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Re: Possible Inspiration for Deryn?
« Reply #15 on: September 09, 2011, 09:59:15 AM »

That site is like my best friend. xD
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Re: Possible Inspiration for Deryn?
« Reply #16 on: September 09, 2011, 10:51:51 AM »

I love it!!
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Re: Possible Inspiration for Deryn?
« Reply #17 on: September 15, 2011, 01:04:01 PM »

I remembered another crossdressed soldier when I re-read an article from my undergraduate thesis the other day.... Hannah Snell. She seems very Deryn-like to me. She sailed in the Royal Navy for two years. Later she demanded her pension from the government an actually got it. This was back in 1750, though. XD She then sold her story to a publisher and made some money from that too. Unfortunately, later versions of her biography were heavily edited to make her seem more "feminine" for Victorian sensibilities.

She even has her own website, how cool is that: http://www.hannahsnell.com/
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Re: Possible Inspiration for Deryn?
« Reply #18 on: September 15, 2011, 01:06:17 PM »

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Re: Possible Inspiration for Deryn?
« Reply #19 on: September 16, 2011, 06:22:20 AM »

LOLZ! I like in the "Provides examples of:" section where they say; "Attractive Bent Gender: Judging from the illustrations, Deryn makes a damn fine guy and girl. Alek and Lilit vouch for this as well."

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Re: Possible Inspiration for Deryn?
« Reply #20 on: September 16, 2011, 09:34:44 AM »

LOLZ! I like in the "Provides examples of:" section where they say; "Attractive Bent Gender: Judging from the illustrations, Deryn makes a damn fine guy and girl. Alek and Lilit vouch for this as well."

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XD Isn't that awesome?
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Re: Possible Inspiration for Deryn?
« Reply #21 on: September 16, 2011, 09:42:47 AM »

LOLZ! I like in the "Provides examples of:" section where they say; "Attractive Bent Gender: Judging from the illustrations, Deryn makes a damn fine guy and girl. Alek and Lilit vouch for this as well."

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nice!!!!
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Re: Possible Inspiration for Deryn?
« Reply #22 on: September 16, 2011, 11:28:03 AM »

Hellz yeah!
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Re: Possible Inspiration for Deryn?
« Reply #23 on: September 16, 2011, 01:48:03 PM »

There's an English folk song about a lass who disguised herself as a boy to join the army, called Sweet Polly Oliver or Pretty Polly Oliver. It's a really old trick. Also see: Hua Mulan.

Also see: Almost every book in my library xD
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Re: Possible Inspiration for Deryn?
« Reply #24 on: September 16, 2011, 04:53:42 PM »

Flashstick, I'd like to browse your library. xD

Now that I've gotten around to reading Behemoth, I'm convinced that the love triangle template was inspired by Yentl, and the big big robots were inspired by mecha anime. Gonna read Goliath tonight to see how it ends, nobody spoil me yet.

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Re: Possible Inspiration for Deryn?
« Reply #25 on: September 16, 2011, 11:04:24 PM »

How does everyone have Goliath?
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Re: Possible Inspiration for Deryn?
« Reply #26 on: September 17, 2011, 06:36:32 AM »

No idea.
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Re: Possible Inspiration for Deryn?
« Reply #27 on: September 17, 2011, 11:12:19 AM »

Advance Reader's Copy my guess
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