So even though it’s been said that this painting the ring finger isn’t ACTUALLY always a femme flagging technique after all I’m going to use it that way cause why not as a queer femme I’m invisible anyway unless I beat people with clue-by-fours (though here’s a bunch of femme flagging techniques). I did my shellac with a colour I thought would be more fuchsia (spanking) but turned out red (fisting) both of which I top and bottom for so fair enough. All other nails are silver rainbow glitter, which apparently means starfucker/celebrity. ;)
Looking further into all this however I’m totally confused because I’m reading all sorts of colour listings that aren’t in the expanded hanky list- but there’s no formal list, it seems like people are just making things up individually (kind of maybe missing the point of flagging, which is so that you can express mutual interest and start a negotiation, right…?)
I’m such a Capricorn. Hah.
Flagging I’m interested in:
-fuck the patriarchy
-femme for femme
-blue apparently stands for survivor and not any of the things I thought blue stood for?
Tumblr femmes, please help me. I don’t want to flag for something I’m not intending, because that feels appropriative. Is it just “make up your own”, cause then I’ll stick with the traditional expanded code.
Going for a simple, understated classy look for my birthday dinner, rather than my usual over the top glam-femme look. Essie “Fishnet Stockings” for the main color, and OPI “Lincoln Park After Dark-Matte” on the accent. (Taken with Instagram)
[Image: My left hand, wearing sparkly orange nail polish, resting on an orange typewriter.]
Tumblr, I have a scheme, and that is a nail polish exchange.
This would involve:
Thinking this sounds rad, wanting to participate, and intending to follow through.
Sending me a wishlist (you can talk colors, brands, or ask for a wildcard) and your address (for safety, I would like to have your real name, but I will use your Tumblr username alone unless you specify otherwise when I pass your info on). International participants are welcome, but if you can’t afford postage to nations other than your own, please let me know so I can keep that in mind when matching you up.
Receiving someone else’s wishlist and address.
Sending nail polish. The wishlist is more of a general guide, not a ‘you must send this.’
Receiving nail polish.
If you want to participate, contact me (sesmithwrites at gmail, or via tumblr fanmail (not asks, please, because I don’t want to accidentally publish one)) by Friday, 10 August, noon PST.
Obligatory disclaimers: I won’t be sharing your address with anyone other than the person who will be sending you your nail polish. If your mailing address is the same as your physical address, please be aware that I can’t control for all the people involved. Some people are poopers and may not fulfill their end of the deal which means you could end up with no nail polish, which would be sad, but is also not under my control.