edgy movie tropes
like, i can see where you'd have sympathetic catharsis if this happens in the context of a preexisting unbalanced power dynamic, like a shitty boss or something
i still don't like it, but i can understand it (a whole other can of worms in how it ignores the systems that created the original conditions of abuse)
but, something just doesn't seem right to me when these tactics are used against the already downtrodden, especially when the aggressor is part of a privileged class
edgy movie tropes
i just... absolutely hate the trope where some edgy straight-talker miraculously transforms someone by berating them and dragging their perceived hypocrisy and apathy into the light
first of all, it just reeks of ~thanks, i'm cured
& while sometimes you need a bit of a shake-up to get your shit together, these scenes are almost always played as a form of social dominance or comeuppance
As members of the queer community, polyamory should be counted among the acceptances we demand.
It's true that polyamory is not, by definition, queer. But queer people who *are* poly are punished for it in a way poly cishets simply aren't. We should demand equality in this regard.
If you aren't poly, that's fine. I'm not saying it's the only right way. But we need to demand that we feel safe in our right to defy the concept of a nuclear family.
use of the q word, indirect discussion of trauma in LGBT communities
https://www.dailyxtra.com/why-are-queer-people-so-mean-to-each-other-160978 this article has some pretty good insights and I want us queer folk to really internalize what it has to say
hypertext as a concept and reality is so fucking important to me. the potential nonlinearity, or at least the combinatory divergent linearity it introduces to the reading experience encourages a kind of play and creativity in the reader that many older forms of media do not as easily emulate, at least not within the body of a single text