Comic 1244 - Big Deal

6th Mar 2020, 9:57 AM in Ch. 39 - The Aftermath
Big Deal
Average Rating: 5 (7 votes)
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Jocelyn 6th Mar 2020, 9:57 AM edit delete
Jocelyn
For some reason, I really thought this would actually fit on one page when I wrote this. But it definitely looks nicer split into two. ^^;

So, Aidyn reveals his frustration at prom, and it's not what Colette thought at all. And then while Colette didn't come out, per se, he did probably say more than he meant to just now. Aidyn and Madison seem more bewildered than anything, and Rudy is definitely concerned, but where do you think this goes from here?


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Drake Zephyr 6th Mar 2020, 10:38 AM edit delete reply
Drake Zephyr
I feel like their was a bit of mis-communication.
Leo 6th Mar 2020, 11:14 AM edit delete reply
I'm pretty sure that's what happened here. As predicted Ayden was upset about Gavin being potentially a love interest for Collette. Collette was worried it was gonna out him and would spook him. Ayden and his sister tried to comfort him by telling him that's not cross dressing. For any girl who likes boy cloths or boyish cloths that might be comforting. Thats not Collette's case. This wounded him since the blazer *is* a attempt at reaffirming his gender and saying it doesn't count can feel like even in mens cloths hes still a girl to them. Hes not ready to come out but still wants to be noticed as a boy.
Guest 6th Mar 2020, 10:57 AM edit delete reply
For someone in the closet, Colette sure does love outing himself in almost every interaction.
Jay 6th Mar 2020, 11:06 AM edit delete reply
When you've got yourself figured out, its quite hard to not.
Colette knows who they are, and right now I'd assume it's quite tricky being someone they aren't.
Jocelyn 6th Mar 2020, 11:07 AM edit delete reply
Jocelyn
@Guest

I can say that there's a very real feeling I had in my closeted pre-transition days, where even though I didn't want anyone to know yet (because I was afraid of what might happen), I still kinda wanted to tell people (because it's a really heavy thing to have to keep to yourself). It might sound silly, but it's just a complicated situation in which someone can have a lot of very conflicting feelings.
bgb16999 6th Mar 2020, 11:45 AM edit delete reply
bgb16999
That's how I feel now (although there are a few people who I have told).
Guest 8th Mar 2020, 1:50 PM edit delete reply
Yeah I fantasize about accidentally telling people all the time. And sometimes I actually try to say something that hints at it, but I have so much mental inhibition that I end up not saying it :{
Rezby 6th Mar 2020, 5:29 PM edit delete reply
Rezby
i pretend I’m a guy in most of my work and family circles (even tho I’m a trans lady). I’ve been on hormones for a year now but I have to bite my tongue just about every day to not correct somebody or let slip my truth. It’s exhausting but I’m so afraid.

So I def get where Colette is coming from. Dude desperately wants to be seen for who he really is, but is also terrified of the other consequences. He doesn’t have years of experience of holding his tongue. Course he’s gonna drop hints to his friends.
Leo 6th Mar 2020, 11:31 AM edit delete reply
I feel like the disparitys between what's drag for men is hugely different than what's considered drag for girls. AMAB ppl wearing skirts, dresses, blouses/flowy tops, makeup (depends on the makeup) and heels is usually considered to be drag.

AFAB ppl on the other hand can go in pants/slacks, oxford dress shoes, jackets, ties, short hair or even a whole suit and be written off as a tom boy (or "just a leasbian" 🤨) and not crossdressing, so long as they maintain a clear and obvious feminine apperance. Ky wearing a full suit wasn't what Drew's rude friend used to pick on him with. It's the fact kys andro enough that its boyish on them that was ridiculed.

I feel like this disparity adds to that why trans men are so invisible while trans girls are considered more of a "theat" it's easy to write off someone clearly AFAB as just confused or a tom boy. As a society were used to women in mens or mens like clothing. The opposite isnt true so transgirls are pushing against more norms by waring ironically the clothing society says girls should wear.
Guest 6th Mar 2020, 3:05 PM edit delete reply
This is related to how what current society sees as an "androgynous" style is skewed quite heavily towards the masculine.
Some Ed 9th Mar 2020, 10:21 AM edit delete reply
"androgynous" is skewed so far to the masculine that as a cis male, I've been asked if there's a reason why I deliberately dress androgynously. It hasn't happened *often*, mind you, but I just wear clothes that are comfortable. Comfort for me isn't about presentation, it's about a lack of skin irritation. (No denim, virtually no wool, etc.)
Anastasia 6th Mar 2020, 11:52 AM edit delete reply
I saw "not a big deal" and knew that hurt a lot :/
MavistheRainBeau 6th Mar 2020, 1:08 PM edit delete reply
MavistheRainBeau
This is kind of a heavy page, so maybe I can make it a bit lighter. I'd like to thank @Jocelyn and this webcomic for helping me come out to my friends as trans and lesbi-ish. They accept me. Thanks @Jocelyn!
Aria 6th Mar 2020, 3:13 PM edit delete reply
Welcome to the family!

Membership cards generally take six to eight weeks to be laminated and shipped, and the Trans Agenda Handbook should arrive via blood-soaked portal any day now.

In all seriousness, I'm glad your loved ones accept you. *Offers hugs*
Guest 6th Mar 2020, 6:20 PM edit delete reply
I've been waiting on mine for almost two years now, maybe it got lost in the mail?
Guest 6th Mar 2020, 9:30 PM edit delete reply
I wonder if Colette said that out loud on accident or on purpose
SleepIncarnate 7th Mar 2020, 12:37 PM edit delete reply
Jocelyn: "Where do you think this goes from here?"
Me: "To a completely different scene with other characters, leaving us wondering for a few weeks."
Jocelyn 7th Mar 2020, 1:02 PM edit delete reply
Jocelyn
@SleepIncarnate

I mean, like when we get there. :P
colethekoala 12th Mar 2020, 4:50 PM edit delete reply
This comment is late, but could it have also been some dysphoria hitting? I know if I had made that gesture I'd put emphasis on me and put my hand on my chest. From experience putting my hand on my unbound chest triggers dysphoria.
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