DW con 2012

Sep. 2nd, 2012 09:19 pm
[personal profile] scallan
I've just spent the last weekend at the bi-annual disc world convention. As a last minute decision, I decided that I would spend the evenings there as Susan. As the decision was made about a week before the event, this naturally led to a rash of panic buying, as I went hunting for the perfect dresses. As I couldn't find anything suitable in the high street, I eventually ordered far too much from Asos and their curve collection.

Packing for the event was interesting - I ended up taking three bags with me - half a bag of electronics, half a bag of clothes for Simon, and two large bags full of clothes and other stuff for Susan.

The convention itself was fun and while at 6 foot plus in heels, I have absolutely no chance in passing, there was not a single problem over the weekend. This wasn't really a surprise, as the people running it are some of the most socially aware, pro-active and cuddly but scary when annoyed people around.

In the evenings, there are a few programme events, but it is most social, sitting around drinking and talking. These were a lot more fun than usual - I think it helped that every night I was getting compliments on my dresses, my ability to walk in heels and one night, on my hair, which had just been slightly styled to fall over one eye, ala Jessica Rabbit.

The evenings are where things get slightly ... odd. Normally, I'm the very quiet, introverted type who finds it almost impossible to talk to strangers. Susan is different. Susan will sit down next to total strangers, and start talking to them. Susan will take part in the silly games that people are playing. Susan will take part in a burlesque dance class, when Simon would look at the gender ratio and run, and just note that next time she needs to glue her tits in place. Hell, even her posture is different, Simon tends to hunch a bit, and look down, while Susan seems to walk taller and look out, rather than down, though this may simply be a side effect of the bra straps pulling.

I think the biggest thing is that Susan seems approachable and responsive to being approached, whereas Simon is more closed in, and *scared* of talking to people.

[[ Am I the only person confused here about names? There currently appears to be three people in my mind, myself, Simon and Susan, who manage to all be the same person, while at the same time Simon and Susan are masks that I show to the world. ]]

Given how successful things were at the convention, the question is what next? I like Susan, I like being Susan, and other people seem to like Susan.

Date: 2012-09-03 09:41 am (UTC)
ailbhe: (ailbhe 29y6m)
From: [personal profile] ailbhe
You might well pass; I know you passed for my children, and children are notorious gender-police.

Date: 2012-09-03 12:58 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] nallac.livejournal.com
It's nice to know that I do pass for some people, though since they are your / afp kids, I sort of assume that they will behave less stereotypically than ordinary kids. On the third hand, I would expect curiosity if they had noticed. So, yay!!!

Date: 2012-09-03 09:44 am (UTC)
ailbhe: (ailbhe 29y6m)
From: [personal profile] ailbhe
Oh - here's an idea - can Susan wear jeans? I totally get what you mean about three people, but it sounds to me like you want Simon to have access to Susan's outgoing personality, and it's easier for women to wear men's clothes than vice versa, if you want to pull traits across the borders. What happens if Susan wears a tshirt and jeans and a ponytail?

Date: 2012-09-03 10:17 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] nallac.livejournal.com
I'm not quite sure what you mean here. Are you suggesting being Susan while people think that I'm being Simon?

I think that there are two things that I want:
1. For Simon to have a more outoing personality
2. For Susan to go out more often.

Both of which seem to have their difficulties.


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