Comic 1263 - Turned Down

20th Apr 2020, 9:42 AM in Ch. 39 - The Aftermath
Turned Down
Average Rating: 5 (8 votes)
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Jocelyn 20th Apr 2020, 9:42 AM edit delete
Unfortunately, even though Ryan's finally picked a name for himself, only he and Rudy currently know it, so it takes all of three panels for that deadname to come up. At least he's not here for it. ^^;

Anyway, there's a lot actually going on here. If you recall from earlier in the chapter, Ana's been asking her friends what their plans are when the school year is over. Although, we don't see her directly asking Madison here, she does answer that question.

Then Aidyn comes by and relays the news. He seems a little resigned, but not terribly heartbroken or anything. I think he'll recover from this. Anyway, it all leads to the siblings discussing info Ana would only be hearing for the first time now. Lots to take in here.


And finally, just so you know, we're coming up on the end of this chapter pretty soon (not this week, but soon after). There will be a hiatus when it wraps up. I didn't want there to be one yet, but real world events kinda killed my motivation for a while, and now I'm super unprepared. I'm trying to work through things and catch back up as best as I can, but I'm taking things very slow right now while I deal with... everything.

In the meantime, there's still a few pages left in the chapter, and we'll absolutely see those first. I just wanted you to know what's coming up.

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Drake Zephyr 20th Apr 2020, 9:54 AM edit delete reply
Drake Zephyr
Poor Aidyn. Just stay strong buddy, there are many more fish in the sea.
Willow13 20th Apr 2020, 12:40 PM edit delete reply
Yeah I am sure he'll find a girl
ElyIndigo 20th Apr 2020, 9:57 AM edit delete reply
Ooo Ana figured it out
Willow13 20th Apr 2020, 12:38 PM edit delete reply
Blue Sawyer 20th Apr 2020, 10:14 AM edit delete reply
I wonder if Ana has put all the pieces together yet. Because earlier she talked to Rain about having a friend who may be trans, and it seems like this would be the final clue that she would need to figuring it out. I'm curious what her reaction will be.
Syter6 20th Apr 2020, 11:09 AM edit delete reply
Ana probaly knows
bgb16999 20th Apr 2020, 11:29 AM edit delete reply
Yea, I think Ana's startled expression says she figured it out.
Sine 20th Apr 2020, 12:41 PM edit delete reply
More importantly, enjoy time off in the hiatus, stay safe and everyone get back here in one piece.

Jasmine 20th Apr 2020, 12:54 PM edit delete reply
Ana already knows, as discussed in Chapter 35.
Willow13 20th Apr 2020, 4:11 PM edit delete reply
Good point just checked that but I think what Aidyn said may have convinced her fully
Chrissy 20th Apr 2020, 6:05 PM edit delete reply
Correction... Ana strongly suspects, but doesn't have the direct confirmation to know for sure, or do anything about it...
Neelix 20th Apr 2020, 7:35 PM edit delete reply
Ana suspects, but she doesn't *know*, and either way Ryan isn't out to her. This comment would definitely reinforce that suspicion but it doesn't really give her a way to let Ryan know that she'll be supportive if he does come out to her. Thankfully, what she also doesn't know is that Rudy is already doing exactly what she wishes she could do.
Willow13 20th Apr 2020, 4:13 PM edit delete reply
Enjoy your time off I hope you stay okay and that we can back to some semblance of normal after all this blows over.
JustRaining 9th Aug 2022, 6:42 PM edit delete reply
Oh my, 2 years later reading these comments kinda strange
Willow13 10th Aug 2022, 1:05 PM edit delete reply
It is isn't it
milee 20th Apr 2020, 7:22 PM edit delete reply
Some teachers I've heard speak on this (near the edge of the bible belt) mentioned the struggle of remembering when they need to deadname vs using the true name because the student can't safely be out. Seemed relevant
Jess 21st Apr 2020, 1:21 AM edit delete reply
I think Ana has suspected for a while now. From my memory, she spoke to Rain at one point about helping out a person she knew who might have been showing indications of being trans.
Diana 21st Apr 2020, 9:43 AM edit delete reply
It's interesting to me, difference the way people see things. Here we have the author saying "he's not that upset and will be fine". Where to me he seems very hurt and trying to cope
Sine 21st Apr 2020, 8:39 PM edit delete reply
He will be fine.

Teen love is a pain and your brain doesn't know how to process rejection that first time, as it's the first time it happens. So yeah, it all falls down and stings.

But yes, he's going to be fine and bounce back.
Chrissy 21st Apr 2020, 10:18 PM edit delete reply
Yeah, he'll eventually be fine. But look back to how Rudy took his breakup... Put on a facade in public, but when he got the chance to be alone in his room....
RubyRuthNeal 21st Apr 2020, 7:34 PM edit delete reply

....A brief hiatus, you say? Golden opportunity for a quickly written brand new Rain Delay episode introducing "The Adventures of RYAN, the Totally Trans Guy"
Chrissy 21st Apr 2020, 9:27 PM edit delete reply
OK, I'm just re-reading, and thinking that if she weren't trying to stay so deep stealth, she could try talking to Ryan like Ky tried talking to Rain way back..
Szarrukin 4th Jan 2021, 7:24 PM edit delete reply
Madison is totally aromantic in my headcanon
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