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too many gay couples

PostPosted: Sun May 22, 2016 11:50 am
by foerno
i like how Zach portrays normal couple situations using both straight and gay characters but i feel the SMBC population differs significantly from the general population by the number of homosexual people, being skewed towards the gay side. has anyone run any statistical tests on that?

Re: too many gay couples

PostPosted: Sun May 22, 2016 12:54 pm
by Kaharz
Really? This again?

Re: too many bigots

PostPosted: Sun May 22, 2016 2:38 pm
by Kimra
"Hey guys, I feel uncomfortable seeing all these 'gays', can someone go and run the numbers for me because I'm also incredibly lazy?"

Re: too many gay couples

PostPosted: Sun May 22, 2016 6:02 pm
by Edminster
Well here's the numbers from the last time it came up a few years ago:

Carcinogeneticist wrote:Just for fun, I went through every comic from the last 4 months and tallied up every depiction/reference to a romantic/sexual partner:

Hetero: 35
Homo: 6
Zombie: 2
Robot: 1
Dinosaur: 1
TOTAL: 45

There were also a handful of relationships left too ambivalent to tally, but as you can see the representation of homosexual couples in SMBC is actually far closer to reality than you claim.


if somebody less lazy than I am would like to compile a new four-month tally, that would be nice.

Re: too many gay couples

PostPosted: Sun May 22, 2016 6:28 pm
by DonRetrasado
And yet replicants remain entirely underrepresented within the SMBC canon

Re: too many gay couples

PostPosted: Sun May 22, 2016 8:04 pm
by Guest
foerno wrote:SMBC population differs significantly from the general population

SMBC is a comic. Since there are more issues (psych, not political) towards homo- than heterosexuals, it stands to reason they would show up more often in comedy. Honestly, I'd say they are underrepresented.

Re: too many gay couples

PostPosted: Sun May 22, 2016 9:35 pm
by Liriodendron_fagotti
I'm angling for more robot-dinosaur relationships

Re: too many gay couples

PostPosted: Mon May 23, 2016 12:55 am
by Kimra
Wait. In that whole four month stretch there wasn't a single lizard couple? Zach is slacking.

Re: too many gay couples

PostPosted: Mon May 23, 2016 1:32 am
by DonRetrasado
Kimra wrote:Wait. In that whole four month stretch there wasn't a single lizard couple? Zach is slacking.

Lizardmen are an invisible minority. It is both a weakness (in that they don't show up in comics) and a strength (in that they did 9/11)

Re: too many gay couples

PostPosted: Mon May 23, 2016 1:37 am
by Kimra
DonRetrasado wrote:Lizardmen are an invisible minority. It is both a weakness (in that they don't show up in comics) and a strength (in that they did 9/11)

Just because they did 9/11 doesn't mean they shouldn't get representation. #notalllizardmen

Re: too many gay couples

PostPosted: Mon May 23, 2016 1:40 am
by Edminster
Why are you all spreading anti-lizardmen propaganda? Bush did 9/11 and he is not a lizardman.

Re: too many gay couples

PostPosted: Mon May 23, 2016 1:52 am
by DonRetrasado
OK but what do you say to this indisputable proof that I found on non-partisan news site google images:
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Re: too many gay couples

PostPosted: Mon May 23, 2016 8:56 am
by Sahan
Dude everyone knows Google is owned by owned by Alphabet, which is owned by Larry Page, who I've heard once shook hands with "Shillary" Clinton. It's obviously biased.

Re: too many gay couples

PostPosted: Tue May 24, 2016 7:25 am
by Destructicus
DonRetrasado wrote:Lizardmen are an invisible minority. It is both a weakness (in that they don't show up in comics) and a strength (in that they did 9/11)

Shillary ain't exactly invisible.

Re: too many gay couples

PostPosted: Tue May 24, 2016 7:59 am
by BigWhoCares
Ok, I was curious so I looked at comics from the last 5 months. This was counting people in relationships, or where there was a clear romantic/sexual attraction, where both were depicted in the comic.
Hetero: 10
Homo: 4
That's more than 25% of all relationships depicted as being homosexual, though this is a very small sample. One thing to note though is that all the homosexual relationships were between two males, and 3 of the 4 depicted them having sex. To me it seems that homosexual relationships receive different treatment to heterosexual relationships in this comic.