THIS IS NOT A TEST

"all the adults in the world made it clear that I was a boy whether I liked it or not"
at least, you're in good company:

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"...for today I am a boy."
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P.S. my recent ex- girlfriend hated your podcast and Bukowski. So let's have a collective good riddance! And me and the dog did notice the skipped month on our nightly drives! We've got our own house now. Let's do us.
 

Black Swan

Abord the Yorikke!
That’s great, Michael! Not great, it’s just beautiful.
I finally had the time to listen to it in peace.
It is courageous of you to express that part of your personality. You are two-spirited , as the indigenous would say, which was just a simple fact at a different time , and well accepted in certain tribes. They had specific words for trans ( berdaches ) and they believed that they had a special gift and magic. The kids in 2020 are rediscovering the wheel. ?
Ponder would have appreciated this episode because he’d always been gender confused (which is why he felt tortured most of his life).
He would have smiled, he admired your ‘lovely hair’. ?
Anywho, well done, I am happy for you.

I don’t believe I’ve seen you in that dress. Or I forgot...
 
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mjp

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The kids in 2020 are rediscovering the wheel.
I owe everything to the kids. Their music is still awful, but they kicked the gender door down and went through without looking back.
Ponder would have appreciated this episode because he’d always been gender confused (which is why he felt tortured most of his life).
Here's to hoping that soon fewer of us have to live tortured lives because of who we are. Rest in power, Jan!
 

esart

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I learned a lot about the tribes that attribute shamanic qualities to those that have mixed-gender identities. Black Swan hit it when she says the youngsters are only reinventing the wheel. If anyone is magical it would be you, my love. ?
 
Hannah is a beautiful name. I like the choice.
Will Hannah now replace the old mjp - or will both exist parallel and posting each in their own persona, depending on subject and mood?
[the question is serious and not rhethoric, of course. If you haven't decided yet, no prob.]
 

Hannah

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All questions are fine. I know no one wants to say "the wrong thing," but you don't have to be concerned with that. With me, anyway. Your results may vary elsewhere.

I won't post anymore as mjp. That user (and name) is retired.
 
I won't post anymore as mjp. That user (and name) is retired.
in some way, I find this sad.
I do like Hannah. But I also liked mjp. He was a swell guy. (You know what I mean)
Anyway, it's Your decission of course.
And I guess, things are still flowing and not fixed at the moment.
Whatever will be will be - where's this from?
 
Well, zobraks, I guess you've found A correct answer, but this Disney-honey&sugar-stuff was NOT on my mind.
I thought of a great song by Queen/Freddy - the name-giving-one from his legacy-album: INNUENDO
[that passage I've quoted comes at the very end]



But somehow I feel/fear like hijacking this thread now.
Maybe elsewhere more . . .
 
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Hannah

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are you keeping your extensive collection of O.J. Simpson memorabilia?
That was the first thing to go. At the indoctrination meeting, they made it pretty clear that shit wouldn't fly in the community.
in some way, I find this sad.
I do like Hannah. But I also liked mjp.
Yeah, I get that it's like a loss. Or a disappearance maybe is a better way to put it.

But I didn't like mjp, so that's what it's all about.

Boo hoo, right? Poor mjp. Ha.
 

hoochmonkey9

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Was the mjp moniker a choice to get away from the obviously masculine Michael? Or am I reading to much into things.

Also, Hannah is a great name. All the Hannah's I've known have been great people. So, you know, don't mess that up for me.

I kid, of course.
 

Hannah

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Was the mjp moniker a choice to get away from the obviously masculine Michael?
mjp came from the email address at my first real internet job. The nerds there started calling me mjp and it just stuck.

Changing to Michael was an attempt to get away from Mike, but after 40 years it was only partly successful. That might have been an attempt to un-butch my name, I honestly don't remember why I made that change. But I never liked saying Michael or Mike, so maybe you're on to something.
 

zobraks

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Boys Names That Start With the Letter M
I just read this episode (as an introduction to the latest TINaT installment) and it was GREAT.

Why am I reading when I could listen? Because listening is too hard for a hearing-impaired person, and also it's so 20th century.
Reading is 19th century, of course.

Now let me check what made Michal Jerome to become Hannah and put makeup on.

P.S. I never thought of you as "Mike", you were always "Michael" for me. Honestly.
 

esart

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"Michael," "mjp" ...I'd love to address what Roni has said about it being kind of a sad loss, but I honestly can't because I still can't figure out why it feels that way myself. Hannah is the same person. I think it has to be some kind of society-stereotypical brainwash we have/I have. I think we must all have it a little--associating gender with a persona or a name. All I know is that it's a strange phenomenon, but certainly not an abnormal way to feel. I am waiting to sort these feelings out myself and want to write something about it on my blog, but haven't been able to fully process it yet. I'll let you know if I do.
 
what Roni has said about it being kind of a sad loss, but I honestly can't because I still can't figure out why it feels that way myself. Hannah is the same person.
Being not an expert in the field, but from my thoughts, I'd say, no: Hannah is NOT the same person (or better: "persona") and not intended to be, because that's the whole point in switching to another character here with different name and avatar, right?

Maybe I was not quite clear: I fully support the switch to Hannah, or better yet: the emergence of Hannah. I like her already.

But somehow I had this idea, that mjp would still exist too.
That both "personae" would live here and post here, depending on mood and subject matter.

I know of people who do this, living out both their different sides. But sure, this is not easy to live; and some others may find this kinda schizo, to have (and live out) different sides or personae in one human. (I find that pretty natural and in a way, it applies to all of us: We never are the one very same "person" all the time.)

It was just an assumtion of mine, of course, when I said: "If you haven't decided yet [...] I guess, things are still flowing and not fixed at the moment.", because I guessed that for mjp/Hannah the whole situation is so new, that he/she would still be in the process to figure out, how to handle details in the future. It's a big step and no one could expect you to come up with a ready-made masterplan all of a sudden. But as I said, I'm no expert.
 
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