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    In addition to the usual five meals eaten in a day by Gethenians, there is a sixth, secret meal shared only by kemmering couples, a fact which Estraven teaches Genly Ai one night.

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    "How little it mattered when the moment finally came. I could see Estraven’s body had taken a shape that would suit mine. Relief, I suppose, was the strongest emotion I felt, but even that was overblown. All this time I had built it into something it was not, had worried myself into needless fretting. Finally I had my answer as to what Estraven was: he was mine."

    Yes, it is another Gobrin Ice Missing Scene. Set in chapter 16 directly after the Harhahad Thanern journal entry after Estraven writes "My own feelings were complex, and we let the matter drop." Me: No They Didn't <3

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    Harrah Os Ram em Rekesh, Investigator from the ambisexual planet Gethen, writes a report on a planet whose sexual norms mirror that of A/B/O.

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    Missing scene from The Left Hand of Darkness.

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    «Aunque en el informe oficial que dejé por escrito de mi estancia en Gueden como Enviado hablé de mi relación con Derem Har rem ir Estraven, hay ciertos detalles que preferí guardarme para mí».

    O de cómo se desarrolló realmente la relación de Ai y Estraven durante su viaje por el Gobrin, las conversaciones que mantuvieron y los dos kémmers que compartieron.

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    A representative of the Ekumen collects stores from the Sea Hemisphere.

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    I wrote this for an informal smut-writing contest me and my roommates had. My boyfriend's writing piece was declared "best written" but mine was declared "hottest". Anyway Genly helps Therem through his kemmer. Enjoy nerds.

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    One must imagine them old together

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    It has been eleven years since Gethen became part of the Ekumen, and those eleven years have been full of personal memories for Genly Ai and his Gethenian family.

    ———

    Rith Harth rem ir Estraven, age 9, goes on a camping trip with their mabbe, tadde, and grown-up older sibling Sorve.

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    The years passed, and didn’t look like each other—and yet, I was taken aback when I realised that today marked the tenth year anniversary of my arrival on Gethen. Ten years. It was a cold morning, nothing special about it, nothing unusual; the kind of mornings that I had grown to love and cherish, against all odds.

    *

    Or a quick glimpse of what happens on the morning that marks Genly Ai's tenth anniversary on Gethen.

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    Genly and Estraven meet as aliens.

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    This is a 5 episode screenplay adaptation of The Left Hand of Darkness that I randomly wrote in like a week after I finished the book. Obviously I am not a professional screenwriter/director so I am never going to be able to make this. However if you want to read the scripts and manifest the tv show in your own minds then feel free. Side note that it is pretty romantic so... if you want that, it's here.

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    A tale within a tale from old Karhide.

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    “Am I going too fast?” he asked.

    “No,” said Estraven, who did not appear in the least shocked. “I think I have the sense of it. You were in the future, and you were meant to travel in space, but you travelled in time as well, and now you’re here. Is that it?”

    “Yes,” Genly said, suddenly giddy. “Yes, that’s it! But that’s not supposed to be possible, don’t you see? It’s perfectly unreasonable! How can you accept it so easily?”

    Estraven tensed a little.

    “I am sufficiently ignorant of physics and metaphysics not to know the limits of what your people consider possible, and I know better than to trust the limits of what is considered possible by Gethenian scholars and scientists. Up till two years ago, there was no life elsewhere in the universe, and then a person came down from the stars and began to talk of an alliance with eighty-three worlds. So forgive me if I have seen so many extraordinary things that I have ceased to be astonished. I have always had faith in your word.”

    “I’m sorry,” Genly said. “I didn’t mean it like that.”

    [Experimental faster-than-light travel sends Genly ten years into his own past, onto the Gobrin Ice.]

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    Aokuro drawings from 2016 & 2017

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    For six months now, he and Estraven had been lovers and Estraven had gone into kemmer the same way again every time. Whatever chemical influences Genly sweated out were not half as potent as a Gethenian person’s, but were still legible to Estraven’s body—they were both human, after all—and still capable of tipping the scales during thorharmen. Six times in a row, Estraven had gone into kemmer as female, though that word didn’t map neatly onto the closest Gethenian concept. Animals had sexes, but humans had temporary sexual states of being, without meanings beyond physical attached to either kemmer form. There were certain social assumptions about the rare Permanents, those half-gendered Gethenians who would never know what it was to change cyclically and thus never bear nor beget, but even then, the assumptions were the same for every kind of Permanent. Even some of the kinder assumptions were tinged with pity, though. Permanence was not enviable.

    Same way all the time. Estraven hadn’t complained. Not yet, Genly thought.

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    Постканон-AU. "Он отполз", но это не главное.

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    It’s Ashe’s first kemmer after weaning their second child, and they spend it trying to persuade Therem not to accept the risky office of Prime Minister.

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    Estraven befriends a cat named Omelet.

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    “—And, on behalf of the student council and Gethen University,” Argaven was saying, “I would like to officially welcome a very honored visitor from Terran State, Genry Ai.”

    Just a good ol' college AU for the soul. Estraven just wants to help out a new student, Argaven and Tibe are the pettiest members of the student council, and Genly doesn't even go here.

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