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Totally Relatable by Kaxen6 Totally Relatable by Kaxen6
Every time someone suggests there should/could be more homosexual characters in video game land, someone pops up and makes some quip to the effect of "I can't sympathize/empathize/relate to/like any gay character" (which I sort of hope they don't apply to real life to that same extent because switching that statement to real humans sounds sort of like saying anything a homosexual person feels doesn't exist to the person making the statement or putting homosexuals in such a category of "otherness" that they're not human).

It baffles me a little (...and there's always one person who assumes that what people mean by adding gays to video games means every video game would have a token gay for some bizarre reason...).

Especially since video games are well... on account some of them are wish fulfillment for omnicidal maniacs, others are crazy-ass how-is-this-not-made-on-drugs fantasies, and so much random crap... but somehow a guy who fancies guys is that INCOMPREHENSIBLY FOREIGN and MORALLY OBJECTIONABLE.

I dunno...
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tzigany Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2010  Student General Artist
*facepalm storm*
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TakataCheroki Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm right there with you...
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Arriadna15 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2010
Agreed.
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pandarune Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2010
Do you watch the Extra Credit series on the Escapist? They did an episode this week pretty much all about this.
[link]
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Kaxen6 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2010   General Artist
Yeah. I watch Extra Credits.
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Biotype Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
After readin' this... I'm keeping my copy of GodHand.
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Scorpiu5 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2010  Student Digital Artist
someone was watching extra credits yesterday. I still agree with your point though.
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kimarous Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2010
Skitty-On-Wailord Action? Somebody's a fan of TV Tropes. :)

Yeah, I don't get the "I don't relate to gays" argument either. I can understand people who don't want it shoved in their faces, but the mere presence of homosexuality doesn't automatically make things bad. In Dragon Age, Zevran hit on my character and, following a polite rejection, he didn't press the matter. If he persisted no matter what, it would bug me, but given that he doesn't, I'm fine with it.

Still, it is amusing to see the horrified reactions of people who unwittingly romance him...

:ohnoes: "HE SAID IT WAS A MASSAGE!" :ohnoes:
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Journei Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Excellent come back. Show that guy whose boss! Yay!
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deathstrikesquirrel Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2010
I mean, everyone can relate to stripper witches who summon demons.
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