Tumblr ain’t too bad compared to some other sites, but the Last of Us wank about Ellie having a romantic arc with another girl and kissing another girl is making the rounds around the internet.
All these people coming up with every single excuse possible to explain how Ellie isn’t gay. You can see the desperation, the panic, the pathetic oh god not the gay oh no they must have it WRONG there MUST be an explanation other than GAY!! So many laughable attempts to explain it away, so many ludicrous suggestions. I mean, you fuckers never shipped Ellie with Sam before, but now that Riley’s in the picture, y’all are desperate to prove that she was into him. I guess now that a black queer girl is in the picture, a black boy ain’t so threatening by comparison.
But you know what?
They can keep on crying, because no amount of pitiful, sorry-ass homophobic tears is gonna change the fact that Ellie kissed another girl, the fact that Neil Druckmann specifically said the story was just about that turning point where they express their love for each other, the fact that one of the most popular teenage protagonists of a game that has gotten more Game of the Year awards than any other game in history, is gay gay gay gay gay.
Left Behind was beautiful, emotive, heartfelt and so wonderfully knocked outta the park. I’ve had a permanent grin affixed to my face since I watched it merely because it’s been so long since I’ve seen media that made me feel so deeply and wonderfully connected.
So I’m enjoying your weak-kneed, gutless panic over a girl having romantic and non-platonic feelings for another girl and I look forward to seeing your shitty-ass ideologies die in the coming decades as this becomes more and more common.
No amount of sniveling and excuses and attempts to “absolve” Ellie of the queerness she so obviously embraces will change what is now canon. Your emotional distress over what I and many others find empowering is delicious.
Here’s a straw, suck it up and move the fuck along.