Mercury is drawing on The Automation for his next painting. He loved our use of the word “mercurial” so many f*cking times.

[“BLA and GB Gabbler” (really just a pen name – singular) are the Editor and Narrator behind THE AUTOMATION, vol. 1 of the Circo del Herrero series. They are on facebook, twitter, tumblr, goodreads, and Vulcan’s shit list.]

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FAQ update: Gender and Pronouns

We just updated our FAQ to reflect a question we’ve been getting a lot:

Why do you guys use “s/he” or “he/she” so much when talking about each other? Why not use only gender-neutral pronouns such as “they/their”? That’s a good point. The main reason is the Narrator and I are cis-gendered. We don’t want to abuse a gender-neutral pronoun because, when we do finally reveal who we are, we don’t want to undermine a whole group of people who do use the they/their. It’s not our pronoun and we want to respect those who do identify with they/their. Though, you may see us drop a few they/theirs in the novel because English is an illogical chimera of language.

Hope this clarifies some things for you, Reader.

The English language, basically.

 

 

[“BLA and GB Gabbler” (really just a pen name – singular) are the Editor and Narrator behind THE AUTOMATION, vol. 1 of the Circo del Herrero series. They are on facebook, twitter, tumblr, goodreads, and Vulcan’s shit list.]

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Sara Myers: New Introduction to Ovid’s Metamorphoses:

“Many metamorphoses involve the loss of the most characteristic feature of humanity, the ability to speak: Io is reduced to mooing, Echo to repetition. Metamorphosis also operates as actualized metaphor: Anaxarete is the proverbial hardhearted mistress; impervious to the entreaties of her would-be lover, she is literally turned to stone.”

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Loss of the ability to speak.

2009.

[“BLA and GB Gabbler” (really just a pen name – singular) are the Editor and Narrator behind THE AUTOMATION, vol. 1 of the Circo del Herrero series. They are on facebook, twitter, tumblr, goodreads, and Vulcan’s shit list.]

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