heteros spend their whole lives calling everything they hate “gay” but now that actual gay ppl are using it as a fun harmless joke to describe things we enjoy it’s suddenly “not everything’s gay guys geez!!1!1!!11!” thats cool
I hate how lgbt people can’t just exist as themselves without straight people questioning it.
You’re a gay man who enjoys style and “girly” things? You’ll get straight girls wanting you to be their gay best friend and go shopping with you. Then you’ll get blamed when you get upset about being treated that way because you “shouldn’t have acted the stereotype if you didn’t want to be treated that way” even though you were just being who you are.
You’re a lesbian woman who doesn’t really fall in with any of the lesbian stereotypes? You’ll get “well you don’t really look like a lesbian.”
You’re a non binary person who doesn’t present totally androgynous and you lean more feminine or masculine? You’ll get people questioning your identity and telling you you’re “making it up for attention” because you don’t fall into their definition of a non binary person.
Lgbt people’s lives don’t revolve around the stereotypes you’ve made for us. We’re more than that. We’re allowed to just be who we are without “perpetuating stereotypes” or “not being lgbt enough”.
“I hate you,” Andrew said casually. He took a last long drag from his cigarette and flicked it off the roof. “You were supposed to be a side effect of the drugs.” “I’m not a hallucination,” Neil said, nonplussed. “You are a pipe dream,” Andrew said.”
THIS is one of the core messages of the series that I connect with really strongly, and I adore that it comes up so early.
In so many other stories someone will die to protect someone else and it’s treated like a great and noble thing - and yes, protecting others is always worthwhile, but if you die in the process you defeat the entire purpose. One of you is still dying, and destroying the other person emotionally in the process.
It’s the kind of message you don’t expect in a story about ninjas who are trained to kill without holding back, and yet this is EXACTLY the story it should be in. Throwing your life away serves a short time goal, but it devalues your life so much in the process - and how does that help the other person, who wanted very much for you to keep on living?
YOU BOTH GOTTA SURVIVE OR IT’S NOT A WORTHWHILE ENDING.