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You know, I would've welcomed more gay characters, but not like this.
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WOW, WHAT?! All fictional characters not being gay is heresy.
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Now people are going to use this as an excuse to say homophobic things.
Yay.
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Two words: Kinsey Scale
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Internet fandom insanity. Avoid it like the plague.
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Funniest thing is that she didn't even say whether he was gay or not, just posted answers to undisclosed questions and people made baseless assumptions and raged.
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Whether you agree with an idea or not, fanaticism is never a good idea. That's the problem here. It's a form of fanaticism.

Initial idea: homosexuals aren't being represented enough in popular fiction.

Plan to address the problem: harass and demand characters be made homosexual or you'll demean, debase, and threaten the creator of said popular fiction.

Result: supporters of homosexuals end up looking like lunatics to everyone but other fanatical supporters. Thus some who would otherwise have embraced the core idea, that homosexuals are underrepresented and that's a bad thing, will instead think "homosexuals are lunatics!" Why? Because groups today are largely defined by their worst members or advocates.

The SJW mentality is disturbing. People routinely attack the moralist right and their push to censor things but how different is something like this from the antics of that group of fanatics?

What works is mutual recognition of the rights of others. Let JKR write her characters however she likes. If you don't like it, write your own book or at least a fanfic! You can complain all you like but she's got every right to make her characters into whatever she wants them to be. If JKR decided tomorrow to write a book about how Harry Potter was actually secretly Voldemort's son all along, then that's what she's done with her characters! It would be idiotic but, hey, let the market decide if they like that book or not.

Same with gay characters. People need to stop trying to force things. Embrace the things you like but stop trying to demonize whatever you don't like. Seriously, can't everyone just focus on what they like and stop bothering the rest of us?

It's just a fictional character for goodness sake.
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There have been studies that show that 'fictional' people are just as real as 'real' people in people's minds. That being said, forcing things can lead to tearing, and that's best avoided if at all possible.
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gornotck wrote:

There have been studies that show that 'fictional' people are just as real as 'real' people in people's minds. That being said, forcing things can lead to tearing, and that's best avoided if at all possible.


Any links? I'd like to read a few of those studies.
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SJW's being cannibalistic again, nothing to see here.
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gornotck wrote:

There have been studies that show that 'fictional' people are just as real as 'real' people in people's minds. That being said, forcing things can lead to tearing, and that's best avoided if at all possible.


That would explain the existence of religions.
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I swear people got problems like crazy. Some people aren't meant to enjoy fiction if their going to abuse it like nutjobs.
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sundin13 wrote:


gornotck wrote:

There have been studies that show that 'fictional' people are just as real as 'real' people in people's minds. That being said, forcing things can lead to tearing, and that's best avoided if at all possible.


Any links? I'd like to read a few of those studies.


I don't remember where, specifically, I had heard this so I may be remembering it somewhat incorrectly, but here's some links to things like that:
http://researchnews.osu.edu/archive/exptaking.htm
http://phys.org/news/2009-03-real-brain-differentiates-reality-fantasy.html
http://patient.info/wellbeing/health/mental-health-and-fictional-characters-study-reveals-how-these-can-affect-us-in-real-life
https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-mind-stage/201211/do-fictional-characters-affect-our-real-life
http://www.iflscience.com/brain/religious-children-struggle-separate-fact-fiction/
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gornotck wrote:


sundin13 wrote:


gornotck wrote:

There have been studies that show that 'fictional' people are just as real as 'real' people in people's minds. That being said, forcing things can lead to tearing, and that's best avoided if at all possible.


Any links? I'd like to read a few of those studies.


I don't remember where, specifically, I had heard this so I may be remembering it somewhat incorrectly, but here's some links to things like that:
http://researchnews.osu.edu/archive/exptaking.htm
http://phys.org/news/2009-03-real-brain-differentiates-reality-fantasy.html
http://patient.info/wellbeing/health/mental-health-and-fictional-characters-study-reveals-how-these-can-affect-us-in-real-life
https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-mind-stage/201211/do-fictional-characters-affect-our-real-life
http://www.iflscience.com/brain/religious-children-struggle-separate-fact-fiction/


Okay, those make more sense than what I thought you were saying. Thanks for the clarification.
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The stupidity of SJWs never ceases to amaze me. Just wow.
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