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25 July 2007 @ 08:18 am
Just three words, but...  
Because they're beautiful in so many ways:

Or a man.

It's from Sunday.

I love them for John, the notoriously shy about admitting feelings and stuff guy, being supportive of Ronon, even if he would be, you know, gay.

I love them for my very own interpretation of John thinking, "You know, while we're talking about non-weapons and non-sports related things... I've somehow fallen in love with Rodney and would really like to talk about it, because I think it's beginning to drive me crazy."

And I love them for finally acknowledging something other than the heteronormative world we've seen in the Stargate universe so far (unless I really totally forgot something here). And also because I feel that in a way it acknowledges us (as in fans who see gay relationships as a part of their view of the show).
eveningblue: SGA Sheppard McKay Uh Oops?eveningblue on July 25th, 2007 10:53 pm (UTC)
This line is so cool, even for a straight guy!
The whole thing just strikes me as something no heterosexual guy would say unless he had a reason to believe the other person is gay.

I love this line too, and I hope you don't mind my disagreeing with you, but how about, "unless the person he's asking is very secretive about his sex life"? Obviously, John doesn't know what's going on in Ronon's life, they are having a special bonding moment here and John wants to talk about more personal stuff than usual, and also to let Ronon know that he cares about him.

I actually thought this moment was cool from a straight person's perspective, because the way John asks this is implying that it would be no big deal, and that it's a possibility that Ronon might be dating a guy! How cool is that? I agree with what other posters have said about the way the line is delivered and how it is made to be normal and no big deal. I love that!

I like your interpretation too! But if John is straight this makes him a very cool straight guy, imho.

I just find it hard to believe that John would bring this up for no real reason.

Except that he's trying to be a modern, non-heterosexist guy? It makes me a little sad that you don't know any straight guys like this. Now, to see one depicted on television is truly groundbreaking, I agree. But in real life? Guys, and people in general, are becoming less homophobic by the minute! (Thank God.)
Velocitygrass: Johnvelocitygrass on July 26th, 2007 06:29 am (UTC)
Re: This line is so cool, even for a straight guy!
Oh, I certainly love the line in its "canon" interpretation of a heterosexual guy being open-minded.

And I agree that assuming that another man could either be in a relationship with a woman or a man (and saying so) is not too surprising. What gets me though in this case is that Ronon has already implied with his question that he dates women. Maybe I'm seeing this too narrowly, but to me the conversation read like this:

"So are you seeing someone at the moment?"

"No, I don't have a girlfriend right now."

"So do you have a boyfriend?"

Do you see what I mean?

Of course Ronon could have just used women because the majority of guys are in romantic relationships with women and he's seen John with women. But even then it seems like an unnecessary and very deliberate display of John's open-mindedness.

In any case I love it :)