Adam the Alien

The random thoughts of Adam J. Manley, better known as Adam the Alien. This is a secondary blog for fleeting fancies. Be sure to check out the main website at www.AdamTheAlien.com.

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hungrylikethewolfie:

bookishbutcorruptible:

outforhealth:

Here’s his why-is-this-so-tough-for-y’all-to-grasp moment of explaining that you do not magically become un-bisexual despite being in a monogamous relationship:

"I have a healthy sexual appetite and a healthy imagination," Cumming told the magazine. "I still define myself as a bisexual even though I have chosen to be with Grant. I’m sexually attracted to the female form even though I am with a man and I just feel that bisexuals have a bad rap.”

I just want to say that in all the time I’ve known he was queer, I’ve only ever heard Alan Cumming described as gay until this moment, WHY PEOPLE, WHY DO YOU DO THIS?

In other news, god, my love for him just continues to grow and grow.

(via raisinbrandy)

mybisexualfury:

givemethedrug:

"No you cant you’re 7" I laughed but this is wonderful

I love this!!!!

(via thestraightwhisperer)

thecrimsonalchemist:

mvercillo:

(x)

This is a real article. Not by the Onion.

Somebody actually said these things and wrote these words.

I…. what.

It’s hilarious, but remember that just because something’s not in The Onion doesn’t prevent it from being satire. If you click the link, and scroll to the bottom, you’ll see that “humor” and “satire” are the keywords for the article. It also says, as part of the article, “Get news satire from The Borowitz Report delivered to your inbox.” It’s right there at the end (conveniently cut off by whoever screencapped this).

The Borowitz Report is a regular column in which Andy Borowitz delivers Onion-style satire. It is never actual news. It is always satire. Really funny, really effective satire, but still not real news with real quotes.

(via cryingmanlytears)

thefingerfuckingfemalefury:

thegeekmaster:

thefingerfuckingfemalefury:

lisaquestions:

rambleonamazon:

I literally drew this entire comic just for that last panel…

Happy Valentines Day, everyone!

This is very cute. :)

YES GOOD

This is how it should work out in real life all the time :)

"And then they fucked" is one of the best ways to end a comic.

AGREED

Also a good way to start a comic

And a good thing to have happen in the middle of a comic too :D

(via dorian-blue)

Polite reminder for straight people who say “who cares” when someone comes out: such gestures are addressed to lonely queer kids. not you.
Tweet by Danny Bowes (@moviesbybowes).

I want to retweet and reblog that a million times. (via alliahart)

(via slack-of-all-trades)

idontfeellikedrawing:

adamthealien:

stalledaction:

adamthealien:

Take a look at your “about” settings on #Facebook. They’ve introduced about 50 new custom #gender options, as well as a choice of personal pronoun preference. The pronoun preference is a dropdown, and currently allows masculine, feminine, or “they” as a gender neutral option. The actual gender identification options are much more diverse, and you can explore them by typing letters into the box and seeing what pops up. You can’t come up with your own custom gender identity; I tested it, and you have to select from one of the options they have programmed in. You can, however, choose multiple options. I’m not sure if there’s a limit, but I have two listed, myself.

This is a great progressive move on Facebook’s part. They may be an evil empire and an often frustratingly dickish service, but this is at least a good PR move on their part, and a move that will make a lot of people feel much more accepted for who they are on a social network that seems impossible to completely escape.

Now the only thing I and many friends need to accurately fill out our profiles are poly relationship options allowing us to list multiple significant others. But the fact that such an option isn’t there, yet, should in NO WAY diminish the incredible news about gender identification options. There’s been a push for more gender options, or at the very least a neutral option, for a long time. I think this move is actually a lot more than any of us really expected Facebook to accomplish.

I will say that I hope they expand the option beyond US English. Even if they’re just catering to the US audience (kind of silly, given the commonality of international friendships), US users speak a myriad of languages.

We also still need a bit more flexibility in the “interested in” section to reflect this leap forward on Facebook’s part. But, again, that should not diminish the fact that this is a huge step in the right direction.

ok I literally cannot find this.  I posted something before but yeah there needs to be a for dummies section or something.

Go to your profile. Click the “About” button/tab/whatever-you-want-to-call it, in between the “Timeline” and “Photos” buttons/tabs/whatevers. Scroll down to “Basic Information” - should be in the right column, under the “Places Lived” module and above the “Contact Info” module (assuming you have those). Click the “edit” button on the “Basic Information” module.

You should now be able to select your gender. It will look, at first, like a dropdown menu, which formerly would allow you to select between “Male” and “Female” options. There is now a “custom” option. Select the “custom” option on the dropdown menu, and the rest of the options visible in the photo above will appear.

If that doesn’t work, either I mis-explained, and I’ll try again (probably with pictures or video)…OR one of Facebook’s weird glitches hasn’t made it available to you, yet. Facebook is weird, sometimes. But keep trying, because odds are, it’s there (or if it isn’t, the glitch’ll be fixed soon). Let me know if you still can’t find it! :-)

I just went to test it and didn’t find it eighter. But if YOU saw it, maybe it’s a gradual implementation? Facebook usually takes things slow so… yeah… some people might have to wait (Facebook still treats me like a girl in some notifications, so I guess even if you correct your gender and pronouns, it’ll be kinda glitchy)

Make sure your Facebook is set to US English, if you want to test it out. Unfortunately, as I noted above, it’s not yet available in any other language.

stalledaction:

adamthealien:

Take a look at your “about” settings on #Facebook. They’ve introduced about 50 new custom #gender options, as well as a choice of personal pronoun preference. The pronoun preference is a dropdown, and currently allows masculine, feminine, or “they” as a gender neutral option. The actual gender identification options are much more diverse, and you can explore them by typing letters into the box and seeing what pops up. You can’t come up with your own custom gender identity; I tested it, and you have to select from one of the options they have programmed in. You can, however, choose multiple options. I’m not sure if there’s a limit, but I have two listed, myself.

This is a great progressive move on Facebook’s part. They may be an evil empire and an often frustratingly dickish service, but this is at least a good PR move on their part, and a move that will make a lot of people feel much more accepted for who they are on a social network that seems impossible to completely escape.

Now the only thing I and many friends need to accurately fill out our profiles are poly relationship options allowing us to list multiple significant others. But the fact that such an option isn’t there, yet, should in NO WAY diminish the incredible news about gender identification options. There’s been a push for more gender options, or at the very least a neutral option, for a long time. I think this move is actually a lot more than any of us really expected Facebook to accomplish.

I will say that I hope they expand the option beyond US English. Even if they’re just catering to the US audience (kind of silly, given the commonality of international friendships), US users speak a myriad of languages.

We also still need a bit more flexibility in the “interested in” section to reflect this leap forward on Facebook’s part. But, again, that should not diminish the fact that this is a huge step in the right direction.

ok I literally cannot find this.  I posted something before but yeah there needs to be a for dummies section or something.

Go to your profile. Click the “About” button/tab/whatever-you-want-to-call it, in between the “Timeline” and “Photos” buttons/tabs/whatevers. Scroll down to “Basic Information” - should be in the right column, under the “Places Lived” module and above the “Contact Info” module (assuming you have those). Click the “edit” button on the “Basic Information” module.

You should now be able to select your gender. It will look, at first, like a dropdown menu, which formerly would allow you to select between “Male” and “Female” options. There is now a “custom” option. Select the “custom” option on the dropdown menu, and the rest of the options visible in the photo above will appear.

If that doesn’t work, either I mis-explained, and I’ll try again (probably with pictures or video)…OR one of Facebook’s weird glitches hasn’t made it available to you, yet. Facebook is weird, sometimes. But keep trying, because odds are, it’s there (or if it isn’t, the glitch’ll be fixed soon). Let me know if you still can’t find it! :-)

Take a look at your “about” settings on #Facebook. They’ve introduced about 50 new custom #gender options, as well as a choice of personal pronoun preference. The pronoun preference is a dropdown, and currently allows masculine, feminine, or “they” as a gender neutral option. The actual gender identification options are much more diverse, and you can explore them by typing letters into the box and seeing what pops up. You can’t come up with your own custom gender identity; I tested it, and you have to select from one of the options they have programmed in. You can, however, choose multiple options. I’m not sure if there’s a limit, but I have two listed, myself.

This is a great progressive move on Facebook’s part. They may be an evil empire and an often frustratingly dickish service, but this is at least a good PR move on their part, and a move that will make a lot of people feel much more accepted for who they are on a social network that seems impossible to completely escape.

Now the only thing I and many friends need to accurately fill out our profiles are poly relationship options allowing us to list multiple significant others. But the fact that such an option isn’t there, yet, should in NO WAY diminish the incredible news about gender identification options. There’s been a push for more gender options, or at the very least a neutral option, for a long time. I think this move is actually a lot more than any of us really expected Facebook to accomplish.

I will say that I hope they expand the option beyond US English. Even if they’re just catering to the US audience (kind of silly, given the commonality of international friendships), US users speak a myriad of languages.

We also still need a bit more flexibility in the “interested in” section to reflect this leap forward on Facebook’s part. But, again, that should not diminish the fact that this is a huge step in the right direction.

thetrevorproject:

Today is a big day for transgender and gender non-conforming youth and their allies. Facebook now allows users to customize your gender and select the pronouns you feel most comfortable with! Read the below post from Facebook Diversity to learn more. Thanks Facebook!

When you come to Facebook to connect with the people, causes, and organizations you care about, we want you to feel comfortable being your true, authentic self. An important part of this is the expression of gender, especially when it extends beyond the definitions of just “male” or female.” So today, we’re proud to offer a new custom gender option to help you better express your own identity on Facebook. We collaborated with our Network of Support, a group of leading LGBT advocacy organizations, to offer an extensive list of gender identities that many people use to describe themselves. Moreover, people who select a custom gender will now have the ability to choose the pronoun they’d like to be referred to publicly — male (he/his), female (she/her) or neutral (they/their).We also have added the ability for people to control the audience with whom they want to share their custom gender. We recognize that some people face challenges sharing their true gender identity with others, and this setting gives people the ability to express themselves in an authentic way.The new custom gender option is available to everyone who uses Facebook in U.S. English. To learn more, visit https://www.facebook.com/help/276177272409629.


This is wonderful! I would like to see it expanded to all the other languages, too, though. A bit odd that it’s English-only, and US English-only on top of that. Even if you’re strictly catering to a US audience (which seems kind of silly, given how international things have become, these days, when it comes to the Internet), US users themselves use a myriad of languages.

thetrevorproject:

Today is a big day for transgender and gender non-conforming youth and their allies. Facebook now allows users to customize your gender and select the pronouns you feel most comfortable with! Read the below post from Facebook Diversity to learn more. Thanks Facebook!

When you come to Facebook to connect with the people, causes, and organizations you care about, we want you to feel comfortable being your true, authentic self. An important part of this is the expression of gender, especially when it extends beyond the definitions of just “male” or female.” So today, we’re proud to offer a new custom gender option to help you better express your own identity on Facebook. 

We collaborated with our Network of Support, a group of leading LGBT advocacy organizations, to offer an extensive list of gender identities that many people use to describe themselves. Moreover, people who select a custom gender will now have the ability to choose the pronoun they’d like to be referred to publicly — male (he/his), female (she/her) or neutral (they/their).

We also have added the ability for people to control the audience with whom they want to share their custom gender. We recognize that some people face challenges sharing their true gender identity with others, and this setting gives people the ability to express themselves in an authentic way.

The new custom gender option is available to everyone who uses Facebook in U.S. English. To learn more, visit https://www.facebook.com/help/276177272409629.

This is wonderful! I would like to see it expanded to all the other languages, too, though. A bit odd that it’s English-only, and US English-only on top of that. Even if you’re strictly catering to a US audience (which seems kind of silly, given how international things have become, these days, when it comes to the Internet), US users themselves use a myriad of languages.

This is awesome.