I really like the idea of him being bottom more frequently! And i see why you decide to make that change, though him being bottom more often with his older bodystyle would be hotter imo :) But anyway, i love this oc.
@Background Pony #A1E0
Genderfluid might be the best term. While if asked preference he’d say he/him, he doesn’t mind anyone calling him any gender if it makes it easier on them to remember. He’s easy going as fuck so he doesn’t mind anything like misgendering too terribly much. But glad I can draw an interesting character for peeps either way.
That said I do love the concept of him being an explicitly transsexual character. We don’t really have many of those that are drawn by such good artists or represented consistently / terribly well, so seeing more trans characters is always a treat for somebody like me.
Oh! He identifies as male? Well, that changes things. If that’s the case then he’s still male.
Now if Alhazred started identifying as female, yeah. Though, how’s he doing it, HRT, Magic? If the former, it’s kind of a one way road- you stop after being in it long enough and you risk osteoporosis because you’re gonna’ stop producing testosterone. So those taking hormones need to be really serious about wanting that change (though they can feel free to keep their junk.)
Seems to me you want the character to be genderfluid. Which is totally cool too..! It can be a bit of a minefield, navigating all this stuff, even for transwomen like me.
But if Alhazred identifies as a man, he’s still male, so it’s still straight.
Well he still identifies as male so I’ve been tagging as such, I don’t know how exactly him preferring to look female affects tags or his gender preference. I have no opinion on it which is why I’m leaving it to others to argue semantics.
Like I said I’m fine with peeps fuckin with the tags if they think it’s wrong but I feel like that’s just gonna get into a big debate between the ’tag what you see’ peeps and the ’tag what they prefer to identify as’ peeps in the end and a mod’ll have to make a judgement call.
That’s more along the lines of genderqueer, aka non-binary. Doesn’t really play nice with tagging. I mean, the purpose of tagging is to separate things into clear and precise categories, and the purpose of genderqueer is to defy ready categorization.
@Background Pony #A1E0
I’m not one to really care about the semantics of transitioning and such so change the tags to whatever you want. I respect all the trans stuff but honestly I wouldn’t know left from right about it because I’m not exactly informed on the subject as most people.
I was tired of Alhaz not being used in the way I intended when I created him (bisexual switch) because I always drew him too masculine looking and people caught the hint from that that he was more dommy and as such commissioned him like it. As such I decided to turn him into a female-appearing ’male’, and instead of just straight up switching what he looked like in one picture I decided to slowly move him over to the appearance and work it into his story. (And also cover up that I was learning how to draw his new body type)
So to clear up what exactly I’m doing with him, I’m trying to draw him with a more feminine or even female body type, but still keeping the original idea of him (bisexual switch).
As for what that translates to in trans culture I have no idea, I don’t know enough to make that call. He doesn’t want to be female or identify as such, but doesn’t want to appear masculine either or have male body traits. He doesn’t want genital surgery or to be referred to as she/her (though doesn’t mind if people accidentally do that).
So I guess if you know a lot more about it feel free to change tags or let me know more about it here or in pm so I don’t mistag next time.