: So what does a Djinn look like, except blue?
: I think he's incognito except for the part where he's standing in a brazier.
: So, like a Navi
: Does he look like a man?
: Djinn were blue first.
: Or something terrible and awful.
: I think he's the Oz of the Djinn world.
: except, you know, susceptible to flattery.
: Because he is a Djinn, after all.
: Maybe I should just make him look like a Middle Eastern Seth Green in lapis.
: That would amuse me.
: That would amuse about anyone, I think.
: Scott Evil!
: Pretty much yes.
: *in the Oz voice*
: There is no gravitas in this Djinn-summoning.
: The PersiUns are advanced. They have trouser pocket technology.
: sensible PersiUns.
: Pockets might be in the top ten of most useful inventions of all time.
: they are up there.
: Or at least the most convenient.
: Wheel, lever, aspirin, water screw, pockets.
: condom, flush toilet, penicillin, coherent light, knife.
: that's pretty much it right there.
: food canning.
: I want a dog-destinker.
: Amanda, it will be your job to tell me if the flip, insolent Djinn thing works, or if I'm outsmarting myself.
: Is the djinn a he or an it?
: I'm pretty sure Seth Green is a he.
: Yes, but he's only the actor playing the Djinn.
: It's a demigod, after all.
: my impression of djinni is that they are masculine.
: but, you know, I've never met one.
: It would simplify my pronoun issues if he were an it.
: but I can work around it.
: All the ones I know are male.
: er, him.
: they could be as sexless as angels, for all I know.
: Does he want to be a he?
: Well, I'm sure in this form he has boy parts.
: This is more of a metaphysical question
: It is a spirit of wind and fire, which are not, you know, necessarily gendered.
: I think if he puts on a boy's body, he might as well be called a boy.
: He could have dressed up as a frog, or smokeless flame, or whatever.
: And when he shows up later as a pillar of flame?
: but fire is - in the Islamic theory of the humours - a more masculine substance.
: This is a world without Islam.
: Then you're in for confusion. :P
: Heh. I'm thinking proactively.
: (also in the Greek theory. Humoural theory in general)
: It's also a world without Greeks. *g*
: fine, spoil my humours. :-P
: descriptively speaking, not prescriptively.
: Wait, but what if he has boyparts but feels like a girl?
: if he has boyparts he should be a he.
: Except he doesn't always have boyparts.
: And animals can be its no matter what parts they have.
: So I think he's an it.
...maybe. Unless I change my mind again.