>>91905053>Unless you take Sabrina Cotugno at face value when she says Rhombulus and Lekmet are gay lovers (when they've since been confirmed by the actual show writers to be "brothers")
That was one of the few things she said that didn't at all seem like a reach to me, just given some of the language Rhombulus used about their relationship in his episode.
-Rhombulus lifts Lekmet up and carries him down the stairs when the stairlift is broken, pretty gay for a man to carry another man in his arms like that like a husband carrying his wife over the threshold.
-Lekmet bleats something to Rhombulus and he says "That kind of hurt. I know it came from a good place, but.." This is the sort of language used in a lover's spat.
-The best evidence is during their argument Lekmet bleats at Rhombulus and he responds "You.. you think we should make other living arrangements?" Sounds like a breakup. That line sealed it for me.
-Rhombulus is shown as being sensitive (stereotypically gay attribute) saying 'I really can't take any more yelling today'
-He's also into weightlifting, again a stereotypically gay thing (see: /fit/)
-Rhombulus gushing about Lekmet being "the most pure hearted, hard working", etc.
-Rhombulus actually says "I love Lekmet" and bursts into tears at one point
-Rhombulus has a 'tea party' with pretend tea cups and kettle and donuts, all made of crystal which can't actually be eaten or drank. Having a just-for-play tea party is one of the most effeminate things you could think of, and therefore stereotypically gay.
So, I'm not a SJW, I don't believe in Stanna or Trans Marco, but I definitely thought there was an intentional hint of a gay vibe in this episode. I thought it from when I first saw it before I heard what anyone on Tumblr said about it.
Now as for the thing about them being 'brothers'. Well, yeah, but in the sense that they were both magical creations of Glossaryck. They are not genetic offspring of the same father, so there's no incest vibe.