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Someone put me on some evangelist's mailing list, and they mailed me a hilarious book: "SATAN'S COUNTERFEIT CHRISTIANITY".

So I'm reading it in funny voices on a livestream, in exchange for $20 donations to The Trevor Project.

Sponsor a $20 paragraph at www.ebay.com/itm/Purple-Tinker… - help save some lives!
Buddy Kitty by purpletinker



Buddy the rescue kitty (who is still up for adoption!) needs a little medical assistance getting "adoption ready".

I've started a GoFundMe to help get his GI problems sorted out, get him fixed, get him a cat carrier and get him vaccinated and chipped.

The goal is only $400. Help me reach this goal for this precious little guy's sake!

Buddy Kitty by purpletinker

This is Buddy.
 We rescued him from the streets of NYC the night before a big snowstorm.

Buddy is the most naturally friendly cat I've ever met. He loves people and approaches them for love, snuggles, cuddles, and nuzzling. He is toilet-trained and apparently rather young; most likely under a year. He still has some of his soft kitteny fur.

Buddy will make a wonderful pet for someone who has been longing for a little kitty of their own. Not sure how he interacts with other cats, but he LOVES people. And since he's already toilet trained, the hard part is over. All he has to give you is his love.

We are adopting out Buddy to any good home in the NYC/Boston/Phila/DC area. Basically, anyone in the northeastern seaboard. We will travel to deliver him. In return, we ask that you make a $50 donation to the Humane Society. (This is to deter vivisectors and other nasty folks who prey on "free to good home" animals.)

If you are interested in adopting this little sweetie, please drop me a Note!

This is a follow-up to this earlier post. I'm presenting it in its original form as presented on screen. A transcription is below.

Tinker vs the Christian, part ii by purpletinker

Sorry I didn't respond earlier, have been busy working on my charity work with TOGM.

All I can say is that I'm doing my best to become less abrasive. It's the best I can do. I'd much rather certain other individuals be open about being trans so that they could take on the role of "trans role model" in our community, but like it or not, nobody else wants to step up to the plate. I can't blame them. I was abused almost to the point of suicide using my transgender status as a cudgel with which to beat me repeatedly. It was brutal and dehumanising in the extreme.

I'm glad to hear you aren't in favour of the "pray the gay away" or "pray the trans away" style of religious response to LGBT issues. But you do say that you "disagree with transgenderism". Please understand that to me, that reads like you saying you "disagree with diabetes", or "disagree with cleft palate", or "disagree with haemophilia".

Being trans isn't a "choice" or a "lifestyle" (or a "lifestyle choice"). It's more akin to a medical condition, one that's either inborn or otherwise fixed by the end of early childhood. Some of my earliest memories are of wishing I had a girl's body. We're talking "when I was a six year old" kind of early. And this is the rule rather than the exception with trans people. It isn't something we choose to "do to ourselves". It's something we are, something hardcoded into our brains. We just happen to have a mental gender or "brain sex" that differs from our genital sex at birth.

So I am not certain what you "disagree with". If you "disagree with" our decisions to transition (when we are strong enough and have enough resources to so choose), please understand what you are really saying: That you want us to choose NOT to transition, to choose SOMETHING ELSE. And that "something else" usually comes in one of two flavours: "Be miserable for life" (for being trans is not something that just 'goes away', either naturally or through effort, including religion and prayer) or "commit suicide".

When you say to a trans woman "couldn't you just live as a man instead?," what you are really saying is "I would rather you be miserable, so as to avoid making me feel squeamish or uncomfortable about your gender or my own, than for you to be happy."

I don't think people realise that. But they should. It's really the crux of the whole "I disagree with transgenderism" bit. Without even realising it, what you are advocating is that we be miserable, depressed and suicidal simply for the sake of your comfort WITH US.

One more quibble: "Transgenderism" is perhaps a misleading term. The "-ism" makes it sound almost like it's a belief system or a chosen activity, like a vocation or a hobby. It's neither. It's an inherent part of our identity. Our "choice" is how we cope with it. Usually, this involves at least some aspect of transition, or it involves suicide and self-harm. The two choices are roughly equally popular, sadly. (Some studies have found the suicide rate, or the attempted suicide rate, of trans people to range from 40% to 60%. That isn't a typo. FORTY to SIXTY percent of us try to take our own lives. Many succeed.)

PS: My issue with "other trans men and women" is that I am a trans woman, not a trans man. Placing "men" first implies that I am a man. I'm not. It would be as if I said to you "you, and other women and men...".
This thread is for bidding on a ONE OF A KIND hand-drawn commission from LAUREN FAUST herself, beloved creator of MLP:FiM and so many other incredible shows.

Lauren Faust Commission Preview - Small by purpletinker
ALL BIDDING WILL BE CONDUCTED VIA PUBLIC COMMENTS IN THIS THREAD. To bid, simply respond to this thread with your bid! Each bid must be higher than the current high bid by at least $25.) If for whatever reason you cannot create a deviantArt account to bid, you may have a trusted friend or colleague place a proxy bid here on your behalf. As a last resort, you may bid via tweet to @greymareshow, and we will attempt to enter a proxy bid for you. (However, last-minute bids made via this method are not guaranteed to make it in.)

Short summary: The winning bidder will be able to provide a description (with or without references) for any original character, be it pony, pony-related, or NON-pony-related! Lauren Faust will then hand-draw this commission, and will send it to the winner. All art produced will be strictly G-rated.

Due to how busy Ms. Faust is, it may take several months to complete this commission. Allow 2-3 months for delivery.

All funds collected will be donated to the WILDLIFE LEARNING CENTER (wildlifelearningcenter.com) per Ms. Faust's selection. Receipts from payments will be provided to the artist and the winner.

Please increase bids in at least $25 increments. All bids are nonretractable, binding and final. Should the highest bidder be unable to pay within 24 hours of the auction ending, the next highest bidder will be selected, and so on, until a bid is successfully paid.

May the highest bidder win!

DEADLINE: Bidding ends when the stream ends on Sunday, January 11, 2015...... and no later! So tune in and bid up!

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Someone put me on some evangelist's mailing list, and they mailed me a hilarious book: "SATAN'S COUNTERFEIT CHRISTIANITY".

So I'm reading it in funny voices on a livestream, in exchange for $20 donations to The Trevor Project.

Sponsor a $20 paragraph at www.ebay.com/itm/Purple-Tinker… - help save some lives!

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mlpDreamer Featured By Owner 1 day ago
*hugs* Hi Tinker, I hope you fared okay in the blizzard that passed.
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ForNoGR Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2015
thank you for your insight
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MustacheOfAwesome Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Nor Cal is bests Cal. *brohoof*/)
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purpletinker Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2015
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Azure129 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2015
Hi! I was just listening to your live chat with Lauren, Tara and the VA's, and you mentioned you'd be posting more about upcoming charities on your twitter account I think. Can I get the twitter address? :) Thank you!
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purpletinker Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2015
Absolutely. My personal Twitter (SPAMMY!) is @prpltnkr; the Twitter for the show (slightly less spammy!) is @greymareshow.
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Azure129 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2015
Thank you very much :)
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mlpDreamer Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2015
Tinker! :)
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purpletinker Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2015
Hi!
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mlpDreamer Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2015
*squee* HI :) You're awesome Tinker!
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