Connor Joel

Connor Joel

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5 years ago @ The Toast - An Open Thread, and Se... · 0 replies · +10 points

ALSO I should note that I have picked back up my library school application to work on and hopefully, by THIS SPRING I will be on my way to achieving librarian spinsterhood and I LOVE YOU ALL FOR THE INSPIRATION.

5 years ago @ The Toast - An Open Thread, and Se... · 0 replies · +4 points

LIz <3

5 years ago @ The Toast - An Open Thread, and Se... · 0 replies · +5 points

THANK YOU MY ANNA!!

5 years ago @ The Toast - An Open Thread, and Se... · 0 replies · +11 points

ALSO: I just wanted to give a quick shoutout to this lovely essay that helped me SO SO MUCH. It's not even part of The Trans Series, but it cracked open the door just enough for me when I was 21 and alone, and I've always been grateful to it for existing. If the person who wrote it is here, I just want you to know that "I never said I wasn't." is TATTOOED ON MY SOUL'S HEART'S SOUL.
http://the-toast.net/2013/10/11/sailor-jupiter-ge...

5 years ago @ The Toast - An Open Thread, and Se... · 9 replies · +62 points

Dear The Toast:

THANK YOU for being a place and a people where I could be who I am, even when I wasn't sure who or what that was. I've often felt like a strange alien creature, not sure where I fit, or what role I wanted, or what to say my gender was. And that was OKAY HERE. We have always been so generous towards the queer and the confused here.

TODAY, I want to say:

I'm a woman. And I'm a man. And I want to go back and qualify those terms in all the ways that I need to, but instead I will just say that The Toast was the first place I read the phrase "soft butch" and "soft butch" feels like HOME.

I'm queer, and genderqueer, and bisexual. I feel comfortable saying that out loud today, when I've mostly just alluded to it before in my sparse comments. I feel comfortable saying that today because I KNOW I AM OKAY, and NOT ALONE, and that's due in no small part to all of you. (And to Blushingflwr for a particularly INCREDIBLE Captain America fic that she so kindly sent to my DMs when I needed something to process THE WORST KISS in Civil War.)

I know I'm coming to Open Thread real late and there's no way of knowing who will see this, but I just wanted to say thanks for strengthening my magic, and encouraging my queerness, and for telling all the jokes that still resonate warmly all over my heart.

A willing foe, and sea room

Connor Joel / Flan

6 years ago @ The Toast - Bible Verses For The A... · 0 replies · +4 points

DAMN YOU, WRITER OF 1 TIMOTHY WHO CANNOT RELIABLY BE KNOWN AS SAINT PAUL

6 years ago @ The Toast - Letters From George Mc... · 0 replies · +30 points

This right here is a beautiful masterpiece made of solid gold.

6 years ago @ The Toast - Bible Verses For The A... · 3 replies · +16 points

Work out your salvation with FEAR AND TREMBLING.

THAT'S CANON

6 years ago @ The Toast - My Six-Point Plan For ... · 0 replies · +54 points

"maybe she was bisexual what do i know about anything i think she was probably a lesbian but i'm not going to stop anyone from suggesting she was bisexual, queen anne was a lesbian and i'm not going to brook arguments to the contrary, some people are bisexual but queen anne wasn't one of them"

These tags are a beautiful slam poem.

6 years ago @ The Toast - Popes Who Never Got to... · 0 replies · +1 points

"One of history's most spectacularly energetic haters."

STILL SO FUNNY