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 on: Today at 19:43 
Started by jwhouk - Last post by Tova
As far as I recall:
  • They have referred to themselves as "we"/"us", both alone and in conversation
  • Cast members have referred to them as "they" (and "them?" -- not sure, but it would follow)
  • Jeph has referred to them likewise
That is more than good enough for me to use they/them.

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 on: Today at 19:01 
Started by Pilchard123 - Last post by Tova
Don't worry. It won't hurt you if you don't annoy it.

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 on: Today at 12:34 
Started by jwhouk - Last post by A small perverse otter
But has Eminence Grise given us the list of Eminence Grise pronouns?
I was pretty sure that they had, but I can't find the reference I remembered.

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 on: Today at 11:43 
Started by jwhouk - Last post by OldGoat
But has Eminence Grise given us the list of Eminence Grise pronouns?
As nearly as I can tell, no, they has not. 

But as previously cited, there's more than one of 'em, so "they" is none-the-less correct.

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 on: Today at 10:39 
Started by jwhouk - Last post by gprimr1
Spookeybot reminds me of the Prophets from Deep Space 9. Immensely powerful beings, but not quite Gods. The writers even remarked they had to be careful when using the Prophets because of how powerful they were. For example, in the one season, they just made the entire Dominion Fleet disappear.

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 on: Today at 10:21 
Started by jwhouk - Last post by Is it cold in here?
Global Moderator Comment Agreed

But has Eminence Grise given us the list of Eminence Grise pronouns?

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 on: Today at 10:01 
Started by jwhouk - Last post by A small perverse otter
Q is a great archetype to annoy people who stick to the rule of "Omnipotent characters kill plot, because if they can fix everything in a snap of their fingers, why wouldn't they?"

Enter the character who could, but just doesn't WANT to.  They're more interested in their little games and people.  You could always ask them to help, but there's no guarantee they wouldn't instead just turn your arms into foam noodles and lock you in a simulation of the French Revolution just to see what would happen.

But then again, I enjoy Q-type characters, so I'm a bit biased.

Spookybot is no Q.

First off, Q had some interest in humanity.  Spooky shows us nothing but contempt.  It delighted in tormenting Faye with her helplessness and casually rendered the other humans in the room unconscious rather than deal with them.

Even more importantly, humans could and usually did get the better of Q, proving that we were worthy of respect and reaffirming our value in the face of a more powerful adversary.  Has anyone ever gotten the better of Spooky?  Given the manner in which it has been presented, does it seem likely that anyone ever will?

They, not it, please.
This.

Look, I hate to sound like a broken record, but it's really important to get Spookybot right.

Someday you're going to have one of your family, friends, or relations come out to you as genderqueer and ask you to use an ungendered personal pronoun to refer to them, whether the pronoun's 'they/them' or 'xi/xir' or some other. Get in practice now with an entity you can't possibly offend so you'll get it right when you deal with someone whose feeling you *can* hurt.

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 on: Today at 09:10 
Started by jwhouk - Last post by Thrillho
Q is a great archetype to annoy people who stick to the rule of "Omnipotent characters kill plot, because if they can fix everything in a snap of their fingers, why wouldn't they?"

Enter the character who could, but just doesn't WANT to.  They're more interested in their little games and people.  You could always ask them to help, but there's no guarantee they wouldn't instead just turn your arms into foam noodles and lock you in a simulation of the French Revolution just to see what would happen.

But then again, I enjoy Q-type characters, so I'm a bit biased.

Spookybot is no Q.

First off, Q had some interest in humanity.  Spooky shows us nothing but contempt.  It delighted in tormenting Faye with her helplessness and casually rendered the other humans in the room unconscious rather than deal with them.

Even more importantly, humans could and usually did get the better of Q, proving that we were worthy of respect and reaffirming our value in the face of a more powerful adversary.  Has anyone ever gotten the better of Spooky?  Given the manner in which it has been presented, does it seem likely that anyone ever will?

They, not it, please.

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 on: Today at 07:47 
Started by jwhouk - Last post by Theta9
It's 'they'; SpookyBot is androgynous and doesn't use gendered pronouns to describe themselves.
Are we sure of that?  SpookyBot is a plural entity, so the use of we/they may simply refer to number and not gender.  And that fits right in with being deliberately, even vexatiously, ambiguous.
Spooky's appearance is very reminiscent of Desire from The Sandman, who was pointedly androgynous.

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 on: Today at 05:30 
Started by jwhouk - Last post by Drunken Old Man
Ah, but did they really "get the better of Q" all those times, or did he allow them to? 
The fact that the above is a distinct possibility only serves to further reinforce my point.  Can you picture Spooky, as currently presented, allowing us pitiful humans anything?

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