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    TVDU and it's abundance of LGBTQ ships

    The Vampire Diaries and its spinoffs (The Originals, Legacies) and canonically full of mostly heterosexual relationships, but a significant portion of the show’s followers and fans are deeply committed too gay, lesbian, bi and pan ships that have little chance of setting sail or solidifying. Is this because of the show runners? Is this because of the channels it’s airing on?

    • Great topic! Be sure to check a couple typos ("are" instead of "and" in the first sentence). More importantly, though, I would recommend looking at queer-baiting across fandom. Fans have spent decades building huge archives of fan work dedicated to LGBT+ "ships" to compensate for the lack of LGBT+ relationships in mainstream television shows. I would recommend looking into reasons why fans feel so strongly about these ships, and then look at some statistics about LGBT+ representation on tv. Also, can fans ever go "too far" with these ships? The Vampire Diaries is a great series for this topic, but I've seen a similar trend with Supernatural, Game of Thrones, and lots of anime. – Eden 4 months ago
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    • Cool topic, I assuming its because the Vampire diaries universe is mainly aimed at teens and young adults, people who are members of the most LGBT+ generation, although their are some gay and lesbian role models in shows like the vampire diaries their arnt many pan or other LGBT+ people or relationships on tv. Which thus leads to fan fiction. If their arnt any role models they hope for some to be introduced or create their own. – BrigetteH 2 months ago
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    Sophomore year of college, my friends I watched all the X-Men films, not in any order (chaotic, I know).
    After that, we spent lots of time discussing their order, and not getting it right. So I’m planning to flash this in their faces to help us all figure it out 🙂

    The X-Men Timeline

    This article was so so sweet. Reading about Rosa and her journey always gets me choked up.
    I went to a panel that featured Stephanie Beatriz about a year ago, and she was the best, and really touched on how important Rosa’s coming out journey was to her and the show runners. So glad to see it on tv.
    I myself, feel like a mix of almost everyone on B99 (save Terry). And not having to myself into that one character box is great!

    Brooklyn Nine Nine: The Importance of a Diverse Show & Characters

    This article was so so sweet. Reading about Rosa and her journey always gets me choked up.
    I went to a panel that featured Stephanie Beatriz about a year ago, and she was the best, and really touched on how important Rosa’s coming out journey was to her and the show runners. So glad to see it on tv.

    Brooklyn Nine Nine: The Importance of a Diverse Show & Characters

    Honestly, with the amount of criticism SNL gets from, basically everyone these days, it’s nice to read a new take on the show, regarding the legacy it’s so obviously carved for itself.
    My almost 60-year-old dad has his criticisms of the show, but never fails to ask if a new one is on this Saturday.

    The Mainstream Effect of SNL