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January 17th, 2018, 8:57 am

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As serious as the subject matter is, I hope the mixed in levity is okay. I don't mean to make light of the situation (especially since I'm sure I have readers living in situations like this). Rudy and Maria are jokey kids though, and since they've spent pretty much the last two days stuck constantly dealing with their father insulting, belittling, and literally trying to damn them, can you blame them for wanting to smile a little when they get out of there for a while? At least that's my take as someone who comes from the "laugh to keep from crying" school of coping with things.

On a lighter(?) note, even if Ana had any lingering doubts about who she saw in the mall bathroom over the weekend, do you suppose that cleared it all up for her?


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January 17th, 2018, 9:06 am

Ali (Guest)

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This was a nice change of time. I still feel bad for them, but at least it's not all bad

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January 17th, 2018, 9:09 am

DCfan (Guest)

Rudy Trans or Gay

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I would love to understand Rudy's thoughts on why he needed to go out presenting female. Some people begin cross dressing to address gender dysphoria, others do it for some other need. In talking to those that cross dress for reasons other than gender dysphoria, there are definitely differences between them and myself. The big one is that after while they are done and can happily go back to their birth gender. I never wanted to, I was forced to by my own hang-ups and social pressures. I am full time two years now and loving it.

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January 17th, 2018, 9:10 am

Space_Queen_liamay3_

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i find it really sad that this stuff actually happens to people, its wrong to de-humanize people just because of who they are. i really wish these kind of things didn't happen in real life but we don't live in a perfect world unfortunately. btw luv ur comic!<3

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January 17th, 2018, 10:41 am

TranshumanAr (Guest)

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I don't have the experiences of gay people, but I have heard how bigoted people you know talk. Here in Mexico is pretty common to hear someone shout "joto", or "marimacha". Also, trying to explain the difference between gay people and transgender people is futile when most people here are devout catholics. I know it isn't the same, but my family still can't accept my atheism and depression.

EDIT: On the subject of Rudy/Ruby, I think he is a transvestite gay man, but it's Jocelyn's work so I better wait and see how the story develops and what is his/her/their gender.

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January 17th, 2018, 11:56 am

CatPerson (Guest)

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@TranshumanAr:

There are different types of transvestites/cross dressers, just as there are different types of gender nonconforming people. At a guess, though, Rudy/Ruby (or people like him), once he discovered he could "pass" as female, mostly gets a fear-tinged rush out of getting away with it and being treated differently than he usually is.

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January 17th, 2018, 2:36 pm

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Everyone should just move in with Fera.

With her experiences and the experiences of her friends, I could totally see Rain running a youth shelter one day.

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January 17th, 2018, 3:32 pm

Chandelure (Guest)

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I'll always remember, when Mary said "I don't want to go home".

I kinda always want to be home. I can enjoy a vacation or a party, but I'm still counting the days or the minutes, until I can be home again, where I'm safe and have no worries and nobody to interact with.

So these words hit me pretty hard and even though the Strongwell-Parents are presented pretty comical, with these words Mary made exactly clear to me, how monstrous they were. How can you make "home" feel like a place, where someone doesn't wants to be?

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January 17th, 2018, 3:42 pm

Nesagsar

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Ruby is always cute. So sayeth the law.

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January 17th, 2018, 6:07 pm

siosilvar (Guest)

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what is with all these people trying to find a box to stuff rudy/ruby into, especially when it's this goddamn hurtful shit about "transvestites" and fetishes. please stop and let them be who they are.

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January 17th, 2018, 7:16 pm

CatPerson

Rudy/Ruby

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@siosilvar:

Rudy/Ruby is, of course, a fictional character, not a person and I don't think anyone who hangs out here was trying to equate behavior that does not conform to the gender norms of society to a "fetish." I certainly don't, since I am a cross dresser myself. I think people are curious about the possible character motivations of the actions that got Rudy and Maria into this plot fix and, perhaps, any people that might be the basis of the character. I am well aware that some cross dressers take offense at the word transvestite but since no one who used it appeared to do so in a deliberately offensive way, I didn't think it was necessary to address that.

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January 19th, 2018, 6:54 pm

siosilvar (Guest)

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@CatPerson: if you don't intend to conflate GNC people with a fetish, then choose your goddamn words better.

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January 18th, 2018, 1:04 am

Pichu 250

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Guys, Rudy is just Rudy. That's all you can say about anyone. Like Rain is Rain. Kellen calling Rain her brother is quite similar to the conversations right now, IMO. Don't mind me, though. I'm just another guy on the internet.

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January 18th, 2018, 5:58 am

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@Pichu 250:

You know, in a way you're right. In an ideal world that is the way it would be. Nobody would care what gender or what orientation anyone was or wanted to present as or why. But this is a world where people who are different are discriminated against, thrown out of their own homes by their own parents and even murdered without society much caring because they are "different." People like Rain and Rudy and Ky, in particular, who want and need to present contrary to the rigid male/female boxes society wants to put them and everyone else in have to fight for the very right to live. Younger people here (I'm an old fart) may not really understand just how far gay people have come in the last 50 years (though they aren't all the way there yet). They did that by joining together, proudly saying who they are and demonstrating to society that they are "normal." But that meant understanding themselves and talking about it.

I know that's all rather heavy for the comments to a web comic but without that background, there wouldn't be any drama to fuel the comic. Rain wouldn't need to worry about being clocked or try to figure out how to get everyone to the prom and Ky wouldn't be having problems with Drew. The real world is out there and it needs to be talked about.

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February 23rd, 2018, 10:53 am

Barnarnar

It's Not An Ideal World

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@CatPerson: Thank you for reminding me about that. I live and work among very accepting people and don't get out much, so I keep forgetting that the rest of the world is not very accommodating about different lifestyles, and are not nice to people who don't hide their differences.

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January 18th, 2018, 4:38 am

Some guy (Guest)

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Some people just enjoy dressing up as the opposite gender. I dont know why, but im a straight cis gender dude so i dont know anything.
There's an episode of the Amazing World of Gumball called the Lady that had crossdressing as a theme and they do it pretty well. Just pointing this out.

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January 18th, 2018, 9:09 pm

Lenn

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@Some guy: It's weird...I'm cisgender, but I still sometimes want to dress up as a man and go into public. I don't know why...I'm not a man in any sense of the word. Just a ciswoman. But I still want to do it and it's really really odd because I don't know why.

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January 18th, 2018, 5:54 am

Just me (Guest)

Don’t fear

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@LittleLynn84:
Don’t worry about your storytelling, it’s as it should be, and it’s really good (IMO). Please just tell the story you need/want to tell – if you try to change it for the sake of some (potential) readers, it might get wrong or tedious for you. (I would be glad if I could write conflict like you, my stories are too fluffybunny...)
And it’s great to have you back!

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January 18th, 2018, 10:36 pm

Pichu 250

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@CatPerson Thanks. This is different for me because I'm not yet an adult, but stuff like this is something that I need to really know because I'm living in a world that has haters. And I'm not going to stand with people that hate because their victim is different. Thank you for taking the time to respond to not just me, but everyone else who needs and needed to know, but didn't write what they wanted to say.

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January 19th, 2018, 2:01 am

CatPerson

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@Pichu 250:

You're welcome. And I'm glad you won't stand with the haters. If we all stand with those they hate, maybe we'll make the world that better place.

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January 19th, 2018, 6:45 am

Unknown (Guest)

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I can't say that I've been through anything nearly as serious as the abuse Rudy and Maria's parents put them through, but I understand using humor to make a terrible situation more bearable. Crying and depression sucks, and I've definitely made light of bad situations to cope with it. I did it a lot (still do really) when I was coming to grips with having anxiety and the realities that came with that. Discovering that your issues are something you can never truly fix (only learn to manage) is pretty damaging.

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