jizzkin:

straight people on tv show: *literally have sex*

*silence*

gay people on tv show: *exist*

ok.. :\ but… ok like im not homophobic… :\ im ok with gay people but why do you have to shove it in my face… :\

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singawaltz said: I REMEMEMBER STALKING THROUGH THE TAGS OF MY DARYL LOOKING AT RICK AND VICE VERSA PHOTOSET AND THE AMOUNT OF PEOPLE WHO WENT "THAT'S THE BROTP" MADE ME START SEETHING LIKE FIRST OFF HOW DO YOU GET BROTP FROM THIS AT ALL EVEN IF YOU DON'T SHIP IT LIKE IT'S CLEAR THIS IS A PHOTOSET MEANT TO CELEBRATE THE SHIP??? The terms BrOTP and bromance are so fucking GROSS and offensive i regret adding that 'like a brother' to the shane/rick edit without thinking BC IT'S TOTAL BULLSHIT

BLESS YOU I LOVE YOU I LOVE YOU BLESS YOU

IT IS THE GROSSEST SHIT

people who do that are shady af and deliberately being obtuse or are just flat out ignorant and then why can’t they go reblog some of their other shady af brotp shit instead of stuff that is very clearly by shippers for shippers meant as ship shit. PEOPLE WHO DON’T SHIP STRAIGHT SHIPS RARELY REBLOG CLEARLY ROMANTIC THINGS FOR THOSE SHIPS, BUT PEOPLE ALWAYS DO IT FOR QUEER SHIPS, AND WE’RE FUCKING DONE. ALL OF US. EVERY SINGLE ONE.

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HERE IS AN ETYMOLOGY LESSON FOR THE ENTIRETY OF THE WALKING DEAD FANDOM

"BROTP" AND "BROMANCE"

ESPECIALLY WHEN USED TO REFER TO QUEER SHIPS

ARE ROOTED IN THE CONCEPT THAT YOU CANNOT REFER TO A SAME GENDER RELATIONSHIP AS JUST A FRIENDSHIP WITHOUT CLARIFYING THAT IT IS NOT ROMANTIC

IT IS THE IDEA THAT YOU ARE SO WORRIED THAT PEOPLE THINK YOU MEAN IT IN A GAY WAY THAT YOU NEED A SPECIAL WORD FOR IT

THE “BRO” PART IS BECAUSE SOCIETY IS FULL OF WEAK FUCKING BABIES AND MEN ARE PATHETIC WHINY CHILDREN WHO ARE SO AFRAID OF BEING ~~~MISCONSTRUED AS HOMOSEXUAL~~~ THAT THEY MUST MAKE IT EXPLICITLY CLEAR THAT THEIR FRIENDSHIPS ARE PLATONIC, AND THAT THEY CANNOT JUST CALL THEM A “FRIENDSHIP” BECAUSE THEY HAVE MORE FEELINGS THAN A “REGULAR DUDE FRIENDSHIP”, ALMOST LIKE A “ROMANCE” BUT NOT LIKE “IN A GAY WAY” SO YOU SEE IT IS A “BROMANCE”

SO YOU SEE THE WORD BROMANCE IS IN AND OF ITSELF ROOTED IN HOMOPHOBIC SOCIAL PATTERNS

BROTP IS DERIVED FROM THE WORD BROMANCE AND IS IN AND OF ITSELF PROBLEMATIC FOR THE SAME REASON

AND PEOPLE WHO REFUSE TO ACKNOWLEDGE THIS AND REPEATEDLY TAG GRAPHICS WITH “BROTP” AND “BROMANCE” AND IGNORE SHIPPERS OF QUEER SHIPS

AND IGNORE QUEER FANS

WHEN THEY SAY THIS IS PROBLEMATIC

ARE BEING INCREDIBLY FUCKING DISRESPECTFUL AND GROSS AF

AND SHOULD STOP

NOW

people are the ABSOLUTE WORST about adding it to clearly romantic-intended queer ships in this fandom it is the worst in this fandom out of any I have ever been in it is fucking unreal it is the absolute most disgusting thing

there have been graphics that have been clearly intended as romantic or very ship-heavy

if you don’t ship it romantically then you can either not reblog that particular graphic- SOMETHING OTHER HUMAN BEINGS SEEM PERFECTLY CAPABLE OF DOING- or you can reblog it and not feel the need to specify “I like this relationship bUT NOT IN A GAY WAY”

neptxnes:

for the last fucking time representation does not mean shoving in a queer romance. it means acknowledging we fucking exist. it means a girl saying she likes girls. it means a character doing something as simple as checking out their same gender. you don’t have to be in a relationship to be recognized as queer. representation is not and never has been about ‘ships.’ it’s about normality. it’s about existing for a purpose other than a punchline or a god damned ship

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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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truegodofthearena said: Ok so I read your post on queer daryl and believe me, shows can have real sucky queer representation and I can understand the frustration. If you are interested in watching a show which does the opposite and will make everyone really really happy, watch Spartacus. CANON gay couple who are not defined by their sexuality and have the most loving relationship. Agron/Nasir is the pairing. That show knows how to do it RIGHT.

Thank you so much for the suggestion! Queer representation in media is like my total jam so this is aces, I really appreciate your ask (fingers crossed, Daryl will join Tara as out next season!). I’ve heard that Spartacus was a good watch but I wasn’t sure that it had a canon queer couple, this is amazing. Definitely going on my list. Publishing for my followers :)

literally no one should be trying to tell people supportive of queer Daryl in show that they shouldn’t be excited, that it isn’t going to happen, that we’re overreacting, or anything else that makes you into a giant problematic buzzkill.

do you think we don’t know what our chances are? do you think that fans of queer pairings, and even more to the point queer fans themselves, don’t know what fucking hell we go through to get a wink - a nudge - a byline, a toss of subtext, a joke at our expense, a caricature of our identities, an lgbt representative in a cast of dozens? do you think we don’t know that we have been living the life of an ice cube on a sidewalk in July, that the acknowledgement of the possibility alone is more than we ever get from the media that straight people consume and dominate so thoughtlessly?

We FUCKING KNOW. We are discussing it amongst ourselves. We are helping each other brace for the possibilities of disappointment and we are holding onto each other tightly through the elation of this being the closest to canon it has ever been, a glimpse of something that is LITERALLY WORLD CHANGING for us that we can TASTE.

this is not the same as discussing ship possibilities on the show. this is not the same as discussing possible plotlines on the show. this is not the same as discussing politics.

if you tell queer Daryl Dixon fans that it won’t happen, and you are not one of us in a discussion where we know we can trust you to understand exactly what we are going through and the levels of queer erasure that we face and the REAL WORLD consequences of this decision, then you are being problematic and should probably take a step back.

—I do like the extremity of him perhaps being a virgin.

Yeah, totally. You know, a virgin is interesting. I remember Frank Darabont, after the first season, we were at a party in L.A. He said, “I’ve got an idea for Daryl. He’s gay. Would you be interested in that?” I was like, “Let me hear you out.” He said, “Well, he’s prison gay. Like, you’ll catch him looking at a member of the same sex, but if you mention it to him, he’ll just stab you and be like, What the fuck? He will never admit it.” I was like, “That’ll blow minds—let’s do that.” And he said, “I knew I hired you for a reason.”

—And then they fired him.

Had nothing to do with that. But I like playing all these different things. Daryl’s not the type of guy who’s gonna throw somebody up against a tree in the moonlight. I don’t see him as having that kind of confidence. You could drop him off in the middle of the woods with a stick and he’ll come back well fed and doing well, but I don’t think in matters of the heart he’s real secure.

This is the full context of the quote. These are the words out of Norman’s mouth. Every single negative sentence in the print blurb was a massive interpretation on the part of the magazine and doesn’t appear to be citing a single thing Norman said in his interview.

Because what Norman said in his interview is that he and Darabont agreed to play Daryl as queer, and there is nothing else in here to make you think that they ever decided not to.

The heteronormative media continues to ignore words of the people in front of them in favor of their straight interpretation, but a straight interpretation isn’t being talked about here. Pay attention.

Source: http://www.gq.com/entertainment/celebrities/201410/norman-reedus?currentPage=3

In honor of Bisexual Visibility Day (9/23/2014): your casual reminder that Joe Macmillan is Bi As Hell

[Frank Darabont] said, ‘I’ve got an idea for Daryl. He’s gay. Would you be interested in that?’ I was like, ‘Let me hear you out.’ He said, ‘Well, he’s prison gay - like, you’ll catch him looking at a member of the same sex, but if you mention it to him, he’ll just stab you and be like ‘what the fuck?’ - he will never admit it.’ I was like, ‘That’ll blow minds - let’s do that.’ And he said, ‘I knew I hired you for a reason.’
Norman Reedus interviewed in GQ Magazine, October 2014 issue (via dixonaintnobodysbitch)
Reblogged from redneck trash

I feel dizzy I feel dizzy I might be fainting okay

OK so

this doesn’t confirm that Daryl is still being written as/portrayed as gay in the show today sans-Darabont and I want to take a deep breath and stop myself from passing out at my desk and remember that.

but do not let a single fucking person— a single. person.— tell you that this shouldn’t be making you feel like you are NINE THOUSAND PERCENT CLOSER to Daryl coming out in the show; do not let them tell you that Daryl’s coming out is just a vague possibility or a distant, indulgent, ratings game; that you should be ‘realistic’; that he can’t be, or isn’t, or won’t be, that you shouldn’t think so, that you’re wrong.

because it ain’t just this.

it’s this and four seasons of subtext. it’s this and four seasons of no romantic plots with women, no mentions of exes. it’s this and current showrunners underlining that their network would be supportive and the idea has been discussed, not dismissing it as a product of a bygone era. it’s this and Norman Reedus deliberately keeping his interviews from showing a gendered bias by bringing up male co-stars as well as female when discussing sexual relationships, for four seasons. it’s this, and it’s “Daryl isn’t going to love who you expect” and “I feel pretty strongly about it” after season four finished filming. it’s this and Martinez, with their eyes on each others’ mouths, running short of breath, sharing a cigarette. It’s this and “Rick” being the only name Daryl says. It’s this and Daryl not saying “you’re my brother, too”.

holy God I’m going to cry, please let this be actually happening.