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ALERT ALERT ALERT
twilight
cleolinda
There is somehow a Surprise New Gender Swap Twilight Book, and I have been livetweeting it on my secondary twitter at a snail's pace all day long (I keep getting caught up in comparing the versions, which will surprise no one who reads the Hannibal recaps). Yes: Beaufort Swan and Edythe Cullen. My right hand to God.

Speaking of which, bonus Storify: That time I decided Edward was a disappointing son that Hannibal kicked out.

(ahhhhh I was getting done with the "Contorno" recap, daaaaamn youuuuuu)


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I feel really bad for the online acquaintance who writes genderswapped Twilight fix-it-fic and named her Edward character Edith. Not sure I want to be the one to break the news to her.

Well at least "Edith" is still a "proper" Anglo-Saxon feminine first name and not a made-up, speschul snowflake &$@€ like "Edythe"... Did you friend post the genderswap fic anywhere, though? At least the time-stamp in the site could help with her "I came up with this idea first!" claim. If she wants that.

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OK, I'll defer to someone who knows better and take the back the vitriol bits of my comment. :-/ To all the actual "Edythe"s out there, I'm sorry that I made fun of your name! :( I still believe that plain old "Edith" would still have sufficed as both a "feminine form" of Edward (even if it's not) and an old-fashioned sounding name for someone who's really 100+ years old, though. I mean, the fact that they're genderswapped and have distinctive names should have a great effect; I've read several female!Hannigram fics where Will's name turned into "Willow" (which reminds me: are there any good Hannibal/Buffy crossovers out there?) and Hannibal's name turned into "Hannah" or "Hannibelle" and the impact is already big enough.

The feminine form of "Edward" is "Edwina."

Well, naturally that's the feminine form of Edwin.

I don't think there IS a feminine form of Edward.

Heavens, you're right. They both have the Anglo-Saxon root for "wealth" but -win has a "friend" and -ward has a "guardian."

I learned something new today! :) Of course, it doesn't have to be direct opposite gender-counterparts for the "switch" part to work, e.g. "The doctors told us the baby would be a boy so we picked the name Edward, but surprise! it was a girl, so we decided to name her Edith instead."

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