There's probably a lot I should say about MM's gender presentation, and gender identity, and sexuality, but I hardly even know where to start. Also wonder if actually explicitly stating any of his thoughts and feelings on that regard here, in these metatextual author's comments, doesn't detract from what I've chosen to present in the work itself?
I guess, rather, it's not that I don't know whether or not to talk about all that. It's whether I should say anything NOW. I've been writing all these comments in a sort of retrospective fashion, with, mmm...a bit of a supposition that y'all have maybe already read these comics without my commentary, since these were all done a few years ago now. (Ugh. My progress has been disgustingly slow.)
So it's a matter of:
- Do I want to state to you now, explicitly, in these comments, what I will later be stating, explicitly, in the comic itself?
- Will this ruin the reading experience for my audience?
- Or maybe it doesn't really ruin anything to just confirm explicitly what is--at present, in the text, itself--present, at least partially, but implicit?
- What is the responsibility of the author, here?
- Maybe nobody actually cares all that much about this aspect of MM's characterization, and so all this is a moot point? Could be, could be. It's probably presumption on the part of ol' JoJo to assume otherwise. That sort of subject just seems to be a major talking point in the ~discourse~ of the creative industry, which your faithful JoJo observes literally every day.
Your everlovin' JoJo really probably oughta just keep a muzzle on. Speak when you're spoken to, JoJo. You're probably disqualified from the ~discourse~, anyway.