2011-01-14 00:46 (UTC)
I know these writers (not just Robinson, but just about anyone writing today who doesn't specifically do queer/gay-themed work) mean well and I really don't think they do mean to write things that are homophobic but at the same time, I really wish they would remember that /readers can't see into their heads/. We as an audience only get what they give us and if you give us A GAY GUY SKINNED AND USED AS A RUG it is right and good that people should stop and look at that and go HOLD THE FUCKING PHONE, WHAT IS THIS?
I think it's great that Robinson has been working on a longer character arch for Tasmanian Devil, but it's annoying that he's acting butthurt when people are reasonably upset over a fairly degrading death for a character. Sorry, but unless you have a fucking spotless track record for writing about gay characters, you have to accept as a writer that you don't get the benefit of the doubt because more often than not, giving the benefit of the doubt isn't warranted. Things are just as bad as they seem.
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