Comic 1125 - Monocle

25th Feb 2019, 9:07 AM in Ch. 37 - Prom Night
Average Rating: 5 (5 votes)
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Jocelyn 25th Feb 2019, 9:07 AM edit delete
Rudy and Emily enter the scene. Since Gavin just turns his head and sees Rudy, I want the implication to be that he and Em were already there. Just elsewhere on the "clearly crowded" floor.

Please note: Prom may or may not actually appear "clearly crowded". XD

Anyway, let's talk prom clothes!

Emily's dress was the one that made me realize I should probably try to plan ahead with these designs. I remember having the thought, "I mean, they must make maternal prom dresses, right?" and doing a Google search for just that. I found almost exactly the lovely gown she's wearing and drew it right then and there. That was years ago at this point. I've unfortunately since misplaced both the reference and the original drawing, but I remembered it pretty clearly enough to remake it here. It's honestly still the only dress I've seen quite like this, but I really like it (both in general, and specifically for Emily). ^_^

As for Rudy, he's got himself a blue tux. I like to imagine it's got kind of a shininess to it. It's not super noteworthy otherwise... which is where the prop monocle comes in. Again, differentiating tux designs is a bit trickier for me, so my thought was, "How about I give one of the students some additional stuff. Like a top hat or a monocle or a cane. Like Mr. Peanut, I guess." And of course, if this was going to happen, Rudy's the quirky one you'd surely expect it from.

Originally, I was leaning more towards the top hat, but I was just becoming increasingly unconfident in my ability to keep that consistent for as often as we'll see him (as I rather suck with hats). A monocle though; that's no problem. And it's oddly fitting for him too.

I hope you like the new looks! See you next time! ^_^

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bgb16999 25th Feb 2019, 10:31 AM edit delete reply
I could wear a monocle: I'm farsighted only in one eye, and my other eye does not have problems. But, I'd probably get a lot of weird comments if I wore one, so instead I wear glasses that have a prescription only in the left lense.
Some Ed 25th Feb 2019, 12:08 PM edit delete reply
Monocles are super-awkward. Just to point out, they come from a time before glasses, so it's not like they were necessarily choosing to just have one lens - it's just that the idea to put them together in a frame hadn't come along yet. Glasses are one of those advances that show the patent system might have a point in some instances - once it happened, it seemed obvious to *everybody*. But until the right outside of the box thinker came along, very few people thought of it.

I will admit there was a certain number of wealthy people who stuck with monocles after glasses did become a thing, but I think that was mostly due to the old fogey stubbornness...

Back in my day, we didn't *nneed*- Shut up and let me talk, damnit! Young whippersnappers!
Disgruntled Catgirl 25th Feb 2019, 12:46 PM edit delete reply
I reviewed Rain in my blog!
zophah 25th Feb 2019, 12:59 PM edit delete reply
It always seemed awkward to me when a pregnant woman lays her arm across her belly, but I don't know anything about that so can someone explain it to me?
Guest 25th Feb 2019, 5:13 PM edit delete reply
nice resting place maybe?
Fox 25th Feb 2019, 6:03 PM edit delete reply
It seems to be an unconscious, protective gesture from what I can tell. Source: I'm an intersex trans man who has been pregnant and thus dealt with lots of pregnant people in classes and such and they all did it without thinking about it.
Also, friendly reminder anyone who has functional female internal organs can be pregnant whatever their gender. So, if you want to be more inclusive, I find it's better to say "pregnant people." The more you know 😊
GuestWest 27th Feb 2019, 3:04 AM edit delete reply
Inclusiveness is good. But a specific person being cis female was being discussed here. Then again I guess it could be said you were adding to the conversation.
Guest 28th Feb 2019, 1:53 PM edit delete reply
Yeah maybe zophah doesn't find it awkward when pregnant people that aren't women lays their arm across their belly. zophah only gets bothered by the behaviour when women do it. ;P
Guest 25th Feb 2019, 5:14 PM edit delete reply
Panel six Rudy is hilarious!
SometimesIReadComics 26th Feb 2019, 2:06 PM edit delete reply
Most people laugh at my googly eye.
Guest 26th Feb 2019, 8:45 PM edit delete reply
Emily looks great, I especially love her hair
lanodan 28th Feb 2019, 2:31 PM edit delete reply
>Going into your queer sister’s closet

Eh, I took the queer meaning of closet at first.
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