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Victoria Dominowski
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"I wish I could live in this moment forever. But then it wouldn't be a moment." - Max Caulfield
"I wish I could live in this moment forever. But then it wouldn't be a moment." - Max Caulfield

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A panorama of one of the gorgeous bike trails going through my town of Redmond. :)
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So… serious post time. A really, REALLY serious post that was pretty hard to write, but I knew I had to do eventually. It is something that has been on my mind for quite a while, and something that I had repressed time and time again for the past 10 years or so. I have only just started to seriously address it in the past year. If you’re reading this well after I posted it, you can probably already see what this was about, but here it goes, anyway.

I am actually transgender. I know that may come as a huge surprise to most of you, but it’s something that I have been deliberating VERY carefully and sincerely for a decade now, and I know I am happier for it. For the past three years in particular, I have been trying to reconcile all of this by thinking “What if I’m just gay?”, and I thought that worked for a while. It might have seemed like it was working from the outside, but I have actually been dealing with an eating disorder and depression for a long time now. It was only when I started considering the possibility of being trans again did all of that start to go away. It especially started to improve when I got out to Washington, and could start fresh. Being in an environment where people see me for who I am has improved my mental well-being considerably, and I never want to go back.

Another thing that might surprise you is that I've already been doing something about this. I have been in therapy about this for several months now, with different therapists and getting lots of different opinions and help. Moreover, late last October, I started on hormone replacement therapy with the help of a doctor. And you know what? I have never felt better. I can actually feel happy now. Happy for longer than just maybe an hour at a time, and happy not because of something extraordinary, but just because. Plus, I am no longer ashamed of how I look. I can actually look at myself in the mirror again. I no longer feel like there’s something fundamentally, implacably wrong with my body. I no longer feel an overarching sense of dull malaise each day. I feel so much joy whenever I can see myself as a girl, and so much dread when I can’t. Even just hearing my real name from other people brings such a smile to my face. I finally feel… at peace.

Even if you can’t quite understand this, that’s okay. I know that it must seem like a foreign concept to many of you, so I’m not asking you to fully get everything about this right away. What I am asking is something far simpler: Please call me by my real name - Victoria. Also, please use feminine pronouns when referring to me. Even something as simple as that makes a big difference to me.
All that said, I would like to reintroduce myself to you all. My name is Victoria. I am a girl. I am finally happy with who I am. All of you are my friends and family, and you’re very important to me. I just hope that we can continue to be like that. After all, I’m still the same person I always was - I’m just a lot happier for getting a couple of problems fixed. :)

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Attention! There is now a way to transfer Pokemon from Gen1/2 to Gen3 and beyond! And I have all the necessary parts! https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ILhyYIjArYLimeWEUJvSa0BsCnB5k706MWN2Pa7fA9c/edit?usp=sharing

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Hey, everyone! It's that time of year, again! That's right, the fine folks at Speed Demos Archive have just kicked off Awesome Games Done Quick 2015! This event will last over a week with talented gamers beating games as fast as possible, nonstop!

It's all for charity, too! All proceeds will go to the Prevent Cancer Foundation, so stop by to watch some speedruns and maybe donate to a good cause!

https://gamesdonequick.com/schedule

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Someone needs to explain to Ubisoft what "exclusive" means.

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How I play games.
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My pride and joy, the lovely Neo-Geo MVS arcade cabinet, equipped with a 161-game-in-1 multicart. This bad boy is ready for anything.
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