Comic 1010 - Language

17th Jan 2018, 9:51 AM in Ch. 34 - Promise
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Jocelyn 17th Jan 2018, 9:51 AM edit delete
As serious as the subject matter is, I hope the mixed in levity is okay. I don't mean to make light of the situation (especially since I'm sure I have readers living in situations like this). Rudy and Maria are jokey kids though, and since they've spent pretty much the last two days stuck constantly dealing with their father insulting, belittling, and literally trying to damn them, can you blame them for wanting to smile a little when they get out of there for a while? At least that's my take as someone who comes from the "laugh to keep from crying" school of coping with things.

On a lighter(?) note, even if Ana had any lingering doubts about who she saw in the mall bathroom over the weekend, do you suppose that cleared it all up for her?

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Anastasia 17th Jan 2018, 11:15 AM edit delete reply
Oh no, Ana’s thinking face is a little worrying.
Drumada 17th Jan 2018, 12:00 PM edit delete reply
Ana is certainly contemplating something. Perhaps a way to help the Strongwells? As much as she seems afraid of anyone ever figuring out her past, she doesn't seem the type to abandon her new friends in a moment like this.
Mouse 17th Jan 2018, 3:56 PM edit delete reply
I am all about a little levity in these situations. My dad was an abusive fuckwit and i made jokes around it a lot to help cope.
Guest 17th Jan 2018, 4:31 PM edit delete reply
I found a pair of working phones (with sim cards and not-dead batteries) that someone threw out on Monday. That's the same day that R&M told us that their dad took their phones. Coincidence? I think not! :D

(lmk if you want your phones back, I'll mail them back into the rainiverse)
dani 17th Jan 2018, 9:03 PM edit delete reply
One of the thinks that intrigue me more is how their parents are so homophobic when their grandmother is so supporting of them (as it show in past comics).
Callisto 17th Jan 2018, 11:01 PM edit delete reply
It's not as unusual as you'd think.

A lot of that has happened to me on my dad's side of the family - my aunt was incredibly supportive of me before she died. Her daughter, my cousin, pretends *I* am dead, and refuses to speak to me or discuss me. *Her* son is amazing, and one of my best friends.

Sometimes, bigotry just skips generations.
dani 18th Jan 2018, 12:41 AM edit delete reply
Huh I guess you expect the whole "younger generation keeing the values of the older" since it's so common from bigoted people
Some Ed 18th Jan 2018, 12:08 PM edit delete reply
Also, some bigots will manage to make exceptions for loved ones. I once knew someone with a really homophobic grandmother... who suddenly stopped acting homophobic around me as soon as she realized I was friends with her gay grandson. But I've pretty much always had unobtrusive as one of my superpowers (Not quite to the level of Dina from Dumbing Of Age, but close enough), and she was often in full form when she didn't realize I was around. She at least didn't slip up around her grandson at least as long as I was around.

I'm certainly not saying that all times bigotry appears to skip a generation, it's like that. There's also times when somebody learns to not be a bigot after they're old enough to have passed it on to their kids, and many other scenarios. Because, the thing about different people is that they're different people and it's at least quite rare for two people to actually act exactly alike. I won't say it never happens, because I haven't been everywhere or everywhen, so I'm not in a position to say. But I haven't seen it yet.
Emerald Kitten-Tail 18th Jan 2018, 9:49 PM edit delete reply
Okay, i totally forgot about the bathroom scene. So now Ana's thinking face doesnt scare me nearly as much.
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