ITT: Post characters (good or bad) that were created solely because a room full of people thought "Well, we dont wan't people thinking that _____ is gay, do we?"
This one and her sisters.
When they were first introduced, they were shitty gender-swapped clones
In the 80s /90s they were shitty clones with a speck of difference
Now they are shitty gender-swapped clones: CGI edition
She's literally bugs with tits. She feels so forced because bugs has always seemed like a solo-bachelor character and now all of a sudden he's playing basketball with this fluffy tailed rule 63 character who was made in a board room. I dont think she's a bad character whatsoever, but the motives behind why she exists are kinda obvious.
Now they're shitty gender swapped CGI clones that sing Beyonce. How horrid.
>She's literally Bugs with tits.
Bugs with tits is Bugs himself
Sure. I always thought Bugs makes an attractive woman.
All the other female characters seemed to have an actual purpose for existing other than to kiss her male counterpart in the season one finale.
She was pretty fun at first, and when the main crew was she, CJ, Mordechai, and Rigby, they had a good dynamic going for a bit.
Fucking "Mar-Gar-Et", though. Ugh. What a cancer. At least the worst Eileen became was a bit too self-inserty. Margaret is like a birdwoman-shaped black hole of charisma, boring unto herself and draining the interesting bits out of any character or episode in close proximity to her.
That was a small section of ignorable faggots for a show that is barely a blip on the radar. I love it, but it's not like TMNT where you can't have a thread without people's shit tastes popping up.
Maybe not SOLELY cuz Tulio and Miguel seemed gay for each other. But they did make her the most insanely sexy woman ever drawn to compensate.
It's just the problem with most stories. Shoot some people want incest between characters and the writers have to make it clear that they won't have sex. Or like in Ben 10 put Gwen in the background.
This is how the recent generation of people has been raised to think. Any form of love is seen as inappropriate because it's linked to sex. A parent getting too physical with their child can be viewed as sexual. Simply touching someone can be perceived as sexual. People now-a-days don't seem to know what "sexual" actually means, they think it's synonymous with physical. Maybe it's because the recent generation has completely cut out most physical social interactions in favor of virtual social interactions.
>This is how the recent generation of people has been raised to think
Blame the internet
The dawn of free porn and readily available fanfiction brought on about everything being linked to relationships and then being linked to sex
>Goes on to prove yes.
The internet has only been available to the public for roughly 30 years. And all those people who grew up with it while a subculture started to form (Mostly people born in the 90's) are the ones who make these connotations in the first place.
It's not a problem with the stories. It's a problem with the viewers. A lot of the shows make it very evident that "x" character is straight or "y" will never happen because of the target demographic. Does that stop the dipshits that push for off the wall romance shit between characters that would never do that? No. I fucking loved Road to El Dorado. Those guys had the relationship I'd want with another guy. Two buds doing fucking whatever for whatever reason. Fuck bitches, get money, fight a giant stone panther. Shit was cash to little me. The idea that such a relationship is viewed any way besides brotherly fucking pisses me off man. Like how can people be so fucking dense.
You make a great point. I'm super physical, hugging folks and shit. Like, a light peck on the lips ain't shit between family. Adults deep kiss. You want tawdry shit, watch 2 fuckers grunt and slam their mouths on each other. To me, that's 2 separate expressions. I don't think it's the current generation though. It's the one in charge of the media. Whichever one that is.
Well fuck you.
Shippers think any interaction whatsoever is romantic. There is no such thing as "platonic" no matter how much evidence there is to the contrary to these people. They are just so damn thirsty.
Regular show would have been better if it was literally just the Eileen show and it stopped being about Mordecai failing at everything. A slice of life show about Eileen doing day to day stuff would be great.
Well I think that since most movies and tv shows try to force a romance in all the time. Viewers are almost expecting any 2 characters to be together. The viewers also lead to issues, since they try to force things but still.
Eileen and Rigby as main characters and Mordechai as their awkward friend who is bad with ladies would be pretty great... So long as we still get episodes at the park, because I like most of those characters, too.
I might have thought Flower was gay. But he was the first to be twitterpated.
It's nice how they rescued old Batwoman's character and changed her for the better
My favorite PROOF PEOPLE was when the owl was explaining what twitterpated was, and then he pointed to Bambi, Thumper, and Flower in turn, saying " It will happen to you, you, and..." but he hesitates for a moment upon looking at Flower, then goes "And even you."
>Like how can people be so fucking dense
It's not stupidity, it's a lack of perspective.
I've a friend who was among other things my lifting partner, my school mate and the guy I'd rely on to steal a shopping cart or save me if someone tries to stab me.
When we graduated college, the dude cried because he knew we'd be seeing each other a lot less. He called me when he got his first job and he once texted me to tell me to take care and that he loves me.
Shit was beautiful to me. I fully developed a perfect platonic relationship with a person.
But here's the deal, my girlfriend was ridiculously jealous. She'd actually ask me "why is he so faggy? Telling you he loves you! Bullshit".
The worst part is that I totally understood what she meant. I'm not an autist and I get that it COULD be viewed as gay, but who gives a shit?
It was clean. It was friendship. Life is awful, you can't trust anyone and people will slit your throat or leech off you because they think they're entitled to, but here comes a friend who's got my back, who I can open up to and rely on but I have to quit it because it's seen as either childish or gay.
Fucking society, man.
This. People don't have perspective of reality anymore.
My mom loves detective shows and gangster movies, and she actually thinks that makes her tough/badass.
She's said stuff like "that's not how it works among those people" like she's been in the mafia or something.
People actually lose perspective on how little they know about things they haven't done, so when all the romance they see is shoehorned into two episodes of X show or fifteen aggregated minutes of Y film, they cannot visualize what an actual homosexual relationship would look like as it's unfolding.
>it COULD be viewed as gay
It IS gay, you closeted little shit.
>People actually lose perspective on how little they know about things they haven't done
>so when all the romance they see is shoehorned into two episodes of X show or fifteen aggregated minutes of Y film, they cannot visualize what an actual homosexual relationship would look like as it's unfolding.
Your argument would make sense if the great majority of people consuming media like films and TV series were the average, 4chan-dwelling sperg with zero friends and zero experience in dating. But normal people, with normal lives and normal relationships, make up much of any audiovisual show, so your "People actually lose perspective on how little they know about things they haven't done" statement loses much weight.
Yeah, but it's a recent phenomenon.
One example that comes to mind is at the end of ParaNorman when that one token jock dude talks about his boyfriend to intentionally not get with the hot piece of ass that is Norman's sister.
I'd say it's more about all the sexual liberalization during these past decades. Gays and lesbians becoming mainstream doesn't help, obviously, because now there's no "excuse" not to be suspected of wanting to fuck your BFF. People treat the Kinsey Scale as if it had neither a 0 or a 9.
And it's only going to get muddier and more convoluted over time, to the point people will be shipped with their furniture and so our society gets trapped further and further into a Brave New World-esque scenario.
Well, I was referring to the sort of people who spurt fanfiction about otherwise incompatible characters (two straight men, brother and sister, etc).
Those types of people are usually not the dating type.
But yeah, my mom is pretty aspie.
Fucking Courtney, man. That shit was ridiculous.
>>When we graduated college, the dude cried because he knew we'd be seeing each other a lot less.
>>he once texted me to tell me to take care and that he loves me.
>>Shit was beautiful to me.
Anon, I'm sorry you had to find out through a Singaporean vase-painting forum and not through a journey of self-discovery. But that is very, very gay. At the very least, he was totally gay for you, and you never noticed him. I'm sure he cries himself to sleep every night.
Nah, I'm not the guy you replied to, but that just sounds like a sincere friendship. Hell at my best friends wedding we both cried a little because we knew we wouldn't be able to hang out as much which was weird because we had lived together for a good 6 years. With true friends you feel like family and you love each other in a platonic way. He's the Turk to my JD, or blue beetle to my booster gold ya know? Shit might look gay but doesn't mean we rubbed dicks or anything
Bugs has no right to be that attractive.
That's kinda contrived. What sounds more likely to you?
>This movie won't sell because people think Bugs is gay!! Quick, create a female lover for him!
>This movie will sell more tickets if we throw an attractive female character into the mix. Make her a female version of Bonks Benny or whatever that thing is called, I don't give a fuck. Now excuse me, I have to snort a mountain of cocain.
Stuff like >>78710494 seems more fitting.
I can't believe you fuckers don't know a Carrie Kelley thread when you see one
I was just watching the clip then next thing you know the damn announcer was in my head. I didn't even know I remembered his voice or the way he pronounced their names until I read the words.