Comic 138 - Out of Hand

7th Oct 2011, 8:00 AM in Ch 5: Cordially Invited
Out of Hand
Average Rating: 4.71 (7 votes)
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Jocelyn 7th Oct 2011, 8:00 AM edit delete
While Kylie’s stance on gender still isn’t 100% clear to us, today’s update shows that he’s on a quite different page from Rain. Whereas Rain probably would’ve kept her secret forever if she could, Kylie sees sharing the secret as being a load off his mind; as he is, he feels like he’s lying to his new friends. He never realized he passes so well. And while he likes that he does, regrettably, he seems ashamed of it too.

But… no matter how conflicted he is, it’s bloody hard to come out to people! Especially when your four new friends are all such completely well-adjusted people without gender or sexuality issues… or so Kylie thinks.

Rain, all characters and all other aspects of the story are copyright material belonging to me.
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hrwilliams 7th Oct 2011, 9:45 AM edit delete reply
Shenanigans ensue!
DominoJaye 11th Oct 2011, 4:12 PM edit delete reply
Hmm...that...probably would NOT have been me, 10 years ago. Then again, I was fat, ashamed, and totally hiding my being trans back then.
Guest 15th Oct 2013, 5:02 AM edit delete reply
I would be lying if I said I had any clue what Kylie's gender is. Seriously. Is he FtM? MtF? GQ? I don't even know. Meh, I'll just assume he's FtM until proven wrong.
vorpal 22nd Jun 2015, 4:00 PM edit delete reply
I like Ky(lie). He (you use male pronouns, so I will too) shows that gender doesn't always conform to comfortable little labels. I knew a girl who totally passed as male, if you didn't know otherwise, but used a female name and pronouns. Gender doesn't always make sense, and doesn't need to. You shouldn't need to be able to label someones gender to accept them as a person.
Ruth 3rd Aug 2016, 1:17 AM edit delete reply
I knew and hung out with a neighborhood girl somewhat similar to Ky when I was in grade school. She wasn't shy at all about wanting to be a boy instead, always went around the neighborhood shirtless, had a pet racoon that she led around on a chain like a dog, and she could beat up any boy in the neighborhood. She never caught any grief for being the neighborhood tough tomboy, but poor Ruth caught endless hell for being the sissy girlie boy who sometimes played dolls with the other girls.
MildlyMilqutoast 7th Feb 2018, 2:04 AM edit delete reply
I imagine deliberating on the non-speech text at the bottom of the page went something like this:

> "Doesn't even know what he grabbed"

> Wait a minute, this is the first time I would be gendering Ky(lie) in-comic...

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