So one of my friends asked me to join a project that he's doing and I actually decided to do so.
His project is a web site on gaming, however the twist is that it's in french. Like he said, he's never seen something like IGN for the french gaming community and he thought that it would be cool to try and do something like that. Of course right now it's just volunteer work and it's a really low key to start with, but with hard work, I believe the project could be very beneficial.
And so, this marks the first time that I publish my writing online in my native french Canadian language. Actually, come to think of it, not exactly. I did a blog post in french over at my old blog -- which died by the way. However, it wasn't so much an original text more than a translation. It was something warning women to be careful about something I can't remember and I thought it was important to pass along the message in English and French. Ok so this marks the first time I publish an original text in french.
I am also quite proud of myself because I told my friend that if I do this, I present myself the way that I am. I didn't have to say it was non-negotiable since he said he had no qualms regarding that and said that if people had problems with this, then that's their problem. he was quick to ask me not to make a big deal out of it though. He figured that I'd do what I do and if people would find out, well we'll let the chips fall where they may.
I agreed to that and added that I had no trans agenda for the gaming site -- I already have this site for that -- and that it would be and will be games first and game related stuff. I did however tell him that I would talk about me to the rest of the team out of respect. He said that it was ok by him.
And so I did. And so far so good. I just hope that the rest of the team will show me as much respect as I show them.
As for not presenting myself to the public of that site. Well after each entry I do, there is a brief description of who I am with a picture -- the picture with a Chinese parasol. While I do agree I look feminine in that pic, I still think I look kinda guyish. So I figure that by looking at my picture people will be able to tell pretty quickly.
Perhaps the subject of my true identity will be discussed eventually in the forum. Who knows? At that point I'll figure out what to do -- which is pretty easy to think about really. ^-^
Until then this is me signing off.