aside from being cissexist the whole XX = female and XY = male thing is Straight-Up Wrong
AFAB people can have XO, XXX, XXXX and XY chromosomes while AMAB people have have XXYY, XYY, and XX chromosomes and since the majority of the population never has their karyotype examined, they’ll never know that they have one of these chromosomal quirks unless that specific combination has associated symptoms, and not all of them do. you could literally have one of the aforementioned combinations without even knowing it and meanwhile you’re insisting that all AFAB people are XX and that anyone else who has this must also be female
we could also talk about how hormonal patterns for XX persons can naturally and biologically mirror that of a typical XY person, or vis versa, which gives rise to things like androgen insensitivity disorder. here u have it, folks, an whole group of intersex people who have XY chromosomes and testicles and vulva and vagina, all grown naturally, all at the same time.
the number of people who are intersex mirror the number of people who are born with red hair, but no one goes around trying to say that red isn’t a natural hair colour just because the phenotype doesn’t manifest in the majority of the population.
today i heard 2 kids talking about buying fake IDs after school and so i started eavesdropping cuz u know thats big kid stuff and then one was like “yeah but is all this really worth it like im pretty sure the fake IDs cost more than the fish we r gonna buy”
i want to believe in a steve rogers that’s super into social justice and being the absolute worst nightmare for conservatives and asking for people’s preferred pronouns and is all for single moms support and getting networked help for veterans
a steve rogers interview segment on fox news where the interviewer makes some casual offhand racist/homophobic/bigoted remark and looks to steve for his agreement and he just goes off on how wrong they are
i remember back in first grade my school did this thing every year called a readathon where everyone wore pajamas to school and we had blankets and pillows and we built little nests on the floor and literally did nothing but read all day with periodical hot chocolate breaks and it was ENFORCED that everyone had to read the whole time i think i just defined paradise
So me and sean have been tl;dring about pokemon ALL DAY and it’s led into a discussion about pokemon amie so I’m going to go into a big long speil today about what I’d like to see happen with pokemon amie.
pokemon amie is probably the greatest addition to any pokemon game EVER. It’s opened up a whole new world of pokemon interaction and how you can experience the game and I want more. I want an entire POKEMON BONDING SYSTEM based around the amie mechanic.
this BONDING SYSTEM would encompass the Amie romancing, the Supertraining EV system, POKEWALKING, and could even resurrect the glory that was the poffin system so berries don’t feel completely meaningless anymore.
The first part of my proposal is to straight up eliminate the lower screen modes you switch through in X&Y in favor of ALL CUTE POKEMON FACE ALL THE TIME. You can choose a pokemon to bond with who will follow you around on the top screen, while the bottom will be essentially the amie screen, only in the actual world, as if you’re looking back at your pokemon to admire their stupid little cuteface.
Why? The greatest failing of the DS pokemon games is that nintendo DOESN’T FUCKING KNOW WHAT TO DO WITH THE BOTTOM SCREEN. It’s always some godawful immersion breaking UI that rarely gets used at all. With this method you can watch cute pokemon all day and boop their little faces any time you want. I contend this is the greatest possible use of the second screen real estate and if you don’t agree then you’re just wrong.
One of my co-workers kept calling me WHILE I WAS WORKING to see if I could cover her open tomorrow because she was running a fever and I was like ‘No sorry dude, I’m closing right now. No.’ And I figured because she’s a person of decent judgement that she had like, just realized she had a fever because why the fuck else would you ask someone to cover your shift in seven hours, especially because we were closed by that point.
I now check my texts and she had texted me at 8PM saying that she’s been sick ALL DAY and she had hoped her fever would have broken by tonight.