When will it end with tumblr /co/? Archie comics were fine with homosexual characters. That was topical enough.
Was an asexual character really needed? How forced is this panel?
>How forced is this panel?
Not at all.
>Normies don't read comics
We do, it's that comics are not religion to us. I treat comics like as part of my morning routine. So my lack of raging and posting is why tumblr hijacks comics I read in the Super Market line? Jughead is not a character that needs to touch this subject. He's a great foil to move the story along. That's all he is and should be.
>you don't get it cause you're asexual
Who gives a shit about Jughead being asexual? But who fucking talks like that. Its just part of the ridiculous trend that puts sexuality in the front and center as the end all be al character trait. "Hey, should we just allow Jughead's apparent asexuality inform his interactions with other characters and personality traits?" "No we don't get points for that make sure everyone knows immediately." I'm not triggered by talk of sexuality i'm triggered by hacky writing.
It's not hacky writing because everybody's misinterpreting it. They're just ribbing.
I'm not super into music, but my friends come from musician households. So when I don't like a song that my friends like, and they want a comeback, they say something like "you just don't get it because you literally have zero appreciation for music or anything else beautiful."
The same is happening here. "you just don't get it 'cause you're asexual" is just referencing Jughead's dislike of women and focus on burgers. It doesn't mean, at all, that Jughead is actually asexual.
Jesus christ, it's like the internet's nothing but illiterate sociopaths who've never had a regular human friendship before.
Because guys who aren't gaga for women aren't super common, and because culture is getting more PC, so using the word in that context could be frowned-upon.
He said he prefers an asexual Jughead. Maybe Jughead actually is asexual. But that doesn't mean that, in this instance, they're actually saying "hey Jughead's asexual, guys". This instance is just a fun, lighthearted conversation.
Seriously, this is fine. It's just a modern word to describe characterization which has been in place for decades. I don't think it adds or removes anything from the character aside from acknowledging what was always there.
>I used to think that "asexual" only meant that something could reproduce without need of a mate
Whelp, guess I was wrong
I don't know about that. My girlfriend's older brother claims to be asexual. He's pretty attractive, and with the sorts of hobbies he keeps, I'm sure he could get any of those weird artsy chicks if we wanted.
Then again, he was diagnosed with depression and anxiety, which may have something to do with it. I have yet to see asexuality manifest itself independently of SOME kind of condition that makes social interaction difficult.
>"as an asexual you wouldn't understand" "it is true, i do not feel sexual attraction"
You're gravely misinterpreting the words on the page. But I know I'll never convince you of that, so I'm not going to keep wasting my time on it. Keep being an F-level reader if you want, and keep looking for hints of sexuality or progress in everything you read.
I'll be having fun with my friends. Friends which I made because I can understand basic social cues. Like that when they say "just because you'd literally fuck a sandwich", I don't think that they actually mean that I'd fuck a sandwich.
It's literally the same thing as when you faggots all call each other gaylords and faggots when someone says that an attractive woman isn't that attractive.
"What are you gay?", "and then there's this faggot" etc etc..., when used specifically in regards to not finding a woman attractive.
"it is true, I do not feel sexual attraction"
IF it was worded like this, and it isn't, it would still be easily interpreted as sarcasm. Particularly with the lack of emotion put into the words.
As is it's even more of a stretch. When was the last time anyone started a sentence with 'yeah, well,...' and wasn't just partaking in banter. Since you seem to prefer making up dialogue to support your points instead of using what is actually written on the page:
"Man anon you are such a faggot."
"Yeah, well, at least I'm not a shitposting waifufag like you."
I should be clear, while I am using this fictional discussion to make a point, I am also calling you a colossal shitposting faggot.
>When will it end with tumblr /co/?
When they end up with so many uncompromising special snowflake factions all competing to be the most special, the most offended and the biggest victims that they start turning on each other in a conflict that makes the Syrian civil war look straightforward.
Also when teenage girls grow up and the younger ones find a new fad.
First, there are plenty of woman who like to fuck lots of people. How are you not aware of that?
But I think it might be more common in women? Not sure that aspect is a cultural thing (cause woman aren't supposed to like sex or whatever) or something inherent, and I might just be remembering something wrong.
Jughead doesn't really like girls except Betty, who he finds interesting. He's not gay either, so being Asexual suits him.
The only exception is the Jughead's Time Police comic where he had a fling with one January McAndrews (supposedly Archie's descendant from the far future).
i think it's more that female asexuals are more comfortable identifying as it, because culture says dudes literally can't be that even when a lot of them are
juggalo knows exactly who he is, though. he's fine with it.
I like my edit better. Archie should hire me to write for them.
I can definitely draw better faces that's for fucking sure
You know, as much as I hate forcing socially political correctness in my comic books, I'm fine with this. They're not fucking retconning the goddamn character into the dust. Jughead has never given a shit about romance, and it's not like his sexuality is his defining trait like the character next to him.
If you were to ask 50's Jughead if he was asexual, he would say, "Call it what ya want, but I'm never going on a date. It doesn't take two people to eat all that food!"
"Asexual" is just a trendy modern word for what Jughead's always been though.
I hate trendy words as much as everyone but I much prefer it to the times when they tried to make him interested in girls. He's not heterosexual and he's not homosexual. He just doesn't like any kind of sexual attraction.
The PC route would be to make him gay so I'm fine with the a-word if that's what it takes to preserve what Jughead has been since the '40s.
There's an old theory that he just likes food as an emotional substitute for romance.
It would even be canonical if Archie comics had such a thing as canon (they had negative continuity so nothing from one story counts for anothers).
I miss negative continuity. It seemed so natural to me as a kid that nothing that happened in one story had any impact on the next, like how Looney Tunes characters could meet each other for the first time in every story.
can this be a thread where we just post funny things from Archie comics?