Comic 835 - Independent Woman

19th May 2016, 10:57 PM in Ch. 29: Transitions
Independent Woman
Average Rating: 5 (9 votes)
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Jocelyn 19th May 2016, 10:57 PM edit delete
First two panels: I wish I could say this didn't happen to me all the time. Keys. Phone. Money. Glasses. It's scary how often I lose things on my person. XD

Anyway, this page features Debbie being very Debbie, and Holly being very Holly. And contrary to how Debbie interprets it, Emily is being very Emily. Real Emily though, as opposed to her fake alpha girl persona. But these two only really know the fake version...

A little mention of prom pops up here too. That's still a ways away, but expect talks about prom to pick up more and more from here.

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Zii 19th May 2016, 11:09 PM edit delete reply
Emily's already being put on the defensive here. :(
Reimi 19th May 2016, 11:13 PM edit delete reply
Well, at least they didn't overhear it. Still, Emily is in a tough spot right now, she needs to either divert the attention of come up with a believable excuse. Her Mom calling could be believable if done right.
j-eagle12212012 20th May 2016, 6:07 AM edit delete reply
She could always ask Holly something to change the topic
say Taylor 19th May 2016, 11:25 PM edit delete reply
I'm actually getting a pretty invested in Debbie at this point. Like will she still be loyal enough to have Emily's back when the preggers bombshell hits?
I imagine Holly will just be her usual obliviously excited self :)
Noelle 20th May 2016, 9:05 AM edit delete reply
Debbie is a archetypical "high school friend" - transitory, fickle, and "bee eff effs" right up to the point where it becomes inconvenient or annoying to stay friends (such as when they leave high school or if any aspect of their friendship changes at all, such as increased maturity). I had a few of these in primary school, though I avoided friends entirely in high school. I didn't want to make many friends, because the girls didn't want to be "friends" with me and the boys scared me because I didn't want to be associated with masculinity.
Nightsky 20th May 2016, 1:04 AM edit delete reply
I still think Debbie is related to Vincent somehow. Their hair and skin color is too similar, so I think she's gonna play a pretty big role in the story sometime soon.
HinataTlaltelpa 20th May 2016, 1:12 AM edit delete reply
I was thinking the same thing
Lex-Kat 26th Nov 2016, 10:24 PM edit delete reply
Oh. I was thinking she was an illegitimate daughter of Marcus'. And that's why she has the same traits as Kellen... annoying and vile.

I like Holly much better. :)
Chase 20th May 2016, 5:54 AM edit delete reply
My marks of losing stuff shame:
1. Losing my keys... in my right hand.
2. Losing my glasses... on my nose.
Random 22nd May 2016, 2:03 AM edit delete reply
I once wondered aloud why I couldn't find my phone. The person on the other end of the call found it amusing.
The Other Mike 20th May 2016, 6:36 AM edit delete reply
I've sometimes had to hunt down my glasses... but that's because if they're not on my face, everything beyond about two feet away is a blur.
Lemonado Girl 20th May 2016, 8:23 AM edit delete reply
Lemonado Girl
I have my prom today. I mean it's exciting but also kind of disappointing cause I have to go in some tux rather than a dress >_>
Jocelyn 20th May 2016, 8:31 AM edit delete reply
@Lemonado Girl

I had to wear a tux to my prom too, so I know where you're coming from. That said, despite my wanting a dress, I do remember having a good time all the same. So I hope you'll have fun too. ^_^
Lemonado Girl 20th May 2016, 9:12 AM edit delete reply
Lemonado Girl
I hope so too, I mean, tickets were expensive so ^^;
thatguyinthecorner 20th May 2016, 11:33 AM edit delete reply
You know, I never thought I'd give a crap about prom to be honest.

But then I met you! ^_^
Lady of the lake 21st May 2016, 9:11 AM edit delete reply
I went to prom how I wanted, I punched a student who tried making a comment, then when a teacher tried saying I wasn't allowed to dress how I was I simply stated that discrimination in Canada is illegal and that since that was a public school I could charge her AND sue the school. That ended any teacher trying to ruin my prom.
wanderer 20th May 2016, 12:42 PM edit delete reply
I didn't know before prom so I wore a suit. Now, I'm just glad there aren't any pictures of me from that night XD. It was a fun time though.
Mina 20th May 2016, 1:53 PM edit delete reply
There's no prom where I live (and I was homeschooled anyway), so I guess that's moot... But if I had to go to prom, I guess I would've tried to wear something silly like an armor, an astronaut suit, or a Jesus cosplay.
That being said, I'm pretty sure it would've triggered some heavy dysphoria...

Have an awesome night! Don't drink too much lemonade. :p
Dandelions42 20th May 2016, 6:02 PM edit delete reply
Creative costumes to the rescue! One of my friends once considered going as Jesus to a major school dance, as then he could go around telling PDA-y couples to "make room for me." As a silly young'n, I have a while to go before my own weird prom experiences, at but this year's Homecoming Dance, I discovered that a wonderful outfit can be created by wearing a really cute dress and then stealing a friend's (completely not-matching) necktie :3
Reimi 21st May 2016, 10:57 PM edit delete reply
I was homeschooled so no prom for me, I kinda regret never getting to do it, but I'm also kinda glad I don't have the memories to look back on and make me sad, I was VERY repressed in those years.
thatguyinthecorner 20th May 2016, 12:05 PM edit delete reply
Going to prom with Lemon tonight! Took some fineggling, a lot of which turned out entirely too late to have been optional. Oh well!

Basically I'm taking a childhood friend who knows the entire situation and is generally awesome and she's bringing someone from our sister school we met in Theater.

Wish us luck, guys!
Mina 20th May 2016, 1:31 PM edit delete reply
Have a nice night! You too, Lemonado. :3
Dandelions42 20th May 2016, 5:54 PM edit delete reply
I hope you guys have/had a great time! :D
Mina 20th May 2016, 2:01 PM edit delete reply
Emily : "No man can take my heart!"
Rain : *Removes her headband* "I am no man."
Dandelions42 20th May 2016, 6:40 PM edit delete reply
Ahhhhh yes xD

While Debbie's attitude is somewhat questionable in this comic, I completely adore Holly and Emily here (even more than usual!).
Artemis-Orion 22nd May 2016, 12:03 AM edit delete reply
On the subject of proms, here's some news I think might be appreciated here. ^.^

An openly trans guy won prom king in the high school I went to, this year. Never been more proud of my school. =D
Eliza 22nd May 2016, 3:21 PM edit delete reply
I never got to go to prom myself... I was injured and in the hospital at the time. Still it would have been difficult cause there is no way anyone would've gotten me in a tux, I had worn one previously at a wedding and hated every moment of it (they just don't feel right), and I wasn't out yet so wearing a dress was a no go.

Kinda wish I could've gone though...
Samantha Jane 30th May 2018, 6:49 AM edit delete reply
My keys were always in my back right pocket. I NEVER forgot them.
It wasn’t till the skirts and handbags that I started misplacing things... xD
meta 21st Mar 2020, 2:27 PM edit delete reply
twice, early on in hormone therapy, i went out the door before realising i forgot my boobs...
(oh and i've only just started to calm down since the dream 'awakening' pages, don't know how much more i can take, but jocelyn has been doing some important work here)
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