Comic 559 - Curfew

7th Jul 2014, 7:23 AM in Ch. 22: Valentine's Night
Average Rating: 5 (7 votes)
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Jocelyn 7th Jul 2014, 7:23 AM edit delete
And you all hate me right now for cutting off Rain and Emily (sorry, that really was the BEST cut-off point). Don't worry; we'll get back to them a bit later. There's still lots of MarNel to cover this chapter, so let's check up on them for now.

A little note about Chanel in the second panel. She mentions having sisters. This is the first time this has ever been mentioned in or even out of canon (realistically, I imagine most readers probably assumed her to be an only child by this point). But in my mind, I always envisioned her to be the middle child of three girls (the older being like 20-21, and the younger being like 6-7).

I've never gone much into her family life at all, really. And honestly, I don't know if I ever will. It has been mentioned that Chanel's mother actually has no qualms with her daughter dating another girl. Mostly, I included this to represent that there ARE actually accepting parents out there (not all of them are Mr. and Mrs. Strongwell). But without the conflict there, I don't know if there's any necessity to bringing Chanel's mom or dad or sisters into the story. Truth is, I can't currently foresee a situation where it's terribly relevant. This is really just a habit of mine, thinking behind the scenes just in case I ever need it (I know every other bit part character's family setup too, but it'll probably never be relevant for any of them).

Still, that one off-hand line of dialogue made me think I should at least clarify. Maybe I will give her family a bit of development some time (truth be told, Chanel is actually one of my favorite characters, so I certainly wouldn't complain about getting to work with her more). But we'll see. Depends on how well something like that fits.

Anyway, back on topic, what's up with Maria?

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j-eagle12212012 7th Jul 2014, 8:09 AM edit delete reply
Marnel are so cute together. Maria's comment is troubleing it implies that her home life is getting harder to tolerate as time goes on
Guest 7th Jul 2014, 3:31 PM edit delete reply
It's obvious that Maria has too much stress and/or fear at home. I know how she feels; I can't wait to be able to move out and away from my family. My family isn't as bad as her parents, but it's still really stressful because I can't be myself in front of them. My mom and sister know I'm gay, but my dad doesn't yet. They took a little while to accept it, and thought it was a phase at first. Now they're better, but I can't come out as non binary(more specifically agender). They would tell me that it's a phase and that I'm just a tomboy or something. My mom and sister already tell me that I need to be girlier, and that I'm too boyish. My mom has even asked me(out of anger) if I wanted to be a boy. She's also told me that she doesn't want me to turn into a boy. She doesn't want me to cut my hair short because she "doesn't want me to look like a boy". So right now I'm waiting until I'm 18 so I can move out and be myself.
Tualha 5th Jun 2015, 3:35 PM edit delete reply
It's been about a year since you posted this ... don't know if you'll ever see this, but I hope you made it out okay. I hope your family comes to accept you for who you are someday. Good luck!
Marlee-The-Creator 8th Jul 2014, 11:43 AM edit delete reply
I can see you making chanels parents relevant if Maria were ever kicked out if her parents found out. They could provide her with a place to stay.
miiohau 8th Jul 2016, 2:28 AM edit delete reply
I have mixed feelings about ever Chanel's family because the most likely scenario is Maria running away from home. On the other hand that might be the only way her parents will awake up and realize what kind of environment they are creating for their kids.
Lex-Kat 24th Nov 2016, 11:16 AM edit delete reply
Oh wow! Really? You get pleasure out of switching channels just as the show is getting good, don't you. >.< :p

I love seeing Chanel and Maria though. They are so cute together.

And I still love the outfit Chanel's wearing. Especially the gloves. They just add to the perfect.
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