Comic 417 - The Exception

1st Sep 2013, 10:20 PM in Ch. 16: The Exception
The Exception
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Jocelyn 1st Sep 2013, 10:20 PM edit delete
Jocelyn
Just a heads up: every update this week is going to be a two-pager. The six pages going up this week (including today’s two) are all in the same scene. But it felt excessively long and exhausting when spread out over the course of two weeks. So while many of them could probably stand alone, condensing these pages like this felt more appropriate.

Let’s just not get into the expectation that I’m going to post two pages EVERY time now. This is just - no pun intended - the exception.

Er-hem… let’s get to the content itself. IS he right?


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GigaNerd17 1st Sep 2013, 10:39 PM edit delete reply
GigaNerd17
Mercy, that was heavy. I literally heard sound effects in my head when I hit that second-to-last panel.
Asdf 1st Sep 2013, 10:51 PM edit delete reply
WOW, does that last panel mean that Rudy knows that Rain is not attracted to boys?
Nightsky 1st Sep 2013, 11:31 PM edit delete reply
Nightsky
Oh my gosh, this is just getting more and more tragic...

I can really sympathize with Rain. Right now, I'm still not sure if I'm panromantic or lesb. While dating my ex, the entire time he had to initiate every kiss, and we were really only dating in name only. I often felt kind of bad—like he could do and deserved better than me, that I didn't like him the way I thought—and... I broke up with him. I still have no idea if the lack of sparks when we kissed was because I didn't like him, or if I just don't like boys.

It's really confusing, sexuality. I'm almost all sorted out about who I am except for that, so... I can really sympathize with Rain. :c
Luna 2nd Sep 2013, 12:13 AM edit delete reply
Well I wish I could be surprised about this, but really it is just the timing that caught me off guard. The hints dropped beforehand were pretty strong.
Mejui 2nd Sep 2013, 12:55 AM edit delete reply
Ah, the clash of one's psyche vs. societal expectations. What's especially fun is that the expectation is so engrained in us to conform to things like gender roles, that we take it as an unvoiced exception to our encouragement to "be yourself."

I may have mucked up some pronouns there, but it feels later than it is, and this was an heavy update.
On that note, thank you so much, Jocelyn, for taking the time and effort to double up on the pages this week for this conversation. It flows well so far, and this comic's already a "page turner," so I'm glad we're not "dwelling" on the figuring out of these issues. ^_^
j-eagle12212012 2nd Sep 2013, 4:02 AM edit delete reply
j-eagle12212012
WOW! Has Rain been so busy trying to be "Normal" that she forgot to stop and check her own feelings???
Marlee-The-Creator 2nd Sep 2013, 5:25 AM edit delete reply
Marlee-The-Creator
I absolutely LOVE the raw emotion you put in this page and the previous, and I applaud you for achieving it. That's something that can be very hard to do.

But isn't Rudy in the same boat when it comes to who's attracted to which gender? It could possibly be turned around as "I've never dated girls before and I never wanted to."
MarianLH 2nd Sep 2013, 11:32 AM edit delete reply
MarianLH
Whoa.

That's it, just whoa.
^_^ 2nd Sep 2013, 4:44 PM edit delete reply
Posting again, I really loved this page. Because the sudden realization in Rain's face. I'm looking forward to what's going to happen next.
Transginger 26th Mar 2016, 5:12 AM edit delete reply
Transginger
I'm glad I know I'm a lesbian, otherwise I'd have to go through this exact thing too. And I certainly don't want to.
Ruth 8th Aug 2016, 4:21 AM edit delete reply
"Heavy" doesn't even come close to describing the complete emotional overload....

They're called "crushes" for a reason.... because that's what they do.
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