September 9th, 2009

triangle, bizarre

You think I'd learn...

I know from experience that exercising is an excellent remedy for waking up grumpy and sluggish. You'd think, therefore, that I'd stop trying to use waking up grumpy and sluggish as an excuse not to exercise.

(Woke up grumpy and sluggish this morning. Exercised anyway. It kind of sucked, but I now feel fabulous. Maybe I will learn from this?)
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Testing my English language skills...

If I were to say to you, "Gee, it would be nice if [some series of audio dramas] featured more gay characters who weren't evil and/or closeted/deeply in denial about their sexuality," would you interpret this to mean:

a. That every character in [some series of audio dramas] must be unambiguously identified as to their sexuality.
b. That every portrayal of gay characters must be uniformly positive.
c. That the sexuality of characters in [some series of audio dramas] must conform rigidly to the statistical representation of various types of sexuality in the population as a whole.
d. That drama has an obligation to be statistically representative in every way of the world's population, and that [some series of audio dramas] should be criticized for not setting more stories in China.
e. That a positive depiction of gay sexuality trumps all other considerations in creating good drama, such as good storytelling, good characterization, or entertainment value.

Because people over on Gallifrey Base sure keep responding as if I and other posters had said one of a-e, and I'm pretty sure I didn't.

I know - welcome to Internet discourse. At least the discussion has remained relatively civil so far.