In discussion of "Confessions of a Mask" one particular theme continually comes to mind; the fact that the motivation behind K-chan's having to shelter his feelings and tendencies and hide them from the world is very much motivated by what the society he lives in considers normal.
It's also very easy to speculate a number of 'what if' scenarios with regards to that. What if he had met someone with like tendencies and thoughts for instance.
Well here's another, what if he lived today? Japan today (at least the youth culture) is far more open to homosexuality. Not to mention the new outlets by which he may choose to express himself, most notably the internet.
And what an outlet that is, I mean have you looked around on there of late? The most immediate reaction aside (thank you Avenue Q) there exists on the web a world that is perfectly alright with twenty something straight males watching a show about prancing pink ponies who throw parties (try saying that ten times fast), a society that regularly uses the expressions 'guy crush' or would 'go gay for' without even so much a moment of hesitation pondering how they'll appear to their friends. Granted there still is a good deal of homophobia out there, but generally and increasingly it is becoming fringe with its biggest proponents being labeled as out of touch, reactionary, and in some cases even just plain moronic (ala Rick Perry's new Iowa ad.)
So really it does have to be wondered, would growing up in this new online world have led K-chan down a different path?