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The Changeling Show
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@Meanlucario  
Sorry to say meanlucario, but college has been taken over by SJWs and has been changed from a place of learning to a place of indoctrination. Gender has always meant your biological sex but ALL OF A SUDDEN SJWs want to force people to use the word differently. I don’t see why they couldn’t make something up like “mental gender” or “inner gender” but “NO, GENDER IS NAO CHANGED TO OUR DEFINITION. >:( “ Anyways, it’s all bullshit anyways. First world problems.
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@Smudge_Proof  
You mean if they could get pregnant or if they change back while pregnant?  
Since they’d be female of whatever species they seek to become they’d be able to get pregnant, if they are normally a female then they might be able to sustain the baby after changing back depending on whether female changelings have wombs. If they they are normally a male and change back then I imagine they’d suffer massive internal trauma and the death of the baby
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@Cirrus Light
 
Maybe changeling shapeshifting is like transporters from Star Trek. Except instead of “teleporting” the target by disassembling them into energy and reassembling them in a different location, in dissembles then and reassembles them in a new form, changing them physically, genetically, and biologically, making them an exact clone of whoever they are imitating. If that’s true then that seems like an incredibly useful feature
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@ArtColter  
DNA can’t make changeling stuff happen any more than blueprints you give a team of construction workers can make them instantly able to dissassemble a city into an entirely different city :p
 
Except it’s even less capable because it can’t make things move on their own (it can make them capable of moving but not actually move to a particular place), but the construction workers can.
 
Also construction workers can plan things intelligently. If you just change a city’s “dna”, though, each building will slowly break down but repair itself to different blueprints, making them dysfunctional and fall apart.
 
So changing DNA or DNA expression radically to another creature’s would certainly kill it.
 
 
…dang, I’m being annoyingly contrary in this thread :P
 
It’s just… DNA, people. Epic misunderstanding of cellular stuff is like a common trope in fiction, and it really kills it for me. And miseducates people.
 
Poor DNA. It just wants to be understood :q  
(And passed on. Mostly just passed on and copied.)
 
If you think about it living creatures are just vessels whose soul purpose is to multiply and pass on DNA. Slaves to DNA, which demands immortality and all the universe.  
At least from a “why does it exist” perspective in a materialistic-nihilistic worldview >.>
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@Background Pony #E0E6  
DNA is the genetic material the tells your cells how to function, essentially. So Changeling DNA is able to manipulate cells to do basically whatever they want to do. So, for instance, it could turn sperm cells into egg cells.
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@Meanlucario  
Lol, edit ninja’d.
 
I just wish people would practice what they preach and give others the benefit of the doubt.
 
 
As for the Changeling thing, why not just have him be infertile when in female mode? Easy solution.
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@Meanlucario  
Oh, thank goodness real educational classes aren’t too far gone.
 
Okay, to be fair, that class could be perfectly great and good and all. I just don’t trust that it actually would be, as opposed to divisive and heavy-handed with certain sociopolitical opinions.
 
Which is a real shame. I would hope enough violent riots would show people that maybe instead of trying to blame others for all the problems in the world, a little real tolerance would be great. But apparently they’d rather “tolerate” and “peacefully coexist” with gas grenades (referencing a recent event where a conservative speaker had a gas grenade thrown at him and was then arrested).
 
 
But that’s getting a bit far off topic…
 
Back to the point, you mean the Changeling would transform in every way except the reproductive bits?
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@Cirrus Light  
Funny thing is, I’ve been taught that they’re different, with gender is your mental, and sex your physical, like how a drag-queen would have a feminine gender, but a masculine sex.
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@Meanlucario  
I’m starting to grow very annoyed with those two words because they never have the same meaning in-between two conversations and two people.
 
In the tale, the empire that built the tower of Babel fell when their language was confounded.
 
Could people please stop confounding our language?
 
Gender refers to male or female. Sex is an act that sometimes takes on the same meaning as gender but often is ambiguous when you use it that way.
 
“His sex” has two meanings. “His gender” is a way to remove that ambiguity.
 
Earlier I said “gender might be a bit odd for changelings” because that has a very different meaning than “sex might be a bit odd for changelings”.
 
“Gender” is a nice and a more appropriate word, especially for use around children. So we’re not redefining it, sorry.
 
 
I really say that partially because I had to use the word “gender” earlier for its original meaning and partly because even keeping up with all the social stuff I’m not even sure what you mean. That the body changes but not the reproductive organs?
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@Background Pony #FD7F  
Generally there are two rules to a shapeshifter conceiving.
 
Rule A: Shapeshifter is locked in their current form until the offspring is carried to term.
 
Rule B: Shape shifting before the offspring is viable results in the offspring simply vanishing with the previous form into nothingness.
 
Of course there are more than that, such as a normally-male-who-was-female-for-some-fun will be forced to retain the womb and proper parts for incubation and birth, but the rest of the form can shift.