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Jan 15, 2009, 01:11 AM
 
Gays don't choose to be gay.

But some of them do choose to be very gay.

     
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Jan 15, 2009, 01:22 AM
 
Likewise some people choose to be very douchy.

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Jan 15, 2009, 10:53 AM
 
Wow, the lounge is just like I left it

OK, so why this show is important is because frankly a gay superhero would have some fundamental differences from a straight superhero. Frankly I think most gay kids growing up identified with Superheroes to some degree because we had to hide who we were, so this just takes it to a further level.

Most superheroes have a back story that's designed to help them stand out from other super heroes. Don't you get sick of the same billionaire turned crime fighter (Batman, Iron Man, Green Arrow... who else?) Heroes nearly had a gay character but he kid's agent was worried the kid would get typecast.

Fact is having a male on male romance in a comic will be different than having a male on female or female on male romance. There's all kinds of places you can go with stories that involve the unique experience of growing up gay. Imagine the main character getting found out at school and having the football team beat him up and him having to take it because he wouldn't want to be also outed as a super hero for example?
     
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Jan 15, 2009, 10:57 AM
 
Originally Posted by Salty View Post
Fact is having a male on male romance in a comic will be different than having a male on female or female on male romance.
I'll say.

Not that there's anything wrong with that...

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Jan 15, 2009, 11:02 AM
 
You know what annoys me? Sometimes there is something wrong with gay romance... like the fact that I'm still single. Next time you see a cute guy dating another guy instead of saying "Not that there's something wrong with that." You should instead say, "There's something horribly wrong with that, how did that guy fall for that one when Salty's still single! He's such a man catch!"
     
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Jan 15, 2009, 11:07 AM
 
There we go, three posts and it's all about you. "Wow, Salty is just like when he left." ::crappy winky emoticon::
     
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Jan 15, 2009, 11:31 AM
 
Originally Posted by Salty
"There's something horribly wrong with that, how did that guy fall for that one when Salty's still single! He's such a man catch!"
Oh my, what a goddam mystery!

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Jan 15, 2009, 12:52 PM
 
Actually two days ago I had a date with a gorgeous six foot three red head... sadly he opened his mouth and a sewing machine fell out... so we'll probably just end up being friends. I feel bad though because all along I'd been saying that all I wanted was someone smart, who I got along with who liked me... I didn't realize that I needed to also say must not be gayer than your average TV sitcom homo.
     
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Jan 15, 2009, 02:17 PM
 
*crickets chirping*
     
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Jan 15, 2009, 02:19 PM
 
*gay crickets chirping*
     
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Jan 15, 2009, 02:25 PM
 
How do you chirp with a lisp?
     
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Isn't that a grasshopper?
     
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Jan 15, 2009, 03:39 PM
 
That's not what the filename says.
     
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Jan 15, 2009, 03:43 PM
 
That's what she said?

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Jan 15, 2009, 04:21 PM
 
No, no...what he said.
     
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Originally Posted by Jawbone54 View Post
No, no...what he said.
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Jan 15, 2009, 04:57 PM
 
Wait...Salty's gay?
     
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Jan 15, 2009, 05:02 PM
 
Very gay, and very good at it
     
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Jan 15, 2009, 05:05 PM
 
Good at?

Oh...
I'm on MacNN forums, but no longer have a Mac...
     
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Originally Posted by Dakar V View Post
There we go, three posts and it's all about you. "Wow, Salty is just like when he left." ::crappy winky emoticon::
Cue:




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Jan 15, 2009, 07:54 PM
 
We go through three pages of serious discussions, the resident drama queen shows up and the thread goes right in the sh!tter. Stick to your blog, Salty.
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Jan 15, 2009, 08:34 PM
 
Originally Posted by Salty View Post
Very gay, and very good at it
...but still single.
I'm just sayin'...
     
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Jan 15, 2009, 09:39 PM
 
Gays are icky! Thom Creed is gonna be SUPER ICKY.
     
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We go through three pages of serious discussions, the resident drama queen shows up and the thread goes right in the sh!tter. Stick to your blog, Salty.
Come on. This thread had gone in the sh!tter way before Salty joined in. It just went a bit deeper in now, that’s all.
     
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Jan 15, 2009, 10:13 PM
 
Originally Posted by Oisín View Post
Come on. This thread had gone in the sh!tter way before Salty joined in.
Yeah, I just read page two.

It just went a bit deeper in now, that’s all.
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Originally Posted by MindFad View Post
Yeah, I just read page two.
Your attempt at restoring it was rather magnificent, though.

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Jan 16, 2009, 10:54 AM
 
Please page two had some idiot I've never heard of arguing that gays are bad because we can't help over populate the world like straight people. Frankly, why would I want to have kids, when there's tons of straight people that can birth em but not parent them properly! Odds are if I do parent that I'll simply adopt a teenager who nobody else wants cause he's too old and ****ed up for most people to want. Of course that's assuming I ever find someone who would wanna do that with me... sadly it seems gay dating is almost as difficult as attempting straight dating while gay. (Though now it's me turning down second dates...)
     
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Odds are if I do parent that I'll simply adopt a teenager who nobody else wants cause he's too old and ****ed up for most people to want.
So you wouldn't consider adopting a girl then? Just a boy. A cute boy.
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Jan 16, 2009, 11:18 AM
 
I confess if I picture myself with a kid it's more easily done with the mental image of a son... probably because my sister and my mom are both right nutty, and I'd like to be able to see my bathroom counter... not to mention in sociology we covered the fact that all things being equal a male child will do better with male parents and a female child will do better with a female parent. Besides I could teach him how to get girls to talk to him and be comfortable with them. I odds are he would be straight, so what girl doesn't wanna date a straight man raised by two gay men? He'd probably be perfect... especially if he was cute.
     
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Jan 16, 2009, 03:08 PM
 
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Jan 16, 2009, 03:45 PM
 
I love your sig. My sister says that to me all the time.
     
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Originally Posted by Laminar View Post
I love your sig. My sister says that to me all the time.
Thanks.

I only watched the whole three seasons a few months ago. Any given day around my house, you might hear several "Helloooo, brother"s, at least one "I'm a monsterrrrr!" and perhaps a "Whatever, robot."
     
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Jan 17, 2009, 09:27 AM
 
I thought He Man was the first "gay" super hero
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Originally Posted by Jawbone54 View Post
Thanks.

I only watched the whole three seasons a few months ago. Any given day around my house, you might hear several "Helloooo, brother"s, at least one "I'm a monsterrrrr!" and perhaps a "Whatever, robot."
My sister and I also occasionally spout out an occasional enthusiastic "COME ON!"
     
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Originally Posted by Laminar View Post
I love your sig. My sister says that to me all the time.
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Thanks.

I only watched the whole three seasons a few months ago. Any given day around my house, you might hear several "Helloooo, brother"s, at least one "I'm a monsterrrrr!" and perhaps a "Whatever, robot."
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My sister and I also occasionally spout out an occasional enthusiastic "COME ON!"
Just out of curiosity, what are you guys talking about? I am guessing it is some tv show but I don't get the reference to brothers and robots. So, spill the beans. Thanks!
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Originally Posted by Laminar View Post
My sister and I also occasionally spout out an occasional enthusiastic "COME ON!"


Just try to do the whistle-talk. It's not easy.

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Just out of curiosity, what are you guys talking about? I am guessing it is some tv show but I don't get the reference to brothers and robots. So, spill the beans. Thanks!
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