Formerly known as The Thin H Line
, Sexy Losers
was an adult webcomic
by Clay (a.k.a. Hard)
that began in 1999. Drawn in an animesque
style, it followed the antics of several different characters. They include a hentai artist
, a necrophiliac
, a compulsive masturbator
(and his equally compulsive masturbating sister), a bored housewife trying to seduce her son
, a group of scientists developing bizarre sex aids, several porn stars, and a couple of stage magicians
. It was the highest scoring entry on the List Of Potentially Offensive Webcomics, having been awarded six "toilets" out of a possible five
. Its biggest claim to fame was its popularizing "fap" and "shlick"note
as onomatopoeiae for male and female masturbation.
The series can be found here
with a semi-SFW filter page.)
As of 2011, the series has been reborn as The Thin H Line
again as a tumblr feed/blog. The comics are listed here
. (Again, most comics are NSFW
In accordance with site rules, please do not directly link NSFW pages.
This Series Has Examples Of:
- All Men Are Perverts and All Women Are Lustful
- Animate Inanimate Object: Sex toys in this series are moderately alive and remember everything that's done to them. A fairy occasionally shows up to bring them to life, but it tends to turn out badly, since they know nothing other than how to give sexual pleasure. (The longest-running arc with one featured
Shiunji's former blowup doll Ishida's dug-up corpse, who tried to take revenge upon him and found that he was so perverted he would have been happy to be cut into bits. Then she got torn to pieces by dogs.) It's bizarrely tragic, albeit funny and cringe-inducing as well.
- Art Evolution: Early comics were in black-and-white, and less detailed.
- Ashes to Crashes: The nymphomaniac mother kills her son's girlfriend via sexual exhaustion. She attends the funeral. The urn her ashes are in is vaguely phallic. She tries using it as a dildo, and it breaks ...
- Ass Shove: Often the least offensive joke in a strip.
- Attractive Bent-Gender: #230 (NSFW.) Hilarity Ensued when this strip was ripped off many times, most notably by Maxim.
- Author Guest Spot: #15, #83 (SFW apart from offensive dialogue), and #156.
- Barbie Doll Anatomy: at first, the series applied Japanese censorship effects as part of its animesque art. Dropped around #95, and hasn't looked back since.
- Bigger Is Better in Bed: Kenta has a huge penis, as his mother observes. Unfortunately, her side of the family "has all the big dick genes".
- Big "NO!": In #205 (NSFW), this was Natsuki's death scream.
- Blank Face of Shame: Kenta's face is almost always drawn in this style, and most of the time he indeed finds himself in embarassing situations due to him living with his horny mum...
- Breaking the Fourth Wall: But only in crossovers. In both cases so far, it's involved an insult to the readership and its presumed horniness.
- Brother-Sister Incest: Mike has masturbated to his sister several times - and masturbation is the only form of sexuality to him. In one strip, he needs to answer the phone while they're both watching porn together, and asks her to reach over and "take over for a while". Later strips with the two of them continue tightrope-walking along the line without quite crossing it.
- Captain Ersatz: ARPA-01 is a stand-in for Chii, as well as an opportunity to make Commodore 64 jokes.
- The Chikan: He accidentally feels up a transgender woman, who forces him to continue.
- Clip Show: Parodied; it shows events that never actually happened on the strip.
- Comically Missing the Point: Cuckolded Husband.
- Continuity Creep:
- Even extends to seemingly unconnected Running Gags - if Word of God (through the site's navigation) is to be believed, the strips with the punchline at the bottom of this page all feature the same woman.
- Crossover: Tang's Weekly Comics and Ghastly's Ghastly Comic.
- Cut and Paste Comic: Occasionally.
- Depraved Bisexual: Rumiko Shibata.
- Double Standard: Lampshaded in #241 (probably SFW, but so borderline we won't link it anyways.)
Touro Maebshi (post-beating): I don't understand... it was funny when it was a mom and her son. It's the same fucking joke.
- '80s Hair: Anime mullets out the wazoo. Most have been phased out since.
- Eyepatch of Power: The Suicide Girl.
- Flanderization: The Swearing Friend. He used to be able to have conversations, and sometimes made it through an entire sentence without swearing. By the end of the strip's run, he did nothing but swear so much he was borderline incomprehensible.
- Gender Flip: #241 (NSFW), an inversion of Kenta's Horny Mom. It's a good demonstration of the Double Standard.
- Girl-on-Girl Is Hot: When Rumiko begins an affair with a 18-year-old girl, her husband is delighted. Later, he installs video cameras in her room. (Both links technically SFW.)
- Girls Love: Rumiko/Natsuki arc culminated in Natsuki's death. Madame X/Chie never got anywhere (yet?). Yeah, the author has been neglecting that side of sexual life.
- GIS Syndrome: Stock photos show up in the earlier strips.
- Grave Robbing: How Shiunji finds a girlfriend. When he's done, though, he puts her back..."Whenever you break up with someone, you feel like part of you has died..."
- Heterosexual Life-Partners: Jon & Al.
- Homage: Too many to count.
- Innocent Innuendo: Taken to extremes with the addition of Innocent White Sticky Stuff On My Face
- Interrupted Suicide: Yuuko Ishida, AKA The Suicide Girl.
- It Runs in the Family: Mike's sister is also a compulsive masturbator.
- Shiunji's father is a necrophiliac.
- Miho comes from a proud family of coprophiles.
- Losing Your Head: "I am certain that at some point in the future, I will be prosecuted for this comic in a court of law."
- Man, I Feel Like a Woman : Parodied in one of the "science" stories.
- The Movie: Sadly, no.
- Naked First Impression: #130.
- Nonstandard Prescription: In strip 196, a doctor prescribes a destitute woman oral sex... not to cure her depression, but to pay for the actual therapy.
- Not What It Looks Like: No matter how often he finds his wife in bed with his best friend, the Cuckolded Husband believes this immediately, and runs with their lame excuse until they wish they'd never said it.
- In #31, a guy caught cheating on his wife tries this excuse. Unsurprisingly, it doesn't work.
- Organ Autonomy: Reg and his talking penis. The penis is, unfortunately, a dick.
- Orphaned Series: Seems to be dying after an injury to the author's drawing hand in 2006, though occasional updates are trickling out as of 2009.
- Out with a Bang: A rare female example, Natsuki's death.
- Parody: Again, too many to count.
- Petite Pride: Natsuki in strip #141.
- Primal Scene: Kenta walks in on his parents having sex (which includes bondage and roleplaying as DC Comics characters).
- Prison Rape: One character admits that he has recently come out as gay, he would actually enjoy being the passive participant in the experience, and the assertion of dominance involved would not be psychologically traumatizing or break his spirit. This actually prevents the rape, because the rapists are mostly interested in making him suffer.
- Quote Mine: A non-verbal version with rather unfortunate results in strip #219, which takes place at a book signing.
"JERK OFF NOW!" -> "IN MY FACE"
Madame X: What a tragic pairing of titles. You ought to read the guest list before agreeing to these things.
Chie: Shut up and go get some club soda to pour on me. I'm stuck to the chair.
- The Rant: Parodied in this Sunday Morning Coffee guest strip.
- Salaryman: Mr. Shibata.
- Self-Parody: The storyline A Hentai Made of Glass is a parody of one of the author's earlier, autobiographical strips.
- Sex Bot: ARPA-series.
- Shout-Out: In strip #11, Touru is trying to psych himself up by saying "I mustn't run away, I mustn't run away...".
- Sir Swears-a-Lot: Swearing Friend.
- Slapstick Knows No Gender: Poor Chie Sakamachi...SPLORSH.
- Smoking Hot Sex: A couple of times. Even with a tentacle monster.
- Status Quo Is God: The Madame X storyline.
- Or, for that matter, all of them. Word of God is that "everyone is locked into their own perversions", which might be part of why the comic has apparently stalled and died.
- Anyone accomplishing anything would kill the joke (according to Clay), so no, Chie would never get to have normal sex, Kenta's mom will never bed her son, Touru will never get Madame X to have sex with him, Mike's roommate will never learn to live with Mike's habit or move out, etc.
- Suicide as Comedy: There's a running gag of people being unwilling to go through with it when they realize Shiuji will rape their corpses. Also, one girl tries to fake suicidal tendencies so Shiuji will be interested in her, then realizes she has no easy way out of the situation.
- Take That: #231, a dig at Megatokyo.
- There Are No Therapists: Averted. Dr. Lovetalk appears in most story threads, offering well-meaning and sound advice that, sadly, is completely useless in the full context of the situation.
"No amount of family counseling can help these people now."
- Those Two Guys: Touro's nameless friends.
- Too Kinky to Torture: Shiuji. In fact, too kinky to murder would be more accurate.
- Unsettling Gender Reveal Gender Flipped in a strip where a gay man picks up a guy in a restaurant, and shocked to find out that he is actually a she.
- Played straight as early as #8 (NSFW), where after sex, the woman reveals that she's not on the pill. When the man freaks out, she calms him down, saying that she can't get pregnant... because she used to be a man.
- Played straight in #230, when a man talks a cute suicidal girl into giving him a blowjob instead... only to learn that "she's" actually a crossdresser. In the last panel, the crossdresser is staring over the cliff in horror, implying that the man killed himself at the revelation.
- and later inverted in a (work safe) guest comic when it is revealed her parents are both crossdressers, who are upset with her because she isn't.
- Viewers Are Geniuses: The writer would often throw in this or that element of Japanese culture and expect everyone to not only be familiar with it, but to recognize it on sight with little buildup.
- Webcomic Time: The resolution of "Shiuji and the Suicide Girl", set during a single day, started in 2004 and ended in 2011.
- Wrong Name Outburst: In strip #169, Rumiko and Natsuki both call out Kenta's name while having sex with each other.
- Yet Another Christmas Carol: Mike goes through one of these, focusing on the past and present of his history of treating others as sex objects rather than human beings, with the message that he will die alone and unloved. He completely fails to get it.
"And that's the story of how you were born!"