tbh I am really okay with game companies waiting on deliberately creating asexual characters and including trans characters but only because I want those characters to be handled well and not be parodies or stereotypes (whether accidentally or purposefully) and I want devs to have time to do…
And I wanna add, frequently in media a character with any queer traits introduced becomes “the queer character” and that is seemingly their only defined characteristic… and I resent that type of character development. They’ll stick out to people both queer and not, but they might be little more than a character thrown in to simply fill a demand, supposedly satisfy a niche, or WORSE— a joke/stereotype.
Representation IS awesome, except for when it’s perpetuating falsehoods or stereotypes, man. One trip to wikipedia is probably not going to give a development team the full understanding needed to create a unique, relatable, and believable character who is also explicitly presented as asexual or trans— which is what these groups really need more of in popular media.
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So I just imagine like
Snake and Otacon hanging around the Nomad, and one day Snake just turns to Hal and tells him a cheesy joke.
Otacon just stares at him, at first not realizing it was Snake actually making an attempt at humor… so Snake repeats the punchline, and there’s a heavy silence before Otacon finally gets it, then bursts into laughter for over half a minute— not because the joke was any good but because Snake’s delivery was just that terrible.
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i forget where it is but that post about zev w. a bun & croptop has been on my mind all day