Comic 406 - Super Taboo

8th Aug 2013, 4:44 PM in Ch. 16: The Exception
Super Taboo
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Jocelyn 8th Aug 2013, 4:44 PM edit delete
Soooo… Heather’s deal, anyone? For pretty much the whole story, she’s been a bit of an enigma, but we’ve never come any closer to understanding her. Now we’re finally slowly learning something, except for the fact that we’re not. Whatever it is though, even Kylie is in the dark about it!

Thoughts? ^_^

(And thanks again, to everyone on the last page I may not have gotten around to individually thanking. You guys are the best.)

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j-eagle12212012 8th Aug 2013, 4:55 PM edit delete reply
Still can't figure heather out, I'm thinking she is a much more complex person than I thought. On another note why the super early post (its 4:55pm in Mass)
Jocelyn 8th Aug 2013, 4:58 PM edit delete reply

And 4:56 in NY. XD

I was just kinda here, had nothing else going on at the moment, and was completely ready to post. So I thought, "Meh. Why not?" Early post it is. ^_^

GigaNerd17 8th Aug 2013, 5:04 PM edit delete reply
Yowza. Who asks stuff like that off the bat? I know Jessica's just trying to find someone to relate to, but I didn't think she'd let her curiosity trump taboo.
Nightsky 8th Aug 2013, 5:07 PM edit delete reply
I'm tempted to say abuse rendered her unable to have kids anymore, but that's probably a little TOO dark for Rain, even with a pregnant teenager and the description of Rain's dad. The only other reasons that come to mind are:

-botched abortion
-miscarriage gone horribly wrong
-born that way (and was dumped by a boyfriend or fiance for it after finding out)
-horrible accident (but she wouldn't really have to hide that from her sister)

...Actually, now that I think about it, it's probably a botched abortion or miscarriage from a teenage romance, especially since you've already passed the pregnancy barrier with Emily.
metageek 8th Aug 2013, 6:22 PM edit delete reply
You mentioned it in your commentary about the Shirt Design 2. It's also the major plot point in a certain manga series.
Jocelyn 8th Aug 2013, 6:43 PM edit delete reply

Did I, though? Did I? ;)
Guest 7th Feb 2014, 6:44 PM edit delete reply
Haha, I came here to comment because I thought that Heather might be intersex, then found this comment implying pretty much the same thing!
Shei-kun 9th Aug 2013, 1:43 AM edit delete reply
Well, there's always the possibility of it having been ovarian cancer that required they be removed. Not that likely in younger women, but still entirely possible.
Karen Lynn 9th Aug 2013, 11:09 AM edit delete reply
Guess I'll be the only one to venture that Heather may be trans herself.
Anna 9th Aug 2013, 5:34 PM edit delete reply
@Karen Lynn: Doesn't seem likely that being trans is something her little sister wouldn't know about.
MooingMoe 9th Aug 2013, 10:37 PM edit delete reply
WAIT. I think Heather is the intersex character. It would be why her little sister doesn't know, and it makes sense to me.
Tualha 31st May 2015, 8:50 PM edit delete reply
Why on earth would Jessica ask her that? It's not as if she'd be okay with answering the same question in return!
Some Ed 13th Jun 2017, 12:11 PM edit delete reply
Given the "right" answer, she'd be perfectly happy to answer why she wasn't fertile.

They say opposites attract, but if you're in a fringe group, and you know you're fringe, you learn that likes run into each other *far* too frequently to be statistically plausible. (Well, at least, before you factor in the bit that we're more likely to notice and choose to interact with those who seem like ourselves. But we don't tend to notice that kind of bias. I don't even see something that really looks like it on the Wikipedia bias page.)
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