The Soda Bar

posted March 27th, 2019, 8:58 am


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March 27th, 2019, 8:58 am

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Technically, not a lot happens here, but this a weirdly involved page as it helps set up the next couple weeks a bit.

The focus here is on Randy, Drew, and Aidyn talking about girls. This is Randy's first appearance in the chapter and we now know he came to prom with someone named Molly Finch. Is this some new character? Yes and no. A little bit of a random fact: way back in the beginning of the story, before Randy was made a recurring character by fan demand, I was considering this similarly unique character. Instead of being seen and not heard like Randy is though, this Molly would never be seen, but we'd hear about her a lot. Stuff like, a lot of "oh, did you hear what Molly said?" or "get a load of Molly's amazing prom dress" (that we'd never see). She was more or less cut in favor of Randy, as I figured two of this sort of character would be overdoing it. But using Molly here felt like a nice way to call back to her. ^_^

While on the subject of Randy, check out that suit. With all the black tuxes in this chapter, I wanted one to seem at least a little different. My spouse told it kinda looks like he's cosplaying someone, which wasn't really my intention. But given we know he does like anime and gaming and such (he was at the con, many chapters back), maybe it IS cosplay. I don't know of who, but I'm willing to run with it. XD

Also of note, Chanel is present at the head of the line but doesn't interact with anyone. Mostly just setting up something for later here. And we see Ky, Rain, and Emily at one of the tables. Again, we don't hear anything from them today, but we'll catch up with them soon.

Finally, we come full circle to address that most of the page is just these boys talking. And mostly, Drew and Aidyn talking about Ky. Your thoughts are most welcome here.


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March 27th, 2019, 9:36 am

AloneTour

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Ohh nooo D: dont be unhappy at your prom :( poor I´m so sorry for :( :(

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March 27th, 2019, 9:48 am

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I feel so bad for Ky, I know how he feels....

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March 27th, 2019, 11:39 am

Gavin and Sarah (Guest)

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@DalekBeifong: that pose, staring at the table...I've been there countless times.

...it hurts.

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March 27th, 2019, 12:37 pm

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@Gavin and Sarah: Not wanting to bother anyone because you feel like a pain, but hurting inside because no one is noticing...

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March 27th, 2019, 8:12 pm

hereandqueer (Guest)

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@Gavin and Sarah: hon let me tell you, i love you precious people! and I'm the same. You feel horrible and wrong when you're wearing shit like that when you not a gal and Im genderfluid so I can relate. You feel like you're drowning in a black sea of dysphoria...

God, I'll never wish that on another person...

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March 28th, 2019, 10:08 pm

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@hereandqueer: I'll drink to that my friend... *quietly dies inside because my transmale friend won't let me by them a binder and I know it kills them everyday not to have one but they don't want me to go through the trouble and I don't know whether to respect his wishes or help him handle the dysphoria*

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March 27th, 2019, 10:51 am

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Drew! Do something to make Ky happy!!!

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March 27th, 2019, 2:18 pm

TranshumanAr (Guest)

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Of course Drew would be so insecure if all men around him doubt him about getting a date. Toxic masculinity breeds more toxic masculinity.

Also, Ky really looks miserable. Maybe she/he/they can switch clothes with Rudy?

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March 27th, 2019, 8:14 pm

hereandqueer (Guest)

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@TranshumanAr: yaaass please!!!

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March 27th, 2019, 2:20 pm

Belgarel (Guest)

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Randy's clothes are the most unpleasant thing in this whole webcomic. Yes, above the haircut scene. At least, Kellen's actions were somewhat understandable, they made sense. This outfit is not, and it does not.
That's coming from someone who isn't that sensitive to clothing.

Drew loses a lot of points. He does not seem to be very self-conscious about misgendering his date, I am surprised no one pointed that out yet.
Is it because he doesn't get it? Or because of the whole "I am not gay" thing? I can get why he wouldn't lie about coming with someone, and how it would be difficult to present Ky as a guy given how he currently looks. But did he really forget Ky's situation there? Or does he not believe him? Or maybe he simply doesn't care...

To be honest, I don't get Ky all that well. But Drew, that folk is the biggest mystery of all.

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March 27th, 2019, 2:44 pm

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Well if Collette won't swap outfits with Rudy, perhaps Ky will?!

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March 27th, 2019, 5:42 pm

Amber (Guest)

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I just spent the last week reading this entire series and I’m kinda sad I finally reached the end XD

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March 27th, 2019, 6:25 pm

blueshark

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I know a Molly Finch

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March 27th, 2019, 7:06 pm

Crystal-Can-Shield

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Why does Aydin look like he's about to go play in the snow if you catch my meaning?

Also I can't help but feel for Ky in every way, it's a shame to see my favorite character be so miserable and I would really hope he/she/they can find a way to at least get to wear some guys clothes.

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March 27th, 2019, 8:07 pm

hereandqueer (Guest)

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noooooooo im genderfluid I know they're pain.God, this is horrible. Rudy, get your ass over there and switch with them!! Also, Drew please cheer them up, and don't be an ass and misgender them

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March 27th, 2019, 8:40 pm

Chrissy (Guest)

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I seem to recall Randy working at GameSnob, too.

While it'd be a great gesture for Drew to offer to swap clothes with Ky, I can't see Mr. Foot-in-mouth being that aware. I'm hoping to see Ky a lot happier with a monacle in the next few pages.

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March 28th, 2019, 6:19 am

I was never here (Guest)

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Randy!!! Ayyyy!! I missed you, guy!

Also, poor Ky...

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