Comic 233 - Disturbance

28th Jun 2012, 9:00 PM in Ch 10: Friendship
Average Rating: 5 (6 votes)
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Jocelyn 28th Jun 2012, 9:00 PM edit delete
Brother Arthur’s doubt isn’t just him simply being an questioning authority figure. If we’ve learned anything from the last chapter, it’s that he’s an extremely understanding individual. However, as the author of this comic, I’ll be the first to admit that two siblings both being gay is fairly unlikely. It’s not impossible, I know, but the statistical likelihood is actually quite slim. From his perspective, Maria being a lesbian (especially when she’s been “going out” with a guy like Gavin for almost two years), is almost completely implausible to him.

The choice words he refers to at the end, are of course, “flaming dyke”. Technically, that’s a derogatory term for a lesbian. The irony is that in this environment, it’s frowned upon to be gay, but you still can’t go around potentially offending people who might be with that language (or offending people who have no reason to be offended by that language). Yes, it’s ridiculous, but yes, I can vouch for the realism on this account.

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Nightsky 28th Jun 2012, 9:06 PM edit delete reply
Actually, on the note of how rare gay siblings are, I recently saw a Dear Annie letter written by a lesbian agnostic whose gay atheist brother had committed suicide from the stress caused by their over-religious parents. It seriously reminded me of this comic, though hopefully the resemblance ends with the over-religious parents and gay siblings.
Jocelyn 29th Jun 2012, 9:03 AM edit delete reply

That's really sad. I can't believe some people, treating their kids like that. I know I write a similar set of parents, but still, some things I wish just fiction...
Syrup 5th Sep 2014, 10:40 PM edit delete reply
this guy i like had a boyfriend whos parents forced him to break up with because they didnt want him being gay and then forced him to no longer see each other and then forced him to try to get a girlfriend instead and now instead he is dating another guy
AliJ5533 29th Jun 2012, 4:18 AM edit delete reply
Yay, Brother Arthur, our favourite Reasonable Authority Figure.

Also, I'm thinking back to Chapter 2 when Rudy came out to his parents. If the dad was crying when he heard about Maria, was the mum flipping out and calling ALL the priests? XD
Jocelyn 29th Jun 2012, 9:00 AM edit delete reply

Oh, she was probably crying too. But that'd be like Rain crying about something. It's not really worth mentioning; it's just kinda something she does.

But her father crying? Now that's different! ^_^
Acid x Kitsune 1st Jul 2012, 2:12 AM edit delete reply

That is truly sad. It makes me sick when something like religious parents cause the death of a fellow teen. I hope that one day, people will just be more accepting in both religious choices and sexuality. When that day comes, I don't know. But I hope it's soon. Oh, and great job on the comic ^w^ I stayed up all night thursday to wait for it to update X3
Acid x Kitsune 1st Jul 2012, 2:15 AM edit delete reply
Oh and obviously the last part is directed towards jocelyn. Sorry, half asleep when I posted it (=^w^=)
Waffle 17th Jun 2022, 11:54 AM edit delete reply
I haven't done any investigation or anything, but I'd actually guess that someone with a sibling who's some flavor of queer is more likely to be some flavor of queer themselves than someone without such a sibling. Certainly my set has at least one other, and I'm fairly sure I've encountered other anecdotal accounts along those lines.
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