Sorry about the hope thing. English is not my language and I had to use translate on google I’m sorry if it sound wrong

No no no no no, anon, you were fine! You were absolutely fine, and it was perfectly correct, I understood exactly what you meant, and where you were coming from. No worries at all, at all. 

I’d simply meant these discussions overall were starting to become something odd to read, in that for what seemed a sweet f/f ship (albeit with some cheating), now we’re just looking for how low the characters will go. It wasn’t about you or your choice of words at all, anon!

I hope corrie go with some kind of self harm story with Rana. So many people just don’t get how hard it is to accept your sexuality especially if you know if your family will leave and with the whole her being treated as a business transaction thing I think it seems likely that they might. I hope they do because it would help my mum understand that it’s not just a matter of picking one person. It’s picking between your family and everything you know and the woman you love and that its not easy.

I gotta say, anon, heh, that “hope” with the rest of that sentence? Is a bit jarring. No judgment on you, obviously, I get where you’re coming from. 

I’m of two minds about it. I’ve already watched all this on TRMD with Jade, including the suicide attempt. And if I’m honest, I don’t think it did much there? That could be down to the execution, it being a hurried telenovela kind of plot but it covered the main things, family treating her badly, her feeling she had no escape, and yet it barely affected her family past a few eps, let alone the audience. And omg, I just remembered, they did the same thing to Paul, her also gay brother, near the end of the series. And again, no real effect. I suppose it comes down to the audience as well, how receptive they are to something like this? I think it was agreed that it probably came a few years too early for the Philippines. While it might be the right time for Corrie’s viewers right now, especially if they take care to draw it out.

Representation is important for the people it represents and the people who should see others normalized. I agree with that completely. Two different audiences, right? I think both should be taken into account. Is showing the consequences of this to the straight people and the non-Muslims who could learn something worth the gay Muslims’ horror watching this play out? As a gay Muslim, I’m not particularly enthused by seeing a lot of my own suffering up there. However, I am just one gay Muslim, I don’t represent all of us, and I don’t have anybody watching Corrie. I suspect if my mom were watching, I’d be able to look for her reactions and that would bring a new dimension to things. 

If it’s a matter of how instructive it is, I think it could be very valuable, especially if not sensationalized. I just hope they strike the proper balance between needed rep and Making Gays Suffer to Teach Straights a Lesson. 

I hope, and I’m being optimistic here, that Kate founds out about the Habeebs offering Zee money fairly soon. I agree with your tags with Rana in the Rovers looking like she’s spiralling into a guilt-ridden depression and it makes me feel sad and anxious.

Me too! Honestly, anon, I did not expect it to hit me as hard as it did. She’s so alone? And I don’t even have really well written story and angst like on the Jan 8th ep to console myself with, I just didn’t get where Kate was coming from. Or I mean, I can, but I have to make more effort to get it, instead of it being so clear. Why was she so angry when she knew Rana couldn’t leave Zee right after Luke’s death?

But I digress. I hope that things become clear soon too, anon, but with the inclusion of Sophie and the telegraphing for even more depressed Rana and the spoilers we already have, I don’t think we’re going to have any letup any time soon. I think this is just the start of a long decline . And it’s such a specific thing she’s going through! Continuing to choose your family over coming out and becoming depressed as it all settles in. And us watching and knowing that some of us have made that exact decision and are living the consequences that we can see play out so painfully. 

@agnost  replied to your post “Hello, there is totally no need to apologize. You are so courteous….”

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Ohhh. Hmmm. Lol, I actually remember that now. I think it was at the end of the first ep, the “this season” trailer? I don’t think I paid it much mind because at the time it was like weeks yet till the show started for real.

Thanks!