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Family values group against transgender hypothetical Darth RuPaul:

 1 That One Guy Named X, Wed, 21st Mar '12 1:34:24 PM from     Arica, Chile   
O_O
Here's another piece of news for you (yes, I got it off Kotaku, again)

The Florida Family Association recently launched this article in protest of how children are forced to play as or with gay characters in Star Wars: The Old Republic.

For those who value their intelligence and don't want to read through the whole thing, they case is basically that a hypothetical player might hypothetically make a transgender and/or gay/bi character in the game, and that, hypothetically, a child playing the game might run (hypothetically) across them or play as them. Let me rephrase that, " NYEH NYEH NYEH GAY PEOPLE".

Seriously, their entire case is based around how a person could do this, and how the game forces children's "action characters" (how they call Player Characters) to be gay, basically. And for that, they use the idea of a transgender Darth Vader. To quote:

An overwhelming percentage of the 1.7 million games sold are being used by children who do not need to be introduced to this propaganda.

LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) activists are demanding that the makers of Star Wars video games add LGBT characters for kids to select as their action figure when playing the games.

This group is also famous for trying to get the show All American Muslim off the air, and basically bitching and moaning that their children might catch the gays at every instance they get. Including Disney world.

Personally, as a gay person I find this offensive. As a sentient, thinking human being I find this to be an insult to my fucking intelligence. Regardless, I can't help but feel Poe's Law is at work here.

edited 21st Mar '12 1:39:03 PM by ThatOneGuyNamedX

You avoided the last two pages... so you could hit on my sandwich.- Slendid Suit
 2 Blissey 1, Wed, 21st Mar '12 1:43:18 PM from a random Pokčcenter Relationship Status: I know
insert title here
Only in Florida strikes again.

As a Floridian, I would be dissapoint if I wasn't used to this kinda stuff.
 3 Mukora, Wed, 21st Mar '12 1:47:59 PM from a place Relationship Status: Love is an open door
Uniocular
I don't want to live on this pla- wait.
LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) activists are demanding that the makers of Star Wars video games add LGBT characters for kids to select as their action figure when playing the games
for kids to select as their action figure when playing the games
action figure
... I don't want to live in this galaxy any more.
 4 X 2 X, Wed, 21st Mar '12 1:49:12 PM from the Darkness Beyond Time Relationship Status: Sinking with my ship
[insert quip here]
... I'm sorry, I think I just went brain dead for a second.
A poem by Kenshiro: Roses are red / Violets are blue / Omae wa mo / Shindeiru.
 5 Vuther A, Wed, 21st Mar '12 1:51:31 PM from Canada Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
I like cheese.
transgender hypothetical Darth Ru Paul
Best thing I've read all day by many, many miles.
If I could draw well, this avatar would instead be a Pikachu eating cheese.
 6 lu 127, Wed, 21st Mar '12 1:52:59 PM from the Capital of Light Relationship Status: Loves me...loves me not
....

When is the part where we all laugh like crazies at the stupidity?
人を呪わば 穴二つ
 7 X 2 X, Wed, 21st Mar '12 1:55:57 PM from the Darkness Beyond Time Relationship Status: Sinking with my ship
[insert quip here]
I'm too busy shaking my head to laugh.
A poem by Kenshiro: Roses are red / Violets are blue / Omae wa mo / Shindeiru.
 8 Kostya, Wed, 21st Mar '12 1:58:22 PM from Everywhere
The Razruchityel
Wow, two articles about the evils of video games in one day. Kind of makes me look forward to that time about thirty years down the line when we're in charge and games are accepted. Then again we'll probably be raging about something else but whatever, one thing at a time.wink

edited 21st Mar '12 1:58:30 PM by Kostya

 9 Joesolo, Wed, 21st Mar '12 2:05:55 PM Relationship Status: watch?v=dQw4w9WgXcQ
Indiana Solo
...wow. Just wow.

It's VERY stupid considering they havn't even added gay Characters yet. I don't see why they need to make sexuality an issue in a MMO anyway. The main point is to play with others, who cares who they're screwing? They could just leave that part out completely.

edited 21st Mar '12 2:06:18 PM by Joesolo

I am going to shove the sunshine so far up where the sun don't shine that you will vomit nothing but warm summer days -Belkar
 10 Demongodofchaos 2, Wed, 21st Mar '12 2:09:14 PM from Reality Relationship Status: 700 wives and 300 concubines
I am become death, Destroyer of worlds
Eh, These types of people are considered a joke now, so I don't see much coming out of it.
I don't fight for good, and I don't fight for evil, I JUST FIGHT!

 11 Aondeug, Wed, 21st Mar '12 2:11:27 PM from  Our Dreams
Oh My
^^Some people like roleplaying in MM Os and would like it to be an ingame option I guess.
If someone wants to accuse us of eating coconut shells, then that's their business. We know what we're doing. - Achaan Chah
 12 Mukora, Wed, 21st Mar '12 2:15:16 PM from a place Relationship Status: Love is an open door
Uniocular
Yeah. It's a BioWare game, so there are romance options (Not with other players, but with your NPC companions), but none of the romance options are gay/bi.
 13 LOEADITO Ox, Wed, 21st Mar '12 5:51:38 PM from Anywhere xcept here
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Ah, Florida, you must hate me then
AWKTUHGAHN
On one hand, they want people to not play The Old Republic, a noble goal. But on the other hand, the motives behind it are so mind-fuckingly stupid that it hurts my fucking head just from looking at what they are saying. So yeah, they need to go be morons elsewhere.
EIGHT GLORIOUS SIDES
 15 LOEADITO Ox, Wed, 21st Mar '12 7:31:09 PM from Anywhere xcept here
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[up]Noble goals in the minds of Bioware haters and WOW fanboys, mind you
 16 setnakhte, Wed, 21st Mar '12 7:32:23 PM from inside your closet
That's terrifying.
they want people to not play The Old Republic, a noble goal.
Please, tell us more about what is and isn't fun. (also, I would play the fuck out of any game with Darth RuPaul.)

e:[down]Yes. You are a horrible person for that who will be consigned to eternal hellfire.

edited 21st Mar '12 7:36:03 PM by setnakhte

"Roll for whores."
 17 Rationalinsanity, Wed, 21st Mar '12 7:34:34 PM from Nova Scotia, Canada Relationship Status: Not war
Chew Toy
Am I a bad person for initally reading that as "Darth Ron Paul"?

But yeah, no way in hell this gets taken seriously. I mean..."Action characters"?!

edited 21st Mar '12 7:34:53 PM by Rationalinsanity

 18 Joesolo, Wed, 21st Mar '12 7:42:28 PM Relationship Status: watch?v=dQw4w9WgXcQ
Indiana Solo
dont forget the mere possiblity of it's future addition to one companion per class is "forcing" people to do it.

And it's not even the company saying that. It's Gamers/Gay activists asking for them to add it. And you know those two groups always get exactly what they want.
I am going to shove the sunshine so far up where the sun don't shine that you will vomit nothing but warm summer days -Belkar
I... I tried to read that page. I think I made it to the third line before having to take a shower. It kinda raise the question, again, of why do they let their kids playing something they don't endorse? [up]Actually, it's planned. it wouldn't be a Bioware game without awkward romances, and you can't get any awkward than a badly written gay romance by an hetero writer (Yes, Leliana and Liara, I'm looking at you). They were just probably a casualty of the early launch.

edited 22nd Mar '12 2:56:35 AM by Sable

 
Das kann doch nicht sein!
it wouldn't be a Bioware game without awkward romances
Shattered Steel? Baldur's Gate? Baldur's Gate 2... No wait, that's where the whole disaster began.
People aren't as awful as the internet makes them out to be.
Ye gods, I remember the Aerie romance. Worse, I remember thinking it was sweet. Eurgh.

OK, so let me get this straight:

  • LGBT activists want BioWare to have gay NPCs
  • FFA doesn't want this.
  • Bio-Ware hasn't released anything on the subject matter yet.

I don't see the problem.
 
While they have added nothing for now, they quite strongly hinted that it was planned for.
 
This is "Mass Effect hanky-panky" all over again...
 
Well, not exactly. The Mass effect Debacle was based upon wrong premises. Here, given that Bioware's games have been featuring gay options for quite a while, now, and considering they have hinted that they will do so for To R as well, it's a bit less of an ambulance chase. A tiny bit less.
 
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