Thanks. I tried to as succinct as possible and leave out any extraneous info since there was a lot going on in the 50 or so issues that this whole saga spanned across.Your summary was very good but it was still like reading someone's recounting of a fever dream.
I read an article interview someone that did a study that compared reading habits between adults and young adults and their opinions and impressions about the stuff they read. One thing that stood out to me in the study was that young adults found books aimed at adults confusing and therefore boring because there was usually no grand victory or finale to end the book with, there wasn't even a bad ending. The end could be open to interpretation or maybe the book was just a slice of life and life moves on so it was pointless... Much like Jake they did not like that, they didn't close the book and start thinking about what they just read, they read books to get away from that.Jake doesn’t watch any adult media. The most adult I’ve ever heard him go is the occasional horror movie or very mainstream film.
I think what he means, filtered through the lens of Googleshng pomposity, is that as a middle-aged man with no life experience, whose mental development stopped somewhere around age 16, he finds adult media incomprehensible. He can’t truly comprehend loss, love, stress, life-changing decisions, because he’s never experienced such things - not in any high-stakes context.
No no, far better to stick to cartoons, where they just straight-up spell out their feelings and they don’t have to deal with stupid adult things like money and careers because they’re too busy zapping monsters.
He has previously suggested that he believes body fat (and hair) redistributes itself on a daily basis, raising the possibility of Cronenbergian horror every night as his fat shifts around, stretching and tearing his skin, his body in unimaginable agony as his muscles and bones tear apart and reform. The beard’s still there though.There is no such thing as selective fat loss and, as far as I know, hormones don't have the power to move fat. So lady hormones will probably make new fat go to the lady places, but the very male gut is there to stay.
Unless he loses massive amounts of weight overall, of course.
Wahallah, the infidel gamergators will fear the wrath of my holy googleshngs. For this, I will be rewarded with 72 dms with CHELSAYYY in the eternal afterlife.You know, I never thought of it that way before, but Jake really is like one of those wild-eyed, unwashed, fanatical mullahs holed up in a cave in Afghanistan. Except the mullahs get out more and have read at least one book.
I expect Jake already knows the answer to the question he's asking. Bowers has her BMI requirements on her website, and famously told Jazz Jennings she needed to lose weight for surgery.
This seems to be a fairly common BMI target for The Surgery. Jake recently re-confirmed he's 6-3, which means he's at least 280 lbs. Although we cannot know at any time where the bulk of that is concentrated due to its ability to move regularly throughout the body. Why this changes anything I'm not sure, it's less related to The Surgery as it is to surgery in general.Marci Bowers said:Maximum BMI of 35. If you are over this BMI (regardless of proportion or level of fitness), you must let Dr. Bowers know in advance; she will contact you to determine if surgery should be postponed. Surgery simply takes longer in heavier patients and puts you at greater risk for complications,
Even if his fat wasn’t an issue, the fact that he doesn’t present as female would be a massive red flag. There’s all the other mental issues too, but there are certainly precedents for nutters getting the chop.I expect Jake already knows the answer to the question he's asking. Bowers has her BMI requirements on her website, and famously told Jazz Jennings she needed to lose weight for surgery.
The issue comes up often enough that I'm sure Jake could have found the answer through Google, but what he really wants is for other people to be outraged on his behalf.