Protests against Vietnam War, the last to use a draft.

Why it’s time to repeal Selective Service

Happy Halloween! Here’s a regularly scheduled article that’s not spooky or pumpkiny in any way. Well, it spooked me in high school at least. Today’s message from old me is about “the draft”, which, admittedly, I don’t think about as much anymore. Ideally it’d be fixed, but Congress is better at procrastination than even I am. As last time, I stand by my opinions, but don’t judge my current writing based on this.


Mandatory registration has no place in our future

Apologies in advance that I’m not very well researched on the details of this system and the laws around it. I’m just venting my opinion. Continue reading →

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Misaka Mikoto from Index/Railgun series

The state of anime subscription services (in the US)

OK, I’m done. The 2-year Crunchyroll-Funi partnership experiment has ended, and guess what? It’s because Sony forced them out of it so they could expand Funimation internationally. So future Funi licenses (such as, I assume, the upcoming fourth season of My Hero Academia) won’t be on Crunchyroll, and vice versa. This’ll probably also impact simuldubs, since a lot of those were CR licenses. This sucks, man. Continue reading →

Trans flag

My coming out letter (annotated)

As promised, this is it. Sent on 9/26/2017, and I’ve changed so much since this. I’ll interject a few times to add context/updates. So why am I posting this in the first place, given it’s such a personal topic? Well, I want to help any other trans (specifically MtF) kids who are having trouble with coming out. This is what worked for me, but it was a long journey here, and might not be the best if your parents are more closed-minded (read: conservative). Put your safety first, and go at your own pace, but be yourself. I know you can do it. 🙂

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A pride parade with large trans flag

The Trump admin’s new gender policy is unashamedly evil

[Content warning: transphobia, medical]

I’m fucking done. Most people that read my stuff are probably already terrified by this, but in case you really haven’t heard by the time this goes up, here it is. Trump’s HHS will be proposing a memo that defines “sex” for the purposes of Title IX as based solely on genitals at birth. What. The. Fuck. Continue reading →

An essay in progress

My first college paper

This is the uncut version of the first project I did for ENG 101 in college. We had to create a “literacy narrative” which, as far as I could tell, is any story that involves reading, writing, or some definition of “literacy”. We read some (really boring, IMO) 20-page paper by Deborah Brandt about “literacy sponsorship” and had to integrate it into the title and story, which is where the last paragraph comes from. This is the kinda stuff that English majors get really into, but is dull and unimportant to me.

Anyway, I wrote it about my experience writing the email in which I came out to my parents as trans. I was a little nervous about sharing it, but it seems to have gone over well! (As has coming out publicly to extended family on FB, but that’s for another time.) I wanted to share this version because the final one I submitted was trimmed down, because the project only required 500 words (yeah, my professor is chill). So here it is (minus some personal info)! My next post will be the coming out message itself, so stay tuned!
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Welcome to my house

Who the hell are you?

I’m Emilia. At least, that’s all you need to know to start reading this. I’m a college freshman aiming to study computer science, for those sweet tech bucks. I’m also a trans girl, and very gay.

So what do you write about?

Nothing in particular right now. I started this site to be my little corner of the internet. So It’ll mostly be me experimenting with writing and sharing other stuff that inspires me. No pressure to stick around, but if you really want to read the musings of one mildly autistic transbian programmer from the PNW, then this is your place. Continue reading →