The way Maria beats herself up about BEING herself, once again proves one of the harder things in this comic to write about. She’s so supportive of others being themselves, and yet so conflicted when it comes to herself. It’s kinda tragic, because what she really wants for herself is basically unattainable.
Gavin meanwhile, as a good “boyfriend”, is sticking with Maria through these hard times, but is no doubt still trying to sort through his own feelings about what’s going on.
Rough stuff, for everyone...
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MARIA! BAD IDEA!
Jess, Maria is really acting like a child, who didn't get the chase to get the toy she really wanted first. She just getting all pissing over what here brother did (which really was fiar in all love and war) and start yelling whereever she goes; she giving me a headach. On the other hand, Gavin seem more calm about the stitution, but yet think that rudy and Rain realtion woulnd't last. Now Maria is about to do something 'drastic' and it something i really think it a bad idea. She should just let it go and try to be a bit support at her brother instead; this isn't worth it.
Maria and Rudy seem to support each other quite a bit in their own ways. (For example him coming out first in an attempt to give her confidence and her scaring off bullies.) Maria's dealing with a lot of different hurts: she's having to compete for the place of Most Important Friend with her best friend/secret crush, her crush has just started dating someone else, her twin brother has chosen not to confide in her and he's gone and done something, with no warning that he knew would hurt her. I do think you had a good point about her not handling it well but I do think it's believable. Certainly she has more to be upset about than Gavin, who is not as close to Rudy so wouldn't get the same sting from him not confiding in him and who didn't have any immediate plans to pursue Rain, his own feelings were too conflicted.
I have a feeling that Gavin is precisely right about that "a week at best" comment, and that's the "one week" in this chapter's title... :P
Which is sad, but maybe also inevitable, and better than if it took longer. :(
I just want to say that Maria looks really good in the winter uniform! <3
man i've just added another pro to my ever growing of why i being college and out of high school. Im in an queer and straight alliance in my college and we basicly talk about the complexidy of these relationships. i love it because many things are flexible and not written in stone. Like this guy on youtube i recently show he identifies as a feminite male and a lesbian.
Not sure if it's cold or if everyone simultaneously transferred to Hogwart's...