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December 25th, 2016, 3:02 am

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Reply Advertisement, November 24th, 2017, 5:04 am

Reply CapedLuigisYoshi, December 23rd, 2016, 5:48 pm

Remade version is here.

Now, the first four pages of KDLA were made before I started using speech bubbles, so the text ended up being tricky to read against backgrounds. In late 2013 I edited them to at least have white outlining on the text, so they could be read. You can find the legible version of this page by clicking Next, and I'll have fuller commentary there.

...THIS page, though, had an additional edit at the time, removing the top row of panels here. They were only relevant back when I started this entire thing as a side project to The Extreme Team, but here they are in all their glory. This basically means that Cly and Rockurtle were technically the first characters to appear in the entirety of KDLA. Which... holds meaning, but I have yet to talk about that in the main comic.

Reply CapedLuigisYoshi, October 9th, 2017, 5:00 pm

...This long later, I guess I can finally talk about what I meant by character-Cly and Rockurtle's appearance "holding meaning".

Recently (September 20, 2017), the main comic updated with a page revealing that Chuchu is in a same-gender relationship with Nyupun. At face value, that may seem like the first instance of LGBT representation in the comic, but that's only true if you count it by when it's explicitly stated in KDLA. Rockurtle, meanwhile, was planned to be a lesbian since at least December 2009, but it wasn't explicitly revealed until June 2017 (still prior to the Chuchu/Nyupun page), and her status as a character in KDLA is... dubious. She's more of an Extreme Team character.

Meanwhile, I'm a transgender lesbian. Does this mean my early appearance here counts as the first trans KDLA character (and one of the first gay ones)? Depends if you count author avatars... and it's rather weird since I obviously did not know that about myself at the time. And there's also the matter of the later edit to this page removing my appearance...

Plus, there's at least a couple more LGBT characters who predate Chuchu's appearance, whose status simply hasn't been mentioned yet. Like Rick, or Kiyosi. And no, I don't care about "spoiling" that by now.

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