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Simply performing a bit of research here.
Nothing derisive.
Just sating the natural curiousities of the human condition.

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:iconathrubis:
Athrubis Featured By Owner May 18, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I hate how there are people like this in the world. i had an argument with some people the other day about "well until they get their gender clarified by law they are still a man or woman" which i responded "no if they concider themselves a man they are a man, they concider themselves a woman they are a woman, hell they concider themselves a horse, they are a bit odd but heck ill give them a sugar cube. people are who they feel they are, not what others judge them to be!"
needless to say i did not speak to that person until i stopped being angry again...
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quinmchale Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
That's a catch-22. Noah's gonna lose no matter what he picks.
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godzephose Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014
why are the closthes doing nothing.
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DamselDonna Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Professional Filmographer
OMG ! I am so caught up in this drama. And yet you really do have to show this sort of thing, it is the transvestite's peril in our society.
It is good that you show this and so well performed, this is a great social comment piece you are doing.
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TheGear360 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013
So why exactly is the mad rapist to be wearing a cross necklace?
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:iconheartgear:
HeartGear Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
He's not a mad rapist. He's a judge, and he's carrying out his execution.

Now, why might I give a person who is judging and persecuting a transgender person a religious symbol?

Think on that.
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TakeruDavis Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
As a someone with religious parent, I already know the answer. Some of the worst bloodsheds in history were done just for the sake of religion too.
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Acosmist-Otaku Featured By Owner May 3, 2014
I don't intend to start a debate here, but nevertheless I'd like to respectfully voice the opposing opinion. Exactly what has caused the worst bloodsheds in history is debatable and depends on your interpretation of the data, as evidence is not univocal. It depends on how widely or narrowly we define "Religion" (is Confucianism or Scientism a religion?) and whether or not we differentiate "Justifications" from "Causes". For example, it is entirely possible that Religion could be used to justify a slaughter caused for purely secular reasons (such as a land grab). I hold the position that it is in fact Statism, which I regard as a religion, and it's myriad of denominations have in fact caused the worst bloodshed in history. In fact the more I looked into the interplay of Religion and State the more I was convinced Statism was more dangerous to religion than the other way around and it's not just supernaturalist ideologies which states can (and have) hijacked. Recall that Agrarian socialism, Castrismo, Fascismo Italiano, Khmer nationalism, Maoism, Stalinism & Trotskyism are all explicitly materialist state-philosophies that killed untold millions, some of which in manners that would horrify the most brutal of inquisitors. Even the american history of Eugenics, which was primarily secular, is a description of unjustifiable violations of human rights and dignity.

I apologize if this comment is too long.
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:iconthegear360:
TheGear360 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013
It just seems REALLY heavy handed. I know WHY you did it, I just don't like it myself.

*shrugs* but such is the internet. I do enjoy your artwork quite a bit.
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:iconheartgear:
HeartGear Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Yep. Thanks for understanding.
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:iconknotfever:
Knotfever Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012
I will cheerfully kill all of these clowns if they lay a finger on Noah. I mean it.
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:iconbunnytam:
Bunnytam Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011
*whimpers and hides behind her loving family being deathly afraid of these men.* @,,@
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Dark7Hero Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2011
i didnt expect some kind of spanish inquisiton
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:iconclockworkfromage:
clockworkfromage Featured By Owner May 25, 2013
nobody did...
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Dark7Hero Featured By Owner May 25, 2013
no one expects the spanish inquisition :iconspanishinquisition:
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:iconshadericter:
ShadeRicter Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2010
loo this seems bad and I know that people like this normally are, but I have a feeling this will turn out well somehow
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:iconheartgear:
HeartGear Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
It does ^^
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sissyfox289 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2010
dame this comic whent darkquick it was cute and funny then sudden date rape.
while i have loved the comic it just kinda cught me off guard with the whole sipping a miky and all. but still like the comic and wished it would cuntine.
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:iconheartgear:
HeartGear Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
I've been told that before. To be fair, it's a pretty serious issue and I had posted some serious comics previous (The arc dealing with the psychologist, Noah's troubles at schools, etc.), but it was certainly MUCH DARKER than any of the previous. In all honesty, I LIKE that interplay between comedy and tragedy. If you're familiar with Mahoromatic, I felt that was an EXCELLENT series in dealing with mortality and daily life in both comedy and crippling tragedy.
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sissyfox289 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2010
I agree and i wassn't saying i didn't like the sudden show of darkness i was just saying how it relly cught me out of the blue.
I still loved every page of the comic even the darkest points.
sorry if i gave you the wrong idea; being a crossdresser myself I am well aware how quickly you can end up in that very same situation.
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HeartGear Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
I'm glad of that ^_^ Thanks for reading.
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sissyfox289 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010
same though well it is your choice me and a lot of othere would have like to see it cuntine there was a lot more that could have been done but hey its your work and we all love it.
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Icomir Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2010
to be honest I can't quite condemn them for what they're making him choose...While it's wrong to do that to a person AND enforce your morality and views...I dunno :D
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PsychoticGurrl Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2010
I have a friend who is inter-sexed, male, but cross dresses and also makes a very convincing female, he got into something like this a year or so ago.
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:iconheartgear:
HeartGear Featured By Owner May 17, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
I hope your friend is alright '_'
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:iconpsychoticgurrl:
PsychoticGurrl Featured By Owner May 17, 2010
He's fine. Got out unscathed, some of his friends saw him get dragged off.
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:iconheartgear:
HeartGear Featured By Owner May 18, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thank goodness -_-
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ScotchNvl Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Dude NO! Hell no this would NEVER happen with me around!

Oh my god...I'm really getting into this comic...
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:iconheartgear:
HeartGear Featured By Owner May 17, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
*^_^*
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dolphin64575 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
XD you're lucky you're reading it now :) I watched it finish and it was AGONIZING :D
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Razi-Tobias Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2009
GAH! This makes me think of some of the football players at my school. They picked on a gay friend of mine and I was so tempted to beat the living fisnicket out of them until they begged for mercy. Unfortunately I never got the change. :wtf:
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:iconheartgear:
HeartGear Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
I'm glad I've lived a pretty charmed life and was spared any of that garbage. I hope that in the future, that sort of thing will become less and less popular. Though, maybe that's not possible, considering human nature and all.

^^ your sentiment and mine are the same. Mars's too, as I know you've seen.
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:iconrazi-tobias:
Razi-Tobias Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2009
Yes, I really had to agree with Mars on his sentiment. :yum:

And hopefully with enough understanding and people trying to take the time to sit down and understand other people things like that will die down. But unfortunately for now I know a lot of people that aren't willing at all to put forth that effort. It's a cryin shame, because the world could be a lot better if everyone just tried some understanding.
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dolphin64575 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
WHAT? I liked Rex... can I punch him?
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:iconheartgear:
HeartGear Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
You can try, but you might hurt your computer...
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:iconlordomegaz:
LordOmegaZ Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012   Digital Artist
omega (my O.C0: allow me *whips rex* (yeah my guy uses a whip XD)
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:icondolphin64575:
dolphin64575 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
LOL
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verdigris-tsunami Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2009
...

And now your comic has become the first medium ever to literally freeze me in place with fear. I am truly impressed. I'm not sure whether I'm more afraid of continuing or stopping, but I know which I'm going to do.

See you the next time you give me an emotional kick to the stomach (which doubtless will recur).
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:iconheartgear:
HeartGear Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
With any luck. ^^;
(And hard work and planning and emotional involvement)
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:iconmancusio:
Mancusio Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2009
Y'know, the more I think about it, the more feminine Rex's face looks in the last panel.

I know that DEFINITELY isn't what you're going for, but the ironic humour that implies is just too much.
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Ifrit89 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2009
Are we going to see some Yaoi here?~ xD
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:iconmancusio:
Mancusio Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2009
Y'see, there are going to be times when a boy and a girl do something even when they don't feel VEEERY STRONGLY about each other like when having a baby.

It'll be clearer when you're older. :V
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X-67 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2009
I just realized that you have a magical story and an imaginary story going on at the same time. That is so very Calvin and Hobbies of you. I wish Bill Watterson could see this himself.

Sure I want Ribbon to spoil their fun but then it would also spoil your dualality. You must have really thought this out for a long time to be able to pull this off so perfectly. All the while doing excellent drawings and keeping everyone is suspense.

I am doubly looking forward to the next episodes now. Have you thought how Ribbon will have to explain himself after Noah is alone with him?
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MarioMaestro Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2009
Dirty, low-life, stinking, hoaching...

Jack: Aye, we've geied him that.
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jaimehlers Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2009
Somehow, I get the feeling that Rex is not nearly as self-possessed as he seems to be. If he were, a guy who can convincingly dress up as a girl wouldn't bother him. I suspect that this is actually him acting to exorcise his own demons, and Noah just happens to be the target this time.

That being said, I think it's possible for Noah to save himself from either fate, so long as he realizes Rex's vulnerability in time. Like in Ender's Game, when Ender was trapped, naked, in a bathroom and was facing six-on-one odds in a "beating" that would almost certainly have been lethal for him. He managed to play on the ringleader's weaknesses, brought the odds down to as close to even as possible (one-on-one), and defended himself so fiercely and decisively against that one that the other boys were too intimidated to act. It also ended up in the other boy's death, but that's beside the point (if he hadn't, he would probably have died, so it was provable self-defense).
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Neosun7 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2009
I'm not going to lie, HG, I'm scared. Seriously in tears right now. For Noah/el, friends, and myself. I don't know if I'll be able to read the next one. After perhaps.
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:iconheartgear:
HeartGear Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Oh no! Please don't be in tears! I promise the world isn't going to come to an end. o_o
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Neosun7 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2009
Thanks hon, but it still scares me. It's a personal thing, and this just kind of nicked the side of something I don't want to remember. And it's not *THAT*, just incase you were wondering. But still...

I've actually been worried about Noah/elle all day today. Is that odd?
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:iconheartgear:
HeartGear Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
No, it's not odd! It's very sweet. ._. I'm glad you care about him so much! And I promise to be a sensitive as I am able to everyone who this might be a painful remembrance for.
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Neosun7 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2009
^_^ Thanks.
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