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    I swear, children these days. Such cheek! Look at what they've done to my best smock, well, it's my only smock, they don't give a change of clothing to the understudies. I'll have to wash that out straightaway. I hope you will excuse my, my disarray here, I've had to hang my smock out to dry. And I've still got to present this, so you could say I've been hung up to dry also!

    Not like when I was young, oh no. When I was a young ladette--now stop that! Stop that! When I was young, we hadn't got any of these fancy electronic devices, and we'd all sit in, in a great big circle, just like so, all facing the center, and then one child would walk along the outside and tap each one on the shoulder? What was it called, you remember, Duck, Duck, Goose? Well, these days they don't so much at look at one another, with their heads all bent down over their little toys, and playing goose, goose, goose.


    Shocking.


    Now, where was I? Ah yes. The Prologue.

    Have you heard of the myth of Iphis? Now Iphis' mother had just been widowed, the poor dear, just as she was about to give birth. All the creditors had been sent away, but they were going to come back just as soon as the baby was born, and if there wasn't an heir, they would gobble up everything and leave her destitute. Cruel, isn't it. Shocking. Like taking candy from a baby, it is. Well, as it happened she bore a girl. That would never do, no, no, so she swaddled the baby up tight and told everyone she'd given birth to a boy. An heir, you see--Iphis is the sort of name you can give to a boy or a girl.

    So Iphis grew up as a boy. She played with boys' toys--no, not like that, I said she was in disguise!--she ran and jumped and goosed, and her mother never let slip that Iphis wasn't a boy. In fact, when the time came, she had to arrange a marriage for Iphis. Now this was troubling enough, for she was a nice lad, not like children these days, very obedient and kind. She had to marry before someone noticed her voice wasn't breaking, she couldn't very well go along with those roistering, bachelor ways of the army, and she was obedient to her mother. But it got worse.


    Iphis actually fell in love with the girl.


    Yes, it's worse! This was an arranged marriage. Love wasn't supposed to come into it! I told you Iphis was kind, and it broke her heart to think about what her bride was going to suffer. So, the night before the wedding, she turned to the temple of a foreign goddess--not one of our proud Roman gods, I'm sorry to say. I suppose it's a bit of a foreign problem to us all.


    Well!


    Well. Her mother, she took Iphis to the temple, and prayed that the goddess would fix the problem. Foolish, really. As me old mother used to say, Iphis not broke, don't fix it.


    Look, you all came here expecting low comedy. Don't be surprised when you get it.


    As I was saying. The Prologue. This foreign goddess, she answers the prayer, and she transforms Iphis into a man, and they're married and live happily ever after. Sweet, isn't it? Brings a tear to your eye. Still, you won't catch me worshipping at the temples of those foreign gods. Who knows what they might decide to do with me?


    . . .What d'you mean we just put new names on the Greek pantheon and said we're done with it? Don't you know what those Greeks were on about?

    Oh dear. Oh dear, oh dear. . .

    Gender Bender Week - Monday, February 16 to Sunday, February 22

    The Original Gender Bender Week
    Gender Bender Week II

    Step 0. Stop throwing those rotten tomatoes. I might not have been any good at duck, duck, goose, but I was a dodgeball champion.

    Step 1. Contact your avatarist and ask politely for a gender-bent avatar, or claim an appropriate one from the Avatar Adoption Center (especially if your avatarist has placed opposite-gender avatars there and is no longer taking requests).
    Step 1.5. If you never changed back after the first Gender Bender Week, consider doing it for the upcoming one. *cough* You know who you are.

    Step 2. If your avatarist is missing in action and/or gives permission for others to edit their work, come to the Gender Bender Avatar Request Thread and find an inspired artist.

    Step 3. Sometime during your Monday, February 16, change your avatar and/or gender symbol.

    Step 4. Sit back and enjoy the confusion, the freedom, and the good-spirited jokes.
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    Default Re: Gender Bender Week III - Feb. 16-22

    Possibly the most entertaining opening post I've read outside the Games threads for a long time.

    Count me in, I'll see what I can throw together for this year, my GB avatar from last year is a bit rough around the edges.
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    Argh, now I will have to stop avoiding learning how to make females in Inkscape... Ah well. I think I'll bend my original Orcish Avatar though... Bending Vincent Vega feels... Wrong.
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    I believe the good doctor is busy, so I doubt I'll be participating this time around But if I do manage to commision another avatar from him, I'm so there!
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    That was a great opening Quin. I'l be participating, and can probably make some medium quality avatars. Note to self - Learn Inkscape or stop trying to resize things.
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    This might be fun. Then again, this might confuse people. Wait, was that supposed to be a downside?

    Yep, the Raz is in!
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    Great, and now I'm imagining what Raz's profile on a dating site would look like. "Must be okay with veils."
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    I don't think there is such a time to have veils that it is not the fault of Raz_Fox.
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    It's a freaking Romulan dump truck. The Romulans are no more likely to build an unarmed warp-capable ship than they are to become a hippy commune.

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    I are in. And no womanised 'dame' will appear in mine. Of course, I suppose the P.I. is slightly masculanised, or whatever the proper word is.
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    I might join, it could give me an opportunity to use female template I made on inkscape.
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    Im in as usual. I got no idea what im gonna be though
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    In, in, in, ininin, ininininnnnn!
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    Woot gender bender! The female CA!
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    Quote Originally Posted by banjo1985 View Post
    Possibly the most entertaining opening post I've read outside the Games threads for a long time.

    Count me in, I'll see what I can throw together for this year, my GB avatar from last year is a bit rough around the edges.
    You could always swap with Mrs. Banjo.

    And yes, wonderful opening post, Quincunx! Everything has a parallel in Greek mythology, however tenuous. (this was not a tenuous one)

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    I'm in. The last oen was a lot of fun.

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    Hm. To use last year's, or to beg for new art? Tough.
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    My avatar really doesn't have a distinct gender at the moment, even though I refer to Shox as 'he' sometimes.

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    Skeletons don't have gender either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Player_Zero View Post
    Skeletons don't have gender either.
    Actually, they do. Human skeletons, at the very least, have a gender.
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    Well, Dwarven women aren't much different from Dwarven men. What the hell, count me in. I suppose I will have to be known as Francine on that week.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dallas-dakota View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gezina View Post
    Actually, they do. Human skeletons, at the very least, have a gender.
    Your semantics bore me. Given two skeletons I doubt most anyone would be able to tell the difference.

    My point as that given a picture of a male skeleton there really isn't any point in editting it to look like a female skeleton because they look like a skeleton and that's all they look like. See, that's how comprehension works.

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    In.
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    This is excellent... I've been meaning to get a new avatar, and I've seen several male goblins in the adoption center. Much easier to find than female goblins.

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    Im in as per usual, its never gonna get old. Ever.

    Excepting requests if anyone fancies pm me specifically, if not, i may just grab you from the thread.
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    In like Fin!
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    My avatar's ready. I actually thought I'd be rustier, since I haven't done any OotS style stuff recently but I might have to make a masculine version of this as my new avi;



    Its basically I feminised version of what I'm wearing now. That is to say, my usual jacket (faux denim cotton, faded), a dark blue jerkin (that is to say a sleeveless jacket with many pockets) a blue undershirt, jeans and...goggles (no, I don't wear the goggles in public...very often ¬_¬).

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    Uh oh. Guys, what do I do?

    I changed for the first one to female (one of the last surviving swappers! Woo!), turned male for the last one... what's left, because I think it'd be hard to do an In-The-Middle-Muffin.
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    Default Re: Gender Bender Week III - Feb. 16-22

    ... *sneakily huggles Jibar*
    Well, Jibs, you could just make a whole new sex? Perhaps with green as a central gender colour rather than blue or pink.

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    Default Re: Gender Bender Week III - Feb. 16-22

    Jibar:how about an amoebomuffin, budding other smaller muffins off itself?

    Anyway, if anyone has a request, I'm in, although I'm still at a loss for how the 'lol i trol u' face can become female ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jibar View Post
    Uh oh. Guys, what do I do?

    I changed for the first one to female (one of the last surviving swappers! Woo!), turned male for the last one... what's left, because I think it'd be hard to do an In-The-Middle-Muffin.
    The manly muffin was incredibly manly. This time, Id go for a group shot.
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