Comic 967 - Mina Ashido

1st Jul 2017, 10:55 AM in Special
Mina Ashido
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Jocelyn 1st Jul 2017, 10:55 AM edit delete
Recently, my spouse got into My Hero Academia. I'd already been following it since the start of the current season, but now that she's just getting into it, I'm watching it all again with her. It's not often I get into shounen stuff (or superhero stuff for that matter), so I'm not really sure what it is I like so much about it, but I keep coming back to it. I dunno. It's just super charming and fun.

So I decided to draw one of the characters, Mina Ashido. I get the feeling she's not a particularly important character, there more to pad out the background of the classroom, but I think she's my favorite. Her design is just so unique and eye-catching that I've been wanting to draw her since the first time I started watching.

Happy I finally got around to doing so. I hope you'll forgive this random fanart interruption, and of course, I hope you like it. ^_^

Also, just a reminder that this was actually shown earlier this week on Patreon as part of one of the reward tiers. Being a patron means sometimes seeing fun art (and sneak peaks at future projects) before anyone else does. Check it out here!
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Guest 2nd Jul 2017, 5:29 AM edit delete reply
I was readimg some of the past coments and i have a quesyion. Some called Rudy an "Egg" whats an Egg in this sense?
Scholr-R_LEA 2nd Jul 2017, 9:53 AM edit delete reply
An 'egg' is someone who is still working out their gender identity. It sort of implies that the person is trans (or at least not cis) but hasn't come entirely to terms with it.

Some people get 'stuck' in egg mode for a really long time, and some never seem to leave it. Sadly, I'm pretty sure it's a terminal condition in my own case... *sigh*

I don't think it is quite right here, though. Rudy/Ruby seems to enjoy a female presentation, but I get the sense xie isn't really interested in a female gender identity *per se*.

Xie also doesn't fetishize clothing, so it is unlikely to be either a crossdressing fetish. Likewise, Rudy has never expressed a desire to experience sex as a female, which seems to rule out 'transgenderism' (the erotic fascination with oneself having a different physical sex than that which they were born with). I want to be careful here, though, as it's a seriously triggering topic, especially when the word 'autogynephilia' is thrown around. While the desire to have sex in their 'right body' is a common experience for many - but not all - trans people, not everyone who experiences it have a desire or need to change their public gender roles, so it is a bitterly confusing matter for some people. Worse, the term is also been used dismissively to argue that gender dysphoria is a paraphilia rather than something that should be taken seriously.

Xie maybe be gender-fluid. However, I am pretty sure it isn't really a gender thing for R in the sense it is for Rain, Jessica, Vincent or any of the other non-cis folk in the series, which fits with Jocelyn's stated goal of covering as wide a continuum of gender and sexual orientation as possible.

A tall order; my view is that gender alone has to be viewed as being a continuum in multiple dimensions, with the two 'opposite poles' actually only being a pair of points in a much larger space, points which most people orbit tightly around but which no one is actually on.
Samantha 3rd Jul 2017, 9:31 AM edit delete reply
God, please don't use those pronouns.

The fact that you now can be fined $250k for not calling someone who clearly presents as male as 'ey' or 'co' is bad enough. If someone asks to be called something legitimate, and you ignore them, well that's on them. But we don't need to make up words when he (masc), she (fem), they (both), and it (neither) are perfectly legit. There's four genders. The others are variations.

Rudy identifies as a 'he.' And he likes guys.

Ruby is either a genderfluid or crossdressing alter ego. Possibly this one might identify as 'she', possibly not. It honestly doesn't matter so long as Ruby/Rudy is happy.
Some Ed 5th Jul 2017, 9:52 PM edit delete reply
In this comic, we have a genderfluid person who wants to be gendered as he/she is presenting at that particular time, and we have a claimed cis gay male who sometimes finds it fun to dress up as a girl, and he's indicated that he wants to be addressed as male when he's dressed that way, and female when dressed that way.

I am not aware of any ze, they, xey, sie, ey, e, hu, peh, per, thon, jee, ve, xe, zie, ze, se, zme, ve, zee, fae, zie, si, kit, ne, one, co, yo, or zhe in this series. (Sources:,

Jocelyn's made this pretty simple, old school simple, even, and yet we still keep getting it wrong. (I do mean 'we', I've done it, too.) I guess Mr. Ed said it best, "What fools these mortals be?"
IsnitJustKit 8th Jan 2022, 6:30 PM edit delete reply
Maybe this is a bit late for you to hear, considering it's been 4 and a half years, but using infamous transphobe and fearmonger Jordan B. Peterson as a basis for your argument on anything gender-related is not smart
The bill in Canada only retroactively added trans people to all bills regarding harassment, as in you can get arrested for constantly harassing a trans person but purposefully misgendering them, similarly to how you've always been liable for criminal charges if you constantly and deliberately use the wrong name in a way that's intended to harass. Anything you've heard from Peterson about the law is a lie, straight up
The situation you mentioned, of getting a $250K fine for accidentally misgendering someone, is not even CLOSE to possible
And I take personal offence to the idea that they/them is strictly 'Both'
Empathetic Dinosaur 2nd Jul 2017, 10:59 PM edit delete reply
Empathetic Dinosaur
aaaaaa I love my hero academia!! I've actually cosplayed tsuyu before!
ZeroiaSD 10th Jul 2017, 3:33 PM edit delete reply
And Mina just got a chapter about her before joining the hero school, she's pretty cool!
Guest 8th Mar 2018, 9:24 AM edit delete reply
There's a Reddit feed called 'Trans/' or something like that which calls supposed closet trans/non-binary folk "Eggs". Pretty sure it's a used as a joke more often than not though.
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