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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. It's notable in that the graphic art and themes is not the point, but a vehicle for both comedy and serious discussion.

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The series can be found here (NSFW 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:

  • 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.
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  • Art Evolution: Early comics were in black-and-white and less detailed. Additionally, the earliest comics had a clear manga-esque style, but they eventually evolved into a much more Western comic-like style.
  • 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 ...
  • 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".
  • 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.
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  • 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.
  • Double Standard: Rape, Female on Male: Tying in with Black Comedy Rape, this is played straight with the "Kenta's Horny Mom" strips, where the mother lusts after her son... but is then lampshaded with a Gender Swap, to point out just how wrong it really is... and appropriately titled "Gender Incrimination."
    Touro Maebashi (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.
  • 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.
  • 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. (And openly lampshades it.)
    • Madame X and Chie tried and Chie got a faceful of squirt, causing her to give up.
  • GIS Syndrome: Stock photos show up in the earlier strips.
  • Here We Go Again!: At the end of the "Shiunji and the Suicide Girl" storyline, Yuko is buried again, but the last panel reveals that the Dutch Wife Fairy revived his stepmother, who is now planning her own revenge against his father.
  • Hypocritical Humor: In #226, the scientists make a male sex robot and say the female scientist Dr. Kaori Tsudanuma is going to test it out. She is offended at the suggestion and tells them off that she's not desperate enough to want that...and then the next panel is her apparently using a vibrator.
  • Innocent Innuendo: Taken to extremes with the addition of Innocent White Sticky Stuff On My Face
  • The Loins Sleep Tonight: In one early strip, a character clearly based on Indiana Jones survive the usual shootouts and adventures, only to say, "Today I am not a man" when he's with a woman and things don't quite work.
  • Non-Standard 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.
  • 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.
  • Self-Parody: The storyline A Hentai Made of Glass is a parody of one of the author's earlier, autobiographical strips.
  • Skewed Priorities: #270 has the scientists develop a new condom designed to stimulate the G-spot. The woman trying it is shattered by the experiencenote , but the man wearing it reported a slight decrease in sensitivity, so the experiment's a failure.
  • Shout-Out: In strip #11, Touru is trying to psych himself up by saying "I mustn't run away, I mustn't run away...".
  • 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.
  • 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."
  • 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!"

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