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Homophobics make me uneasy.

:iconmidnightsecho:
MidnightsEcho Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I'm trying to write a story here.
The main characters are gay.
But I fear making that obvious will have people burning my books, throwing stuff at me and just generally being distasteful instead of reading it and seeing the political and ethical message hidden in the fantasy sci-fi of the story.

Sometimes, I'm so happy to live in Canada.

On another note,
I am seriously going to backhand the secretary in our school, because he's homophobic too and called me a freak. Maybe I should start being a heterophobe.
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Spudfuzz Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My boyfriend and I have characters who strongly adhere to science, logic and realism and are heavily anti-political correctness, anti-religion, anti-stupidity and in general have a lot of unpopular opinions and "ethics" that would make society flip it's shit at us. We don't give a flying fuck though because we're making stories about what it needs to hear, not what it wants to hear. The cults of retards are going to throw tantrums in their dying throws- so what. The more extreme and bigoted they become about the tiniest of things alienates them from society that much more. By declining to write a book based on the religious attention it might receive is doing the world a disservice.
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Kizziesama Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
This is all assuming your book would even be published :shrug:
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:iconmidnightsecho:
MidnightsEcho Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
It's nice to dream.

Makes you want to take steps forward in your life.
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BabylonSabby Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Student General Artist
You're going to have opposition in anything you do when you think about it, so you might as well just go ahead and do it. And if you do it, go all out; gay that shit up. There's an artist I'm following right now with a web comic. As of now, the central characters aren't dating, they're just friends. But so many fans as well as the artist want them to come out together in the end. And she's afraid to do it because she's scared she'll lose a lot of her readers.

Like you, she might as well just go ahead and do it. It'll be a long time before the real end of the comic ever comes, according to what she told me. During that time she'll have scads of readers. If she loses any in the end, it won't matter because...that'll be the end of the comic. If it's a big let down for them, oh well! They can find something else to read that will make up for it. And in the mean time, she'll have her collection of readers and fans that liked the out come and were pleased with it. The same will go for you. Just write what makes you happy. If you find homosexuality beautiful...write it!

Just don't...pull...an Orson Scott Card. Don't write a gay love scene and years later go, "I DIDN'T MEAN TO WRITE THAT, THE DEVIL MADE ME DO EEEETT!!"
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Dragonflae Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
The best publicity you could get is pissing off the majority.
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tiganusi Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Professional
As a gay homophobe, my advice to you is:

:icondickkickplz:
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pure-in-heart Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Student Filmographer
Don't be a hetorophobe, countering negativity with more negativity has never gotten one far.

Just write the story, and whoever has a problem with it can go screw themselves - it's THEIR problem, not yours.
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ilfie Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
X-Men has allusions to the real world when it comes to being gay or any minority. If straight people like that, then they shouldn't make such a big deal about stuff. Besides, no one is making them read the gay stuff :shrug:
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CatzillaDK Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
Heterophobe? xD
Isn't that taking it to the extremes? :3

But oh well, I hope that your book will be a success! :D
Sounds interesting :3 ~
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Kha-ttana Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012
The only people you'll get complaining are just bigoted assholes that use their voicebox too much. Write what you want, screw the haters!
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Pokey-Bunny Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
People don't really seem to make a big deal about the sexuality of book characters that I've noticed. I say just write it how you want it.
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WilderGothica Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Just do what you want and if someone has a problem with it, that's THEIR problem.
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ash-ketchum09 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Don't compromise. If it's important that they be gay, then make them gay. :nod:
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:iconmidnightsecho:
MidnightsEcho Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
:iconbrofistplz:
Thank you.

also, aperture science icon...?
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ash-ketchum09 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Student Digital Artist
You're welcome. :)

And yep. :D
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:iconredmarlin:
redmarlin Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012
So don't make a big deal about it. That's all. Just have them be two gay characters.
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:iconkittythenekoalien:
KittyTheNekoAlien Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That statement is easy to understand. But no, becoming heterophobic will only make things worse. If people go out of their way to burn a book because of a minor detail, they obviously have nothing better to do in life. I mean hell, I hate twilight for its bullshit writing and the author along with 98% of the population not knowing what a healthy relationship is, but I'm not going to go burn the books. Just complain about it as the situation comes up :XD: Just tell the people that they aren't open minded, that might make them pause for a moment! And if not, they still weren't worthy to read your story anyway.
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Sapphire-Ashesx Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012
If you're wanting to be a writer, the first step is not letting other people's opinions get to you.
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LoboSabio Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012
I think you're seeing ghosts were there aren't any. In the grand scheme of things most people don't care about the sexual orientation of the main character. I wouldn't even make a big deal out of it unless it has some sort of relevance to the plot.
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PyroSikTh Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Dumbledore. That is all.
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:iconredmarlin:
redmarlin Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012
I don't know though, I always saw that one as being a bit of a stretch. I think she might have said that just to appeal to a certain audience.
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PyroSikTh Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I doubt it. There are subtle hints throughout the books.
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GMan313 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012
:lol:
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PyroSikTh Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:bow:
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MisterTurtle Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012
How the fuck does one go about being a heterophobe? That's just dumb. :bucktooth:
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:iconmidnightsecho:
MidnightsEcho Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I assume one reflects the things people do to them on them.
But I can't really know for sure.
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MisterTurtle Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012
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:iconmidnightsecho:
MidnightsEcho Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Irrelevant, but highly amusing!
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vi0letdreamer Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Student Photographer
is it a frerard? 'cause i would read the shit out of that.
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:iconmidnightsecho:
MidnightsEcho Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
A what?
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:iconvi0letdreamer:
vi0letdreamer Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Student Photographer
frank iero/gerard way
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:iconmidnightsecho:
MidnightsEcho Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Not at all.
Sorry!
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:iconvi0letdreamer:
vi0letdreamer Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Student Photographer
:sniff:
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:iconrosleinrot:
RosleinRot Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012   Photographer
Homophobe sounds like homophone. Do you see what I'm getting at here? I gotta stop day drinking.
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jadecharm Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012
What you need to ask them is this > [link]
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RandomRobskii Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Student Filmographer
Being a heterophobe makes you just as stupid as your secretary.

Also, what's wrong with being contraversial? Normal is boring.
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ShadowMaker-241 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Since when did I care about homophobes...?
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cake-fiend Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
So don't show it to homophobes? I'm not seeing what the problem is here...
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Koyukuk Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist
Post it on tumblr then. They love gays more than gays love gays shot

btw, two wrongs don't make a right.
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Totally-dead Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
... Care to give an example of how 2 wrongs don`t make a right?
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Koyukuk Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist
probably should have said two wrongs don't always make a right. Sometimes I agree with it, sometimes I don't. Ah, I really should think before I type shit :P
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Totally-dead Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I still want an example.
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:iconkoyukuk:
Koyukuk Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist
Basically what the op said in their last sentence about becoming a heterophobe because of the homophobes they've encountered. Not sure how to word it, but to me it just fuels the flames even more and just creates more problems, not to mention it seems like they would be stooping to the same level that their harassers have been.
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Kell0x Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Student General Artist
Don't be a heterophobe, that's stupid. Heterosexuality has nothing to do with people being homophobic. Heck some homosexuals are homophobic. It's the blame of ignorance or plain stupidity.
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Hurricaneclaw Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
If you write a story, somebody out there is going to utterly hate it. :shrug: If being afraid of people hating their stories stopped authors from writing, we would not have very many books around.
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zodiacgal Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
AMG WRITE IT WRITE IT I WANNA READ IT
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:iconmidnightsecho:
MidnightsEcho Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Ah...
Okay...?
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:iconzodiacgal:
zodiacgal Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
8D
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MaryYana Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012   Traditional Artist
Just fucking write it and be part of making homosexuality more normal and acceptable. :shrug:
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keychain-XIII Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I wouldn`t worry so much about people's reactions towards your story. You can write what you want to write, whether or not other people's reactions affect you is up to you

As for your idiot secretary at school, have him watch this [link] I guarantee he'll love it
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