Comic 1018 - Allure

5th Feb 2018, 11:41 AM in Ch. 34 - Promise
Average Rating: 5 (6 votes)
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Jocelyn 5th Feb 2018, 11:41 AM edit delete
The first page I've done on the new computer, so forgive me if this is at all wonky or anything. ^^;

Todd returns in his neverending quest to ask girls he barely knows (if at all) to prom, get turned down everytime, and then insult the girl for not being interested in him. Again, thanks to the hiatus, I know it's been a while. So I don't expect everyone to remember this, but he's also asked Ana, Rain, and Holly, and been alluded to ask countless other girls offscreen. He's probably whiffed a few dozen times by now, but neither his determination nor his method have faltered.

I've asked a few times now, and I'll ask again: Why? What does Todd want? Does he really want to go to prom that badly? Is he trying to prove something? Where is this all going? Do you think there's a girl in this school who would accept his invitation? And while we're on it, who's left to ask?

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dani 5th Feb 2018, 12:07 PM edit delete reply
Gotta admit, I'm impressed by Todd's natural talent to sink into new lows without even trying.
Gigglebox 5th Feb 2018, 12:29 PM edit delete reply
I'm curious at this point if Todd is actually gay, and in such hard denial that he drastically overcompensates in the other direction. I hope not. I don't want a possibility of a redemption arc for Todd. I want Todd to get kicked in the junk. Repeatedly.
Rain Beau Dash 5th Feb 2018, 2:12 PM edit delete reply
Spoiler alert: he's gonna take Ruby to prom.
Guest 5th Feb 2018, 2:46 PM edit delete reply
Ruby's already got a date to prom though, as Rudy. Also, neither of them is a senior.
MildlyMilquetoast 5th Feb 2018, 3:13 PM edit delete reply
I think Todd might just be trying to uphold his image by being able to take literally anyone to prom. He doesn’t care who it is because he doesn’t want to be seen as lonely or with no social skills - it’s only important to him that others see him with a date. (What a great way to parade that you’re not lonely by getting turned down by everyone in the school :P) My real question though, is how did Blair know that Em was pregnant?

Also, I just wanted to say that I really love this comic! I discovered it a couple days ago, and I’m finally all caught up. Thanks! Keep it up <3
Cassie 5th Feb 2018, 3:37 PM edit delete reply
I know it probably won't happen, but I hope that Todd somehow ends up taking Ruby to prom.
Emily 5th Feb 2018, 3:40 PM edit delete reply
Unrelated to the events in "Allure:" I'm loving Rain's tousled hair ^_^
terra 5th Feb 2018, 3:49 PM edit delete reply
So I basically read all of Rain in like three days and now it's killing me to have to wait for updates. You've done a terrific job of sucking me into the story :)
Maria 5th Feb 2018, 6:06 PM edit delete reply
Same, lol.
Jewel 7th Feb 2018, 12:39 PM edit delete reply
Guest 5th Feb 2018, 4:50 PM edit delete reply
I bet that Todd is going to find a way to see the prom registration papers to find out who might still be an available prom date and see Rains dead name on a form. If he did end up going to the prom he is gonna get a real kick out of seeing Emily go with Rudy.
RubyRuthNeal 5th Feb 2018, 8:24 PM edit delete reply
What was that phrase that Gavin used to describe his mom's ex-boyfriend?

Douche Castle.

I think we've got a 2nd D.C. here.
Elliot 5th Feb 2018, 8:46 PM edit delete reply
Could he take Chanel?
Guest 5th Feb 2018, 9:06 PM edit delete reply
No, neither is a senior
Kyergr 6th Feb 2018, 8:42 PM edit delete reply
Won't stop him from asking
SayTaylor 5th Feb 2018, 11:22 PM edit delete reply
I don't condone physical violence, but I also REALLY hope someone punches him in his smug face for that.
Kyergr 6th Feb 2018, 8:51 AM edit delete reply
Isn't the definition of insanity doing the same thing over and over and respecting different results? I think we got a psycho over here lmao
Queen Wolfen 6th Feb 2018, 7:02 PM edit delete reply
Queen Wolfen
Wow, what a charmer. (¬_¬)
Mama Angel 7th Feb 2018, 1:17 AM edit delete reply
The first thing I thought after reading this was, “Oh Rain’s gonna lunch him. Isn’t she? That’s not gonna be good.”
Mama Angel 7th Feb 2018, 1:18 AM edit delete reply
A typo for the books. XD I meant “punch him”
Some Ed 7th Feb 2018, 8:37 AM edit delete reply
I would guess, there is someone, somewhere who would take Todd to prom. And somehow, this will happen in the way he likes least, to such an extent that he contemplates "the words of the immortal Socrates: I drank what?" (the quote is from Real Genius, and probably botched a little.)

Beyond that much, I have no idea how it will play out.
Drake Zephyr 10th Feb 2018, 1:24 AM edit delete reply
I don't think he's gay or anything like that, he just has a superiority complex. I feel like he needs to sit back with someone and talk about life for a bit.
MeWho 13th Nov 2018, 3:03 PM edit delete reply
Oh, man.... talk about out there ! I was chortling quite a bit. And not because it's unbelievable. I actually know a guy who is almost this bad. His ideas about women come out of some 13th dimension. OK, the dude WAS sexually exploited by an older woman when he was a young teen, but that is STILL no reason to hang on to ideas and attitudes that simply don't fit in with even his OWN attitudes about reality. With M I just shake my head and pray he someday gets a clue. He finally has a therapist, so that helps some.

At least with Todd, I can laugh at the idiocy of it all without feeling guilty about laughing at a person with some real problems. "Why don't women like me ? It must be because they are all evil ! I think I will tell random women about my theory !" "Seriously, if you actually feel that way about women, why do you even bother trying to get a date ? Wouldn't your life be better if you just kept to yourself ??" "But I have to become a father and pass on the family name ! I am the last !" "Well, then you REALLY have to work on your interpersonal mannerisms, because the method you are using is NEVER going to work !" "Why ?" ......OMG
Selix 12th Nov 2021, 8:08 PM edit delete reply
Todd, if everything smells like sh!t, at least consider checking your shoes :)
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