erinptah: Vintage screensaver (computing)
"Lead came from his glassware, his tap water, the paint on the laboratory walls, the desks, the dust in the air, his skin, his clothes, his hair, even motes of wayward dandruff. If Patterson wanted to get accurate results, he had little choice but to become the world’s most obsessive neat freak." The lifelong research that helped us get the Clean Air Act.

"García-Trabanino started a fellowship at the Rosales hospital as a young doctor in 1998, and what he encountered resembled a scene from a battlefield. He had expected to be treating heart disease, neurological patients, eye problems—the full gamut of medical conditions. Instead all he encountered were men dying—sometimes slowly, but usually quickly—from kidney failure." Global warming has invented a new form of kidney disease.

"We didn’t set out trying to prove anything, but rather compile real data. We framed it as a census rather than a study. So we Googled our way to 8,000 screenplays and matched each character’s lines to an actor. From there, we compiled the number of words spoken by male and female characters across roughly 2,000 films, arguably the largest undertaking of script analysis, ever."

"After noticing that a client was treating him like crap while his email signature was accidentally set to my name, we came up with an experiment. We switched signatures for a week. Nothing changed, except that our clients read me as male and Marty as female. I had one of the easiest weeks of my professional life. He… didn’t."

"For now Bhullar has no plans, or ethical approval, to hatch the snouted chickens. But he believes they would have been able to survive 'just fine'." We made dino-mutant embryos!

"We hear a lot about the spy-movie kind of corporate espionage. I'd love to read a study of reverse corporate espionage, where companies forget their own secrets and employees have to unofficially get them back. I'm convinced it happens more than you'd think." Within a few decades, this petrochemical company lost the knowledge of how one of their plants worked. Whoops?
erinptah: (Default)
People killed by police, 2017. Currently at 460.

This one's not a shooting, it's a hit-and-run: "The evidence was overwhelming. The [white] driver's identity was known. Her extensive criminal history was known. A witness was actually in the car when the crash happened. But this is America." Justice for Quason Turner.

Shannon Hurd was sentenced to life without parole for stealing $14. Ten years later he was diagnosed with kidney cancer, though the prison had ignored his symptoms and complaints for so long that they didn't catch it until the tumors had spread to his brain.

Women suffer domestic abuse in at least 40% of police-officer families, way higher than the overall US rate of 25%. (Appears to only deal with the rate of male cops abusing their female wives/girlfriends, no stats for non-male police and/or their non-male partners.)

"Ms Grice was then charged with “having caused wasteful employment of police by making a false report” because she failed to disclose that Lane was her on-off boyfriend, and was issued with a fixed-penalty notice." That was February 2016. In August, the boyfriend murdered her.

No charges for the prison officers who scalded Darren Rainey to death. Apparently in Florida it's a totally understandable accident for a responsible employee to "accidentally" boil a human being alive.

"In addition to attempted manslaughter in the third degree, North Miami Police Officer Jonathan Aledda was also charged with culpable negligence, a first-degree misdemeanor, for the shooting of behavioral therapist Charles Kinsey in July." At least someone's getting charged for something.
erinptah: Cat in a backpack (cat)

Wow, the back half of this season is loaded with gender stuff.

So many references to specific Boov characters being not-male-or-female! Sharzod being a boyboygirl keeps getting referenced. A giant greenish-teal Boov we've seen a couple times, Traffic Cone Larry, is identified as a boyboyboyboy. Krunkle's gender still isn't specified, but when they reappear in 10B, Tip congratulates them with "You go, girl!" -- and then remembers, and self-corrects: "Or whatever gender you are."

Episode 9A is Sharzod-centric. Pronouns (in Boov-to-English translation) confirmed as "himhimher." (When the writers remember, at least. In 10A, Kyle use both "heheshe" and "she" two minutes apart.)

...btw, Larry thinks Tip's pronouns are "it." Although that was a Boov-only conversation, meaning he could've been using a Boov pronoun for Things Without Genders. I bet there are a lot of traditional Boov who think only magnificent genders "count."

The Seven Magnificent Boov Genders appear to be a septinary system, so I dither about how to frame all this in human terms. Trans readers, what would you go with? All these are technically canon nonbinary characters, but not necessarily trans characters, because it's easy for Boov to be nonbinary-cis.

Still! Just going by what's confirmed so far, it's cool.

And Krunkle's ambiguity leaves the door open for them to be non-septinary trans, which, uh, might be my new headcanon. (Oh did say Krunkle's gender is "the rarest"....)

Sidebar: Sharzod has been gendering Tip as a boy (did we know this already?), not like an insult or anything, but like a sincere belief. The joke plays as Wacky Misunderstanding via Clashing Cultural Gender Norms...until Sharzod makes a statue of Tip (for important plot reasons) and the statue is not "Tip's normal appearance, which Sharzod perceives as male." It's "Rule 63 Tip." It was sculpted with masculine-by-human-standards features that the actual Tip does not have.

The Doylist explanation is that the writers were poking fun at Tip not performing her gender to Earth-US-human standards, and didn't consider that this makes no sense coming from a septinary-gendered alien. I...may have to write a fixit for that.

And finally: episode 8A opens with a game, where Oh is playing a human woman (we know "human" because of the balloons stuffed in his dress) and Tip is playing as a Boov gender ("I bet you say that to all the boyboygirls").

It's not something the show is likely to go anywhere with, but I could get kinda attached to a nonbinary!Tip headcanon. I've talked before about wanting fic that explores how the human trans community interacts with the seven magnificent Boov genders...wasn't thinking of Tip specifically coming to identify with one of them, but now? Bring on the boyboygirl!Tip.

In non-gender observations....

There's a "we bought a pet without reading the fine print, and it turned into Little Shop of Horrors" storyline in 8B. It's executed really well for something so tropey...but one of the tropes it invokes is a Mysterious Old Blind Chinese Salesman stereotype. No, show! Bad! They're aliens, you don't have to racialize them at all, and you definitely don't have to do it for things like this.

Two separate incidents of humans crashing their cars, nearly injuring Boov, because they were watching cat videos on their phones. Is that a thing now?

Along with the episodes that focus on Sharzod and Krunkle, there's a Kyle-centric film-noir parody, and a Smek-centric quest for friendship in which he gets a whole song. Solid material for fans of everyone in the beta cast.

Episode 13A reveals that the Boov have invented hammerspace. Tip runs around stuffing random things into Oh's "cloud storage," starting with the junk in her room and escalating all the way to a shuttered building.

It's all very Homura. (Until she breaks hammmerspace, anyway.) Who wants to write me that crossover?

Disappointed in 13B. The theme is one we've seen before -- Oh going through some alien life change (meeting "the one", getting the flu, etc) that threatens to displace his friendship with Tip -- so obviously at the end of the episode it turns out nothing changed. Not that you can't repeat themes, and a fresh twist on this one would've been a worthy season finale...but instead Oh is going through "booverty," and they blow the whole thing on icky puberty jokes.

Overall: happy with season 2! Would mostly rewatch. Especially the one with DieAnne.
erinptah: (disney)

Gotta finish this Baum reread, because it's Yuletide season and I may need the canon refreshment for my assignment and/or treats.

The Tin Woodman of Oz -- book 12 -- is a nice low-key novel, heavy on the backstory. Useful plot hook: another random Oz civilian, this time a Winkie boy named Woot, wanders to the Tin Woodman's castle, where Nick Chopper and the Scarecrow treat him to food and backstory. When Woot hears that Nick used to be engaged to a fellow Munchkin before he was rebuilt without a heart, he declares that it's Nick's duty to fulfill his promise and marry the woman (thus making her Empress of the Winkies), even if he doesn't love her.

Bonus: from his self-description, the Tin Woodman is what in modern terms we would call canon aromantic:

"She said she still loved me, but I found that I no longer loved her. My tin body contained no heart, and without a heart no one can love. [...] [T]he Wizard's stock of hearts was low, and he gave me a Kind Heart instead of a Loving Heart, so that I could not love Nimmie Amee any more than I did when I was heartless."

The quest is front-loaded with boys...which is thoroughly plot-relevant, because a girl in the party would have stopped them and said "why are you assuming this woman is still pining after you? She hasn't even seen you for decades. She's probably moved on."

***

Plenty of little continuity drops. Woot used to live near Oogaboo. The Scarecrow has learned poetry at the Woggle-Bug's college. Woot gets lost and falls into a cavern full of dragons, which are clearly the same underground dragons we saw in book 4.

And there's the castle of the Yoop, from book 7! In a mirror/foreshadowing of the characters' main bad assumption, they assume that since the Yoop is locked up, his castle will be empty. Turned out that was only Mr. Yoop -- the home is still occupied by Mrs. Yoop. And she's hella powerful. Like "casually mentions she has Polychrome in a birdcage in her room" powerful.

Poly's temporarily a canary, but she still has magic powers, she just has to do things like pick up a twig and wave it around in her beak.

She turns Nick into an owl. But he's still made of tin! And the Scarecrow gets to be a little bear, stuffed with straw. It's hilarious. (Woot: a green monkey.)

So much meditation on identity, and transformation, and what qualities make you yourself! Since Nick got all his original body parts replaced one at a time, is he really still the same person? If he keeps his memories and personality but happens to be shaped like an owl, does that make him unsuitable for marriage? How about if he's shaped like a man, but only a few inches tall? The others get drawn into the theme with their unwilling transformations, and there's a related sequence where the Scarecrow has to give up his stuffing, so Poly carries him in the form of a bundle of clothes for a while.

...also, a one-off scene with a guy named Tommy Quick-Step, who, after an unfortunate wish, has a really long torso and 20 legs. Insert your own human-centipede jokes here.

***

Our heroes continue walking/flying toward Winkie Country, but now they make a deliberate detour to Jinjur's house. I love that she and the Scarecrow are buddies now.

Luckily, Ozma and Dorothy have been spying on the party via Magic Picture this whole time, so they rendezvous at Jinjur's place to reverse the transformations and say hi. (Along with Toto. Still comfortably using human language, though it's mostly to say things like "Leave me out of your magic, please!")

Ozma appears "about 14 or 15," and Dorothy "much younger." (But only half a head shorter?) This is the book where Baum really doubles down on the "nobody ever ages, really, there are babies in this country who have been babies for thousands of years" version of continuity.

Sure enough, Dorothy: "Do you s'pose Nimmie Amee still loves you, after all these years?" Nick is totally convinced. Ozma says that, well, it can't hurt to go visit her and ask.

Anyway, it turns out Nimmie Amee got a new boyfriend (a soldier, unsubtly named Captain Fyter) not long after Nick broke up with her. The witch tried the same limb-lopping-off trick, and Fyter did the same incremental replacement with tin prosthetics, aaaaaaaand that was what convinced Nimmie Amee to accept a marriage proposal. She has a thing for tin!

But Fyter conveniently got rusted in a rainstorm, so after Nick oils him and hears his backstory, they try to figure out which of them has a better claim to their one-time fiancée.

Woot: "If she's into tin, you're basically interchangeable."
Scarecrow: "Why don't you draw lots for her?"
Polychrome, currently the only girl in the party, eyerolling so hard you can probably see it from space: "No, you idiots, it's up to her who she marries."

Seriously, the gender politics of the whole thing feels way ahead of its time.

***

Massive body horror alert:

In trying to track Nimmie Amee down, the party goes to the tinsmith who made Nick's and Fyter's tin bodies...and find out that he still has their leftover meat parts. Still alive. Most of them in a barrel. Nick finds his own old severed head in a cupboard, and they have the most bizarre conversation.

On top of this, it turns out the tinsmith patched together a bunch of those parts to make a whole new Frankenstinian person. All the "what makes you yourself, anyway?" thematic questions are getting slammed, and hard.

The tin men finally find their old sweetheart living in the mountains. They still expect her to be actively crying over her lost love.

Nope. She's married. The body-horror-chimera guy has been her husband for, like, decades now. And she's not interested in either of the tin guys,

Good going, girl.

On the way home they stop in the Emerald City, and the tin men ask, kinda pathetically, what they should do about all this? Ozma sets them straight with an incredibly patient "look, your ex is happy, and it's really none of your business."

Fyter gets hired as a soldier by Ozma, while Nick and the Scarecrow return home, to get back to bro'ing it up for the next few decades. And the Tin Woodman soothes his ego with the idea that, eh, the Winkies probably didn't want an empress anyway.
erinptah: (Default)
Because after that debate I think we're all thirsty for some substance.

"If you can distinctly recall the excitement of walking into your weekly computer lab session and seeing a room full of Apple 2Es displaying the start screen of Oregon Trail, you’re a member of this nameless generation, my friend." (Calling myself a millennial is usually not a bad fit, but yeah, this is my subcategory.)

"Five months in, I can’t remember the last time a stranger read me as a woman, and my mask of manliness is melding into my being, becoming part of me. It’s becoming comfortable. I don’t have the same sudden clarity that came with top surgery, but every new difference – smaller hips, bigger shoulders, a thicker neck – removes another layer of noise. Changing my physical self and my social self didn’t have to change my identity, but I think it might have. I still call myself genderless, but I also lump myself in with trans guys without thinking. "

"At first, I didn’t believe I had anything wrong with me. But after meeting my current therapist, Dr. Samoon Ahmad, I began to understand and accept my diagnosis — I was bipolar, and my nude jaunt was part of a manic episode. It wasn’t until I got out of Bellevue three weeks later that I saw the front page of The Post with the headline 'Ball Drop in Times Square.'"

"I am dark enough to not live within the tent of whiteness, but I am light enough that many people experience significant confusion when trying to class what level of 'not-white, maybe heading toward-Black, deficient' I am. Depending on the year and location, I am a 'dirty Arab/Muslim,' a fellow Latina, a Mulatto, a Mizrahi Jew, a half-white person who suspiciously may not be down with Black folks."

"I didn’t want some American sales clerk knowing I couldn’t understand simple, elementary-school English. We’d look for that Ziploc bag in another store. I wasn’t about to let anyone think we were Middle Eastern immigrants coming here to steal jobs from honest Americans. I would not be responsible for a surge in Islamophobia over a Ziploc bag."
erinptah: (daily show)
Harriet Tubman: Civil War military operation director.

Deadshot Mary, real-life hotshot 1930s undercover detective.

I can't believe that, when I studied the House Committee on Un-American Activities in school, nobody ever mentioned to us that it was established by an actual paid KGB spy.

June 2016: “The sex of Jamie Shupe is hereby changed from female to non-binary. Notice of this legal change shall be posted in a public place in Multnomah County as required by law.”

"A leading news reporter for Ireland’s national broadcaster, RTÉ, has been 'overwhelmed' by the support he has received from his employers and the public since he revealed that he identifies as 'gender fluid.'"

"The quarantined area that Lazowski and Matulewicz created became a haven for Polish Jews, who could hide in Rozwadów under the cover of the fake epidemic without fear of the Nazis discovering them. All told, the doctors saved an estimated 8,000 people from being killed or imprisoned during their three-year campaign."

Graphic: Hillary vs. Trump on their law-breaking, relationships with shady parties, and general transparency.
erinptah: A map. (writing)
"When a man set up a fake internet dating profile pretending to be female, he set out to prove a point about how easy women have it when searching for an online match. However, his experiment backfired when – just two hours later – he was forced to delete his account because of an ‘onslaught’ of unwanted attention."

"So I made the OkCupid profile of the Worst Woman on Earth, hoping to prove that there exists an online dating profile so loathsome that no man would message it." Or: the only proof you will ever need that harassment is not a compliment.

"Teachers are often unaware of the gender distribution of talk in their classrooms. They usually consider that they give equal amounts of attention to girls and boys, and it is only when they make a tape recording that they realize that boys are dominating the interactions."

Leading Men Age, But Their Love Interests Don't: the graphs.

Pregnant Italian woman in the UK for a work trip, has a panic attack (that she normally takes medication to control, but like 99% of medications, you're not supposed to take it while pregnant), social workers forcibly sedate her, give her a C-section, and have the baby adopted by a UK family. Didn't even allow the woman's family or friends to take care of the kid for her. This is insane.

“But it’s worse to leave a patient without medical care because doctors are afraid of violating the law.”

"In a landmark study, one researcher found that women make the same number of jokes as men -- when they're children. But around age 6, something changes; the number of jokes girls make decreases, and it never evens out again."
erinptah: Madoka and Homura (madoka)
Petition the Obama Administration to: Legally Recognize Non-Binary Genders. More than reasonable, long overdue. Deadline is in a few days -- let's go give it the push it needs.
erinptah: (sailor moon)
"'Anybody saying these mannequins encourage obesity or look unhealthy, you have a seriously warped perception of what is healthy. I guarantee the "bigger" mannequin in the front there represents a perfect BMI' wrote another."

"In the university’s physics course, men typically do better than women but Miyake’s study shows that this has nothing to do with innate ability. With nothing but his fifteen-minute exercise, performed twice at the beginning of the year, he virtually abolished the gender divide and allowed the female physicists to challenge their male peers."

"When researchers have studied the [supposed explanation for the gender wage gap] ambition gap, they've discovered something peculiar: It's not there. Women do ask for more. They just aren't rewarded for it."

"What’s scarier is that New Yorkers are encouraged to report dangerous situations, but when we did, somebody who could have helped did nothing and treated us like silly little girls. Silly little girls who brought it on ourselves."

"... applications involving a wide variety of income levels and lending amounts that have a woman listed as the primary borrower and a man listed as co-borrower were 24 percent less likely to have a loan approved compared to applications that listed the man first."

This one is my favorite: "Six months later, Deputy Chief Doug LePard says the Don’t Be That Guy campaign has contributed to a turnaround in statistics on sexual offences in Vancouver. The rate dropped in 2011 by about 10 per cent, the first time in several years it had gone down."

But this one came close: "Dennis Storm and Valerio Zeno, hosts of the Dutch TV show Guinea Pigs, put their testes where their uteruses ain't. With electrodes strapped to their stomachs, they experienced simulated contractions with slowly increasing intensity over two hours until they're screaming in agony." With video!
erinptah: Girlycard (hellsing)
Corporate contest that uses only male pronouns when talking about entrants and winners. As if it didn't occur to them that women might want to go into space too. Go vote for this lady, partly because she's awesome and partly to stick it to the man.

Less urgently: Nebula NGC 6357 bears a striking resemblance to a certain god-tier Madoka. Someone started up a petition for the IAU to change its official name in her honor.
erinptah: There is only one ship on Doctor Who. (doctor who)
Collected interesting threads, dating from months ago to a post or two ago.


Crack and fun times

Favorite emoticons thread! Including a bunch of wildly creative faces, plus table-flipping, table-re-uprighting, and in-Soviet-Russia-table-flips-you.

Stupid things you said/thought when you were younger: a list to make all of us feel better about ourselves.

Weird songs you sing to your pets. Aww.

Weird misconceptions you had as a kid. Hilarious and endearing.

Yuletide requests from hell. I laughed.

"Because we all have that one aunt who remembers you read Lord Of The Rings once and thinks fantasy fan = stuff with unicorns on it." Worst fandom-related gifts you've gotten.


Discussion and meta

"Is this scenario dub-con or non-con?" Plus lots of other variations. "Consent issues", straight-up rape by deception, and so on.

Queer theory and history: recs and discussion.

"Does anyone have suggestions or tips for getting character voices right when you're not writing in the language they're actually speaking?"

Xenogenesis series meta! And follow-up!

A lament for the state of Shin Petshop of Horrors.

A discussion of the tropes in hookerfic leads to meta about what makes a story thematically complete even when it's still a WIP (or vice versa).

Thoughts on bringing the women forward (or adding them!) in Tolkien adaptations: sure, it's messing with the canon, but so are plenty of other things the movie did. So how to do it right/best/in a way that's true to the spirit of the original?

"How important is it that characters are the same ethnicity of you?" People of varying ethnic backrounds and/or minority statuses in their country of origin weigh in.

"'No one is safe' vs. indestructible heroes - Which does your favorite canon adhere to? Do you bite your nails in worry, afraid that your favorite character could be offed at any point, or is the only mystery which outlandish way they'll come back from the "dead"? What impact does it have, and do you wish it were different?"

Advice and thoughts on writing kidfic, including what makes the insufferable ones insufferable and what factors make it work.
erinptah: Madoka and Homura (madoka)
Chewing-over-personal-experiences threads:

Ask Me Anything: FFA Edition, including anons with such various experiences as "I'm poly", "I've lived in X country", "I used to be a street prostitutee", and "I am very short." Followed up by Extremely Mundane AMAs, with experiences like "I just ate a sandwich" and "I have lucid dreams" and "I own three dachsunds." And a second regular AMA that starts, unfortunately, with what turns out to be a creepily elaborate troll.

Anons' six degrees of connection (or less!) with famous people.

Confused anon asks in good faith what "being triggered" means, meets other people who at that time happen to be willing and able to educate. As an extra benefit, a different anon recognizes that they're having triggers, and should probably bring it up to their therapist.

Experiences with SSRIs and creativity, covering a wide variety of meds & individual reactions.

Baffling fandom trends (and some explanations for same), including wingfic, a couple of weird kinks, and a bunch of unlikely pairings.

Linguistics, words, and names:

Dissection of the nuances of the word "okama" and its possible translations in American+English contexts.

A meh thread on Hawaii 5-O spits out a long and fascinating subthread on Chinese and Indian languages.

Cross-cultural naming conventions as applied to characters. Includes a great history of Norwegian naming traditions.
erinptah: Hiding in a box (depression)
Terrifying ancient freaky-headed sharks! And toothy fish, and giant-eyed squid, and other monsters of the deep.

The ancient signs of rushing water on Mars!

The NYT has a charming and thorough discussion of young boys who, for whatever reasons, want to wear and play with "girly things".

"The unruly-looking mob in her driveway is there to help her feel safe again. They are members of the Arizona chapter of Bikers Against Child Abuse International, and they wear their motto on their black leather vests and T-shirts: 'No child deserves to live in fear.'"

ALSO: Go vote for BICP in the TopWebComics listing! You can vote once per day, all month. As of this posting, we're hanging in on the bottom of the front page -- let's see if we can stay there!
erinptah: (The Newsroom)
Or, "miscellaneous fannish links of neatness."

Buzzfeed compiles fanart of Anderson Cooper. Oh, hey, some of those are awfully familiar. (#15 is one of mine.)

"A Whole New World" as sung by Jigglypuff and Professor Oak. Or at least, fans doing solid impressions of them. The Internet: it's a thing of beauty.

Q&A with Rebecca Tushnet about copyright and transformative works. A good overview of the subject.

"....during the teens, 1920s, and early 1930s, almost one quarter of the screenwriters in Hollywood were women. Half of all the films copyrighted between 1911 and 1925 were written by women." Our forgotten film history.

Media monopolies: why "Mrs. Robinson" has been played enough times to air for 32 years back-to-back nonstop.

The high-tech digital makeup used to get one (originally buff) actor playing both pre- and post-superserum Captain America.

And the most awesome thing to break in the past few days: the new Red Dwarf trailer is out! A shot-by-shot breakdown, for anyone who wants to get as much mileage out of the tiny clips as possible. (*cough* Such as myself.)
erinptah: (winding road)
ETA: Struck-out links are from the post that got accidentally deleted. RIP.

Filing off the serial numbers from your fanfic. Also, General writing tips.

The last of the AO3 discussion, at least until Yuletide panic kicks into high gear. Issues with anime, manga, and other Eastern fandoms, tied in to the broader issues of tag organization and general outreach. Someone raises a wish that they would coordinate with the recovery project for the A Sailor Moon Romance archive. (Yes, please!) Also, yet another round of tagging system complaints.

Texts from the past will have attitudes from the past: with examples, and griping about people who have trouble with the premise. On the flip side, speculating about what present-day media will be remembered centuries from now.

Ask the expert anons! turns into a grab-bag of fascinating information on various jobs and experiences.

A thread about classism gets wonderfully international. Singapore! Germany! New Zealand! Argentina! And more! For a less fraught topic that circles the globe, check third-person pronouns in different languages.

Fandom terms that need to exist. One topic that seems rife with that sort of issue: how to classify shippy fics with trans/genderqueer character(s).

Femslash discussion (and complaining). Includes some Kim/Shego idfic recs that propelled me into finally watching Kim Possible.

Poetry! There are still regular poetry threads, and I'm not linking them all, but this one stands out, as one anon is digging through old isses of Amazing Stories and Asimov for offbeat SF/F gems.

The day they powered up the great machine,
Somebody asked it if there were a god:
It hummed and with synthovoice serene,
"I was about to ask you that. How odd."
erinptah: (starscape)
I just finished watching Simoun (info: Wikipedia, TVTropes), and I feel a serious need to complain.

The setup: In the world of the series, humans are all born female-sexed, and remain that way throughout childhood. There's a magical/holy spring in the country of Simulacrum that citizens visit at age 17, where they choose the adult sex they're going to grow into (with male and female being the only options). Also, there's a war on, and the magical/holy aircraft used to fight it (the titular Simoun) can only be piloted by youths who haven't chosen their adult sex yet, which has led to a couple of pilots (called Sibyllae, a type of priestess) putting off going to the Spring so they can keep fighting in the meantime.

This sounds like a jumping-off point for all kinds of fascinating exploration of sex and gender and sexuality, and all the recs I've seen have raved about the way it plays with and subverts and is generally nifty about those issues. And...well.

Cut for length, and spoilers. )

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