So I’ve been reading a lot of meta lately, and some of the responses I’ve seen have got my hackles up. Read at your peril.
Goddamn but I do hate queer-baiting. I hate the whole concept it represents, I hate that it happens, but most of all, I hate that certain quarters in a fandom will use it as an excuse to discourage/disprove any points a gay ship has towards becoming canon.
"Oh, Regina and Emma touched one another and made literal magic? Queer baiting!"
"Oh, Castiel told Dean that he was his primary motivation in abandoning heaven? Queer baiting!"
With Merlin something I personally came to realize is that good and evil in this دکھائیں is far from black and white. Many seem to agree that the good guys truly are the good guys and the bad guys are the bad guys. I have a different take; I feel like the villains really aren't that bad, they just want some security...some safety...the ability to be themselves. And some of the good guys (yes my finger is pointed at آپ Uther) aren't really all that good.
First and foremost, all the villains seem to just not want to be persecuted. Nimueh being the prim example. This woman just wanted to make sure...