That Made Me Trans: Episode 11 - Tangled (Disney Princesses pt. 2)

November 9, 2017

The girls tackle the a modern Disney Princess, bringing the rich new perspective as their nostalgia comes from their periods of being out or on the cusp or figuring themselves out.  With part 2 of the "Disney Princesses Made Me Trans" analysis (damn we should have called it that) we delve into Disney's Tangled, the retelling of the story of Rapunzel, and Tracy straight up excitedly infodumps for an hour about everything she liked about the movie and the parallels between Rapunzel's need to come out of the closet/tower and the manipulation stopping her and her own life experiences.  A surprisingly heavy topic, but luckily the luscious voice of Alexis is always here to bring us back to the earth where we're all happy and everything's possible.  Also we don't spend enough time gushing about the obviously butch trans girl barbarian bar, we'll have to expound on that in some future episode (SEQUEL HOOK - depends on if the cartoon is any good, eh).

 

That Made Me Trans is our biweekly comedy analysis podcast putting trans theory into some of our favourite media and talking about stories that have inspired, reinforced or comforted our identities.  You can find Alexis (she/her) at @TransComics on twitter or support her at http://patreon.com/AlexisSergio and Tracy (she/her) at @MinxTracy on twitter and support her at http://patreon.com/TracyCampbell .  Feel free to send in your questions, recommended topics, or interest in guest starring on our podcast to either one of us.  We also accept sponsorships, we're totally already down for selling out, YOU could be our first sponsor mentioned at the start of an episode which ISN'T part of a running joke of fake sponsors, think about it!

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That Made Me Trans: Episode 10 - Digimon Cyber Sleuth

October 26, 2017

In a world of binary data, can we find the trans themes?  Baby when you spend 80 hours grinding out quests in a game with your girlfriend you sure have a long time to look for the themes, let me tell you.  

 

Tracy returns from the dead just in time to be half-awake for the recording, but 100% woke for the icon editing.  In this week's episode we start a trend of talking about how the trans stuff in our own lives to get good and motivated to make good stuff to talk about.  We also discuss the genderfluid presentation of digimon and the inspirating transformations their franchise features, as well as the inspiring female cast, and even surprising, in the main topic of today's discussion - some actually deliberate queer stuff.  Not bad for a pokemon rival.  It's Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth!

 

That Made Me Trans is our biweekly comedy analysis podcast putting trans theory into some of our favourite media and talking about stories that have inspired, reinforced or comforted our identities.  You can find Alexis (she/her) at @TransComics on twitter or support her at http://patreon.com/AlexisSergio and Tracy (she/her) at @MinxTracy on twitter and support her at http://patreon.com/TracyCampbell .  Feel free to send in your questions, recommended topics, or interest in guest starring on our podcast to either one of us.  We also accept sponsorships, we're totally already down for selling out, YOU could be our first sponsor mentioned at the start of an episode which ISN'T part of a running joke of fake sponsors, think about it!

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That Made Me Trans: Episode 9 - The Little Mermaid (Disney Princesses pt.1)

October 5, 2017

In a world where your lower body decides which class of person you associate with, one mermaid dares to transition to human legs.  Welcome to Tracy and Alexis' Totally Trans Mermaid Tales.

 

The girls begin their quest to tackle the Disney canon, starting with the first film of the Disney renaissance and leader of the femmy-marketed Disney Princess campaigns, The Little Mermaid!  We have some rants about the standard Disney topics of unrealism and what they do and don't want us to think about an audience, what Disney's copyright campaigning means for canon and fan interpretation, before diving wholeheartedly into Tracy's many notes from a fresh viewing of the movie to propose her radical trans reinvisioning of the whole story!  We do some critique of children media's use of queer-coded traits as signifiers of villainy along the way just to remind you things aren't deliberate, but on the whole this is a story of even a magical underwater creature longing to become a human girl because being a trans girl is just so cool even mythical beings want in on it.

 

That Made Me Trans is our biweekly comedy analysis podcast putting trans theory into some of our favourite media and talking about stories that have inspired, reinforced or comforted our identities.  You can find Alexis (she/her) at @TransComics on twitter or support her at http://patreon.com/AlexisSergio and Tracy (she/her) at @MinxTracy on twitter and support her at http://patreon.com/TracyCampbell .  Feel free to send in your questions, recommended topics, or interest in guest starring on our podcast to either one of us.  We also accept sponsorships, we're totally already down for selling out, YOU could be our first sponsor mentioned at the start of an episode which ISN'T part of a running joke of fake sponsors, think about it!

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That Made Me Trans: Episode 8 - Undertale

September 21, 2017

Recorded on Undertale's 2 year anniversary, we're joined by Valerie St. Gelais (@quireink on twitter) to talk about gamefaq's Greatest Game of All Time, the friendly game where no one has to die - and everything is gay and trans, as usual when Alexis and Tracy get their hands on something.  We talk themes of found family, radical resistance, queer relationships, and all the other trans-relatable feels with our most artistically-gifted person on the podcast yet.

Find Valerie's latest work on the comic More Than Men here https://gumroad.com/l/JWOYY/bffdiscount , or her work with Alexis on Wish here https://gumroad.com/l/SSdexu (or for free here http://www.webtoons.com/en/challenge/wish/list?title_no=71914 ;P ).

As always you can find Alexis at http://patreon.com/alexissergio or @TransComics on twitter.  Contact her or me, @MinxTracy to suggest future topics for episodes, ask questions about upcoming subjects, or ask if you want to guest on a future episode!  Feedback is welcome!

You can view future episodes early if you support my patreon at http://patreon.com/tracycampbell !

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That Made Me Trans: Episode 7 - Marvel Comics (Angela and Loki)

August 31, 2017

In today's episode, Tracy and Alexis discuss some recent strides (and the unfortunate backpeddling) of deliberate trans characters and themes in Alexis' medium of choice - specifically Marvel comics and their characters Sera and Loki, looking at the good and the bad of the representation of two particular storylines that our intrepid hosts found particularly inspiring.  Tracy made Alexis promised to get her grudges and complaints about Marvel as a whole out of the way at the start.  She does not keep this promise, at all.

Tracy claims no responsibility for Alexis' probably well-founded feuds with these people she's never heard of before, but always admires the burning fires of her partner's sense of justice enough to not censor her.  On that editing note, Tracy was sick and her headphones broke as she was editing, but depending on your timezone we still technically got this episode up on a Thursday so give us a pat on the back for not going semi-weekly as we'll inevitably have to.

You can support the show at patreon.com/AlexisSergio and find us at @MinxTracy (Tracy, she/her), and @TransComics (Alexis, she/her).

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That Made Me Trans: Episode 6 - Steven Universe

August 24, 2017

The gals have their first guest on, as Laura Bishop (@emeraldreverie on twitter) joins us for an impromptu episode on how Steven Universe made us all trans.  Enjoy this last ever episode with Tracy's old, terrible, non-USB mic!  Marvel at Laura's smooth voice and pro setup and wonder why she isn't the host.  We cover a lot but we still feel like we could have analysed this show for HOURS, and didn't even go into that great detail on even the main cast.  Even then, this is one of our longest episodes, discussing gender essentialism, human vs alien concepts, and just how gosh dang relatable characters are to us and why.  We're all very proud of it.  We might need to start up another podcast just to recap SU episodes or something, because although its been done before, gosh dang if it isn't a topic we find fun and hope you do too.

The new schedule will be releases on Thursday from on for That Made Me Trans, since Alexis' new school times make that just make the most sense.

Having a guest brought so much energy to the show even when I didn't think I would have the energy to hit record amidst one hell of a crazy weekend.  If you're interested in starring in later episodes, please contact us at @MinxTracy (Tracy) or @TransComics (Alexis) on twitter, where you can also suggest future topics and ask questions about upcoming subjects as we do our episodes on them.

Please feel free to support the show and find more of Alexis' work at patreon.com/AlexisSergio

Find more of Laura's work at emeraldreverie.tumblr.com/

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That Made Me Trans: Episode 5 - The Legend of Korra

August 17, 2017

The girls do their best to avoid treading old ground of action female role models and trans headcanons as they talk out queer themes in the Avatar series, and the landmark new hit Turf Wars and its story of coming out.  We don't spend too long expounding on who we think is trans beyond our usual note of everyone "but especially these cool girls", because c'mon, as if Korra and Asami aren't an obvious transbian power couple.  In this we talk mainly about the lesbian experience in this fantasy world and how those themes can be interpreted, and as a couple of women loving women of various binarism, our sapphic love is kinda key to our girly identities.

Also, just, its a good story y'all.  Check out the Turf Wars comic if you're a fan of the show, for real.

 

If you want to guest, ask questions, sponsor us or suggest topics, or have any feedback at all, contact us at transcendentscomics@gmail.com or find Tracy @MinxTracy on twitter or Alexis @TransComics also on twitter.  As plugged in the episode, you can fund the show at patreon.com/alexissergio .

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That Made Me Trans: Episode 4 - Character Creation

August 7, 2017

In today's episode of That Made Me Trans, continuing their experimental streak, the girls tackle a broader topic still - the very concept of character creation engines in video games, what that means for them and gaming to insert yourself into a work, and a little naturally on what that has meant for us as budding young trans women.  We go off on some tangents for what is, despite our incresingly crisp editing, our longest episode yet.  So strap in, for some talk on representing characters' issues in a story, and maybe some of Tracy's griping with her love-hate relationship of a video games industry, and Alexis' all-consuming yet ever-inspiring wrath.

 

If you want to be a guest, ask questions on future topics to be answered on air, kick us a sponsorship or otherwise support us, feel free to contact us with details below!

Find Tracy Campbell (@MinxTracy, she/her pronouns) at GreenMoonGames

Find Alexis Sergio (@TransComics, she/her pronouns) at https://www.patreon.com/AlexisSergio

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That Made Me Trans: Episode 3 - Star vs the Forces of Evil

July 24, 2017

Alexis and Tracy vs Star vs the Forces of Evil vs Trans themes in media!  In today's episode, we talk a bit about the that hip show on Disney that's got the kids talking.  Of course we couldn't help talking about the ever-popular trans marco theory because of how much we relate, but we do try and talk around that and cover some other subjects within the show despite the temptation of that trans princess cutie.  We get into some big talking points around trans performance and self-denial later on that cis people ought to be aware of before they waste their time trying to disprove the theory, 'cause frankly being trans is a complicated and beautiful thing.

 

Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/AlexisSergio

 

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That Made Me Trans: Episode 2 - Sailor Moon

July 17, 2017

Continuing to experiment with the format of the show as we find our feet, Alexis and Tracy go off of their memories and personal experience for something from their childhoods, in the long mists of time before they came out.  In this episode, we talk about how Sailor Moon introduced femininity and queer themes to us in a package our young minds appreciated.  We were down a guest that we hoped would keep us on topic, so we just kind of go off talking around it.  We're thinking we might concentrate on more topical things in future episodes, especially given Tracy's dismal memory, but let us know what you think!

Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/AlexisSergio

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