I have to say that I am incredibly disappointed with the Dracula fandom and the amount of queer erasure being perpetrated by it. A certain Dracula “fuch yeah” blog has been airing derogatory and vile asks and text posts regarding Lucy and her relationship with Mina. There have also been a number of recent occasions of manipulating scenes to portray Lucy as straight and having a relationship with Dracula. And no, Lucy is not bisexual unless otherwise stated. She had shown exclusive interest in women.
For those of you who don’t see a problem with this, let me explain it to you. This is erasure and homophobic. It is turning a canonically queer character - one of a fantastically minute number, especially female queer characters - into a straight one. You cannot possibly understand what it is like to see no representation of yourself in 99% of all media. Do you know how many books feature lesbian protagonists? Or TV programmes? Or films? Essentially none. The number is negligible. And that is the voice we have.
So for you to heterosexualise a queer character is to silence us. It is to say that you are not contented with the sweeping 99.99% majority. That isn’t enough. You have to take the little we do have and sour it.
So please, if you can’t stand to see a queer character in a queer relationship then for God’s sake leave them the fuck alone. Don’t pervert their relationships or their identity to suit you. You don’t get to do that. Let us have one fucking thing, okay?
Shipping a canonically straight man with a canonically straight woman: Okay.
Example: Chuck and Sarah (Chuck)
Shipping a canonically gay man/woman with a canonically gay man/woman: Okay.
Example: Mitch and Cam (Modern Family)
Shipping a canonically bisexual man/woman with a canonically gay/straight/bi man/woman: Okay.
Example: Brittany and Santana (Glee)
Shipping a canonically gay/straight/bi man/woman with an inanimate object: Okay.
Example: Dean and pie (Supernatural)
Shipping a canonically gay/straight/bi man/woman with himself/herself: Okay.
Example: The clones (Orphan Black)
Shipping a canonically gay/straight/bi man/woman with an abstract concept: Okay.
Example: Regina and happiness (Once Upon A Time)
Shipping a canonically gay/straight/bi man/woman with yourself: Okay.
Example: Harvey and me (Suits)
Shipping a canonically gay man/woman with a canonically straight man/woman: Okay.
Example: Dracula and Lucy (Dracula)
I’m sure I’ve missed some forms of ships, but I think you get the point.
The very roots of internet fandom, particularly Tumblr, is in the fans celebrating the non-canon and the unpopular. Believe it or not, this includes the non-canon and unpopular heterosexual couples. I can’t find a strong enough word to describe how ludicrous it is to think that shipping a non-canon homosexual couple is fine, but shipping a non-canon heterosexual couple is offensive and rude. Define: double standards.
But let’s talk about the bigger problem with your text post. It’s one thing to not get the internet shipping thing; it’s as confusing and weird as can be.
But falsely accusing someone of homophobia isn’t something to be taken lightly.
I don’t know what the fuck it is with the internet (or perhaps it’s just tumblr), but I see people throwing around unsubstantiated accusations of homophobia, racism, misogyny, and misandry everywhere, like it’s Halloween, and they’re giving out candy. They are a very grave attack on someone’s reputation and character, and you don’t just get to recklessly throw them whenever you’re trying to make a point. Now, to accuse someone of homophobia for making a gifset of a het couple that was requested by their follower? That is bullshit.
And the homophobia claim was just one of the plethora of baseless accusations you threw at the kid.
"There have also been a number of recent occasions of manipulating scenes to portray Lucy as straight and having a relationship with Dracula." You mean, making an AU gifset?
"A certain Dracula “fuck yeah” blog has been airing derogatory and vile asks and text posts regarding Lucy and her relationship with Mina.” I haven’t read A SINGLE ONE.
"Don’t pervert their relationships or their identity to suit you." By making an AU gifset that was REQUESTED by another fan?
Oh, and no, the lack of LGBTQ representation in media doesn’t justify your claims of erasure and homophobia, and it certainly doesn’t justify the bullying and the harassment of an innocent person to the point where he/she was forced to put the blog on hiatus. Read: victim playing.