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December 30th, 2017, 10:13 pm
Someone has never been in a middle school... Horny little brats, all of them! He know all about sex. Heck, he’s outside enough, he knows nature. Not the social aspect, though.
December 31st, 2017, 4:26 pm
@Florance: Growing up in a rural community, yep, he knows of it. However, how the information is shared/how it is treated/the attitude people have will vary based on each society, and then based on the town/region, and then based on the family. For instance, consider a non-religious Seattle 12-year-old in public school vs. a 12-year-old in an isolated and very religious village in, say, Nepal. They're both the same age, going through similar things, learning new things...but what they are taught/how they are taught/the attitudes of those around them will be different. Therefore, it is not necessarily the case that all 12-year-olds/middle schoolers in general "know all about sex."
And yes...I'm probably taking this much too seriously :) But as a writer I always try to not use our modern, 21st century secular Western expectations of behavior and knowledge as the default for societal norms/knowledge/etc. in all my stories. If all writers did that, stories would have very little variety in character/culture/etc.!
January 9th, 2018, 3:16 pm
Oops @Mahira: see comment below
January 8th, 2018, 7:06 pm
Let’s not anglicanize, though. @Florance: The focus on purity is largely a Christian convention regarding knowing too much. HAVING sex is still a big deal. Some of the Hindu stories in that Nepal village have the setting for their telling as the gods of creation and preservation waiting on destruction to finish loudly bedding his wife (he is super rude) so they can get some work done. How many cultures have furtility gods and festivals? (Japan, Inca/Aztec and the like, greek, Rome, Africa at least has a lot of jokes about theirs. What were the America’s like 300 years ago?)

Then the Abrahamic religions happened (and Buddhism, and some others I forgot.)

What do the 3 goddesses here think about sex or innocence?
January 14th, 2018, 8:24 am
@Florance: I've done (and still am doing) my mythology and anthropology courses and studies; I understand what you're discussing.

Anyways, since the Zelda games have a mix of so many different culture, myth, etc. influences, I figure it is up to each author of a fan project to decide how much to use or not use Judaeo-Christian, Buddhist, Hindu, or Shinto or other cultures/religions and their values that are alluded to at some point throughout the game series.

So in short, I've already done research on the religions and cultures involved in the game series and set up a framework for the religions in my Zelda fanwork, including the basic religious attitude towards sex, marriage, romance, fertility, etc. And you or other authors may do things very differently, drawing from certain values more than I do. But I've already made up my mind about the religious systems and values, and I don't plan on changing what I've set up; I'm sticking to my framework in order to make (hopefully) consistent decisions in my story. And that's all there is to it.

And just in case you're trying to start a debate of some kind (though you may not be), please know that any future attempt to strike up an argument will be ignored. It's not you; I decided a couple years ago to not get wrapped up in any online debates due to the time they tend to eat up, and I try to limit my time online for many reasons.
If you don't like how I'm doing things in my comic for any reason, I'm sure there are plenty of other comics that will meet your criteria :)