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(no subject) [Jul. 6th, 2012|05:04 pm]
This is an edited version of something I posted on Facebook. I usually try to avoid posting the same content all around the internet, because it's annoying for people who are keeping up in multiple places and people who aren't probably aren't that interested, but I want to actually communicate this to as many people as possible.

So, the news.

I have changed my name. I've been going by Morgan for some time now and last week I did the Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages thing. Got a new birth certificate and everything. So it's about time I was a bit more announcement-y about it, I suppose.

In brief, the reason for the change: during the long and convoluted process of figuring out how gender stuff works for me, I concluded that I feel far happier and more comfortable with a gender-neutral name.

The best label I've found for myself, gender-identity-wise, is 'agender'.

This often raises the question of what pronouns I prefer, and the answer is … from a selection of poor options, I prefer 'they' (and no, it's not gramatically incorrect to use it in the singular). I don't have a particular objection to other pronouns but it stings a bit when people know my preference but ignore it.

I'm happy to discuss this with anyone who has questions or whatever, but I'd prefer to do it in a more private medium so comments on this entry are screened. However, this is not in any way a secret or a delicate matter, and I'm perfectly happy for you to update people I'm less in touch with if the subject comes up, either by pointing them here or just by telling them about it.

Thanks for reading.

(If we're Facebook friends but you didn't see the note there, it's because I filtered that one to people who knew me by my old name but whom I hadn't actually told; I didn't want to complicate matters with people who have met me more recently, but I figure anyone who bothers to read my Livejournal must be pretty old-school.)
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More free stuff! (DVDs) [Oct. 30th, 2010|11:18 am]
[hearing |Radiohead - You and Whose Army? | Powered by Last.fm]

I briefly considered crossposting this to Facebook. Then I remembered that Facebook is still even more gross than Livejournal. Besides, this way I can pretend I'm being oldschool and/or elitist about this whole giving away stuff for free thing.

Today these DVDs are looking for good homes! Almost all of them are anime left behind by SuperHousemate's last housemate.
  • Vampire Princess Miyu Collection (6 discs)
  • The Slayers (Complete first series; episodes 1-26, 4 discs)
  • The Slayers Next (Episodes 27-52, 4 discs)
  • Record of Lodoss War (Complete series; episodes 1-13, 2 discs)
  • Record of Lodoss War: Chronicles of the Heroic Knight (Complete series; epsiodes 1-27, 4 discs)
  • Maze (4 discs)
  • Spiral: The Bonds of Reasoning (Complete series; episodes 1-25, 3 discs)
  • RG Veda (which appears to be a movie)
  • Four separate Rurouni Kenshin discs: The Legendary Swordsman, Battle in the Moonlight, Trust, and Betrayal
And two DVDs that aren't anime:
  • Mulholland Drive
  • Live Forever: The Rise and Fall of Brit Pop
Once again, pickup from Kew is preferable, but other arrangements are possible.
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Free stuff! (games and consoles) [Oct. 27th, 2010|03:28 pm]
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Hello, Livejournal. Long time no speak.

My SuperHousemate and I have several boxes of stuff to give away. There will be more posts like this in the future with other types of stuff, but today is the day for giving away old games and things of that nature.

Ideally you'll be able to come to pick stuff up from our place in Kew, but other arrangements are possible too. It would also be neat if anybody taking a console also took away all its games. I would offer a discount as an incentive, but all this stuff is already free. :)

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If you know anyone who is likely to want this stuff, even if it's not you, I encourage you to encourage them to contact me.

See you when I try to offload the next batch of stuff, LJ.
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Free Stuff [Nov. 29th, 2009|11:17 am]
[hearing |Slowdive - Good Day Sunshine]

I've finally started going through my pile of boxes of "stuff I probably don't want anymore", and here is the first in what will probably be a series of Free Stuff Giveaways. Comment to claim any of the stuff listed. It can be picked up from Thornbury or I can transport it to somewhere central; in the unlikely event that someone not from Melbourne wants something enough to pay postage for it, that's an option too.

I'll wait a week or so and then any remaining stuff will probably get freecycled or donated to op shops or something.

A few of these items were gifts once upon a time, and to the givers I say: please don't be hurt or offended! I only want to keep things I will read/use/enjoy again and again, but I have liked and appreciated many things that that no longer applies to.

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(no subject) [Jan. 1st, 2007|01:59 am]


Happy New Year.

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#12: Harry [Jul. 29th, 2006|11:43 pm]
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Every time you say that you don't believe in fairies, Harry goes out and kills a queer.

He is not the villain of a cautionary tale concocted by your well-meaning parents to frighten you into embracing diversity. He lives in the house on the corner, and every time anybody says they don't believe in fairies he gets his shotgun out of the cupboard and goes to kill one.

If you ask him about it - perhaps if you see him at the greengrocer's - he will grin at you over the cauliflower and explain that he loves making the wishes of children come true.
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#11: Ned [Jun. 5th, 2006|09:28 pm]
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Ned hadn't had a drink in months.

Ever since the lady from the agency had told him that they had tracked down his daughter - married, two kids, just the other side of town - he had saved more of his pension than he could really afford to save.

Eventually, the lady said that his daughter had agreed to a meeting.

He caught the bus to the park on the appointed afternoon and sat on a bench, with two brightly-coloured packages sitting nervously beside him and a bunch of flowers clutched in his hands.

That evening the sun set on Ned on a park bench, trying to convince himself that they might be running late.
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#10 - Lucky Alex [Jun. 4th, 2006|04:11 am]
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"The important thing to note is that we lack any incentive to change. Everything we need is given to us whether or not we quit smoking, swear at old ladies who drive too slowly, carve our vegetables into profane shapes before eating them, whatever."

Lucky Alex lived on the third floor of the oldest, most tumbledown building in the oldest, most tumbledown part of town. The reasons for this affected poverty were not immediately obvious, but the room's acoustics were very good and it had a view of the street.

"Judgement is necessary just the same; permitted doesn't mean good."

Lucky Alex turned off the tape recorder to watch the cold, colourless sunrise.
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#9: Bob [May. 31st, 2006|11:55 pm]
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Life as a tram driver seemed pointless sometimes. Bob's passengers rarely thanked him, often smoked up the back, and always left crumbs on the seats. His tram driver's jacket didn't fit very well, either.

One Thursday Bob was tired of waiting at an intersection, so he locked the door to his compartment behind him and got off the tram. Not even the tram seemed to notice that Bob was gone; when the lights changed it closed its own doors and continued on its way.

Bob glanced about to see if anybody had seen what happened. They hadn't. He shrugged, then stepped into the space between the left lane and the kerb and disappeared.
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#8: Terence and Adelaide [May. 30th, 2006|10:53 pm]
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One day it was very cold. Not cold enough for polar bears, but much too cold for going outside without a hat.

Terence and Adelaide sat in the playroom and bickered because they couldn't go outside.

"I wish it would snow," said Adelaide. "Then we could go outside and make sculptures of cacti and tumbleweeds and camels and things, and it would seem warmer."

"What's the point?" said Terence, and dropped a dinosaur on Adelaide's racing car. "You couldn't make a camel out of snow, and if you did it would fall over."

That evening Adelaide made a camel out of her mashed potatoes and dispatched it to drink all of Terence's water.
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