User talk:Jetfire/Auld Lang Syne

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Couple passages here that I liked:

Jenn checked the highway, and then looked at me. I made sure I faced her. "Well, hard to say. You look like you. Different hair colour, but the same face. Your hair seems a bit longer maybe, but not too long." She glanced back at the road. "Though knowing that you're a girl now, I can sort of see a softness to your face, less masculine, no beard shadow, little things like that. Nothing that makes you look like a girl, but if you know what to look for, it seems obvious."

I think that's a nice description of what humans would see of TGed furs. And:

I turned and found AT next to me. We clinked our glasses and took a sip. I waited for her to lower her glass, then leaned in and gave her a kiss.
"That is wrong in so many ways," she whispered, giggling softly.
I grinned back, twitching my ears back as Darren pipped the TV audio through his speakers for singing Auld Lang Syne with the broadcast. "Three ways by my count," I whispered back. "Man to man, woman to woman... or cat to dog. Any one of those is bound to damn us, if you're into that sort of thing."

There are a lot of gay people in the furry community. Part of me wonders what would happen if there's a gay human couple, one of them becomes a TG fur. What happens to their relationship? --Buck 17:13, 3 February 2008 (EST)

Thanks, those are two of the main scenes I had as the basis for this particular part.

I was/am toying with a similar scene with AT in the dress but it isn't really fitting well.

As for relationships, it's hard to say. Some would probably break up. And some would probably stay together irrelevant of the sexes of the partners.

One problem I'm trying to figure out is terminology. As in what to call the human that Fielded people see instead of the furres. And something to collectively call people who know but who may still be Fielded.

I do like the term 'ghost' for the illusion, but "Known" and "Knowers" doesn't really sit well with me.

--Jetfire 18:00, 3 February 2008 (EST)

My impression of relationships is simple: if the love is more than physical, people will stay together regardless. If the relationship is only physical, then a change of gender will probably drive them apart. Given the fluidity of most relationships in the furry community, I would expect TG changes could lead to a lot of break-ups.
Also, most folks aren't furs and most folks aren't gay. I think the more predominant dynamic is in straight couples where one or the other TGs. That's the way it is in my story.
I don't have a better name for humans who know, but humans who have pierced the view, who can see us as we are, 'Seer' works for me.
I enjoyed this new story, Jet. I loved th elittle pre celebration for the Newfies. --MatthiasRat 18:09, 3 February 2008 (EST)
I can easily imagine nights when a wife is groping for something in the dark while in bed and feels something soft and squishy that shouldn't be there on her husband's chest through a night shirt. Mary Pickens, MP, in Tall Tales has the opposite problem. I imagine a lot of marriages "inexplicably" collapse over it. "Paradise" is an ironic term. Once the new TG effect from Tall Tales spreads to all the other like furs in '08, it's going to get evern harder. I need to keep working on Tall Tales. I have an inkling of Something Big (even more than what's already there) at the end. One Million is definitely a tipping point.--Buck 18:50, 3 February 2008 (EST)
That's probably the case. I just think there's a greater chance of success in a longer term marriage. And that is definitely an awkward moment when the 'husband' wakes up and has to explain the squishy stuff. --MatthiasRat 20:04, 3 February 2008 (EST)

Editing Suggestions

Since this is WIP, I thought I'd add a few suggestions:

Jenn and MD picked me up after work today, and we drove down to Halifax. I'm crashing at AT's place tonightI planned on crashing at AT's place that night, but the trip had the most surprises.

--Buck 18:33, 3 February 2008 (EST)

category change

Imho, it has to be in furry, not animal category Inry 03:56, 1 October 2008 (EDT)