Regarding my post from the other day: this is probably a good time to mention that most of the characters in my 2015 fiction at Image Comics are in fact bisexual. Or, I mean, many.
By the way — thanks for the amazing responses, it’s lovely to see the community (not just comics, but humans overall) support fiction that reflects the world we live in. I don’t have time nor energy for supporting rigid ideas about gender and identity.
The only person who decides their identity is the person, no-one else.
It’s a really bad time to act gynophobic, homophobic or transphobic, as there’s more of us who won’t stand for your shit now. And there will be more and more of us, I believe — the old, harmful ideas are dying, and we can dance on their corpses & watch beauty grow.
This is not a war — this is a mutation, and everyone’s invited.
P.S. I would like to end this public service announcement by posting a gif of Jeff Goldblum & James Spader making out, so here it is.
Look, no-one said I was or wasn’t writing Coulson in Secret Avengers as gay. One beautiful thing about fiction is that we fill it with our own meanings. For example: was Coulson really created and written straight, instead of, let’s say, bisexual? How do you even do that unless you explicitly identify him as straight and choose to believe the character is telling the truth? You see my point? In case you don’t: fiction is infinitely malleable. There is no certainty, and there is no certainty in the universe, except perhaps change.
I sense a certain dose of entitlement in your request — which, by the way, says a lot about you and nothing about the fiction you consume. I don’t react to entitlement well, but I am transforming my initial reaction into something positive here, and perhaps you’ll use that as a guiding light for yourself, too. Perhaps the question you want to ask yourself is, “Why am I so hung up on my perception of a fictional character’s theoretically heterosexual identity, and does me being hung up on it have anything to do with my possible uncertainty regarding my own sexual identity?”
It might. It might not. U-decide.
I just became a fan of Ales Kot. Now to figure out what he writes and buy it.
Zero (vol. 1 is out, vol. 2 comes out in 10 days), Change, Winter Soldier. And Secret Avengers.
The basic world conflict right now is occurring between various radical capitalist factions and various radical religious factions.
If we posit that radical capitalism, a belief-based structure based on fairytales, is a religion in itself, we end with the following:
The basic world conflict right now is occurring between various radical religious factions.