ofcoltsandcrossbows:

A quick PSA to everyone, because way too many clearly queer-intentioned posts are being tagged as queer-erasing, platonic terms—like “brotp”—and that just never happens to straight ships. 

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thingsfandomshavetaughtme:

what i mean when i say i want a character who isn’t defined by their sexuality:

  • a character whose sexuality isn’t the butt of every joke
  • a character who isn’t a one dimensional stereotype and nothing else
  • a character whose relationships are allowed to be as complicated and deep as straight people’s
  • character who aren’t in relationships all the time and have platonic relationships with the genders they’re attracted to as well as romantic ones
  • characters who have personality traits not related to their sexuality

what straight people think i mean:

  • a character whose sexuality is never mentioned in canon but in an interview after it’s finished
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ofcoltsandcrossbows:

A quick PSA to everyone, because way too many clearly queer-intentioned posts are being tagged as queer-erasing, platonic terms—like “brotp”—and that just never happens to straight ships. 

(x)

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a couple random thoughts

  • daryl is gay gay gay gay gay
  • the fact that there IS a “bromance” panel consisting only of norm and andy is like
  • i don’t even know what that’s like, but it should be really cuddly at a bare minimum like I think we can count on a good deal of tongue and cuddling
  • but i’m also kind of heavily concerned about the perpetuation of “bromance” in an official capacity here because that’s fucking gross
  • because bromance is such a fucking gross word
  • it’s the grossest fucking word
  • and if andy or norman calls out the name of the panel as being a gross media-okayed no-homo then I’ll give them a million points
  • ten million more if it comes with an on-the-mouth kiss
  • and if they call out the fact that potential female relationships are treated as legitimate possibilities but that no-homo (b) is shoved in front of “romance” so that everyone can feel nice and clean and heterosexual, then ten fucking million more
  • those are men who are not afraid of queerness so let’s not let the powers that be get away with this shit ok

victorhugofuckyourself:

whitedenimjacket:

victorhugofuckyourself:

"are there any characters you don’t headcanon as queer?”

why would i want to do a thing like that

yeah let’s keep on eroticizing homosexuality it’s such a blast

you hear that guys I a queer person am fetishizing queer people by desperately searching for representation in a world where I have pretty much none why didn’t any of you guys tell me

yarpdarp said: Alexa I absolutely adore your queer daryl discussions. I don't watch the walking dead but you put up such well thought out dialogue on your interpretation it gets me pumped and it makes me look forward to working in the film industry because Im gonna put my effort into queer and POC representation and its great to see an audience member so unabashed of their interpretation. Keep doin you, dont let the haters get ya down, and work it, girl.

publishing because this is perfect and the whole point

(and also cuz my last thing that i wrote was i think full of swears and inarticulate, but I’m delighted it has an impact)

but this, man, this is the whole point. to try and have an impact— to promote a dialogue to show that the audience isn’t passive, to show that representation is INCREDIBLY IMPORTANT, to show that the way things are isn’t okay and the way things can- and should be- and hopefully in the case of TWD the way things ARE— is so so so so so important. and that we, as an audience, should never feel helpless and should always KEEP TRYING.

ILU darlin you’re wonderful and this was a wonderful message to get, and I trust and know that you’re going to do wonderful, wonderful things as you get creating. This is so important.

Don’t let anybody every tell you “it’s just a tv show.” this is SO IMPORTANT and we can do anything we want with it- especially change the world.

mallamun:

bbcatemysoul:

literally if you regularly accept bbc sherlock deviating from acd canon on various points of plot and character development but then try to argue against queer interpretations of the characters because it “wasn’t in the books” then you are homophobic

Never seen it stated so, er, explicitly. Nice.

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sherlaque:

"i just think that their platonic relationship is so amazing! romance would ruin it ://"

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"but john’s not gay! he marries mary!"

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"tjlc fetishizes gay ppl stop pretending that it’s okay. why does every1 have to be gay i feel so sad as a straight person when i dont constantly see myself being represented in media why is everyone gay wah wha wha."

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peachberrylove:

kill-dorothy:

I think this video might interest you guys.

4 days ago, Olivia Olson confirmed that Marceline and Bonnibel have dated before. The reason it has been confirmed is because the new Adventure Time book coming out soon may have details on their relationship, and their relationship obviously can’t be aired on TV because some states of America (and countries in the world) are against same-sex marriage and relationships. 

But yeah, they have indeed dated before.

Can we also talk about official Bubbline art drawn by Natasha Allgeri, former character designer and story board artist for Adventure Time, and now showrunner of Bee and Puppy Cat!?

*internal screaming*

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there’s this tendency in fandoms with predominantly or popular queer ships for shippers to apologize for them

there’s this perpetual caveat

"I ship John/Sherlock but I wouldn’t want it to actually happen"

"I love this ship but I know it’ll never happen"

"Just because I ship it doesn’t mean I expect it"

and it literally makes me want to vomit

because that is something that only queer shippers have to say, that is something that we have been reduced to

excusing ourselves and our existence like oh, I’m sorry

"ignore my fantasies, let me reassure you, they are nothing more than that"

and it is something that I have literally never seen a straight shipper feel the need to do.

you know what?

fuck that. my fantasies are more than fantasies. My fantasies are hopes and dreams and campaigns and will one day be realities because in the real world, in my real life, they already are.

I have the right to say I don’t just ship it, I WANT it, and I EXPECT it; I have the right to say that it will be canon with just as much confidence as the heterosexuals who trapped us in this world of self-doubt and self-loathing and starvation.

don’t tell me to couch or hedge my expectations with reality. I deny your reality and overrun it with my own, where my sexuality is treated as an equal possibility.

I don’t just ~think~ Daryl’s queer, or Sherlock is gay, and I won’t just say “oh, that’s my interpretation” and bow to my insignificance- I will fucking fight for my reality, and I will expect it, and I will say that that is canon if I believe it and I will demand it.

I will refuse to say “Rickyl won’t be canon” and “Johnlock won’t be canon” and any other queer ship won’t be canon

I will spit on your concept of reality and stomp on it and leave it in the dust and set my expectations, my bar, and my demands high

Heterosexuals teaching us to be satisfied with breadcrumbs is the old world.

We’re making our own now.