Villain by Necessity
Am I the only one who thinks it's rarer to have friends than relationships? Most people get married, most don't have BFFs...? And I mean... At most one or two friends, not like circles and oodles of friends, lol.
You know what, this is a very hostile mindset. Just because some people see SoRiku where you don't doesn't mean they think that based on stereotypes that an emotional male character = homosexual. There are plenty of explicit story reasons people see chemistry between those characters, not simply because Sora is a male character who cries and loves people. That is incredibly dismissive. I think we all know what a friend is and how being friends is different from being homosexual. I don't think The Golden Girls are lesbians, for example.Nonetheless, it's pretty much a disparity between Western and Eastern views. Male friendships are more open in the East than they are in the West, there isn't any fear about a male's masculinity being hit if they dare show emotion or strong connection to another guy. Lest you'll be labelled a homosexual. It's been a very toxic mindset in the West to be honest. Guys run from showing they care for their boys and I feel it has had detrimental effects in how they express themselves. After all, only women are allowed to be touchy feely and cry, right.