time for a formal #introduction
saluton! I'm Theodore (and any bastardisation/nickname of it you can think of). I'm bi, vegan, australian and anarcho-communist. I came out as trans to my family & friends two months ago which has been... complicated; and I'm somewhere between nonbinary and a boy.
I adore architecture, history, art, film language, and reading. hmu if you ever need a recommendation and expect movie/book opinions.
on private for now bc I post personal stuff but I'm p chill.
impending death of a family member
my step-grandfather is dying of cancer, and it has gotten a lot worse the past fortnight, so the doctor has said he will probably die within weeks.
I haven't known him very long or very well, for he was already sick when my father met my stepmum, but he's always been kind to me, and it's. really confronting to know that he will die in the coming days. I'm visiting him tomorrow.
the trailer for The Goldfinch looks so beautiful oh my
the transmeds messaging me like 'you're exaggerating! not all transmeds are against nonbinary people! we're not transphobes! we only believe you need dysphoria to be trans, that's it' Like..... assuming you have the authority to decide who is/isn't trans at all is ridiculous and way out of line in itself.
I know it's petty but I find it kinda grating that social media gets so hyped abt seasons in the northern hemisphere, and whenever I mention that it's winter here, people are like 'OH I forgot that the southern hemisphere exists/is like that!! that's insane!!!' like plenty of people live in the southern hemisphere, come on. The Oppression never ends smh.
long thoughts on 'anti-consumerism' in entertainment
'Anti-consumerist' is such a frustrating description of a lot of media--for there is an assumption that consumerism can be disentangled from capitalism.
I'm watching a review of American Psycho wherein the host said it was about consumerism--no, it's about neo-liberalism. Wall-E isn't about consumerism, it's about ecological destruction at the hand of capitalism. They Live isn't anti-consumerist, it is anti-capitalist.
Claiming consumerism is the problem with capitalism is once more putting the blame on people who buy nice things to make their lives more bearable, instead of on the people who are ruining lives, destroying the ecosystem, and bombarding us with advertising, all for profit.
Ⓐ☭⚧Ⓥ. 19. trans sweaterboy.
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