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I haven't been here in so long! So long. But I've come back with some fun little fan comics made by the creator of the Manly Guys webcomic.

This is the good stuff. 

For anybody who isn't familiar with Overwatch, the comically intense super edgy dude is Reaper (or at least his past identity, Gabriel Reyes). The running joke is that his aesthetic is somewhere between 2003 Hot Topic goth and 90s buckles and belts comicbook antihero, and we all know him as an edgelord who takes himself just a bit too seriously. 

This is a shippy fancomic between his archnemesis™  and former colleague/friend/partner in worldsaving Soldier76, or Jack Morrison. It was supposed to be a twofer silly comic that coelasquid, the creator, just popped out for fun. It turned into an epic, 40-page love story with ridiculous jokes ala Manly Guys, with lots of fun sexual tension and "bros being bros" trying to confess to a deeper love beyond brohood. 


It's ridiculous, fun, absolutely worth the read, not just for the comic but also for the commentary coelasquid leaves in every page. 

You can find the full comic here

It's an absolute joy and you will not regret reading it, even if you don't know a lot about Overwatch. 

Bonus page: 

Just bros being bros.

Date: 2017-06-12 03:37 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] shadowpsykie
... so are they gay in the game? gay for play? lol seriously though... I know that that one sniper girl is a lesbian. is there also a gay character?

Date: 2017-06-12 05:04 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] locuatico
Tracer is the only confirmed gay character (and she is not the enjoy, although Widowmaker WAS tracer's most popular pairing up until Emily appeared).
Soldier and reaper are a popular pairing because foe-yay

Date: 2017-06-12 05:48 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] shadowpsykie
it needs MORE gay!

also, enjoy?

Date: 2017-06-12 06:32 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] locuatico
On Mobile. Autocorrect is weird I meant sniper girl

Date: 2017-06-12 07:01 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] shadowpsykie
ah ok. thought she used her time diskies to snipe... lol

Date: 2017-06-12 08:00 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] burkeonthesly
"sniper" > "enjoy"

Man, autocorrect gets weird sometimes.

Date: 2017-06-12 09:08 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] shadowpsykie
more guy gay. (don't get me wrong. I love that Tracer is around. I just want male homosexuality *and Bisexuality acknowledged more). In games I see female sexuality "okayed" because it helps titillate the cis white male players (thankfully it isn't being used for that here I love what they have done to humanize tracer and Emily) but it's rare to see something similar for male characters in games, which is why I LOVE this

Date: 2017-06-12 09:18 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] q99
Yea, I totally dig this and McCree/Hanzo.

Though I suspect when we get a gay male character (which I would bet is a matter of 'when'), like with Tracer it'll be a non-hero boyfriend.

Date: 2017-06-12 09:51 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] shadowpsykie
i'd be okay with that. lol

Date: 2017-06-12 10:13 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] q99
There is the matter that Hanzo's an assassin on the road of redemption, and Doomfist is active Talon!

I mean, no promises on the fan communities' reaction, but the canon makers are less into foe-yay than we are ^^

Date: 2017-06-12 08:57 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] q99
We *assume* they were gay before the breakup ^^

Lesse, known official relationships are, Tracer has a girlfriend named Emily, Widow had a husband before Talon got her and she became all Widow-y. Torbjorn has kids. Ana has an adult kid in Pharah and we might've seen Pharah's dad. Mercy and Genji might be into each other and have exchanged X-mas letters.

Common fancanon stuff are Jack and Gabe here being together. Hanzo and McCree being together. Mercy and Pharah are extremely common. Genji and Zenyatta (who in canon helped him find peace with himself and is sorta his master, but is younger than him). Some people think Emily is one of Torbjorn's kids. And it's also popular to think that Ana and Reinhardt have a current thing (they do get kinda flirty at times and it seems kinda unlikely that Ana's still with Pharah's dad for a couple of reasons, including faking her own death).

There's other pairings beyond those, but I think everyone else is a bit softer and less set.

And yes, the fan pairings do largely ignore the Genji-Mercy thing. This is because very few care for that one partially for gameplay reasons (i.e. in game, Mercy is likely to be hovering around Pharah, a deadly combo, or the heavy characters, while Genji is going to be halfway across the map saying 'I need healing' to the ire of Mercy players), and it came pretty late in the game well after Pharah/Mercy was etched into fan's minds (so was Widowmaker and Tracer, but it's easier to factor Emily in, Widowmaker makes a great 'jealous that Tracer's with a civilian' character and it confirms Tracer's sexuality. Or alternatively downplaying Emily since she's not one of the main characters).

Date: 2017-06-12 11:42 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] qalchemist
Never forget Mercy/Roadhog.


Date: 2017-06-13 04:29 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] lissa_quon
Come at me brah - Roadrat all the way!

Date: 2017-06-13 12:09 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] michaelhealy
Ana's ex-husband and Pharah's father is an as of yet unseen soldier of Native American descent according to Blizzard (while trying to defend Pharah's totem pole skin).

Date: 2017-06-13 03:34 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] q99
Yea. Which they might've had planned.

On that skin specifically, There is this interesting defense by a native of that tribe. Who doesn't claim to speak for all and IMO one should always contact organizations of the group first, but in that light I think it's way better than Roadhog's Polynesian skin (where he's both not from that culture and it's a mish-mash of cultures rather than any specific group).

Date: 2017-06-13 05:38 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] q99
It'd make more sense to make it just Maori IMO... I mean, there is cross-polynesian stuff, Moana did a good job, but I understand it's more a mish-mash.

Still, there's really no sign of cultural ties to that community, so... yea, I find it the iffiest. A culture isn't a costume and putting a culture's imagery on a white Aussie is a bit eeh.

There's also Symmetra's Deva skin which has some complaints, but I've also heard some Hindus like it and she is flat-out Hindu, so yea.

Date: 2017-06-12 07:29 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] pyrrhocorax
Yeah Torb, why DO you hate mental health??

Date: 2017-06-12 09:05 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] shadowpsykie
i am seriously loving this!

Date: 2017-06-13 05:47 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] deh_tommy
I have no problem with shipping (I even occasionally indulge in the topic, myself),but I'm always so confused when people pair extremely antagonistic rivals as romantic interests with each other. For example, Widowmaker assassinated a figure that Tracer highly respected and smugly smiled when the latter tearfully demanded why someone would ever want to do something like that. What would they possibly see in each other?

Date: 2017-06-16 06:15 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] mesmiranda
I, too, loathe the "they're bickering/fighting/literally trying to murder each other, they must be in love!" trope--looking at you, Reylo--but I admit, I've seen enough of the Overwatch AWNN videos to get a little bit behind Widowtracer.

(I mean, canonically, McCree and Hanzo have said something like two words to each other.)
Edited Date: 2017-06-16 06:16 am (UTC)


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