So, what do you think Rudy's story is? Closeted/questioning trans/genderqueer? Crossdressing? Just goofing off? Something else?
And is he just dodging the questions, or does he really not know?
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I'm pretty sure he just legitimately doesn't know.
Ky(lie) was (and still is) the same way. It's just something they do, they don't know why. It's just part of them.
If it were put to a term (like how Ky's generally referred to as genderqueer), my guess would be just crossdressing. But I don't know for sure, and I don't think Ru(d/b)y does, either.
I think Rudy is a male minded genderfuiled. While sometimes he feels like dressing as a girl he's still male minded...if that makes sense.
I think he just got the like for crossdressing oooooor just wondered what it'd be like if he was treated like a girl. Everyone has that thought at some point lol
I agree with the others, I think Rudy's just a dude who enjoys crossdressing xD
I'm the same way (well, flipped genders though). I'm totally a girl but I do like crossdressing. I'll be in full boy mode about... five days out of any given month? Binding, though. Jesus frick that's a pain, especially without proper equipment.
Heck, I've considered crossdressing just because I'm annoyed at how limiting men's fashion is.
I mostly wear men's clothes because I consider women's fashion to be constricting. Wanna trade wardrobes?
@april_plus_june: Sounds fun! hehe
But really, how does men's three variable tuxs compare to the literal art that is women's fashion?
"What was Ruby doing at the mall?"
"Is that some sort of demonic duck over there?"
@Fairportfan: Perfect response, fellow EGS reader.
@ArcaneDarkness: yeah - Rain found something to take the focus off her...
OTOH, Rudy's final speech sorta fits.
@Fairportfan: that's an EGS referrence.
@Guest: Given my current avatar, are you surprised?
Does he need a reason when she looks that cute? ;)
Ooh, I was looking forward to this conversation. Didn't expect it so soon :3 This is not exactly a field that gets explored a lot in fiction, so I very happy to finally see someone go at it!
Yea sounds like Rudy is genderfluid :D
I think it is just Rudy doing some self expression, nothing deep and not trans or genderfluid as such.
Like I don't think it is him feeling like a girl but just wanting some freedom of expressing himself how he wants without any big meaning.
Mostly unrelated to today's strip, but I just realized that Rudy is usually short for Rudolph. I wonder if that's his full name...?
Maybe it's just that it allows him to flirt with boys without getting beaten up for it. Based on how we've seen Ruby behave.
I really like your work, what were some inspirations on your comics? If you have other work to refer to me your working on I'd be more than interested.
I'll go out on a limb here and take a guess that Rudy here is demigender. Possibly.
I think that Rudy's identity is best described as "Thespian Male". He's a guy, and always thinks of himself as a guy on the inside. But he enjoys clothing himself in other identities - partially because it allows him to express things in ways that aren't socially acceptable for his core identity, and partially because he likes messing with other people's perceptions.
If I were Rain, I'd ask Rudy how he feels about what she tells Allison about him. Allison knows that they dated, so it's a reasonable topic of conversation now that they're back in contact, and Rain isn't going to want to out Rudy, or lie to Allison, so getting Rudy's opinion on the subject before it becomes an issue would be good.
o o I'm gonna say definitely somewhere under the genderqueer umbrella, or at least gender nonconforming!
I figure he's like Carly (That's Carl Lee) from TMI: A gay transvestite.
Carly: "I would never actually want to *be* a woman. It would spoil all the fun of dressing like one."
@The Aussie Bloke: One might also point out that Carly and Rocky (his lesbian housemate) are expecting...
@Fairportfan: Well, yes, but that doesn't change his attitude towards his crossdressing
@The Aussie Bloke: No, it just adss to the general weirdness over there. I remember the sign posted at the party in an early strip:
"Our new housemate is Ace. He's straight. Don't mess with him. The crazy lady with the pink hair is Ace's Mom. You're on your own."
I 'spose he could be like most crossdressers. Most are cis, male, and straight. Barring the last one, he seems to fit the bill. That said, most crossdressers crossdress (typing that hurt my head) only during *ahem* "intimate" moments with their other half. And the mall ain't so intimate.
yeah, i think he might just be into crossdressing ! lots of people are, there's nothing wrong with it :)
or there could be other things lying there that we haven't seen yet that could point the the truth ?
i think there is many possibilities, but i don't really wanna talk about it since we don't know much about the situation yet :P