Big point: It’s hard to convey sarcasm in written form. I tend to hope something like a smarmy grin will illustrate it well enough, but I had this horrible image in my head of everyone misreading the last panel as Gavin actually outing Todd. Maybe no one will read it like that, but to ease my neurotic mind: Gavin’s being sarcastic. He knows it’s the kind of thing that’ll piss Todd off, so it’s exactly what he’s doing. This is actually a good tactic for shutting up homophobes in general, but it probably works better for Gavin than it would, let’s say Rudy. Gavin’s at least bigger than Todd.
Middle point: Originally, the second and third panels were shown from an angle that had Rudy facing the reader. It kinda looked like he was still… doing his business. I feel like the side view doesn’t look as good, but I felt a little awkward when it wasn’t necessarily clear whether he was standing at a sink or a urinal.
Little point: Someone’s gonna ask, so allow me to remind you the different colored collars denote different grades. Rudy’s orange collar puts him in tenth grade. Todd’s green one shows that he’s in eleventh grade. Gavin’s (unseen here) blue collar means he’s in twelfth grade. Admittedly, you don’t really see the green one very often, but there really just aren’t a lot of significant junior year characters. And for what it’s worth, we should be seeing more red collars (ninth grade) soon too. ^_^
Not really a point: Yes, it is extremely convenient that Todd shows up in the bathroom when Rudy’s in there… with Gavin apparently already in there. I’ve got no explanation for that. It’s highly unlikely, yes, but for purposes of moving the story along, it had to happen.
Summation: Eh. I don’t really like this page too much. It totally worked better in my head.
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Yay for Ryan defending Rudy (but I am still wanting Rudy and Rain to break up, heh).
@LittleLynn84: As a sometimes author of fantasy fiction, I totally understand the comment about it working better in your head. Let me assure you, however, that I loved this comic. I think it may be possible you're being a little hard on yourself hon. :)
Hey so; I tried to go look at the bio's, but when I did it was super tiny, so I clicked it, was redirected to imageshack, I tried to zoom in there but then it redirected me without letting me zoom in to signing up for a imageshack account :(
Rudy's facial expressions are the best in this :D
Why do I feel like assumptions about Devon's sexuality will be pulled out of this? ohcrap
XD I can't stop laughing at Rudy's reaction in the last two he's in (it's just so amusing to me XD)
Gavin gets +750 awesome points for that.
Im really ansious for the next page.
So it goes red, orange, green, blue? You forgot yellow and purple. Yes, I do notice rainbows everywhere, even in written form. XD
Heh. I couldn't include all the colors for that (otherwise I would've), but the order is totally intentional. ^_^
Also, congrats. To the best of my memory, I think you're the first to catch that.
Well Todd you are wrong about one part the part about the two siblings
Oh man. I don't remember it being that small... bah...
I'll have to get on fixing the Characters page. Thanks for letting me know about it.
@LittleLynn84: Yay! I love when artist put little Easter eggs into their works. It's kind of a signature of sorts. Also, it's fun to look for them. XP