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RAIN p220 - Made Up by JocelynSamara RAIN p220 - Made Up by JocelynSamara
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Wow. This page even frustrates me, and I wrote it. -_-

Poor Gavin is trying so hard to explain as much as he can without betraying his friends. But it’s so hard to work around the closed-minded even without the handicap. Sad to say, he probably never had a prayer…

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Kinuna Jan 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
My brain is warped by this conversation
You tried your best, Gav. :pat:
Dracona-Wynne-Hale Jul 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
...But what about Randy?
The last panel... is frustrating.
Not complaining about the void mind you. ^_^ Just poking fun~
Erm....the African American guy: So.....anyone notice we're standing in a grey void?
Bobalog123 Jul 8, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Poor Gavin, I've been there a few times. Its like preaching to a crowd of atheists.
(Don't read into that metaphor, it is just a metaphor)
Gavin better take a shower, to get those marks-of-frustration out of his hair.

Seriously, though, this page shows Gavin's struggle to let Robert and Devon in on what's going on without letting Robert and Devon in on what's going on. Ouch. Clearly, they're convinced of a few not-entirely correct notions in the realm of sexuality (I especially love Robert's quip in the last panel), and Gavin's trying to convince them of what (he believes) is actually going on.

Still, he's being kind of cruel to Drew. We, the readers, know that Drew has a "feeling" for Kylie (or, at the very least, has expressed that he has such a feeling aloud). We've also gotten to see a brief bit of Drew hitting on Rain; which, coupled with his word-of-author description, it's safe to say that he's felt attracted to quite a few girls in the past. I don't think he's "just straight and being stupid" or "gay and horribly in denial"; neither fit what we've seen of him so far. Also, I think labeling him "bisexual" would be jumping the gun (besides, Randy has already claimed that trait). To me, Drew's attraction to Kylie mirrors Rudy's attraction to Rain - each one has only felt attracted to members of one group in the past, but now suddenly feels attracted to a member of a different group. Devon brings up a perfectly valid point - if who someone likes determines who they are, as was vital to Gavin's previous trichotomy, then wouldn't that make Rudy straight, or at least bisexual?

And one more thing about Gavin's panel 3 rant: there's something remarkably "Marian" about it. Maybe it's the pose, the subject, or his way of speaking, but I can much more easily imagine Maria attached to that preach-fest than Gavin. Then again, maybe we're just seeing a side of Gavin that hasn't really been threshed-out yet, and maybe this is meant to establish new character details.

Of course, as usual, I'm interested to see where this chapter goes. I'd love to see Drew dealing with his feelings a bit more, and I imagine we'll get to see how the other students react to Maria's recent public coming-out, which I'm looking forward to.
I dislike the fact that we use the words "gay" "lesbian" and "bisexual" in the first place. In a perfect world, you'd eiather like "boys" "girls" or "both". Who knows? Maybe that'll come when transgenders are fully understood. That one's self-identity, and who they're attracted to, are 100% separate.
superdeformedchibi Jul 8, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
You might just be referring to a pansexual. Someone that is attracted to males, females and variations of those.
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