swear to god if some 17yr old whose blog is just full of porn makes a post making up some new rules for which members of the lgbtqia community are ALLOWED to self-identify as queer everyone fuckin reblogs it and is like “omg my bad ur so right im sorry for calling myself q*eer when im only a lesbian!” because nobody on this goddamn website can form a complete opinion for themselves
Can I be honest? I feel a little bad sometimes that I like yoi because it's yaoi and I read somewhere that yaoi, in itself, is homophobic, which makes sense to me, because, it's targeted towards girls who, presumably, fetishize gay men. But I didn't know what yaoi was when I started to watch yoi, I had only learned of the term much more recently. I watched yoi because, being a queer female, I was desperate for gay content. Does that make me homophobic then, for watching and enjoying yoi?
Never feel bad about watching yoi, which isn’t a yaoi/porn anyway lmao obviously. It’s just got a gay couple instead of a straight one and just like i (gay male) ship my straight pairings in Doctor Who, i don’t see why straight girls and boys can’t ship a gay pairing?
What are all the characters full names? I understand some you might not be able to tell yet which is fine. Im trying to make a sims family and my biggest problem rn is I dont know how to spell ginos last name
Gay Spaghetti Chef, Gino Fratelli, Khonjin igiul Jr. III, if you need a full name for dumbass honestly just use Bobby Childs
Have you seen the sweet debate? Do you think tumblr focuses too much on the same sex relationships in Shakespeare and not overarching play? Just wanted your opinion you don't have to answer.
I did see the Discourse, which like all Tumblr Discourse is at some level hilarious. “As I said above, ‘sweet’ can’t be interpreted as gay code because straight characters use it too” is probably the funniest sentence I’ve ever read. Delightfully 1970s reactionary academia.
Do I think sweet is “gay code” as the blogger so delightfully put it? (Really gotta get somebody to tell me these secret gay codes one day) I don’t know, but I think (like @leeks-is-good said) it’s a complex word that does have certain connotations and great Shakespearean academics have built a lot more on a lot less. I don’t think the bloggers against it had any argument, which is why they tried to distract from it by attacking fandom trends. And trying to build your case that “sweet is used by straight people too” by claiming Henry V is straight doesn’t really help your argument.
Do I think the tumblr fandom focuses “too much” on queer interpretations and relationships? Well, I was the student worker in charge of compiling every single academic paper on Shakespeare written in the world over the past five decades. Of the thousands and thousands I looked at, there were maybe a few dozen, a hundred at most, that discussed a queer interpretation of Shakespeare in any sort of serious way. If the Shakespeare fandom, filled primarily with young, queer, educated academics, wants to focus on and find evidence for queer interpretations…I believe any “too much” is completely offset by the “none at all” of professional publications.
If you hate queer interpretations bc you feel like that’s all you ever hear about, talk to an established Shakespearean. Pick up literally any academic journal. Go outside for five minutes. I can promise you that you won’t find anything gay there. In the meantime, sit down, shut the fuck up, and don’t claim to believe in Foucaultian author theory then immediately whine/argue that Shakespeare did or didn’t do anything “on purpose.” 💅
i know i was being Somewhat Anti-Gay, and also buying into the shamelessly lazy tradition of pretending that meaningful art and gay art are two totally non intersecting spheres for the sole purpose of stroking my own Internet Bard Ego™, but theres no reason to be rude about it
shoot it was supporsed to have a part one??? whoops its pretty much just jo not knowing anything about ksising and hes really nervous the first time him and mitch kiss and mitch is all sweet and reassuring and joey is all cute and u know the drill its gay and perfect
NO I JUST THOUGHT TUMBLR DELETED UR PART ONE
and um?? holy shit this is really cute I like this
let's make the gay really subtle and not distract from the story line
Just make the opening a little gayer and have Viktor touch Yuri a bunch, but in a teasing flirting way. We don't want to go overboard
Let's just straight up have Viktor ask to be Yuri's lover. That should get everyone on the same page
Make them kiss ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
They're still??? not??? convinced??? After that? Ok, so this time do like a really big dramatic airport scene where they run at each other and Yuri uses the same words as a proposal to ask Viktor to stay with him. But still keep it subtle. We're going For sub-context here to let the audience figure it out.
FUCK IT! FUCK IT! PUT ENGAGEMENT RINGS ON THOSE BOYS! PUT YURI ON A G O D D A M N STRIPPER POLE!!! HAVE YURI HANG ON VIKTOR LIKE A DRUNK KOALA AND HUMP HIM LIKE A DOLPHIN!! SHOW THE EXACT MOMENT VIKTOR FALLS IN LOVE WITH YURI. YURI. AND. VIKTOR. ARE. GAY.