Category Archives: Elkie Brooks

Fly high and proud, but try not to fall

Oh fine, much though you might want to, its hard to ignore what happened on Tuesday night. I cant say I wanted Trump to win, but hey, thats the system in the US, and we have to live with it. I know, the person with the most votes loses, because of the electoral college system, but thats the rules, and in fact last happened as recently as 16 years ago, so its hardly exceptional!

But yes, in an ideal world, like the Brexit vote (ha ha), people should accept the result for what it is, and just get on with it. I know, doesnt happen, but anyway…

But this isnt about who won, who lost, and how they did it. No, its about the mixed metaphors of the Trump/Pence team to us LGBT folk. The thing attracting attention within the community this week, seems to be Pence’s stance towards gay folk, and ‘converting’ them to hetrosexuality! Yes, its a crazy idea, and one of those wilder right wing Christian ideas, though fine, someone around here might actually enjoy that electroshock therapy! 😉 But ignoring that…Do Bi folk get half dose, or double dose for being awkward lol?

But seriously, not good!

But, the opposite arises when you look at Trump, and what happened back in April, when the whole Bathroom Bill fiasco blew up in North Carolina, he actually came out against it! Said things should be left as they are, so… where do you really stand, Donald? I suspect that as far as North Carolina goes, we are going to have to wait to see if McCrory survives as Governor, which seems questionable at present, but we’re not going to know for a week or so on that, due to all the absentee, and provisional votes, and…rolls eyes! But yes, as we talk, he’s losing, lets hope it stays that way!

Me, of course I’ve now got a female passport, which may, or may not complicate things more, not got a clue! But yes, at least my ID says I’m female, so…? But where do others stand? Me, I would say if you havent got ID in your desired gender already, I’d get it soon, just to be safe. Donald might fool us, and be more of a fan of LGBT folk than some think, but in truth, he’s spouted so much over the last 18 months, I wouldnt guarantee anything! Equally, on stage when electioneering in Colorado, he was seen carrying a rainbow flag on the stage, that he asked someone in the crowd to give him. Well?

Of course, if I was 25, stunningly pretty, with an East European accent, then he’d probably be inviting me over to stay lol! More on invites tomorrow, in all probability! But yes, fine, maybe its best that my 2 trips to the US next year will be California, and New England!

Video? Well, lets have a bit more Elkie Brooks live this week, though this might be a lesser known song for some?

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The lesser known transition

OK, lets go for the politics double tonight, then hopefully put the subject to bed for a long time! All this year, in a few, err, deeply religious, states in the US, the issue of Transgender people, and their rights have stirred matters up nicely. The most infamous of those states of course, is North Carolina, which has virtually become a pariah subject for new jobs, concerts, and sporting events for so many. Hopefully the awful governor behind their bathroom bill will lose his job tonight, though given the nature of many in that state, I’m not going to hold my breath! A few other states have contemplated similar moves, realized the fallout, and changed their minds. So far at least.

Despite the fact that the number of cases of transgendered women assaulting children, and actual women is nil, these zealots decided they needed to keep these people out of the women’s restrooms. Yes, go in the men’s, and get beaten up, just perfect! The hilarious outcome of course was when a number of very good looking trans men pointed out that in that case, they’d be using the ladies room anyway, but they tried to ignore that side of things…rolls eyes.

Personally, I admire women who transition to men as much as I do those of us who choose to go the other way. I have no ideas of numbers, who transition that way, as opposed to men transitioning to women, but I suspect the number is lower. The surgery ‘down below’ is a bit more complex (not that male to female is easy, but…), and lets face it, its easier to pass that way without surgery. Not that that should be an issue, but… And yes, fine, if you stopped anyone on the street, and asked about transitioning, I’m sure all but a few would think of men becoming women. But anyway…

What happened earlier today, was that I was discussing a story concept with someone. This one,

A cursed 1930s night-club that slowly transforms women in the audience into night-club singers.

and he said to me that he wanted to include transgender in it, because he fancied the transformation happening to himself, and whether he should do it, given the board we post on isnt a transgender related one. No, he doesnt know I’m transgendered myself, by the way. I said that if he wanted to, he should do it, but also added that if he was going down that route, maybe his female partner could also transition to a male singer. No, given he’s in the US, and is working, I havent got a reply yet.

I hope he does, because I think there is a need for more people to realize that its not just men who change their gender, but women too. Oh, and yes, I’d love that transformation to happen to me! 😀

The video? A singer, in a nightclub, naturally!

The day they pulled the big top down

Well, apart from a few fans of 70’s music, that might keep people thinking for a while about the video tonight.

Yes, this is the last blog for a while (hopefully a short while) that I will write as a working lady. Thats right, 3 more shifts at William Hill, and they wont think its all over, it will be! Its going to be funny at 6.30 on Sunday, when I clear the desk for the last time, but I’ll live. It will be strange though, all the same, knowing I wont be going back again.

Its been nearly 6 years, unfortunately not near enough (about 2 months short) to get another year’s worth of payments, but such is life. There will be a good number of people I will miss, a few I definitely wont miss, and some in between.

As things stand, I plan to start job hunting next week, which hopefully will give me a nice split (with luck) to be able to start work soon after I get back from Hollywood. But at my age, whether it will be quite that easy, we shall see. The 5 weeks notice pay means that technically I’m employed until the 3rd May, so wont count for unemployment numbers until then. beyond that, I’m on a beginners hypnotherapy course on 23rd/24th May, which might lead to an interesting change in working life. Hopefully, a new job, and do the course too!

I would have hunted earlier, but for 1 thing, the fact that I’m away for most of the second half of April, in Hollywood. No, even if it would be wonderful to do so, I dont expect to find a job out there! But I guess you never know, funnier things happen, but…rolls eyes, this is me you’re talking about!

Oh, and be thrilled, or be warned, I plan to do more writing, as gainful employment in the interim.

But back to points mentioned, that last farewell. Unsurprisingly at my age, I’ve done a few, never cried yet. Hopefully this one will be the same. Which leads me to the video…

Same surname as my author persona, what more could you ask?