pre-breakfast tranny blogging

I’m really, really, really trying to blog more often but dialup connection that drops out every few minutes and a dead laptop that only works because i run everything off my external drive and is prone to serious crashes … boringness in technology. Anyway, in no particular order, trannys that make me feel good about myself…

Trantasia is such a good name for a film it makes me want to pirate it right now. It’s a doco on the 2004 World’s Most Beautiful Transsexual Pageant in Las Vegas and interviews with six of the contestants. Tits, bitching, hormone flashes, boob jobs and all the rest. Sounds like my kinda party.

Ultron!!! “… is a totally awesome android supervillain, and two months ago she became the first male-to-female transsexual cyborg supervillain.” Tranny supervillains. We are the future.

Newsweek, not really known for being cutting edge unless it’s conservative did a large feature on transsexuality in their last issue. Lots of gender people and trannys around the interweb think it’s rather good. Rethinking Gender: What Makes Us Male or Female?. Still it’s fifteen years behind Judith Butler.

Bangkok Post asks, Why not a transsexual for premier? I think so too. How about one of the girls from Venus Flytrap? Or me.

That rumination came about because it’s Miss Tiffany time again in Thailand. And the winner is 21 year old student Thanyarasmi Siraphatphakorn. She really deserves a whole entry to herself.

Still in Thailand, one of the Venus Flytrap girls Nok Yonlada has published her own book, กระเท๊ย…กระเทย Kra Katoeyy…Katoey (Ladyboy).

The China Blog gets all boring with The Appeal of Fakes.I wrote about the 香江大舞台 Fragrant River Showgirls a couple of years ago, and think the boring straight white male angle that can’t look past the freak value that is both China Blog and some of their commentators is a fairly good indication of why so many Asian countries are so far ahead of English-speaking western countries in getting the gender thing.

Harisu got married a couple of weeks ago. She said, “I will become a wife who cooks well and is sweet, sexy and like a friend,” … uh yeah, whatever.

Some newly discovered blogs: My Taste in Transsexual Videos and Photos is not as porno as it sounds, more like an endless stream of Miss Tiffany. Fransexual, who I love just for sharing the same name is a glamorous escort and musician in London writing like a demimonde about shagging and music.

transsexual soldiers, 20 years after halo jones

When I was a serious comic junkie and would spend waaay too much of my dole payments in the local comic shop, one of the weekly bread-and-butter items was the seriously ahead of its time 2000AD, which I had the distinct pleasure of owning every one of the first 600 or issues due to a very stoned deal which saw these slices of newsprint gold change hands for $50.

One of my all-time favourites which profoundly influenced me more than any other comic (including Love and Rockets and Tank Girl) was the epic, transcendental, swirly lines of The Ballad of Halo Jones.

So for some reason when I read that the Thailand military has decided to allow transsexuals into the forces, I thought, “nah, old news, did it in Halo Jones”, which I no longer own, but remember the story where she was in the marines on some primitive planet and there was a special group for all the trannies. And also her line about eating cheese: “…they eat congealed mammary fluids here …”. Sublime.

Anyway, Thailand OKs gay, transsexual soldiers

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