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Mestus Reference by Cherubas
Mestus Reference
This is Mestus Weever. He's a 14 year-old martial artist who enjoys a challenge. Whether it's a fight, a crossword puzzle, or putting together a child's swingset, Mestus loves to test his mind and body against the things that others struggle with. Despite this, he's not overly arrogant. He faces challenges simply for his own entertainment and self-improvement, not so much for bragging rights. He is a friendly, considerate, and often playful boy who lives by the philosophies of Ceracis that promote acceptance, friendship, and a duty to defend those who can't defend themselves.

While his strength is nothing unusual for his age, Mestus is particularly agile and acrobatic. In a fight he will often spend the early part cautiously testing his opponent's reactions, looking for their habits and patterns. Mestus excels at "reading" people and adapting, often reaching a point where he can predict the moves his opponents will make based on their movements and established attack patterns. While he possesses no superhuman abilities, if there is any possible way for him to conquer an obstacle, given enough time Mestus will find it.
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Let me preface this by saying I'm not trying to offend anyone. I'm not here to argue so I won't be debating responses I get and such. I think everyone has a right to be who they wanna be, but here's the situation:

I have a character in a story I'm working on who is biologically female but identifies as a male. He's been fun to write, he's got the whole super cool samurai thing going on, some amusing bits where he has a rivalry with one of my other characters, good times overall. I want to promote acceptance and such with my story. I want to have one character who questions the whole transgender thing but comes around in the end. So I've written that character's point of view. He asks "why can't you just be a girl who likes boy things instead of being a boy" basically.

I got ready to write the reply, the big moment that opens this guy's eyes and I realized... I don't have the answer.

Why DO transgender people want to completely adopt a different gender instead of identifying as their birth gender while enjoying things typically associated with the other gender?

I want to handle this as respectfully as possible. I want this to be a great character with heartfelt beliefs that hopefully some people out there can relate to. Unfortunately, I've had as much experience with transgendered people as I have with volcanoes. So I'd like some help from people who are closer to the subject to help me understand a bit more and pass that understanding on. Through animated swordfights. :)
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flehhh Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I hope you like him! ^^; fav.me/d749b5r
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Mabelma Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Student Digital Artist
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All done with your request, hope you like it. Enjoy and follow for more :)
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alvaromero324 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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kitakazee Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013
Thank you for the watch!
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Laeneris Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Student Writer
Hello~ I know we haven't met before, but I'd like to wish you a great day. I hope it will be filled with happiness and luck, and if you're having a bad day (I hope not!), I wish for it to get better. :iconsweethugplz:

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p.s. if you're wondering how I got to your page, I used the Random Deviant button~
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Redfield-Claire Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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mixout99 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
wow I love your art~!!
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Redfield-Claire Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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Krizy Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012  Professional General Artist
Hi there, thank you for the watch! :)
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thejeremydale Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks for the +deviantWATCH! I'm glad you're enjoying my work.

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- jeremy
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