DNA strands. "DNA sequencing" of a species with a known genome is the matching of tons and tons of super-short fragments, some of which contain sequencing errors, to a template genome based on the sum of individuals sequenced in your database, or maybe one person if you're not being too thorough.
You can't tell how many copies of a ceirtain sequence are there. The process that lets you sequence at all makes a shitton of copies that are not randomly weighted, so you can end up with patches that don't show because you were using not quite the right sequence of priming chemicals to copy them.
...So, you're sequencing a sample from this hairy-ass, super macho, testosterone-laiden, definitely definitely a dude, no question about that at all.
Scientists: "Of course oursample was incomplete! Nothing's showing up from his Y-chromosome! If the sample had been complete, it would have been there!!!"
Ben's suggesting that the scientists assumed that they obviously must have an incomplete sample, because they can't find anything from the Y chromosome anywhere. :::PPP
tumblr user peteor made these trans church and tex headcanons and i instantly
'cause church is my fave (well, tied with temple, i think), tex does have some canonical genderweird going on, and those two headcanons describe an experience with gender that's very #relatable to me
like, "yeah, okay, i'm not the gender i was assigned at birth, but... eh... it's okay, i guess, and there aren't really any options out there made for my specific variety of genderweird, so... let's just keep things as they are." (i mean, okay, it's not precisely like that for me 'cause i can [and am] as openly nonbinary as i like on the internet, but in meatspace, well... my genderweird would be too difficult to explain to most people and i probably wouldn't get a payoff equal/greater to the effort i put in if i tried. but yeah... same general feeling, thus... #relatable.)
Kenny McCormick, from Wikipedia:
Trans beasties in Mossflower have it easier in some ways and harder in others. Out in Mossflower anyone who can back up their words with a sword isn't going to get picked on for anything and in the Abbey everyone is happy to make their friends happy, plus gender roles are pretty blurry anyway so few inhabitants mind, and gender-neutral names are more common and some groups are expected to change their names as a rite of passage so they have a way out if they are stuck with a gendered name. On the other hand, medieval medical science, everyone can tell your birth sex by smell, and gender roles are blurry in such a way that it's really hard to get the point that your proper gender is important across.
Thing from a Homestuck ending hate piece that makes a lot of sense to me:
Okay, thinking about trans male Damug Warfang now purely because a male-assigned rat really should not be wearing a "short kilt".
...I'm never going to be able to read Redwall books again without thinking of what I've learned about rats today
Don't get me started on animal facts, you'll never want to look at a cute animal again.
i don't know if i posted this in this thread before (i know i've posted in the stardew thread) but i head canon that Sandy was assigned male at birth. and se's beautiful and i love her and i've never managed to make it far enough in the game to properly befriend her and i wish i could take her away from the lonely desert with the creepy dude and his illegal gambling thing in the back and just. treat her like a princess and live happily ever after on a big farm with our cats
so are most of the other ladies tho so like
the same sex marriage is great, i appreciate it muchly, but please queer santa i want a game where i can marry everyone
ALL OF THEM
MY MANY SPOUSES/SPOUSES PLURAL
Okay, there is a Hiveswap theory that Xefros is being groomed by Doc Scratch. This wouldn't fit with Scratch's usual modus operandi of picking out girls to do his dirty work, but cherubs are extremely gender essentialist and LE especially wouldn't respect the actions of a perceived female, and Xefros' quirk uses Xs to replace ex, ten, cross, and trans. Hm.
Fiethsing from FoW is a transwoman. My proof is go fuck yourself she is. For more on this headcanon we're making transwomen mystics as just being a part of Elvish culture and religion. My other reasoning is go fuck yourself it's got precedence in the anthropological record but really the reason is fuck you I want it to be.
Y'know, the comment about Xefros's quirk including the "trans" syllable at first seemed like coincidence to me, since the literal meaning of the term is just "cross", but Homestuck didn't do simple coincidence, and there's reason to believe Hiveswap doesn't either. Did the "trans" part of the quirk or the "cross" part come first?
Like not headcanon headcanon.
But what if one of the cloning failures with Fate is that she's male. Realistically this would make no sense but do I care. Of course not.
Vaarsuvius of Order of the Stick is now confirmed genderqueer! But I thought of them as such before I saw that, and I always headcanoned their pronouns as "they" or "V/V's".
headcanon: Armitage Hux is trans since he's a overachieving dweeb whom I relate to in like. a really distant esoteric way? he's horrible and like, dang. i sure bet nothing would kill my dysphoria then makING A SPACE LASER THAT EATS THE SUN and being a general. In the books it's mentioned that he was always super skinny and weak so i could see how brendol would add insult to injury with the whole 'you're a bastard' thing with say, 'you can't even carry the family name'.
plus his outfit and endlessly gelled hair is just, very Intentionally Masc in a way thats just a bigass mood for me.
Spoiler: minor friendsim spoilers
Barzum is a she and Baizli is a he, but they appear to be identical twins, so I'm sticking with the theory that they're intersex. ETA: Just one could be binary trans, but I don't think that fits with their "perfect balance" theme.
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