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Big point: Itís hard to convey sarcasm in written form. I tend to hope something like a smarmy grin will illustrate it well enough, but I had this horrible image in my head of everyone misreading the last panel as Gavin actually outing Todd. Maybe no one will read it like that, but to ease my neurotic mind: Gavinís being sarcastic. He knows itís the kind of thing thatíll piss Todd off, so itís exactly what heís doing. This is actually a good tactic for shutting up homophobes in general, but it probably works better for Gavin than it would, letís say Rudy. Gavinís at least bigger than Todd.
Middle point: Originally, the second and third panels were shown from an angle that had Rudy facing the reader. It kinda looked like he was stillÖ doing his business. I feel like the side view doesnít look as good, but I felt a little awkward when it wasnít necessarily clear whether he was standing at a sink or a urinal.
Little point: Someoneís gonna ask, so allow me to remind you the different colored collars denote different grades. Rudyís orange collar puts him in tenth grade. Toddís green one shows that heís in eleventh grade. Gavinís (unseen here) blue collar means heís in twelfth grade. Admittedly, you donít really see the green one very often, but there really just arenít a lot of significant junior year characters. And for what itís worth, we should be seeing more red collars (ninth grade) soon too. ^_^
Not really a point: Yes, it is extremely convenient that Todd shows up in the bathroom when Rudyís in thereÖ with Gavin apparently already in there. Iíve got no explanation for that. Itís highly unlikely, yes, but for purposes of moving the story along, it had to happen.
Summation: Eh. I donít really like this page too much. It totally worked better in my head.
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