Comic 642 - Hassle

15th Feb 2015, 7:30 PM in Ch. 24: Of Cons and Kisses
Average Rating: 5 (11 votes)
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Jocelyn 15th Feb 2015, 7:30 PM edit delete
And so we finally start a scene that should've been shown a while ago, featuring the meetup of Kylie and Drew. Since it is technically a flashback now, this scene will be in black and white.

What do you think so far? Is this off to a good start or potentially not so much?

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

Also, in case you hadn't heard: there is more surgery in my future. This will mean another lengthy hiatus (though I hope not as long as last time). The surgery date is set for February 23rd. I'm just going to keep posting until then. This Friday - February 20th - will be the last post before I go on hiatus for this.

I don't like asking for help, but donations and book sales would probably help me out a lot at this time. Don't sweat it if you have nothing to spare, but if you can help, anything would be most welcome. Thank you.

Also, my wife reopened our Etsy shop. She does excellent work with crochet, and makes scarves and wristbands featuring the colors of various pride flags (and even an Ivan plushie). Be sure to check it out. ^_^
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Yuki-chan 15th Feb 2015, 8:19 PM edit delete reply
It looks as a pretty good start for me. Drew still needs to get used to it, which is normal considering it's something new to him, but the important is that he's reacting positively. Btw, I've been totally looking forward for this meetup. <3
j-eagle12212012 15th Feb 2015, 8:20 PM edit delete reply
It seems to be off to a good (yet awkward) start
Rae 15th Feb 2015, 8:42 PM edit delete reply
Am I the only person who is thinking about how cute Kylie's outfit is?
mecaterpillar 15th Feb 2015, 10:39 PM edit delete reply
No, you're not.
Ashura Atsu 15th Feb 2015, 10:53 PM edit delete reply
No you definitely aren't the only one.
sesquipedalia 15th Feb 2015, 10:38 PM edit delete reply
omg the anticipation! seems like a promising start
Ashura Atsu 15th Feb 2015, 10:54 PM edit delete reply
Kylie's face in the last panel is so hilariously adorable. Good luck, Drew!
tmes2000 15th Feb 2015, 11:05 PM edit delete reply
I just came back from my troops infamous knife store, i WAS gonna save up so get this knife: but now im really tempted to see if i can figure out a way to order some of that crochet stuff. DAMMIT CHOICES BE EASIER
Cant settle on a username 16th Feb 2015, 2:02 AM edit delete reply
Okay how old are each of them because I honestly can't recall but my mind keeps screaming that Ky is a bit younger than most of the main cast
Jocelyn 16th Feb 2015, 9:57 AM edit delete reply
@Cant settle on a username

Drew is 17 (although, looking at my birthday chart, he's soon to be 18). Kylie is 16.

If you meant everyone in the main cast: Gavin and Maria are 18 now. Rain and Emily are 17. Rudy is 16. And Chanel is actually the youngest of the main group at 14.

And here's my birthday chart, if you're curious:
(It's February 23rd, 2013 in comic canon right now.)
tmes2000 16th Feb 2015, 12:33 PM edit delete reply
Annnnddd i just truly began to understand that age difference between nelly and maria.
tmes2000 16th Feb 2015, 12:38 PM edit delete reply
And since were on the topic of birthdays: Emily is a leo and rain is a virgo:
*drops the mic* I want this to happen so badly XD
Shelby 16th Feb 2015, 2:23 PM edit delete reply
yeah, it's kind of a lot. but also the main problem with age gaps like that in romantic relationships is the younger person's ability to consent, which obvs isn't an issue in this case.
Cant settle on a username 16th Feb 2015, 5:35 PM edit delete reply
Thanks :-D
j-eagle12212012 16th Feb 2015, 6:36 PM edit delete reply
Chase is 13 years older than Emily 0_0 ...that makes him an even bigger sleaze than before
DocMesa 16th Feb 2015, 3:21 AM edit delete reply
Would your wife be willing to do a much, much smaller scarf for my blog mascot?

I occasionally talk about LGBT stuff on there - even made some cupcakes for Tab Kimpton from Kaos Komix once. I'd be more than happy to pay for a full size plus a little extra for the hassle.
Jocelyn 16th Feb 2015, 9:44 AM edit delete reply

If you go to the Etsy shop, there is an option to request a custom order. Through there, you can ask her directly, specifying what you want. ^_^
Amanda 16th Feb 2015, 4:09 AM edit delete reply
Woo! a page with Kylie, the character that I identify closest with, even though I am AMAB. And was old enough to be her uncle when I found out about that part of me.

Drew and Ky do seem to make a nice pair, and the story between them does seem to be working. From my point of view, the awkwardness is spot-on, and the frustration that Ky feels over her gender-fluidity is certainly something that I understand.
Empress 16th Feb 2015, 6:35 AM edit delete reply
I already love this. So much.

We've never really gotten to see Kylie separate from the established characters, and Drew hasn't always been likable exactly, but I think it's a lot because he's under so much pressure to be what other people want. So, I'm really excited about this for both of them. Already it seems like they're getting to be their selves a little more than playing along with people they already know.
Night 17th Feb 2015, 6:24 PM edit delete reply
Stumbled on this today after a comment made in a random podcast - and mainlined the lot. Just wanted to say I love it!

...although I've been having far more feels than I'm used to from a webcomic, take that as a good thing, it means you're hitting all the right notes ^~^
Lex-Kat 25th Nov 2016, 3:18 AM edit delete reply
So far, they seem cute together. I like that Drew isn't freaking out about the genderfluid thing, and trying to be sensitive.
no 11th Nov 2020, 1:14 AM edit delete reply
drew giving emily a run for her money as ¨most supportive ally¨
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