Wait. What? Did... that just happen?
Great. Now we still have to wait for the next update for her to elaborate on what exactly she means by that. Sorry today couldn't be a two-pager. It's 'cause next time had to be. Theories are always welcome though~! ^_^
Either way, now I just sit back and wait for all the "I did NOT see that coming" comments as well as the "I knew it" comments to come in. And who could forget the classic "there are officially too many queer characters in this comic to be believable anymore" comments. (Silly gooses). XD
Honestly though, the next update feels far away for me too... XD
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Too many queer characters? You've got maybe a tenth of the number of out lgbt in just my classes in high school :P
I'm not sure witch side I should take. I'll just say I did not suspect that but probably should have. Love the comic.
Oh, I agree! I know WAY more than this myself. I only added that because someone ALWAYS says it every time I out a character. It's just "officially one too many" for someone for some reason, so now I'm jumping the shark by adding more.
Whatevs. If people want a webcomic with only straight, cis characters, I'm sure they've got plenty to choose from. XD
I saw that artful reveal coming, actually! She's always been quite knowledgeable about non-heteronomative orientations and identities, so it was an easy assumption for me to make that she was, herself, queer in some way.
And not only that, but she's actually been a little bit more open-minded than people give her credit for. Even when she felt that her costume had been ripped off at the Halloween party, she realized that it wasn't a big deal, did her best to calm herself down, and made Rain feel welcome.
@Rachel: How about Raily, sounds like rally. Rally the crew, for this ship will be a sailing.
@LittleLynn84: Actually... I kinda *did* see that coming :P But I was in 2 minds whether I thought it would happen or not. She was clearly much more clued up about gender and sexuality than the average straight cis person though, or maybe even the average queer trans* person XD
To be honest, no amount of queer characters is unbelievable based on a rational assessment of reality, because it's impossible to quantify to anything better than a minimum figure the actual frequency of people being LGBTQ+, in a society based on straight cis supremacy and -normativity which enforces closets & self-denial for LGBTQ+ folks. If like a quarter of the school was queer AND OUT, then that might make it unbelievable for a small-town US conservative religious school in roughly the present day. But even then it would be the amount of outness that would make it unrealistic rather than necessarily the amount of queerness.
Actually I suspect that when gender domination is gone, both the category of orientation we currently construct as straight and the category of gender-sex relation we currently construct as cis will turn out to have only ever been numerical minorities, and only appeared otherwise because of the dominant narratives constructing them as social defaults.
Emily showed itself to be quite open-minded. Doesn't mean she's always been this way, she might've had to learn over time. Which might be that the Cold War she been having one of the other girl could have not been over her orientation.
Unless the time. Emily handled it badly.
As for the prom idea they could actually work. If they get enough students and a few adults. The sign on and a place for it , it could happen
I think there be quite interesting twist go from here. Also, could a way for Emily to patch things up with with the other girl. by taking her to prom
@LittleLynn84: How about, "I knew I didn't see that coming!" :)
I sincerely hope that she goes to college for sexology or gender theory. I hear there are good programs in Boston and Los Angeles.
I would also like to point out that, in regards to the "too many queers" rational, I notice that in real life, LGBTQ people tend to band together. Like I've said before, literally about two-thirds of my friends are LGBTQ of some sort. I think it's because of a sort of snowball effect. The start can go one of two ways, I think. It starts with either one person coming out, then one other person going to them as someone they think they can trust, and the group grows exponentially until most all LGBTQ people are part of the large group, creating a secondary little society hidden within the general populace, or a few different people come out independently, then band up after that to start the chain reaction together. Of course, some people, like me, come out independently then join the pre-existing community afterwards, as well. Point is, LGBTQ people seem to band together a lot.
Wow, that was long winded. Anyway, I do have a second, shorter point. People who say "too many queers" probably also know just as many, if not more, probably more, in real life than in this comic, and they just don't realize it.
Nope, totally didn't see that coming. But suddenly we have another bunch of ships join the fleet. Ky×Emily maybe?
And wow, that puts Emily and Maria's old feud into a different light. Was it a lovers' quarrel that started it?