It's possible that Drew is overcomplicating things, and yet maybe Rudy's oversimplifying too.
Still, knowing the school's rules, do you think Ky could potentially get in wearing a tux? It seems almost too easy if that is the case, but surely there would be other ramifications (for Drew and especially for Ky). Or maybe she'll just be in girl mode that day and everything Drew's worrying about is completely moot? Or are there possible complications that can come from that too?
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Well, Drew did think Ky was hot before he ever knew Kylie existed, and he was honest with his friends about it right off the bat. I do see how it could be more scary when it comes to the school staff and maybe, by extension, his family.
love your comic keep it up
Ky would be so hot in a tuxedo. This is the truest of facts.
Couldn't Kylie where a suit if she wanted? (or any girls)
@00Stevo: public schools have issues with stuff like that.. i won't even go into how strict catholic schools are
@Dzaka: Must be a US thing, Schools over here in AU (at lest the part I'm from) don't care if girls wear Dresses or suit to what we would class as 'prom'
@00Stevo: we're supposed to have a government uneffected by religious ideas.. except the only people who have ever been in power are christians and most of those are bible thumping jerks. so yeah.. its an american thing
@Dzaka: That's a rather unfair characterization of Christians and politicians in general. Obama is a Protestant and so was Johnson, Biden is Catholic, Kennedy was a Roman Catholic and Justice Thurgood Marshall was an Episcopalian as was FDR. These men did so much for the poor and the disenfranchised as well as white middle American. So I take issue with your claim that Christians in public office are Bible thumpers, because it's just patently false.
@(V);,;)V): read what i said again please... you'll notice a destinction
@Dzaka: My reading comprehension is very much up to stuff. I stand by my statements.
@(V);,;)V): than you happened to see the word in what i said that indicates that it wasn't a blanket statement?
you know.. simple little 4 letter word
and as someone who lives in a VERY christian controlled state. it really is most christians.. all flavors of them. that perpetrate intolerance against non white strait christians
@Dzaka: The word "most" is a blanket statement in of itself. And as a Christian, who lives in a VERY Christian area, I can tell you, for a fact, most Christians are not bigots. 55% of American Christians are pro gay marriage and this number is growing too. The UCC sued the State of NC for it's gay marriage ban in 2014. The United Methodist Church, MY church, recognizes the rights of transpeople and allows for them to become clergy. As do most American Baptist Churches. All countries which protect LGBTQ rights are either majority Christian or Atheist/Christian. Turkey and Israel are the only exception to this rule and it seems Turkey is slowly doing away with that too. So no, most Christians are actually @$%! decent people. It's just that there's a lot of us and we have our fair share of jackasses.
@(V);,;)V): @Dzaka: I think both of you are talking at each other. I grew up in a christian house hold and can attest to (V);,;)V) saying that a majority of american Christians aren't bigots or even intolerant people. That being said (V);,;)V) can you see the other side in that throughout most of american history the bible has been used as a reasoning for intolerance and bigotry while I disagree with using any religious text to justify bigotry you can't deny that it happens but i also disagree with writing off an entire religion as a group of bigots as well so let's all unite in our love of this comic and cool the guns please?
@Yor Trison: It's a fair point. However, I am not to blame for what people, to whom I have no genetic relation, to did 200, 100 or even 18 years ago. But I digress, this is not the place to make impassioned philosophical or moral arguments, nor is it the place to espouse a manifesto that will change the course of history as we know it.
I'll stop making a fuss, but it doesn't mean I'm happy about it.
When did Drew learn about Maria and Rudy being gay again? Maybe I should reread book 3 or so :?
Everybody's always known about Rudy. He didn't hide that. Though I guess if you're referring to his classmates thinking "he became straight" during his relationship with Rain, well, it didn't take long after the breakup.
Maria, on the other hand, quite famously came out to a good chunk of the school all at once. And whoever wasn't there to hear it, surely learned soon after through word of mouth.
@LittleLynn84: Ah, of course. I was confusing their school and home situations.. >_<
This is too cute. Also, am I the only one that would love a game version of this comic? Like a light novel or even an RPG?
Plus, just bought the volumes of Rain. I've been waiting forever to do so, but now that I have a job I can actually DO things. Can't wait for them to show up. Going to binge the crap out of them.
AAAAAAAAAH this is so cute!
Drew is going to become a convert and join the group. I know it!
Personally, I can see Drew talking to Ky about it and then accepting that she might want to come to prom in a tux, and then it turns out that she shows up all full of makeup, and a pretty dress, hair done, jaw dropping ^_^
I like the idea of Ky in a Tux though no matter what mode I was in I would not be caught living or dead in one. Just not my style. I most likely show up to a dance in jeans and a T-shirt and Biker or Bomber Leather jacket no matter my mode. Only in girl mode I would not try to hide my girl body features is all. :P
Is there any way for me to send/show you fanart? I don't have a deviantart, so I wasn't really sure if there was a way, or if you even wanted to see it.
@LittleLynn84: Okay so this is way late but i'm not sure how commenting on old pages works exactly so I'm commenting here instead - I hope it's not an inconvenience. Anyways, on the subject of the dream chapter, I have been trying to figure out the wing symbolism for months, and I think I just finally got it, so I feel the need to confirm: are the wings representative of a character's dissatisfaction with or insecurity re: the way their body is perceived by others (Rain and Jessica as pre-op trans women, Ky as a genderfluid person, and Chanel with her bustiness issues)?
@Lynn: I think you've got it the wrong way round - or at least my interpretation was different. I read the wings as symbolic of Rain's transness itself, not her insecurity/dysphoria. Her insecurity is shown by her being anxious as a result of people seeing her as different because of them, like with Devon saying she's not "normal", but her actual wings are beautiful and a part of her - and celebrated by other winged folks. That bit with Kylie is - as far as I understood it - about them both being trans* and finding happiness and commonality in that, because they both have wings and see them as beautiful and a part of each of them respectively in each other. Kylie has that argument with Heather to mimic Heather/much of the world not believing that genderfluidity is real and Kylie insisting on their own validity - that their wings/trans*ness are important and real. I didn't see the pixie wings as part of the same thing, but I might well be wrong on that,- though I think Jessica's annoyance about not fitting in to most pixies is probably saying a similar thing. And then of course the end of that chapter (avoiding spoilers in case you've not got there) is about a certain awful someone rejecting Rain's trans womanhood, and carving off important parts of her - and important parts of where Rain feels like her beauty and feminity are vested in - to do so. That end of the chapter really cinches it for me that her wings are about her trans womanhood rather than her insecurities. Awful Someone is not doing anything to get rid of Rain's discomfort. Plus wings are awesome, and trans*ness is awesome, and dysphoria is not. :)
Rudy's still being just all kinds of helpful, isn't he?
@Fairportfan: Yes, all the helpfulness
@(V);,:)V): As David Eddings' Sparhawk says to his best friend who is "helping" him explain how something embarrassing happened "Do me a favor, Kalten. Don't be my friend any more."
When I think about it, it would be really hard and possibly expensive to plan in advance for something like genderfluidity in a formal occasion. Most rentals and orders have to be made weeks (if not months) in advance, and how would anyone know what that person would be on the event day that far in advance? The only thing I can think of that might work would be something that had pieces that can be added or removed depending on how that person is that day, like a formal top and jacket/cardigan with slim trousers/leggings and a crinoline. I'm sure someone who is better at fashion than me could come up with something better (I waffle constantly over fashion questions, because I suck at it).
@Janna: I once spent an entire evening feeling awful in bed instead of going to a dance because I couldn't bring myself to wear the beautiful dress I'd been saving up for weeks. What you're talking about is genuinely one of the hardest things for me, though I don't know if that sounds silly. I'd like to get married at some point, I'm deeply worried the same thing will happen on my wedding day. Sorry, yep - what you're saying hits the nail on the head (at least in terms of my experience). For less horrible days, secret boxers are invaluable weapons :P.
Ky would look great in a dress, in a tux, or in a clothing mix.
I don't know how much sense this will make. My sense of fashion is horrible but I had a interesting thought for Ky's prom outfit. Wouldn't it be cool and kind of fitting to her fun personality and style if Ky showed up to prom in a tuxedo jacket, blouse and tie BUT instead of pants, she wore a skirt and sneakers.