Alloy Alignment System
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The Alloy Alignment System is a system coined to describe one's gender using metals from the periodic table. It was made to help explain complex genders in a simpler way. The system doesn't describe their alignment on our outside the binary, but rather describes its feeling (masculine, feminine, neutral, etc.), completely independent of any alignment or presentation. A person can have any alignment or presentation, and their gender element will not change.
The system doesn't elaborate on how these types of traits might appear, as each person experiences masculinity, femininity, etc, differently. The alloy alignment system doesn’t define what these genders are supposed to be or act like, just describes the aspects that make up a person's gender. It expresses these aspects (masculinity, femininity, etc.) as "linities."
It also acts as a form of umbrella or categorization method to help group similar genders together based on shared characteristics.For example, aur, the masculine element, is not exactly a gender by itself, it is an umbrella term for any genders that are masculine, such as demiboy, proxvir, cenrell, or others.
It doesn’t matter if one's gender is multifaceted, combined, or multigender. The system helps to put a word to genders affected by multiple things at once.
The alloy alignment system should not be confused with the gender element system. Both use the term "gender elements" to describe the identities in their system, however the element system uses the classical elements (fire, water, earth, air).
History[edit | edit source]
The original form of the alloy alignment system was posted on December 1, 2018 on the Tumblr blog lgbt-alchemy. The original system was created by a person named Hail. On December 17, 2019 the blog was handed over to Tired, from the blog Tirednowhasablog. They posted a reworked version of the alloy system on December 19, 2019.
The reworked version changed several things including adding two new gender elements; cro and mana, and altering the names of several of the gender elements.
References[edit | edit source]
- https://lgbt-alchemy.tumblr.com/post/180684480755/alloy-alignments-base-metals-genders, 1 December 2018
- https://lgbt-alchemy.tumblr.com/post/189725164110/oh-hi, 17 December 2019
- https://lgbt-alchemy.tumblr.com/post/189762817895/metal-system-redone, 19 December 2019