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Literature / Kinda Super Gay

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"He'd worn the same leather jacket for the past six days. And I'd only known him for six days. For all I knew he could have been born in a ring of fire, wearing that jacket while demons around him sang 'The Circle of Life'."

Kinda Super Gay is a Web Serial Novel following the adventures of Sarah Martin, a legacy superhero who fights in a world filled with sentient gorillas, passionate patriots, and quip-slinging demons.


Kinda Super Gay providess examples of:

  • Anti-Hero: Parodied with Hellfire, a demon vigilante who's secretly a big softie.
  • Catchphrase: Parodied with Hellfire, who says, "I always find a way." It's cool until he starts using it in everyday situations, such as when he feels the need to finish a cup of bad coffee.
  • Everything's Better with Monkeys: Bo, the fashionista gorilla.
  • Exactly What It Says on the Tin: Sarah Martin's sexuality.
  • Hidden Depths: At first Hellfire seems like a shallow vigilante, but over time he's given more depth.
  • Hot-Blooded: Hellfire is very, very passionate about his leather jacket.
  • Lampshaded the Obscure Reference: Cathect mentions Modesty Blaise, which is an obscure reference for a young American guy to make.
  • Large Ham: Sarah's mom is this, specifically when she begins to monologue.
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  • Non Sequitur: Everything Barry Ring says is a non sequitur. For instance, a chapter starts with him asking, “Star Wars was kind of a weird name for the first movie, don't you think? Really it was just one war.” Star Wars is never again mentioned.
  • Offscreen Moment of Awesome: Hellfire goes to hell while taking down an enemy. He claws his way out in order to come save his friends.
  • Only Sane Man: Blue, the only superhero who has any idea what she's doing.
  • Parodied Trope: Many, many superhero tropes are parodied.
  • Roofhopping: Hellfire does this.
  • Running Gag: Hellfire's bad catchphrases are one example.
  • The Talk: Sarah's mom tries giving a version of this, but she gets distracted and ends up talking about a hot mailwoman that she's attracted to.
  • The Unintelligible: The Web, a Scottish superhero whose accent is described as "Scottish tongues".


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