Comic 1105 - Beginner's Luck

30th Nov 2018, 11:30 AM in Ch. 36 - New Directions
Beginner's Luck
Average Rating: 5 (6 votes)
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Jocelyn 30th Nov 2018, 11:30 AM edit delete
You didn't really think Rudy was gonna beat Fighter Frogs on his first try, did you? Nobody beats Fighter Frogs on their first try. Most beginners will never even see beyond the infamous Level 3. It's true! XD

I worry this page is gonna annoy people. I mean it's a bit all over the place, but I think it's kind of amusing. But it probably does just look like Gavin and Rudy are being jerks to each other. I promise this is all going somewhere though.

Which begs the question: where is it going?

And what do you suppose is on Colette's mind?

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Emi 30th Nov 2018, 12:11 PM edit delete reply
It's not "all over the place," it's an accurate representation of the supposed "everyday life." Sounds kinda fun, but I'll stick with "social recluse" for now. *These small towns suuuuccckkkk...*
Ciary 30th Nov 2018, 12:17 PM edit delete reply
Fighter frogs level 3 ... *looks it up*
oh yes, that one is infamous for its difficulty. the ... uh ... Speedy Shaft!
Chrissy 30th Nov 2018, 12:34 PM edit delete reply
Is it just me, or when combined with #1099, is this a setup for a repeat performance from Rudy.... (See #19 & #43)
Kyle 30th Nov 2018, 12:47 PM edit delete reply
I bet Colette is having a bout with dysphoria and need someone to talk to. Or he needs Rudy's help with prom dresses.
Kyle 30th Nov 2018, 5:49 PM edit delete reply
Yeah, maybe he'll wanna wear a girl's tuxedo, so that way he can still present himself as a girl outwardly and feel more guy-ish at the same time. Baby steps, right? Hope that makes sense.
lanodan 30th Nov 2018, 6:36 PM edit delete reply
Wow… gavin is really clueless about it.

I mean quite a large part of Rain is queer, looks like the token doesn’t get a clue. :D

Reminds me of what Ky’ had to do, I hope this time it’ll be much better.
Guest 30th Nov 2018, 11:22 PM edit delete reply
I had no quarrels with that image.
Drake Zephyr 30th Nov 2018, 9:58 PM edit delete reply
Drake Zephyr
Who ships Rudy x Whatever Colette's guy name shall be? Like since Colette is actually a guy, it makes sense if Rudy has a crush.
Kyle 30th Nov 2018, 11:42 PM edit delete reply
I ship them. I just wonder, should the scenario ever arise, what Aidyn, Colette's date would think if Colette told him or if he inadvertently found out. I know Aidyn and his sister haven't contributed much to the story but part of me wishes they aren't brainwashed drones like many other students at school.
AmbiguousMouse 1st Dec 2018, 3:48 PM edit delete reply
Psh, heck no. Ruby x Gavin all the way.
Guest 3rd Dec 2018, 1:01 AM edit delete reply
I never understood these monogamous ships. The more the merrier, am I right? ;-)
Drake Zephyr 3rd Dec 2018, 9:12 AM edit delete reply
Drake Zephyr
No, just no.
GuestWest 1st Dec 2018, 3:02 AM edit delete reply
Rudy's a good guy. IRL a few encounters with male homosexuals have been unpleasant. But some have been okay. One insisted I was a guy in a dress and would never be a real woman. Some had dubious attitudes. Then there's Rue Paul. Publicly insistent that trans women are really men. Another man with a big mouth talking like he knows everything but really ignorant as hell.

Who's had similar experience?
seikueon 1st Dec 2018, 10:54 AM edit delete reply
My brother and I are mad there's not a proper term for male terfs. Specifically the gay men that seem super supportive of trans men until it comes down to dating. Then you realize you're just their faghag.

I doubt it'll come up in comic, just saying I can relate with conditional allies on the male side.
MeWho 2nd Dec 2018, 8:35 AM edit delete reply
Reminds me of my experience back in the 70s. Even at a large university, being 'out' as gay was still pretty new, and not universally accepted, but the gay community was feeling pretty liberated. A close friend from high school had come out to me, after hiding pretty vigorously. So, in turn, I shared my feeling with her. She was sort of taken aback. After conferring with her girlfriend ( who thought I was fabulous when we met, and was amazed that I was so accepting of the situation...) they decided that I must actually just be gay, and had an odd way of dealing with it. Besides, I "would make such a gorgeous gay guy!". Uhm, thanks, I think ... But they convinced me to spend more time with a close friend of theirs. Randy was a nice guy, and agreed that since I hadn't arranged a place to stay and the weather was pretty brutal that winter, I would stay at his place. As long as I got along with cats. ( Moreover, early Himalayans...) And the cats and I got along famously, which was pretty odd, since they apparently didn't like most people. Randy was a decent sort; we shared a bed, and he was apparently convinced that once he turned on the charm, I would be smitten, or something. Cuddling with a guy was cool, but his focus on my genitals was an unfortunate turnoff. And once I let him know that that part wasn't working, he was polite, and backed off, and was content with just sort of cuddle sleep. But, yeah, even early gay activists and aware folk struggling for their own acceptance had a hard time wrapping their heads around the concept of trans people. I was lucky enough to have friends who were at least trying. I think Randy was mostly disappointed, but stayed mostly open minded on the subject. Chris and I stayed friends for quite a while, but that story turned very sad in the long run.
Catlife333 2nd Dec 2018, 11:25 AM edit delete reply
Just out of curiosity, I know you've said in the past that you were going to try to include as many identities as you could in Rain (or something like that), are you planning on including any characters that are polyamorous?
Personally, I'm very excited to see more trans representation like with Colette. Also, at this point in the story, I'm just happy to see Rain and friends to be around so many great, supportive friends. I mean if you look back at the total beginning of the story, everything has changed so much.
TBTerra 2nd Dec 2018, 12:22 PM edit delete reply
I belive ky has been confirmed to be poly
Fourth Nate 3rd Dec 2018, 11:28 AM edit delete reply
Carver is pan "among other things," so I'm guessing we might find out he's poly...
Fourth Nate 3rd Dec 2018, 11:42 AM edit delete reply
People are saying things like "what's Colette's boy name" and "he shouldn't wear a dress," and it's really bugging me. He's said he doesn't plan to be open about his gender until college, and that's his choice to make. It's not like "oh, welcome to being trans, here's an enumerated list of things you need to do immediately because that's what trans people do." There's more than one way to be trans. Especially in high school when you're dependent on family and school for survival. If he chooses to wear a dress, he is still valid. Even though he is going by Colette right now, he is a boy right now.
Fox 3rd Dec 2018, 3:10 PM edit delete reply
I agree, plus gender identity doesn't equal presentation, a trans man is still a man when he wears a dress and that includes enjoying wearing them.
KK 3rd Dec 2018, 4:51 PM edit delete reply
I agree, Jocelyn has made it pretty clear that the readers need to slow their roll with Colette. Comments like "he really needs to pick a male name so we can ship" rub me the wrong way. He isn't ready for that, and you can ship people without making names for them.
Catlife333 4th Dec 2018, 9:28 PM edit delete reply
Actually, ya know, I think it would be cool if Colette turned out to be like agender or something. Not everybody figures out their gender and how they want to present right off the bat. Plus, Colette has plenty of time to think about what that might be for them
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