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Some faggot from Denmark who has a massive hate-boner for self-rightous webcomic artists who shit up what could otherwise be good comics, with their personal politics.


Comics this absolute brony furry LARPer moron needs to review:

Questor (done)
Quantum Vibe (done)
Leftover Soup (done)
Trumped (Resisted) (Done)
BIBP (done)
Weregeek (done)
Validation (done)
Rooster Tails (done)
Wildflowers (done)
Lunchbox the webcomic - forum link (done)
Of Conquest and Consequences (done)
Tina's Story (done)
Forward

Then take a break from all those trans comics and do stuff from this list: list of unfinished reviews on the wiki

potential review candidates:

Shades of A
what's normal anyway
https://www.transgirlnextdoor.com/ https://bmcomic.tumblr.com/page/43 (tumblr cancer)
https://www.theprincesscomic.com/comics/1/
https://www.sparkshooter.com/post/188746773100/coming-soon-all-of-sparkshooter
http://www.boyinpinkearmuffs.com/
http://www.roostertailscomic.com/awesome-people/ check for more potential candidates
http://www.roostertailscomic.com/comic/ladies/ has another list of trans and whatnot lady webcomics
http://www.leighdragoon.com/issue1/


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Original review author: webkilla around DATE AND TIME
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Webcomic name: Shades of A
Authors: Tab Kimpton
Start Date: January 1 2013
End Date: ongoing
Genre: LGBT slice of life
Defining Flaw: See genre

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website hosts the artist's 3 other comics, all of which are LGBT-centric, and probably should all be reviewed on the wiki

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Background

This comic was discovered back when Webkilla found a list of LGBT-centric webcomics from the Validation comic's website.

Downfall

The introduction text that Tab wrote for the comic doomed it fro the getgo:

When openly asexual Anwar Sardar gets dragged to a kink night by his (soon to be ex) best mate, JD; he is surprised to make friends with Chris Slate, a middle aged transvestite with a penchant for Dr Who. Convinced they’ll never meet again Anwar puts him out of his mind, but the awkwardly charming man keeps turning up in his life.

So... ya, it's a comic where the primary characteristic for all main characters are their sexual orientations and kinks. As far as the reviewer is aware, then no good webcomic has ever come out of that kind of comic.

Story and Plot

The introduction covers the comic pretty well. It starts out with an awkward normie-looking brown dude, who gets roped into coming along with his tumblr-gendered friend to a "kink club", where he meets a broad-shouldered, heavy-set, very bearded and gay transvestite. Then we learn that normie is asexual - but has apparently dated tumblr-gender at some point in the past.

Oh and did we mention that normie is muslim?. And his mother is apparently a geek. And then we learn that normie is a "flirty drunk" which looks toe-curlingly cringe. He then gets picked up by the transvestite who of course is a star wars nerd, and normie (being piss-ass drunk) thinks this means it is time for teh sex0ringz. Of course that doesn't happen, instead we learn that transvestite came out to his family at his sister's wedding by drunkenly stating that her wedding dress would look better on him than it did on her.

Basically, this comic is super fucking cringe - but also tries to be hip and smart

Anywho, once sober normie leaves after giving transvestite a kiss.

then suddenly the plot grinds screetchingly to a halt and we get a flashback! This is where we see normie and his then pre-tumblr-gendered girlfriend have a go at teh sex... but that flashback stops as fast as it started, leading to normie meeting with transvestite again to talk. First up transvestite notes that being asexual and muslim is a strange mix, but that's just skipped over. Transvestite in turn is apparently straight?

It's at this point that anyone with half a jellied shitknuckle for a brain can see where things are going: They'll both come out as either bi-sexual or gay - because they both admit that they they have a "thing" going on. So of course they agree to date, though then we get the amazing line "So, what do you want to do about my kinky fuckery?" which the cartoonist notes in the description under the comic is meant to mirror the "contract" scene in fifty shades of grey.

...did I mention that this comic is supposed to be some kind of LGBT version of shades of grey?

Anywho, transvestite asks permission to keep seeing his [1]. Now, normie being a complete moron of course though that transvestite wanted to get kinky with him, but transvestite doesn't want any of that newbie dom shit. Normie throws a fit because apparently normie doesn't like being reminded that he's not into sexuality.

It's at this point that the comic completely jumps the shark, in wanting us to believe that normie doesn't really like sex.

Then they watch mean girls and transvestite feels its really gay. This also results in makeouts.

Ok, time passes. Turns out that of course normie has what looks like homophobic co-workers. Later back at the kink club normie meets tumblr-gender, but when transvestite shows up dressed as a school girl and normie ends up meeting the spank buddy which of course is super awkward.

But this is a kink club - things can always get more awkward, like spotting his ex spanking two people in view of everyone!. This of course makes him moody. For some magical reason this makes normie suggest to transvestite, back at his place, that they try to have sex. In some of the most awkward and cringy dialogue you can imagine, normie whines that he's effectively envious of people having fun having sex and he's upset that he isn't having the sex.

Also because ex-girlfriend apparently liked having sex at the drop of a hat, normie can strip down in an instant, but transvestite likes it slow and is a lot more timid about getting naked - doesn't help that normie apparently doesn't know of foreplay. This just results in him getting a Goblins-tier case of the sads over not being into sex. Transvestite can of course empathize with the idea of thinking that there is something wrong with one self. It's also implied that normie's previous relationship was mostly just about sex, which isn't transvestite's game, because he's been enjoying normie trying to seduce him.

This nets up a another flashback, confirming that normie's previous relationship with his then girlfriend was very sex-centric. It's during this flashback that the shoe dropped for the then girlfriend that normie supposedly is asexual, with normie straight up saying that if they stop having sex, they have nothing left in their relationship. Then we jump ahead and apparently they had a fight but we don't get to see that, and they settle with being just friends via text messages.

Later, with tumblr-gendered ex-girlfriend at a mall, tumblr-gender accuses normie of being sex-negative, with normie simply saying that he doesn't like see sex right in front of him, explaining that his problem is seeing his ex-girlfriend doing things with other people in front of him.

This leads to the second part of the story, opening up with showing how totally oppressive the world seems to an asexual. Normie is just being mopey that the only other asexuals he know are people he has talked to online. Later, at his college graduation, normie gets caught with his boyfriend and comes out to his family.

This of course leads to a flashback of him being super mopey for some reason. Turns out that its the aftermath of the breakup with his now ex-girlfriend, and his mother thinks that its because of his faith that he doesn't want to have sex. Normie doesn't take that well.

Cut right back to the graduation/coming out ceremony, and normie's mother is not happy that normie is dating a man old enough to be his father. She doesn't want to talk about it. Oh and mother dearest thinks that normie is prostituting himself to transvestite and refuses to believe that they aren't having sex. Hilarious. Mommy dearest thinks that men only want one thing and that he's having low standards for dating a guy like that. Later it turns out that tumblr-gender has given up on trying to come out to her parents. Oh and some rando on the internet says mean things to him on the internet.

Later normie meets transvestite at his place and they start getting touchy but apparently transvestite freaks out, to which end normie offers to cuddle transvestite while he faps, in the most robotic and awkward way imaginable. Yes they end up doing that.

Next day we introduced to transvestite's ex-wife who has a jawline so square it would make Jay Leno envious. She doesn't seem to approve.

Later, normie asks tumblr-gender if he'd still be asexual if he has sex with transvestite, basically confirming this reviewer's notion that asexuality is bullshit to begin with, meaning that normie is basically just a gay or bisexual dude to begin with, who was really fucking shy, and from the writing possibly traumatized from having had a nympho girlfriend. Anywho, tumblr-gender thinks that transvestite forced normie to have sex, which leads to cringe, which leads to them concluding that he's still asexual, because what would the point of the comic be if he wasn't, amirite?

Later, normie is encouraged to attend Friday prayer by his mother, which he does, and on the way home his mother tries to get him to date a woman, with normie complaining that he can't be fixed.

At one point mother dearest asks how normie met transvestite, which he answers 100% truthfully. Next point of drama is when transvestite gives normie a laptop as a three-month anniversary present, but normie thinks that way too much. Normie wants to be equals. They work it out almost instantly, though it seems to trigger transvestite somehow.

Next up, a rando hits on tumblr-gender, and tumblr-gender gets upset that the guy doesn't seem to be interested in her custom pronouns, her responding as if it was a tumblr post. Later, we get a whiny rant from tumblr-gender that he/she/it doesn't like what the mirror reflects when standing in front of one... but come on, tumblr-gender is a fat ugly-haired bull-dyke-looking joker, what's not to love? Oh right, we're supposed to feel sorry for this character... hmm... might have been an idea to show that BEFORE the part she bites the head off the person hitting on her. And of course tumblr-gender complains that the doctors wont believe that he/she/it is "gender-queer"

and snap back to normie with transvestite, with transvestite talking about wearing women's clothes and whatnot in public, or at work. Next up, normie shows up one day when transvestite has his kids staying over, and the kids don't know that daddy is into dudes. There's dinner talk, and its revealed that transvestite supposedly cheated on his now ex-wife, as the kids ask if normie's father did that too since we are told that normie's father isn't there anymore. No, daddy was a taxi driver who got stabbed. Later, while alone with the kids, kids ask if normie is the reason why his parents are divorcing. Normie dodges the question, but the younger of the kids had seen normie and transvestite hug earlier. They instantly figure out that normie and their father are dating.

Later, while about to do some intimate stuff, normie sees bruises from last round transvestite was at his dom getting whipped. This upsets normie, even more so when transvestite mentions "Blood play", and we learn that it was these scars [http://www.discordcomics.com/comic/shades-after-page-93/ that initiated the divorce because transvestite had become too much of a pain junkie. Tensions arise from this, but they work it out instantly.

Later at a gym, we get the bomb dropped that normie has tried dating someone else at some point.

Writing

Behold the grand wisdom of Lee the Transflake

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print book back-side description: http://www.discordcomics.com/comic/shades-of-a-back-cover/

Art

Decent art, good lighting, absolute trash-fire writing

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Cumclussion

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