Stereotype

posted October 18th, 2015, 3:18 pm


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October 18th, 2015, 3:23 pm

LittleLynn84

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How fitting that it's Asexual Awareness Week this week. ^_^

In fact, this page mostly exists because despite being asexual myself, and that Chanel is one of my personal favorite characters in the comic, I feel like I very rarely get opportunities to explore this subject. Sure, it's mostly a gag page, but I'm glad it's in there nonetheless. I think a lot of people forget that someone's romantic orientation could potentially not match their sexual orientation (like in Chanel's case, being homoromantic but not homosexual).

Leave it to me to turn my dumb jokes into an opportunity to educate about something important to me. XD

As for the punchline, I so wanted to work the dialogue around so that the last panel could read, "Dude, she's lesbi-ish." Nothing I did to lead into that felt natural though, unfortunately. And I couldn't have Chanel say it of herself; she just doesn't strike me as the kind of person who would say "dude". XD

Oh, well. I'm sure I'll get other chances to beat that dead horse. ;P


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October 18th, 2015, 4:01 pm

Chandelure (Guest)

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That "How long have you been holding onto that one" doesn't makes much sense to me without our favorite dead horse.

Maybe it could have worked like this.

Chanel: HOMOROMANTIC asexual.
Rudy: And how does that change...
Maria: Dude, she's lesbi-ish.

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October 19th, 2015, 3:45 am

Nik(ki) (Guest)

I raise my hand

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@Chandelure: I raise my hand in favour (vote?) of this version! I would not mind the update.

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October 18th, 2015, 4:54 pm

Guest

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How sheltered IS this religious school? I haven't heard about that stereotype since at least 2007...

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October 18th, 2015, 6:12 pm

Guest

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@Guest: I have short hair and have been confronted with this sterotype ALL the time. You're just lucky. or people are just too polite to bring it up. I find that one to be the case most of the time.

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October 18th, 2015, 5:10 pm

00Stevo

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I thought Rain only 'came out' to Rudy out of her friends. Unless she did 'off page'

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October 18th, 2015, 6:30 pm

LittleLynn84

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@00Stevo:

Actually, Rain did come out to everyone, but Rudy was definitely the first to know.
http://rainlgbt.smackjeeves.com/comics/1813779/trans-and-gay/

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October 18th, 2015, 5:21 pm

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"Lesbi-ish" That's a nice one ^_^

I wonder if I can call myself asexual and lesbian if I'm aromantic. Feels right to me, but I guess it might be confusing for others.

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October 19th, 2015, 12:55 am

ciel64 (Guest)

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@Kimiko_0:
forgive me if this is offensive, but how would you be a lesbian if your asexual aromantic?

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October 19th, 2015, 2:43 am

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@ciel64: See, that's what I meant by it being confusing.
For me, if I were to have a relationship, romantic or otherwise, that would naturally be with another woman. Men I don't find attractive (I try to be open-minded, but I just don't see the appeal). For years I thought of myself as lesbian. Still do in a sense. Nowadays I know myself to be asexual (not interested in having sexual or romantic relationships with other people), but it's still a lesbian kind of asexual. So, lesbi-ish is a nice word for it.

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October 19th, 2015, 11:02 pm

Lenn

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@Kimiko_0: From one ace to another, I'd encourage you to call yourself what you want. Labels are there to fit you. You're not there to fit labels.

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October 18th, 2015, 8:58 pm

Nesagsar

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There had better be T-shirts sporting trendy Lesbi-ish logos somewhere for me to buy quite literally all of with many many monies.

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October 18th, 2015, 9:30 pm

Grenartia

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See, I think it would've been hilarious for Gavin to have suddenly picked up right where the conversation was, and told Rudy "Dude, she's lesbi-ish". But then again, I'm the kind of fan who can overlook plot inconsistencies for the sake of a joke, and I readily admit that as the author, its totally up to you to take it in whatever direction you feel is best.

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October 19th, 2015, 1:03 pm

Arcanist Lupus (Guest)

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Does 'ace' mean 'asexual'?

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October 19th, 2015, 2:35 pm

Jeana Star (Guest)

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@Arcanist Lupus: Yes, "ace" is the abbreviation for "asexual".

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October 20th, 2015, 5:53 am

Quick_Silver (Guest)

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I'm Aromantic and Pansexual, aka a Super Slut ;P

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October 20th, 2015, 8:02 am

Nesagsar

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@Quick_Silver: I'm Hopeless Romantic and Pansexual aka a Super Useless Slut. And also a virgin but that really has nothing to do with orientation.

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October 20th, 2015, 7:51 am

Andrea (Guest)

could not stop laughing :)

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When i read the line from Chanel, I thought since when I Rain German.

'lesbisch' is the German word for 'being lesbian'

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October 20th, 2015, 10:18 pm

LittleLynn84

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@Andrea:

Ha! I just learned something new. XD

I don't think Chanel would've known that either. Maybe the Spanish word for lesbian though (but I don't know that either). XD

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October 21st, 2015, 1:40 am

Ranger

The more you know.

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@LittleLynn84: Apparently, it's 'lesbiana'.

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