Sunday, March 8, 2009
Who's Gay In (Insert TV Show here)
Alright. This Comic spawned it all.
So, I tried the equation, using Firefly as my base.
-------- + 3 (3-9) | 3(3-9)
Which gave us: Gay= 17 Straight= 18. My conclusion? FAULTY.
So, I decided to try to build my own equation.
TRY ONE: Well, one in ten randomly selected people is gay, right? So, using that as a starting point, I got this:
.10(x)| x-10(x)-y NOTE: x= # of characters y= children under 16
Well, this gave us 0.9 gay characters and 0.9 straight characters. I had some work to do, obviously.
My next attempt was an utter failure. NOTE: 9*1, the little star indicates to the power of..., so its really nine to the power of one. Capital X is the multiplication symbol. Lower case x is the variable.
GAY | STRAIGHT
x*1 | x*9
-----X 0.10| ------- - y
Which gave me numbers in the billions for straight. Didn't work.
Finally, my last attempt
10(P+Y-2W)= Straight characters
------------- - Y - P
X= total characters
P= total confirmed straight pairings
Y= children under 16
W= x/10-Y -P
It gave me ~6.1 straight and ~2.9 gay characters. Based on slash fic, clues in the series, and other sources, I say this isn't TOO far off.
Got a better equation? Let me know.