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The premise of The Gift of Ishtar has been bouncing around in my head for some time. The broad strokes were the same: a shamed hero has to take on a female identity so he can work again. The details shifted greatly to fit into this frame of 22 pages to be turned in for grading (judging), quickly done in a finals' week. There's more to this story and I would love to tell it someday. For now, enjoy this tale about who you are, representation, and the responsibility to use your power to do the best hero work you can.