For those of you that don't remember, Colette was only introduced a couple chapters ago. And if you're fuzzy on Aidyn, mentioned on this page, he's Colette's prom date. You can refresh yourself on all that here. Much like Todd, they haven't had particularly big roles (yet). Unlike Todd, they're probably a lot more likable.
Beyond that, there's not much else to say, other than a lot of the same thoughts as last time. For example: what is UP with this guy? -_-
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Is he planning on crashing the Prom or something?? What a wierdo.
I think Todd is my one of this people that just hates school and most of the people there
I hope Ky's gonna be brought back soon! Haven't seen them in a while... :/
Who's Aidyn again?
@LittleLynn84: TAKE THAT BACK TODD OR I SWEAR I WILL REACH THROUGH THE SCREEN AND SLAP YOU INTO NEXT MONDAY!(coincidentally the next page!)
On a slightly less capslock filled note, I am just imagining a superhero battle between Rain and co. and Debbie and Todd and Bitchy Emily. And Rain and co has costumes based on their pride flag.
It is difficult to understand a mind that dabbles in hurting others. Most of the times people do stupid things because of ignorance, but there are some jerks that willingly do bad stuff and they have fun doing it.
I'm gonna second the speculation that he was planning to just sneak in
The Todd Bitners of the world are usually referred to as "bullies". Then enjoy intimidating and physically abusing anyone who they perceive as weaker than them. This would include gays, girls, nerds, etc .... They frequently grow up to be criminals and abusers of wives and/or girlfriends. Standing up to them sometimes works. Unfortunately schools often ignore the issue until it's too late and one of their victims ends up seriously hurt. Even more unfortunately, ignoring the problem has, on a few occasions, led to their victims taking things to a very far extreme and retaliating against the entire school.
However, I do have to say, from a professional perspective, it is very satisfying when we get to put one (a bully that is) in jail.
In this case, since we've already seen that Todd is not good at standing up to anyone who can stand against him, a knee to the groin might work.
I think that Todd just wanted to impose his presence on someone. I know a lot of people who do things just to get a reaction or re-affirm their existence by intimidating or attempting to validate themselves. For Todd, this was a win-win from his initial perspective:
1. If she said yes, he had a pretty girl, a girl who has said no to almost everyone else say yes to him. His fragile masculinity gets a boost and he gets bragging rights.
2. If she said no, like she did, he gets to feel like a big man by intimidating someone he sees as an easy target, who he thinks will submit to him, again, boosting his fragile masculinity as he validates himself by scaring her, verbally and possibly physically abusing her date (and thereby attacking her dates masculinity to make himself feel better) and writing off the rejection as her being a "stupid bitch".
He never wanted to really go out with Ana, what people like him want is validation, whether they get that from other people stroking their egos for them, or from feeling like they "won" a confrontation and asserting to themselves that they are in someway better than someone else (even if they're not). It's about his ego and asserting dominance over a situation and other people.
Are you a psychiatrist? Because that is the best explanation of bullies' thought process that I have ever heard!
I'm wary of the future for Rain with the ominous chapter cover. I appreciate the forewarning though.
Started the story a few days ago. Thank you for all the work you've done, and letting us hear about your transition. Your a brave woman. You inspire hope, at least for me.