>>112247275>unnecessary for the overall plot
how is a character being straight necessary for the plot, but them being queer isn't? if given the same attention, should they not be considered equal? or are you arguing that all romance should be off the table if it has no bearing on the main plot? how could someone quantify that, even? and if queer characters are not being given the screen time to justify that attraction, then shouldn't the problem not be with the orientation itself, but rather that the writers chose not to build up that relationship to something on the same level as its heterosexual counterpart? why do you feel a need to substitute it with a straight relationship rather than demand better writing? it seems like that would solve way more of this issue rather than just blacklisting queer relationships for being "unrealistic."
unless, of course, the act of being queer at all is "unrealistic.">making a character who was always heterosexual into a bisexual
you mean korra? i reiterate my point above; you'll find no praise for korrasami from me, but i don't see why that couldn't make korra bisexual. shouldn't the answer be "they should have better developed her bisexuality" rather than "she shouldn't be bisexual."
i'm just saying, this just sounds like cheap justification for not having queer characters.