History YMMV / DumbingOfAge

24th Aug '16 5:47:29 AM NonoRobot
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** Becky tends to shrug off any [[http://www.dumbingofage.com/2015/comic/book-6/01-to-those-whod-ground-me/unlimited/ moments of sadness easily]]. Whether it's genuine or she's just good at hiding her pain has yet to be seen.

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** Becky tends to shrug off any [[http://www.dumbingofage.com/2015/comic/book-6/01-to-those-whod-ground-me/unlimited/ moments of sadness easily]]. Whether it's genuine or she's just good at hiding In general, Becky would rather hide her pain has yet than let people know she is hurting. She does that both with her dad (as a defense mecanism) and Joyce (mostly because she doesn't want to be seen.make her sad). Every now and then, though, her facade breaks.
8th Aug '16 9:54:10 AM hullflyer
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** Adding on to Sal, when we get a glimpse into the past and [[http://www.dumbingofage.com/2013/comic/book-4/01-the-only-dope-for-me-is-you/same/ see her robbery]], it's entirely [[http://www.dumbingofage.com/2013/comic/book-4/01-the-only-dope-for-me-is-you/weirdo/ through Amber's perspective]] and the comic exclusively focusses on her trauma, only bringing up the robbery when she is experiencing mental distress. We never get shown the lead up to the hold up, what motivated the idea or how her parents reacted to it. We don't even get any insight into how [[http://www.dumbingofage.com/2014/comic/book-4/01-the-only-dope-for-me-is-you/hostage/ Ethan handled having a knife against his throat]], which was shown to be sharp enough to [[http://www.dumbingofage.com/2014/comic/book-4/01-the-only-dope-for-me-is-you/down/ stab through Sal's hand]].

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** Adding on to Sal, when we get a glimpse into the past and [[http://www.dumbingofage.com/2013/comic/book-4/01-the-only-dope-for-me-is-you/same/ see her robbery]], it's entirely [[http://www.dumbingofage.com/2013/comic/book-4/01-the-only-dope-for-me-is-you/weirdo/ through Amber's perspective]] and the comic exclusively focusses focuses on her trauma, only bringing up the robbery when she is experiencing mental distress. We never get shown the lead up to the hold up, what motivated the idea or how her parents reacted to it. We don't even get any insight into how [[http://www.dumbingofage.com/2014/comic/book-4/01-the-only-dope-for-me-is-you/hostage/ Ethan handled having a knife against his throat]], which was shown to be sharp enough to [[http://www.dumbingofage.com/2014/comic/book-4/01-the-only-dope-for-me-is-you/down/ stab through Sal's hand]].
8th Aug '16 9:46:17 AM hullflyer
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* BrokenAesop: The story arcs focussing on how people facing social prejudice (Be it race, homophobia or transphobia) can ring a little hollow when you realise how little the comic focusses on the people experiencing the prejudice directly and more [[http://www.dumbingofage.com/2016/comic/book-6/03-when-god-closes-the-door/settledown/ on a white]] ([[http://www.dumbingofage.com/2016/comic/book-6/03-when-god-closes-the-door/ginger/ Or whiter]]) character reacting to said issue. More details below in the TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot entry.

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* BrokenAesop: The story arcs focussing focusing on how people facing social prejudice (Be it race, homophobia or transphobia) can ring a little hollow when you realise realize how little the comic focusses focuses on the people experiencing the prejudice directly and more [[http://www.dumbingofage.com/2016/comic/book-6/03-when-god-closes-the-door/settledown/ on a white]] ([[http://www.dumbingofage.com/2016/comic/book-6/03-when-god-closes-the-door/ginger/ Or or whiter]]) character reacting to said issue. More details below in the TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot entry.
2nd Aug '16 2:26:47 PM Mr.Badguy
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** Carla: A girl who pushes back on a world that is always pushing on her or a bully who uses her LGBTQ status as a get-out-of-jail-free card.



* UnintentionallySympathetic: Mary, at least in the beginning of her feud with Carla, were many fans felt that Carla was being a bully. Even after misgendering Carla as an insult some fans felt that while not justified if Carla wasn't willing to take blows, even low ones, she shouldn't purposely piss people off who weren't bothering her and as many comments put it, "Just wanted to study in peace." Fans would mention this so much that Willis contemplated making it impossible to say it in the comment section.
1st Aug '16 6:36:44 AM TheLaughingFist
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** Carla: A girl who pushes back on a world that is always pushing on her or a bully who uses her LGBTQ status as a get-out-of-jail-free card.



** Carla: A girl who pushes back on a world that is always pushing on her or a bully who uses her LGBTQ status as a get-out-of-jail-free card.
31st Jul '16 9:32:34 PM TheLaughingFist
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** Carla: A girl who pushes back on a world that is always pushing on her or a bully who uses her LGBTQ status as a get-out-of-jail-free card.
31st Jul '16 9:24:42 PM TheLaughingFist
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* UnintentionallySympathetic: Mary, at least in the beginning of her feud with Carla, were many fans felt that Carla was being a bully. Even after misgendering Carla as an insult some fans felt that while not justified if Carla wasn't willing to take blows, even low ones, she shouldn't purposely piss people off who weren't bothering her and as many comments put it, "Just wanted to study in peace." Fans would mention this so much that Willis contemplated making it impossible to say it in the comment section.
17th Jul '16 3:37:55 AM dmh3000
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* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodCharacter: [[spoiler: Jocelyne]], is a ftm trans character who has not come out to her parents and has not done any transitioning or attempted passing in the main comic, something very rarely seen in media. Unfortunately, due to having already graduated, she's never in the main comic and her status as trans is never explored.

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* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodCharacter: [[spoiler: Jocelyne]], is a ftm mtf trans character who has not come out to her parents family and has not done any transitioning or attempted passing in the main comic, something very rarely seen in media. Unfortunately, due to having already graduated, she's never rarely in the main comic and her status as trans is never explored.
16th Jul '16 2:41:32 AM dmh3000
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* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodCharacter: [[spoiler: Jocelyne]], is a ftm trans character who has not come out to her parents and has not done any transitioning or attempted passing in the main comic, something very rarely seen in media. Unfortunately, due to having already graduated, she's never in the main comic and her status as trans is never explored.
13th Jul '16 11:01:23 PM Wackd
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** After his fiasco during Parent Day, Joyce's father Hank quickly won back the crowd later on when [[http://www.dumbingofage.com/2016/comic/book-6/02-that-perfect-girl/humility/ He immediately accepted Becky's status as a lesbian, even if he doesn't quite understand it.]]

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** After his fiasco during Parent Day, Joyce's father Hank quickly won back the crowd later on when [[http://www.dumbingofage.com/2016/comic/book-6/02-that-perfect-girl/humility/ He he immediately accepted Becky's status as a lesbian, even if he doesn't quite understand it.]]
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