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Nov. 4th, 2005 @ 08:06 pm Voice Post:
I won't actually be leaving until early tomorrow morning, but I knew I'd forget to do the post then, so I did it now.
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“Hiya, it's, uh, Pathia again, um, I'm doing this voice post because I'm on my way to my grandparent's house. Um. I'm going to meet the extended-extended family, that is, the, uh, cousins of my grandparents. Um, they're all from extremely deep texas, generally about, let's see, about half an hour from Mexico or so. Um, they're all extremely racist and bigoted, um, despite the fact that most of them have hispanic backgrounds anyway. Uh, so, yeah, it's usually pretty awkward to meet these people. Um, but, they all want to see me because I'm this abnormality in the family because I'm one of the very few, few few, that ever make it into college let alone into graduate school in the extended-extended family. Um. So, they're all proud of me. Of course, I have to, uh, act the part and remove all my earrings, anything that would make them think I'm different, because, uh, two earrings still equals "faggot" down there. So, yeah, uh, we'll just have to see, I guess. Um, hopefully nothing bad will happen. But, if anything does, uh, well, you'll probably hear another phone post from me before it's all said and done. Uh, and I guess that's it, really. Goodbye.”

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From:ja_ren
Date:November 5th, 2005 04:47 pm (UTC)
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*hugs* Best of luck dear. I know you probably won't see this until yuou get back, but, I'm wishing it for you anyway.
From:(Anonymous)
Date:November 5th, 2005 05:21 pm (UTC)
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Got news for ya, kiddo. If they're realted to you, then there's the possibility, weak as it may be, that one of them is or will be going through exactly the same thing as you are now. (In fact, that's there even if they aren't blood related.) If you hide anything of yourself or act ashamed of who you are, you're doing that one a grave disservice. If you wish there had been somebody along the way to show you that it was alright to be who you are, then you have the opportunity to be that example for them. Eventually, your family will know what's going on with you anyhow, so make some good of it if you can.

On the flip side, if you're so nervous about it that you appear uncomfortable, then it could do as much harm as good, so it's your decision on whether you can do it or not. I'm just adding one more bit to consider, and sincerely hoping that you don't have to hide anymore.
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From:tracerj
Date:November 5th, 2005 05:28 pm (UTC)

Oops.

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Sorry, that's me. Wasn't logged in 'cause I'm remote.
From:vulpnikov
Date:November 5th, 2005 06:46 pm (UTC)
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Oh boy, they will love me.

I don't think anything bad will happen, it might get awkward but I don't think they're going to jump on you or anything.

:hugs:

Car's almost working :/