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Deryn's Sort of Stuck...
« on: January 18, 2011, 02:18:09 AM »

Apparently, Britain officially allowed women into the military in 1949. That's thirty five years from the time of Leviathan, 1914. To stay in the military, Deryn would have to stay disguised until she was fifty years old. This presents some problems, if she doesn't want to leave:
Fifteen is one thing. But a full grown woman and a full grown man are built completely differently. Someone would be sure to notice.
She wouldn't have the chance to have a family or relationship, for fear of being found out. By the time she'd be allowed in legally, it'd be too late.
Basically, unless Scott defies history and has the UK allow her in earlier, she's in big trouble. I give her five years before she's found out, or decides, Hey, I want a life, and quits.
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Re: Deryn's Sort of Stuck...
« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2011, 02:27:12 AM »

I wonder if she would get a pension?

I don't think that if she was found out, they would let her stay in, because it seems men thought of women as aderpatted fools, and they would be mad about being tricked.
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Re: Deryn's Sort of Stuck...
« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2011, 02:32:05 AM »

o the facts are true but this IS a fictional book. so maybe the same history dosent necessaraly apply here?
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Re: Deryn's Sort of Stuck...
« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2011, 02:32:49 AM »

Hope so. Otherwise she's going to have to choose between an inevitable discovery or a normal life.  :-\
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Re: Deryn's Sort of Stuck...
« Reply #4 on: January 18, 2011, 02:41:31 AM »

OH SWEET, that makes women able to hold military positions by WWII right?
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Re: Deryn's Sort of Stuck...
« Reply #5 on: January 18, 2011, 02:42:41 AM »

Yeah, I think.
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« Reply #6 on: January 18, 2011, 02:45:50 AM »

No. WWII ended in 1945. Sorry.
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Re: Deryn's Sort of Stuck...
« Reply #7 on: January 18, 2011, 02:55:09 AM »

nuts... :( oh well alternate history changes stuff right? so i wonder what year women would be allowed in, in Westerfelds world...
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Re: Deryn's Sort of Stuck...
« Reply #8 on: January 18, 2011, 03:28:42 AM »

maybe he'll have Deryn get found out, but since she's a decorated officer, they'll realize she's actually a good soldier, and allow women into the military because of her.
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Re: Deryn's Sort of Stuck...
« Reply #9 on: January 18, 2011, 03:48:55 AM »

Yeah, that would be awesome.
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Re: Deryn's Sort of Stuck...
« Reply #10 on: January 18, 2011, 09:33:00 AM »

I sort of imagine her forgoing anything else for another five or so years till she's about twenty and can't hide it anymore. Than she can get discharged and she and Alek can finally hook up.  :D
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Re: Deryn's Sort of Stuck...
« Reply #11 on: January 18, 2011, 12:25:34 PM »

No. WWII ended in 1945. Sorry.
And... women wren't allowed in the actual US Army until the Gulf War, dis-including as nurses.
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Re: Deryn's Sort of Stuck...
« Reply #12 on: January 18, 2011, 12:29:06 PM »

I think she will become a boffin, who specializes in airbeasts.
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Re: Deryn's Sort of Stuck...
« Reply #13 on: January 18, 2011, 12:41:26 PM »

but they're in Britain
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Re: Deryn's Sort of Stuck...
« Reply #14 on: January 18, 2011, 12:42:39 PM »

Yeah, but Nora was a boffin
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