For you and SNA's thoughts re: Erik not liking you -- if it helps any, with gay rights and mutant rights being such close parallels, any gay fan might "translate" into the X-Men universe as a mutant! (Alas that I am straight, but I don't think I'm Brotherhood material anyway.)
Oh, good point! I mean, that “coming out” scene in X2 with Bobby’s parents was perhaps the least subtle metaphor I’ve ever seen lol.
(I’m straight too, so he’d kill me anyway, but you’re a turtle, so I think he’d spare you :) (Though now I’m thinking about Erik having a pet turtle and it’s making me giggle XD He keeps it with him in his super secret Brotherhood base and dotes on it when no one is looking. One time, a new recruit makes fun of his turtle and learns very swiftly that there are stiff consequences for doing so because Erik’s turtle is the best goddamn turtle in the entire world, thank you very much.))