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To (partially) restore her sight through magical means, or to not?

On the one hand, this is a fantasy world where that sort of thing is possible. She'll be going into battle, and I can't imagine that even the Forsaken would say that someone who falls over her own feet on a regular basis should be committed to combat.

On the other hand, well, it's disability erasure fail, isn't it? To include and represent is to perpetuate, and, well, I really should be above that sort of obvious unpleasantness.

Answers on a comment, if you have any.

Date: 2010-12-28 02:43 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] nagaina
Speaking strictly as someone who has the disability of extremely poor eyesight (without my glasses, natch), I do not necessarily consider someone taking proactive steps to ameliorate the effects of their disability "erasure." I consider that "attempting to live your (un)life in a reasonable and productive way."

Date: 2010-12-28 09:46 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] nagaina
Well, I can also see how creating a permanent magical fix would feel wrong, as well. My thought? She's a warlock, yes? When she has one of her familiars summoned, she can "see" through that familiar's eyes -- but sharing their perceptions is some combination of unpleasant/painful/unsettling because demons are still fundamentally alien, even to one who studies them and knows them as well as one can without being a demon herself. She can't maintain it forever, and doing so for a long period of time has serious and potentially detrimental side-effects. She is otherwise completely blind and has to go about adjusting to this state as her default normal state.

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