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November 8th, 2011

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02:50 am - Story Rec + Musings on Bisexual Characters in Mass Media
I just finished a very long and very good Avengers (movie) fanfiction story Tomorrow Belongs To Me

One of many excellent lines in the story is: "So you think there might be some kind of immortal super-Nazi lurking out there in space?" Tony hesitated. "I didn't mean for that to sound mocking, by the way, but I am kind of boggled that we have to address this as a legitimate concern."

There's also this hilarious gem: Volstagg sighed gustily. "I think Tony was pulling our legs," he announced. "No one I've asked has admitted to being a heterosexual. They just glare at me and scurry off."

The story also has several of the main characters being bisexual, and that reminded me of a conversation teaotter and I had a while back, about that fact that if homophobia ceased being a major issue, the creators of many TV series would likely love to have a fair number of bisexual characters in their shows, since that would increase the number of possible romantic plotlines without having to increase the number of characters - consider a 2025 version of something like Buffy, where most characters were bi and almost any character could be at least interested in almost any other character. This seems sufficiently obvious that in a decade or so I expect to start seeing that on the BBC – the US will naturally take longer because we seem to lead the first world in homophobia. In any case, it will be very nifty to see if this happens.
Current Mood: pleasedpleased

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Date:November 8th, 2011 07:50 pm (UTC)
Hey, we have to be the best first world country at SOMETHING. Might as well stick with what we are good at.

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