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Flashbacks are in black and white. I established that back on page 1, remember? Rudy’s wristband however transcends monochrome. ^_^
I realize this a tricky sort of scene and something that may hit home pretty hard for some of my readers. My goal going into this page was to come up with both an absurdly over-the-top reaction (the father) and a painfully real reaction (the mother) and use both in the same context. I hoped I could portray this without detracting from the facepalm-inspiring humor of the one and the shudder-inducing gravity of the other. Did I succeed?
And for those of you wondering where the explanation for Gavin and Maria is: keep your pants on, I’m getting to it. The actual reason is fairly simple, but it does require a little setup. You’ll know the answer next week. I promise. ^_^
On SmackJeeves and Comic Fury, this page is called “Slight Overreaction”. That was apparently one letter too long for DeviantArt though.
Rain, all characters and all other aspects of the story are copyright material belonging to me.
They remind me of my dad. ;-;
He said that he supported me with me being trans. Yet, he wants me to die unhappy, obviously. When I mentioned hormones, he was like: "Woah woah woah, there are religious things wrong with THAT." Are you freaking serious? What kind of father wants their kid to die unhappy, perhaps even from murder, or suicide? Come on, dad!
I'm there with you maria, on so many levels. groans
This is really great, so far. I love it. -has been reading nonstop-
Dad's apparently not a drunk who beats Mom up and sexually abuses his daughter.
...and that's not the "worst" parents i can think of - ever read "J.D.Robb"'s ""In Death" mysteries?
hmmm..now i see why she dondt say a word...
YAY RAINBOWS!!! XD
The way Rudy's parents reacted I have to say is a kind of a blured barrier between love and concern. It may began as a feeling of love, but unfortunately personal feelings of such activity overwhelmed the love for their children. And to say that there is a choice implies that we are intentionally feeling this way the same as we choose to buy a book. But its as me and dad talk about, that there are 'old-fashioned' people that I just can't talk too.
Now I'm just going to throw this out there. Me and dad once talked about how christian history was heavily edited just to make people convert. Not to say that's bad, but now I'm sure there are gaps now that can't be really understood. Having said that, just like in Norse, Greek, Native American, and Pagan history there is evidence of really pure hearted people that have also been known to be 'both man and woman'. Angels also having a similar outlook in the eyes of god being simply described as 'beautiful and strong'. But these stories were forgotten about and by association limited growth. This isn't to insult, just to be honest, no different than what Rudy has done.
Really hope Maria can be happy too, from experiences nothing is more sad than knowing your own mom will say your going to hell.
Why is it that guys like us are ALWAYS the guinea pigs for risks that could screw us over?
Seriously, if I weren't so dead set on cosplaying a Harvest Moon Character for Sakuracon, I would have made preperations to dress up as Rudy instead. Heck, he would have been an easier cosplay. XD
How did your parents react to you?
im like on reverse world sometimes i guess
Now, for Chihuahua's Predictions O Savvy!!!:
Chances that if Maria gets a girlfriend, it will be Rain, but only after awhile: Very Likely
Chances that during Maria's First Kiss with a girl, an adult would catch them in the act: Very Likely
Chances that once Maria's parents find out, and they start arguing with Maria, either Maria, Gavin, Rudy, or even Rain will snap back with a awesome monolouge about accepting their daughter's orientation: Very Likely
What do you think, LittleLynn?
Homosexuality and Heterosexuality are inborn meaning that you can't really truly learn to be gay and people certainly can't program it out of people that are gay. That one of the many problems with religion is that it becomes a thing of certainty if you don't have it then you are doomed.
Finally I like the page it sets up a background of how Maria really feels.
My dad thought I was a cross dresser apparently. (he offered quiet acceptance and encouragement by mentioning if i got a girl friend i could borrow her clothes.
Nice, but awkward. >,> )
Someone else had asked the same thing just now too, which made me realize I've actually canonically said this within the comic. I've said it in the my comments below the pages, but never actually ON them. So, I'm going to have to go back and alter some dialogue to fix this.
Very sorry for the confusion.
Holding out on the answer to the Gavin/Maria deal for another page too? Lynn, you are a cruel, cruel mistress. ^_^
This is extremely embarrassing on my part, but I'm glad it was brought to my attention. I may have to go back and alter some dialogue to fit it in there so that there isn't more confusion like this.
But uh, yeah. Long story short, Maria is the older sister at 17 whereas Rudy is the younger brother at 15. Sorry for the confusion, and thank you for pointing this out to me.
But I made the same mistake a lot myself since drawing this page...
Nemo: Ironic huh? An AI-girl hating on you Humans for your intolerance. Kinda funny ^^