[Tides of Time]

8- The Big Question

10th September, 2020 in Chapter 11: Stories and Memories
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8- The Big Question

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Author Notes:

10th September, 2020
Jammy
"Hey btw, are you gay?"

Seb's not trying to be rude, he doesn't actually know any polite or common usage words for it besides homosexual, which would sound pretty clinical in this context.

Comments:

11th September, 2020
Kevin_Redcrow
I wonder what the slang for that was in those times?

It wouldn't have been "queer", since that originally meant "odd" or "strange".

Certainly not "gay". That still meant "happy" or light-hearted in my father's day.

Maybe "nancy-boy" was in use?
11th September, 2020
Jammy
Yeah, probably! I've already used that one at some point, I'm sure.

I've had to come to a bit of a compromise in this comic and decided that 'queer' is in use with its modern meaning, though 'gay' isn't. Queer sounds slightly more suitable (if you squint a bit) and I need at least one short and easily recognisable word. Here it's used more as a noun though.
11th September, 2020
Kevin_Redcrow
Since the story is set in a different world than ours, you have some leeway as far as details like this.

As far as the general vernacular goes, I may read some Robert Louis Stevenson.
11th September, 2020
jawbone
Old Joke, ending with "Are you Juan"? "Si, are you Juan, too?"
14th September, 2020
Jammy
Sounds vaguely familiar! I wonder where (if?) I've heard it before.
11th September, 2020
MadJak91
Cute blonde long-haired guy is into him, clear as day, and he is still going to check. Nathan should see something completely different as rude ;D
14th September, 2020
Jammy
Can never be too careful though!
16th September, 2020
MadJak91
Right. Playing hard to get. Got it!!
;D