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It feels like the more I study gender, the more confusing it gets. Growing up, the words "sex" and "gender" were used interchangeably, so I did not learn the difference between them until I studied sociology. There, I learned that "sex" describes the anatomy of a person whereas gender describes a person's internal image. For a cisgender individual, the sex and gender are congruent: Male anatomy/male mind and Female anatomy/female mind; for a transgender individual, the sex and gender are not congruent: Male anatomy/female mind and Female anatomy/male mind. Seems pretty simple, right? The nice thing to do is to refer to the transgender person with the pronouns that he or she wishes.

However, it is very difficult for me to accept they are the opposite sex. Through my research on the Internet, I found that male-to-female transgender people have feminized brains while female-to-male have masculinized brains. If I remember correctly the difference was there even before hormone therapy. I actually found it to be quite interesting because it showed me that the brain structure and possibly the prenatal hormones to which a fetus is exposed play a role on the development of gender identity. Sometimes I hear to transsexualism referred to as a birth defect. I agree with this statement, but not for reasons that most people would like for me to believe, I don't think it is a birth defect of the body. Androgen insensitivity syndrome (defect in which an XY individual is insensitive to testosterone and develops a female or feminized body as a result) would fall in that category.

As I continued to read about gender, I found that there are multiple genders, not just two: There's Male, Female, Bigender, Agender, Two-Spirit, and possibly more that I forgot about. Two-spirit, I cannot explain very well because I did not do extensive study on that. However, I can tell you that Bigender people identify as both male and female whereas agender people identify as neither gender. I don't think I have read much about them either, so I cannot explain them in much detail.

However, I can tell you that I have major trouble telling cisgender from agender. Though I know them by dictionary definition, I cannot apply them in real life. Do cisgender people truly identify with their birth gender or do they just go out and do their thing without worry simply because their interests coincide with the majority of people their sex? I don't think a cisgender person (or even a transgender person for that matter) think about their gender when they're doing everyday activities. If I had to make a list of when gender is important it would be: in language, clothing, accessories, shoes, romance, sex, and healthcare. Now that I think about it, gender is everywhere. However, I think of gender as more of a performance than an identity. The makeup and clothing that people wear are simply props. I like to use the female props because they're cuter on me, but my role is more audience or a playwright than a performer. My "performance" usually is work, school, and job interviews.

I can easily refer to transgender individuals with the gender they wish. However, I will still be having this Internal War or what it means to be Male, Female, and Agender. I know I may be called a Bigot for not easily accepting that transgender people are the opposite sex, but it's hard for me to accept that so easily when my brain is telling me this isn't so. If I accept they are the opposite sex, then I would have to find a different way to define male and female.

I have more to write about the annoying things on gender, but this journal is too long. I'll have to write it another time. Next time I write, it will likely be about the awkward moments on Tomodachi Life that come from my internal image of most of my characters being asexual or gay versus the behavior of their Miis. I might even do a little series of my character versus their Mii in personality and interests. :D
  • Listening to: CIRCLES by Mariah Carey
  • Reading: My Journal
Played the pocky game. I really don't see what the big deal is about Pocky. Played it so long ago that I forgot what it tastes like. In fact, I can't even remember if I liked it or hated it. All I remember was thinking "I hope I win so that I get candy." :XD:
I was tagged by :iconsnowkinder:
1. What does your Deviantart name mean and why?
Nothing really. The Annamay came from an obsolete Childhood nickname and the 168 are three random numbers that I came up with because somebody else called herself Annamay first.

So that means that Annamay wasn't a pun on anime. I liked anime, but not that much.

2. What fandom were you obsessed with when you joined and what are you into now?
When I joined, I was obsessed with Sonic. Now I am not really into anything. I am just casually into Pokémon and Free!

3. How many watchers do you have now?
Four hundred and thirty two.

4. Name 3 of your favorite artists on DA.
:iconferanelia: :iconmixed-blessing: :iconlazyorca:

5. Or lack thereof, move along…
What does that question mean? 

6. Do you participate in clubs' contests here on dA?
Nope.

7. What is your most popular submission?
Shower by Annamay168 Popular by faves.

8. What are your favorite non-anime TV shows?
South Park

9. What are the things you wish you could draw better?
I wish I could draw backgrounds better.

10. Summer or winter?
Summer, summer, summer!

11. Rain or Sun?
Don't care. Sun?

12. What's your favourite type of music?
I guess pop.

13. PC or Mac
Mac. But I use PC.

14. Anime or Manga?
Anime

15. Coke or Pepsi?
Coke

16. Read or TV?
Television

17. How many hours a day do you spend on dA?
Very few.

18. Name a talent.
Art

19. Flash or traditional cartoons?
Flash

20. What is your favorite fast food restaurant?
Buffalo Wild Wings

21. What are your top 3 favorite books?(not mangas)
Being Different.... I don't remember all the other books I read. ^^;

22. Wii or PlayStation?
Playstation

23. Name 3 of your favorite bands/singers.
Evanescence, Beyoncé, and Тату

24. Are you a fast, slow, or medium typer?
Fast

25. Do you like Denny's?
I don't know, I haven't been there for years.

26. What is your favorite smiley?
:O_o: Oh wait, that's not a smiley. :la: is my favorite.

27. What is your favorite type of pie?
Chicken pot pie.

28. Have you ever stayed up for 24 hours?
Yup.

29. Do you go on dA a lot?
Nope.

30. Are you a member on any other sites besides DA?
Yes.

31. Do you cosplay?
Nope.

32. Fruits or sweets?
Fruits

33. Buttered, plain, or salted popcorn?
Buttered

34. Have you skipped school?
Yup.

35. Have you been on a plane?
Nope

36. Have you swam in an ocean?
Never been near the ocean.

37. Have you been ice skating?
Yeah. Very hard.

38. Favorite vacation spot?
Florida

39. Ever been on TV?
Yup.

40. Favorite salad and dressing?
N/A I don't eat salad.

41. What do you do to relax?
Sing and read.

42. What is the last film you saw in the theater?
One of them Transformer movies.

43. Favorite Sandwich?
The Hot Sandwich that I make.

44. If you could go anywhere in the world…
China (provided that one of my friends go with me).

45. Favorite time of the day?
Day

46. What did you want to be when you were little?
Singer    

 47. What do you want to be now?
Artist or Translator

48. If you could eat with one person, who would it be?
Nobody you guys would know. I'm trying to forget that person. :iconcutecryplz:

49. What character would you hate to be stuck in a room with?
Fukuyama from Girls' Bravo

50. When is your birthday?
August 29.

51. Favourite type of ice cream?
Chocolate

52. Last book you read?
Loveless

53. Which store would you max out a credit card at?
Schuler's Bookstore

54. Do you buy / sell / both on eBay.
No.

55. What is the most annoying thing people ask you?
"Can you draw (insert fetish here)"

56. Favourite all time movie?
The Others

57. What was your favourite show when you were a kid?
Sailor Moon :la:

58. What are you listening to right now?
"Similar to Love" by... I don't know, I cannot read Chinese.

59. What is the last thing you ate?
Tostadas

60. If you were a crayon what color would you be?
Red

61. What is the first thing you notice about another person?
Hair color

62. Favorite sport to play?
Basketball

63. Favorite Day of the Year?
Fourth of July

64. Hugs or Kisses? 
Hugs

65. Vanilla or Chocolate?
Chocolate.

66. Favorite Board Game?
Sorry

67. Favorite smells?
Tostadas

68. What inspires you?
Music

69. Do you have any piercings?
Ears

70. How many siblings do you have? 
Five brothers, one sister

71. Bacon Bits or Croutons?
What?

72. Favorite Day of the Week?
:iconrebeccablackplz:

73. Favorite phrase?
"Life's too short to even have you in it!"

74. Favorite Restaurant?
Buffalo Wild Wings (I don't know if that is fast food or not).

75. Favorite animal?
Dogs

76. Favorite thing to do outside?
Sing as loud as I can

77. Favorite thing to do when it's raining?
Play video games

78. Favorite Disney character?
Anna from Frozen.

79. Do you like coffee? If so, what is your favorite brand?
No.

80. Tag 6 people.
:icontailslover42: :iconzeke-the-zorua:, Annie (Pink-Floyde, right? Well, you're tagged too), :iconlillythefox264: , :iconsamarragothika8: , and :icondarkpika-sama:
  • Listening to: Similar to Love
  • Reading: My Journal
Wild Scatterbug Appeared by Annamay168
Wild Scatterbug Appeared
But it's very hard to see. I don't know where their Chespin and Fennekin are. Probably playing while they get mauled.
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It feels like the more I study gender, the more confusing it gets. Growing up, the words "sex" and "gender" were used interchangeably, so I did not learn the difference between them until I studied sociology. There, I learned that "sex" describes the anatomy of a person whereas gender describes a person's internal image. For a cisgender individual, the sex and gender are congruent: Male anatomy/male mind and Female anatomy/female mind; for a transgender individual, the sex and gender are not congruent: Male anatomy/female mind and Female anatomy/male mind. Seems pretty simple, right? The nice thing to do is to refer to the transgender person with the pronouns that he or she wishes.

However, it is very difficult for me to accept they are the opposite sex. Through my research on the Internet, I found that male-to-female transgender people have feminized brains while female-to-male have masculinized brains. If I remember correctly the difference was there even before hormone therapy. I actually found it to be quite interesting because it showed me that the brain structure and possibly the prenatal hormones to which a fetus is exposed play a role on the development of gender identity. Sometimes I hear to transsexualism referred to as a birth defect. I agree with this statement, but not for reasons that most people would like for me to believe, I don't think it is a birth defect of the body. Androgen insensitivity syndrome (defect in which an XY individual is insensitive to testosterone and develops a female or feminized body as a result) would fall in that category.

As I continued to read about gender, I found that there are multiple genders, not just two: There's Male, Female, Bigender, Agender, Two-Spirit, and possibly more that I forgot about. Two-spirit, I cannot explain very well because I did not do extensive study on that. However, I can tell you that Bigender people identify as both male and female whereas agender people identify as neither gender. I don't think I have read much about them either, so I cannot explain them in much detail.

However, I can tell you that I have major trouble telling cisgender from agender. Though I know them by dictionary definition, I cannot apply them in real life. Do cisgender people truly identify with their birth gender or do they just go out and do their thing without worry simply because their interests coincide with the majority of people their sex? I don't think a cisgender person (or even a transgender person for that matter) think about their gender when they're doing everyday activities. If I had to make a list of when gender is important it would be: in language, clothing, accessories, shoes, romance, sex, and healthcare. Now that I think about it, gender is everywhere. However, I think of gender as more of a performance than an identity. The makeup and clothing that people wear are simply props. I like to use the female props because they're cuter on me, but my role is more audience or a playwright than a performer. My "performance" usually is work, school, and job interviews.

I can easily refer to transgender individuals with the gender they wish. However, I will still be having this Internal War or what it means to be Male, Female, and Agender. I know I may be called a Bigot for not easily accepting that transgender people are the opposite sex, but it's hard for me to accept that so easily when my brain is telling me this isn't so. If I accept they are the opposite sex, then I would have to find a different way to define male and female.

I have more to write about the annoying things on gender, but this journal is too long. I'll have to write it another time. Next time I write, it will likely be about the awkward moments on Tomodachi Life that come from my internal image of most of my characters being asexual or gay versus the behavior of their Miis. I might even do a little series of my character versus their Mii in personality and interests. :D
  • Listening to: CIRCLES by Mariah Carey
  • Reading: My Journal

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The picture above is the best picture that I ever drew. Drew it when I was only twenty years old. :w00t:

To keep this account an active account, I'll organize a Request List. I'm going to take up to ten requests and will update this list every time I get a new request. :D

Edit: Since I forgot to bring a scanner to my dorms, I cannot post anything new. However, I want to keep this up because it will be painful to remake the list for when I am able to draw. When I return to my hometown, this request list will take effect:

I will not take the following requests:


:bulletred: Pairings with over Five-year age differences (Exception: Sontails when I am paid for it)
:bulletred: Pairings involving anyone else's characters (Yes, I had a request like that before).
:bulletred: HumanxPokémon (No, just no).
:bulletred: Duplicate Requests (If I find out that you asked someone else to do the exact same thing that you asked me to do, I will drop that request immediately. Don't ask me to do it if you already asked anyone else.
:bulletred: Gender Benders (I just don't like them)
:bulletred: Sonic-related art

Pictures I might draw if I'm in a good mood.

:bulletgreen: Fetish arts (minus Gender Bender)
:bulletgreen: Official Character paired with an OC.


Things I will Happily do:
:bulletblue: Women
:bulletblue: Violence
:bulletblue: Angry Pikachu (He's so much fun to draw). :w00t:
:bulletblue: Krazyshipping (It's within my narrow scope of interest). :D

So far, here's my Request List:

1: :icondaiskida: Russian Roulette (I haven't started)
2: :iconsontailsfan1221: Pikachu Torture
3: :iconshirleyvaga: Singing Duet
4: :iconashcamille: LxLight
5 :iconliquidhalo: Sontails Bed inkbunny.net/files/screen/75/7… Tails with Phone
6: :iconphylos7: Pikachu on Gary's head and Ash is jealous.
7: Closed
8: Closed
9: Closed
10: Closed
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Lightningthehegehog Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2014  Student Artist
SPAMMER!
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Congraz on 22.
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Happy birthday.
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happy bd
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happy birthday, hope you enjoy it :)
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Happy Birthday!
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happy birthday!!!!  ^u^
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Hi!
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My hands hurt...FROM DOING PARKOUR!!!!
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SonicKMN Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey! It's Kevin.
When are we gonna see an in real life photo of you? 
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sonicyoaifangirl1904 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014  Professional General Artist
greetings, i just.....WANTED TO TELL YOU HOW ADORABLE YOUR PICTURES ARE!!! <333 Sontails is the worldv's most adorable thing!! you draw SO MANY absolutely adorable pics of SonTails AND I LOVE IT!!!!!<333 Sontails is absolute and your pictures are the most absolutely adorable things i have ever seen!!!!!! I AM the world's biggest Sontai fan and i highly approve of your sontails pics<333!!!!! keep up the good work ;) :icontailswtfplz:
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sonichedgecraft Featured By Owner Edited Jul 3, 2014  Professional Filmographer
m.youtube.com/watch?v=6PHpCywC…
When my friend saw this in my iPod at first they thought it was wierd, but they couldn't speak japanese, and I could, so, when I translated the lyrics, they all thought I was worshipping Satan. XD Or that I was going insane, and I wasn't doing either. I just (for some very very very VERY odd reason,) think this is a good song.
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sonichedgecraft Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014  Professional Filmographer
I'm listing to a song and my friends avatar is dancing to it. XD
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sonichedgecraft Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014  Professional Filmographer
I just went through some things and realized:
i have two lesbian friends on DeviantART
i have two gay friends on DeviantART
and one of my older brothers is gay, so I have 5 gay friends..........I think god is gonna strike me dead. But I don't care cuz I'm not religious.
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sonichedgecraft Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014  Professional Filmographer
ELLOS.
I did a little..."test."
I changed my Minecraft skin to a girl, went on multiplayer with one of my friends, said we were lesbians (I'm a guy.), sometimes asked ppl if they'd date us (obviously  other girls.) and pretended to date and took notice of the reactions. Here's the results:
97% Said things like hey, I don't judge, or that's ok but I'm not bi or les, sh!t like that.

1% said to kill ourselves and that we'd burn in h3ll.

1% supported us entirely

1% If we asked them to date one of us said yes.

Also, some o the reactions from the guys were hilarious.
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sonichedgecraft Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014  Professional Filmographer
I went to this thing called Pride Fest, which i now plan to go every year, i just didnt know about it. Its basically a street festival around Gay Pride. Im straight, but one of my older brothers is gay, and so i went with him and his boyfriend, and it was AWESOME. Again, im straight, but because of my brother, I support gay rights.Pride Fest was also a place where gays that couldnt normally be open about it, could be open about it, becasue i saw gays and lesbians left and right and thought, "Im straight, but this is the best festival EVER"
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sonichedgecraft Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2014  Professional Filmographer
I accidentally deleted our Gary x Ash hypnosis RP. Can you start it back up I can't remember where we left off.
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ThatCube1991 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2014
Do you think you should make a fanmade anime series sequel to Azumanga Daioh?
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sonichedgecraft Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2014  Professional Filmographer
I read part of your fanfic in ur new journal. im under 18, and understood it. i wish i did what you said and didnt read it. I stopped very early on because of the images it gave me...................................................................................

god is dead.........
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IF YOU'RE LOST AND ALONE, OR YOU'RE SINKING LIKE A STONE, CARRY OOOOOOON!!!!!!!!!!!! .MAY YOU'RE PAST MAKE THE SOUND, OF YOUR FEET APPON THE GROUND, CARRY OOOOON!!!!!!!!!
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