ffordesoon wrote:It has nothing to do with a paucity of imagination. I can pretend Harold is secretly giving it to that nutty dude outside his little hovel in Fallout 1 all I want, but I can't then hold Harold up as an example of a gay character in the game, because there's no evidence to support it. Absence of evidence is not evidence of absence, sure, but it is absence of evidence.
If you're gonna talk about Fallout, my MALE character was a professional fluffer. That said, absence of evidence? Ridiculous really. Does that mean I have to see a gay couple fornicate before my eyes to proclaim that, yes, they are fucking and they are quite gay even though they look really normal to me when they aren't giving it to each other?
ffordesoon wrote:I'll leave it to others to explain why the distinction is important, as I don't trust myself not to mess it up, but I thought pointing at least that out might be useful.
It's only useful when you're going to talk about legality. But, in the case of imagining stuff in our heads or in a world that does not even HAVE a legal system... not really useful. So no.
ffordesoon wrote:Also, it's not like marriage in a post-apocalyptic scenario needs to be officiated.
It's not "need to", it's "can". Sure, you can have your pseudo-doomsday cult but who's gonna enforce your vows?
ffordesoon wrote:Hell, it might be interesting to meet a gay couple who view the apocalypse as both profoundly sad and liberating.
It would be... IF THE APOCALYPSE HAD NOT HAPPEN MORE THAN 100 YEARS AGO. They wouldn't even know the difference of the old world with the new one, for crying out loud! Do you understand the point I'm putting across? No one cares if I'm fucking women, men, dogs, kids, pies or exhaust pipes in a post-apocalyptic world! The only person who would care is the jealous lover of the women/men, owner of the dog, parents of the kids, eater of the pie and Optimus Prime.
Good god! Is Role-playing really that hard?!