Comic 782 - A Likely Story

17th Jan 2016, 3:04 PM in Ch. 28: Love, Trust, and Respect
A Likely Story
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Jocelyn 17th Jan 2016, 3:04 PM edit delete
Behold! For the first time since Chapter 12, we're finally seeing the return of Ruby! I mean, she's come up in conversation a few times since then, but hasn't actually been seen in quite some time. Also, Ruby wins the award for my favorite outfit for this chapter (and I think there are a lot of good ones).

Also, only Ruby's first line is italicized because that's the only one where a girl voice is used. Otherwise, the rest of this scene is in regular old Rudy voice.

Also also, this is the most lines Gavin has had in a long time. XD

Also also also, where is this going? >_>

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

Er-hem. I hope this doesn't detract from story-related comments, but as you may or may not have heard, I've got an appointment for SRS consultation scheduled for the end of the month. Maybe - just maybe - something good will be in my future. This also means your help was never more welcome if you're willing and/or able. Buying books, or shirts, or scarves/wristbands, or just plain donations are all very helpful right now. Obviously, if you are unable to or don't want to offer anything, that's totally fine. There are other ways you can help. Like voting for Rain on TopWebComics or joining/sharing the Facebook page can help spread the word about my work. Thanks for anything you can do; no hard feelings if you can't. ^_^
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Guest 17th Jan 2016, 3:21 PM edit delete reply
Wait, who's Gavin meeting up with again?
Jocelyn 17th Jan 2016, 3:25 PM edit delete reply

Whoever he's been texting/calling all day. It's never actually been specified yet.
GigaNerd17 17th Jan 2016, 3:24 PM edit delete reply
How do you get the cleavage?
IllCaesar 17th Jan 2016, 4:50 PM edit delete reply
This is how I've always done it personally:
Person 28th Jun 2022, 10:02 AM edit delete reply
Its privated can you just put the way to here?
DocMesa 17th Jan 2016, 6:48 PM edit delete reply
An axe or a greatsword usually has pretty good cleavage.
ReticentLily 17th Jan 2016, 9:30 PM edit delete reply
Well, you're not wrong...
The Other Mike 18th Jan 2016, 5:04 AM edit delete reply
Great cleavage, even.
Anniemus 19th Jan 2016, 9:10 PM edit delete reply
Yeah my party has about the same maturity as them.
inurashii 22nd Jan 2016, 9:17 AM edit delete reply
If you can't afford to get the silicone strapless bras or buy a bra that fits you, you can go with the jankiest option, which is... duct tape. Be prepared for significant discomfort.
Chrissy 19th Mar 2021, 7:52 PM edit delete reply
I know this is a huge necropost, but DO NOT USE DUCT TAPE TO CREATE CLEAVAGE. I tried using tape once, and seperated the upper layers of my epidermis from the lower layers, resulting in gigantic painful blisters. Definitely not worth it.
Fox 17th Jan 2016, 3:32 PM edit delete reply
Rudy seriously needs to leave Anna alone. She's never done anything to him she doesn't even know he exists. Also he's being a terrible friend to Gavin. I get that he's heartbroken over Rain still and those feelings are valid, but that doesn't mean he gets to be a jerk. Frankly, I'm starting to tire of his self absorption.
Sobi 17th Jan 2016, 3:33 PM edit delete reply
Ruby must share the cleavage secret :O
Sarume 17th Jan 2016, 3:42 PM edit delete reply
Indeed, I want to know it too! D:
j-eagle12212012 18th Jan 2016, 8:38 AM edit delete reply
Yes what is the secret
CertifiablyNerdy 17th Jan 2016, 3:43 PM edit delete reply
"No offense, but I really don't want details."
Too bad, Gavin. The rest of us do!
me 17th Jan 2016, 3:55 PM edit delete reply
Blegh. Not a fan of Rudy. He's being a complete jerk.
OrchidBlip 17th Jan 2016, 4:05 PM edit delete reply
what i really want to know is why he got a dress, does being Ruby really come up that often that he would need to buy his own dress?
Ranthog 17th Jan 2016, 8:43 PM edit delete reply
Probably because he likes cross dressing and wants to have something that matches his own style. Whether or not he gets to do it very often.
wanderer 18th Jan 2016, 10:33 AM edit delete reply
I can't think of the exact chapter but I do remember him saying that he liked it at some point.
Jocelyn 18th Jan 2016, 4:01 PM edit delete reply
He did indeed say he liked doing it. If anyone was wondering, it was here:
mecaterpillar 17th Jan 2016, 4:45 PM edit delete reply
I would guess that based on the chapter cover, Gavin is waiting for Allison. I admit that I could be totally misinterpreting things.
Jacy Em 17th Jan 2016, 5:40 PM edit delete reply
Rudy's face in that last frame reminds me of Aunt Fara for some reason.
Zero 17th Jan 2016, 6:21 PM edit delete reply
Its a twist! Gav and Rudy/Ruby love each other!
Guest 17th Jan 2016, 8:11 PM edit delete reply
Relevant question: When did Rudy learn to use a female voice, and why?
Reimi 17th Jan 2016, 9:00 PM edit delete reply
If you are familiar with MtF voice training, it isn't actually that much of a stretch for Rudy to be able to do a decently convincing female voice.

One of the early tips I saw on Reddit was how most guys with the stereotypical "Gay Guy" voice put to shame those with more "Manly Man" voices, and it is pretty on the mark. I've asked several of my male friends to do their "gay guy" impression, crude as it may be and after that, do it again, but in a higher pitch, and most get a nice surprise when hearing a fairly female sound come out. Heck, it is how I taught myself to get into the female range with my voice.
Jocelyn 18th Jan 2016, 6:06 AM edit delete reply

Rudy was using a female voice the last time he was Ruby out of necessity. So, the kid's had some practice.
Guest 18th Jan 2016, 3:16 PM edit delete reply
Yes, but that is a token of dedication to his cause. I wondered if he has started to take this Ruby thing seriously and where would it lead to? Something bigger (another closet to step out of)? Or is he doing it just for the kicks?
Guest 18th Jan 2016, 3:21 PM edit delete reply
Just after I commented, I realised Ruby has never been in the closet in the first place. I meant that proverbially.
Guest 17th Jan 2016, 10:22 PM edit delete reply
Argh, I am getting so sick of Rudy. He's being such a selfish, immature little twat lately.

I agree, Gavin has been being a shit friend to Rain, but Rudy isn't being in any way appropriate about dealing with that— and his behaviour isn't that of a person concerned with Rain, but somebody who's wanting to mess with Gavin out of a general (and wholly unjustifiable) dislike of Ana.
Kyla 18th Jan 2016, 2:01 AM edit delete reply
I love Ruby and If I'm right we are going to see more of her and some emotional development.
Maybe Rudy in a cross-dresser or maybe there is something more?
Ashley_s117 18th Jan 2016, 9:29 AM edit delete reply
I think rudy crossdresses to feel like hes got some deep connection or something to rain. Might also be doing it hoping that Ryan would come back or some guy will pick him up. My vote it on chase going after Ruby.

As for the girl that we're all waiting for i think it could be a cousin or family member of his.
SnapGrunt 18th Jan 2016, 4:50 PM edit delete reply
5$ says its Allison
CertifiablyNerdy 18th Jan 2016, 5:53 PM edit delete reply
Wow, there's a lot more Rudy hate here than I thought there would be. I don't really see how he's being particularly rude here; I see he's being very bluntly, flamboyantly abrasive in a potentially off-putting way, but he's always been like that. I just don't get the hate.
Mina 18th Jan 2016, 6:27 PM edit delete reply
Magic boobs trick! \o/

Gavin's expression in panel 2.5 is awesome. XD
Fox 19th Jan 2016, 2:45 PM edit delete reply
@certifiablynerdy I know for me it's because he's trying to embarrass Gavin in front of Ana (which is rude on and of itself), but it's made all the worse by the fact that his whole reason for not liking her is because he blames her for him and Rain breaking up, which is b.s. Hence the hate.
Riza Hawkeye 19th Jan 2016, 6:35 PM edit delete reply
I really like Ruby. I just don't know why.
Infected Genes 19th Jan 2016, 9:11 PM edit delete reply
inurashii 22nd Jan 2016, 9:18 AM edit delete reply
Starting to wonder if Rudy has a case of The Genders and hasn't figured it out yet.
Lavender 19th Jun 2018, 2:22 AM edit delete reply
I've only just noticed on rereading this, Gavin knows both Rain's and Maria's styles.
I don't even know my friends styles other then one will always wear black or dark shades.

Gavin either has an eye for detail or he's spent too long thinking about how they dress.
Idk 7th May 2019, 2:16 AM edit delete reply
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no 12th Nov 2020, 12:24 PM edit delete reply
whoo, ruby´s back!
Waffle 26th Aug 2022, 2:16 PM edit delete reply
I love the "it's a dress" line. Accuracy before relevance!
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