>So why not be better instead of inciting and participating in more discussion that isn't about the game itself?
Because I'm responding to the discussion. You're equating inventing a bad discussion with responding to a bad discussion, when they aren't the same.
>That all depends on what people feel like, how direct and clear you are be damned. If I call you a racist right now, would you say it must be because of your conduct? No it's because I'm stupid lul. Simply saying you don't like TLOU2 in a more aggressive or impolite way doesn't suddenly make you racist. Making biased assumptions when you lack information isn't an excuse for false accusations either.
Sure, there's all kinds of reasons why people can connect to someone. But when you've gone through something due to your looks or your sexuality, it's nice to see experiences that you can relate to.
I'm suggesting how you can take matters into your own hands. If you just want to vent then that's fine.
Being ostracized, abused, etc. are not experiences exclusive to any specific appearance/sexuality. I can still understand and relate to Lev's struggle despite our completely different identities if you can believe it for example. Frankly identity just doesn't matter at all outside of describing what someone looks like and finding a romantic partner (EDIT: there are more situations but you get what I mean), or rather it shouldn't. Of course it does to some people sadly. You wouldn't define a real person by their looks or sexuality (I hope anyway) so it should be the same with fictional characters too.
I'm also against putting stock in identity because I feel that's probably a common cause for people to get too attached to fictional characters. I'm talking to the point where they see criticism n hate towards that fictional character and their series as a personal attack. It would explain the "if you don't like X you're racist/sexist/etc." logic beyond just being a cheap way to deflect criticism.Last edited by Lonely_Dolphin - on 27 July 2020