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Kaymyth last won the day on December 27 2016

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  1. You did. "Double posting" refers to any time when you post twice in a row in one thread. That's a no-no on the Shard.
  2. Thing the first: please do not double-post. This is one of the basic forum rules. You can edit your second post's text into the first and hide the extraneous one. Thing the second: now you have met one. I am a Kemetic Pagan; my gods are the ancient Egyptian pantheon. I need you to understand that you just deeply insulted my faith.
  3. So, the scientific truth about gender and biological sex is not that simple. There's a lot of scientific study that's been done on this. Reams of data. Here are a few links: UCLA - Challenging Gender Identity: Biologists Say Gender Expands Across A Spectrum, Rather Than Simply Boy And Girl https://socgen.ucla.edu/.../challenging-gender.../... NY Times - Anatomy Does Not Determine Gender, Experts Say - (this one might be behind a paywall) https://www.nytimes.com/.../transgender-trump-biology... Scientific American - The New Science of Sex and Gender https://www.scientificamerican.com/.../the-new.../... Harvard - Between the (Gender) Lines: The Science of Transgender Identity http://sitn.hms.harvard.edu/.../gender-lines-science.../... AP News - Sciences Says: Sex and Gender Aren't the Same https://apnews.com/2a67da6515aa48e68e56cd97817b097a... World Health Organization (WHO) - Gender and Genetics https://www.who.int/genomics/gender/en/... Medline Plus Encyclopedia - Intersex https://medlineplus.gov/ency/article/001669.htm... That's a pretty basic primer, I think. Genetics are weird y'all. Chromosomes can trade genes - including the one that expresses biological sex, ending with a switch between X and Y chromosomes. A ton of different genes control hormone generation and receptors, leading to a huge variety of different hormone balances per individual. And that's just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to biological sex and gender expression. None of this is simple.
  4. I mean, if you want to go hang around in corners of the internet where people are freely allowed to be terrible to each other for the lulz, be my guest. We, however, have a very reasonable desire for the Shard to not be an awful place with awful people saying awful things to each other. That's good, because we're not going to be changing them.
  5. Happy birthday!!!

  6. Locking this because while there are good reasons to necro threads, this just...wasn't. Sorry.
  7. It really depends on the topic of the thread and how relevant it is to current knowledge/events. I know that some forums frown on thread necros, but honestly, we're not that concerned about it. There are plenty of cases in which an existing theory thread may get data from a new book where it makes sense to continue the existing conversation (even if it's 19 months old) rather than start a new thread. This is doubly true when the original poster wants to pull it back up and discuss the new developments. Granted, I do get a little amused on the odd occasion when somebody pops in and quotes one of my posts from, say, 4 years ago and says, "But this this is wrong! Here's why." I usually giggle to myself and then respond and point out that I made said post X years before the book in question proved my devilish cleverness to be nothing more than a flight of fancy. So it's not bad to necro threads. Just pay attention to dates and things when you pull up an old discussion so you don't feel embarrassed later.
  8. This is a thing of gloriousness.
  9. Why, hello, Rejection Senstivity Dysphoria! It's been a while since you came out to play. Thanks for giving me this bout of deeply illogical anxiety about tomorrow night's writer critique group meeting, I'd almost forgotten what it feels like to be totally crippled with nerves over nothing.

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    2. Slowswift


      Sounds like it.

      Thumbs up and good luck!

    3. Kaymyth


      As it turns out, everything was fine. Nothing terrible happened. Nothing even mildly bad happened. The sole purpose of my anxiety was to make me anxious.

    4. Slowswift



      Anxiety's a sack of storms like that. Glad it went well!

  10. Come to the Discord. Joooin usssss.
  11. But there's all these people you DO know, too! And people you can get to know and then have new friends! Yep; that was right around the time a hurricane hit Ireland. He did pop back out and let us know he was okay. @Quiver Hey there! We still like you! It's okay to come out! @Kobold King We have had a Discord for several years now. There's literally a sideboard of it on the main forum page.
  12. Of course I'm still around. I've been a lot more active on the Discord over the last couple of years, but I've started to try to boost my presence a bit more on the forums again. Kobold King still drops periodic status posts; Twi, too, though more rarely. Quiver probably forgot to log in for months. Mestiv is around on the Discord and does a lot of code-stuff behind the scenes for the Shard.
  13. I had several at the top that were pretty closely clustered - Edgedancer, Lightweaver, and Windrunner.
  14. Write an essay, spend 3 1/2 months revising it, accidentally end up with a novella.