Quick check for the sensitivity of a concept I'd like to use: Nonbinary Werewolf who is one gender on one side of the card, and another on the other side. Yes/no?
(because what could be less binary than... the two sides of a card, good metaphor there.)
@ajanionthespot Wouldn't that be gender fluid?
Also: PLEASE MAKE ME INTO A CARD LIKE THIS
@Canageek 1)If you say so. That at least gets me out of my "two sides of a card" metaphor stumble.
2) Well, I wasn't really planning to do an actual CARD of them, but if you're this excited about it...
@ajanionthespot Literally how I feel lately. In Nov/Dec I felt enby a fair bit and never felt she/her, but since I've started feeling she/her regularly I have not felt enby, I just go back and forth between he/him and she/her (or like both at once)
@Canageek Well... I'm glad to have been helpful in your process of articulating this, then!
@ajanionthespot It's a cute, silly card, but I don't think I'd be comfortable playing it and I'm not sure it intersects well with the concept of werewolf-as-queer-metaphor you've already got in Onumbrican society
are there nonbinary people who aren't werewolves?
@DialMforMara There are.
The reason I asked was I'm prepping a lot of secondary characters that probably aren't going to be encountered more than once, and the random generator dice landed on NB and Werewolf. So I thought about one way to do that.
But "are my players going to be comfortable with this?" was one of the main questions I wanted to get answered, so thank you for saying so!
@ajanionthespot I would like to see more enbies and more werewolves, and once we've done that the intersection of the two categories will feel less tokenistic. (yes, even nontoken creatures can be tokens)
@DialMforMara Another lesson learned here is I need to make NB side characters more visible.
@ajanionthespot The only precedent I know of is Good Boy from Great Lakes Avengers Marvel comics. Goodness Silva is a teenage girl who has the power to transform into a blue-furred wolfman, who she calls Good Boy. He's not a werewolf, he insists, he's Good's fursona.
@ajanionthespot Unless the character is specifically genderfluid, or bigender or such, no that wouldn't be a good representation of non-binary as the huge umbrella term it is, considering most/a lot of enbies are one gender(at any one time) that just aren't man or woman.
You've got the heart in the right place, but this isn't the way to do it imho.
Maybe the genders are not Male and Female, maybe demigender and agender, or something?
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