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Although Kylie’s true gender identity remains unknown (even to Kylie!), he very quickly and easily gets himself acquainted with “the guys”. It seems Gavin and Rudy both approve the idea of having another guy friend around.

And now… I guess Kylie’s going to the party too? The more, the merrier! :XD:

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Ryu890 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012
:) I tend to enjoy smaller parties where everyone gets to know eachother better, as opposed to the larger ones, where I seem to wind up in the background half the time.
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UsagiKnight Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Well apparently Emily won't notice too much considering what Rain and Ky are, so its all good.

But I love a conversation on the reverse Rain perspective. Where as if you have to introduce yourself to girls, you need to get on their level. Like talk about fashion, boys, gossip, and even why boys are stupid. Where as with men you might need to go with games (only because its more common with boys), girls, food, and why girls are complicated. its a very interesting thing actually. But hey, Ky seems to have the right mind to be with the rest of the guys.
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Keveak Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011  Student Digital Artist
It might be a bit redundant with the cuteness of this comic in general, but this page is just adorable. :aww:

But since you already know that, I will also comment that Rudy looks like he is about to burst out laughing when Gavin starts stumbling over his words. Maybe we have a shipper in the comic itself? Certainly worth investigating!

*Fetches deerstalker hat and spyglass*

Keep up the good work and we may crack this one soon!
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ivanprz Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Ok maybe Ky doesn't know if he wants to be a girl or a guy, but even if you didn't wanted to, you just stablished he IS attracted to girls, so yeah the big secret of ky's gender is out
the question is now for Rain who remains without giving a single clue...
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DylanKRyan Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011
How is it out, exactly? He could be both attracted to guys and girls. I'm FtM and I'm attracted to both genders, leaning more towards the gay side. So I'd like to know how Ky being attracted to girls lets out the big secret of his gender?

(Sorry if I sound rude, I'm just genuinely curious.)
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:iconivanprz:
ivanprz Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Sorry if I sound rude, but the question was for LittleLynn, not you
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DylanKRyan Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011
Right, but I'm asking YOU a question, and I would very much appreciate an answer.
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JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2011  Professional Writer
Well actually, it's exactly as Dylan says. One's sexuality and one's gender don't have anything at all to do with each other. Transgendered people can be straight, gay, bi, asexual or whatever other variations there may be, just like cisgendered (non-trans) people.

By the logic that Kylie's gender is out because he likes girls, then theoretically, Rain's sexuality should have been out since the very beginning; never a secret in the first place. But that's really not the case. Rain's identifies as a girl, but her sexuality remains a mystery (especially considering both boys and girls have shown an interest in her). And I've established that Kylie likes girls, but... that really doesn't tell us much at all. Like Dylan said, he MAY like boys too; he's just attracted to THIS girl. Or maybe he does exclusively like girls, but so does Maria, and she clearly identifies herself as a female.
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14bj337 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011
Aw... and I was so hoping for Rudy to have another "Dude, she's a lesbian" moment!

Seriously, though, let the brotime begin! Although I can't say it got off on the right foot (as a guy, I'm pretty sure that all man-to-man conversations are supposed to begin with "'So, how about them sports?' 'They're great! Did you see the game?'" or something like that, heh heh). Their conversation does show, however, that Ky is very forward, and it confirms his interests in Rain. The one exception to this is his gender identity; even though he's open about it in his home, with Heather, it's very different in the real world, with people you don't know. This is true for any matter of identity: people are truest to themselves when they feel safe and comfortable. I don't doubt Kylie's terrified about how everyone will react if and when they find out the truth (the irony being that it'll be a "been there, done that" moment for everyone else). I look forward to the great reveal (especially if it's done mutually between Rain and Kylie (not to rush anything, though...))! Additionally, Rudy's invitation to Kylie gives promise to the theory that Kylie will become the fifth main character (sixth, if Aunt Fara is counted).

Not to neglect our other two male protagonists (or is it "only two"... dang it, Kylie!), I can tell how hard Rudy must be trying in panels 4 and 5 not to say anything incriminating. He may be a loudmouth (in a good way!), but he also respects Rain's privacy, as a friend. I will admit, though, I do like the mischievious wink he gives Kylie in panel 3. As for Gavin, I'm a fan of the stubble; I think it's fitting with his relaxed and stoic personality. And I have to wonder: is Gavin's insistence that Kylie not go out with Rain just an effort to protect her secret, or might it reflect his own feelings toward Rain?

Heh... can't wait to see more pages of them gallavanting around Gray Wall Mall! And now that Kylie's coming to the party as well, I get the feeling that things are going to get interesting (well, the whole comic has been very interesting, so... interesting-er?).
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chihuahua0 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011  Student Writer
Gavin: "We can just have our own party--"

Me: FORESHADOWING! -rings bell-

Everyone Else: ...

Wait, does Kylie goes to a public school?
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Uncle-Ben Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011
And for once, Rudy doesn't dig himself in deeper by blurting things out ...
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Suki-chan36 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011
Hey, cool! Gavin's facial hair is back! His jaw was looking bald without it. xD

Also, huzzah! I'm really glad that Ky(lie)'s character has become more involved and developed. I can't wait to see Emily's reaction when (s)he shows up. :muahaha:

On a relationshippy note, I'm not sure if Ky(lie) and Rain would make all that great a couple. Rain's absolutely neurotic when it comes to passing, whereas Ky(lie) is just content to fluidly move from gender to gender whenever the mood strikes (or so it seems thus far). I think a lot of strife (and perhaps deeply-buried jealousy on Rain's part) would come from that.

I DO, however, quite enjoy the idea of Ky(lie) and Rudy together! I shall call it Heightshipping, because Ky's probably the only guy that Rudy will ever find that's shorter than him. xD
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JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011  Professional Writer
Get used to Gavin's chin fluctuating constantly throughout the comic. It's against the school's rules to let it go too long (it breaks the uniformity), but he doesn't necessarily always attend to it right away. There won't be a lot of the more "SUPER-FUZZY Gavin" as seen in chapters 3 and 4, but he will grow stubble (like above) and then shave it, and then grow it again, and then shave it again, and then...

Photoalbumshipping and now Heightshipping? You certainly are very creative in the ways you ship, aren't you? ^_^
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Suki-chan36 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011
What can I say? I try. ^_^

And am I the only one who thinks that "Gavin's Fluctuating Chin" would make a great band name?
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JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011  Professional Writer
I could totally rock out to "Gavin's Fluctuating Chin". :XD:
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16bithero1995 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011
Hehe, Gavin just wants Rain all to himself. And maybe if Kylie really is Ky then Rudy could have someone...
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Musicallover1234 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011  Student Writer
I just notice that Gavin's shirt says Mad Giga-Razer nice little insert there.
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Musicallover1234 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011  Student Writer
Well could Ky(Kylie) like Rain, guess that's another person to the list of Maria who's doesn't want to admit it and Gavin who also doesn't want to admit it well someone is going to break and tell eventually. Plus Ky(Kylie) seems like he has some new friends to hang out with. Also Maria must really take her costume shopping seriously to be questioning Rain like she does, on the up side she probably is going to get Rain a great costume for her.
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YNot1989 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So is Kylie officially going to be our token genderqueer?
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Undertaker972 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011
and another one joins the party, will they ever figure out whats going on? xD
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KirukaChan Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Looks like Gavin is staking his claim. He's too tsundere to admit it, though, but I know that's what he's up to.
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Zomgkitty42 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
well well just as i thought Kylie is starting to really like rain. Its seems almost as they are meant to be together. But its still to early to tell. I can't wait to see how all this plays out.
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coffinstufferd Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011
Lolz, the facial expressions always get me.
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Rotoxys Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011
I have now decided I am a RaiLie shipper xD
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chitttick1 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011
XD count me in on that.
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ritsu-x-mio Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011
:XD: Poor kylie.
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Werewolf-Hero Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Is Ky smart? Because then we got a five man band and I love that.
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JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011  Professional Writer
Ky is not technically that smart, actually. He's not stupid, but I think he could easily be outsmarted by Maria, Gavin or even Rudy (thanks to his occasionally brilliant observations).

If we have to go about this the TV Tropes way, technically Aunt Fara is the fifth member of the team and fills in the "Smart Guy" role. As it were, this actually leaves Kylie being kind of a "Sixth Ranger".
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Chicken-Yuki Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011   Traditional Artist
I am slightly disappointed in Rudy's lack of "Smart Guy"-ness.

Then again, I think I understand why... ^^;
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Werewolf-Hero Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Oh OK thanks, Fara is also Team Mom.
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Chicken-Yuki Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011   Traditional Artist
Rudy might be a Genius Ditz.

I'm kind of like him, so I know it's entirely possible... :XD:
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Werewolf-Hero Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Yeah but I thought he was the check
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Chicken-Yuki Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011   Traditional Artist
Chick?

Well, I suppose he's rather Keet-ish...
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Werewolf-Hero Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Yep he's the cute one all right
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JanusDaGuardian42 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Man, Gavin is dense. *Laughs* I swear, I knew Kylie was a girl the moment I first saw her. Don't ask me how; I just did...
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lishianthius Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011
i love how rudy is just standing there listening to the argument and going from confused to mildly amused
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DCHorror Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011  Professional Filmographer
My first thought was a fight breaking out between Maria and Kylie.
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