I think I lied on that last post. When I said the headcanons don’t do a thing for me, I just…meant it doesn’t really feel completely satisfying for me. The headcanons about Elsa or Merida being lesbians, or any other character whose sexuality isn’t really shown in their narratives, doesn’t bother me. When you have very little representation in something like Disney, you’ve got to work with what you have, and it has its own element of fun once in awhile.
I think the problem is that it’s…really not that fun for me anymore. What I don’t like is how you can assume they’re straight or gay, and if you dare to assume or even argue the probability they could be lesbians, there’s always going to be people who’ll shut you down for it. And I’m tired of that. I’m tired of wishing for something more. I’m tired of reblogging fanart of two characters I wouldn’t mind seeing together and having that realization dawn on me, that it’s never going to happen.
I don’t want a character going around and announcing his or her preference for men or women to everybody they meet, but I don’t want it swept under the rug and hidden away, either. I don’t want to play guessing games. I want a lesbian princess.
Ugh. I don’t know. Maybe I’m completely ridiculous or stupid for getting so frustrated about it. It’s just… shit I haven’t really let myself think about in the past, but it’s weighting more on my mind lately, and being sick and cranky doesn’t help me whatsoever.