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    in an effort not to mope around the house on new years eve, ive decided to go out to the bar to mope. ive got makeup on and im wearing a skirt and its the first time ive gone out like this and im super nervous but excited to have a good time.

    i think this is a good way to start 2018. i had a real bad last couple of years but this year is gonna be my year
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    That was an option my wife and I have discussed, and might be a good idea if I ever end up on a full transition dose.
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    in an effort not to mope around the house on new years eve, ive decided to go out to the bar to mope. ive got makeup on and im wearing a skirt and its the first time ive gone out like this and im super nervous but excited to have a good time.

    i think this is a good way to start 2018. i had a real bad last couple of years but this year is gonna be my year
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    Thanks I'm full of anxiety but I'm hoping being full of alcohol will replace that
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    Hi guys, I have been just checking out this thread even though I do not need support for anything, yet (if ever). I just wanted to get to know this side of the community.

    However Happy New Year y'all, I hope you all have a great time with family, friends, or just by your self. 2017 is behind us and 2018 has a whole new years worth of possibilities, I just hope it doesn't turn into one big meme or whatever 2015 was. lol.
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    I'm watching a show called A Korean Odyssey, and I think one of the characters (and/or actors?) might be a trans woman. There's a lot of body-hopping in this show, though, so I don't know whether it was, like, a female demon in a male body or something like that. But it wasn't played for laughs or anything like that, seemed pretty low-key. I also didn't catch the character's name, so I can't look up her or the actor. Until I found out anything otherwise, though, I'm just gonna go with "one of the characters just happens to be a trans woman, neat".

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    Hello folks, need a bit of help on a RPG-related issue:

    One of my players will gain a cohort beginning with the upcoming session and it will be a Rivethun character. Rivethun is a Golarion-specific dwarfish animist/shamanistic tradition that is quite popular with transgender (and even transracial) people.

    Now I'm somehow drawing a blank here. AFAIK, shamanism is about contacting outside forces and the spirit world, not really about body and soul. What bothers me somehow more is that this character is already slowly morphing the body around, being able to make a full transition (race as well as gender) each 24h period. I've a hard time connecting both aspects and I'm not quite sure how to portray them together. Any suggestions?

    (PF mechanics: Dwarf Psychic (Rivethun) 5/Rivethun Emissary 3)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Florian View Post
    Hello folks, need a bit of help on a RPG-related issue:

    One of my players will gain a cohort beginning with the upcoming session and it will be a Rivethun character. Rivethun is a Golarion-specific dwarfish animist/shamanistic tradition that is quite popular with transgender (and even transracial) people.

    Now I'm somehow drawing a blank here. AFAIK, shamanism is about contacting outside forces and the spirit world, not really about body and soul. What bothers me somehow more is that this character is already slowly morphing the body around, being able to make a full transition (race as well as gender) each 24h period. I've a hard time connecting both aspects and I'm not quite sure how to portray them together. Any suggestions?

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    I don't know from Golarion, but real-world shamanic traditions are very centered on the body. To the extent that "shamanism" is an identifiable form of religious tradition across cultures, shamans are traditionally the people with the most medical knowledge, and many traditions involve visions in which the initiate communes with a being who (in the vision) replaces part of their body with something else that grants them power. Shamans are also frequently outside the gender norms of their societies, mixing behaviors and customs that are masculine and feminine.

    Do a little research, it's fascinating stuff. I recommend Eliade's "Archaic Techniques of Ecstasy", it's a bit dated but holds up better than most anthropology from the fifties.

    As for "transitioning race", I advise you to...not do that. Like if it's an official mechanical thing, you should probably just drop it, or at the very least don't use the phrase "transracial".
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    As for "transitioning race", I advise you to...not do that. Like if it's an official mechanical thing, you should probably just drop it, or at the very least don't use the phrase "transracial".
    Mind explaining why?

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    For one, transracial is a specific thing, it means a child raised entirely by a family of a different racial background, eg. an eastern Asian infant adopted by a Latinx family.

    Two, there are a few sensationalized stories lately of people wanting to change race - but being transgender is deeply bound to biology, it's a medical intersex condition of brain architecture... Race has no biological basis. A pair of same sex fraternal twins have more difference between them, genetically, than the markers of two races, it's more tied to political thoughts about geopolitics than anything. There is no biological route for a baby to have been born in a different socioeconomic class two thousand miles away. The analysis of the people who are claiming a background like that is fairly complex, but tends to be a bit creepy from the perspective of the people who had to live with being from those places, all the notes are replicated oddly and nonsensically. They tend to also creep us transgender people out because they are basically an embodiment of "lol attack helicopter" used to belittle us and imply that we are delusional instead of medically gender incongruous.
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    Two, there are a few sensationalized stories lately of people wanting to change race - but being transgender is deeply bound to biology, it's a medical intersex condition of brain architecture... [...]
    This does make it confusing for me. I've always learned that the big difference between sex and gender is that gender isn't a biological thing but a cultural thing? Isn't that, like, a hugely important thing?
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    Well, no more estrogen under the radar anymore for me soon.

    I just signed a medical release with my therapist today to allow her to share info with my doctor, and an official HRT letter should be in by the end of the month.

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    A friend of mine recently asked on FB for some gender neutral terms for extended family members. But being the ignorant idiot I am, I don't know any, not in English anyway.

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    A friend of mine recently asked on FB for some gender neutral terms for extended family members. But being the ignorant idiot I am, I don't know any, not in English anyway.

    Can anyone help me out?
    Well, there's the obvious of parent, grandparent, cousin... I'm guessing that's referring to things like niece/nephew and aunt/uncle? I learned from a Playgrounder that the gender neutral for niece/nephew is nibling, which is adorable. There doesn't seem to be one for aunt/uncle, though (and no gendered terms for cousin, interestingly).

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    This does make it confusing for me. I've always learned that the big difference between sex and gender is that gender isn't a biological thing but a cultural thing? Isn't that, like, a hugely important thing?
    Gender is a biological thing because it's to do with the brain and the brain is biological. "Culture" doesn't come into it unless we're talking gender roles or gender stereotypes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Serpentine View Post
    Well, there's the obvious of parent, grandparent, cousin... I'm guessing that's referring to things like niece/nephew and aunt/uncle? I learned from a Playgrounder that the gender neutral for niece/nephew is nibling, which is adorable. There doesn't seem to be one for aunt/uncle, though (and no gendered terms for cousin, interestingly).
    I'm told aunt/uncle is pibling, though it's less well known than even nibling is and also sounds stupid.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Heliomance View Post
    I'm told aunt/uncle is pibling, though it's less well known than even nibling is and also sounds stupid.
    Uh yeah gotta agree there. Nibling definitely sounds very kid like too so sounds pretty odd/inappropriate for adult nieces and nephews. And yes I can see its somehow coming from sibling, but it doesn't sound nearly as childish. Maybe we're just used to it...

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    Ah right, yeah, sorry. I did come across pibling. That seems to be a recent invention, along with something like "auncle".
    It's odd, the things English genders and the things it doesn't, and the ones that change over time (eg "girl" used to be neuter).

    So let's see, we have:

    Son/Daughter/Offspring - Old English from "off-spring" - or Progeny - From Latin for "beget" via Old French (or child, spawn, etc)
    Mother/Father/Parent - From Latin for "bring forth" via Old French
    Brother/Sister/Sibling - Old English for any relative
    Niece/Nephew/Nibling? - apparently goes back to 1951 and coined by a linguist, so that's not a bad provenance really
    Uncle/Aunt/??Pibling - From Urban Dictionary. Hmm.
    ??/??/Cousin - From Latin for "cousin", go figure, via Old French.
    Husband/Wife/Spouse - From Latin for "betrothed" via Old French

    So it seems like Old French might be worth plundering if it has something for these missing words... Any Old French speakers in the Playground?
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    For one, transracial is a specific thing, it means a child raised entirely by a family of a different racial background, eg. an eastern Asian infant adopted by a Latinx family.

    Two, there are a few sensationalized stories lately of people wanting to change race - but being transgender is deeply bound to biology, it's a medical intersex condition of brain architecture... Race has no biological basis. A pair of same sex fraternal twins have more difference between them, genetically, than the markers of two races, it's more tied to political thoughts about geopolitics than anything. There is no biological route for a baby to have been born in a different socioeconomic class two thousand miles away. The analysis of the people who are claiming a background like that is fairly complex, but tends to be a bit creepy from the perspective of the people who had to live with being from those places, all the notes are replicated oddly and nonsensically. They tend to also creep us transgender people out because they are basically an embodiment of "lol attack helicopter" used to belittle us and imply that we are delusional instead of medically gender incongruous.
    No, sorry. We're talking about a game where race is a thing (Human, dwarves, elves...) and even interracial intercourse will generate offspring (from Half-Elves and -Orcs to Aasimar and Tiefling), which clearly overrides "human Subspecies" by don't giving a damn. Yes there might be "Garundi" Humans, or "Taldaran" Humans, but that doesn't go into creating mixed races at any point.

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    This does make it confusing for me. I've always learned that the big difference between sex and gender is that gender isn't a biological thing but a cultural thing? Isn't that, like, a hugely important thing?
    How cultures perform masculinity or femininity is widely variable. The switch anatomically hard-wired into your brain that tells you which role to perform, not so much. Look up David Reimer.
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    No, sorry. We're talking about a game where race is a thing (Human, dwarves, elves...) and even interracial intercourse will generate offspring (from Half-Elves and -Orcs to Aasimar and Tiefling), which clearly overrides "human Subspecies" by don't giving a damn. Yes there might be "Garundi" Humans, or "Taldaran" Humans, but that doesn't go into creating mixed races at any point.
    The actual biology in the setting might make things different, yes.

    However.

    It still is a bit squicky for somebody who just had to deal with somebody trying to treat them like a joke by bringing up somebody "Transracial" in a shock news story to deal with. Thus, it's probably best not to just spring it on people without being aware that it has some unfortunate unintended similarities to some nastiness trans people put up with too often.
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    Nah, people I game with are mostly from the BDSM crowd with an overlap into hard-core feminism.
    Being germans, we all have a very marked stance when it comes to stuff like "Race and Racism" that makes what's going on in the US on that matter pretty incomprehensible to us.

    I do know what triggers my folks and try to stay clear of it, altho I have their consent to use some of it when playing horror games, but this is non of it (Remember some of the discussions I had with Juniper on this board, about being stuck in a rural backwater and other places being way more accepting?)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Florian View Post
    Nah, people I game with are mostly from the BDSM crowd with an overlap into hard-core feminism.
    Being germans, we all have a very marked stance when it comes to stuff like "Race and Racism" that makes what's going on in the US on that matter pretty incomprehensible to us.

    I do know what triggers my folks and try to stay clear of it, altho I have their consent to use some of it when playing horror games, but this is non of it (Remember some of the discussions I had with Juniper on this board, about being stuck in a rural backwater and other places being way more accepting?)
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    Has anyone here read Rick Riordan, specifically his latter books?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kinglinus1 View Post
    Has anyone here read Rick Riordan, specifically his latter books?
    Specifically the ones with the gay son of Hades?

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    I think he has a genderfluid child of Loki in an even later book.

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    I was actually referring to the ones that if you mention on the internet people will start complaining about the “PC bull” and “SJW crap” and how Rick Riordan will no longer be being read in people’s houses

    So yes, you were both right.

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