Well, as an ace person… we exist. Why shouldn’t we be represented in the same media as everyone else? Like Belfry says in this comic, we’re normal. If you get a large community of characters like you see if Tamberlane of course you’re going to have a large variety of residents. Some comics may have more representation than others, but that is often a reaction to the creators not seeing themselves or those around them represented in other media. I didn’t know what asexuality was until grad school, in large part due to lack of representation. The first time I saw an ace character, everything clicked. Representation would have saved me a decade of thinking I was broken or the rest of the world was playing in elaborate prank on me. The same goes for healthy representation of other GRSM/LGBTQIA+ individuals.
And for those who aren’t part of the alphabet mafia; seeing that representation helps to remind them that the world is a richer place that they necessarily experience in their daily lives and normalize the existence of people like me. It makes coming out a lot easier for some kids today than it did for me when they don’t have to convince their parents that they made up their own sexual/romantic/gender identity!
A lot of us queer and other marginalized people in reality also do gravitate together due. Shared experiences, safety in numbers, etc. So having a story with a large queer supporting cast is often pretty realistic.
Also, having a diverse cast doesn’t do any harm. It can often enrich the story by allowing a wider variety of storylines and characters who will react differently to different situations. It’s something to be embraced!
EDIT: Just noticed the author replied as well and would just like to say you’re doing representation right, you’re absolutely legitimate, and your hard work is really appreciated and Belfry being ace means a lot to me.