Just as long as you don't mention Barney (the purple/pink dinosaur). Carebear? Yeah, I think I could live with some of that. They're pretty cool and cuddly.
Hmmm, interesting point to consider, but let's face the facts:
If I stepped into Ville's coding shoes, started learning C++ today, and we'd get started on an awesome, new project, you might see a dot moving from one end of the screen to the other ...in about two years. Or you might not. But fret not, that dot would have a whole bunch of brilliantly non-girlish and piraty things to say!
You're right: If you ask me, Ville is a very good writer. In fact, he's written as much dialogue in Driftmoon as I have, maybe more. Ville is the main developer, I'm just his (deviously influential) sidekick, with some game development time to spare, at least every once in a while.
And yes, Driftmoon really is quite different from mainstream RPGs, but I think both Ville and I like to keep it that way.