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    The Queer Coding of Ahsoka Tano

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    Wed, 23 Sep 2020 20:43:27 +0000

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    By: Hope Mullinax

    The Queer Coding of Ahsoka Tano

    Wed, 23 Sep 2020 20:43:27 +0000

    The Queer Coding of Ahsoka Tano

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    I really appreciate this comment! Between you and me, in about a month on my podcast Jaig Eyes and Jedi, we’ll be starting the Martez Sister arc. We just recorded on Monday for the first episode with Bryan from Pink Milk (a queer Star Wars podcast). We deep dove for three hours about the queer-ness of the Martez sisters and Ahsoka. So keep an eye out for that!

    As for your other comment, I personally don’t read a lot of lead up theory or “news” articles for series or seasons that haven’t come out yet. For one, I just don’t want to get spoiled. I like going into seasons with little knowledge so I can be surprised. And the other reason is I don’t want to get my hopes up. I don’t want to invest in the possibility that Ahsoka might be bi and then it not happen. I’ve done that before and was burned. So I tend to avoid that.

    I appreciate it though!

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    By: Jade Kayla

    The Queer Coding of Ahsoka Tano

    Tue, 22 Sep 2020 04:03:28 +0000

    The Queer Coding of Ahsoka Tano

    I absolutely loved this, when watching the episode I got so much gay vibes too I was literally talking to the air. “Bro are you seeing this? That’s gayyyyyy!” I was jumping around my room had the biggest smile because It was so pleasant to watch Ashoka and Trace be in awe of each other. I haven’t seen much people talk about this arc like you have. Many people say it was the worst out of the 3 for season 7 but I loved it. I didn’t know about the Star Wars Rebels, currently on season 3 but I loved everything you discussed here especially how the swapped out Nyx for trace super cool! Have you read that Ashoka might be bisexual in live action? There was an article on We Got This Covered. Love to here your thoughts! (:

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    By: Why She-Ra Will Go Down in History – Geeky Girl Experience

    The Queer Coding of Ahsoka Tano

    Wed, 20 May 2020 21:06:02 +0000

    The Queer Coding of Ahsoka Tano

    […] queer media and characters. These stories have to rely on a lot of extra work such as queer coding (more on that here). Queer characters are almost always support characters. Their love is portrayed by hints or muted […]

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    By: Hope Mullinax

    The Queer Coding of Ahsoka Tano

    Fri, 08 May 2020 00:58:32 +0000

    The Queer Coding of Ahsoka Tano

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    Ahsoka’s my favorite character too! *high five for having the same favorite character*

    As I said in my article, I am absolutely okay if people don’t agree with this point. The fun part of media and art is it can be interpreted in many different ways. It’s perfectly okay if you don’t read her as anything other than straight. I, personally, don’t see her as straight. Both are perfectly valid options, because it’s art.

    I do have to disagree with you on one point. You might not want to see varying sexualities in your stories. I do. Growing up, I didn’t have queer stories to turn to in media. Companies like Dic went to great lengths to hide gay characters like Uranus and Neptune in Sailormoon. Can you imagine never seeing yourself in your shows, books, movies, comics, anything you loved until you were in your late teens to early twenties? Take a moment to think about that. How would that have impacted you? How would that make you feel? That was my life. We’re just now getting to a time where we’re starting to get on equal footing with so many different types of characters. There’s been a multitude of studies that show representation in media not only impacts society but the development of children. It might not be important to you, which is fine, but it’s very important to other people. As I respect your opinion, please understand that it’s shaping the lives of some little boy or girl who is trying to figure out who they are. And ask yourself, why don’t you want to think about these “sexuality discussion.” What does it hurt to openly talk about these things? Queer people are just normal people who are part of society. They’ve always been here. Discussing sexuality is perfectly normal if we make it normal. When we don’t talk about it, that’s when it can become weird.

    Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a comment. I hope you enjoy other articles on the site. You might enjoy the Clone Wars reviews. (Absolutely no pun intended) they’re a bit more straightforward.

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    By: The Highground

    The Queer Coding of Ahsoka Tano

    Thu, 07 May 2020 23:24:08 +0000

    The Queer Coding of Ahsoka Tano

    I was reading it out of curiosity. I don’t mind how people look and who they love but when it comes to my favorite Star Wars character Ahsoka… i do care!

    In your article you fairly overlook some other very important things of her character. She is very loving about her friends and close ones. When we don’t take the whole series and just a few episodes/seasons her “affections” to others can lead to some misinterpretations. On a stage Q&A Filoni said that the sisters where invented so there will be no “love story” in the end of season 7 to go clear minded forward to the upcoming events of order 66.

    Out of the current standpoint we can see that Ahsoka´s character is straight or asexual.

    Without overinterpretation some story´s the only “real” crush she has shown was on Lux.

    I dont know. I dont want that Ahsoka gets those sexuality discussions. Just dont show anything of it, i dont want to see it. We dont need to know every sexuality of our hero´s. Sometimes, i just dont want to know it and i think alot of fans will agree on that.

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    By: A Goodbye to Clone Wars: My Star Wars Story – Geeky Girl Experience

    The Queer Coding of Ahsoka Tano

    Mon, 04 May 2020 19:26:59 +0000

    The Queer Coding of Ahsoka Tano

    […] week on my podcast is where I can be myself, the raunchy, swearing, bi/pan woman talking about how I ship Ahsoka with Trace Martez and where I go into details about what I think Thrawn’s man parts look […]

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    By: Why You Should Watch She-Ra and the Princesses of Power – Geeky Girl Experience

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    Wed, 29 Apr 2020 19:46:30 +0000

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    By: Hope Mullinax

    The Queer Coding of Ahsoka Tano

    Tue, 21 Apr 2020 23:12:17 +0000

    The Queer Coding of Ahsoka Tano

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    Thank you for the lovely comment! I totally feel you on this. I’m bi/pan on the Ace spectrum so it’s been a long frustrating road getting queer characters in Star Wars. There’s steps being taken. They’re baby steps, but steps are still steps.

    Thank you again for this!

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    By: Berk

    The Queer Coding of Ahsoka Tano

    Tue, 21 Apr 2020 22:47:39 +0000

    The Queer Coding of Ahsoka Tano

    Thanks for writing this and naming some of these terms like queer coding and queer baiting! Appreciate it- as a nonbinary transmasculine person who is also a HUGE star wars fan, Trace and Ahsoka was the gayest thing I have seen in a while, let alone in Star Wars… wish the franchise was brave enough to make it canon. Loved the read!

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    By: Hope Mullinax

    The Queer Coding of Ahsoka Tano

    Tue, 24 Mar 2020 13:00:06 +0000

    The Queer Coding of Ahsoka Tano

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    Hi Jeff! Thanks for the lovely comment! I really appreciate that!

    I also wanted to say that Resistance is a particular beast of it’s own. It’s a very different show doing very different things than Clone Wars and Rebels. Unlike the other two, it’s a character driven show, not plot driven. It makes for a different kind of and much slower story. I don’t think it’s quite for everyone, so your mileage may vary.

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