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Am I? Are you? [27 Thory 4261]

Me:“Dustweed? Could I ask you an awful
question?”

Dustweed:“Surely! If you don’t mind me curling up
and weeping for a while.”

Me:“Are you transaffectionate?”

Dustweed:“No, but my Rassimel lover
is.”

Me:“Um … did you just say, ‘No, but
yes?’”

Dustweed:“No, I just said, ‘I’d really prefer
a pair of Herethroy, preferably a man and a woman, but
people like me don’t really get a lot of choices, and I’m
lucky to get someone who appreciates my horrid genitalia and
who has managed to fall in love with me, even if she won’t
be anything even remotely resembling faithful or make me any
long-term promises or anything useful.’ If you want me to
cry, Sythyry, you’re going to have to be a lot more
awful than that. Why, even my sister and current heir has
been crueler to me than that.”

Me:“I’m really not trying to make you
miserable, Dustweed. It’s just that, well, you’re the most
like me, in my current situation, and …”
I sort of
trailed off.

Dustweed:[laughing a bit]“If I’m the most like
you, then offirrah is the most like perfume.”

Me:“Well, offirrah is rather like
codelieth.”
(For all monsters: codelieth is a perfume
favored by Cani, which has a spicy carrion smell.)

Dustweed:“There is that.”

Me:“And, well, you and I each have a lover of a
different species. But we’re not like Te.. well, some
people, Rhedwy say, who sort of gobble down other-species
lovers for their own sake.”

Dustweed:“I might know someone else like that,
a bit less Sleethy than Rhedwy.”

Me:“So what I’m really asking is, am I
transaffectionate?”

Dustweed:“Well, what do you think of Zi
Ri?”

I complained about the lack of suitable Zi Ri for a bit. We
discussed possible research methods. I then realized or
admitted or discovered or something that I did find
Ilottat’s Zi Ri pornography tolerably moving, even when
there weren’t any Orren in the picture.

Dustweed:“So maybe you’re not?”

Me:“But I do seem to like
Orren!”

Dustweed:“So maybe you are?”

Me:“But I like Zi Ri! I think! And I don’t
much care for Rassimel even!”

Dustweed:“So maybe you’re not?”

Me:“But I keep falling in love with
Orren!”

Dustweed:“So maybe you are?”

I sort of glared helplessly at zir, because zie was laughing
a lot at me.

Dustweed:“Well, how about you are officially
transaffectionate as long as you’ve got an Orren lover and
no Zi Ri ones?”

Me:“Are you allowed to change whether you’re
transaffectionate or not?”

Dustweed:“No, of course not.”

Me:“Then I’m going to be transaffectionate
no matter what?”

Dustweed:[smirking considerably]“Oh, no. If
you were going to do everything properly, you wouldn’t be
transaffectionate at all.”

I remain unenlightened.

Am I transaffectionate?

Yes
36(80.0%)
No
9(20.0%)

Is Dustweed transaffectionate?

Yes
31(68.9%)
No
14(31.1%)

Are you transaffectionate?

Yes
24(53.3%)
No
21(46.7%)

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