I have been following the TV series called Arrow for some time. Season one was pure win. The storyline is great, the action sequences are great, and I have to say I was fairly sucked in. I was planning on buying the series. I liked it so much, that I wanted to support their creative efforts, and I also wanted to watch it again at some point in the future.
But then, suddenly, about halfway through season two, there was an intense lesbian makeout scene, and it came with no warning. I had to look away. Seeing that almost causes me physical pain, and in any case it causes me a similar sort of psyhological anguish that physical pain does.
I don’t believe it’s my place to stop people from doing whatever they want to do, provided they are only hurting themselves, but at the same time, I don’t want to see it.
It was completely unnecessary to the storyline, and added absolutely nothing to it. In fact, they ruined the series with that garbage. But I know what it is they are doing. They are putting it in the series because they WANT to normalize the act. They want people to accept that behavior as normal. They almost always delay it in series’ where it appears so that they can get people hooked, because they know full well that if they started the series like that, a lot of people will immediately bail on it. The idea is that once people are hooked, then when they see it they will just power through the gayness, and in the process become a bit more hardened to it. Eventually they won’t cringe anymore. Also, it seems like it’s almost always lesbians, because they know if they show two men going at it then it will turn the stomachs of their male audience all across the board.
But none of this will work on me. First of all, I resent any attempts at being manipulated, especially when it comes to being manipulated into something which I inherently find distasteful and morally objectionable. Second, I use entertainment to help me relax. When I’m in entertainment mode, I don’t want to be bombarded by something which I thoroughly, and successfully, avoid in real life. It is an unwanted intrusion, especially when I’m trying to escape. I refuse to accept or adapt.
My wife thought that we might just fast forward past it, but there was another scene, and a longer one, and on top of that I don’t know how many episodes I would have to skip. I don’t even want to see the small thumbnails of them going at it in the fast forward function. Furthermore, I don’t want them to register any more views from me. If anyone is keeping track of this, then let them see that I stopped watching and WHEN. If they have half a brain, they will put two and two together.
Saying NO is good. Better we stick to our morals than let the Cathedral change us into what they want us to be. Acceptance for the sake of acceptance is slavery.
Finally, I won’t be buying the series. Sadly, I think a lot of people will. A lot of people are eating the meat and spitting out the bones, but I don’t play by the rules of others.
So now here is the full list of series which I will not watch:
Avatar: Legend of Korra
If I ever get to the point where all I can do is watch re-runs of stuff before the year 2000 than so be it. The culture was better back then anyways. Just because people around me are in a decline doesn’t mean I have to be.