Deviant Life #41

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It’s Ace Week and I figured it was about damn time an asexual character made it into the comic (well, Isaac could be considered gray-asexual since he has little interest in sex itself but is comfortable having sex with people he really likes or if there’s something novel about the experience, but that really hasn’t been explicitly addressed). I’ve had one waiting in the wings since pretty early on but never found the right place for her to come in. She’s still waiting, though, because Skylar manifested and was a better fit for this strip.

Sorry for the lull in new content, my computer has been offline for most of the month. I would say that things should get back to normal but every time I say that something go drastically wrong with my health or my life in general and fucks it all up so I’m not going to tempt fate. Especially since I’m planning to move across the country, back to Atlanta, next year.  

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Deviant Life #40

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Confession: I’m somewhat addicted to Apex Legends. I’m kind of trash at it, being a middle aged dude who isn’t usually into multiplayer shooters, but I still love it. Caustic, who Bernard is dressed as in this strip, is one of my mains and I’ve been dying for months to make this joke even though I’m not sure how much overlap there is between Deviant Life readers and Apex Legends players. I hope there’s at least a few and that they find this as funny as I do.

In other news, I made it out to the Sex Expo in at the Brooklyn Expo Center on Saturday. I had a great time. I got meet Lexi and Max from the Off the Cuffs podcast, which was delightful.

I also enjoyed catching up with Dirty Lola, who was there repping for #open, an awesome sounding dating app that breaks with the modern dating app convention of looking at a picture and deciding from that if you’re interested in someone by actually focusing on people finding each other by shared interests. I’m stoked to give that a try, as appearance is seriously one of the least important factors in whether I want to be romantically involved with someone.

Another highlight was catching the “5 Reasons Why Sex Parties are Important” by Hacienda. As someone who has loves sex parties, and has thrown quite a few, I always love hearing people talk about why they’re so great.

The pulled pork sandwich I bought from the expo’s food vendor was tops.

I didn’t stay very long because I’d run into a lot of issues before making it into the expo that had significantly diminished my spoon pool and the expo was quite crowded, draining them further.  I’m glad for the few hours I spent there.

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September 2018 Patreon Pin-Up: Audrey and Joy

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Continuing with making the Patreon reward pin ups available to everyone after a year, here’s the one from September 2018. It was shortly after Joy was introduced in the strips so I asked Deviant Life artist D. White to include her in the pin up.

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Deviant Life #39

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Bernard’s lines in the first panel are taken directly from a text message conversation I had with a partner I was in the figuring out interests and boundaries stage of getting to know each other. I like to use violet wands to ignite isopropyl alcohol on parts of someone’s body, and of course the writer in me sometimes can’t help but try to make things sound as dramatic as possible. This often makes me sound like a more dangerous flavor of mad man than I actually am.

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Deviant Life #37

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When deciding what Isaac does for a living, it felt like there was a natural harmony between his proficiency at rope bondage (particularly in suspension) and a career in architecture, since an intuitive aptitude for geometry and the distribution of weight seems like they’d be highly valuable traits for both someone designing your house and someone hanging your body from an eye hook.

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August 2018 Patreon Pin-Up: Turned Upside-Down

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Last year, Deviant Life pin-ups became my way of showing extra appreciation to my handful of Patreon supporters. As the first patron exclusive pin up becomes a year old, I figure that’s a reasonable length of exclusivity and will now start posting pin-ups publicly for everyone to enjoy.  Since some, like August 2018’s above, were particularly not work safe, I’ve opted to censor it here on the main page but you can click through to get to the uncensored version.

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