Brentai wrote:I just assumed he was named after a tool you use to maintain cars.
I mean, it can be an intentional double entendre.
"While I never say “never,” the likelihood of a transgendered lead character is so slim as to be invisible.
Here is why. I support myself with my writing; I do not have the luxury of writing books for special-interest audiences. In my limited experience, so much of a transgendered person’s life and thought is tied up in their gender difficulties, the ordinary reader would swiftly become bored with such a character; even Vanyel’s whinging grates on some peoples’ nerves. A wider audience wants to see a character with problems that are solvable; in a modern or sf context, a transgendered person could solve the situation with surgery, genetic modification, body-swap, or whatever. Those options are not available to a fantasy author."
Mercedes Lackey wrote:Those options are not available to a fantasy author.
Büge wrote:Hopefully she's learned to be more thoughtful and less ignorant in the intervening years.
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