Perhaps if gay couples and characters were better represented in comics, fans (both male and female, gay and straight) wouldn’t feel the need to pair otherwise straight-appearing characters.
But as the big players in the comics industry still cater primarily to the white, straight, male demographic…we won’t be testing that theory any time soon.
So calm down. Fandom isn’t hurting anyone. You don’t see us actively vilifying your heterosexual couples.
And remember - every time you argue about homosexuality on the Internet, a Rick Santorum gets its wings.
(Disclaimer: yes, there are a lot of orientations and pairings not represented here. This is not meant to offend. If you want to see a pairing that is not here, drop me an ask <3)
one of the things about fandom that will never stop baffling me is why people think anyone else cares why they don’t like a particular pairing. i’d much rather hear about why you do like what you like, whether or not it’s a pairing i’m into or not. i want to hear what inspires you and makes your heart feel pinched, and makes you stay up too late reading story after story, and makes you go out and spend too much money on your canon source of choice.
i mean, i could make a list of all the things i DON’T like in the entire world (Brussels sprouts, centipedes, The Beatles, [infinity]) and spend six hours a day doing it for the rest of my life and it would never end, and it would just make me think about all those things i don’t like, and use up time i could spend on things i DO like, and it wouldn’t make one lick of difference because all those things would still exist and all the people who like them would still like them.
so maybe i’ll just use my time to write stories about the characters and pairings i do like, and talk about them with other people who also like them, and read a whole lot of stories about them, and leave nearly incoherent comments of joy for other people who create things about them.
maybe i’ll just do that instead.
(OMG how cute are these drawings? <3 <3 <3)
THIS. (also, reblogging for “tonysexual” ad;fdskgdfg)