She’s not the only one doing the sex.
You are also doing the sex.
YOU ARE ALSO DOING THE SEX.
HOW CAN YOU JUDGE HER FOR DOING THE SEX WHEN YOU ARE DOING THE SEX ALSO.
….I just realized that I’ve been misidentifying the biggest flaw in the sentiment “Don’t sleep with a guy too soon or he’ll think you’re easy and won’t respect you in the morning!” for, like, years. All this time, I thought that flaw was the idea that anyone could tell me what to do with my body or when it was okay to do it (still a huge flaw, still bullshit), or the general heteronormativity of it all (always a huge flaw, always bullshit), or just the fact that these nebulous concept of ~easy~ and ~too soon~ are included, like if you don’t wait an arbitrary amount of time that varies by person to engage in a sex act you are somehow a less valuable person (still a HUGE flaw, still SUCH FUCKING BULLSHIT, oh my god).
But in fact the biggest flaw with this particular sentiment is that it suggests that people who wouldn’t respect me the morning after a mutual sex act are worth my time. It posits a situation containing a dude who would sleep with me and then decide he thought less of me for sleeping with him, and its solution to this problem, rather than “Sleep with people who aren’t total buttheads like this dude,” is “Well, just make sure you wait a little while before you bang him, because then he probably won’t lose respect for you for banging him, and keeping his respect is important.” Like, HOLY HELL FUCKING NO, BATMAN! What the shit kind of advice is that?? “It’s important that you keep the respect of this douchebag, and keep him from demonstrating to you that he is a douchebag, by giving him no opportunity to demonstrate to you that he’s a douchebag.” WHAT???
I mean, maybe this is the most obvious thing in the world to everyone else and I’m ridiculous for sitting here blinking at my computer screen in complete shock, but like. I never questioned this! All these years of saying “It’s bullshit to tell me what I can or can’t do with body!” and “It’s bullshit to try to value people by when or how much they have sex!” and “It’s bullshit to apply heteronormative standards to everything!” and it never once occurred to me to be like, “Also, who the fuck wants the respect of the hypothetical person who’d decide you were worthless if you fucked them too soon?” I feel like I just beat one of those Magic Eye puzzles from the newspaper and the picture it revealed to me was gross weird bullshit. Just. What.
I’ve been talking about Earthbound so much, I thought I’d do a comic to back up all that talk. There was a cool feature in the game where you could play more after Giygas is defeated…that was kinda what I was thinking about here, just a group of friends, running around at night, celebrating, enjoying life.
I forgot about this one! This was one of the first animated gif video game comics that I did. I’d like to redraw it because there are things I’m not thrilled with, but hell, it’s content and it requires no extra work! HOORAY!
PS. THOSE CHRONO TRIGGER PRINTS?! HOLY HELL are they beautiful! The colors freakin’ SING!
My friend, and an amazing artist, Chris Furniss created a colored version of yesterday’s comic for me! He did those really awesome “31 Days of Samus” comics a little while ago, and also does a nerd culture podcast called the Weekly Geek, and is also a super nice guy with a kick ass apartment.
A day in the life of a Shy Guy. I freaking LOVE Shy Guy and I’m not sure why I haven’t done comix about him until now. There are some small animated bits if you feel like hitting the Hi-Res.
My girlfriend went back to Chicago today, and I’m feelin’ sorta blue. Bubble Bobble just happened to be on my mind.
This is the first Zelda comic that I’ve actually drawn by hand, so I was a little apprehensive about posting it. I’ve been enjoying taking a little more time and drawing comics the old fashioned way recently.