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And yet, you have the name “I beat my meat.”
So clearly, we can disregard that idiotic, bigoted, hateful drivel.
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And here I thought your comment would be complaining about the fact that they feel a need to *villainize* certain sexualities. That’s *my* complaint. But no, you’re complaining that they’re hinting at sexualities at all. Charming.
When a character is straight, we usually know this, because big surprise, they talk about who they like, we see who they date, who they flirt with, etc. Why is it suddenly such a big deal when they do this with a gay character?
To be honest I’m not seeing why that’s a problem. Can’t she just be a “villain” who just happens to be a lesbian/bi?
She seems evil to me regardless of her sexuality. Then again knowing this series, there is a well written plot device behind her character.
I’m intrigued. Aren’t you NoriMori? :-)
Right, so. When a regular character goes on a date, it’s a plot device, but when a lesbian asks someone out, it’s tripe? How do you know she isn’t just playing her the way the mayor did James?
If you don’t give a fuck about anyone’s sexual orientation, you must absolutely hate romance stories and the whole idea of intimate human relations in general being portrayed in art. How dare people portray people doing people things?! If you’re upset about it being more gay “romance” (I’m sure she has ulterior motives here, anyway) than you’re used to seeing, then stop viewing popular media. It’ll stop being “popular” to “be homosexual” when it no longer causes outrage, as it clearly has in this case.
And honestly, don’t use the “I’m not ____ist/phobic—some of my friends are ____” line, especially if you’re against overused tropes. You really should examine why what you portray as an “overused trope” is so angering to you.
People shoud stop being people, it’s an overused trope that doesn’t add anything to anything.
>It’s tired, it’s old and it’s aggravating. When is this going to stop being a thing?
When sexuality stops being a main tenant of humanity, it can stop. Until then, expect to see sex, eating, breathing, and other common human traits in your media.
>Same can be said as you n*****
Grow the fuck up, man.
Don’t use the n-word, you tool. Really, the best way to deal with you not liking what the author is doing is to not read the comic. Instead, you implicate yourself as a ridiculous narcissist, as Some Dude suggests, in bitching about this. The author can write the story however they want, without your idiotic input and thinly veiled bigotry. These things are much worse than any cliche that the author might use.
Just got done reading through “Working yourself to death.” I’d love to see Unlife animated! Keep up the good work.
In relation to today’s page… I have a hunch we’re going to see Dr. Lichtman again soon…
Don’t know about sexuality issues and media but my only question here is… I thought Karrie and James were a thing? Yet now, Mica’s hitting on her and she’s welcoming it? That’s the only thing I’m a bit confused about here.
She’s bi, remember she came on to Stacy before the threesome?
Yeah but I mean, I thought she and James were trying to build their relationship back together? It’s not the bi, gay, straight thing, it’s just that I thought there was some commitment between them. Now I’m guessing they’re either in an open relationship or they don’t have one at all. It’s just confusing because neither option seemed to be supported by the previous pages.
I don’t think that they were trying a relationship… I think that James made her a zombie because he recognized her suffering and wanted to try and remedy that, It did hint at them trying again and I thought they were, but like you said, from the last pages, I think their relationship is purely professional now with a hint of HER being lonely for someone to love her, since she was the one who suggested they try a date and since she is the one so pleased about being flirted with.
Point. You’re right. I suppose she is. Oh yeah, and there was that little ‘Oh my’-blush moment when she saw James’ morning predicament but nothing that indicated a relationship or desire. Ah well, everything will be made clear eventually.
Panel five – so adorkable.
Idk. Panel five seems more derpy than sexy/cute. Trying to be constructive just to make it clear. Maybe if her teeth were smaller.
Exactly. Derpy and sexy/cute. Adorkable.
I sort of read that expression as “excited/impressed”. Like she’s just so impressed by the idea that this woman “threw off her shackles” as it were and decided to be herself, “loud and proud”. And when someone gets that excited, I’m sure they’d look pretty derpy.
*shrug* just how I saw it.
While I don’t want to agree “beat my meat”, I feel a similar way he does. Not because the character gayness annoys me, that has NOTHING to do with it. But because this came completely out of the blue and uncharacteristic of what we’ve been told about Karie.
As far as we knew, her life was ruined because she lost her boyfriend. (James) After being a zombie she pretty much keep on trying to hit on him, so that’s definitely not gone. She had already done a threesome with a female-friend (Stacy), so she would be aware if she was actually a lesbian or bisexual. Her easy and almost-automatic arousal is also very out-of-character for all we know about her too.
Compare that with http://www.shortpacked.com protagonist. Eitan is a gay, which he discovers through the series, but there is a huge amount of build-up to that moment. For a long time he simply assumes he is asexual and doesn’t go out with anyone, showing little-to-no interest in women. He had a girlfriend for a short time, but for some unknown reason it didn’t work. Then after arguing with his co-workers about his sexuality, a guy kisses him and he realizes he likes men.
All this Karrie-likes-girl does not flow natural, it looks forced, as if the author really wanted to have a gay character but didn’t know how to properly include him/her, so instead they shoe-horned it into Karrie. Which is just…. bad. Diversity in the cast is great and it can enrich a comic, but it shouldn’t be done poorly just because “all the other cool webcomics are doing it”.
I personally disagree. If you recall James’ words after the threesome, he said that Karrie had been the one who “threw herself” on Stacey, which indicates that Karrie has known for a long time that she is bisexual. As a side note, I prefer, as a bisexual person, that her bisexuality be casual like this because it normalizes bisexuality. I don’t want there to be a dramatic build up to this tiny component of a her identity as a human being. Besides she’s an adult; she’s had time to figure this out. Sure some adults still have not figured out their sexuality, but that does not have to be the only story we see about queer characters.
Nooo! Don’t be fooled, Karrie! She’s a horrible person and probably up to no good!
Sitting here reading the comments on this page I just have to scratch my head. All the people against the idea of Karrie going for Mica are either A. Bigots or B. are assuming that sexual preference and sexual orientation are two fixed, separate ideas. Sexual Preference is the what/how/when of your sexuality- sexual *orientation* is the who.
I’ve recently finished learning several things on this subject from a series of classes, on personality and sexuality, respectively, and I can tell you this- sexuality is not fixed. Sexual orientation? Yes. That is who you are attracted to, and that’s something you have to find out for yourself. But sexuality, and the way people choose to express it, change constantly based on things like availability, life events, and numerous other factors.
Karrie identifies as bisexual, and from what we’ve seen in the story so far, she’s open to other partners in a relationship. We’ve also yet to see her become monogamous with James again as of yet, so quit saying she’s considering being unfaithful- their relationship as presented in this chapter has been more professional than anything.
TL;DR Sexuality is part of life, and just like life, it changes. Don’t get butthurt because it doesn’t fit your narrow views.
I’ve been hoping James and Mica “hook up” from the start…I hope she’s bi- and not lesbian. Better yet, threesomes FTW!
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Hmm i can’t say i care for this too much. I mean just bringing this out of the ‘blue’ like that just doesn’t seem to mesh well for me.
I’m not botherd that Karrie might date another woman so much as that she seems to be abusive towards James (a real problem as abused men have nowhere to go). I noticed this way before this strip by the way.
hear hear. i won’t miss seeing that any time soon.
While everybody seems to have a debate about their sexuality here I am, wondering about how the hell can a zombie blush?
Who the hell cares, all I want to see is a lesbian zombie sex scene XD
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