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Harbourmaster 043-019 by WaywardInsecticon Harbourmaster 043-019 by WaywardInsecticon
Elspeth doesn't get Aquaans, but Tal likes them so they must be fine.  Assuming that someone is/will be married and has/will have kids is considered polite small talk rather than weird and rude here.

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Koilungfish Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So, did Tal female-gender Gilou on purpose or did he slip up?
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WaywardInsecticon Featured By Owner 6 days ago
He's been using Gilou's usual pronouns the whole time.  Gilou's not totally married to she-pronouns, but under the circumstances switching to 'he' would shade too far into 'pretend you're not an Aquaan' territory, and using 'she' without hesitation is more 'I am not ashamed of my friend/being Aquaan and I expect you all to behave yourselves accordingly.'  There's a line somewhere between 'present masculine' and 'pretend to be a human man' that neither of them are willing to cross.
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Koilungfish Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hueh. I thought they'd been male-gendering Gilou in the parlour earlier. My mistake.
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TheBookie Featured By Owner 6 days ago
I mean, you're probably better informed than I am, but I'm almost positive Gilou uses female-gendered pronouns.  Wayward uses them for Gilou, anyway.  (Gilou ended up splitting up with a boyfriend about it, remember?)
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WaywardInsecticon Featured By Owner 5 days ago
Nah, Koi knows that, but since Gilou is wearing male Veran clothing, it wanted to know how far Tal and Gilou were taking the whole 'present as masculine' thing.
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TheBookie Featured By Owner 5 days ago
Whoops, makes sense.  Hope I didn't come off as condescending.
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mari-chan Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Gilou and Tal should plot on how to get Elspeth to Tethys, too.
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Lunatron Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2017
I like how Tal's mom just assumes that Aquaan parents arrange marriages for their children. She is clearly assuming Aquaans are People TM and thus behave like Verans. Points for not being xenophobic? (And probably not actually her fault she doesn't know any better.) 
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mari-chan Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm just happy that someone other than Tal and Anthemys are treating Gilou like a Person.
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evilkillerpoptarts Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2017
Gilou is now ALSO pondering how to smuggle Tal's mom offworld.
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MissHovercraft Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2017  Hobbyist
Gilou looks like her heart is cracking in places
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evilkillerpoptarts Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2017
That's exactly what I was thinking!
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