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An individual whos personality is defined by their sexuality....

#41VordraxPosted 7/3/2014 1:10:42 PM
It's a funny world we live in where large corporations can exploit serious lifestyle choices purely for monetary gain and are applauded for being progressive, while an individual can say that they would prefer intercourse of one kind or another staying out of their video games and be considered an evil person.
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#42JuliafanAMPosted 7/3/2014 1:17:46 PM
It brings down the medium because anything that is lazily or poorly designed does. In most cases though crappy things tend to repel people, but shallow gay characters for some reason attract tumblr nuts who latch onto it because it's progressive, and then they stir up s***storms everywhere else because they're vultures who feed off of other people's misery.

You would be amazed what idiots can do. You are not the average person, you can see through that kind of bulls***, but I swear to god I have seen people defend Mass Effect 3 (and by extension its ending) by saying I hate gay people. That's a level of insanity I can't fathom.


There has always been and is always going to be crap to shift through. There's more video games today, so there's going to more stuff that doesn't appeal to people. With this, it's wait and see for me.

As for the tumblr... enthusiasts. Sometimes their hearts are in the right place but they (like most people) don't express themselves well. From what I gather, it's mostly young girls. They'll grow out of it. /shrugs

People do jump to conclusions a lot. But GFaqs doesn't represent the average person anyway. I wouldn't take their comments too seriously.
#43Nineteen99Posted 7/3/2014 1:22:07 PM
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#44VordraxPosted 7/3/2014 1:24:32 PM
Buburibon posted...
I see where you're coming from, Wyze, but I'm afraid it's not quite that simple when your sexuality's had a major impact on how you chose (or were forced to) live your life. Question, have you already relocated to B.C.? As I'm sure you already know, the LGBT community here in Vancouver is pretty significant, and I'd say a great number of them do “wear their sexuality on the outside" for good reason.

Sadly, the horror stories of having to endure hell being discriminated, physically assaulted/abused and humiliated, ridiculed and shunned by family and "friends" are too common here. Many have had to change their legal names and leave their hometowns, provinces, and even countries in order to seek acceptance elsewhere and avoid persecution (sometimes death). So, my point is that it's fairly easy to understand why some would define themselves as LGBT first, because, after all, they've spent their lives fighting for the right to be just who they are. Besides, everyone knows it's the life that you lead that defines who you are... yeah, that's my two cents on this subject. :-)


Check this out:

http://www.batteredmen.com/

Now realize that most people who see a man getting abused in public find it amusing.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u3PgH86OyEM

I doubt I need a link to illustrate that the overwhelming majority of violence in video games directed at humans is directed at males. Where's the swell of people pushing for this to be changed? "That's just the way it is." It's acceptable. I guarantee you mention violence against men as being as big of a social issue as LGBT acceptance and people will treat you like an idiot. The selective outrage machine, indeed.
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#45WyzeGye(Topic Creator)Posted 7/3/2014 1:26:02 PM
Buburibon posted...
I see where you're coming from, Wyze, but I'm afraid it's not quite that simple when your sexuality's had a major impact on how you chose (or were forced to) live your life. Question, have you already relocated to B.C.? As I'm sure you already know, the LGBT community here in Vancouver is pretty significant, and I'd say a great number of them do “wear their sexuality on the outside" for good reason.

Sadly, the horror stories of having to endure hell being discriminated, physically assaulted/abused and humiliated, ridiculed and shunned by family and "friends" are too common here. Many have had to change their legal names and leave their hometowns, provinces, and even countries in order to seek acceptance elsewhere and avoid persecution (sometimes death). So, my point is that it's fairly easy to understand why some would define themselves as LGBT first, because, after all, they've spent their lives fighting for the right to be just who they are. Besides, everyone knows it's the life that you lead that defines who you are... yeah, that's my two cents on this subject. :-)


I see what you're saying bubs, and no I haven't made it out there yet, probably won't for some time now, still stuck on the prairies. But I did most of my growing up on salt spring island so I know exactly what you're talking about.

You have to agree that there's a difference between activism and attention seeking. I feel that this is the latter and it's not hard to spot the difference in a face to face interaction either.
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#46king_gimpyPosted 7/3/2014 1:26:33 PM
If the character is wholly fleshed out and just happens to be gay I'm fine with it. If it adds to his backstory fine.

If he turns out to be a character that is nothing more than walking gay stereotypes who has to remind us every 5 seconds he's gay, no thank you.

I'm bisexual myself and really wish they didn't put a huge emphasis on a gay character being gay. They're gay, it's part of life, just treat it as no big deal.

But since their writers also think this is a good character bio, I'm not holding out hope:

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#47FLAWLESSCROWNSPosted 7/3/2014 1:27:17 PM
I agree. Straight or otherwise.

The heterosexual version of an overly effeminate male would be some Jersey Shore type of man. Both are bad.
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#48HighOnPhazonPosted 7/3/2014 1:32:51 PM
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#49BuburibonPosted 7/3/2014 1:37:25 PM
WyzeGye posted...
Buburibon posted...
I see where you're coming from, Wyze, but I'm afraid it's not quite that simple when your sexuality's had a major impact on how you chose (or were forced to) live your life. Question, have you already relocated to B.C.? As I'm sure you already know, the LGBT community here in Vancouver is pretty significant, and I'd say a great number of them do “wear their sexuality on the outside" for good reason.

Sadly, the horror stories of having to endure hell being discriminated, physically assaulted/abused and humiliated, ridiculed and shunned by family and "friends" are too common here. Many have had to change their legal names and leave their hometowns, provinces, and even countries in order to seek acceptance elsewhere and avoid persecution (sometimes death). So, my point is that it's fairly easy to understand why some would define themselves as LGBT first, because, after all, they've spent their lives fighting for the right to be just who they are. Besides, everyone knows it's the life that you lead that defines who you are... yeah, that's my two cents on this subject. :-)


I see what you're saying bubs, and no I haven't made it out there yet, probably won't for some time now, still stuck on the prairies. But I did most of my growing up on salt spring island so I know exactly what you're talking about.

You have to agree that there's a difference between activism and attention seeking. I feel that this is the latter and it's not hard to spot the difference in a face to face interaction either.


Sure, the LGBT "activist" who publicly accused me of being a homophobe for not being able to find pleasure when faced with graphic displays of gay sexuality (gay porn), fits the very definition of extremist attention seeking scum of the Earth. Yeah, definitely.
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#50BuburibonPosted 7/3/2014 1:42:42 PM
Vordrax posted...
Buburibon posted...
I see where you're coming from, Wyze, but I'm afraid it's not quite that simple when your sexuality's had a major impact on how you chose (or were forced to) live your life. Question, have you already relocated to B.C.? As I'm sure you already know, the LGBT community here in Vancouver is pretty significant, and I'd say a great number of them do “wear their sexuality on the outside" for good reason.

Sadly, the horror stories of having to endure hell being discriminated, physically assaulted/abused and humiliated, ridiculed and shunned by family and "friends" are too common here. Many have had to change their legal names and leave their hometowns, provinces, and even countries in order to seek acceptance elsewhere and avoid persecution (sometimes death). So, my point is that it's fairly easy to understand why some would define themselves as LGBT first, because, after all, they've spent their lives fighting for the right to be just who they are. Besides, everyone knows it's the life that you lead that defines who you are... yeah, that's my two cents on this subject. :-)


Check this out:

http://www.batteredmen.com/

Now realize that most people who see a man getting abused in public find it amusing.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u3PgH86OyEM

I doubt I need a link to illustrate that the overwhelming majority of violence in video games directed at humans is directed at males. Where's the swell of people pushing for this to be changed? "That's just the way it is." It's acceptable. I guarantee you mention violence against men as being as big of a social issue as LGBT acceptance and people will treat you like an idiot. The selective outrage machine, indeed.


True, so true, and shocking to say the least. Thanks for the links, I'll bookmark them. The video illustrates the issue very well.
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