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How about no? Queer characters are humans. Humans die. That’s like me saying “Don’t kill black or Hispanic characters because I’m black and Hispanic or because they’re black and hispanic”. Characters die. It sucks.
Yes, it does suck. Because representation of minority groups matters. When queer characters are consistently used to prop up straight leads and killed off to give their straight counter-parts angsty storylines, it is a problem.
And yes, it is actually very much like saying “don’t kill black or Latin@ characters.” Because those groups also suffer from issues of representation.
It’s not that queer characters should never ever die. It’s that we haven’t yet reached a point where that one queer character’s death (and it’s not just one) is incidental because there are so many other queer characters on the screen.
Shows like Orange is the New Black, Sleepy Hollow, How to Get Away with Murder, and Brooklyn Nine-Nine all have multiple POC in lead roles. But there is much further to go.
Stephanie Beatriz (who plays Rosa Diaz on Brooklyn Nine-Nine) wrote about how she was shocked to even get the role because a Latina actress (Melissa Fumero who plays Amy Santiago) had already been cast. How messed up is that?
LGBTQ+ representation is arguably even worse. In fact, the only show I can think of that is currently on air that has more than one main queer character is Orange is the New Black. (Correct me if I’m wrong. Please.) And bisexual characters are even rarer than gay & lesbian characters. Not to mention the bisexual erasure that happens, when a character who has previously had feelings-for-or-relationships-with people of one gender, begins to have feelings-for-or-a-relationship-with someone of another gender, and is declared to have “become” gay without even acknowledging the possibility that their sexuality is more fluid than that. (Willow “gay now” Rosenberg from Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and Ramona “it was just a phase” Flowers from Scott Pilgrim both spring to mind.)
GLAAD in their Hollywood survey pointed out “that studios seemed ‘reluctant’ to include LGBT characters in comic book adaptations and action franchises" in particular. Hmm.
On Agents of SHIELD, we had two in-charge, incredible, fierce lesbian agents who were both killed off for shock value & possibly Hunter’s angst, who weren’t even given the screen time to establish their sexualities or relationship.
On Arrow, we had a kick-ass, powerful, inspiring, bisexual hero who was literally thrown away in the garbage to further Oliver’s angst and to fuel Laurel’s evolution into Black Canary.
I say again, STOP KILLING QUEER CHARACTERS.
ALLLLLLL OF THIS ^^^^^^^^^^^^
Also let’s not forget that Black Canary explicitly was not labeled bisexual because the writers and producers "really wanted to approach it like not be salacious, and be sensitive, and be realistic."
“‘studios seemed ‘reluctant’ to include LGBT characters in comic book adaptations and action franchises’ in particular.”
what the ever loving FUCK
If killing one queer character/character of color/character who is a positive representation of their religion/etc. means literally reducing the number of available characters by 10% or more (usually more), THEY SHOULD NOT HAVE BEEN AN OPTION FOR THE CHOPPING BLOCK.
So according to these two
The actual team rocket motto is
To infect the world with devastation,
To blight all peoples in every nation.
To denounce the goodness of truth and love,
To extend our wrath to the stars above
Team Rocket circling Earth all day and night,
Surrender to us now or you’ll surely lose the fight!
And the fact that Jesse and James get it wrong and make it positive says a whole fucking lot about their personalities.
no but people who don’t like pacific rim because it wasn’t logical or scientifically accurate like
we don’t care
it is an homage to that genre. the original godzilla was a dude clearly in a rubber suit stomping cardboard tokyo and we were supposed to just accept that. pacific rim is a movie where a government council sat around like “what are we gonna do about these giant aliens coming from the ocean?”
"let’s build equally giant robots to punch them in the face"
"yes perfect" and like, that was of course the logical response because it’s friggin cool
mako didn’t use the sword because she had to wait until the perfect cinematic moment to do so
this movie is a love letter to painfully dumb action movies, but it is also one of the smartest movies i’ve ever seen. it’s just telling a story in a different way. instead of having audience vehicle main character explain everything to us, the movie shows you a world and asks you to accept its premise, and then lets you discover the story yourself.
this movie glorifies platonic love and familial bonds, this movie is about how we as people are stronger together, that it’s not one lone hero guy who can save the world, but the unity of all of us. it’s about the sheer unmitigated gall of humanity- “fuck this noise, we’re canceling the apocalypse!” it’s about the stupid dumb loud optimism that looks at the world and wants it to better, demands it be better, and does so with fists of steel.
it’s bombast and noise and i love it to bits so shut up and sit down and let me enjoy my giant robots punching giant monsters in the face okay?
#giant robots vs. giant monsters from the ocean is the filmy superficial setting #but then you start to care about the people inside these robots; you start to care about who they are and where they’ve come from #and you see how important different kinds of bonds are and that’s what made this movie so powerful #even in the midst of chaos and strife humanity chooses to believe in itself #literally i get emotional about pacific rim every single day #unflinching resolve and optimism collectively holding the world together #humanity puts its hearts and souls into building these robots and that’s why they win (via neuralbridge)
First, it’s “fuckboy is a slur against trans people” and now people are saying “Nooooo, fuckboy first started with the ‘en garde fuckboy’ meme/skeleton war” like…
wrong Wrong WRONG!
Fuckboy is AAVE (African-American Vernacular English).
Fuckboy means a person (most often a man) that ain’t shit.
Fuckboy is a more acceptable term for the OTHER one we use because the OTHER one is not something that anyone other than black people should be using
but that don’t stop y’all either.
Fuckboy PREDATES tumblr by a LOT of fucking years. Just because some of you first heard it on here doesn’t mean it didn’t exist before then.
And now I need y’all asses to take the Niña, the Pinta, and the Santa Maria on out of here because Columbusing ain’t cute and yet this is exactly what y’all are doing.
Stop appropriating our words that we’ve used for years and running them so far into the fucking ground in mere weeks with your misinformed bullshit and incorrect overuse that we can’t even stand to look at them anymore let alone speak them.
You’ve done enough.
sebastian stan + chris evans surprised by their own mildly gay responses
I like how Seb is questioning his choice mid-sentence and then looks disgusted with himself and Chris is just like HELL YEAH I’D GO GAY FOR HEMSWORTH idc.
you can just see sebastian thinking though like ‘why did i say that whywhywhy they’re never going to let this go’