A few things. With the web going topsy turvy, I’ll start doing some fun public blogs here! Also gonna dust off my Patreon and start using it more, and when I do I’ll make sure to announce that in a blog. There will be a weird intersection of science, funny animal art (okay, fun furry art) and fan art here. I don’t have to keep a fully professional face, but this site and my Patreon are always 100% squeaky clean artwise. Patreon can be PG rated for language, however. This blog will never go there though. The art here MAY have some language. See below. There’s some context. I’ll split it into a different gallery in the personal gallery if I upload it. Or turn the language into hilarious dingbats.
With any luck, with the exception of my old signature (which is the same initial as my middle name BTW), the deadname should be all but scrubbed from the website. If you see an instance of it still lurking, please let me know which image you see it on. I’ll take it and scrub it.
Any websites not in my control I don’t have any control over.
Last year I picked a fight with the former admins of Wookieepedia thinking it was some problematic people in my life doing me a dirty and changing my name (Robin) to my deadname (not Robin) and ended up starting the ball rolling for some new policy changes site-wide for Fandom. Wook still has a ways to go. There are problems on the site. I drew a sweary ewok (there’s the context for above).
Unfortunately some of the folks at the time, both at Wook and the people whom I thought were originally editing my article, latched onto the fact that my deadname exists.
Over the past two years since legally changing my name, I still don’t have my passport done, I found out my bank had five different databases with my name in it, Square refuses to change my account name and I haven’t had the energy to escalate it to a human, I find random things I HAVE NOT changed my name on that I think I have, things I have changed my name on I think I have not.
It’s a mess.
And having been online since the mid 90s on top of that? It’s honestly unrealistic to expect my old name to disappear. I know it won’t. I know I’ll stumble upon it, but I don’t go searching for it like other people do.
Searching for it and using it as a gotcha isn’t cool.
I’m Robin. Like Robin Hood. Like Robin the Frog. Like Robin Williams – the hairiest man on earth and one of my inspirations. They/them or he/him.
And I’m living my very best life right now. In the city. With my microbes.