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Oof... :/

I've spent a lot of time today stalling posting this page, because I'm pretty sure this won't be one that's well-liked.  I mean, of course we all want to see Drew being super understanding and supportive of Ky.  And it's probably safe to say he wants that too.  But he's still pretty far from getting it.

Maybe it's his inexperience.  Maybe it's the school.  Or his cliques.  Or his upbringing.  Maybe Ky isn't great at articulating their thoughts and feelings.  Whatever the reason, it should be noted that Drew's not intentionally being malicious.  That said, it's also noteworthy that this isn't the first time his ignorant remarks have hurt Ky either (regardless of how unintentional they might've been).  

Thoughts?  


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:iconelemarth:
Elemarth Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2017
Why does Kylie stay with him?
Also, you generally can't just choose on the night... I mean, do they have both a prom dress and a tux they own already?
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:iconlostpadawan:
LostPadawan Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
Good emotional or so anger inducing my mouth tastes like copper?
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:iconlostpadawan:
LostPadawan Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
Yay!! Emotional enthrallment!!
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:iconpatathatapon:
patathatapon Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2017
Jeez, he is determined to step on every landmine.
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:iconfreddy-kun:
Freddy-kun Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
hoo boy Drew i understand your ignorance, ive been there, but that doesnt mean ky has to deal with it. good luck boyo i really hope you can figure this out before you get left behind.
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:iconj-robbins:
j-robbins Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2017  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
You mean.. Drew's NOT a girl?! What a revelation! XD
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:icondrakesfire101:
drakesfire101 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
Facepalm.
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:iconiximaz:
Iximaz Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2017  Student Writer
His foot's so far in his mouth it's now coming out the other end.
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:icondante-wynter:
Dante-Wynter Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2017
I think he's going stag now.
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:iconflutterrain:
FlutterRain Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wa, waaaaaaa
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:icongalethemadhatter:
GaletheMadHatter Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
Drew please proceed to insert your foot into your mouth.
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:iconrobnotstanley:
robnotstanley Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2017
i wood say he is already to the knee on the first one,,,  please insert second foot now....
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:iconlostpadawan:
LostPadawan Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
Ha!
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:icondannyboyo1:
DannyboyO1 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2017
After thinking for a time, this could be not-as-dumb as it sounds. Like, he means he's Cis and he's not going to know what it's like, he just has to trust Ky. I don't know what it's like to break a leg, but I trust people who say it hurts. And how to treat 'em.
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:iconluinta:
Luinta Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2017
If this is true I will be incredibly impressed with Drew. 
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:iconlostpadawan:
LostPadawan Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
I think I see what you're getting at.
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:iconblufire1992:
Blufire1992 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2017  Student Writer
honestly drew is kinda lack-witted but he's also scared that if he goes with ky and not kylie he'll get roasted. if they really like each other Ky should try to understand because their relationship and even friendship status is in question... so I hope ky compromises
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:iconpaimunsh:
paimunsh Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2017
I don't, as much as I think we all know Drew is well-meaning and we want him to get it that doesn't mean Ky compromising what personally feels comfortable for someone else.
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:iconblufire1992:
Blufire1992 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2017  Student Writer
well I like the bond they both share. but it's in Ky's hands.
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:iconbeez1717:
beez1717 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
It will end up where someone wears the dress and it's not ky.
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:iconsuperspeed12:
Superspeed12 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2017  Student Artist
That's what I hope happens ^_^
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:iconkittykailyn-chan:
KittyKailyn-chan Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2017
Rip Drew. He tried.
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:icontamotefu:
Tamotefu Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2017  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Well that date is canceled.
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:iconepic-agent-63:
epic-agent-63 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, his super power is sticking his foot in his mouth!
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:icon2bitrae:
2bitRae Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2017  Student
as a genderfluid person, this hurts to read. because it reminds me that no matter how much I feel male most days, my gender identity will never be valid to other people. They'll just look at me and think "what are you saying? of course you're a girl. I can see the evidence right in front of me". No matter what, I'll just be somebody who's trying to be a "special snowflake" in the eyes of others. I wish I could just press a button and change my physical appearance at will.
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:iconflex35:
flex35 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2017
Even though I am not genderfluid, I feel like I can image the pain and insult Ky must be feeling, by such comments and what other people might feel, when their gender isn't being taken serious or understood. I am someone who doesn't completely feel male or female, almost like a mix of both and neither. And my emotions become bitter, when I think of how people around me might feel and say, if I were to be open about it. So, so far, I am very selective as to I am open to.
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:iconlyndonbright:
LyndonBright Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I hear you. I'm genderfluid but I can't pass as male at all because my body is too feminine. If I feel male its the worst! And because I don't pass I just seem like a tomboy and no one will ever call me male pronouns because they cant see it. I think we could all do with a magic button!
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:icondecibel404:
Decibel404 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2017
Where can i buy that Button? I'll buy the special edition
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:iconmelingitte:
Melingitte Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2017
It's awesome how many emotions Ky's eyes convey in this one page alone.

Also.... seriously, Drew?
This reminds me of how some people seem to really get it, and then turn around with "but you're actually a..." 
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:iconsailordolly:
SailorDolly Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2017
The least insulting way that Drew could have meant this is as "I would look like a male in drag if I wore a dress, while you at least would look cute".

Being totally unable to predict which gender you will be comfortable with from one day to the next must really put a cramp into being able to schedule any activity in which gender presentation would make a difference. I'd probably drive myself crazy if it was me, because I am rather obsessed with predictability.
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:iconmhtg:
mhtg Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2017   General Artist
Drew. pull a Juane if necessary, that way if Ky is in boy mode it might just look like a couples swap deal, and having the guts to do that often earns cred.
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:iconrobnotstanley:
robnotstanley Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2017
ohh  goddess yes.!!  go as opposites ,, to prove a point an say cuz i lost a bet.!
ky says :  ok here's the deal,  because your foot in mouth ,  and i said i would go,, if on prom night I feel like a girl,, no problem we go as is,..! but IF on that night i feel as a boy YOU get to go as the girl..!!   an im being nice..  you can say you lost a bet..    ..  that way you will know whats like to wear the wrong clothes..!!!
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:iconmhtg:
mhtg Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2017   General Artist
Especially as its one of the few cases where a guy wearing a dress can be considered "Manly", man enough to not give a damn about what other people say, especially when it is tied to a bet or promise, man enough to follow through, of course it doesn't work if you are the least bit timid, then people may get the wrong idea.
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:icondorucario:
Dorucario Featured By Owner Edited Jul 10, 2017
ok, both feet... meet mouth...

Honestly, I hope he kinda splutters and then apologizes and says something like "no... wait...  that came out wrong" or something.
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:iconnubbybub:
Nubbybub Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2017
why drew why
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:iconmkugeneratorsunite:
MKUGeneratorsUNITE Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2017  Professional General Artist
Oh shit!!!! *runs*
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:iconexodus243:
exodus243 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Open mouth insert foot.....again
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:iconsierrarebecca:
SierraRebecca Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2017
Drew's foot in his mouth just isn't enough. He's now swallowing his ankle.
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:iconkreedles:
Kreedles Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2017  Hobbyist
I really hope this doesn't end up with Ky yelling at him or dumping him or something.. I know that last comment was really, really dumb but I honestly can't blame him if he's never encountered someone with this kind of identity before. It's a good opportunity for him to actually sit down and learn about Ky's identity.
Educate, don't berate!
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:iconyoshi1277:
yoshi1277 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2017  Student Interface Designer
I'm gonna wait to see where he's going with this but it doesn't look good so far.
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:iconsuperspeed12:
Superspeed12 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2017  Student Artist
Well .....that went from a 3 to an 11 real quick
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:iconthundercat287:
thundercat287 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
One time I was in an acting group with a guy and girl and our scene was two girls and a guy.  The (cis) guy said that he was only comfortable playing his gender.  Well I ended up being one of the girls because of it.  He was taking the class P/NP so he didn't really care much for putting effort in the class.  I was kind of miffed when he later said I was the one who messed up their lines.  Dude, I was the main character and I had the most lines.  You don't even care about this class.  (And the stupid thing about the scene was that my character supposedly slept with him the previous night.  Yes, have the non-binary aro ace with a slight preference of female friends play a straight girl.  That totally wouldn't be a recipe for disaster.)
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:iconjenvas:
Jenvas Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2017
I don't want to sound mean, but it's acting right? Actors sometimes play characters that aren't like them at all. I mean, that's the whole idea, that you pretend to be someone that you aren't actually.
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:icongungho1000:
gungho1000 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2017
Somebody punch him now😡
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:iconfirerulezz116:
firerulezz116 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I have a (bad) feeling this is more than just a "trying to digest my foot" moment
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:iconanimeviewer66:
animeviewer66 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
well.... this seems like it will end bad........ I hope Ky will not be to mad at him.....
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:iconflex35:
flex35 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2017
Oh wow, I wouldn't be surprised if Ky dumps him at this moment (even if I do like them together, when they are getting along). I think he needs to take the advise of Yoda, "You must unlearn, what you have learned" ...it came after "Do or do not, there is no try".

Anyways, I think he needs to something similar to Aiken, and do some reading on gender and different gender identities. Ya, it'll be work, but I think it would be worth it, for their relationship.
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:iconlostpadawan:
LostPadawan Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
Trust me. If anyone who checks out this comic knows Yoda quotes it's me.
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:iconcosmicmuffin:
CosmicMuffin Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2017   General Artist
Oh no
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