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Beaming with confidence and joy at wearing a fake mustache and wearing it in public (in a safe space, I wouldn't have the confidence to wear it absolutely everywhere), I ventured onto the internet to see if any other pre-T trans men had similar experiences simulating facial hair.

To my disappointment, many trans men were/are discouraging of trans men with no ability to grow facial hair who simulate facial hair. 

Beards were a target, but mustaches were absolutely off-limits, because of the mustache's connotation of humor, irony, and/or gender subversion when worn by women, or when worn by female-bodied men.

Never mind that some cisgender men, unable to grow real mustaches, do wear fake mustaches. 

And what's the message here, that packing, with socks or an artificial penis, is okay but attaching a fuzzy thing to your lip isn't? 

When safety is a concern, it's a valid concern. But when it isn't, who the hell cares?!

And I'm tired of 'how to pass' tutorials, the ones that are geared not towards safety but just the ones with the goal of achieving an acceptable standard of masculinity in public. I admit I initially did have concerns with being authentic, frustrations and sorrow that the hair isn't real, and even if I decided to put in the fastidious effort of using my own hair to assemble a realistic-looking mustache I would know it still wasn't real.

So screw it! I will wear a substitute mustache in places I feel safe, not because I think mustache = man, but I like mustaches and I feel good wearing them. Whereas while beards look nice, I don't feel like I want to wear a beard. And I sure as hell don't want to be clean-shaven---every trans guy who wants to be clean-shaven, that's perfectly fine. But please don't heap that love of clean-shaven on those of us who like wearing mustaches. Have a nice day. 
 
Fullmetal Alchemist - Pride cosplay by IsangsimaronBatis
Fullmetal Alchemist - Pride cosplay
FMA is Hiromu Arakawa's. 

I always made excuses as to why I shouldn't cosplay certain characters--I'm short, scrawny, round-featured, and female-bodied. But I finally said screw it, dove in and cosplayed Bradley, my favorite anime character for many years now. I'm so happy. : DDDD


Only Photoshoping I did was to gray out the background. 

Please note that this is a cosplay, I don't consider it a cross-play. A cross-play for me would be Okara, Marta, or Mulan. :)
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Selim by IsangsimaronBatis
Selim
Fullmetal Alchemist is Hiromu Arakawa's. 

Been awhile since drawing fanart. Honestly, it's not because I want to, but it's to get bad feelings out. Which is why it's of Selim and not Bradley/Wrath (pissed off as hell) Bradley/Pride, (invincible or emasculated) or Jafar, (trying to get centered, centered, or happy) or Hojo, (content with being a freak) or Cyan (sad). Selim is like a fragment, or fragments. Everything looks like it fits together but it's a discombobulated mess. 

But at the very least, Selim has complete control over his childish guise. And he chastises those who judge him by his boyish appearance, even though he's hundreds of years old. Don't mess with those shadows, man. 
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Boy by IsangsimaronBatis
Boy
Haruki (born Atsuko)
The white thing he's wearing is his binder. 
He likes pink and plays with dolls, and has a strong sense of being male.

All the femme FTM brothers out there, keep being awesome!!
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Ronin Girl

Chapter 1 Manzoku Town
Chapter 2 Manzoku Town - Araki Castle
Chapter 3 Araki Castle - Yamakawa Road (south)
Chapter 4 Yamakawa Road (south) - Takako's Forest.
Chapter 5 Kimayasei Town - Kumori Temple
Chapter 6 - Dilaw Ship - West Daisatsu Forest
Chapter 7 - West Daisatsu Forest - Nagaki Desert
Chapter 8 - Kumori Temple - Araki Field
Chapter 9 Yamakawa Road (south) - Mamushi Gorge
Chapter 10 - Mamushi Gorge - Norika Swamp
Chapter 11 - Norika Swamp - Mizuumi House (END)

Pre-story:

Tsutsuji's backstory: in-progress
Ashi's backstory: complete
Takako's backstory (flashback 03) : in-progress
Takako x Sumiko complete
Manzoku arc (Chapter 01): revisions in-progress
Aodaisho arc (Chapter 08): revisions in-progress

During-story inserts, don't know where to put them yet:

Nashi x customers

Post-story

Ashi x customers: ongoing
Takumi meets Tsutsuji: in-progress
Takako x Ashi: complete
Takako x Nyoko: in-progress
Interests
Beaming with confidence and joy at wearing a fake mustache and wearing it in public (in a safe space, I wouldn't have the confidence to wear it absolutely everywhere), I ventured onto the internet to see if any other pre-T trans men had similar experiences simulating facial hair.

To my disappointment, many trans men were/are discouraging of trans men with no ability to grow facial hair who simulate facial hair. 

Beards were a target, but mustaches were absolutely off-limits, because of the mustache's connotation of humor, irony, and/or gender subversion when worn by women, or when worn by female-bodied men.

Never mind that some cisgender men, unable to grow real mustaches, do wear fake mustaches. 

And what's the message here, that packing, with socks or an artificial penis, is okay but attaching a fuzzy thing to your lip isn't? 

When safety is a concern, it's a valid concern. But when it isn't, who the hell cares?!

And I'm tired of 'how to pass' tutorials, the ones that are geared not towards safety but just the ones with the goal of achieving an acceptable standard of masculinity in public. I admit I initially did have concerns with being authentic, frustrations and sorrow that the hair isn't real, and even if I decided to put in the fastidious effort of using my own hair to assemble a realistic-looking mustache I would know it still wasn't real.

So screw it! I will wear a substitute mustache in places I feel safe, not because I think mustache = man, but I like mustaches and I feel good wearing them. Whereas while beards look nice, I don't feel like I want to wear a beard. And I sure as hell don't want to be clean-shaven---every trans guy who wants to be clean-shaven, that's perfectly fine. But please don't heap that love of clean-shaven on those of us who like wearing mustaches. Have a nice day. 
 

Thank you for 40,000 views! ^^ What would you like to see as a special drawing? ^^ 

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