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Kinda Super Gay by Billy Higgins

Wow. Um, if you could stop with the whole "super villain" thing, that'd be great. 

Being an 18-year-old “adult” is hard enough. Being a gay super powered adult? Nearly impossible. Join Sarah Martin as she navigates an insane world filled with sentient gorillas, passionate patriots, and quip-slinging demons. Watch as she deals with all these shenanigans while trying to figure out just what it means to be gay.

Note: Kinda Super Gay contains some graphic violence and harsh language.

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Listed: Dec 8, 2014

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By Fiona Gregory, editor

Dec 30, 2014: Drop into a bizarre version of our world in which superhero is a profession which an anxious teen might drift into because that’s what the folks do (despite the lack of any, you know, superpowers), time travel and alternate realities are a perfectly reasonable explanation for why a girl doesn’t know her grandparents, and demons, telepaths, sphinxes and gargoyles are characters you might run into at any time. I don’t know how ordinary people survive in this world, but otherwise life is pretty much as usual.

Our main character is a typical 18 year old just trying to find her place and defend herself from various supervillains who are out to get her. And yeah, she’s only "kinda" super, and just starting to figure out the gay thing, (which you’d think wouldn’t be too much of a upset to someone who has two moms, one transgender.) Though unassuming, as the story progresses she is developing into a genuine badass, or at least, a somewhat competent hero.

If you squint the story mainly makes sense, but there’s a strong streak of the ridiculous such that I don’t think you’re supposed to take it too seriously (like a Douglas Adams novel). The best thing about it: it’s random and funny, a nice bit of light relief that’s helped me get through this stressful time of year. Quips, puns, and irony abound – there’s even a clever riddle.

Watch out if you’re in the closet – the huge rainbow flag title image may out you!

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Lots and lots of insane dialogue

By Sten Düring, author of Frays in the Weave

Jun 28, 2015: This is what Douglas Adams could have written had he been very drunk, and with an even more twisted mind than he already had.

This review is part of a review swap. So, there that part is declared.

First. It’s very, very well written. And surreal. And kinda funny in an insane way.

The best with Kinda Super Gay is the dialogue. Funny [more . . .]

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Funny and unique

By Nina Santucci, author of Fooled

Jan 6, 2015: I’ve only read the first few chapters of Kinda Super Gay so far, but I have to say that I was hooked right away. Because my general reading preferences tend toward old-fashioned literature, this is I think one of the first stories I’ve read that has a gay protagonist, and I wasn’t sure what to expect. The author does a fantastic job of making Sarah more than just a character or a symbol, instead she behaves realistically, like a real girl who happens to be lesbian. (And I have to [more . . .]

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My String of Success with Disliked or Confusing Titles Continues!

By Oniwasabi, author of The Monster They Deserve

Dec 14, 2014: So, I don’t like the title of this story. I even had a conversation with the author in the comments section of . . . chapter 8? About how I don’t like the title of this story. You might love the title, and that’s fine. The title of my review is there because I have started to actively seek out titles on WFG that annoy or confuse me, since so far all of those have turned out to be a pretty good read at the very least!

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