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February 20th, 2019, 8:29 am

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We open with Gavin, Ana, Devon, and Holly. With a chapter revolving around all the major recurring kids in the school, I'm sure many of you have got someone you really want to see. Some are already here, but elsewhere on the floor. Some will arrive a bit later. Just about everyone will get a fair amount of screentime though. Bear with me as I slowly unveil everyone; there's a method to my madness. ^_^

I would also like to introduce the reception hall's attendant, hanging out in the lobby just outside the dance hall, to check in the students. By a friend's suggestion, I'm naming this one, Taylor. Taylor is by no means a major character, and we might never canonically hear that name in the comic itself. However, we will see this one a few more times over the course of the chapter as other characters arrive.

Some little costume notes:
I wanted Ana's dress - which we can't see all of just yet - to look kinda regal and elegant. The backless dress with the see-through collarbone section is just the kind of fanciness I'd expect from her. Ana's hair is also done up in a fancier version of how she usually wears it, and she's even got some nice new earrings. Not gonna lie, this is not the kind of dress I'd be into in real life, but I really think it suits her.

Believe it or not, Gavin's suit is sorta loosely inspired by the one I wore to my prom. It's not what I wanted to wear, of course, but it would still be a few more years before I started coming out to people, and a full decade before I started transition. Maybe it's not what I wanted to wear deep down, but on the bright side, it was still a pretty dapper look and my boy Gavin wears it well. Mine had a burgundy tie and vest, but I tend to associate Gavin more with green, so there's a little change there. Plus, it's a color that suits Ana well too, and they're so cute matching with each other~! ^_^

The origin of Holly's dress was based on something I found in a Google Image search, except it was more of an aqua blue color, I think. While that color might've looked better, I've got to keep up this running gag that Holly only ever, completely unwittingly, wears brown and white. It's such a dumb gag, but it never fails to amuse me. XD
http://rainlgbt.smackjeeves.com/comics/1783315/holly/

Devon's tux, we don't get such a clear look at just yet since he's so far away (we'll get a better look on the next page). It will probably become obvious as the chapter goes that I had a much harder time making tuxes look distinct versus doing so with the dresses. Devon was the first of the boys whose suit I worked out. And from there, I think most of the other tuxes were designed with mostly just little distinctions (usually with the blazers and ties). But Devon's the original! The trendsetter!

Anyway, I hope you enjoy everyone's attire here and for the rest of the chapter. I've put probably too much thought into most of it. And of course, I hope you enjoy the story and interactions to come too. I can only speak for myself, but I'm really excited for this chapter. ^_^


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February 20th, 2019, 9:20 am

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February 20th, 2019, 9:24 am

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@NikuComics:

I'm sure you don't mean any harm, but I'd be careful with that kind of language. The implication I was going for here is kinda that Ana is impressed because she can't move in heels like that. I wouldn't say that makes her any less of a real woman though. ^^;

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February 20th, 2019, 9:37 am

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@NikuComics:

I have to agree with Lynn. It comes across as a little mean to us girls who don't by any means fit into the so-called "societal norm." No ability to walk in heels and liking video games and horror movies over makeup and rom-coms doesn't make me any less of a woman. :)

*edited for clarity. didn't mean to imply anything with Ana :(

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February 20th, 2019, 10:28 am

biextroverts (Guest)

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I love that Ana and Gavin are matching! And what we can see of her dress is drop-dead gorgeous.

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February 20th, 2019, 11:11 am

M (Guest)

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Ana's halter top is gorgeous, especially the mesh part!!!

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February 20th, 2019, 11:50 am

Kieran (Guest)

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I agree with you, but also, I don't think Lynn was intentionally trying to make a statement with that. It just kind of fits with Holly's character and is funny. Also, the way you're talking makes me think you don't consider Ana a 'real girl'. Which I know is probably not the way you meant it, but I thought I'd just point it out.

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February 20th, 2019, 11:51 am

Kieran (Guest)

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@Unknown ^

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February 20th, 2019, 12:10 pm

Second_Chances

('^~^) Nervous

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I am so glad your back, but to be honest I have been dreading this chapter since Rain decided to help out Chanel all those chapters ago and though yes Em isn't due for still some time I'm scared someone will try to come and hurt her or the baby. Rahhh sooooo nervous but excited. Keep up the great work Lynn I love the comic so much.

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February 20th, 2019, 2:06 pm

DeathKnightofAnime (Guest)

Superpowerwed Holly

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Okay quick question how the hell did Holly get across the room so fast?

We talking Super speed or teleportation?

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February 21st, 2019, 12:19 pm

Barnarnar

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@DeathKnightofAnime: They're running heels!

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February 22nd, 2019, 5:23 am

someone_else

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*How* did the chicken cross the road?

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February 20th, 2019, 2:11 pm

indi (Guest)

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i'm so excited!!!!!!!!!!

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February 20th, 2019, 7:01 pm

Guest (Guest)

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Why do I get a feeling there's a subconscious link between Ana's name and her design being "regal " :P

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February 20th, 2019, 8:06 pm

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So many thoughts

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-Ana and Gavin matching so perfectly is adorable
-I love Ana's dress
-I'm choosing to interpret Ana's face in the fourth panel as "hell yeah it is. Picked it out myself."
-Brown and white and blah, you say Holly >->

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February 20th, 2019, 10:38 pm

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@blueshark: I must always resist the urge to reply to that comment with

"What a lovely name."
"Thanks, I picked it out myself."

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February 21st, 2019, 7:06 pm

Muffin_Pan

Heels

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Anyone who can run in heals should be feared.

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February 21st, 2019, 10:30 pm

Leah (Guest)

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New head-canon: Holly is actually a magical girl with teleportation powers, she just doesn't realize it.

(I can totally see her having a talking cat/dog/rodent who has been trying for years to tell her she is the chosen one to protect Earth from evil ... but she just gets distracted and doesn't pay attention.)

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February 22nd, 2019, 5:24 am

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@Leah:

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February 22nd, 2019, 9:18 am

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Wait.. so they read out the name off the list and check it against the person? That could spell trouble for Rain.

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