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I was a bigot, and Yu+Me changed my life

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1 I was a bigot, and Yu+Me changed my life on Wed May 26, 2010 9:13 pm

The title of this introduction may seem ridiculous, or exaggerated, but I can assure you it's not. Until a little less than a year ago (when I first found this webcomic), I was what you might call a "bible-thumping, queer-hating physcopath". No, seriously. I was raised in the type of religious family that gives religion a bad name. The first chance I ever had at a girlfriend was shot down because the girl happened to be half-black.

So why the hell did I read Yu+Me? Well, that's not very complicated. I was looking for a porn webcomic. Did I find one? No, I did not. What I did find was an eye-opener, and one I am very glad to have found. The night I read Yu+Me, I was addicted. I got an epiphany; an epiphany most people these days take for granted, that gay people AREN'T choosing to be gay, and that being gay can actually be a pretty wonderful thing.

Now, I'm not gay, nor am I anything but a straight guy with a very screwed up Real-World life. But my whole worldview has changed. My outlook on life has changed. As a result, I'm a happier person, because I can look at people without the lens of bigotry and really screwed up religion over my eyes. And all of a sudden I'm finding that people aren't so bad after all (well, most of them).

Anyway, I guess I better cut this short. I'm sure you've all heard stories like this one, but I feel it's better to have it out rather than in, right?

Rosalarian, I'm just going to say this right now: I am SO glad I returned to Yu+Me as Fiona is plunging that sword into Sudako's heart. Your story captures the very essence of dreams, love lost, and so many other themes I'm having trouble putting my thumb on all of them. Summed up: wonderfully written, beautifully drawn, unflinchingly original, and because of that you've made a convert out of me.

Thank you. Very Happy

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2 Re: I was a bigot, and Yu+Me changed my life on Thu May 27, 2010 3:11 pm

I can't even begin to describe how happy this made me. Very Happy

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3 Re: I was a bigot, and Yu+Me changed my life on Mon May 31, 2010 3:08 pm

As one victim of an uber-conservative family to another: keep on rockin', man.

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4 Re: I was a bigot, and Yu+Me changed my life on Fri Jun 04, 2010 3:35 am

Megan Rose wrote:I can't even begin to describe how happy this made me. Very Happy

Happy to be of service! Every artist needs a lot of support and you have mine.

Just happy to be able to read a comic as good as Yu+Me (and it is BEYOND good). Very Happy

As a side note, the fact that you actually got me to connect so deeply with Fiona is a testament to your comic's greatness. And Lesbian Pirates is always good for a few laughs, I might add.

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