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RAIN p154 - Pandora's Box by JocelynSamara RAIN p154 - Pandora's Box by JocelynSamara
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I canít claim this to be any sort of fact, but an observation that Iíve personally made through life is that the average anti-LGBT person always seems to assume everyone else feels the same way as them first by default. Itís as though they canít comprehend why someone would be an ally. You know, ďhow could someone support gays and not BE gay?Ē I canít help but shake my head at this mentality, but it is something Iíve observed quite a bit of in my life (especially in my high school days when everything about me was still a secret to everybody).

Todd very clearly represents one of these sorts, even going so far as to assume that Rudyís sister is going to hate him too. Truth be told, Maria is pretty mad at Rudy over the whole ďRubyĒ thing and she probably does hate him sometimes in that way that siblings do. At the same time, it could argued that nobody loves Rudy more than his sister. Between his family and his classmates though, maybe thatís not much of a surprise.

So, who else has goose bumps?


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:iconscorpomix97:
Scorpomix97 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
punch him where it hurts, please.
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:iconharryeagle:
Harryeagle Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2014
I second that.
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:icontornadowraith88:
TornadoWraith88 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013
I fully support her beating the everliving shit out of the bastard. I would.
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:iconrunawayfantasy:
RunawayFantasy Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
BEAT HIS ASS!! >: D *grabs popcorn*
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:icondazeddaisieso-o:
DazedDaisiesO-o Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ooh! Dont start the show without me!
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:iconliahansen:
LiaHansen Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Student Artist
Jesus, that guy really knows how to slip homophobia into every sentence.
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:iconmarzo393:
marzo393 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012
>...always seems to assume everyone else feels the same way as them first by default?

It enhances enforcement of an attitude, by discouraging showing any opposing one.

And it applies to any attitude seeking enforcement.
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:iconryu890:
Ryu890 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012
Scary. Apologize. Run out now. Otherwise, she will destroy you.

Possibly with a scepter. That looks like a microphone.
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:iconpieguy993:
PieGuy993 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012  Student General Artist
=O
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:iconbrixmon:
Brixmon Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011
Oh well he IS a dick. I know a real SHISNO of a bully who can't resist calling me "faggot" every time he sees me within 3 meters of him.
If you know what Shisno means, you'll understand just how much of a douchecastle he is.
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:iconbrixmon:
Brixmon Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011
Plus, he wears black and skull shit all the time like an excessively violent, COD- playing numbskull.
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:iconmaiden-of-the-maggot:
Maiden-Of-The-Maggot Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
You tell him Maria! O:<
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:iconwolf-blazer:
wolf-blazer Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2011  Student Interface Designer
she gonna kill him! :3
(R:blood!blood! richard wants to see blood!)
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14bj337 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2011
Todd used to be an adventurer, just like me. Then he took an axe in the head.

Seriously, though, I don't know whether to hate Todd or feel sorry for him (a touch of both, I think). If Norman is a dark lord, then Todd must be an Evil Magistrate, or something along those lines. Seriously, though, he does EVERYTHING WRONG here. For starters, he refers to Rudy as "that queer" and "faggot" (particularly powerful, as it's the first time the term has been used in the comic), as well as expressing a general disdain for Rudy (anyone who can hate Rudy is clearly consumed by evil). Second, he uses "gay" as a euphemism for "lame" (which, while common, is annoying as well). His third mistake - this one due more to circumstance, than to any fault of his own - is referring to Maria as "Marie". As we all learned in the first "Rain Delay", Maria won't take shit about her name. It's like he's asking for an ass-whooping, and Maria looks prepared to deliver.

Of course, that brings up the question of just what Maria plans to do. She's probably angry enough to beat Todd senseless, and she could probably get away with it too. But even if she wants revenge, protecting her brother is more important to her; plus, she probably doesn't want to be too harsh, so she'll probably leave Todd with just a warning (Oh, and I was so looking forward to the massive ass-kicking scene).

Another brilliant scene, the first to show the true villainy behind Todd Bittner, it leaves the reader wondering just how things are gonna go down. Awesome!
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dolphin64575 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Even though I'm so gay there isn't even a closet anymore, I just really love this quote and why to use it one time:
"You support gay rights? Are you gay?"
"You support animal rights? Are you an animal?"
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SennaKoshiba Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Kick his ass Maria! >w<
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:iconcoppro:
coppro Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011
The correct continuation is "I just get a little bit of a flutter in my stomach"
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:iconsennakoshiba:
SennaKoshiba Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Lmao, I was thinking that too >//<~♥
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:icondracona-wynne-hale:
Dracona-Wynne-Hale Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Why couldn't Rain have spilled soda on him instead?
Really, that axe in his head is symbolic.
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chihuahua0 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011  Student Writer
-shakes head- Oh, Todd...can you really be that dumb?
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:iconxallamax:
Xallamax Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011  Student Digital Artist
There isn't an official GSA where i live, there isn't a great deal of opposition to the idea either. The ignorance that exists is mostly benign, like the assumption all gay men are feminine. Clearly not true, but not intentionally detrimental to the community.

I didn't even realize homosexuals existed until late into high school, and trans until after I graduated. I'm lucky enough that, at least, in my general area, while the ignorance of gays, lesbians, and transfolks exists, it isn't because they are hated, it's because, frankly, it's not considered a big deal.

I have a male friend, his girlfriend is bisexual and very open about it. I'm a MtF who is a lesbian. I even have a bisexual male friend who does... a certain variety of movie.

It's kind of a funny juxtaposition, going from "OMG! It's such a big deal!!!" to "...okay... so what? who cares?'
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Xallamax Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Addendum: At times, the little old religious ladies will declare how we are going to burn in hell, but that's about the worst of it. ;3
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:iconartlovingteenager:
ArtLovingTeenager Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011
Choose your words VERY carefully Todd.
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:icongreatpeople123:
greatpeople123 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011
I doubt doing that will help him now anyway.
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:iconartlovingteenager:
ArtLovingTeenager Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011
Oh well I tried...
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:icongreatpeople123:
greatpeople123 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011
And that's all that matters.
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:iconmhtg:
mhtg Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011   General Artist
the answers to your example question are 1 Civil rights issue and 2its a hate crime to legitimately ask that question in my mind.
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:iconnevermorefox:
NevermoreFox Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I think he might end up resting in pieces after this Halloween fright.
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:iconprincessjessica:
PrincessJessica Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011
smack him, Marie
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:iconbigredtophat:
BigRedTopHat Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011  Student Digital Artist
"I just get an erection."

I am probably the only one who wants Todd and Rudy to make out.
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:iconblieb1212:
blieb1212 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011
you're not alone man, you're not alone ._.
though I kinda wanna slap myself for thinking that OTL
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Bobalog123 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
I think we're all looking forward to seeing the 'Todd' we all know beaten to a mushy vegetable pulp, but what about Rudy? Based on his earlier behaviour, I can see him being not as impressed as us over any action Maria takes.
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MicronConvoy Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011
I bet he regrets putting a viable weapon on his head.
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dragon8writer Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011
Psychologist-in-training response: It's probably the need for self-justification, coupled with the nature of the them-us mindset; prejudice doesn't just say someone different from you is bad, it says those like you are good - when they decide to remove certain people from the group, they're automatically bonding themselves tighter to those around them, at least for that brief time; they wouldn't be able to bring themselves to speak at all if they couldn't imagine those around them as allies.

Plus, self-justification means that - in order to avoid feelings of guilt - they must convince themselves that what they're saying needs to be said; they want confirmation from those around them. They NEED to push it on those around them, in order to justify it to themselves.




Person-to-person response: They're just jerks. :P


(...*Has been taking social psych.* My knowledge is still limited, though, so there's probably a bunch of other factors going on too. I just know that once someone opens their big mouth and says something like that out LOUD? It actively changes them, making them act far worse than when they'd merely been thinking it silently; suddenly they have something to prove.)
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Nelekra Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011
Yeah I hate people like that who just think everyone feels like him :T!
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:iconslicex1:
slicex1 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011
oh yes, let the hate flow.
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:iconsilenceizumi:
SilenceIzumi Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011
Rwr, Scareh
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Undertaker972 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011
this cant end well for Todd, i almost feel sorry for the guy. almost. i always supported the gays and what not but even though my school had a Gay-Straight Alliance, i never joined cause of the stigma it put on u if u did. people assumed u were gay if u joined
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geeksquared Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011  Professional General Artist
Oh god Maria. Don't kill him.

Maim him. Maiming's good, but don't kill him.
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KirukaChan Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I feel bad. When I saw the title, the first thing that came to mind was, "PHRASING."

Oh well. Maybe if Maria kicks Todd in the crunchies hard enough, it'll knock his head outta his ass.
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bluefoxfirestorm Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Go Marie, gouge his eyes out!
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Musicallover1234 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011  Student Writer
Well we can say good bye to Todd. And unfortunately prejudice and discrimination is often like that they don't think anyone can defend that person unless they are like them. I foresee something violent happening to Todd though.
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MarkDoob Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I can say that, having been like Todd for years, most of them do feel that way though some of do grow up as we age. With maturity, some of us come to realise that people are just people and while we may not agree with their lifestyle, we also have no right to judge them. Also they can make awesome friends. :)
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COMPUTERMANMIK428 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011
wow he's mean isn't he? :)
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Cubeninjas1990 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011
we know whats coming and all I can say is SEEE YAA :iconevilgrinplz:
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Q9R42 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't really get goosebumps over this.. my heart usually pounds a little faster with scenes like these. Needless to say, it'll be interesting.
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Vuanaunt Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very nice hand! They are such a pain to draw. =)

(As always, I'm enjoying the story.)
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:iconvioletuke93:
VioletUke93 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice work :meow:

Todd's gonna be fucked big time x3
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SirCalistine Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011
I think he's dead just for calling her Marie.
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