sculptures by Wendy Froud
Artwork by: Alexandra Hodgson
the forest king is passing by.
Although words like butch, femme, masc, and fem have been applied to nonbinary folk since their inception, they don’t always meet the needs of non-binary people in comfortably describing the way we look.
So here are a new additional set of options! We’ve considered two different “axes” here – one that relates most closely to the masc—fem scale, and one that considers “effort”, or a level of… drama or ostentation in a look. They can be combined as one pleases or used individually!
Additionally, please apply them at will to yourself based on your own ideas about what it means to dress femininely or dramatically or androgynously etc. These words are not to be held hostage to cissexism or gender roles. These words also describe presentations that are inherently not binary – the only reason we’re using words like “masculine” and “feminine” to describe them at all is for ease of communication. They can and should describe particular looks, including those that people are inclined to gender, without actually gendering them.
Note: These are not coined with the intention of being gender identities. They have nothing inherently to do with gender identity. You can be a demigirl stag, etc. (That said, if someone wants to use them as a gender because you feel it’s tied closely to your presentation, we’re certainly not stopping you.)
Here they are!
Stag: A “masc”, “butch” or “tomcat” equivalent, describing a presentation one considers to be associated with ideas about masculinity, or a presentation others might consider masculine.
Fox: Describing an androgynous, fluid, or combined presentation; can be applied to any presentation a person feels doesn’t resemble the other sides of the spectrum.
Swan: A “femme/fem” or “doe” equivalent, describing a presentation one considers to be associated with ideas about femininity, or a presentation others might consider feminine.
Sparrow: A casual, minimalist, muted or low-effort presentation. For example, for those folks who just roll through their closet and go.
Crow: For presentations that are in-between, combined, or fluid along a scale of effort/ostentation.
Peacock: For presentations that are high effort. Glam, dramatic, flashy, flamboyant, attention-drawing, etc. Dressed to the nines, so to speak!
so anyway tag urself
(chart meant purely to be silly and fun, not to suggest actual criteria or associations. Disregard entirely if you resonate with the terms but not these goofy tidbits.)
This right here really excites me, because I feel it is exactly what I want without ever looking for it and I just want to share it! What are you presenting as?
Since I’ve reached the 30k followers milestone I have decided to do a second post like this one, collecting a few pics portraying dark skinned women in typical sci-fi contexts/outfits. (for the sources, keep scrolling)
(Please do not waste your time telling me I am “pandering to sjw” or whatever. Women are widely represented in sci-fi art, but they’re often hypersexualized, and when it comes to cyberpunk most ladies are either white or light skinned asians… but it doesn’t have to stay that way).
http://mulattafury.tumblr.com/ did my POC character portrait for my Shadowrun game. She is a rockin’ artist I don’t see represented here. Check out her sci-fi comic panels at http://snakeladderscomic.tumblr.com/
Reblogging so other people can check out her art too. I’d love to see the artwork she did for your Shadowrun character!
also chiming in because @mulattafury did this of two of my characters from Cadence, my cyberpunk story/album (and Vale, on the right, fits the theme of the post!)
synced solo / ocean loop
So I was really worried like “I hope they cleaned up this weird mess, this could be unhealthy for the ocean,” but it turns out this IS ANIMATED!???
Hell no, someone HAD to give up their soul to make this- just like the guy who made the realistic animated honey video I saw a while back.
Eva Concept Art by Simon Tosovsky