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 on: Today at 16:39 
Started by Pilchard123 - Last post by Tova
Merely a setback.

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 on: Today at 16:21 
Started by Pilchard123 - Last post by LeeC



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 on: Today at 15:54 
Started by Gyrre - Last post by Castlerook
Ultimately though, May's situation comes down to two factors, her chassis and her continuing punishment.

May's chassis.
Is it fit for purpose? No, due to the condition of the chassis, its unable to perform as well as it should. Because it is not fit for purpose and because May will eventually be unable to work, she will not be able to fulfil the terms of her parole, namely keeping gainful employment. If she unable to pursue gainful employment, then its back to Robot Jail for her.

How do we know that its not fit for purpose? Because a mechanic has said that the chassis is a wreck, yes, its had decent repair work, but that'll only go so far. That repair work is from Union Robotics. They've kept her going but that's not a miracle fix.

Continuing punishment.
The system is continuing to punish May, despite the fact that she has served her time and continues to follow the rules set by the probation board. Most convict recidivism is caused by the fact that the judicial system keeps them in such a state that they can't move forward or get themselves out of their situation. May can't get a loan, she can't work in a network, she's stuck in a chassis that is literally falling apart. How can May improve her life when she can't actually do anything to improve it?

I mean, its no longer punishment, its abuse by the system.

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 on: Today at 14:59 
Started by Gyrre - Last post by Tova
Nora Roberts wrote a book, "Self Made Man", about her adventures in stereotypically male spaces with a carefully crafted male presentation. The project gave her interesting stories, many insights, and at the end of it a nervous breakdown.

Interesting!

*googles*

... Norah Vincent?

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 on: Today at 14:45 
Started by Gyrre - Last post by Gyrre
If any of you all ever find yourselves in Emporia, KS, try El Marmol or El Lorito's.

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 on: Today at 10:40 
Started by Method of Madness - Last post by Dngrsone
I read my entire biology textbook by week three... same with history, now that I think about it.

I might have been a wee bit bored in class.

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 on: Today at 10:38 
Started by Gyrre - Last post by Dngrsone
My favorite restaurant has the best wet burritos... and their table salsa is actually good, not spicy tomato sauce or hot marinara...

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 on: Today at 09:10 
Started by Gyrre - Last post by Is it cold in here?
If they can change to a body different from their internal identity and not feel gender dysphoria, that's a big difference from organics.

Do all transgender people experience dysphoria?

I'm the wrong person to address that, but it's interesting to know that cisgender people can have pain from even voluntarily being in a mismatched presentation.

Nora Roberts wrote a book, "Self Made Man", about her adventures in stereotypically male spaces with a carefully crafted male presentation. The project gave her interesting stories, many insights, and at the end of it a nervous breakdown.

Until we hear from someone in the trans community I'm going to take a guess that any question along the lines of "Do all transgender people ______?" has an answer of "No".

EDIT: That should have been "Norah Vincent". Thanks to Tova for catching the error.

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 on: Today at 09:02 
Started by Gyrre - Last post by Is it cold in here?
@notsocool is pointing out an option, getting the parole conditions modified, that we haven't seen Roko pursuing. With her old job she probably knows attorneys who do free work for justice-involved people.

That would lead to an option of doing work (copywriting is one example notsocool gave) in a server rack and saving up for a body.

One issue is whether the government agreed to her request for a humanoid body as part of their rehabilitation plan. If they did, the only ethical thing to do next would be to issue her a functional one.

Let's step back for perspective. Jeph does develop background he doesn't show in the comic, but it's entirely possible that we're looking for even more detail about May's parole conditions than Jeph knows.

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 on: Today at 08:04 
Started by Gyrre - Last post by jwhouk
Would a genderfluid synthetic have multiple bodies and switch between them to fit their current identity?

Ask Yay.

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