It seems whenever I run into Johns as Dave, Karkat, any male character, they always push ‘i am not a homosexual.’ and it just ruins John’s character.
Seriously, fucking how.
The only possible method to overuse the phrase “i am not a homosexual” is if someone is uh, trying desperately hard to come on to you in a very homosexual fashion.
You’re really not leaving any canon-loyal John roleplayer anything else to fucking do here if you’re that dedicated to getting all inside his anus and living out all of your wildest boyfucking fantasies.
Actually, I’ve seen a few John roleplayers who use that phrase at the slightest hint of a male character being interested in him, like it’s his catchphrase or something. And they usually do it in a way that makes John seem really insecure about his sexuality, where he freaks out even if Dave jokes about being in love with him, while in canon he’s not freaked out by Karkat’s advances, and even joked about being attracted to Dave before. I can understand why some roleplayers would get sick of Johns constantly insisting they aren’t a homosexual, when they aren’t even trying to get him involved in a slash pairing.
At the very least, they can stop quoting that specific line and say something new, like “sorry, i’m not into guys,” or something.
This actually sort-of occurred to me a bit afterward. Partially because some other people talked to me about it via Skype.
I suppose it is sort-of a reasonable peeve. Although John Roleplayers really shouldn’t be so quick on the damn draw. It’s supposed to be the thing you pull out when shit’s getting uncomfortable, not at the slightest excuse.