EDIT APRIL 2016: I can't remember why I wrote Haruki's line about "obscure kinks" the way I did here back in 2012, but I do know that I did not mean to equate straight kinkiness with being queer. That was absolutely not my intention, as voiced by Robbie's uncomfortable "Er, I see." response. But at the same time, I really...didn't....need to put it there?? Despite being queer myself, I was still learning a lot about how to talk about it back then! I'm sorry if this page creates any confusion or distaste for anyone. Editing it would be difficult since it's hand-lettered, but I may do so in the future if I still have the original (a lot got purchased as Kickstarter rewards that year).
Now I want to know about ALL of Haruki's kinks. So much so. You opened that door sir. It can never be closed.
oh dear, if anyone ever described their orientation as "obscure kinks"...i don't even...
@Shamus You'll find out eventually, haha.
@JB I know, right? He's a rather strange individual. I wouldn't know what to say to someone I hardly know describing their orientation that way. Kink talk just belongs in a different conversation.
I really love that Haruki said he would look it up. It might seem like a little detail, but so few people feel like taking that initiative, so they just harass the actual person(not necessarily asexual; anything uncommon, really) for information/an explanation instead. It's refreshing to see people do otherwise, even if it's just in a comic.
I am so damn excited for that. If I met someone who said "Obscure Kinks" I would want to be their friend like CRAZY.
@James I'm SO GLAD someone noticed that! It might be "just a comic," but media representation of how people react to things like this really does influence people, as I'm sure you know...I mean, why follow the standard tropes? Let's have better examples everwhere!
@Shamus Heh. So you would, my friend.
I like the looking it up comment, too. I never would have thought about it, and also, I was too busy loling, because my LGBTQIAlphabet Soup group does an annual drag show, too. It was startlingly close and caught my attention.
Also, "Obscure Kinks"? Like what? I ask, because I'm a kinkster and it takes a lot for me to go "0_0 Well. That's different." XD