Comic 498 - Gentleman

23rd Feb 2014, 7:56 PM in Ch. 20: Just a Quiet Weekend
Average Rating: 5 (9 votes)
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Jocelyn 23rd Feb 2014, 7:56 PM edit delete
And here, we start to get into Ana's heavy backst- BACK TO SMILEY! Man, she isn't kidding when she says she's not into the seriousness.

I want to stress that in the last two panels, Gavin is joking around. Ana just derailed the depressing stuff, so he's going with the flow. Not saying he wouldn't like it to be a date, but he's a smart guy and she made her stance kinda clear a couple pages ago. I don't necessarily want to spell things out like this, but after the "friendzone" comment he made last week, Gavin seems to be on thin ice with a lot of readers (and I understand why, but I didn't really anticipate it beforehand). I'm just trying to make sure there's no bad blood.

Finally, today's page was originally planned to be the second of a two-pager with the last. I hurt my wrist (somehow) last week though, so I split them to make sure I don't fall too behind while I recover. I'm already feeling much better so no worries. Next update: back to Rain and Kylie and Emily: the true stars of the chapter. ^_^

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

Also, I've said this before, but I'm trying to raise money for SRS, and I'm still struggling with it. If you can help, it would be most welcome. If not, don’t worry about it. I totally understand (you don't need to feel bad or apologize if you can’t).
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Nightsky 23rd Feb 2014, 10:48 PM edit delete reply
I didn't feel animosity for Gavin. His behavior's totally cool. I just don't like the word "friendzone" because usually I hear it with pretty bad connotations.
j-eagle12212012 23rd Feb 2014, 11:05 PM edit delete reply
Gavin is just going with the flow trying not to upset anyone, which in itself will offend someone its an unavoidable effect of society.
Mackus 24th Feb 2014, 8:02 AM edit delete reply
That is a good question Gavin. Is she some sort of troubled teenager? I don't think there are that many ways pretty middle class blonde girl can get in trouble - its pretty much only drugs or promiscuity, neither would apply as to when she was a kid.
She had a boyfriend, so she "probably" isn't lesbian. She could be transgendered, and her bf went berserk when he found out. That would also explain super protective dad, and being bullied in 5th grade.
My not-theory is that "he" told "his" dad back in elementary school, he was supportive and let her dress as girl, other kids mocked her for that, so they moved. In new school she was in closet, so everyone though she was cis, guy she had a crush on asked her out, so she agreed without thinking much about the fact that he had reputation. He got grabby on date, coped a fell of something he didn't expect, tried to bash her for "her crime", so her dad made her move again. Thats of course, if she even is transgendered. Bonus if her mother abandoned them for "being homo-sinners". I am pre emptively starting to ship her dad with Fara, just in case.

As for paying for movie/popcorn.
That's right Gavin. You don't spend money unless there's a slimmest chance of getting some. And even then no more than 40$ a date.
Lex-Kat 24th Nov 2016, 3:12 AM edit delete reply
Ugh. You are so... ugh!
EatingAllZebras 8th Oct 2018, 8:05 PM edit delete reply
I agree. Frankly, the last likeable regular commenter on this comic.
EatingAllZebras 8th Oct 2018, 8:05 PM edit delete reply
a nonny mouse 24th Feb 2014, 9:43 AM edit delete reply
thats a really really invasive and personal question to ask someone he barely knows... and the 'why all the abuse' thing i think could be phrased a little better it's kinda like asking someone why they got mugged instead of whether they're ok :s i dont wanna be downbuzz and i rlly do love the comic but that just kinda doesnt quite sit right :s
ranger_brianna_new 24th Feb 2014, 12:28 PM edit delete reply
Could be phrased better, sure, but conversations are rarely as ideal as they could be, especially in real life where people have less time to think.

Both of the people involved are smart, and are handling the matter tastefully, and that's probably the important bit. Gavin's intentions are good, and she knows his intentions are good, even if the wording isn't perfect.
Tualha 4th Jun 2015, 4:07 AM edit delete reply
Hmm. Just occurred to me, Ana might be intersex.
Emily 6th May 2018, 3:51 PM edit delete reply
*reads theories about Ana*

*suppresses urge to become a Spoiler-O-Matic*
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