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1. Yes lets make a disaster gaythread
2. dw I also mistakenly thought I was a girl/woman
3. RWBY - the Deeply Contentious RelationshipTM has literally been canon for a whole season, people just dont want to call it that because they havent kissed on screen. And because theyre homophobic, mostly. Another super popular but straight RWBY couple got declared canon after holding hands. Another straight couple was canon after a dance. Contentious Couple have basically declared undying love and spent all their time together and people are just salty.
I wont deny RWBY has many issues, (season 5 is just plain bad with a handful of good moments (Yangs bandit fight yes please) there are plot holes and confusing mythology, and after the main show runner died it took them a bit to get everything running smoothly again, but also the last two seasons have I think worked to solve a lot of those issues and have been really good.). Its also one of my absolute favourite shows. It deals with a lot of the what happens after the "big showdown", how do you deal with real loss and hopelessness, how do you pick yourself up when you cant see the sky, how do you know right and wrong when the world is a mess. A bit like mistborn but right after instead of a thousand years after. And oh my gooooood the soundtrack is absolutely stellar, theres an album for every season and the songs are everything. Character themes largely but also some rocking fight songs I could talk about this forever.
Queerness is also *completely* normal in She-Ra, its so calming.
Ive heard a lot about red white and royal blue! Definitely on my to-read list!