122 - Flashback Fighter

posted 21st May 2012, 5:49 PM

122 - Flashback Fighter
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21st May 2012, 5:49 PM

Saprophyte

Neve, if you were a good drunk you wouldn't spill your drink so much!

Note: I realize it wasn't stated outright, even with the talk of pronouns, but Neve identifies as genderqueer (definition), NOT male or female. Neve is not a male character who wears dresses/a crossdresser/transvestite, although they are a drag queen. It'll come up more in the future, but not for a while, so I thought I'd clarify!

IMPORTANT STUFF:

Since The Memory Eater anthology got funded, I now owe you all a 24-page comic sometime in the future! I said you all could pick the star of it, and here is your chance:

Which Ignition Zero character would you like to see featured in a new 24-page comic?
  
pollcode.com free polls 

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21st May 2012, 11:49 PM

Sid

Am I allowed to click Hayden's name like twenty times or

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22nd May 2012, 1:56 AM

HRA the 3rd

Gahhh.... why do must there be impossible-to-answer choices?! I'm keep on waffling between Robbie and Neve. Or Martin. OR Ivory.... Aughghglshdsflkha;lkajflksjlfkj

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22nd May 2012, 2:55 PM

Sparrowlicious

Oh wow, can't there be more than one of them in the feature? I like Robbie, but Neve too and Hugh. <33
Btw, the genderqueer thing seems very interesting to me. I have to look into that. At least you English speaking people have SOME pronouns to use, even if they are inofficial (though, I wouldn't go with 'sie' like featured in your link, that's the pronoun for female people in German), I don't know about my native language (German) but I heard that Finnish uses the same pronoun for every gender whatsoever. :D That's awesome, right?

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22nd May 2012, 10:40 PM

Guest

I am soooooo confused!!!! What is neve?? How does his mind work?? And what do I call him??? I don't understand. :,(

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23rd May 2012, 12:11 AM

Saprophyte

@Guest I'm sorry you're confused! Did you click the link that defined what genderqueer is? If you did and that wasn't enough, here's a FAQ about genderqueer identities that can maybe explain it better!

I will break it down for you a little more personally though:

- Neve was assigned male at birth, or as some people say "has a male body" aka "has a penis" (there are issues with this language but because you seem so baffled I will use it)

- However, Neve identifies as genderqueer, which is a broad identity where people tend to identify as both, neither, between, or a mix of male/female/no gender/third gender. Genderqueer people often identify as transgender as well. There is much more to gender than just male and female!

- As for what to call Neve, that was just covered in Page 120! You can go ahead and call Neve he/him, according to what's said on that page :). I like to use they/them as Neve's pronouns to make sure readers know Neve is a character who identifies outside of the gender binary. There aren't many characters like this and real life genderqueer people like it when they find one to identify with!

- As for how Neve's mind works, just like anyone else's! Gender identity is just one part of all of us, although for some people it might be a more complex subject!

If you're still confused, perhaps because you don't know much about transgender and gender-variant identities, I suggest you do some googling and read up on the subject! You can also stick around the comic--this isn't a comic ABOUT queer identities, so a lot of them won't be outright explained, but you still might learn something!

I hope you are less confused now :)

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23rd May 2012, 3:06 PM

Guest

Thank you so much. :) That helped a bunch!

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23rd May 2012, 8:50 PM

Guest

Just to clarify, wouldn't it be "they is a drag queen" instead of "they are a drag queen" because Neve is singular? I'm used to ze and thon so they is weird for me. :)

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24th May 2012, 7:10 PM

Saprophyte

@guest Nah, "They are a drag queen" is still grammatically correct, since in this case I'm using what people call "singular they," which I've been told DOES exist and isn't actually incorrect, despite the fact that we normally use they/them plurally :)

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24th May 2012, 7:13 PM

Saprophyte

@Sid WELL I see you resisted the temptation to do so!

@Hra Hahah, well, however you chose, there's always time in the future to see more of the ones that weren't picked! also--

@sparrowlicious Oh, multiple characters will certainly be in the comic! This is just to decide who it centers around, to help me narrow down exactly what story to tell :). I will probably take more like the top 3 from the poll and create something with all of them.

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27th May 2012, 11:52 PM

Shamus

FUSION EVOLUTION!

Wait, that's a reference to something else...

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