Oh wow….poor Owen. That is a lot for a kid to deal with… ;_;
Was not expecting that…
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Kinda want to ship them too… But how now? Should Sam be gay in addition to transgender? (Poor Adi ◡︵◡ ) Should Owen kiss his crush toward Lee goodbye? (Poor Owen ◡︵◡ ) And could he wait ’til Sam’s operation? (Of course he’ll soon see how beautiful a boy Sam already is at heart ♥)
I’m feeling the same feels…I think I desperately need someone I can ship Owen with besides Lee, because I need Lee to be with Frank, but I looove Owen so much~
I don’t see why you can’t ship them! (I personally ship the hell out of them~)
Sam obviously likes girls, so he could be bi or pan, or mostly straight or gay but with some exceptions – and that’s just the romantic side. He could be asexual as well, of course. The only thing we know is that he’s a transgender dude who is crushing hard on a girl. Options are very much open until we either hear word-of-god from Kori, or his sexuality and/or romantic preference gets mentioned in the comic. We know he likes Adi, but when has a canon love interest ever stopped anyone from shipping something? 😉
Owen’s crush (which reads more like properly being in love to me) is something that’s (most likely) never going to happen. Lee is not just going to give up on Frank, and even if he would I’m not sure he’d go for Owen. You’d think he would’ve by now if he was inclined to do so. (Doesn’t mean you can’t ship the hell out of them either, of course.)
As for the operation part… I assume with “ship” you mean you want to see them do the nasty, because otherwise Sam’s genitalia have nothing to do with it. I mean, we only know he *hates* his breasts, but that doesn’t mean he hates his vagina. Not all transgender people want to have an operation (also take into account that female-to-male surgery is hard, and doesn’t really give one a penis that works exactly like a cis man’s, so there’s that to consider on top of cost and personal preference and so many other things). Many transgender people have sex before surgery or not have surgery at all. It all depends on the person, and there are a lot of helpful things to use so he can have sex in whatever way he and his partner want.
But, if they don’t engage in sex, or only in some sexual acts, what he has between his legs shouldn’t matter. If they would really fall in love, or really want to bone each other, I’m sure they’ll find a way to both deal with whatever it is they have to deal with.
TL;DR: since we don’t really know anything about Sam’s feelings apart from him (really) liking Adi, and him hating his breasts, it can go all the ways. For all we know Sam actually really likes having a vagina and really digs boys, or he will go for bottom surgery a.s.a.p. and only digs ladies – or anything in between! So, ship all you want~ :3
(And I hope I didn’t come of as rude; I just wanted to clear up some stuff about transgender people and sex (aka it all depends on the person), and that Sam’s already completely a boy, no matter what his body looks like
You didn’t sound rude at all ^^
Just wanted to point that by operation I thought about a mastectomy… (thanks for the trans-op infos anyway)
& when I wrote beautiful boy … at heart I didn’t mean he isn’t truly one now, but he isn’t obviously one (heck, Owen’s called him Frank’s SISTER a few weeks ago) & that might be an obstacle as any physical difference from your ideal lover could (hair color, size…).
Lastly, I mostly ship them in a cuddly, lovey-dovey way (& a bit of snarky, witty-jivey too, of course).
Thank you for sharing this & boasting this ship ^^
Ah, my bad! Usually when people refer to operations trans people have they refer to the lower bits. Guess I’m just too used to seeing that ^^; A mastectomy is definitely something that would make him feel more at ease and comfortable with his own body, which of course benefits any relationships he might want.
You’re right that he isn’t “obviously” a man (which is kinda annoying to write seeing as how “passing” is such a troublesome thing in the trans* community), and for someone as gay as Owen that might of course be an issue.
I’m torn between wanting them to be sarcastic, snarky friends, or wanting them to bone… I haven’t decided yet XD Although I ship Sam and Adi more, so yeah… Maybe one of the cats can turn himself into a cute catboy for Owen! (hey, if they can grand wishes and talk to humans…)
PS: I have to add that my info about FtM operations comes from my FtM friends (and is a few years old), so maybe they found better ways of doing surgery now.
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