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Old 19-11-2012, 23:57
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I think it would be really interesting to have a character come to terms with the fact that they are asexual and explore the possible areas they could go down in the afternath of this discovery e.g. depression. Its something fresh, realistic and reflective for the show.

Maybe this storyline could be carried out for Dexter?
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Old 20-11-2012, 00:02
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What's asexuality? Is that when you have no sexual feelings towards any gender? It could be interesting that actually, see how it pans out.

Who's Dexter by the way? lol
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Old 20-11-2012, 00:04
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What's asexuality? Is that when you have no sexual feelings towards any gender? It could be interesting that actually, see how it pans out.

Who's Dexter by the way? lol
Yeah its when you basically have no sexual attraction to either gender. You still have emotional feelings, but you cant express yourself sexually because the thought of sexual content doesnt appeal to you in the slightest.

Dexter is Ava's son, he arrives in the new year.
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Old 20-11-2012, 00:15
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It wouldn't be very dramatic would it?
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Old 20-11-2012, 00:18
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It wouldn't be very dramatic would it?
It can be. Some people have been resulted to depression or even suicide as a result of their desperation of wanting to change their asexual ways.
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Old 20-11-2012, 00:19
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They have and then they get then pregnant like heather
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Old 20-11-2012, 00:19
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I always thought that Liam Butcher would be a good candidate- he's nearly 14 so he is of the age to be attracted to girls and since he hasn't shown any signs yet, this could easily happen.

Though being related to Max and Jack may put a damper on things as they cant keep it in their pants
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Old 20-11-2012, 00:21
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They couldn't do it because then the character wouldn't be able to have an affair with someone or enter into a tedious love triangle.
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Old 20-11-2012, 00:22
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I always thought that Liam Butcher would be a good candidate- he's nearly 14 so he is of the age to be attracted to girls and since he hasn't shown any signs yet, this could easily happen.

Though being related to Max and Jack may put a damper on things as they cant keep it in their pants
What about Derek he has control.
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Old 20-11-2012, 00:23
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They couldn't do it because then the character wouldn't be able to have an affair with someone or enter into a tedious love triangle.
Or get someone pregnant

I'd like to see it but I do agree, asexuality has a danger of not causing much drama
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Old 20-11-2012, 00:25
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Or get someone pregnant

I'd like to see it but I do agree, asexuality has a danger of not causing much drama
Yeah but some people react to it in very dark ways. Its not to much about the asexuality itself, its more about how the character would deal with this which would create a dramatic impact
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Old 20-11-2012, 00:26
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Yeah but some people react to it in very dark ways. Its not to much about the asexuality itself, its more about how the character would deal with this which would create a dramatic impact
As I said, I'd like Liam to have that story, he is a virtually clean slate, his first major story and with James on an adult contract, he'd have more time for this.
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Old 20-11-2012, 00:31
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Dot Branning only had sex twice to conceive Nick and her aborted daughter
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Old 20-11-2012, 00:33
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Dot Branning only had sex twice to conceive Nick and her aborted daughter
Really?? I never knew this!
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Old 20-11-2012, 00:34
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Nah.

To be honest, i refuse to believe someone is asexual unless they've had medical tests to rule out every illness associated with lack of libido.

It seems to be a new, hip way of describing yourself when you're not sexually active.
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Old 20-11-2012, 00:37
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Dot Branning only had sex twice to conceive Nick and her aborted daughter
I vividly remember the time when Jim took Viagra- the only ep whose duff duff featured an erection
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Old 20-11-2012, 00:38
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Or get someone pregnant

I'd like to see it but I do agree, asexuality has a danger of not causing much drama
It could be done, but then you'd be asking soap writers not to concentrate on romantic entanglements, and they just don't seem to be able to do that with main characters.
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Old 20-11-2012, 00:39
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It could be done, but then you'd be asking soap writers not to concentrate on romantic entanglements, and they just don't seem to be able to do that with main characters.
True!

At least asexuality would be an original story
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Old 20-11-2012, 00:41
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Emily Bishop could well be a virgin
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Old 20-11-2012, 00:44
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True!

At least asexuality would be an original story
It would be, and I don't doubt the initial story would be brilliant (obviously, if handled by certain writers). They could make it dark, they could make it compelling, they could make you really sympathize with the character... but as soon as it was over they'd be knocked up by Jack or knocking up a Mitchell a few weeks later. Unless the character left at the end of the story arc, of course.
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Old 20-11-2012, 00:47
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It would be, and I don't doubt the initial story would be brilliant (obviously, if handled by certain writers). They could make it dark, they could make it compelling, they could make you really sympathize with the character... but as soon as it was over they'd be knocked up by Jack or knocking up a Mitchell a few weeks later. Unless the character left at the end of the story arc, of course.
Shame they introduced all these testosterone fuelled boys like Antler and Joey, they could have been onto something.

It would have to be a Branning boy/girl though because they are all at it like rabbits so would have a greater impact.
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Old 20-11-2012, 00:53
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Shame they introduced all these testosterone fuelled boys like Antler and Joey, they could have been onto something.

It would have to be a Branning boy/girl though because they are all at it like rabbits so would have a greater impact.
I just hope they don't bring Ben back as asexual. If ever someone needed to get laid, it's that guy.
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Old 20-11-2012, 00:58
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I just hope they don't bring Ben back as asexual. If ever someone needed to get laid, it's that guy.
Look what happened the last time he did that- though I'm sure he's having the time of his life now
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Old 20-11-2012, 01:00
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Why would it be interesting its basically someone not having sex of any form, can't see anything thrilling or dramatic about that and sexuality type storylines are getting old if its been done once it been done loads of times, I mean unless you have a Sheldon sort of character.
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Old 20-11-2012, 01:05
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Why would it be interesting its basically someone not having sex of any form, can't see anything thrilling or dramatic about that and sexuality type storylines are getting old if its been done once it been done loads of times, I mean unless you have a Sheldon sort of character.
Yes, lets bring Sheldon into EE, make it far more interesting.

I can imagine him and Kat:

'I'm a dirty girl'

'You look perfectly hygenic'
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