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I've made so much Cracked After Hours fan art where I over-thought the characters, and suggested things like Daniel having anxiety disorder, Soren fearing being weak because his parents were fucked up, Michael being a sad figure who is dimly aware that he's losing his mind, or that Katie is into guys acting like dogs.

That's all fine, but when I quote the series for saying they aren't straight or cis and try to suggest what they might be, suddenly I'm "pigeonholing it" and "being weird" and "too tumblr".

Is the idea of a character not being straight or a guy not minding being called a woman really that scary? I've even suggested Daniel likes to fuck machinery and that was a-okay, but oh my god what are these scary word demisexual and genderqueer!?

The series is all about overthinking stuff. The characters overthinks pop culture, and the fans overthink the series itself. I've seen it suggested that they're all dead and in the afterlife, that it's all in Daniel's head, that Michael killed a man to get close to Katie, that they're hooked up to a virtual world without realizing it, that Soren is a god, and so on.

The series dedicated a whole episode to the idea that Peter Pan might be a pedophile, so wondering if Michael is pansexual is not that scary.
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SpangledGlitterWings Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
You make perfect sense to me. Besides, what you and all of us are doing is ART and art by its very nature inherently deserves (It earned it just by virtue of its very definition) and gets a whole special level of preferential treatment above everything else. Art can be whatever the artist wants it to be and viewers are more than free to call, describe and speak their minds on and about any given manifestation of art and say whatever they want but nonetheless ART NEVER HAS TO ANSWER TO ANYTHING nor anyone, ever. That is Rule Number "it" and everybody shall GET IT or shut up and go away because nothing anybody may say or think or feel of art shall ever stick to it. Art is not required to own anything, not even itself. Art is born free of everything, every hangup, political correctness b.s., every personal sensitivity, EVERYTHING! Hence, nobody has any right whatsoever to place their arbitrary parameters, guidelines, rules, regulations, policies or procedures on anything you create in the name of art. That means that it is more than fine and not ever even open to debate for, to address just what you mention above, Daniel to chop off his pecker and sew it to his forehead and paint it in snakeskin texture then seek to have wild unbridled sex with aardvarks who eat only boiled semen; Michael to habitually commit calculated and premeditated wholesale genocide then brag about doing so in ads he has taken out in the back classified sections of Soldier of Fortune and Snuff Film Quarterly; Katie to always carry with her a naked handicapped lesbian police officer named Adolph Fuckler on a barbed wire leash while she wears earrings shaped like a fused morphing of a swastica and a star of david and a T-shirt that reads "Have a nice day" on the back and "I don't want to hear it so tell it to someone who cares" and "Rats make shitty bacon" on the front.     
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RobertKing1992 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2015
I dislike the terms of 'sexuality' honestly. I once had a question asked to me about the same thing and my honest answer was this. "I honestly don't give a fuck if you're straight, gay, trans or whatever. The only time it would matter is if you're a girl, and I like you, and if I find out your Gay then I won't ask to date you."

>_> And before I get my ass chewed out for being Homophobe and not asking a Gay girl out to date.... think about it REAL carefully before commenting, and ask yourself this question: What type of Lesbian would want to Date a guy?
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CrimsonWillows Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2015
I think I hate the entire idea of putting human sexuality into boxes like this anyway - there's just too much.

It's almost like defining art or music genres.  I mean categorization is nice for concrete things, but becomes much harder when applied to concepts. We like what we like, do we really have to label all of it?  The only thing labels have done are enforce the natural human instinct we have to exaggerate differences in people and minimize the similarities. This is mentality probably why a lot of racism and sexism still exists.  

I mean, If I were to define myself with all these terms I'd be a panromantic demisexual cis female in a polyamorous triad relationship.  If I ever said that to someone I'd get the "wow I don't understand all these made up tumblr sexualities" shit which is frustrating. Plus, it's a bit of a mouth full. 
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minecraftchick1579 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2015  Student General Artist
I'm a demisexual. My friends are all really supportive of it and don't mind it. My parents don't know, but I'm waiting to tell them for the right time.
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xXWafflelover101Xx Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I believe I'm bisexual, and my friend Jasmine and Ashley who accept that pretty much :3:
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Clawbiter Featured By Owner Edited Apr 24, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm a lesbian.
My friend and girlfriend are the only ones
who except that...
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TheBloodyPokeball Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2015  Student Artist
I'm so confused. What are these terms? Im bi and it's just like. Woah. I have no clue what that means whenever I see something about sexuality and every time I ask I get these sarcastic responses that are saying they're offended by a simple question. 
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pupclaws Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Heterosexual = You like the gender that is different from you
Homosexual = You like the same gender
Bisexual = You like both genders
Pansexual = You like ALL genders
Asexual = You don't like any, OR you wouldnt have sex with any given gender, It's hard to explain.
And theres many more, so yeah
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TheBloodyPokeball Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2015  Student Artist
Thanks bro.
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IridescentDragoness Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I can clarify asexuality a bit, if you're curious. It's not feeling sexually attracted/lust toward anyone. We see that people are pretty it's just... not really in a sexual way. It's like seeing everyone the way a straight woman sees other women, or a straight man sees other men :)
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TheBloodyPokeball Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2015  Student Artist
Okay thanks!
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dualzxz Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Pansexual is bisexual then.
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pupclaws Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No, Pansexual means you can like transgenders ect,
Bisexual means you only like female and males.
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VMag-1Up Featured By Owner May 4, 2015
Which straights, gays, and bis have been doing for centuries, but don't tell tumblrs that.
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pupclaws Featured By Owner May 4, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lmao
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dualzxz Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Ooh
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GIRATlNA Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2015  Professional General Artist
Lol gay
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People hate what goes aganist their views. Simple as that.
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It's really sad that people are labeled because of their sexual orientation thankfully the students and teachers at my school are very excepting of people no matter their sexuality
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Luchii-Chan Featured By Owner Edited Apr 22, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm demisexual. I hesitate to use that term though, because of the idiots saying it's "not real" and that people who say they're demisexual are "just normal" or special snowflakes looking for attention. The stupidity makes me scared to even say anything at all. In a relationship, it will take me a while before I'll even consider doing sexual things with someone. In the beginning of a relationship, I have no desire whatsoever to actually do that with a person; I want to get to know them first. Sexual jokes/innuendos don't even faze me at that stage, and sometimes even turn me off. While non-demisexuals would at least entertain the thoughts and like them, as a lot of people have sex even on the first date, I'm not like that at all, and never will be. I don't look at a random guy and think, "He's hot, I'd like to do him." Hell, I don't even understand that mentality. And then we have people who are highly misinformed, spreading a common misconception that only serves to make people feel stupid. It's not a phase; it's who I am.
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Sugary-Stardust Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2015
I'm demisexual as well. It was kind of a relief to learn that there's an actual term for people who basically take longer to be interested in sexual things.
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Luchii-Chan Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Yep. I agree. :meow: It is a relief. XD
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Lucyann-san Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Um, excuse my ignorance, but there's a word for that? I thought it was just common sense, that love doesn't equal consent and you need to not be stupid and not screw the first "hot guy/girl" you see. That's why I always thought high school relationships were stupid, because they're so short term; why would you waste your parts on an immature 16-year-old?

I'm not sure if I'd call myself a demisexual, though. I don't like adopting such big labels.
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Sugary-Stardust Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2015
I'm demisexual (though sexuality isn't a big part of my identity), and I'd like to help explain, if that's okay. ^^

I totally understand your thoughts there about common sense meaning waiting. The difference that I've noticed between myself and others (IRL), though, is not necessarily that they don't want to wait - I'm sure plenty of them do wait - but rather differences in level/frequency of arousal. Perhaps I just have a low sex drive, and maybe that's not related to demisexuality at all, but I also don't generally think that people are attractive (I only think that people are objectively attractive; not generally personally attractive to me), and I don't even start to become in any way interested - not even as a crush - until I actually know them and am friends with them. It's really that personality matters a LOT and looks only matter a little.

On the other hand, other people develop crushes because they see someone cute, for example. "Oh my god, did you see that cute guy sitting in front of me on the bus?" is not something you would hear from me. ^^;
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Lucyann-san Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I usually think that "love at first sight" is a myth and people who believe in it will have a load of trouble. A lot of people are far too focused on sex... I never understood why virgin jokes were funny or why girls talk about cute boys—in fact, a close group of friends and I talk more about world history than boys.

There's this Asian kid in my school that a bunch of girls fawn over (one of them just idolizes Asians period). I hardly know him. Everyone hardly knows him...but you will hear some of my class saying "Omg do you know [name withheld]? He is so cute~ <3 chuu!" And I'll say "He's not even hot." And it will sound like something meant for comedic effect, but I mean it. He's not even hot. Not to me; like I said, I barely know him.

I had a crush in first grade for 30 minutes because I thought maybe people are supposed to have crushes...? It was the day before Valentine's Day and I made a lavender heart to give to a boy in my class...only to realize I didn't even like him that much, so I gave the heart to the teacher. And that was halfway through the school year.

I only ever felt something towards my friends on occasion, but half the time my friends can be really shitty so obviously there's just a platonic friendship...

I feel like there's a reason why I'm always last to find out that my friends are dating people. I don't know if it's because I don't care enough, though.
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Luchii-Chan Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes, I understand your point. I guess when it comes down to it, demisexuality could almost be called a choice or preference rather than an actual sexuality. As I said, I too hesitate to adopt big labels for many reasons.
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pinkpony28 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
I'm pansexual. I know people that are homo, hetero, and everything in between, I don't really see a problem with what other people like. It's pretty much wired in us or we have an experience that makes us that sexuality. I agree with you./.
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ZimmyRose Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh wow. That sounds pretty awesome.
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Axe-Canabrava Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes, it is too much. It will always be too much.
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Lala-Dello Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I believe that there shouldnt be this much named kinds of sexual orientation. I mean, i think there should just be heterosexual and homosexual. The others are just mixes of these two :0 (except for asexuals which i only think theyre people that havent found the type of people theyd feel attracted to)
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XenAshwood Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Y-you frighten me. Someone as ignorant as you just needs to back away from the keyboard, find a mirror,  and ask yourself, "What the serious fuck man?" 
But on a serious note, Asexuality is truly a lack of sexual attraction towarda either gender, and your statement ignores bissexuals like myself, as well as pansexuals, though, imo the terms have the same net meaning, which is the possibility of sexual attraction to a person of either gender or something in between. Not to mention demisexuality, which is essentially pansexuality with the modifier that you are essentially asexual until you become emotionally involved.
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PineApple-Hut Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
She doesn't know English well. So she couldn't express what she thought was on her mind to a bunch of people who don't speak her language. My friend was confused about this. If you look below you'll see that she got the point.
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XenAshwood Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah.
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Lord-Nerdfish Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
That's, uh, a little ignorant.
Okay, actually a lot ignorant.
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LittleFireDragon Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, thanks for the ace erasure, man!
Nice to know yet another person doesn't think we actually exist! Good to be told that not only is a part of my identity invalid, I just clearly don't know anything about my own sexuality!

You know, I think straight people are only people who haven't found type of person of the same sex they'd feel attracted to yet. Silly straight people, they just don't know their own sexuality yet.


Seriously, man. That was offensive.
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PhantomOfDestiny Featured By Owner Edited Apr 25, 2015  Student General Artist
I can't tell if you are being serious or if you are joking, but that comment about straight people is very disrespectful, :iconlittlefiredragon:. I'm straight and I acknowledge that asexual people exist, I acknowledge that there's people who are lesbian, homosexual, bisexual, transgender etc.

However, if you were joking then I greatly apologize for overreacting...I seem to be gullible lately..
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LittleFireDragon Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
It was pure sarcasm, mocking the "Asexual people aren't really asexual, they're just people who just don't know what kind of people they're attracted to yet" that I was responding to.
It was intended to be obviously disrespectful and obviously ridiculous, to point out the ridiculousness and disrespectfulness of the comment I was responding to; I was pointing out the hypocrisy of such an argument exactly because it's so blindingly stupid when the same "logic" is applied to aces.
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PhantomOfDestiny Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2015  Student General Artist
Alright. I apologize for overreacting, dude. I just don't understand how some people out there are judgemental towards straight people...though I can understand why some hate straight people, though.

I now see that you were being sarcastic, so I apologize for any name calling I have done. I just hope you aren't too upset with my comment and may even we could be friends, if you want to. I won't force you to be my friend if you don't want to, that would be very rude of me.
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LittleFireDragon Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Nah, I'm not upset.
Yours was almost the intended reaction. I wanted my comment to be offensive and idiotic. But I also wanted it to be an obvious mockery of another viewpoint. That last bit is what failed.

Poe's Law in action.
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PhantomOfDestiny Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2015  Student General Artist
^^; Oh...my bad.
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Playingwithspirits Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I can disagree with the "Asexual" part. Asexuality isnt just "No no I don't want love", it's, "How close will I let you be to me" and that will always change, you need to always check how close a asexual person wishes to get.
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chewchulainn Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
You're right. And while we're at it, I think we should stop coming up with so many names for people in general. It's too confusing to remember which person is named Kelly or Charlotte or Roger. Let's just call all girls Natasha, and all boys Steve. The others can just call themselves Statasha or Neve or something like that :0 (except for agenders who just have't found the name that fits them yet)
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Lala-Dello Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thats not what i said. Nor what i meant.
You know that you cant really compare your name to your s.o. right? You dont say hi im heterosexual(or whatever) nice to meet you!
I really dont understand why society started to classify people for their s.o. as if we werent just women or me.
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chewchulainn Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I am aware. Either way it's not something that makes sense in the greater context. There will be as many names for sexualities as there are sexualities, as more people come to understand how they relate to others sexually. And the reason there are sexualities outside of sraight, gay, and bi, is for many reasons, one being that we aren't just women or men. Some people do not feel attached to either gender. Some people feel attached to both. Some people are attached to one but to another at different times. I'm sure you aren't intending to, but by saying that there shouldn't be other sexualities, you are ignoring all of the people who identify as non-binary and transgender. Same for asexuality, some people genuinely don't feel sexual attraction toward other people. That doesn't mean they don't ever have sex, it just means they aren't attracted to their partner(s) in a sexual way. And even if they don't have sex, that doesn't really effect anyone so it's still fine.
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Lala-Dello Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes, but being gay/bi/pan or any doesnt change the fact that you and i are either women or men. Thats my point. Anyway, im not affected by the lgtbp community, i respect everyone as people. I just dont share the opinion in some themes
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chewchulainn Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
No, it doesn't change our genders. I don't recall saying it DID change anything like that. What I said is that these sexualities do not just apply to men and women, they apply to different gender identities like the ones I mentioned above. If you are genderfluid then somedays you could be a woman attracted to a man and other days a man attracted to a man and other days an agender person attracted to a man. Does that mean the man dating them is constantly flopping between being gay, straight, bi? No. Stuff like this is complex and it's different for everyone and honestly it can't just be simplified. In a perfect world we wouldn't need labels, but at this point in time giving name to your sexuality and gender can help you to feel more sure in your own identity, because we live in a world where upon birth you are assumed to be straight and cisgendered, and deviating from that can be scary and even dangerous. 

You say that you respect everyone as people but you deny their experiences at the same time. That isn't really respect :/ Yes, you are welcome to your own opinion, but when your opinion is denying others rights, especially their rights at existence, that it's something respectful. You don't 'believe' in asexuality, you don't think other sexualities on the spectrum should have their own terms- by saying that it comes off as simplifying the issues non-straight people go through, and dismissing a whole bunch of people who struggle for recognition. Same goes for saying you aren't affected by that community. You are not affected by it, but by excusing yourself from the situation you are affecting it. It comes off sounding like 'These people don't matter to me so I don't care', and that only adds to the system of power that allows society to dismiss LGBTQIA issues.

I'm sorry but that doesn't seem like respect at all. 
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Lala-Dello Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What rights am i denying? I never said anything about their existence. I only said we all are born male or female. Is that even offensive? Its nature and only that. Everyone is free to feel identified with the gender they think suits their sexuallity better.

(i think i should have said i dont have a problem with the community instead of saying im not affected; as you probably noticed, im not a native english speaker.)
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Quirky-Gryphon Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2015  Student General Artist
Hermaphrodites exist too...
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chewchulainn Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm sorry I misunderstood what you meant by being born a certain sex, but I still don't feel you're really understanding what I'm saying :/ it may seem like your beliefs about sexual orientation aren't hurting anyone but it's basically saying you don't believe certain people's sexualities are real, or important enough to have a title. And I'm honestly not trying to put words in your mouth- this is just what it sounds like. I guess I just don't see what the big deal is with having terms other than homosexual and heterosexual. If it makes the person feel more comfortable, does it matter? Even if everything else is 'in-between', doesn't it still deserve a proper term? When you mix colors you mix yellow and blue you don't call it yellow, or blue, it gets it's own name, just like any other variation of the mix. Why does is matter to you if people want to identify as pansexual or asexual or somewhere else on the spectrum?

And I'm sorry for not realizing you weren't a native speaker, your English is honestly really good xD But it still gives the same vibe when you say you don't have a problem with it, because it comes off sounding like it isn't your problem.
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The-Scarf-Husky Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
It kinda bothers me that people would think of me as demisexual instead of straight just because I don't want to marry someone for their sexual side :/ . I don't have any problems with people deeming themselves as demisexual, I just want to be known as straight :sniff:
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