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Galah



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 17, 2006 9:03 am    Post subject: I have a question Reply with quote

Why is Katy M a Tauren female trapped in a Tauren male's body?

I mean, I know the real world reason why, but what about in the book's world? What happened to her? How did this happen? And why isn't Horse more curious about this whole gender confusion thing?

Ever since I thought of this question, it's been obsessing me. Albatross, are you ever going to reveal what happened to her?
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 18, 2006 8:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The real-world reason is essentially the only reason. I'm working on a fairly massive rewrite of Book One in my off-hours (heh) right now, and one of the things that I do is soften the gender issue - she'll just be a large female tauren with a masculine hump, which comes from being seven hundred years old. I'm still gonna call her a bull, because she's massive, and because I have Rhy to offset accusations of masculizing my strong female characters.

I wracked my brains, but I just couldn't come up with a good reason she'd actually be a dude!
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Galah



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PostPosted: Fri Aug 18, 2006 9:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh, I thought maybe it was a resurrection incident gone horribly wrong Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 18, 2006 11:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Smile I thought about a whole bunch of stuff in that sort of vein, but none of it really fit with what I wanted to do with the world. So she's just a big, ass-kicking lady bull.

When I started writing the story, I took it a lot less seriously - everything was sort of an allegory for something in the game or on the forums, and so I didn't really need to justify stuff. Once I realized that I was actually having fun telling a story, I got caught up on a lot of stuff, most of which I just went back and deleted, but M's gender thing was too deep in the story by then.
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Alec



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PostPosted: Fri Aug 18, 2006 11:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like it as just one of those things we'll never know...
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 20, 2006 1:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You know, for a while ... I just thought that she was a he ...
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Cangjku



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PostPosted: Sun Aug 20, 2006 9:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think an MIA named Yellowsub wrote a novel little outline as to why Katy-M was a she in a he body and it did sort of suggest a reason why she seems so perpetualy sad. Beyond the whole immortal everyone she loves is dead part of how the law works.
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Saranus



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PostPosted: Sun Aug 20, 2006 6:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think she's sad because she's lonely. Just like the murloc.
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Kantankeris



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PostPosted: Sun Aug 20, 2006 6:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had always assumed that she was such a good shape-shifter (being a several-hundred year old druid) that she went around in a male tauren disguise. I had basically assumed it had something to do with gender inequality in Azeroth where it helped her do her job and stay low-profile if she appeared male instead of female.

The male tauren do look more imposing afterall. One does not make a comment about 'udders' for instance.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 21, 2006 11:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

udderly sublime?
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