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proto prose for a story idea with nb character-thoughts?


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intro: I'm nb and writing for a competition for the theme of mask. thought I'd write about self discovery of gender. then i had the idea of a game with the wrong character selection. I'm not sure whether it feels disingenuous with main character because of the whole free will vs determinism thing. what do people think of this idea and prose? 

 

prose:

I'm staring at the character selection screen. 

I notice the gender selection as i click start.

 Gosh darn it! It said female when i didn't want it too. Crap.

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Staring at the gender boxes on a form, I tick female but something feels...off. it feels arbitrary. 

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when i was younger someone asked me if I'm a boy or a girl. I said girl. 

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Watching I see my player character respond as girl rather than my selected option of neither. What a bogus dialogue feature! It's like fallout 4, you won't get the dialogue you chose but at least then you could go the last save file to see other options. No save options here >:(

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I said to a classmate i may go with they/them pronouns while i figure out what's with the gender thing. Ahh, hindsight and foreshadowing. They/them it's been for a while.

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