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What is it with the sudden influx of homophobes onto LJ? Fermatojam, and Killiganhashope, and now thegraybook reports an exchange of e-mails with one who apparently managed not to know that Ian McKellen is gay. Doesn't everybody know that?

It has been brought to my attention that I didn't phrase the above paragraph very well. It wasn't the not knowing that made Cassie's e-mailer a homophobe. It was more her reaction to Cassie's suggestion that he is gay. Click on the link to her journal and all will become clear.

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From:drownedangel
Date:April 5th, 2003 - 11:00 am
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I didn't know that for a while.

Didn't make me a homophobe though :\
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From:avariel_wings
Date:April 5th, 2003 - 11:11 am
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No, but this girl was insisting that he wasn't, until Cassie presented her with irrefutable evidence. Not knowing is one thing. Refusing to accept it is quite another.
From:paranoidkitten
Date:April 5th, 2003 - 11:58 am
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He's gay?!!

But doesn't he know that it's like, you know, wrong, and...

...no, I can't do it, impersonating a homophobe just makes me want to start throwing things at them. Like I did when reading Cassie's conversation. 'Cause... grrrr. Stupid people. Stupid narrow-minded people.
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From:randomfrog
Date:April 5th, 2003 - 12:29 pm
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Tsk, tsk, why don't they just send Ian McKellen to gay camp, to help him get over it?

Or better yet, make him talk to that doctor on the infomercial channel that claims to "cure homosexuality".

ecch.
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From:avariel_wings
Date:April 5th, 2003 - 12:36 pm

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I love your icon. Where can I find those pictures?
From:angelislington
Date:April 5th, 2003 - 01:54 pm
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http://www.squidge.org/~praxisters/

Theban Band is a rather (in)famous site. Some girl even showed Dom and Billeh the photomanip of them at the NZ TTT premiere, which didn't exactly go down well. ;-)
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From:kerrypolka
Date:April 5th, 2003 - 02:20 pm
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Heh. I can imagine. What'd they say?
From:angelislington
Date:April 5th, 2003 - 03:04 pm
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They didn't really say anything, but their faces told all you needed to know. ;-)

I can't remember who has the screencaps of their reactions, but I'm sure someone here does.

Basically Billeh looked shocked and Dom was amused yet stunned, and both were trying to disguise what they were really feeling. Dom said something like 'I don't remember filming that scene'. *G*

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From:kerrypolka
Date:April 5th, 2003 - 03:58 pm

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^_^

"I don't remember filming that scene"--

He totally does. XD
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From:avariel_wings
Date:April 6th, 2003 - 02:42 pm
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There was a rumour doing the rounds a while back, attributed to Dom himself (although I'd take that with a hefty pinch of salt) that Merry and Pippin will kiss in RotK...
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From:kerrypolka
Date:April 6th, 2003 - 05:59 pm

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I'd guess at the Grey Havens closing, or at their reuniting in Gondor. Either way, squee squee squee!
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From:randomfrog
Date:April 5th, 2003 - 06:19 pm

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Date:April 5th, 2003 - 01:30 pm
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From:avariel_wings
Date:April 5th, 2003 - 01:33 pm
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I've known for a while. But if I hadn't, I would have got it when I heard that soundbite about Gandalf's love interest. "Peter suggested Galadriel. I said 'No, Peter, I was thinking more along the lines of Legolas'".

*grin*
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From:littleshebear
Date:April 5th, 2003 - 01:33 pm
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Oh for the love...

She's talking about the word and the concept of 'gay' as though it were an insult. ::shakes head::
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From:avariel_wings
Date:April 5th, 2003 - 01:35 pm
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Do you think she actually understands that it means "homosexual"? Because I'm not at all sure she does...
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From:littleshebear
Date:April 5th, 2003 - 01:43 pm
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I don't suppose there would be much point in trying to explain 'Section 28' to her then? That was the very reason that Ian came out. Good on you, Ian.
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From:avariel_wings
Date:April 5th, 2003 - 01:47 pm
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Got a lot of respect for the man. It can't have been easy, especially given what he's said about the closet culture in Hollywood. Big risk to take with his career.
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From:bluemoon02
Date:April 8th, 2003 - 06:00 am
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Hey, I only found out McKellin was gay about a month ago....We can't help our ignorance!