Comic 930 - Todd

5th Apr 2017, 1:47 PM in Ch. 32 - Unfeminine
Todd
Average Rating: 5 (6 votes)
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Jocelyn 5th Apr 2017, 1:47 PM edit delete
Jocelyn
For those of you that don't remember, Colette was only introduced a couple chapters ago. And if you're fuzzy on Aidyn, mentioned on this page, he's Colette's prom date. You can refresh yourself on all that here. Much like Todd, they haven't had particularly big roles (yet). Unlike Todd, they're probably a lot more likable.

Beyond that, there's not much else to say, other than a lot of the same thoughts as last time. For example: what is UP with this guy? -_-


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Guest 5th Apr 2017, 2:45 PM edit delete reply
Im just really curious about why this chapter is called unfeminine
bgb16999 5th Apr 2017, 6:46 PM edit delete reply
bgb16999
Usually someone namedrops the chapter title part way through. I presume Todd and/or Debbie will say Rain and/or Ana seem unfeminine.
Lemonado Girl 5th Apr 2017, 3:40 PM edit delete reply
Lemonado Girl
I know hardly anyone likes Father Quenton, but surely someone could report Todd's behavior to him? Surely he has an obligation to handle that.
Guest 6th Apr 2017, 2:14 AM edit delete reply
Well Rudy can't do anything because according to the teachers he provokes it.
Artorigus 5th Apr 2017, 3:58 PM edit delete reply
I don't know if it updated earlier for everyone else but I like your currently displayed pic, that's a good hairstyle on you!

Also Todd can you pls redeem yourself or otherwise apply head to inside of trash can? kthx
Samantha 6th Apr 2017, 8:04 PM edit delete reply
Harsh, much? Not everyone has to change to suit you, or get tossed inside a trash can. Ease it back, okay? Not everyone must be non-creepy or trans-friendly or die.

Plenty of people do go their entire lives being small-minded, and they just sorta fade out, only mixing with their own groups. Other people learn that there are others who don't think like them, and they learn to not be such jerks.
Artorigus 6th Apr 2017, 10:54 PM edit delete reply
When I say "redeem yourself" I don't mean "instantly accept everything about the modern liberal viewpoint." That would be stupid, harsh, and ridiculous. I mean "be a better person than the guy who screams at a woman for not going on a date with him and physically assaults gay kids." If he wants to hold on to his beliefs but do so in a way where he isn't consistently emotionally and physically hurting the people around him, that's on him.
CrazyCatLadyInTraining 5th Apr 2017, 6:45 PM edit delete reply
My personal theory is that Todd is either gay or trans and hasn't had the best home life. Maybe his current terribleness stems from that.
CrazyCatLadyInTraining 5th Apr 2017, 6:47 PM edit delete reply
Also maybe that's why the chapter title is "Unfeminine"
Guest 6th Apr 2017, 7:03 AM edit delete reply
Ugh, I hope not. The "The bully is secretly queer" cliche is horribly overdone; not nearly as common in real life; implies that the biggest danger for Queer folk is other, closeted queer folk; & seems like the Queer version of the incredibly abusive "he's only mean to you because he likes you" BS.
Samantha 6th Apr 2017, 8:09 PM edit delete reply
Actually, Guest, while I agree it is a terrible cliche, studies using pictures have shown there is a greater homoerotic response (I'll put it that way) among homophobic people, than among people who are largely indifferent.

That said, we have too many LGBT ppl to be real in a Catholic school.
Artorigus 6th Apr 2017, 10:56 PM edit delete reply
Except we totally don't have too many LGBT people to be in a real Catholic school? Cultural background doesn't change the probability of being gay or trans, just of displaying it openly.
Guest 10th Apr 2017, 6:45 AM edit delete reply
Cultural background doesn't change the probability of being gay or trans, but being gay or trans changes the probability of going to a religious school. Speaking of this, do we have a good explanation for why the main cast can't just say "fuck this, we are transfering to a better school"?
Jocelyn 7th Apr 2017, 1:25 AM edit delete reply
Jocelyn
@Samantha

"That said, we have too many LGBT ppl to be real in a Catholic school."

Every time someone says this, I die a little. It's really not. If anything, it's unrealistic how FEW there are.
Stop making me die. >_>
Emily 7th Apr 2017, 4:16 AM edit delete reply
Meanwhile I'm over here still being the only out person from my class of 300 at a catholic school. And I've been graduated for six years now.
Reimi 5th Apr 2017, 8:10 PM edit delete reply
Reimi
Oh right... he isn't a senior... so what the hell!?

Also, Todd is really needing that throat punch right about now...
DandelionWishes42 5th Apr 2017, 9:49 PM edit delete reply
Ayyyyyyy a huge shoutout to Ruth and Michaela and catlife333 and Reimi and Rain Beau Dash and Billycannotfly (in spirit at least, hope you're better soon :3) and all the peoples with recent adventures in coming out and starting new relationships and doing scary things! :D I was at a camp over this last week and had no idea TDoV was March 31st, but at said camp one of the counselors noticed how I had been continually connecting topics of conversation to LGBTQ+ things and then trying to backtrack 'cause I was nervous, and essentially told me that I should feel free to ramble as much as I wanted about LGBTQ+ stuffs, that 'twas all goodness :3

and *wonderful feels for all* :)

(including Todd even if he's being nopeity nope)

and Jocelyn I second the twenty bajillion people who are saying your new pic is awesome :D

and I swear I come on here for more than just talking to other people in the comments!! x3

Like for example Colette is awesome and Ana is at least a little happy again and yush :3
bgb16999 6th Apr 2017, 2:21 AM edit delete reply
bgb16999
Hey, I don't mind it if you come and talk to people in the comments--I enjoy reading people's stories in the comments too:) I think it's great that this comic connects with people enough that they are sharing their experiences here.
Quin 6th Apr 2017, 7:10 AM edit delete reply
I finally curl up to read comics tonight, and find out I'm a few hours late for the 15% discount. Oh well, just have to remember to order my copies of Rain when I wake up tomorrow.
Tualha 6th Apr 2017, 9:28 AM edit delete reply
Tualha
I’m wondering if *you* know what’s up with him? Does he have a backstory? Or is he just a stock “dick” character for when you need someone to act like a dick?
BlackSocks 6th Apr 2017, 9:26 PM edit delete reply
BlackSocks
The last option. Stock Dick Characters (™, patent pending); for all your dickery needs.
Jocelyn 6th Apr 2017, 10:35 PM edit delete reply
Jocelyn
Technically, I guess he's sort of a stock dick character.

But he does have a story. Everyone has a story. Even Puddle has a story. It's just a matter of getting around to it.
Artorigus 6th Apr 2017, 10:58 PM edit delete reply
I want Puddle's story. When is he getting the superpowers and ability to speak he so deserves?
Tualha 7th Apr 2017, 10:04 AM edit delete reply
Tualha
Mmm … I’m not so sure. I’ve been writing a fanfic, and yes, some of my original characters do have interesting and well developed histories that will eventually come out. But there are other characters who are only there for one scene, to do one thing, and I have no idea how they became the people they are; nor do I have any intention of ever developing their characters further.

Technically, it’s possible that someone else might do so; Stoppard famously explored Rosencrantz and Guildenstern’s stories, and made it work (while also making it clear that they did not really have histories of their own). But I doubt anyone would be interested enough in these characters to bother. I think they will never have backstories. They are like those buildings on movie sets that are just one wall, because that’s all they ever need to be.
Jocelyn 7th Apr 2017, 11:46 AM edit delete reply
Jocelyn
@Tualha

Wow. Kind of an unnecessarily rude and condescending thing to say, but okay.

Just because it's not how you write, doesn't mean I can't write that way. All people write differently, and I like having histories for even bit-part characters. I don't know why you would think I'd lie about that.

Try to have a little faith in fellow authors. :/
Tualha 7th Apr 2017, 7:57 PM edit delete reply
Tualha
Ack. I’m sorry. The way you phrased it, I thought you were making a universal statement, not a statement about your own writing, and I was responding in that vein. I suppose I should have taken the reference to Puddle as a clue that you were only talking about “Rain,” not writing in general.
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