Because, after all, it was a cartoon, aimed at a young audience (well, ish), and quite sadly, too many people still see homosexual relationships as inherently more adult than heterosexual ones--"think of the children," some people will say. Think of them indeed, I'd respond. There shouldn't be any ambiguity that this line of thinking is wrong, of course. There's nothing more adult about gay relationships than straight ones, and seeing homosexuality represented in cartoons can only be a good thing. It helps show children--children who may themselves be gay, or who have gay relatives, friends, etc.--that people are people, no matter what their orientation may be. Seeing gay representation in cartoons is great. So yeah, what Korra did was great. I think the best part is that it wasn't the first modern cartoon to do this, or the latest, though!
I'm not even going to talk about pure subtext or anything. I could write about AT or SDMI but the implications without any direct confirmation defeat the point, in a way. I'm talking unambiguous stuff here.
A couple of months before that episode of Korra aired, and in different channel, something interesting happened. You know Clarence? It's a pretty decent show, all things said. In October, the episode "Neighborhood Grill" aired. And in this episode was this scene.It did get censored a little, but there's no ambiguity or room for interpretation there. That's a couple of gay guys in a CN show, as part of a simple joke (which is not at their expense or anything). Which I think is really cool, but it doesn't even end there. A bunch of episodes after that one, just a week or two before LoK could even get in a word gayways, the episode "Jeff Wins" aired. Jeff is one of the main characters in Clarence, for those who don't watch the show. And in this episode we find out, or are shown, whatever, that he has lesbian parents. And...that's it. He has gay parents. There's no big fuss made about it, but they don't try to hide it either. They are just his moms. I don't know if it's just me, but the fact that one of the main characters in a Cartoon Network show has gay parents is just insanely cool to me.
Then, of course, we have this past week of Steven Universe, which I'm going to put under spoilers because it's some pretty big stuff. Everyone should be watching Steven Universe anyway, though, it's so good. Go watch it.
But I think the coolest part of this is that these Cartoon Network examples weren't things that were only put out there in the last episode or something. The series aren't getting cancelled because of it nor is any sort of controversy sprouting from it. Sure, there will be some dissenting voices, but no one cares about them, because they're dumb. Cartoons are becoming a bit more inclusive. Society is slowly but surely coming closer to acceptance; this is only one symptom, but I think it's pretty significant, and as a big fan of animation, I couldn't be happier about it.
It's happening. We're getting there.
Yep. Pretty happy with how he turned out. The dark tan goes with the dark orange much better than expected. I was hoping to keep the trans fluor. green, but it was between that and the tan, so there was little contest. He got blue eyes and stormarang bohrok eyes. Also gave him a knife that actually looks like a knife. For when a guy needs to insert a little stabbing into someone else's life.
I now have all the Toa and Protectors. Seeing them lined up feels pretty awesome. They're all almost mostly awesome sets. PoW is like the only real disappointment, and I fixed her a while ago, so we're cool. But really, this is one of the, if not the, single best wave of constraction we've ever gotten. It's full of solid designs and ideas, however much I enjoyed fiddling with them. Love these sets.
I finally got my Bricks & Pieces order, which means my Scolder and Scorm got their proper tails, my PoW no longer looks awful, and I now have four dark tan shells to play around with. I'm glad that even though the 2014 constraction Chima sets never came to the US you can still order their parts...anyway, I decided to take a bunch of my brown parts and do a simple Toa mod. So I did. Decided to use the trans red-orange Mask of Fire because I wanted to use it somewhere anyway. The weapon is by far the most thrown-together part, which is saying something.
No real rhyme or reason to this guy, not to even speak of the awful color distribution, though with the limited amount of parts I had in appropriate colors...well, whatever.
I plan to use the dark tan shells on Pohatu when I get him...which I hope is soon? Soon-ish. Still need to get them Elves and some more Ninjago, but...
I KNOW WHAT THE CRUX TO THIS HORRIBLE PROBLEM IS.
IT IS THAT, I AM MISUNDERSTOOD.
THE ATROCIOUS HATERS AND WEAK CHILDREN WILL SAY THAT I AM A MONSTER. THAT I AM THE BIGGEST BAD GUY. AND THAT MY EVIL CRIMES NEED TO BE STOPPED USING TANTRUM PUNCHES. BUT NO.
I AM JUST A SIMPLE ARTIST.
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