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apparently there are two definitions of "queer bait" where some people think it means "the characters are actually gay and not just hinted at being gay" and others think it means "the gay characters are in a relationship instead of it going nowhere." is it a generational difference? To me, I define it as the former b/c that's what we got in the 90's/00's. It's hard enough to find straight romance that doesn't run in circles, that's the whole point of using it as a plot point.

@alexlaw neither of these seem to match with my understanding? i am used to it meaning "these characters are hinted at being gay but it never goes anywhere or gets canon payoff"

@shoofle yeah sorry that's what i meant. i guess both those defs are actually definitions of "non-queerbait" and i reversed it in my mind

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