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Queen

I opened a window back to his world
A world of “I could be’s” and “maybe”
A world of prattling prayers and possibilities
That the “me” in the mirror could not yet see

Maybe I could be a Queen…that steals all the boys’ hearts
Maybe I could be a Queen…that’s completely off the charts
That zigs and zags every which way…just like they do in all the chess games
Maybe I could be a Queen…enthroned and scheming to fill her humdrum days
Maybe I could be a Queen…of riches…all of which, I’d give away

Maybe I could be a Queen…that trades her crown for love
Maybe I could be a Queen…that never bites her tongue
Maybe I could be a Queen…dipped in blood and hard as stone
Maybe I could be a Queen…armor-clad and barbed-wire bad…to the bone

Maybe I could be a Queen, a Queen and not a pawn
Maybe all my rights of manhood could be willed away…long-gone
Maybe I could be a Queen…a lion turned to lamb

Then maybe I remember…I already am.

Fashion’s where you find it…

Riding my wave of nerddom, I present you with a dazzling array of high fashion eye candy from visual artist, Kevin Wada. Please be sure to support him, subscribe to him, buy his prints, etc. etc. at: http://kevinwadaart.blogspot.com/

His work came up in one of my news feeds many moons ago, but the first time it graced my retinas, I just adored it. Comic book characters, especially female ones, believe it or not, have always had a huge influence on me personally, my fashion and how I model myself. I think this is true for lots of people in the community, especially future drag artists and transsexual divas such as myself, because to a little effeminate boy’s parents, a comic book (filled with rugged, handsome, lusty superheroes) is much more innocuous than say, an issue of Vogue and therefore becomes much more accessible to the child in question whose sole method of attaining such objets d’art is through his parents’ wallets. But if you look hard enough, there is beauty to be found even within such a male-dominated industry; a quality that Kevin Wada is really able to expound upon in the elegance and utter, utter glam of his work. I LOVE IT! So without further ado, here are some of my favorites:

X-23, Radiant and Razor-Sharp…

Lady Deathstrike, serving adamantium REAL-NESS…

Miss Kitty Pryde, serving catty coyness…

Miss Karma, prim and self-possessed

Miss Dani “Mirage” Moonstar, Cheyenne and hotter than Cayenne!

Mystique in Shapeshifting Shift-Dress

And finally…

Scarlet Witch, serving psycho-sultry for all it’s worth!

Does anyone else feel these should be their standard uniforms? Because I sure do. Also, if one of them had to lip-synch for their lives…which do you think would win?? My money’s on Moonstar…but that’s probably just because I love feathers.

For the fashionistas…

Hey everyone!

So, I’m starting a Tumblr to go hand-in-hand with the blog, only instead of focusing on the finer points of transition and how to cope with its unique challenges, this is a light-hearted foray into my personal fashion files. Here I’ll be semi-frequently posting pictures of my day-to-day outfit choices, to inspire and perhaps give ideas to all you fashionistas out there, trans or otherwise; because, as we are all well-aware…the two international languages of this crazy world are Esperanto and fashion! ^_^ So make sure to follow me!

http://ladyinwaitingblog.tumblr.com/