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Since I was the driver, Ted drank a good deal during the evening, and he was quite intoxicated when we left at 2 A.M. He was a friendly, relaxed drunk, and he settled into the passenger seat and rambled on and on about the woman at the party who had impressed him so much.
"She’s just what I’ve always wanted. She’s perfect- but she didn’t even notice me…"
And then he fell sound asleep.
When I delivered Ted back to the Rogers’s that night, he was almost comatose, and it took me ten minutes of shaking him and shouting to wake him up. I walked him to the door and said goodnight, smiling as he bumbled in the door and disappeared.

- The Stranger Beside Me, Ann Rule

you know, the subject of anders delivering babies at his clinic comes up a couple of times in game but I never see anyone really talking about it

One thing I never understand is the appeal of m/m relationships to (often) straight girls. It seems like for every TV show, the fangirls always ship two male leads together, but never any female leads. I know it’s fetishization, but I don’t understand why. I really don’t get it. Fetishization based on race is a form of racism, but what is fetishization based on sexuality a form of? Is it homophobia? Sexism? Some combination thereof?

The women in those men’s lives are always vilified and/or erased completely. And the characters only ever date other men. They dated a girl once? Nah, that wasn’t real love, they’re actually gay and now only date men. They’re bi/pan? Still only date men. Wait, you think this girl in the show is dating another girl? Why should I care? They can go be lesbians somewhere else.

Like, what has to go through a person’s mind to justify obsessing over m/m relationships while ignoring potential f/f relationships?

Watching a special on tv about the Sound of Music and I’m mostly watching it for Julie Andrews because I must say, I have never seen that movie before. They talk about how beloved it is and how everyone knows the songs and I’m just sittin’ here wondering why it’s never appealed to me. Even now I’m still not curious, though I do love the scenery and learning the history. Maybe I’m not normal, but oh well.