gosh, I’m a griefer

There are two things you need to know first, about my partner Madison. First, that she was raised a Mormon. Second, that she just LOVES musicals.  Inevitably she has wanted to go and see “The Book of Mormon” since it first came out. Yesterday she IM’d me all excited because she had just heard that she’s won two tickets to go and see it in Chicago on Independence Day.

So she decided to dress up as a Mormon missionary, just for fun, and I did the same.  We even made group tags for ourselves; Elder Luminos and Elder Talon.  Then she found that there was a Mormon church in SL, so we went to look, and took some snapshots.

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At this point, someone who belongs to the SL church came in, took offense at our costumes and group tags, and promptly ejected us as griefers.

This was funny, but it took a new turn today when I discovered that our “griefing” escapade has made the hallowed pages of SLU’s PRS forum.   Note in particular, the comments by a user named Karen.  In particular, this one.

I mean ..(hahahaha) were you going to convince people that your crossing dressing weirdness was correct by pretending you were LDS missionaries?
Sorry that your confusion of your X Y chromosomes makes you think your are a female. X Y means you are a dude. X X means you are a female. If you feel any other way…well you have few wires crossed and need to see a head shrink so that you get it right next time around.

Yes, I am transsexual. Yes, I have XX chromosomes and (only partly, now) female anatomy.  Those things have nothing to do with whether I’m a man or a woman and modern psychiatry understands that well now.   How my status as a transman is related in any way, shape or form to my visit to the SL Mormon Tabernacle, I have no effing clue.  Perhaps it makes some sort of sense in Karen’s distorted thought-processes.

I feel sorry for Madison, knowing that the church in which she was raised is populated by people like this.  Homophobic, transphobic.  It’s no wonder people call them the “Moron church”.  Some of them bring it on themselves every time they speak.

I have never been a griefer before. I wonder if I get a certificate?

The Grid is Not Enough

Strawberry Singh has been running a movie poster blog challenge and I thought I would have a go.  I just had to be James Bond of course.  I had a hell of a lot of fun making this and it’s taught me more about using GIMP than anything I’ve done previously.

Re-do of a James Bond movie poster with SL avatars

Lewis is wearing:
Suit by FATEWEAR
Hair by Truth (Nathan)
Skin by Le Lutka (Caleb)
Beard by Discord Designs (Vlad)
Gun by Okari (Desert Eagle)

Bailey 1 is wearing:
Vest by Project Puppet
Pants by Immerschoen
Hair by Amacci (Shauna)
Skin by Coca & Wolf (Boxing)

Bailey 2 is wearing:
Dress by Soul!
Hair by Damselfly (Dove)
Skin by Tuty’s (Nadia)