Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Fact Is Stranger Than Science Fiction

I've written before on being a casual fan of science fiction. What I find truly interesting and downright amazing is all the things that were labeled "science fiction" when I was a kid that have become science fact of today. For example, when I was younger (than what I am today), there was a television cartoon called The Jetsons about a futuristic family that had computers in their houses, robots, tv wrist watches, and flying cars. Today we have three out of four of those items, and that's not half bad. My poor old vehicle lies at the other end of the technology spectrum, closer to the Flintmobile as found on The Flintstones, but we can discuss autos on another forum....

It seems obvious that many transgendered people are also fans of science fiction. Lots of tv fiction found on the internet makes use of science fiction ideas and plot lines. I use to frequent sites like Fiction Mania where there were hundreds if not thousands of stories just in the sci-fi department. In these stories you could become a woman via a transporter malfunction, radioactive waste, a mad scientist's experiment, or falling through a rabbit hole into an alternate reality. I've got the legs for those Star Trek uniforms if I do say so myself.

Some major medical news was released this week that was immediately posted on several TG forums. The news sounded so incredible that for a moment I thought surely someone must have sent me a TG science fiction plot by mistake, but here is one of many news outlets reporting the story. In short, scientists have discovered that the reason we stay genetically male or female throughout life is because of a gene (duh!), but this gene can be turned on and off, and turning it off causes a body to begin developing as the opposite sex. Tests have only been conducted on mice, so the full effect of the changes is not yet known.

Having read lots of TG fiction, I'm hoping that through a little gene manipulation I can one day walk into a hospital looking like a guy and come out looking more like Marilyn Monroe. The reverse is also possible for women, although I don't think any woman who looks like Marilyn Monroe would walk into a hospital and come out looking like me. I have an ex-girlfriend who says that doctor would be sued for malpractice!

This is a fantastic blessing from the Good Lord and a great hope to all transgenders. I know from experience that even if this new technology can only effect minor changes, the results can be overwhelmingly positive for many. I'll be following this story closely.


Friday, July 22, 2011

News In Passing

Sorry about the lack of updates lately. I don't update very often to begin with, but this past month, I actually had a good excuse.

I mentioned in an earlier post that I had purged and rid my closet of almost all my female clothing. Well, the timing was perfect because shortly after I got a lead on a new apartment and moved. That was quite a few boxes of clothing I didn't have to move after all. The move was hard enough. A friend commented that all the physical work would help get me in shape. I think she was hoping for some bulge in my biceps or a broader chest. I wasn't interested in that kind of physical shape-up.

After that rigorous work-out, I went on vacation. TSA officers at the airport were actually friendly to me (I was in male mode). Must have been a bunch of rookies.

Spent a little time in Dallas, Texas. Was reminded of an ad I saw in the newspaper there many years ago for "nude transvestite strippers". I'm not sure how they accomplished that.

Watched satellite tv with a friend. While scrolling through the on-screen program menu, I saw several listings for what I assume was an infomercial entitled "Perkier Boobs". I'll be watching for that on my local tv station.

Noticed that I pretty much kept my autogynephilia feelings in check during the trip. This is surprising to me as airports are great places to people watch. I saw a few women I would love to emulate, but the feelings were certainly not as strong as they could have been.

Also noticed that I didn't have any dreams dealing with transgenderism during the trip. In previous trips, I have stayed with relatives and had some really bizarre dreams, including one I have written about before in which I was a woman preparing for bed when Mom walks into the room and asks me if I am gay. I can laugh about that dream now as everything was so bizarre in it. I mean, I'm not gay, and in the dream Mom didn't really seem to notice that I was a woman. Makes me wonder what Freud would have said.

I'm glad to be back home now where I can confidently surf the internet in my bikini. I'll kick up my heels in Dallas another time.