No Lie

posted January 29th, 2018, 10:49 am


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January 29th, 2018, 11:13 am

LittleLynn84

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To respond to the thing I know people are going to comment on: Maria could've easily surveyed the halls quickly in that fourth panel to make sure no one was looking for her kiss on the fifth panel. Maybe it's not the wisest or most discrete thing for her to be doing at school (especially right now!), but I promise you the next page isn't going to be someone standing behind Maria throwing a fit over it.

By the way, this is the flashback scene in which that promise was made. It was less about being taken away in the moment, but Maria means that there will be no separating them in general if she has anything to say about it.

I think I asked this back then too, but is that really something she can even promise?


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January 29th, 2018, 11:45 am

Ali (Guest)

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I'm glad she's doing her best to reassure Chanel, but she might be making promises she can't keep, which isn't much better than lying :(

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January 29th, 2018, 3:25 pm

Nesagsar

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@Ali: That's always better than lying. Trying and failing should never diminish the act of trying.

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January 29th, 2018, 12:30 pm

NikuComics

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What a diamond that she is. I really adore her.

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January 29th, 2018, 4:17 pm

TranshumanAr (Guest)

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It's better to know a horrible truth than to have a pretty lie. Once you know the truth you can decide to fight the darkness or succumb to it. Also, I hope Maria and Rudy do a big escape at the end of this story.

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January 29th, 2018, 8:36 pm

Bandana_girl

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@LittleLynn84: I think it is something she can strive for, but I'm not sure how much she will be able to achieve what she is trying for.

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January 29th, 2018, 8:41 pm

VanillaVillain48

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I'm not crying, you're crying

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January 29th, 2018, 9:29 pm

Willowstream646 (Guest)

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Now, I know that if Maria is eighteen, she can legally move out. I was so very lucky enough to be born with parents who are open minded and extremely knowledgeable and accepting of lgbtq+ people, and my mom has maintained that if any of my friends, when they're eighteen, get in big trouble with their parents due to closed-mindedness related problems or otherwise, we have s guest room that is always open. I know that Fara is someone like this, so if Fara offers, could Maria go there? Just a thought. Although if she does, that's three kids under Fara's roof right there- I wonder how it would play out?

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January 30th, 2018, 5:07 am

CatPerson (Guest)

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@Willowstream646:

If Maria is 18, she can (in most states) move out of her parent's home, no questions asked, and make whatever living arrangements she can.

But what about Rudy? Would Maria's defiance cause their parents to double down on their mistreatment of him? There is a way that he could go to court seeking to be "emancipated," in effect be declared an adult, but he'd need much more certain living and support circumstances to do that. Rudy might seek to have Maria declared his legal guardian but then she'd have to prove she could support herself and Rudy.

There'd still be much drama all around.

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January 30th, 2018, 10:18 pm

Lenn

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@CatPerson: That said, if Maria is 18, that may make it more complicated for her parents in they are trying to put her in one of those camps. If she's not a minor, they can't put her in one without her consent. I think that it could be considered kidnapping. (Can anyone correct or confirm this?)

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January 31st, 2018, 7:59 am

CatPerson (Guest)

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@Lenn:

If she is of the age of majority and refuses to go anywhere (that she is not legally required to go, which a camp like this would not be) and is physically forced to do so against her will, that is kidnapping. If she is prevented from going where she is legally allowed to go (say, her parents locked her in her room to prevent her from leaving the house) that is a version of kidnapping called "unlawful restraint."

Of course, courts and police are reluctant to interfere in matters between parents and children still living at home but in extreme cases parents have been charged with kidnapping.

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January 29th, 2018, 11:49 pm

Zosonils

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Maria is a good girlfriend, and I am very proud of her for being brave and confident in the face of homophobic bullshittery.

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January 31st, 2018, 8:17 am

GabiAPF

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I think it's a promise she CAN keep. Even if her father manages to take her away to a camp, she can't stop Maria from loving Chanel, and going back to her as soon as she gets out. He can't keep her in the camp forever.

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February 2nd, 2018, 5:09 pm

plasticwrap

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Until your dad forcibly shoves you in the backseat of the car with the child locks on and drives you to that conversion camp way out in the middle of nowhere.

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