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Old November 15th, 2014, 11:40 pm
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genderswapping in fiction?

What are peoples' views on genderswap fiction?

One quite interesting fantasy series that has a genderswap as a major
plot point was L. Frank Baum's original Oz series.

Book #2 involves a young boy who gets involved in a quest to find a
missing princess who was kidnapped as a baby by a witch. It turns out
that the guilty witch is none other than the adoptive mother of the
boy. Glinda interrogates the witch and forces her to divulge what she
did with the princess. The witch reveals that she transformed the
princess.

"Into what?"

"a boy"

So the book ends with the protagonist being told that he must return
to his true form, the aforementioned princess. By book #3, she's the
most frilly Girly Girl in the entire universe.

have you noticed that in most boy-to-girl genderswaps, the author has
the new girl become extremely feminine - the character never stops to
say "you may want me to wear lipstick and dresses and perfume, but i
don't!". That's what ****** me off about the "Oz" genderswap - Baum
has the restored princess say "I'm still the same old Tip" but by the
next book she's wearing everything you'd think of as women's fashions
and is very girly and an expert on Princess-ing.


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