(Preface: I wrote this out while it was still timely, and donít know why it isnít up. Either weíve got troubles in Code City, or, having written it, I crossed it off my posts-in-progress. In either event I hope that Kreed has subscribed to this thread and will be back to read it.)
quoth Klythe butlh* Literally 'dirt under fingernails, but has the same basic meaning as Hutzpah, gall, or if you must resort to male specific terms(which can be dangerous as we have serveral warriors who are most adamantly female)... ahem 'testicular fortitude'.
If I had a DarSeq1
for every apologist who argued that Klingon culture and fans arenít sexist based on the very weak of evidence of a gender-neutral pronoun, Iíd be a wealthy woman indeed, and could build an estate to which I could retire and enjoy the company of my champion targhmey and Sarghmey.
But instead I must work for my keep, and challenge both Klinfolk and Klingonists to reflect their enlightened thinking in their vocabulary. (Here I am willing to relax my standards somewhat for non-native English speakers, unless they studied Latin or Greek, in which case they should know better.) Gonadal
is much more appropriate than testicular, for it covers any and all reproductive vigors, including those of peoples covers any and all reproductive vigors, including those of peoples who do not conform to the binary expected Western Human norms of male and female, but have multiple sexes and/or gender designations, or those who fall between or outside of Human binary chromosomal expectations of XX=female, XY=male, and never the twain shall meet
Fortunately for all, Kreedís mention of having published novels to his credit has piqued my interest and de-railed my screed. Is the one going to give us any details, or will I have to reassign some of my operatives to flesh out your dossier? I hate to waste what progress they have made on a number of assignments, but my curiosity has gotten the better of me before. A weakness I probably ought not to be admitting to in public.
Kreed, I ask you as an experienced writer that you take a look at the Forum Neverending Story
. It has lain alone and forgotten for too long, and could use an experienced hand to begin to integrate the different contributorsí story elements.1
DarSeq = unit of currency