Comic 130 - The G Word

19th Sep 2011, 11:00 AM in Ch 5: Cordially Invited
The G Word
Average Rating: 4.6 (5 votes)
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Jocelyn 19th Sep 2011, 11:00 AM edit delete
Although any LGBT kid probably wishes they had Aunt Fara for a parent, the fact is that most of us are stuck with ones like Mr. and Mrs. Strongwell here. Honestly, even as fictional characters I’d created to play the of role of unaccepting parents, they still frustrate the hell out of me. I just can’t figure out which would be harder to deal with: their overcritical father or their ignorant mother.

Rudy displays a rare moment of weakness here. And yes, it’s not over getting beat up. It’s the fact that not only did he not get an invitation to the party, he didn’t even know about it until Gavin brought it up to him. Surely his parents aren’t helping either (at least Maria tries to help). Some readers might find this strange and that he has his priorities mixed up. Not so much. Rudy’s just the type that has an easier time dealing with physical pain than emotional pain. Neglect and feeling outcast can be especially damaging to a teenager.

But is it really just a case of kids being uncomfortable with him like his dad implies? Or was Emily and her posse just unable to find him when they were passing out flyers.

On a lighter artistic note, yes, I am very much aware that the table is oddly tall. I didn’t notice how much until I actually colored it. I do plan on fixing it, but not just now.

Also, I originally planned to have a field day with the newspaper their father is reading, but space constraints did not allow it. I wanted to sneak in the reference headline: "Mysterious department store blackout caused by mouse." just to see how many people would get it. Not that it bears any significance to the story; I just like making references. ;P

Rain, all characters and all other aspects of the story are copyright material belonging to me.

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Invader.Socks 19th Sep 2011, 1:22 PM edit delete reply
The table isn't tall, Mr. Strongwell is just short. :)
Zi 27th Jul 2015, 4:22 PM edit delete reply
;_; Both Rudy and Maria... ;_;
Danny 20th Sep 2015, 4:39 PM edit delete reply
omg, mr strongwell is just short because the rest of his height was donated to the stick thats up his a$$
no 5th Nov 2020, 4:30 PM edit delete reply
omg, I *have* to use that line at some point
AnOldWolfNamedSteve 3rd Mar 2016, 3:41 PM edit delete reply
I would keel over laughing if you put in that Earthbound reference! Also, new reader, hurray!
Lex-Kat 14th Nov 2016, 7:54 AM edit delete reply
Do you think the father would keel over dead if Maria came out? Perhaps she could do it, if she then told them she was dating a trans-girl!

As for mother, she at least still loves her son, though she's intentionally being ignorant. I feel the father would have thrown Rudy out long ago, if not for her.
Guest 7th Apr 2019, 10:49 AM edit delete reply
The table comes up to Mrs Strongwell's hip, so it's actually around normal height (unless Mrs Strongwell is really tall). So it's just that Mr Strongwell is sitting on a beanbag or something like that.
Troywhoisyaboi 21st Dec 2019, 7:03 PM edit delete reply
I am lucky, I came out as demipansexual to my stepdad and mum at the same time, and my stepdad said to me he is heteroromantic demibisexual so I am very lucky!
Naomi 25th Mar 2021, 5:46 AM edit delete reply
As someone who unfortunately has both parents it's extremely hard to deal with the dad
midisnight 2nd Sep 2021, 12:23 AM edit delete reply
god i relate to this so much cause my mom is so much like mrs. strongwell, she claims she doesn't have a problem with me being a lesbian yet she always asks if i like any boys or tells me that some random boy has a crush on me
Person 24th Jun 2022, 7:45 PM edit delete reply
I feel too lucky for having parents like Aunt Fara
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