April 09, 2004

If God had wanted video game characters to have same-sex marriages, he would have created Adam and Duke Nukem

(Looking for "Pericles"? It has moved here, thanks to Movable Type's somewhat wack reinstallation system.)

Video games have always been ahead of the curve, tolerance-wise. Super Mario 3 paved the way for mainstream acceptance of furries, and now The Temple of Elemental Evil features a gay marriage. (Certain members of the current presidential administration -- that is to say, pretty much all of them -- will probably be disappointed to learn that the gay marriage does not actually take place in the temple of elemental evil. Well, they probably think any church that would perform a gay marriage is a temple of elemental evil. Or a temple of Episcopal evil, at least.)

Posted by Francis at 05:39 AM

In the last section of my "Zero Financing" journal entry (see URL) you will find an entertaining little story you may have forgotten about a lesbian romance in Baldur's Gate that wasn't supposed to happen. The one in ToEE was deliberate. Pity the game was so tedious I never got to that point. But then, I always play with an all-female party anyhow.

Dov Sherman, one of the people who runs Otaku World, makes a sort of hobby of collecting anime with gender themes, and his kisekae dolls often reflect this (he did not only the best Ranma dolls but also really was one of the first Futaba-Kun Change advocates I ever saw). Perhaps in tribute to the Final Fantasy plot mentioned, he has created a kisekae doll recently where you get to crossdress Cloud as you like. You'll find it at otakuworld.com (you'll need to download his FKiss4 capable viewer as well to play it).

Posted by: Columbine at April 9, 2004 03:25 PM