(That’s a link btw) This kind of relates to the ask meme about gender and sexuality that’s been going around. It words a few things better than I have been able to in the past.
"Among this cast are characters that seem to fit within a conventional representation of an LGBT character, and those that do not seem to fit into any archetype. This is largely due to Publick and Hammer’s use of their characters’ sexual identities and sexual behaviors. Since they chose to not assume a correlation between the two, they are able to create characters that define and act upon their sexuality in incredibly complex ways"
This is kinda why I’m actually a little hesitant to talk about some characters’ identities too much sometimes. I really like that some of them don’t fit into archetypes, because that’s how real people are. The characters are more human and relatable for it. From a writing standpoint, it makes the characters more flexible and useable for different situations as they arise.
I hadn’t realized there was a second volume of these? They’re all interesting and fun to read!
volume 1 is http://venturestudies.com/
volume 2 (where this article is from) is http://venturestudies.com/volume2.html