Dennis G. Jerz <Jer...@uwec.edu> wrote in message
> "Ulrich Schreitmueller" <ulrich.schreitmuel...@student.uni-tuebingen.de>Tee-hee. "Awkward...awkward...awkward." Why do I get the impression my
> wrote in message news:3B2D53F4.1BF4760F@student.uni-tuebingen.de...
> > "W. Top Changwatchai" wrote:
> > > As I understand it, the reviewer objected to the PC, a "hard-boiled"
> > I didn't see it as "objecting", but I might have to reread the
> I think that was my review.
> I certainly didn't intend to object to the idea of a female PC in general,
writing sounded "awkward"?
Sadly, the awkwardness is due to my fledgling attempts at writing, and I
> > > Is it necessary for such a character to be female only ifHmm...it sounds like your answer to my question is basically "yes." I'm
> > > demanded by the plot or premise?
> One of my favorite IF works is "Christminster", with Christabel Spenser as
genuinely interested in why this might be. Would the answer be the same if
the character were, say, Hispanic? What if the character were seven feet
tall? Or were wheelchair-bound? Or were albino? Or were a dinosaur?
In other words, is it OK for a character to have one of these unusual
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