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1st Aug '17 4:27:08 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* Fantasy author Creator/MarionZimmerBradley wrote "The Secret of the Blue Star", a ''Literature/ThievesWorld'' story about the heroine Lythande (a female wizard in a world where wizards are always male), which is gender neutral until the last two paragraphs.
** Almost, but not quite. At one point Ms. Bradley slipped up and repeatedly referred to Lythande as a male.
-->Lythande drew from the folds of his robe a small pouch containing a quantity of sweet-smelling herbs, rolled them into a blue-grey leaf, and touched his ring to spark the roll alight. He drew on the smoke, which drifted up sweet and greyish.

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* Fantasy author Creator/MarionZimmerBradley wrote "The Secret of the Blue Star", a ''Literature/ThievesWorld'' story about the heroine Lythande (a female wizard in a world where wizards are always male), which is male). She attempted to use gender neutral writing until the big reveal in the last two paragraphs.
** Almost, but not quite. At one point Ms. Bradley slipped
paragraphs, though she slips up and repeatedly referred refers to Lythande as a male.
-->Lythande drew from
her using male pronouns at one piint in the folds of his robe a small pouch containing a quantity of sweet-smelling herbs, rolled them into a blue-grey leaf, and touched his ring to spark the roll alight. He drew on the smoke, which drifted up sweet and greyish.middle.
12th Jun '17 12:33:15 AM Arutema
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* ''Music/JudasPriest'' use "me" and "you" as their preferred pronouns in their IntercourseWithYou songs. They also avoid any references to gender-specific anatomy. Somehow, a few people were still surprised when vocalist Rob Halford came out as gay.
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22nd May '17 9:18:49 PM Lullaby22
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* In the Sandra Brown novel ''Lethal'', the criminal kingpin known as "The Bookkeeper" is never referred to by any gender, which hides the reveal that [[spoiler: not only is The Bookkeeper female, but she's [[TheDogWasTheMastermind the seemingly innocent wife of one of the agents investigating her crimes.]]

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* In the Sandra Brown novel ''Lethal'', the criminal kingpin known as "The Bookkeeper" is never referred to by any gender, which hides the reveal that [[spoiler: not only is The Bookkeeper female, but she's [[TheDogWasTheMastermind the seemingly innocent wife of one of the agents investigating her crimes.]]
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22nd May '17 9:17:44 PM Lullaby22
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* In the Sandra Brown novel ''Lethal'', the criminal kingpin known as "The Bookkeeper" is never referred to by any gender, which hides the reveal that [[spoiler: not only is The Bookkeeper female, but she's [[TheDogWasTheMastermind the seemingly innocent wife of one of the agents investigating her crimes.]]
28th Apr '17 12:56:43 PM Micah
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* In Ann Leckie's Ancillary Justice series, the Radchaai language does not distinguish genders. This is done in the text by using female pronouns and relationships (eg she/her, mother/sister/grandmother) and male titles (lord/sir/etc) for every character.

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* In Ann Leckie's Ancillary Justice ''Literature/AncillaryJustice'' series, the Radchaai language does not distinguish genders. This is done in the text by using female pronouns and relationships (eg she/her, mother/sister/grandmother) and male titles (lord/sir/etc) for every character.
25th Apr '17 8:12:14 AM isoycrazy
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* In ''Series/BabylonFive'' "Sic Transit Vir" a Narn is hunting a Centauri couple for one whose hands are drenched in Narn blood. To avoid giving away too much, the Narn says, "I knew if I followed you long enough I would find the murderer."
16th Feb '17 10:56:45 AM HammerOfJustice
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* In ''Manga/AssassinationClassroom'' it is mentioned that someone in Class-E has higher bloodlust than even [[spoiler: Itona]] the pronouns used are gender neutral despite the shot seemingly focusing on [[spoiler: Nagisa, the protagonist]]. This is used to hide that it's actually talking about [[spoiler: Kayano]]. In this case many fan translations were fooled and used the pronoun appropriate to the person the shot seemed to be focused on.

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* In ''Manga/AssassinationClassroom'' it is mentioned that someone in Class-E has higher bloodlust than even [[spoiler: Itona]] the pronouns used are gender neutral despite the shot seemingly focusing on [[spoiler: Nagisa, the protagonist]]. This is used to hide that it's actually talking about [[spoiler: Kayano]]. In this case many fan translations translaions, including the official one, were fooled and used the pronoun appropriate to the person the shot seemed to be focused on.
19th Jan '17 9:14:06 AM ZheToralf
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19th Jan '17 9:11:27 AM ZheToralf
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2nd Jan '17 6:57:34 AM Kiefen
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* ''{{WebAnimation/RWBY}}'' uses the term "Huntsmen" and "Huntresses" instead of "Hunters".

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* ''{{WebAnimation/RWBY}}'' uses the term "Huntsmen" and "Huntresses" instead of "Hunters".
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