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When Will We Get A Reveal?

Originally posted by peachybts

Part of me thinks it’s a bit too early to start the countdown clock, as if I can’t let the story unravel on it’s own, but I’ve seen some people here and there already accuse them of being queerbaiters and, I am gonna be blunt here, I think it’s way too early to call them that. But I get the impulse. Fans are used to shows continually not delivering on the promise of canon LGBT characters, so when one who is clearly coded as LGBT isn’t automatically confirmed it’s riot in the streets time. Ok, I am exaggerating here, but you know what I mean. Patience is a virtue, but more than ever it’s time for creators to “put up or shut up.”

I get it. After a while you are sick of the bullshit and want to know if it’s worth your investment. Whether you are simply longing for representation, or think it’s just the logical progression for the characters, it’s so hard to invest in a world where “he/she is totally gay but the writers won’t actually DO it” is the norm.
Personally, I feel that as of right now (and I hope I don’t look back at this someday and feel like a fool) it’s worth the investment. I put out a post on some reasons why I think Mike/Will could and should be canon, but I am gonna go into when I think they could reveal Will being gay and why (and why I don’t think it’s baiting…yet).

We know Will Byers has been coded as gay. It was listed in his character bio/the show bible as having “sexual identity issues” and I’ve seen no evidence of the show altering that. I consider that to be canon, though it’s not a confirmation.
So far Will’s journey has revolved solely around the Upside Down, be it by being kidnapped by the Demogorgon or possessed by the shadow monster. He’s spent so much time being traumatized that his we have barely gotten the chance to even know Will as a person. In the first season he was barely there and in season two he wasn’t himself for a nice chunk of time. The Duffers said they originally wanted “evil Will” a whole lot earlier (I think episode four?). Imagine if they’d gone that route? That’s even less time to get to know Will as the person he is.

Who is Will Byers really? We have had time to dig a little deeper into each character (we even got a look into what made Billy the way he is) but him. We know the basic things–he is gentle and shy and loves to draw–but we are always seeing him through other people’s eyes. We did get a bit of him baring his soul in season two, but it was once again centered around his external trauma at the hands of a monster.

We’ve gotten to know the rest of the gang pretty well, see them progress as characters, see them experience real kid stuff, have crushes, etc. Will has literally not gotten a break or a minute to breathe in two seasons. And that leads me to baiting.

Now when it comes to baiting, the show actually has to dangle that carrot in front of you. Hey look what I have here? You want it? Whoops can’t have it! And so far I have yet to see that from the show. I’ve seen many shows queerbait, either by plots that are targeted to bring in LGBT audiences but ultimately have no pay off and go nowhere, to media campaigns designed to peak the interest of the audience with the promise of representation. But so far I’ve yet to see that from the show, and the threads of Will being gay are still there. It hasn’t been dropped, and more evidence keeps being thrown into the mix.

To me the coding of Will so far has been nothing more than a subtle, gradual laying down of the foundation of who this character is, so when they get to the point in the story where it’s natural it would be revealed, it makes sense. And so far I don’t think it’s been the right time, story wise, for Will to sit back and say “Hey guys, I think I am gay.” We are simply not at the point in the story where it comes into play. But I think we will get there. Every writer plots out their story, outlines how to get from point A to B and major points in between. I believe that Will being gay is an important point, and that if the Duffers are good writers, they will have already mapped out the perfect time to add that into the equation.

That leads me into season three. The Duffers are quoted as saying that they want to delve more into character development and deal with teenage coming of age stories. This makes me think there will finally be some movement on this front. I don’t know how much, because I don’t know the overarching plan for the series, but it just makes sense. Will needs to be developed more and I think series three, at the very least, will do this. It would be silly not to. The gang is growing up, very likely being in high school, and stuff like sexuality is going to start to become unavoidable if you want to tell “coming of age” stories. High school is when most people start to date or at least like someone *like that*, and as it was very obvious ( I think the most overt it’s been) at the dance that Will was not happy about dancing with a girl, the show is going to have to address the whole love interest thing for him.

Think about it. Every character in this show so far has had one. Mike, El, Lucas and Dustin, Hopper (you know he’s in love with Joyce), Joyce, Nancy, Jonathan, Steve, even the new characters of Max and Billy had some action or flirtation. Literally everyone but Will, and I think you can’t go down that road with him without the subject of “is he gay” coming up. At the very least, I suspect the audience will be made to wonder just what his sexuality is next season and why he’s never “liked” anyone or had a love interest (unless he’s had one all along *wink wink*).

And I wonder, does Will even realize he is gay? He’s such a question mark. I suspect that he does, going by the “freak” comments about himself, but we don’t know for sure. I am curious to see how they handle that.

Basically I hope that series three is when we really get to know him. I feel like this could be part of the reason they’ve held off on a Mike/El/Will scene. Maybe it will give us too much insight into him (and into who he might like) so they’ve put it off till it was the right time to focus on that.

As for Mike being bi, well that is a hell of a lot more ambiguous and up to personal interpretation so far. There have definitely been some hmmm moments but I am more cautious here. I am more a wait and see on this, and I suspect that any clear evidence on that will revolve around Will’s revelation. I.E that if and when Will comes out, we may see more overt signs that Mike is not so straight either. Or maybe we won’t. I just am not as confident on that.

In the end I believe that we will get confirmation that Will is gay by the end of the series. Of course I hope for sooner, but I have reasons to believe it may not be 100% confirmed till near the end( r.e. a David Harbour quote that I saw and reblogged today and found verrrry interesting and tinhatty). I am confident though that there will be more overt signs next season that not only clue in more of the audience, but move the story, and his character growth, along in a natural way.

I don’t want to hype people up unnecessarily, but I am just optimistic about it, and this is what I see in the show. What do you think? When do you think we will get a reveal?


Day 6: Love interest
Kaidan Alenko & Natalia Shepard

“Whatever happens, I’ll have your back…”

“I know you will..”

“Yea… You have nice ass. Worth of saving…”

“…You cannot be serious…”

“Why? Crying over us won’t change a thing… And that ass is worth living for… Same as you..”

“…Just…Come back alive…”

“I will… I won’t let Vega or Cortez to take that ass from me…”

“Shepard, please stop with ass jokes..”

“Fine… grumpyass

anonymous asked:

They say falling in love is grandiose and wonderful, but falling in love with you was like jumping within a rose bush. Your beauty blinded me from realizing you loved another. Oh how those barbs wound. But the beauty of falling within your attention was worth the pain of knowing you could never see me as more than another passerby who wanted to witness your beauty. I️ would never change my choice, as falling in love with you was grandiose, for I️ did not jump into your thorns I️ dived willingly.

Catch me with that gay shit 👌🏻

To "ugly" guy

Look at it this way, you’re enjoying life, doing what you want and being the person you want to be. If I was a self conscious woman who had to apply layers of makeup every time I left the house, I’d be repulsed too; out of jealousy.

Relationships come and go. Some stay and some don’t. Maybe none of them will. But you’ll always have yourself and your sense of self esteem to look after. You seem like you know your worth, so why bother taking any deductions to it because of someone else’s shallow perception?

If someone truly values you as a person, they’ll look past your appearance. I can’t imagine anything good coming from a superficial connection based off of physicality anyways.

I’m not advocating you go full Sandman and give up on trying for a relationship, but don’t try too hard. Be yourself and I mean your actual self, not what you think anyone else would want you to be. Keep in mind getting a relationship is only half the battle, the other half is trying to maintain it. If you try to press it too much, you’ll be tired to even accomplish the second half.

If you really feel this is something you need to accomplish, try networking with girls that hold similar interests. This isn’t going to be where you get your relationship from, but girls talk to one another. Get to know them, and let them know you if you’re comfortable with it. They may have a friend in a similar predicament and they can set you two up.

In short, you know your own worth. Don’t let any stares or looks from others take that away from you, because who knows what imperfections they are hiding themselves. You may be “ugly” on the outside, but you can fix that by hitting the gym, being a personable guy and attaining success. You can’t fix an ugly person when it’s on the inside, so keep out the ugly and more importantly keep your chin up. Don’t let those around you dictate the enjoyment you get out of your one and only life.

Wishing you the best.


No matter how much you miss a toxic person, please don’t ever contact them again.. please. Don’t. It’s not worth it, you will be sad again regardless of the many times they told u it wouldn’t be that way anymore. You deserve nothing but happiness and it is not them.. You don’t ever need to feel drained and exhausted over a person

Real love will find u

If your argument against gun control goes like this “what if a bad guy has a gun I need one to defend myself” then you’re already stating that a gun is a threat to the safety of those nearby. You’re tickling your ego by thinking you with your gun will be faster and smarter than the bad guy and frankly my life is not worth testing out your bullshit attitude. You already know guns are bad, you just think you with a gun is better. If they shoot you or you shoot them that’s the same number of people killed. You still believe guns are dangerous you just wanna feel cool idk what to tell you champ just stop sniffing the glue.

I’m not the girl your mother warns you about.
I won’t kiss your best friend or break your heart.
I won’t make you choose between what you love to do & me.
I’m not cold. I’m not reckless.

I’m the girl your father mentions when your mom’s not around.
I’m the girl that gets away.

I will love you more than anything.
I will kiss you when you cry.
I will stand by your side until you decide otherwise.

And you’re just like your father, so you will.

You’ll let me go & I won’t look back,
But you will.
I promise you, you will.

I’m that girl.

Be confident with who you are and if you find you are in the company of those who cannot see how great you are, don’t be afraid to cut them off, okay?

Please, keep looking. Not for a person, but for your passion, your love, your courage, your goals, your dreams, your happiness, yourself. Keep looking. Explore yourself before you explore another. Know your worth, know yourself. Only then will you know what you need over what you want. You need yourself to become your own.

Be alone. Eat alone, take yourself on dates, sleep alone. In the midst of this you will learn about yourself. You will grow, you will figure out what inspires you, you will curate your own dreams, your own beliefs, your own stunning clarity, and when you do meet the person who makes your cells dance, you will be sure of it, because you are sure of yourself.
—  make sure you know yourself :))