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RAIN p116 - Eye by JocelynSamara RAIN p116 - Eye by JocelynSamara
(Posting a couple hours early, in the hopes that some good comments will cheer me up a little.)

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Being gay (or trans) and out in a school environment can be potentially dangerous. There are always bullies of varying degrees no matter what school you go to. To make matters worse, in some very real schools (like ones where addressing issues of homosexuality is forbidden by teachers and students alike, or ones - like in the case of this comic - where homosexuality is actually a bigger offense than assaulting someone), sometimes thereís really nowhere to turn. My heart goes out to any kids out there stuck in such a situation.

And for what itís worth, youíve actually seen Todd before.
See first panel here: [link]

Rain, all characters and all other aspects of the story are copyright material belonging to me.
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VixTheNinthFox Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2014  New member
if i was in a school such as this, as shy and non-confrontational as i am, i'm still one to stick up for kids (i was bullied all the way through to half way through highschool i only got out of it by being too strange for them to have any fun) i'd rather get beat up myself then let other kids take it ^^
tucraz Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Bullies. A major part of why I wound up dropping out of  school and finishing my diploma at the local college. And I wasn't even out as gay or bi or even pan. The problem was being a late bloomer with light colored hair so that it looked like I shaved my legs, coupled with my love for purple and tie-dyed clothing.
positronic-brain Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is why I'm not out at school. And it's also why I'm waiting till I finish high school to start transitioning.
Fairportfan Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013
Over in "El Goonish Shive", Justin (who was accidentally outed by a friend in junior high) was rescued from a beating by Elliott (who is a black belt in Anime Style Martial Arts) and has crushed on him ever since, though he keeps it undercover pretty well.
wolf-blazer Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011  Student Interface Designer
well, then gavin gonna go 2 times ^^
UsagiKnight Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
looking at the link, I now remember Todd, didn't think he had a bigger part in the story than that. But it will definitely be interesting to hear him speak for the first time.

this is also interesting, though you delt with misunderstandings of homo/transexuality, this is the first time you dealt with violence in the subject. Considering that this was coming up, I was amazed that people went as far as considered Gavin as evil. Oblivious that he never really hit Rain for it. In essence, this really is the true start of the story. Though I'm amazed Rudy is smiling even though he understands that telling on him and having his ass kicked would only back fire on him. It really is a sad situation, and to be honest. This was the only real reason I was happy to graduate.
coffinstufferd Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011
:( that sucks. but it makes me like Rudy all the more because of his reaction to it.
themusicmarionette Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
I guess I'm really lucky to go to the school I'm at- probably the most accepting school in the history of... well, ever.
Dinadan-Ermorfea Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Respct to Rudy for handling it so well. I know from personal experience how painful bullying can be (albiet not over sexuality isssues - dread to think how bad it'd have been if I'd been out back when I was in school >.<), and I think it's disgusting how little can be done to counter bullying :angered:
whitefox00 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
My school is basically the exact opposite of that. :) If anyone gives me the slightest trouble, they get hammered really hard, not only by other students, but by the faculty. It's nice, feeling that I have someone on my side, because I've dealt with some of that shit before. Never anything physical, thankfully, but it still happens now when I'm walking around by myself (I go to a community college). They're always afraid to say anything when I'm with another person, or they just say it loudly (always in groups) behind my back.
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