Walk into the club with your bestfriend like
you can tell by the way that i walk im a ladies man no time to talk
I usually use my full name for everything.
I’m linking this poem because I owe ameliamarieka an explanation, except in a sense, the poem’s an explanation by itself, though as someone who loves exposition and self-analysis, I seek to clarify. The poem’s about how I’m defined by others, and how I consider all of these different versions are all me. (TLDR: Mae ain’t me.)
My full name—Patricia Bautista Tan—is the name I’ve decided on for myself because I think it’s “the only name that can really encompass all of those names”, and Patricia is what I generally use when I introduce myself (if I have to). Besides, I’m usually the one using my name the least in conversation or on contact lists, so I don’t really have the issue of creating a name for myself except for what I put on forms and papers.
That’s the thing: the second first name isn’t used anymore to the point that it’s no longer a part of me, and that it wouldn’t make sense to put it in the poem as my full name if I didn’t use it as such and if I didn’t feel like it was a part of who I am now.
No one knows about it because no one ever needed to know about it—save for the one time I had submitted something into ameliamarieka's ask about how that was my name in the Philippines where names like those are a thing. And since that’s the case, there wasn’t a way for any one to derive anything from the name that didn’t get carried over.
brave-as-a-bear doesn’t use her second name either. The only two forms I could think that our two first names actually on is our birth certificates and some form for church. No one else in our immediate family (to my knowledge) has a second name, or at least it’s not used at all and isn’t even bothered with.
Meanwhile I started to use my “second” name to make it a part of me. It’s funny what we do to ourselves with such a simple choice: a name.
Last night my little sister (5th grade) was making an e-mail account
She saw gender and went to click female when she noticed the “other” choice
She looked at me confused and I started to explain that some people don’t think they fit in with strictly male or female
"Oh! You mean like transgender and stuff like that. I was freaked out for a second- I thought they meant robots."
Yet another example the kids are more open-minded than adults
Goblet of Fire: CEDRIC DIGGORY
Harry Potter: This is awesome
Harry Potter: It’s gonna be such a fun year
Harry Potter: Hogwarts is definitely gonna win this thing
Goblet of Fire: HARRY POTTER
Harry Potter: I came out to have a good time -
Dumbledore: HARRY DID YOU PUT YOUR NAME IN THE GOBLET OF FIRE
Harry Potter: I’m honestly feeling sO ATTACKED RIGHT NOW AND NO I DID NOT
"maybe you shouldnt eat all of tha-"
Today, I bought this book (for my sister, lets clarify that now ‘cause the only way I’m going anywhere near sperm is if I fall into a vat of it):
OF THE BRILLIANT:
STUFF IT HAS IN IT:
"In a lot of ways Piper was my Trojan Horse. You’re not going to go into a network and sell a show on really fascinating tales of black women, and Latina women, and old women and criminals. But if you take this white girl, this sort of fish out of water, and you follow her in, you can then expand your world and tell all of those other stories. But it’s a hard sell to just go in and try to sell those stories initially. The girl next door, the cool blonde, is a very easy access point, and it’s relatable for a lot of audiences and a lot of networks looking for a certain demographic. It’s useful."
Jenji Kohan, Orange is the New Black show creator
even the show writers know that piper isnt as interesting
Even Piper Kerman, the author, knows that her story isn’t as interesting. She’s used all of this press, and the writing of the initial book to try to help fix the prison system. I love this series.
do you ever think about the judges for the triwizard tournament trying to figure out who to kidnap for the second task
like they’re all just sitting in dumbledore’s office and karkaroff goes “well word on the street says that krum has a crush on that granger girl”
"damn," says dumbledore, "I wanted harry to rescue her. well, what about the delightful miss chang?"
"no," says bagman, "we’ve got her down for diggory"
"stop sinking my ships," says dumbledore