consultingmoosecaptain:

What’s up #carolcorps? ❤️💛💙 #eccc

Look at all these fabulous superheroes hanging out together! So jealous it happened on the other side of the world!

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My super awesome friends picked up this weeks comics for me & brought them to the hospital today so I have a chance to read Ms Marvel #1 before they inject my brain with radioactive shit tomorrow - pretty sure once I Hulk out my giant hands are going to have trouble turning the pages.

In other news, being a cyborg is NOT as much fun as they make it out to be. Sure, SOMETIMES you get to watch them use the silver suitcase full of flashing lights to reprogram the thing in your head & SOMETIMES you get scanned by a giant Cylon but if tomorrow’s radioactive-stuff-in-my-brain test doesn’t go well I’m up for my third brain surgery in 18 months. Brain surgery REALLY messes with the care & keeping of my Alternative Lifestyle Haircut.

Can’t a lesbian cyborg just live a quiet life in the suburbs with her magical girlfriend & their unicorns?!

funkfais:

thepoliticalfreakshow:

Flying Solo: This 92-Year-Old Transgender Widow Is Fighting To Be Treated Like Any Other Widow

After serving as a pilot during WWII, Robina Asti transitioned to living as a woman in the 1970s.

After serving as a pilot during WWII, Robina Asti transitioned to living as a woman in the 1970s.

Now 92 years old, she fondly remembers spending time over the Pacific during World War II. She was only 21 at the time.

Getting her pilot’s license at just 18, Robina became a commercial pilot and flight instructor.

This 92-Year-Old Trans WWII Veteran Is Fighting To Be Treated Like Any Other Widow

In 1976, she decided to begin living as a woman “in body, soul, and mind.” The prejudice against her at that time was extraordinary.

This 92-Year-Old Trans WWII Veteran Is Fighting To Be Treated Like Any Other Widow

Working as a vice president of a mutual fund, she would go to work in men’s clothing and then change in the evenings.

“It was quite burdensome, and I knew it would never be accepted then. So I quit and decided I had to live and work as a woman.”

Working as a vice president of a mutual fund, she would go to work in men's clothing and then change in the evenings.

She legally changed the sex on her pilot’s license, her driver’s license, and obtained a U.S. passport as a woman. For Robina, it was a complete rebirth.

She legally changed the sex on her pilot's license, her driver's license, and obtained a U.S. passport as a woman. For Robina, it was a complete rebirth.

She soon met Norwood Patton, the man who would one day become her husband.

She soon met Norwood Patton, the man who would one day become her husband.

When things became serious, Robina knew she would have to tell Norwood about her transition.

When things became serious, Robina knew she would have to tell Norwood about her transition.

Less than a week later, Norwood came back.

This 92-Year-Old Trans WWII Veteran Is Fighting To Be Treated Like Any Other Widow

Every month, Norwood would ask for her hand in marriage. Every month, she would refuse.

Every month, Norwood would ask for her hand in marriage. Every month, she would refuse.

Finally in 2004, Robina married her longtime sweetheart in a small ceremony in an airplane hangar in Orange County, N.Y.

“It was, without a doubt, the finest time in my life.”

Finally in 2004, Robina married her longtime sweetheart in a small ceremony in an airplane hangar in Orange County, N.Y.

Eight years later, Norwood passed away at the age of 97.

Eight years later, Norwood passed away at the age of 97.

After his passing, Robina applied for survivor benefits with the SSA. She was denied after it was determined she was “legally male” at the time of their marriage — despite all the legal documents she had in her possession.

After his passing, Robina applied for survivor benefits with the SSA. She was denied after it was determined she was "legally male" at the time of their marriage  despite all the legal documents she had in her possession.

“I am so insulted that the Social Security Administration refused to recognize me as a woman and treated my marriage to Norwood in such a disrespectful way.”

"I am so insulted that the Social Security Administration refused to recognize me as a woman and treated my marriage to Norwood in such a disrespectful way."

In June 2013, Lambda Legal filed a request for reconsideration on Robina’s behalf. After more than six months, there is still no word from the Social Security Administration.

This 92-Year-Old Trans WWII Veteran Is Fighting To Be Treated Like Any Other Widow

She hopes that her case is a success, not for the money, but for “the act of humanity which is necessary here.”

She hopes that her case is a success, not for the money, but for "the act of humanity which is necessary here."

Lambda Legal created this video to share Robina’s story:

this is amazing, she is so amazing. let’s take a sec to remember the average life expectancy for a trans woman is under 35. sending you all the strength in the world mama

Damn! Carol Corps should be all over this awesome woman! Maybe we can all show up in costume to her local SSA place (I have literally no idea how these things work in the states) & menacingly punch dinosaurs in front of them until they give her her rights.

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Shot some footage for our Carol Corps Video Project contribution at the giant Ned Kelly statue in Glenrowan today. I even wore my wool lucky hat in the 40 degree heat (104 degrees for you Fahrenheit peeps) for it! It’s great timing that this is happening while we’re on our road trip - I’m hoping to get a couple of landmarks in (and a shot of one of our baby nephews in my lucky hat)! It’s almost a pity I don’t have a more typical Aussie accent!

Q

sasharocket asked:

I've heard about your surgery a few times through Kelly Sue Deconnick's blog and just wanted to say good luck! I hope everything goes well and your awesome t-shirt, hat and necklace help you recover super quickly.

A

Thank you so much! The surgery had mixed results (as documented here), but it’s great feeling so supported by the Carol Corps community! I LOVE YOU ALL SO MUCH!!!

So I’m back from hospital. Hello!

Things went kind of ok on the surgical front (though they didn’t actually find anything - BACK TO THE DRAWING BOARD! - AND they nearly gave me an IUD by mistake - CHECK YOUR CHARTS PEOPLE) but my post-op care was awful & traumatic.

That being said, it’s good to be home (and in relatively little pain) and thanks for all the well-wishes! (I’m tagging this for the Carol Corps, even though you don’t get to see my fabulous hat again, so I can say thank you for thinking of me!) Hopefully this is my last surgery for the year - though I do have an appointment with Orthopaedics next week to discuss an ankle reconstruction so they might just slip that one in under the wire.

There are some extra details under the cut for those of you who are interested/don’t mind medical talk

Obligatory pre-surgical selfie. Wearing BOTH my Captains today for extra luck.
I slept quite well last night - clearly doing ALL THE THINGS & completely exhausting yourself the day before surgery is totally the way to go (though I can barely move my legs today) - and I had a very funny dream where this woman who edited a “BDSM fashion magazine” wanted me to model for them in a shoot where I would wear lots of pretty lingerie & eat MOUNTAINS of pasta. I’m no dream expert, but I’m pretty sure fasting for surgery of my lady parts had something to do with that one!
Anyway, hopefully the surgery will ACTUALLY HAPPEN today & then I’ll probably be in hospital for a day or so (they say this is a day procedure, but nothing medical is ever simple with me) so you’ll just have my queue to keep you company! If you see anything I simply MUST SEE email it to me at pink.soprano AT gmail or tweet it to me at ClareActual (tracked tags & I seem to have had a falling out). Puppies, kittens, lady supes, Buckys and Blond Hunks Called Chris always welcome!
See y’all in a few days, hopefully with less gremlins gnawing on my insides!

Obligatory pre-surgical selfie. Wearing BOTH my Captains today for extra luck.

I slept quite well last night - clearly doing ALL THE THINGS & completely exhausting yourself the day before surgery is totally the way to go (though I can barely move my legs today) - and I had a very funny dream where this woman who edited a “BDSM fashion magazine” wanted me to model for them in a shoot where I would wear lots of pretty lingerie & eat MOUNTAINS of pasta. I’m no dream expert, but I’m pretty sure fasting for surgery of my lady parts had something to do with that one!

Anyway, hopefully the surgery will ACTUALLY HAPPEN today & then I’ll probably be in hospital for a day or so (they say this is a day procedure, but nothing medical is ever simple with me) so you’ll just have my queue to keep you company! If you see anything I simply MUST SEE email it to me at pink.soprano AT gmail or tweet it to me at ClareActual (tracked tags & I seem to have had a falling out). Puppies, kittens, lady supes, Buckys and Blond Hunks Called Chris always welcome!

See y’all in a few days, hopefully with less gremlins gnawing on my insides!

Carol Corps Yarn Brigade

canmakedothink:

Holy Hell. 

People, when I wrote that post yesterday, I was not expecting it to garner the response it did. I was expecting a few notes, some long0distance high-fives, and maybe a request or two. 

But holy hell. Again. 

A nice person offered to SEND ME YARN so that I could do this. 
HUNDREDS of people gave it a thumbs up, or reblogged it, which spread the message. 
People messaged me just to tell me thank you, or that they thought I was lovely. I’m not, especially, I’m just a person with a skill set who doesn’t like to see others in pain. But I appreciate the support! 

And a few people messaged me to ask if I wanted help. Or to tell me that they wanted to knit as well. SO. 

We are forming the Carol Corps Yarn Brigade. We will get you your Carol stuff as quickly as we can. 
More than a couple people asked if they could donate. To help keep the movement going. And this made me pretty much want to cry. Because it’s so beautiful that people want to offer support to perfect strangers, to help us all wrap the world in a big Carol Hug. 

If YOU would like to donate, you can do so, I guess, by PayPal HERE. I understand that the holidays are fast approaching, and that most of us don’t have a ton of extra cash to go around, so I will NOT be upset if people don’t donate. But if you are searching for a way to help, or if the post from yesterday moved you and you’d like to help share the love, that would be great. 

Let’s go punch some dinosaurs. 

CAROL CORPS YARN BRIGADE! OH MY GOD! HOW IS EVERYONE IN THIS FANDOM SO PERFECT?!

I can totally attest to the healing/support powers of Carol Corps gear! My brain surgery earlier in the year went SO MUCH BETTER than the one I had last year before I got my Lucky Hat! (Having hundreds of Carol Corps people liking my posts & sending me such lovely messages helped a lot too!)

I AM HAVING SO MANY FEELINGS RIGHT NOW.

(Also, I wish I could get a lucky hat for my uterus before it undergoes surgery on Monday, but I’ll have to make do with the one for my head!)

A COMPLETELY UNRELATED-TO-COMICS BLOG I FOLLOW JUST REBLOGGED A POST ABOUT KAMALA!!!!!! SHE IS EVERYWHERE AND IT IS GLORIOUS!!!!

My brain is being super dodgy & painful today so I kitted myself out in full Carol Corps regalia for luck & good feels. My new glasses are even navy & yellow!

(My earrings were a gift from the lovely people who run Optimystical Studios, who also made my Carol Corps dog tag & who have an awesome Kickstarter running right now! My other Carol tag was also a gift, this one from chameleonlurks - I am one very lucky butch!)

tehnakki:

crimsondude:

I love the whole Carol Corps and you ladies are all beautiful, but some of you are ridiculously so.

(Sorry. I suck at women.)

Why are you commenting on women’s appearances unsolicited? And why was this necessary for you to post in the Carol Corps tag?

You do…

Drama in Carol Corps makes me sad, but this is a great post about it. Not that the “this creeps me out” posts aren’t perfectly valid - I had a freak out myself earlier this week about a dude reblogging one of my selfies in what I felt was a creeptacular way but which probably seemed innocuous to other people - but it’s good to hear from someone who has interacted with this guy before.

I do think posting “I am bad at women lulz” in a female-led space kiiiind of comes across as expecting us to Teach Him Our Secret Ways & his “all Carol Corps are beautiful but some are more beautiful than others” type comment sort of shows a lack of ability to people in general. But I do also think that it was the post of someone genuinely trying to be nice

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exnihila:

kellysue:

You’re all gonna wanna go vote for Stella.

(Click here: Halloween ComicFest - Costume Contest)

VOTES IMMEDIATELY

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kellysue:

hipnerd:

Stella Grace as “Captain Marvel.”

Best thing is best.

happy birthday clare!!!

hmasfatty:

soufex:

you are so fabulous. thank you for being my friend. you are an indestructible valkyrie. 

Awwwww! THANK YOU

For some reason tumblr cut off all of this bit of my post: “<3 I had a lovely birthday - Robyn gave me P!NK tickets, we went to my favourite cafe for lunch & then we went to a Tupperware party with a bunch of other lesbians. IT WAS A REALLY GAY DAY”

Also, I wore my Carol Danvers Lucky Hat to the party tonight because it is awesome & my hair currently is not

everybodyilovedies:

GUUYSS MY LITTLE BRO IS IN TOWN!!!

He decided to try on the Men’s Small Carol shirt I have before I cut it up into a tank top. The results were… yeah.

Hey guys! Philly Comic Con, TOMORROW!!!!! Me and little bro will be participating in the Marvel v DC photoshoot on Saturday. He’s movie!Bane, I’m Captain Marvel. This afternoon we figured out that he can carry me on his shoulders, so we will basically be doing THE AWESOMEST POSES EVER. Stick around for pics, or show up and see us in person!!! <3

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