LGBTQ+ Inclusion in the Television Series

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I AM SO HAPPY I DON'T EVEN KNOW WHAT TO DO WITH MYSELF :D :D :D
 
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I broke down crying from happiness
 

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How can we be expected to focus on work today?!
 
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How can we be expected to focus on work today?!
That's easy, just look your boss dead in the eye and say "I'm sorry but I need to watch this episode a few more times so I may be a little bit distracted today. If you have a problem with that I'm sure I can arrange for you to be put into a Trolloc pot."
 

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I have Big Feels about Siouan/Moiraine!! The scene of
Siuan going along with Moiraine’s exile request and swearing on the oath rod? Gave me marriage vow vibes.
and honestly? It gave me chills. I love this episode on so many levels.
 

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It was one of the best tv episodes I've ever seen, no matter type of show.
 
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YAAAAASSSS! Also amazing when Lan was just like "I know what you are going to do, have fun"
 

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Watching that episode with my partner, I near-screamed from happiness. To have such an explicit stated scene, leaving no doubt as to the nature of their relationship in private it healed something in me. And the
oath rod scene? Tears. Real, true tears
 

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It was so beautifully done that I cried. No queer baiting, just beautiful, canon queerness from the get go. Oh I loved it so much.
 
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I was very pleased but not surprised at the inclusiveness they’ve shown. I remember the days back in the 90s when it was a big deal for LGBT+ fandom to push Trek and others for representation. So now, part of me says, “of course”, why is this a big deal? And part of me rejoices in the progress we’ve made, but I still know there’s more to be done.
 

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I'm also so glad they made the relationship between Siouan and moraine more about the relationship and less just an excuse to sex up a show with male gazey lesbianism. Just treating it like another relationship is so so wonderful of the writers!
 
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I'm personally not a fan of the Moraine and Suian relationship as it appears in the show.

At the time they are colluding in finding and aiding the Dragon - something which could bring down the Amrylin or even the Tower, I don't believe book Moiraine or book Suian would have taken such a brazen risk in discovery. I understand their relationship in New Spring but at this point in the novel that was all done with. I am also not sure how they will pivot Moiraines relationship to Thom.

I always thought there was plenty or representation in the books without needing to alter the source material, although I much prefer the idea of Rand/Elayne/Avhienda/Min being in a relationship all together rather than Rand just having relationships with them separately. Especially Elayne/Avhienda, because I always get the vibes that they are attracted to each other in the books and have somewhate of an unrequited love. In fact on my first read through I always thought Avhienda only paired with Rand to stay closer to Elayne - and to have his baby as prophesised.

I also love how some of the cultures in WoT have different attitudes to sex and nudity, resulting in some funny scenes in the books - I dont feel they translated this well to the show, Rand and the EF5 have a very "conservative country bumbkin" outlook on the world in the books when exposed to more relaxed views, which i think they missed a little bit in the show (such as the Rand and Egwene hooking up in the Winespring Inn, just didn't feel in character to me.
 
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Robert Jordan himself stated that homosexual relationships are just taken "as a matter of course"
for real?? well. this makes me respect him a little more. i think of him as such a stick in the mud gender & sexuality wise, because [despite having some queer kinds of relationship/family setups in his cultures] he writes his male x female gender dynamics soooo heteronormative 😭 but like this should be a thing. his world is begging for it :pleased-1:

polyamory instead of the polygamy, which I take to mean that it's going to focus on the four of them being in relationships with each other
oh my gods im so thrilled. any time there's any love triangle situation im always like. polyamoury. and maybe it'll finally h a p p e n n n

the adaptation of alanna plus her Warders is already the sweetest thingg

very little concern that they're going to sex WoT up to make it more like GoT
noo, yeah definitely not. for me there was a disappointing lack of Spice in the show even 😂 but it shows they respect the story, so overall it is objectively a good thing.

Leane's story of overcoming her stilling being to embrace queerness
oooh this would be awesome

Birgitte and Mat definitely need to be our Disaster Bisexuals!!
omg yes. no WAY is Mat not bi.

I even read WoT as a teen and young adult and used "first-sister" language to describe my feelings about my girl crushes with whom I had very close friendships
this is so cutee 🥰

blatantly suggested that Moiraine and Siuan are a lesbian couple at a few points in New Spring
had no idea this was canon?? i was so pleasantly surprised in the show :pleased-1:

There’s a non-binary person playing Min??!!!
WHATTT
i love minnn
nonbinary min >>>>
bc the main thing that irritated me abt her character was that in the books so far, she's so cool, but her dynamic with rand is like.. exactly the same as the other girls. like as soon as she becomes interested in him she doesn't do it in more of a cameraderie way, doesn't approach him any different than avilayne, she just is like, ohh, i have become a fluttery Girl and must embroider my dress all fancy and blush another reason i figure[d] RJ just wasn't imaginative enough to write queer relationships :(
 
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