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tesseract732
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04:23:48 PM Oct 17th 2013
Rabbit's fling with Jenny the toaster. If it's a mechanical being with an inanimate object, does that count as Robo Ship or Cargo Ship or both?
ACarlssin
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02:18:22 PM Sep 26th 2012
OK, we need to figure out how to identify "Bunny" in his/her blog.

Bunny is male. His real name is Christopher. On his "FAQ" page on his Tumblr account http://bunnybennett.tumblr.com/FAQ he addresses the issue. For simplicity, I'll just copypaste it here:

<blockquote> Are you a crossdresser or transgendered?

I consider myself a form of TG. The exact classification Iím not sure of because itís hard for me to categorize myself. But when Iím not portraying antique robots, I consider myself more of a woman. But as an artist I shift between the genders, especially since Iím an actor.

Iím somewhere in the gray area.

Which pronouns should I call you?

If you know me just as Rabbit, itís fine to refer to me as he/him. Iím portraying that character and Iím usually dressed as a man around conventions regardless of robot makeup.

If you want to use she/her thatís cool too. :) </blockquote>

OK, so: Should we refer to "Bunny" as he or she? There seems to be an edit war brewing about this, and I'd just as soon kill it before it starts. IF we use "she", then we should probably explain why somewhere, because otherwise it's confusing.

I shall acquiesce to the will of the tropers at large. Whatever y'all come up with is fine, but we need to come to an agreement.
JonnyB
06:55:04 AM Sep 27th 2012
Since Bunny is technically a male, and is also playing a male, using the feminine pronoun might just be too confusing to readers. That's the position I've been taking, anyway.
JonnyB
09:37:40 PM Sep 28th 2012
Personally, I dislike PC pronouning anyway; everyone just gets confused.

Of course, we could always use s/he and him/her...
eternaldreamer92
01:40:26 AM Oct 29th 2012
Literally almost everyone in the fandom refers to Bunny with feminine pronouns. She prefers femimine pronouns. She is a lady. Her real name is Bunny; Christopher is only her legal name. Her brother, previously the only one allowed to refer to her as "Chris" and with masculine pronouns, has recently started using "Bunny" and feminine pronouns.

A small note somewhere on the page for newcomers to the fandom would definitely make things less confusing for them; but using masculine pronouns is quite frankly very disrespectful to an individual who has stated plainly "I feel like a woman".

If there's a small note mentioning that Bunny is transgendered and generally likes feminine pronouns, then using feminine pronouns on this page shouldn't be confusing for people :/ Give people a little more credit than that.
JonnyB
06:06:16 AM Oct 29th 2012
Bunny mentions on their Tumblr FAQ page that s/he is indifferent as to pronoun usage:
Which pronouns should I call you?
If you know me just as Rabbit, itís fine to refer to me as he/him. Iím portraying that character and Iím usually dressed as a man around conventions regardless of robot makeup.
If you want to use she/her thatís cool too. :)
Bunny is also referred to with masculine pronouns throughout the official SPG website.
eternaldreamer92
10:53:52 AM Nov 1st 2012
"If I canít be myselfÖwhy do I want to be here? If I couldnít draw, act, sing, or entertainÖwhat would I do? These are the things that make my life worth living. I must be myself. I can never be a happy man. He never will beÖbecause he doesn't exist. Thereís already a person in my head who is happy and needs out. Needs to shout. And when she doesÖit makes me happy. It makes me feel damn good." From her blog post "The Truth About Bunny Bennett", made a few months ago. Rabbit is he/him, but Bunny has mentioned several times before that she does feel more like a woman. Even if she's referred to with masculine pronouns throughout the website, the majority of the fans and the band refer to her with feminine pronouns; I think it would overall be less confusing and more respectful to use feminine pronouns.

I'm fairly certain that she's also mentioned before that she's worried that her coming out and asking to be addressed with feminine pronouns could hurt the band (can't find the exact post), and referring to her with feminine pronouns on a site like this is, imho, a good way to show her that we do support her and her identity and that it won't hurt the band.
livingsoul12066
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12:53:04 PM Sep 16th 2012
About the Virtual Celebrity trope, should that be there? They are real people playing characters on stage and have a physical presence. Thoughts?
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