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On Being Transgender: My Advantage as a Companion in Second Life

“…I Tiresias, though blind, throbbing between two lives,

Old man with wrinkled female breasts…”

T.S. Eliot, “The Waste Land”

“I’ve looked at life from both sides now

From up and down, and still somehow

It’s life’s illusions I recall…


Added by Emma Florentino on May 1, 2017 at 7:02pm — 1 Comment

On Being a Companion: One Woman's Reasons

My thoughts on being a companion are complex, and sometimes self-contradicting. For example, when someone in SL asks me why I chose to become a companion, I’m often tempted to say, “If you’ve never seen Firefly or Serenity, you wouldn’t understand. And if you have seen either of them, there’s no need for explanation.”

Still, much like vampires, gays, or lesbians(1), we in the Firefly ‘Verse are always looking to recruit new members. And so I offer my own reasons—reasons which are…


Added by Emma Florentino on April 28, 2017 at 9:35am — 6 Comments

Please Allow Me To Introduce Myself...

I'm a man of wealth and taste. No, scratch that. I have NO sympathy for the devil. So let me start over.

I have spent most of my life exploring the 'Verse. I have spent time on Earth, where I learned of the existence of racism, xenophobia, and several other unpleasant social traits. I have always been a peacemaker, as are most of my race, but even the most dedicated diplomat knows when it is time to move on.

I have visited countless planetary systems, and have learned…


Added by Emma Florentino on April 27, 2017 at 3:43am — 3 Comments

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