Comic 165 - Pandora's Box

30th Nov 2011, 11:12 AM in Ch 6: Fallen Angel
Pandora's Box
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Jocelyn 30th Nov 2011, 11:12 AM edit delete
Jocelyn
I can’t claim this to be any sort of fact, but an observation that I’ve personally made through life is that the average anti-LGBT person always seems to assume everyone else feels the same way as them first by default. It’s as though they can’t comprehend why someone would be an ally. You know, “how could someone support gays and not BE gay?” I can’t help but shake my head at this mentality, but it is something I’ve observed quite a bit of in my life (especially in my high school days when everything about me was still a secret to everybody).

Todd very clearly represents one of these sorts, even going so far as to assume that Rudy’s sister is going to hate him too. Truth be told, Maria is pretty mad at Rudy over the whole “Ruby” thing and she probably does hate him sometimes in that way that siblings do. At the same time, it could argued that nobody loves Rudy more than his sister. Between his family and his classmates though, maybe that’s not much of a surprise.

So, who else has goose bumps?

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Biri 30th Nov 2011, 11:59 AM edit delete reply
It's a pretty common human thought, unfortunately - Us vs. Them. The People vs. Not the People. Whites vs. Blacks. And, in its latest iteration, straights vs. gays. To these people, the entire argument is this simple. You can't have strong convictions without strong and thick lines that cover up all the uncertainties.
Aetherium 30th Nov 2011, 2:03 PM edit delete reply
I just found this today (or...yesterday now, given that my archive binge has kept me up to 1am!) and read the entire lot in one go. It's an amazing comic. I've learned a lot about transgendered people - it's not really something I've thought a whole lot about, to the best of my knowledge I don't even know anyone who is transgendered, so it's very interesting to get a glimpse of what it is like. Besides that, the story is fantastic, it's been wonderful watching the art develop as it goes along and you have wonderful characters! I'm definitely going to be following this comic from now on :)
Steve the Mew hunter 30th Nov 2011, 3:36 PM edit delete reply
Steve the Mew hunter
ok, i need to have a quick rant...
WHY IS IT THAT PEOPLE HATE PEOPLE THAT ARE HOMOSEXUAL MORE THAN PEOPLE WHO HAVE STUFF LIKE ADHD, ADD, AUTISM, AND AUSPERGERS!?! seriously, at least gays can think strait in the context of thinking.
btw, incase i haven't mentioned it or something, i gots ADD. it has been known to suck sometimes.



oh, and keep up the great comics by the way.
Cammiluna 2nd Dec 2011, 5:35 AM edit delete reply
Cammiluna
I hope I don't sound rude or arguement-ish. I just want to put my two cents in this comment.

It doesn't really make much sense to lump homointolerance onto comparison with the mentally disabled. These are two completely different things that only overlap to where some LGBTs can also be aspies or have ADHD.

It also comes to account that fingerpointing homosexuals is something passed down in our societies for centuries while mental disabilities is still a recent thing that most of today's society has yet to come to understanding with. Example I could say that ADD is not a real disorder at all and I think it's just an environmental factor where modern society is putting too much information in our heads all at once for anyone to be able to uphold much of an attention span. Back in the 1990s, if somebody with low-functioning autism just dropped to the floor on a bus and threw a tantrum because it wasn't the bus he wanted to get on, everyone would assume that was just a bad child with bad parenting. Today on the internet, low to mid-functioning autistic people are getting on social networks and people simply shrug them off as idiots. Those who DO understand the autism spectrum will just think they don't even belong on the internet; at least without supervision.

There may not be shoutouts like "DIE, ASPIE!" or "GOD HATES ASPERGERS" (If the Westboro Baptist Church does this, it will be the greatest comedy of all time), but there's an excessive amount of bullying in this generation of people deemed clueless, slow, or out of the in-crowd, whether they have a mental disability or not. They have just as many problems, just mostly lumped into a non-clinical category.

LGBT hate consists of ages-old verbal doctrines that:
man x woman
boys can only be manly
girls can only be feminie.

Bullying falls into this too, and I have seen this. If a boy took interest in a girl-targeted toy, the other boys will find that silly. If a preteen girl is wearing a T-shirt and baggy jeans instead of lowcut tops and makeup, they are not taken seriously by other girls (or should I say cover girls? lol). Come to think of it, someone in high school called me a drag queen because I had a girly hairstyle but boyish clothes and no makeup, but that was only a 30-second thing.

I guess the point of this is that.... people are stupid and everything is bullied all the same, just some more obvious-looking than others.
Steve the Mew hunter 2nd Dec 2011, 5:22 PM edit delete reply
Steve the Mew hunter
everything you said has a good point.
i still believe that my rant has basis, which i will try to show with 2 questions, and the answers i came up with for them.
Q1) why do people disrespect LGBT?
my answer) because their minds work differently.
Q2) who has a mind that is most unlike the disrespecting people mentioned in Q1; LGBT or those with mental dissabilities?
my answer) those with mental dissabilities.

see my point?

one more question, but i don't really know the answer to this one.) why do people disrespect those who are only a little unlike them, yet pity or ignore those who are far more unlike them than the disrespected?
DominoJaye 30th Nov 2011, 6:50 PM edit delete reply
Oh-ho-hoooo, if Todd doesn't end up leaving that party with his axe stuck where the sun don't shine, I will have no idea *how* Maria will have managed not to make that happen...
Trasee Darkwatch 30th Nov 2011, 7:30 PM edit delete reply
Trasee Darkwatch
Todd's attitude is so incredibly infuriating. There are too many people like him out there.
*Kathleen 1st Dec 2011, 8:45 AM edit delete reply
Go Marie!
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