Like a lot of Orneryboy strips, this one was inspired by my own experiences as a young adult of a rather spooky persuasion, coming of age in the suburbs in the 90s. I think I’ve repressed many of those past experiences for the sake of my mental health, but I remember a lot of hostile words being directed my way. A lot of violence, too. And always the word “fag” — or something to that effect — tossed in there somewhere. I don’t often like to look back on those times, but there’s no denying that they shaped me into the bitter, cynical misanthrope that I am today. So thanks, random anonymous assholes from my past! Without you, there probably would be no Orneryboy.