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And the day is saved by… Mrs. Parker…?
(I’d like to just point out that the boys would have their own gym teacher, as the boys and girls would normally be separated during gym in this particular school. Incidentally, I didn’t think of anyone for that role yet though, so we’re just going to pretend he’s really late for whatever reason. In this case, Mrs. Parker has every right to yell at even the boys to return order… and apparently pelt people with basketballs? Well, that might just be her getting aggressive as things continue to blow up in her face throughout the day...)
Anyway, that could have gone a lot better. I mean, I guess it COULD have been a lot worse too. Like, a LOT. But it still wasn’t an ideal scenario. I rather feel bad for Rain.
I think the harshest part about all of this is that Gavin isn’t actually trying to be a jerk. It might be a little unclear WHAT he’s trying to do right now, but he’s not trying to be a jerk. Do keep in mind that if he was, he really could’ve outed Rain at any time… so why doesn’t he? Food for thought?
Rain, all characters and all other aspects of the story are copyright material belonging to me.
In "Misfile", the girls and boys apparently have gym together - maybe Tempest MA is a really small town.
This, ot course, gives Chris all sorts of chances to embarrass Ash, who isn't used to being a girl yet...
Again, having around 7 minor characters really helped make this drama so real fir us. And with Emily questioning 'what she's trying to do' only makes us all wirried about something slipping. Though I have to admit thag Emily being the only secondary character to question what's going down really ups her status as a threat.
And to say something, I guess that is why a good chapter page and layout is important. This scene being what was reflected in the chapter, thus telling us to watch out for conflict between Maria and Gavin. The paneling is also good in that there are so many areas of interest and interaction. Like having the girls on one side and boys on the other. And with the deviding of girls/boys and paired with suffocating feeling of the page is Rain ind the middle l. Empty emotionally (no color), and because she's in the middle of the fight. And ironically, because she not really boy or girl by public view, she must feel she doesn't belong with either. Only broken up with the threat of basket ball in the face. It is a well thought out page.
Now, I love how you had both Maria and Gavin say 'Making a scene' You must have pulled that from personal feeling. Having my own condition I wonder if it will 'make a scene' for my friends, family, and even myself in general. Much like everyone can be gay in california because its legal, but now it got to the point they are making a scene. This causes problems because for someone with this condition that is the last we want. So for Rain 'making a scene' really must be enough to break her, especially from both sides. Powerful weird for a powerful page.
Also, I have two fan theories:
1. This Rain is the recarnation of the paladin Rain from the eariler version.
2. Since you can find out which character Rain ended up with by looking through LittleLynn's deviantations, she will throw a curve-ball concerning Rain's orientation. So if she was A in the eariler version, she would be B instead.
LOL "basketball in the face" Reminds me of that gym teacher from the Simpsons
"BOMBARDMENT" (throws ball at face)
God, he rankled me sometimes.
Anyway. Gavin. Yup. Angry-dude. He needs to have the gym teacher do horrible sports-equipment related things to him.
Anyway, I'm kind of wondering what country this is set in now, because there is no way in hell a teacher would get away with a threat like that.
It's almost offensive to do that actually. Come to think of it.
you can smell the tension from here
rain is dying from the inside by now
ms parker saves the day huh? hm...thnk god for the spider sense than
As a side note, I can tell you from personal experience that a basketball to the face is NOT fun... Especially if you wear glasses. XP
GAVIN's attack missed!
It's actually not fourth wall-breaking. Rather, he's raising his index finger to demonstrate an "aha" moment if you will (thinking he completely gets what this is all about when he completely doesn't).
Very, very Gavin. To a fault.
She needs hugs! That would fix things, right?
I'm really surprised that you got the first comment on the artist's work and rather than offer a critique of the actual submission, chose to nitpick something in the artist's comments. I suppose she should take it as the page is flawless since that was the only fault you could find?
I said it was probably a state thing earlier in the conversation, but I was curious why she thought it was an assumed thing that they would definitely be split apart.
And I'm sorry for bringing sexism into it, but I tend to get annoyed by how gyms run things. I know this probably isn't what was going through Lynn's head, but gym classes seem to automatically assume girls can't do as much as guys. The girls are automatically told to do less to get the same grades in every single activity. (This annoys me largely as someone who's having to do more despite the fact that there are girls who could most definitely kick my butt, but it also tends to seem a little bit sexist to me...) Plus, most mainstream references to why boys and girls are split apart tend to have a little bit of the idea in the setting that the girls couldn't keep up if they were with the guys.
I let the idea of it get to me a bit too much and i'm very sorry to admit that I let it seep in without thinking when I was talking to Lynn. I really, really, really didn't mean to insult her or create an issue out of it. I just let years worth of glaring at a board covered in double standards get to me, and didn't bother to think about what her reasoning for thinking that boys and girls should be separated would be. (I still don't know what her exact reasoning was, but I know full well I jumped the gun there, which is why I've been trying to apologize...)
Speaking for myself, I do think that some of the gym activities should be split up by sex. This is due to biological factors which cause boys to grow generally larger and develop larger, more powerful muscles than girls. Women can develop large, powerful muscles but it requires a lot more work. In a co-ed contact sport there can be a risk of increase in injuries to girls that collide with the larger males. Yes, colliding with a large female will hurt just as much but we're talking about averages here. I suffered a concussion during a co-ed ultimate frisbee class because I collided with the powerfully swung elbow of my male teammate (it was accidental). Had I collided with a girl close to my own height and weight I may have suffered a bruise (or been the one to grab the frisbee). A girl that can "keep up with the boys" should be allowed to do just that, but is an exception and could result in harm to other girls if it's made the rule.
There were generally two types, with some in betweeners - there were the ones who just didn't care (boys, girls, they weren't going to do anything anyway, really) and there were the athletic ones who were all on about the same level...
Plus, I'm speaking as someone who at least grew up on the small side, and - while my arms might have been strong from some swim classes, and my arms are definitely good... well... my average weight is 110 pounds. I'm a bit above that after a freshmen year in college, but if you want to talk about the small kid who could get hurt, it was more likely to happen to me than most of the girls... although my single mindedness at going at the ball meant a lot of sliding into other people, anyway, so i may have hurt more. >,>
Mostly, though, we just didn't play anything in the realm of true contact sports. There was soccer, flag football, touch football, capture the flag - if it involved height, or pounding into one another, we avoided it. The nonathletic ones normally just walked or avoided things no matter how much the teacher yelled, too, even on things like running track...
It's probably just a matter of our personal experiences, but I have a harder time just pointing to an area. (Plus, i'd have either been the guy who got destroyed on the male team, or the guy who had to be very careful not to hurt anyone else on the girl's team. I have a habit of falling between stereotypes that makes my life unfun sometimes. ;_; )