Comic 1032 - Plot Twist

7th Mar 2018, 2:31 PM in Ch. 34 - Promise
Plot Twist
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Jocelyn 7th Mar 2018, 2:31 PM edit delete
Jocelyn
A bunch of stuff said, some more cute MarNel stuff, and the two girls are about to go different directions temporarily. Now what?


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Kyle 7th Mar 2018, 2:48 PM edit delete reply
Why do I get the feeling something bad is about to happen?
j-eagle12212012 7th Mar 2018, 2:49 PM edit delete reply
j-eagle12212012
Long time since my last post. Just wanted to know if panel 4 is supposed to have 2 "did" ?
Jocelyn 7th Mar 2018, 3:33 PM edit delete reply
Jocelyn
@j-eagle12212012

Fixed. Thanks for catching that. :)
j-eagle12212012 7th Mar 2018, 3:52 PM edit delete reply
j-eagle12212012
You're welcome
Drake Zephyr 7th Mar 2018, 3:13 PM edit delete reply
Hey, does this take place in the UK?
Jocelyn 7th Mar 2018, 3:25 PM edit delete reply
Jocelyn
@Drake Zephyr

US. Specifically somewhere in upstate New York. I've never been to the UK, so I wouldn't feel very confident writing about that. But I've spent basically my whole life in NY, so I know that really well. XD

Why do you ask?
Drake Zephyr 7th Mar 2018, 3:35 PM edit delete reply
Are you sure? Because the comment post times are in UK time for me. Like it's 10:30 AM and it says I posted a comment like 5 hours into the future.
j-eagle12212012 7th Mar 2018, 3:53 PM edit delete reply
j-eagle12212012
I think that's Comic Fury settings. It's GMT
Lilith 7th Mar 2018, 3:57 PM edit delete reply
I just spent an entire weekend in New York State, I don't see how anyone could do it ;-;
Drake Zephyr 7th Mar 2018, 10:32 PM edit delete reply
I didn't think NY State was that bad when I went there for a 5K run.
Ruth 8th Mar 2018, 2:16 AM edit delete reply
Ruth
Try spending over half a century living in Texas if you think a weekend in upstate NY was hard.
lol! 😜
JoPlusLuv 8th Mar 2018, 9:14 AM edit delete reply
@Ruth - I live in Houston and my family is Mormon, I feel you there.
Jocelyn 8th Mar 2018, 4:15 AM edit delete reply
Jocelyn
@Drake Zephyr
I'm relatively sure I don't live in the UK, yes. The time is off on my end when I post too (despite my settings). I'm not sure why it does that, but I'm pretty sure it's just a Comic Fury thing. I know I've tried to fix it in the past, but nothing worked and it just didn't bother me enough to complain. ^_^

@Lilith
It may depend on where in NY you were. It's a very big diverse state, so you can't expect one part to represent the whole thing. New York City, for instance, is really just a rather small part of a state that's otherwise not like the rest of it at all. Over three decades in various corners of this state, I can tell you some parts may suck a bit, but I rather love NY as a whole. ^_^
Matt Comics 9th Mar 2018, 4:19 PM edit delete reply
Matt Comics
Some people recently asked the same question in the forums. Comic Fury indeed follows GMT, regardless of a comic's actual timezone.
FishEye18 7th Mar 2018, 3:39 PM edit delete reply
This is the reason my dream is to build a two mile long, quarter mile wide cruise ship, set up as a school/town for anyone LGBT and their (possibly) straight friends. I called the idea "Queer Boat Academy". I originally derived the idea from the Girls Und Panzer school ships.

Just being 1000+ miles away on a ship where 85% or more of the population is united under the rainbow flag, free from the stress and worry of all this crap of dancing around hate to be with who we love.

I even thought out everything: mini apartment dorm rooms, restaurants, teachers dorms having a large special foyer for tutoring, connected to their private quarters and office. A monorail loop connecting both ends of the ship. Even a supply of HRT medicine and full staff of transition therapists. Make all the bathrooms unisex, with solid floor to ceiling privacy stalls and janitor robots. Then use the size of the ship to build a beautiful wrap around garden path for walking, biking, jogging, or romantic moments on a bench overlooking the sea.

I also planned to have LGBT focused classes: a history of all our struggles; a sex ed class that covers safety beyond just pregnancy, things like intersex, how HRT works (both sides of the road, MTF and FTM), how to not hurt yourself if you self experiment; feminist theory; queer theory, transgender studies, have it all there.

In all that craziness I also came up with an economy based on being nice to others and trying, equal money for good grades and reaching out for help when you're failing your classes. (A friend suggested Gaybucks as a name.)

The possibilities if we had this as teenagers, even adults; no longer left to carve our own path in a world that leaves most of us scared and battle hardened.

Sadly, I don't have the billions, if not trillions of dollars to make QBA, nor the would any donators have the money to fund such a thing. I'm left to my dreams, perhaps one day turning it into a self published anime, webcomic, or some other web original.

...Now I'm tearing up because of how hard I wish this was a thing...
Fox 7th Mar 2018, 5:28 PM edit delete reply
Hey, why not try a kickstarter? You never know, if you start small and add on over time, I bet you could do it.
Drake Zephyr 7th Mar 2018, 5:41 PM edit delete reply
But maybe take off having all the bathrooms being unisex, because a lot of people might be uncomfortable with that. And maybe also try to give more stuff to the straight allies. Because if your goal is diversity, then straight and cis allies should also be included. Just trying to represent my people man.
Tan 7th Mar 2018, 6:04 PM edit delete reply
The goal is not diversity. The goals are safety and peace.
Fox 7th Mar 2018, 7:59 PM edit delete reply
^^this exactly
Fox 7th Mar 2018, 7:58 PM edit delete reply
I see keep the bathrooms unisex, then no gender feels othered. As for having stuff for straight and cis allies, they have the rest of the world catering to their needs so they're not missing anything and there's nothing saying they can't be welcome, it's just not designed for them specifically.
FishEye18 7th Mar 2018, 9:23 PM edit delete reply
My goal was safety and peace, from the crap we don't deserve. And even when we aren't hit by it directly, we still feel the pain when we watch and read about it happening to others. It isn't just physical at times, its mental, and mental damage is the hardest to cope with.

Even if I can't shield "my people" from it completely, that doesn't mean I can't still try.

The reason I chose unisex bathrooms, but with completely enclosed stalls was a compromise. It shuts down that feeling of being excluded, or unsure. The entire transgender bathroom argument I found both appalling - and yet important, it reveals that society focuses on every detail, so much so a list could be written the length of an essay.

The compromise of having the stalls be built for privacy is also so you yourself needn't worry; for example, a freshman trans student at the school may still feel unsure about revealing themselves to others, simply on grounds of still getting to know everyone, or just being introverted. The stalls give them that extra bit of reassurance, the chance to let their guard down for a few minutes. It also blends the single unisex bathroom and the group bathroom, the benefits of both. The janitor robots I have simply because I'm OCD about bathrooms being clean all the time.

The reason I say "(possibly) straight friends", is because they are sadly the source of most of the hate. (I say most because its become apparent some of the loudest anti LGBT people are themselves closeted and holding themselves back - and I pity them because of that.) Its the same logic behind feminist groups having to exclude men, by society and years of training through childhood, there's a high chance they start placing the man in charge of their group, only to realize it later. The straight/cis people are welcome, so long as they are coming aboard with the approval of someone who is part of the LGBT community. For example, Rain could bring Gavin.

I also know for staffing needs, certain areas will require lots of people, leaving more room for LGBT persons, but other areas will only need a few, leaving less room.

But for me, I don't think I need a kickstarter to share my "shield", I think if I instead turn QBA into the setting of a work of fiction, I could share that dream, and achieve some of my goal by giving others my own dream to use as a safe place. I've been looking into possible platforms for sharing it, and I think a novel published through Comic Fury would be the best format for my limitations. Design a nice looking page background, and publish a page every day. Type it up in word, paste it over the background in a text box via Paint.Net or Inkscape. Books can convey much, and I'm an excellent writer.

Until I get rambling...shows you how much I dream of this ship. XD
Fox 8th Mar 2018, 5:48 AM edit delete reply
This is really cool and I wish you luck.
bgb16999 7th Mar 2018, 9:06 PM edit delete reply
bgb16999
Well, this page debunks my headcanon that Maria originally learned to make clothing so that she could make herself decent sized pockets. I like how we are getting an additional insight into just how far over the edge the Strongwell parents are.
Jen 9th Mar 2018, 1:33 AM edit delete reply
No, this is the worst thing. I found this webcomic a few days ago. I am now caught up. I now have to wait like everyone else for the next page.
Also, this webcomic is arguably one of my favourites, so thank you for that.
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