* - Who are you?
I'm TheThing, 25, pronouns She/Her.
As you might guess I was on here as a kid under the name "TahThing" when I was a little boy. For convenience please don't misgender past me. This is gonna be a bit longer than most joiner messages but I feel i owe an update and explaination to avoid insta ban
Well TahThing was a little brat and an idiot. Indeed the worst type of idiot; one who thought she was smart. But I guess you alraedy knew that if you where here back then. She managed to fuck up her final school exams realtively badly but not so badly I couldn't got to a distinctly mid-range university to study Astronautical Engineer.
That really was for the best. Highly suggest going for more practical/technical focused universities over academia for engineering, learnt a lot of hands on skills and the lighter course load meant a lot more free time. Obviously didn't improve immediately, but getting out of university and into work helped a lot.
Got my first and current job in the space industry about 3 years ago, been mostly loving life and working away. Love the space industry, it's so so cool. (and if you can work your way onto international projects, plenty of free flights!)
Concurrent with all that I'd been really been struggling with gender, tbf I probably struggled with it back when as a teen before but just didn't have the knowledge to know that! Learnt a lot about it over the last few years but only Really accepted it in the last few months, It's just... Euphoric. Like having had a puzzle laid out for a decade and only just now finding the missing piece under the sofa.
I guess that's me, the only time i've told a more complete life story was when I had the interview with security to see if I could be trusted with confidential information.
I'm returning here mostly to see how much its changed, what cool stuff everyone is doing, and hopefully also get back into LEGO which i've only dabbled in since. I've got my own flat now with enough storage space I could start bringing my old horde out of storage.
If anybody reading this identifies strongly with the first half of that arc, remember; it can get better. I can't promise a Will but just keep going please.
* - Do you live with your mum? (Trust me, this is important)
NOPE! thank fuck.
* - Where do you come from?
A boring little village in Sussex, England. I've since moved to a boring little town in Hampshire for work. Still better
* - What is your quest?
I seek the holy grail
or rather I guess to realise myself, get myself a gender thesnuggler and hopefully medicated! Get my name on some more papers, continue to meet cool people, and continue to work on cool projects.
How do you know it's me? Idk man, if there's something you think could prove it (like recreating a picture I previously posted? idk), I had to make a new account as my old one is linked to a dead email.