Yeah, there's nothing good gonna come out of this thread. There's a pack of folk arguing that they should be able to Just Ask Questions of whatever flavor they want without offending Those Others, and nothing really goes well with that as the starting point.
Despite frequently being endearingly rude to everyone, this kind of needling is a little out of character for Red. I still think there's an ulterior motive here. The other shoe hasn't dropped yet
Yeah, agreed. There must be something else going on here, because I've never seen Red have this level of... I don't know. Insight into human nature? Even as she's getting huge parts of it wrong and painting Annie as some sort of master manipulator, that's still a whole lot of thought I don't expect from Red.
As an aside, interesting how according to Red, Annie has all this agency that literally no one else has. Everyone has been manipulated because Annie wants. Even Parley? This is my believing-Red face.
I suppose the narrative requires that someone call Annie out for being so blasé about things? And Red ("my hair goes up again!" "stupid big dumb face!") was the closest thing to a person with no emotional investment in sparing Annie's feelings? Doesn't feel right, though.
(Also, I'd still love to know wtf Ayilu was doing with her name there...)
I -absolutely- refuse to place blame on Annie here. If there is a need to getting her act together, it seems to be for her to begin preparing herself for the possibility that her father is a runaway jackwagon and that that reality may not ever change.
Agreed entirely. Entirely. Also "runaway jackwagon" is my new favourite term.
I believe I may be Team Kat in this. Yes, he's Annie's father. He is also being a douche, to his daughter, in public. There may be explanations for his behaviour, but there's no excuse, and I find that distinction to be rather meaningful.
Exactly. It is only after she states it the second time that he starts to look annoyed. Annie should get her act together. If he was able to just that easily talk about things that he experienced during his leave, maybe he would have also mentioned some in a post card. That he never sent a one might signal something.
Eurgh. If that really was Tony's actual hand piercing Annie's fire-elemental aspect, then that would be a horrible invasion (by her father), and any sympathy I may have had for Tony would evaporate in a hot second. Because eff a bunch of that nonsense.
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I'm a Kinsey "to hell with men", so whatever that number is. For romantic orientation, I'm with my genderqueer partner, so whatever that is. For sexual stuff, that seems awfully meat-sack of me, I could be coding, so whatever that is.
I mean, Kat in the past has been shown to rather enthusiastically like boys.
But as it is, it comes across as "I like boys! I like boys! I like boys! Wait...you think I'm gay/bi? Hmmmm.....okay, I guess I am. Let's go out."
I rather enthusiastically liked boys for a while, before I realised that me being not-straight was a valid possibility. And I didn't realise that until I was older than Kat/Paz are shown to be here. Sometimes folk don't realise that other options are personally available for them until someone raises the topic. (Not snark, just wry amusement at my history.)
For me, it was a woman hitting on me when I was in my early 20s. I legit had never considered the possibility of me liking women in "that way" before then, so when she hit on me, I reacted not unlike how Kat's been reacting since that first incident with Paz.
neither of them seem too sure about their feelings but there's something there and they're willing to try and see where it goes. (that's what dating is for after all)
I mean, for serious, someone assumes I'm straight, I say no and move on with my life. I don't get fussed about it for weeks afterwards, because I'm not straight. (Of course, I'm also not in my teens. ;D ) Kat being fussed about the Paz thing, with the hairband and the "let us stand upright right now" when Parley was working with Robot and all of that, could've been young "I must assert straightness!" stuff... but also really could've been "...I, uh, never thought about this. What?".
And then, I read today's comic, and I died of the cute, the end.
"but I think that's in part because most people assume heterosexuality is the default (which, at least statistically, it is)." --legion
Well, thank all the saints that this comic <i>strictly adheres</i> to the statistical demographics of humanity! I look forward to meeting [any number of non-human characters in GC] or experiencing [any number of non-realistic phenomena].
I especially enjoyed the juxtaposition of "this is statistically more likely to be het" and "both views are equally likely". A+, would skip statistics class again.