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199. Become a Woman.  
7:05:00, October 7th, 2007
John Henry Holliday, DDS
No. I am in no case going to follow such a dictate. Being a child is one thing. I was a child, and imagining myself a child in today's world is not an inconceivable thing. I believe in Education, and making a statement through my own being and disappointment in what education has become today is something I can support, even though it is a little... incongruous and impossible. I have no interest in being a woman. What with my responsibility for treating ladies gently, for fighting for them, for showing them every courtesy, I am suddenly to turn and let others take that responsibility on my own behalf? I am to take on their full-blown adult responsibilities, of which I know nothing? I am to dress and change my body with corsets and to wear skirts and shoes in which I am sure I should scarcely know how to walk? I should be first and learn to courtesy rather than bow? I should leave my hat upon my head? I should take up the womanly crafts of embroidery and sewing? I should become even more vulnerable walking in town than the invalid I am? I should suddenly feel differently, washed in new and alien changes? I should learn to sing again - and who could tell to what my voice would break? My thin chest should grow strange, soft and round? I should lose my.... No. Absolutely not. And I have no interest turning into the animal of my choice. And I have no interest in suddenly finding myself in a different time. I have no interest in suddenly finding myself in a different place. I am interested in myself. As I am, or in how I have been, which has made me what I am. And I am interested in my friends and comrades. As they are, and in how they have been, which has made them as they are. And I am not interested either in suddenly finding myself one of my friends rather than me.

Furthermore, anyone who knows me will realise how frustrating and offensive this really would be.

Name: John H. Holliday, DDS.
Fandom: History.
Word Count: 314
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14:43:16, October 7th, 2007 (UTC)
Alan Shore: dolled up
This is awesome (and also hysterical, although that might not have been the intended effect). His outrage is palpable and made even more striking by the fact that he's usually such an even-tempered guy. Ah, I love a good rant.
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14:52:24, October 7th, 2007 (UTC)
John Henry Holliday, DDS: Glenwood Springs Eyes
We admire you, albeit from afar.

And you make a beautiful Shirley. If it is not for us *almost hums with continued offence* we surely do not wish to deprive others.
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14:10:38, October 8th, 2007 (UTC)
Alan Shore: dolled up
The mun shares your opinion of the prompt, but Alan is extremely eager to get in touch with his feminine parts side. Please don't encourage him. We'll see who wins out.
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3:50:05, October 9th, 2007 (UTC)
William Adama: One HAWT Old Man
*smile and a slight headshake* How times change.

No disrespect intended to your position, of course, John. And I have no more interest in turning into a woman than you do.

I just can't help thinking of Gunnery Sergeant Erin Matthias-- the woman commanding my contingent of Marines --and what she might have to say about a few of your implications. *soft chuckle*
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2:14:50, October 10th, 2007 (UTC)
I love Doc's words to the prompt. It's very much what I would expect a Victorian gentleman to say.

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