Coping Mechanisms

posted April 20th, 2018, 8:49 am


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April 20th, 2018, 8:58 am

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I'm very sorry for the weekend cliffhanger. If it's any consolation, I think this page offers much to discuss in the meantime. I mean, Rudy says a lot here. So I wanna hear what you're taking away from this.


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April 20th, 2018, 9:09 am

TranshumanAr (Guest)

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What Rudy says is true. The only unrealistic thing is that Todd didn't punch Rudy during that speech. Bullies don't care about morals. You either use your pain to empathize with people, or your use your pain as justification for being a horrible person. Like Batman and Joker respectively.

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April 20th, 2018, 11:09 am

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@TranshumanAr:

I'm sure our esteemed host is well aware that someone who is just a bully wouldn't wait for Rudy to finish his speech. That suggests that we may be about to find out something about Todd and his behavior that takes him out of the category of mere bully.

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April 20th, 2018, 9:12 am

Kalciphoz (Guest)

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Bullies might not care about morals, but bully victims also generally do not make eloquent speeches about coping. I could imagine some bullies at least deciding to hear it and punch afterwards.

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April 20th, 2018, 9:12 pm

RandomEgg

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@Kalciphoz: 'Cause humanity is extremely corrupt! (yay!)

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April 20th, 2018, 9:19 am

12AbbyRainbow

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Life lessons from Rudy.

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April 20th, 2018, 9:36 am

NikuComics

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Life lessons indeed

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April 20th, 2018, 9:57 am

Midnight (Guest)

wait....

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Did rudy say he still loves rain? I forget what happened!

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April 20th, 2018, 12:22 pm

falconspirit13

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Yeah when he said that he still hadn’t gotten over rain I was like

Wait omg poor Rudy omg whyyyyyy

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April 20th, 2018, 2:39 pm

Second_Chances

*whimper*

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Ugh I want them to kiss soooo bad right now idk why, I guess I'm just a bad person, I know Todd's a dick but after Gaven teased him all the way back in chapter 9 {i think} about the fact that he 'didn't buy' Rudy and Rain's relationship I can't help but ship Todd with Rudy... I'm such a bad person maybe I should just go read bad yaoi to calm myself down ugh the weekend is going to kill me...

Keep up the good work LittleLynn <3 <3

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April 20th, 2018, 4:10 pm

Guest

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Rudy's taking Bo shit from anyone

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April 21st, 2018, 4:56 pm

Haldo (Guest)

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This could very well disorient him enough to get him to give up. Bullies like him don’t want a real fight

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April 20th, 2018, 4:26 pm

Sarah (Guest)

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Now kiss.

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April 20th, 2018, 9:11 pm

RandomEgg

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@Sarah: wutdahek

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April 20th, 2018, 5:06 pm

Randolph_

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Very true words. Keep it up, I love this webcomic.

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April 20th, 2018, 5:46 pm

00Stevo

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This might seem rude, but I don't think I can ever like Todd. I don't care what his past is or what goes on in his life, You don';t treat people that way he does.

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April 20th, 2018, 8:43 pm

Rezzolia (Guest)

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Lots of people are hoping Todd and Rudy will kiss but like. C'mon. Rudy's amazing and Todd is so...not. I hope he'll just leave Rudy alone and never come back again.

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April 23rd, 2018, 5:59 am

Unknown (Guest)

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@Rezzolia:

I'm with you on this one. Todd's an abusive dickwad and absolutely nothing excuses his behavior, even if he does have some kind of crush on Rudy. Anyone who resorts to physical violence against someone they supposedly like should NEVER be given a chance. Some actions are not forgivable.

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April 20th, 2018, 9:11 pm

RandomEgg

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Very interesting life philosophy Rudy... not that Todd would care, but...

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April 21st, 2018, 3:58 am

pusheen the cat (idk) (Guest)

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What rudy did is smart, he's known for running his mouth but from what we've seen I'd also say rudy's speech skills are his biggest strengths, it was also part of the reason why todd grabbed him in the first place, but i'd also say rudy talking him down is a realistic way to deal with the situation.

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April 21st, 2018, 5:14 am

happybunnyntx

And then he got punched in the face

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But seriously it's a good tactic to try and talk Todd down, though it's probably unlikely to work.
I had a feeling Rudy hadn't gotten over Rain, it's been a tiny thought nagging me at the back of my mind whenever they're together. Though all that's just as complicated than what's going on now.

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April 21st, 2018, 6:04 am

falconspirit13

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Is it just me or does Todd’s face out of context make him look constipated in panel 2....

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April 21st, 2018, 9:07 am

April (Guest)

Uh oh!

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I *really* hope Todd misses that "...she's moved on..." part. Todd's probably not bright enough to put together gay guy + ex-girlfriend = transwoman, but I can't help but shudder at the possibility.

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April 21st, 2018, 9:50 am

Lexxa_Astral

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In his speech, Rudy says a lot of things that hit home. I use the same coping mechanism, and some others as well. If the main person I lean on was gone, I'd probably behave similarly to how Rudy's been acting. I hope things work out well for everyone, even though things seem bleak.

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April 21st, 2018, 10:55 am

Maybe Me (Guest)

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I’m crying.

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April 22nd, 2018, 11:32 am

^^;; (Guest)

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Good page, but... I think the text wall could have been condensed by at LEAST half. ^^;; It's a lot of text to read, and realistically I don't think Todd would listen to a monologue like that?

"We've all got stuff to deal with Todd--you don't hear me blasting my depression everywhere, or advertising that my Dad's an emotionally abusive shit to me and my sister--who, by the way, is GONE because of you."

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April 22nd, 2018, 10:08 pm

Evelyn Bat Rivka (Guest)

Did I just read all of Rain in a day?

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NOOOOO! I literally started reading today because I was depressed and life kinda sucks and now this is the cliffhanger? Gahahah. Oh well, the story is amazing so I guess I'm now part of the waiting masses. :)

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April 23rd, 2018, 2:10 am

Blakest

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I like that we're focucing on Rudy and Todd. This page alone helps to exspand them so far beyond "the funny guy" and "the bully". You're truly making your already dynamic characters even more real. The writing here is top notch.

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