Complex Orientation

posted April 4th, 2013, 8:29 pm


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April 4th, 2013, 8:29 pm

LittleLynn84

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It was kind of a last minute decision to make this a two-pager. I felt the first page did nothing to offer new information so I tacked on the next page (which kinda flows well with it anyway). AND it brings up lots of potential for fun debate over the weekend. There's just so much one could interpret and misinterpret here. XD

Oh, and of course, Chanel’s sexually is finally defined in canon (though it wouldn’t be impossible to figure it out sooner). If you did figure it out sooner, why don’t you just give yourself a pat on the back.


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April 4th, 2013, 8:41 pm

Claire (Guest)

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I didn't even know 'homoromantic' was a thing, or heteroromantic. Did some googling about that and, well... it explains a lot. Now it's got me thinking about my own complex orientation (see what I did there?).

It's cool to see Emily up on her stuff here. Maybe she'll end up being yet another ally to them all, but then again, she could just end up being friends with the gay kids and hating on the trans kids. Who knows. Either way it turns out, it's a good character development to have her lay down some knowledge.

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April 4th, 2013, 8:45 pm

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oh....yeah about that Emily

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April 4th, 2013, 8:58 pm

WiddleMow

What?

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I don't really see a problem with Emily's questions. Like, rawr, Maria calm your damn tits.

But I can see how this just opened a can of worms too..oh no.. ><

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April 4th, 2013, 9:16 pm

Valley

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Emily seems to know a lot about this...hmmmmm...

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April 4th, 2013, 9:56 pm

WiddleMow

noted

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@Valley:
You're right...!!!!
*noted*

Maybe she's been around it a lot?
hmmm...

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April 4th, 2013, 10:04 pm

Haldo (Guest)

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HOLY HIDDEN DEPTHS BATMAN

I knew what she was talking about, but I had no idea she would be informed about LGBT stuff!

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April 5th, 2013, 12:02 am

Honeybee (Guest)

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I'm a little confused. Chanel says that it's "just Maria," not ALL girls, and she doesn't say anything about whether her attractions for Maria are romantic or sexual. So why would Emily jump to the conclusion that Chanel is homoromantic asexual rather than demisexual? I just feel like demi would make so much more sense there. Both are totally valid identities, of course. And I guess since Chanel confirms it, Emily was right.

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April 5th, 2013, 6:55 am

AmyC89 (Guest)

Character Development!!

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Emily is becoming more complex the longer we (as an audience) are exposed to her! It's hard to harbour any type of grudge against her for the way she's behaved previously...

And I think it's a perfectly valid point of clarification; but only if Chanel agrees to answer the question.
Truth or Dare is a great way to admit to things/find out things about friends that are important/interesting without blowing everything out of proportion, and it all comes down to what Chanel is comfortable.

P.S. Chanel is cute ^_^

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April 5th, 2013, 8:55 am

Allie (Guest)

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I'm impressed ^_^;

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April 5th, 2013, 8:59 am

Allie (Guest)

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Personally, I can be attracted both sexually and romantically to people of any sex or gender, so in a sense I could be described as pansexual and panromantic. But I seem to go through phases of being *more* or *more often* attracted to a particular gender, sex and/or presentation. What makes it that bit more complicated is that my sexual leaning and my romantic leaning can be in different directions :3 Good thing I'm polyamorous I guess lol

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April 5th, 2013, 7:47 pm

Chihiro

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I wonder why Emily knows so much about this... could she be questioning her own sexuality? Have a member of her family who is? I can't wait until we find out!

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April 6th, 2013, 9:53 am

Dieter M. (Guest)

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"The rainbow isn't black and white"

AWESOME

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April 6th, 2013, 1:19 pm

Haldo (Guest)

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My complex sexuality is that I like girly girls, but I don't like butch girls, but I also could like people of other genders provided they are girly enough. So I'm... Femmesexual!

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April 6th, 2013, 3:26 pm

LittleLynn84

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@Haldo:

Actually, I'm the same way. You're not alone in that. ^_^

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July 14th, 2013, 9:18 pm

Lenn

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That's...kind of a very tilted description of what asexuality is. Asexuality just means that you don't experience sexual attraction. Not having a sex drive and/or not wanting sexual contact are very separate from actual attraction and are not defining attributes, but just very common indicators.

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July 15th, 2013, 2:35 pm

Emi Ems (Guest)

Oh man, this page

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Even though I later discovered it's not a perfectly accurate picture of asexuality, this page made me really reexamine my own sexual priorities. The way Chanel was described hit way too close to home than I thought it could -I now identify as a homoromantic asexual and it was this page that threw me on the path therefore!

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August 3rd, 2013, 2:19 pm

Lenn

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@Emi Ems: Grats of self-discovery! :D

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December 3rd, 2013, 10:17 pm

comicgirl

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I also didn't know this was a thing.

So I guess my theory about sexual attraction going on in order to have a romantic relationship properly is gone.

Though I wonder if Chanel and Maria kiss. I hear that can be more intense and intimate than sex. Which might be telling.

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December 29th, 2014, 9:31 am

Kimiko (Guest)

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But why is Emily lecturing everyone on Chanel's sexuality? I mean, Chanel herself wasn't even very certain about it, and how come Emily knows more about this kind of thing than the whole rainbow of characters at this party?

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December 22nd, 2015, 9:24 am

Maplestrip

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Wait, so she guessed Chanel's orientation based on ~three sentences? I probably guessed this in the church scene, but would never have been able to guess it from "No, I just like Maria ... I don't think I'm straight either."

But, well, I guess it's alright, because this IS the basis of what I know Emily for from now on ^_^"

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