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Old July 17 2011, 03:57 PM   #30
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Re: Humanoid Sexuality in TrekLit (Minor Spoilers for VGD: Declassifie

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I think it was Lance Parkin who said that in the old Doctor Who NAs it became sort of mandatory to kill a gay character off in each book, because making a character gay made him instantly sympathetic to Doctor Who fans, and then you killed 'em off to prove the situation was serious.
So, Death By Newberry Medal kind of deal.
Heh, I was not familiar with that trope name. Essentially, though it's more like a redshirt death where you want to make the redshirt sympathetic quickly.
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