->''The Gift'' is your typical "boy becomes girl, girl freaks out, girl likes it, girl becomes boy again" story (maybe),
-> only without the tiny chocolate robots (awww...).
->A Sci-Fi/Friendship/Humor/Romance/Mystery/Action story, with a hint of lemon.
->-- From the [[http://www.fictionpress.com/ [=FictionPress.com=]]] website

''The Gift'' is one part ''Webcomic/{{Misfile}}'', one part ''QuantumLeap'' and one part SesquipedalianLoquaciousness. An in-progress SelfInsertFic by [[@/BMeph BMeph]].


The story (twenty-eight chapters) as published so-far, can be found [[http://www.fictionpress.com/s/2910995/1/The_Gift here]].
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!The following tropes are found in this work:

* ActionGirl: Cathy is made of this
* [[spoiler: AI: Sebby. Maybe....]]
* AllGaysArePromiscuous: Averted in a direct quote, by Cathy.
* AlphaBitch: [=JoJo-A=] to L.L. ([[MemeticMutation "Dere" [=JoJo=] is dere]].)
* AlternateTimeline: The explanation of the GenderBender. As for explaining the AlternateUniverse,...
* AmazonianBeauty: L.L.
* AuthorAppeal: It's a fanfic, so there you go. In particular, [[HeroesWantRedheads red hair]], green eyes, and physically well-developed women are at the top of the list. [=JoJo=] seems to be in a local cluster of them, and likes it, [[{{Fetish}} a LOT]].
** Almost as much as she likes [[StuffyOldSongsAboutTheButtocks checking out butts]].
*** [[AnythingThatMoves Men and women]].
** There are no UsefulNotes/{{Pettanko}} in this world; C-cups are the new A-cups.
*** Averted, by Beverly Huysmann, a twelve-year-old girl with [[ShapedLikeItself the body of a twelve-year-old]].
* AuthorAvatar: Pretty much all the Bates "kids".
* AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther: How Amy and L.L. react to their older sisters’ RelationshipUpgrade.
* BikerBabe: Cathy.
* [[BigGuyLittleGuy Big Girl Little Girl]]: L.L. and [=JoJo=], respectively.
* CanNotSpitItOut: [=JoJo=] is reluctant to mention the inevitable separation of her and Cathy when she goes back to school in the second week or permanently, if she succeeds in [[spoiler: swapping places with [=JoJo-A=] again]].
* CatchPhrase: Many, with "Did I mention..." at the top of the list.
** "sooo" last millenium.
* [[spoiler: ChessMaster: Sebby knows a lot more than he tells anyone...]]
* DadTheVeteran
* DeadpanSnarker: Almost everyone. It seems to be this world's [[PlanetOfHats hat]].
* EthicalSlut: Cathy, although it may just be for fanservice.
* ExpositoryThemeTune: Except for a few standouts, each chapter has the title of a song, and the songs in each section are in the same category, if not sung by the same artist/group. The song relates to the events in the chapter, either by a pun on the title, or the lyrics describing a similar circumstance.
* FirstGirlWins
* GenderBender: [=JoJo=]
* GenreSavvy: [=JoJo=] deliberately avoids high heels because of concerns of being in comedic situations. Also, she complains at first of [[RefusedTheCall not being the Hero type]]. Of course, she later [[GotVolunteered changes her mind]].
* HeroicBSOD: [=JoJo=] is ''not'' comfortable with being the {{Uke}}. At. All.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: Amy and L.L. are not romantic, but they are very close, and from the Prologue we see that [[spoiler: twenty years in the future,]] they are still together.
* HugeSchoolGirl: L.L. - 5'10", and ''15 years old''.
* InSeriesNickname[=/=]StageName: Almost everyone in-story uses a nickname, based on their given name. [[TheNicknamer [=JoJo=]]], after learning of Cathy's nickname(“Candy”), immediately starts using it whenever they are alone.
* Manic Pixie Dream Girl: [=JoJo=], to the point where her being a {{Tsundere}} is more of an InformedAbility.
* MilitaryBrat: Technically all of the Bates kids, but [=JoJo=] is the only one who remembers Dad in uniform.
* MoodSwinger: [=JoJo=] especially at the mall, Sunday afternoon (chapter 22). Or just generally, [=JoJo=].
* TheNicknamer: [=JoJo=]. If you don't have a nickname, she will make one up. If you ''do'' have one, especially if not everyone knows it, [[TheDeterminator she will find it out]], and use it.
* NoPeriodsPeriod: Averted and played with, in that while [=JoJo=] was expecting it, the timing was sooner than expected.
* OneHeadTaller: Cathy and [=JoJo=].
* OneOfUs: Written by a {{Troper}} so not a big surprise. In-story: [=JoJo=] and Cathy discuss inventing a new trope to describe a potential situation.
* PrecisionFStrike: Combined with a {{Spoonerism}} - "What the ''talk'' are you f*cking about?"
* RecordNeedleScratch: When [=JoJo=] first meets her [[DistaffCounterpart counterpart's]] (female, gay) best friend, who offers to [[HandsOnApproach give her a ''front'' massage]]...
* RelationshipUpgrade: Cathy had an [[UnluckyChildhoodFriend unrequited crush]] on [=JoJo-A=]. With the [[GenderBender new and improved [=JoJo=]]], [[ItGetsBetter it got better]].
* RomanticTwoGirlFriendship: Cathy and [=JoJo-A=].
* ShoutOut: It's a FanFic, so to be expected.
** In-story Example: [=JoJo=]-A was born [[QuantumLeap in a small Indiana town]] on the same day as [[QuantumLeap Sam Beckett]]. She also [[spoiler: builds a time machine in the desert Southwest and uses it]], and now [=JoJo=] is trying to SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong...
*** And has a friendly adviser who's a hologram...
*** Except, she's the oldest child, not the youngest.
** The chapter where Amy is introduced is called "[[MyLittlePony The Magic of Friendship]]".
** "[[Webcomic/ElGoonishShive CANDY CANDY CANDY CANDY]] [[http://www.egscomics.com/?date=2003-03-14 CANDY CANDY CANDY CANDY]]" ...
** Most of the chapters are named after songs, whose titles or lyrics relate to the actions in the chapter. All of the songs in each chapter has a common tie as well, usually all done by the same artist/band.
* SingleTargetSexuality: [=JoJo=] flirts with AnythingThatMoves, but feels an aversion to going any further than that, especially with [[TheMindIsAPlaythingOfTheBody men]]. However, she responded to Cathy from the first [[ArousedByTheirVoice phone call]]....
* SuspiciouslySpecificDenial: [=JoJo=], a devout Christian, seems to have no problem being either a cross-dresser or gay (depending on how you identify her gender). Being ''[[ITakeOffenseToThatLastOne bisexual]]'', however...
** She also has a list of "fake blondes" - female entertainers with non-naturally blonde hair - whom she prefers. Her list of said women is [[EveryoneLovesBlondes suspiciously long]]. She specifically remarks about her attraction to Cathy, who is not a "fake" blonde.
*** She "prefers" redheads and brunet(te)s...and "Candy".
** Averted (slightly) in how she's taken to being (and being called) a girl. She's careful to make the distinction of being "a guy on the inside", as meaning that she thinks like a guy. She'll still try to correct someone [[TheMasquerade who knows the secret]], though.
** "If only that ugly...expression were (slapped)''[[BlatantLies gently removed]] ....''"
** At her first meeting with Cathy, [=JoJo=] takes great care not to call Cathy's shoes "practical".
* TinyTyrannicalGirl: [=JoJo-A=] - although there are signs that it isn't just the "before" version.
* {{Tsundere}}: [=JoJo=], and HOW. Although she seems stuck in ManicPixieDreamGirl mode at home.
* ZettaiRyouiki: [=JoJo=] has - and [[{{Fetish}} enjoys]] - a Class A, within hours of becoming a woman.