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Old October 1st, 2012, 06:49 PM   #51
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I get tired of open homosexuality because I'm tired of open sexuality all together. I don't care if you're bisexual or homosexual or heterosexual it's just rude to go around telling everyone what gets you off.
It's in poor manners, and it's understandable to share that kind of information when you're looking for a relationship but we don't need awareness groups, campaigns, and parades based on your sexual *expletive* preference.
It's not something you should be ashamed of if someone goes digging around in your information and finds out but you wouldn't take such pride in flashing your dick at people that you have a parade to support it's cause and try to raise awareness that you're going to be showing your dick at people.
In my opinion the game didn't shove it down your throat very much and it was just a nod, but I have to say the nature preserve thing did come off really
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Old October 1st, 2012, 06:51 PM   #52
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Also, there's a very good reason it was mentioned twice in that quest.

The scientist could relate to the test subject. It's like if the guy was worrying about his wife, then she could have related it to being married to her husband.

Only difference is it was same sex instead of that. But, she felt for the test subject because of this in common. He worried for his other half, then Jack brings up the scientists other half. Hardly worth all this fuss.
That makes a lot of sense, actually. I hadn't thought of it that way.
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Old October 1st, 2012, 07:20 PM   #53
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For a game as full of adult, misbehavin' behaviors, three references to a same-sex couple isn't really that much or that extreme.

Seems pretty much a complete non-issue to me, not like them forcing anything on you.

Why does it bother you so?
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Old October 1st, 2012, 07:35 PM   #54
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They acted very non-chelantly about same sex marriages in this game and for that I applaud gearbox. None of the characters were like shank where it was over the top. people just briefly mention their same sex partner.
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Old October 1st, 2012, 08:08 PM   #55
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I get tired of open homosexuality because I'm tired of open sexuality all together. I don't care if you're bisexual or homosexual or heterosexual it's just rude to go around telling everyone what gets you off.
It's in poor manners, and it's understandable to share that kind of information when you're looking for a relationship but we don't need awareness groups, campaigns, and parades based on your sexual *expletive* preference.
It's not something you should be ashamed of if someone goes digging around in your information and finds out but you wouldn't take such pride in flashing your dick at people that you have a parade to support it's cause and try to raise awareness that you're going to be showing your dick at people.
In my opinion the game didn't shove it down your throat very much and it was just a nod, but I have to say the nature preserve thing did come off really
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So you're sick of people kissing in public, holding hands, having any interaction that might display affection whatsoever? Do you mean to tell me that every time you see two people on a tv show or a movie make out that you instantly turn it off or walk out cause you are sick of the display of open sexuality? Are you a Puritan?

The fact is that everything is normalized around being straight and we see so many images of it everyday that anything else is considered weird or strange or forced. This is a major issue that many homosexuals have to deal with everyday even from people who claim that they are for gay marriage. Many of those people are theoretically supportive but in practice they are disturbed by the sight of homosexuality and default to the standard cultural norms that are so ingrained in our society, namely that straight is the primary standard and anything deveiating from it is weird or gross.

TBH it is going to be very difficult for any straight person to really understand what is like for a gay man or woman on a day to day basis unless you are similarly lacking in privilege in other areas. I know I'm rambling but these issues are very important and seeing threads like this only reinforces my belief that a great deal more must happen before homosexual individuals are seen as actual human beings by everyone.
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Old October 1st, 2012, 08:14 PM   #56
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Ok, this is NOT a hater thread. I absolutely have no issue with people on any level based on lifestyle choice. I had no issue the first time they had a male character refer to his boyfriend, but I am now in the Creature preserve area and they've made mention of two other same sex relationships.

While I can't say I recall a same sex relationship in BL1, three (so far) in BL2 is like handling a rose garden with a sledgehammer.

Why beat us over the head with this issue? Borderlands 2 is a fantasy style game.....can't we leave some of the preaching for the real world?
Who cares? If you took the heterosexual references in any game, or in RL, they would exceed ANYTHING you hear about homosexuality.

Also, you might want to actually check homosexuality in our glorious animal kingdom... If people actually paid attention to it, it would basically contradict almost any sort of believes they posses about male/female being the natural order of things, lol..

Just some examples:

Male rams are known to go completely homosexual and never look at a female sheep, ever.. They literally go gay for life.

Majority of giraffes are gay, or are considered gay by our glorious religious standards.

Even the second smartest mammal on this planet, the dolphin, goes so homosexual in his life time, they are know to gang up on females and kill them.. and I'm not being funny with this one.. Research this on your own if you don't believe me.

I could go on and on about this.. mainly because there were 27458436534856738 references about heterosexuality in this game.. yet you didn't mentioned that annoying you.. Ranging from the constant Roland/Lillity, boyfriend, ex-boyfriend talk, to Scooter constantly trying to get laid, or getting you to collect porn mags from it.. or even Moxxi - a prime example of heterosexuality being plastered in your face.. 24/7 as you play, yet you never mentioned that.


You're just a closet hater... and you might not want to hate on people, cuz not only is that making you a miserable SOB, it's all going to come back and bite you in the rear end.. cuz what goes around, comes around.
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Old October 1st, 2012, 08:22 PM   #57
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Doesn't matter.

Nobody was counting all the straight couples in-game. Why even bother to discuss this?
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Old October 1st, 2012, 08:27 PM   #58
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We weren't beat over the head with it. The "issue" pops up about three times over the course of a game that lasts dozens of hours. Get over it. Btw, mentioning that the few times same-sex relationships pop up and saying you were beat over the head makes you sound like a hater.
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Old October 1st, 2012, 09:59 PM   #59
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So you're sick of people kissing in public, holding hands, having any interaction that might display affection whatsoever? Do you mean to tell me that every time you see two people on a tv show or a movie make out that you instantly turn it off or walk out cause you are sick of the display of open sexuality? Are you a Puritan?

The fact is that everything is normalized around being straight and we see so many images of it everyday that anything else is considered weird or strange or forced. This is a major issue that many homosexuals have to deal with everyday even from people who claim that they are for gay marriage. Many of those people are theoretically supportive but in practice they are disturbed by the sight of homosexuality and default to the standard cultural norms that are so ingrained in our society, namely that straight is the primary standard and anything deveiating from it is weird or gross.

TBH it is going to be very difficult for any straight person to really understand what is like for a gay man or woman on a day to day basis unless you are similarly lacking in privilege in other areas. I know I'm rambling but these issues are very important and seeing threads like this only reinforces my belief that a great deal more must happen before homosexual individuals are seen as actual human beings by everyone.

It's a glorified sexual fetish.
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Old October 1st, 2012, 10:04 PM   #60
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It's a glorified sexual fetish.
Please do not take this thread down that road.

It is another sexual preference, that is all.

It appears only three time. Not even that, two time.

Once with Hammerlock, merely mentioned.

And once in the doctor's order quest. There were two couples in that, for a logical reason. So that the scientist and the test subject had a thing in common. If it was straight relationships. No one would have thought of it twice. But, it was same sex and not worth this much of a fuss.

Their are same sex couples in real life, in normal society. It was hardly put up on a poster with a spotlight on it. It was just there, as a mention.
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