So I’ve responded to this in the form of asks but I thought I’d do it directly.
So my post was more talking about how Turdina impacted the trans marco theory, not how it could be perceived and honestly I totally agree with you guys. It wasn’t done well, it could have been handled in a much less problematic way.
One thing I would like to say is that I absolutely agree with @u-n-f-e-z-a-n-t (who I for some reason can’t tag properly?) in saying that if they don’t actually go further with trans marco after this episode, I’m going to be incredibly pissed. Because at the time of making this episode the svtfoe team knew about us, knew that lots of us are trans girls looking for representation and if this isn’t a way to provide more concrete trans marco stuff then this episode was designed to refute this theory and that my friends, is a fucking problem.
Now I’m not saying that Marco has to be trans just because we want it, but if they wanted to refute the theory then there were a shittonne of better ways to do it, ways that were not so problematic. Another thing is that they didn’t have to refute it. Up until now we were sitting in this very happy medium where our theory was canon enough to be satisfying, but not canon enough to disrupt the general audience. All they had to do was neither confirm nor deny and keep dropping us hints and everyone would have been happy.
but princess turdina threw a spanner in the works, they created a situation that would be fine AS LONG AS it was the beginning of a proper trans story arc for marco but if it’s not…
Well if it’s not it’s fucking cruel.