Profile: Lanthir


You can call me… Lanthir

I identify as… a genderqueer sapiosexual dyke.

As far as third-person pronouns go, … Anything is fine by me, but most people use female pronouns for me in English, and I use male first person pronouns when speaking Japanese.

I’m attracted to… First and foremost, intelligence. Beyond that, I’m attracted to female-bodied non-gender-normative people, and butch women.

When people talk about me, I want them to… Not treat me like I’m some weak little girl-child that needs protecting. I’m much stronger and a bit older than I look. Just that I have breasts doesn’t mean it’s okay to make assumptions about me. And having long hair doesn’t mean I’m femme!

I want people to understand… Oh, lots of things! I could write a whole book of things I want people to understand. Mostly though, I want people to understand that there are an infinite range of possible gender identities and expressions, and all of them are valid.


About Lanthir
I’m a part time college student, full time artist. Check out my art at and

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Posted by on October 2nd, 2009 at 04:00 pm

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5 Responses to “Profile: Lanthir”

  1. Traduit

    Japanese pronouns! :D Do you like boku or ore in Japanese? I love ore.


  2. Erica (The Photo Curator)

    “…most people use female pronouns for me in English, and I use male first person pronouns when speaking Japanese.”

    I don’t speak Japanese, so I’m curious why you use different pronouns in different languages. Why don’t you use the male first person in English too?


  3. Dharma Kelleher

    Sapiosexual is a new word for me and I like it. We need more sapiosexuals in this world!


  4. Lanthir

    @ Traduit –> I usually use boku. I’m not really manry enough to pull off ore, I think. Though, the girl I fancy uses ore, and it’s incredibly hot.
    @Erica –> English only has gender neutral first person pronouns (I and we) and second person pronouns (you, thee, thou), and only gendered third person pronouns (he and she). Japanese on the other hand has quite a spectrum of gender options for first person pronouns, and has only gender neutral second person pronouns, and primarily uses gender neutral third-person pronouns if they are used at all.


  5. Ian Ridley

    Heeeeey, you’re my brother! And you’re sitting next to me!


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