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  • Originally posted by Beriorn View Post
    Lexi works, but if I may pose an alternative: Sandra.
    all these names are so cute omg

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    • I would definitely go with Lexi. It's very...vivacious, for lack of a better word.


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      • I don't think she's on the forums anymore, folks.


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        • Originally posted by atamajakki View Post
          I don't hate my deadname but it is pretty undeniably masculine, and because I kind of stumbled into my identity I never thought of a replacement for it. Lex is such a delightful nickname that I sorta wish I could stick with it forever, but as so many strangers remind me every single week the only Lex anyone has ever heard of is Superman's undeniable male foe, so I'm scared that sticking with it fucks me on the misgendering fromt literally forever.

          Alexandria, maybe? Lux, as so many baristas seem to mishear it as?
          My name's Alessandro, and it's very nice how many names you can get out of it. You could go with Alex or Ale (I've never heard a non-Italian using Ale, but that's how almost everyone calls me, and it's gender neutral). Or you can shorten it a little less, going with Alexia. Or Sandra! Almost nobody has ever used the second part of my name (Sandro tends to be an "indipendent" name). There's also "Sandrina" but I don't personally like it. If somebody were to call me "Sandrino" I'd think they were trying to make fun of me.

          EDIT: Sorry, I didn't read the last post.


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          • Originally posted by Charlaquin View Post
            I don't think she's on the forums anymore, folks.
            I'm around-ish. Just talking a pretty big step back from the games and game-related forums.


            Just call me Lex.

            Female pronouns for me, please.

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            • Originally posted by atamajakki View Post
              I'm around-ish. Just talking a pretty big step back from the games and game-related forums.
              Oh, gotcha. Good to know, as I always enjoy talking with you.


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              • Same here, even if it won't be about Mummy.


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                • So, possibly because I habitually live under rocks, I've recently encountered the term "gaymer" in conversation. I've been trying an LGBTQIA social media app and talking RPGs there for a few days now, and the term has come up multiple times. I understand wanting to put your personal spin on how you identify with a favorite hobby. People having nicknames for their social group is a human thing.

                  Really, I only bring it up because I've only just discovered it as a term and I don't know yet why I think it sounds pretentious.
                  Feel free to toss out some theories, because I understand this but I don't, if that makes sense at all. Have I been gayming and not known it?

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                  • To me 'gaymer' is non-hetero hobby fan making statement about it. Like, they would say: 'Oh, in next Mass Effect you cannot sleep with all NPCs?!' or 'My PC is in polyamorus relation with dwarf, elf and goblin right now!'

                    You know, making non-heteronormative sexuality of characters very big thing.

                    Truth be told, I'm myself a bit 'gaymer' there, as I try to put at least one or two non-hetero NPCs in my games, just to show diversity, as I play with mostly straight white people.
                    Last edited by wyrdhamster; 04-16-2017, 04:47 PM.


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                    • I am pretty sure my campaigns count as gayming...


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                      • Pretty sure the games I play in or run also would be gayming.



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                        • Originally posted by wyrdhamster View Post
                          To me 'gaymer' is non-hetero hobby fan making statement about it. Like, they would say: 'Oh, in next Mass Effect you cannot sleep with all NPCs?!' or 'My PC is in polyamoruos relation with dwarf, elf and goblin right now!'

                          You know, making non-heteronormative sexuality of characters very big thing.

                          Truth be told, I'm myself a bit 'gaymer' there, as I try to put at least one or two non-hetero NPCs in my games, just to show diversity, as I play with mostly straight white people.
                          This works for me. I might not adopt the term, but it makes sense now and that pretentious feel is wearing off as I see it more. I think I might have been put off at first simply because I'm wary of othering and exclusionary practices. I have seen Pride used as a cover for good old fashioned cliques. Human beings can tend toward unhealthy tribalism, regardless of identity or orientation. As it stands, gaymer and gayming are just fine by me now.
                          Thanks for the explanation, @wyrdhamster

                          I appreciate it.
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                          • I'm running now Werewolf: the Forsaken 2E chronicle in our Lublin RPG club for group of high school and collage students. In last session, one of PCs was having very high Harmony - so he wanted to kill human to lower it. He said 'I look for some outsider in the bar' ( he owns the place ). So I described to him lone in twenties female calling herself Elvira that is on her own. Player was checking her with his werewolf senses, but did not find anything supernatural about her. He started to flirt with her and pointing to get Elvira to 'party at the coast of lake with his friends'. When they were leaving the bar, I described how she takes phone call from her mom and they get argument about her meeting strangers and her love life. She wildly hungs up, and join werewolves pack to the lake. On the ride to location, I describe how they see Adam's apple on Elvira's neck. As they put add two to two, we made a short discussion about what pronoun to use with this character - as male students want to call her 'him' and female player ( that is in art school! ) want to call character 'it'. I calmly described them that gender is a thing you choose and other should respect that. I'm still not sure which is more disturbing - that they killed an innocent person or that they did not know anything about being trans.

                            Still, they will probably learn a lot once I go into my 'sisterhood' pack of Valkyrie-werewolves that even as having biological men, are all women as werewolves ( with help of Luna's Embrace Gift ).


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                            • Originally posted by wyrdhamster View Post
                              I'm running now Werewolf: the Forsaken 2E chronicle in our Lublin RPG club for group of high school and collage students. In last session, one of PCs was having very high Harmony - so he wanted to kill human to lower it. He said 'I look for some outsider in the bar' ( he owns the place ). So I described to him lone in twenties female calling herself Elvira that is on her own. Player was checking her with his werewolf senses, but did not find anything supernatural about her. He started to flirt with her and pointing to get Elvira to 'party at the coast of lake with his friends'. When they were leaving the bar, I described how she takes phone call from her mom and they get argument about her meeting strangers and her love life. She wildly hungs up, and join werewolves pack to the lake. On the ride to location, I describe how they see Adam's apple on Elvira's neck. As they put add two to two, we made a short discussion about what pronoun to use with this character - as male students want to call her 'him' and female player ( that is in art school! ) want to call character 'it'. I calmly described them that gender is a thing you choose and other should respect that. I'm still not sure which is more disturbing - that they killed an innocent person or that they did not know anything about being trans.

                              Still, they will probably learn a lot once I go into my 'sisterhood' pack of Valkyrie-werewolves that even as having biological men, are all women as werewolves ( with help of Luna's Embrace Gift ).
                              I do have to raise an eyebrow at you as the ST being asked to provide a human to murder and choosing a trans woman.


                              Just call me Lex.

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                              • Originally posted by atamajakki View Post

                                I do have to raise an eyebrow at you as the ST being asked to provide a human to murder and choosing a trans woman.
                                Well, i do not suppose to see any 'random NPC' that we can dwell in sexuality in at least few game ssssions, so went for something meaningful. Player wanted to use Outsider, so I chosen that would rise discussion. As I'm bi in homosexual relation ( and group know one) - and one of players suspects he also can be bi - using straight, gay or bi NPC would not 'move forward players'. I'm was not aiming with 'you must killing trans' - only 'I must choose Outsider, best I chaose someone slightly from outside players comfort zone'.

                                Just like gays where villians or tragic characters in television of 90s. Truth be told, in Polish TV we are only just past this point, seeing how our Soap Operas LGBTQ plots look like.
                                Last edited by wyrdhamster; 05-21-2017, 10:49 PM.


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