So I just learned @hetcharacteroftheday is an actual blog that actually exists that people actually put effort into which is kind of..baffling.. But I’m not even mad because at least none of the mods are straight, so yknow, if they really wanna do this they totally can but it just.. It’s so confusng to me?
Like… Straight/cis/abled/etc “headcanons” aren’t really… headcanons. They aren’t treated like headcanons. You cannot fucking deny that they’re just. Not treated as such. Your headcanon is your fun theory you hope is true but probably isn’t, and you’ll get a lot of fun-killers trying to make you “prove” or “have a reason” for them
(ESPECIALLY in the context of orientation and gender which is infuriating because they don’t work like that shitlord!! you can’t PROVE someone is cishet cause well they act a certain way cause that’s stereotyping and shitty!!!!!!!! unless they outright say they’re that orientation/gender cmon)
But like… Cishet “headcanons” are not talked about, discussed, and critiqued the way non-cishet headcanons are. They’re held to a WAY lower standard. You know why? Because people ASSUME cishet. Always. Not just in fiction too, which is the real kicker.
Non-cishet headcanon blogs are great because they provide a space for mogai kids to talk about relatable characters and headcanons without having to have fucking intellectually debates with straight ppl about it or being grilled about it. If you want to NOT be grilled for assuming what 90% of the fandom aLREADY ASSUMES ABOUT MOST CHARACTERS (that they’re cishet) JUST!! TALK TO 99% OF THE FANDOM!!
tl;dr: cishet headcanons are only ever brought up to shit on mogai headcanons, in the same breath and often by the same people who use all lives matter and thin pride and shit. So…..why make a blog….catering to those shitty people? I’m baffled.