Nominative - object - possessive determiner - possessive pronoun - reflexive
To explain what I mean, the pronouns are bolded in the order of the above in the following sentences.
Ne goes to the store to get almond milk for him; nir credit card doesn’t go through but the groceries are his responsibility anyways; ne feels like he doesn’t appreciate nir as much as ne appreciates nirself.
she, her, her, hers, herself
he, him, his, his, himself
they, them, their, theirs, themself
ne, nir, nir, nirs, nirself
jey, jem, jem, jem, jeself
cie, cem, cem, ciez, cieself
it, it, its, its, itself
ce, cem, cez, ce’s, ceself
zie, zim, zir, zir, zimself
ve, vir, vis, vis, virself
xe, xem, xer, xer, xemself
zie, zim, zim, zim, zimself
ze, zir, zir, zirs, zirself
ne, nen, nir, nes, nenself
nin, nim, nims, nims, nimself
thon, thon, thons, thons, thonself
aei, aeir, aer, aers, aezhself
ey, em, eir, eirs, eirself
ey, em, eir, eirs, emself
xa, xa, xa’s, xa’s, xaself
ze, hir, hir, hirs, hirself
zie, hir, hirs, hirs, hirself
ne, nem, nir, nirs, nemself
kie, kir, kir, kirs, kirself
se, ser, ser, sers, serself
se, hir, hir, hirs, hirself
sie, hir, hir, hirs, hirself
shi, shi, shis, shis, shiself
per, per, pers, pers, persself
ze, zan, zans, zans, zanself
xe, hir, hir, hirs, hirself
sea, mer, mer, mers, merself
co, co, cos, cos, coself
I don’t think you should feel bad about it at all, anon.
As far as I’m concerned, as long as you know the difference, you’re fine. As long as you’re not claiming story arcs from the comics as mythological canon, then I don’t see any reason you shouldn’t continue enjoying them.
And, perhaps it’s an unpopular opinion, but even if you do, that’s what UPG is for—we take our own interpretations, we make our own myths, and if the mythological canon of any religion has been built up over centuries and centuries of storytelling and translations and mistranslations, then I see no reason we shouldn’t continue in that tradition of finding our own stories to make our own truths. As far as I’m concerned, any spiritual path is about finding what’s right for you and you alone, not about conforming to anybody else’s standards or making anybody else happy. (There’s a reason I don’t particularly affiliate with Asatru—it’s far too rigid for my own beliefs, even if we follow the same pantheon.)
I was interested in all sorts of mythology when I was a kid. My brother and I had an encyclopaedia of various mythologies (namely Egyptian, Greek, Roman, Celtic, and Norse, all wonderfully simplified and condensed down, but it was enough to spark an interest). I was particularly drawn to the Norse myths and imagery. But since it’s so rarely discussed in our continuing education (not like the others mentioned, and even Celtic mythology is discussed in college lit classes), I sort of forgot about it while growing up. Then I got into Marvel comics, and a couple of years later, on a whim, went to see the Thor film. That’s when I remembered how much I’d liked Norse mythology as a kid, and that’s why I started looking back into it. I didn’t ask for Thor to be my patron (and that’s not even a particularly “Norse” thing—again, it’s my own path, not anybody else’s). In fact, after having done quite a lot of research, my first attempts at talking to any of the gods were to Odin, Bragi, Freyr, and even Loki. None of them responded. Thor did. He came to me, and he’s been quite the positive influence in my life since.
All this because I went to see a comic book movie.
The point of this is—whatever brought you to this path, whatever you enjoy outside of this path, and whatever ties the two may have, it’s all fine. And anyone who tells you otherwise is, in a word, wrong. You’ll run into a lot of people who think that Marvel’s terrible and who hate the Thor comics and movies, either because they “appropriated” the mythology (they didn’t) or because they bastardised it (that argument has a little more weight, but I still don’t agree) or because it brought in an influx of newbies to the myths and the paths surrounding them (and what’s the problem with that?). My advice? Ignore them. Do what makes you happy. Seek advice and listen and learn, but ultimately, if anyone tries to make you feel bad for liking comics and having Thor as your patron at the same time, they’re in the wrong, because your path is your own.
Best wishes, anon. And feel free to come talk to me more if you want or need to. <3
I have no idea when I crossed 200 followers, but uh. Hi! Glad to see all of you!
If you haven’t gone back through my archives enough to find out, the topics you’ll probably see most often here are things about paganism, things about gender, and things about otherkin, though I tend to rotate through bursts of posting mostly about one or another. I gladly accept questions about any of these, or about my own identity/worldview, and that’s why I generally leave anon on, but please do be polite. I reserve the right to ignore/delete asks that are rude or presumptuous, or to just snark back if you snark at me.
If you ever just want to ask me anything because you’re questioning your own identity or want help with something or anything of the sort, I promise I won’t bite and I will never ever judge you, but if you ask anonymously (which of course I don’t mind), I’ll have to publish it to answer. So if you want to ask but don’t want it public, send me an ask off anon and let me know I should answer it privately, and I gladly will. (This is a sub-blog, though, so I’ll identify myself when I reply, since Tumblr, as far as I know, still doesn’t know how to reply from side-blogs.)
Anyway, welcome to my blog! Nice to meet all of you!
Heh, thank you!
I used to be something of a prescriptivist myself, back when I was in high school and was aiming at becoming an English major in college. Then I ended up majoring in creative writing, which is my real passion anyway, and changed my tune. XD
Follow up to this.
The following people exist:
-queers who didn’t go to college
-queers who don’t know about queer theory
Erasing us? Super gross.
There are all kinds of easy, quiet ways for middle class, upper class, college educated, Coastal, liberal, properly progressive people to be homophobic.
In a lot of ways, y’all are uniquely violent, actually.
But we can’t talk about that.
Using someone else’s homophobia to justify your classism is about fifty different kinds of fucked up.
If you ignore how half the country works, you create an unsustainable worldview.
Dismissing someone’s poison because they’re trashy doesn’t actually make them stop mattering, you know. They’re still dangerous; you just can’t (won’t) see them anymore.
This is a stupid method of staying alive.
People aren’t homophobic because they’re lower-class or religious or rural or uneducated.
They’re homophobic because they hate us.
Stop letting them off the hook.
Also, “religious” is not a synonym for “Christian”, so if you’re assuming that all religious folk are homophobic because of a handful of (not even all!) Christian denominations (and not even all the people who are of those denominations, at that), that’s equally fucked up. Knock it off. Religion is not homogeneous. Not all faiths are the same, have the same doctrines and practices, believe the same things, have the same worldview.
Interesting article, especially since the first paper on this topic took place in 1988 titled, “Transsexuals in the Military: Flight into Hypermasculinity.” This reminds me of a transwoman who was part of the Discovery Channel’s series: Changing Sexes: Male to Female. Before she came out and began her transition she was special ops with the marines. If you can find that documentary, I recommend checking it out.
Note before clicking that link: there is a lot of misgendering going on in this article. It’s a short article but it still missteps quite impressively there. Also, there are currently very few comments, but as always with news articles, exercise caution in reading them.