When I first started coming up with Rain (back in 2004 with the old fantasy version), my goal was actually to have the story include every denomination. Every. Single. One.
I also thought there were a lot less back then (like, I literally thought LGBT was all there was). As I've gone, I've learned how there are so many - so VERY many - different sexual and romantic orientations and gender identities out there. I am STILL learning new things to this day. And it's helping me learn not just about the diverse people in this world, but also quite a bit about myself too. (I don't remember if I ever mentioned it here, but I'm still working out my own sexual orientation.)
It's fascinating and wonderful to see all this diversity, and yet also extremely overwhelming. And it's really put into perspective just how lofty my initial goal was. I'm starting to believe that including everything might be kinda tricky (especially given that I have barely begun to scratch the surface). Not to mention, as has been made clear to me with the last page, I've still got a lot to learn. So I'm just going to say this: I'm going to do the best I can. It's all I can do, really. ^_^
Worst case scenario, I plan on writing for the rest of my life. If Rain ends and your denomination isn't covered, I might just be saving it for the next story. ^_^
Rain, all characters and all other aspects of the story are copyright material belonging to me.
Also, I've said this before, but I'm trying to raise money for SRS, and I'm still struggling with it. If you can help, it would be most welcome. If not, don’t worry about it. I totally understand (you don't need to feel bad or apologize if you can’t).
I feel you on the still working out your sexual orientation! I didn't settle on Bisexual until I was 25 and it's not been till more recently (I'm 29 now) that I've realised I'm demisexual and biromantic. No wonder I could never make sense of it throughout my adolescence and early adulthood!
Kinda similar actually. Growing up, I always knew I was attracted to girls, and that was as far as I thought about it (so I guess that I was lesbian [or at the time, "straight" to most people]). But I've never been a terribly sexual person, really. So maybe I'm asexual? And then after starting hormones, I started noticing guys too occasionally. I didn't stop being attracted to women (I'm married to one, so that's a good thing!), but it turns out I AM attracted to men too (just not as often).
So here I am, 29 myself, and I'd guess that I myself am panromantic... either demisexual or gray asexual. I'm still not quite sure which one fits me more.
You are you and that should be good enough for anybody.
Wow, now I kind of want Kymily to be thing.
$100 on Maria being Emily's ex-girlfriend.
@Tess: youre on
Woah! $100? Good luck Tess! Since you're saying such a high amount it started me thinking into that possibility more and you could be right. I'm really unsure at the moment, but considering all the conflict that happened between Maria and Emily not being fully revealed, well, who knows? We will all see I guess.
I love Ky(lie) (I guess maybe I just say Kylie right now since she is in female persona?) just is like "So you're single huh?" Smoooooth, Kylie, very smooth.
The more the story develops I find myself more and more liking the idea of a possible Rainily relationship, but I'm sort of happy with whatever happens if the characters are all happy :P
(My title is just because I felt like rhyming :P)
personally I'd say I'm asexual but I'm not 100% sure but I don't think it really matters because I don't want to be in an intimate relationship with anyone anyway. That's all I need to know.
For me, my orientation was always the easy part. I'm a lesbian through and through. Always have been.
As for the comic! Rain and new girl (whose name escapes me)should be a thing!
I dunno how Kymily would work though.
I don't know what I am... I guess it's to early in my life to know... or even make judgments. I've never been in a relationships and I've never even fallen in love. I honestly have no idea what my sexuality would be.
I don't know, I'm just not really interested in relationships... I guess being an introvert doesn't help much...
Still figuring out my sexuality. I'm on the asexual scale for sure, but in such an uncommon way that I don't really fit in with the ace community (not the elitist ones, anyway). I have demisexual tendencues as well as grayasexual tendencies, I've fallen in mad love with someone of my own gender (sadly this person is straight), felt attracted to someone of the opposite gender once or twice, aaaand I think the only thing I can actually say with certainty other than all those things is that I'm cis.
I'm also almost thirty years old.
I have SO much to figure out.
I identify as aromantic asexual, but I am not sure if the aromantic is an actual orientation thing or a "can't be bothered while there is maths to do" thing. Sadly, "not-now-I-am-busyromantic" is a tad verbose.
I thought I had my sexuality all figured out (pan as well^^) but then I realized, I felt bored a lot during sex...I thought it was the sex for quite a long time but it has gotten "worse" over the last years to the point where sex felt like something I did for others because I "owed" it to my partner or it was the thing I should enjoy. I actually thought a lot about if I could be asexual (I wouldn't mind but I would mind to label myself without "deserving" it.
I don't know though if demisexual would really fit me either. I don't like sex simply for the purpose of having sex or "scratching an itch" but I don't mind sex without emotions as well...the line is really narrow, I want people to sleep with me for myself but I'm not sure myself if this means just being physically attracted to me is enough or weather I need a "mental connection".
Most of the time I feel like I need the later though to even be attracted to other people but there are rare exceptions.
Also if I find people attractive but realize there is some major "flaw" in their personality, it's a deal breaker for my sexual interest... a recent example would be a friend of mine which is one of the few people I can see myself sleeping with but she often rants about other peoples' look or style even if she doesn't know them and judges them pretty harshly to the point where she makes fun of them or gets mean...i still think she's sexy but it's just not enough...sorry for writing half my life in this comment but I hope people might connect to what I'm saying^^
This is not technically pertinent to anything going on in the comic right now, but I'll be on Time 4 T with Claire Parker and Closetspace's Jenn Dolari on Radio Reverb at 3PM British Summer Time (er... I think that's like 11AM EST?).
Anyway, behold my voice and awkward rambling direct to your ears! ^_^
http://www.radioreverb.com/shows/Time-4-T - Click on Listen Live!
I love Ky(lie) because (s)he pretty accurately describes what it's like being genderfluid. Most people don't understand and it's hard for me to explain to people that I'm genderfluid because no one takes it seriously! D: Anyway, I love this webcomic so much. :D I'm glad you made all of this
Honestly I think all the labels is overcomplicating it. A handful of broad categories is enough for me, because the details are slightly different for everyone *anyway* (even the 'default' case, there's different ways to express masculinity and femininity and different people are attracted to different expressions) so just using the person's name when getting into it makes more sense to me anyway.
If you really want to compress it, something like the 'Geek Code' would make more sense. And would still have to be an approximation because people are complicated.
The cool thing about labels is that you can stick and unstick however many you want. Orientation may be a pretty fixed thing, but you can always learn new things about yourself and others.
Also, little Emily in panel 4 is cute ^_^
If I may, I recently settled for "I-don't-even-care-anymore-sexual" as I stopped caring about trying to figure out where I stand on sexuality ^_^
So yay :p
Although I too feel like I'm probably more along the lines of greysexual panromantic if I'm honest.
(I've been reading all strips up to this one in like 9 hours or so >.<)