In the original version of Eternal Eden (before it got censored) Jean is burnt alive on a crucifix by Downey. joking (Haha).
Honestly, when people ask me if I’m homophobe I generally reply: I’m not homophobe BUT I’m not homophile either.
In general I accept homosexuality around me and I never felt disdain for any gay. I actually lived with a couple of homosexuals some years ago and I had a lot of fun with them. The nicest thing is that together we made tons of contextual jokes about homosexuality. They were never offended and to me it proved they fully accepted their sexual orientation.
When I say I’m not homophile it means that I will not open a red carpet under gays’ feet and become involved in parades. Also, if my best friend, my sister or my future children announce me they are gay, they have to expect a reaction from me to digest the news. Acceptance will not become 'instant', especially not with people I expect it the less. But don’t worry I will not ban them from my life even if I will never fully comprehend their motivation. I will do my best to make them feel good if they truly accept they are meant to be different.
I hope I can dissipate your doubts about Eternal Eden on this subject
Besides, in Eternal Eden I used some ‘light’ humor and it was oriented toward virility rather than homosexuality.
About Linette and Joelle, I thought making fairies without gender was a nice touch. Downey is someone arrogant; it has to be expected from him to have ‘bitching’ reactions against things that aren’t common. It added more dimension to his personality.
Thank you for the nice words, I’m always extremely happy to hear positive feedbacks from fans.
P.S. Pardon my poor English.