• http://twitter.com/PoppyMaisie Maisie

    Adrian looks so sad! I love it!

  • Yu

    Aww, poor Adrian.

  • Jill

    oh, adrian… i just want to scoop him up and put him in my pocket…
    his parents sure know how to put him on a guilt-trip out of the ordinary

  • Adri

    I know this feeling. I’m a theater student and my parents could care less and think it’s a waste of time. But they have the decency to /act/ like they care. What’s more my name is Adrianna…. my sister is constantly following me around going “Hey Adrian, Hey Adrian” because that’s what my family calls me. /regrets showing her the comic/

  • Milanopiano

    Oh no D:

  • twinphoenix

    Augh, and you just have to be a good honest individual and tell them the truth. :x Dammit.

    • nanana

      I know right? Just tell them you are studying haha

  • Lilithin

    is it just me or is his mother more upset than his dad? his dad’s face seems more like an, “oh that thing again” and slightly disappointed, but his mother’s face is like “goodness, that useless nonsense again? hmph” or something.
    or maybe it’s just their different ways of expressing the same emotions on their face.


    Way to go Mr and Mrs H… you guys really know how to make your child feel comfortable in his own skin. Not saying that they are bad parents or anything along those lines, but when parents make those curt, awkward remarks you just know they are trying to repress their inner grief in you falling short of their hopes and dreams. That last panel speaks volumes to me~ ah, the memories.

    This just makes me want to see what Carter’s parents are like more than ever now!

  • http://ventadorn.tumblr.com/ Ventadorn

    I think his parents’ reaction is fairly mild considering the last theater group Adrian was in staged a sit-in and he almost got expelled.

  • Ambler

    Oh god this is so sad but also just like ???

  • Niddle

    Oh this page looks so beautiful: I like the pastels colors and the backgrounds (you have my respect for these little patterns on the wallpaper ) But Adrian’s expression say it all, these awkward moments that you can only share with family… : / I wish I could cheer him up ;_;

  • booklover320

    Poor Adrian! He needs to have a smile put back on that sweet face of his!

  • Icie

    poor adrian D:

    bUT IM SUPER exicited to see adrian alone with carter on the truck

    that should be deliciously awkward u.u



    • Cameron Chan

      Just saying, as much as I agree with you, your name suddenly suits you very well xD

  • clokinz

    Oh God….the disapproving looks and that curt tone…. know it all too well, being the only artist born to a business oriented family……oh the nostalgic feelings of parental disappointment.

    • Cameron Chan

      so true.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001805797642 Karen Garrido

    DDD: .. típico D| !

  • choco

    youre so good at writing awkward situations omg

  • Seimein

    Okay. I don’t like his non-supportive parents.
    I bet they don’t even bother to come at his representations.

  • Xio Henriquez

    I seriously hate he parents its like they dont notice what he really loves to do other than video games

  • Ace

    I agree with the others the parents are such bitches

  • Caprine

    BABE NO DON’T BE SAD. It is really shitty of his parents to just impose their will on him like that but I also get the feeling that they really do love him they just don’t approve of theatre and stuff, i wonder if he’s even out to them yet. It’s shitty of them not to support him.

  • Tarah Stylinson

    And with just two pages: I hate Adrian’s parents.

    • http://nerdypencil.tumblr.com/ NerdyPencil

      this makes 2 of us

  • cariboucat

    There’s a lot more to this, by the way. If you read “Spring in December” under the “Extras” tab, it explains a few reasons why Adrian’s parents are so averse to his participation in theater.

  • Al

    The story of pretty much EVERY theatre major -_-

  • Auntie-Aku

    Huh. Having now read all the short stories in the extras, this scene goes so much deeper. It almost breaks my heart. I can understand his parents feelings in a way too. Not the homophobia, not trying to push your gay son into a straight relationship, but I can see why they might feel uneasy about the theatre.

  • Kyouki Theonewhostoleyoursoul

    Just love your son for whO HE IS DAMMIT

  • ieatyaoiforbreakfast

    Honestly, I dislike his parents a little less now that I read Spring in December. I mean, they’re still unbelievably dull and could be a little more understanding but yeah, when I first read this I thought they were just all bitchy because he was a boy in theater. Trying too coerce your gay son into a straight relationship is a big nono though, so fuck you Adrian’s parents.

    Really happy I read Spring in December, everyone else should read it too, it explains everything that happened with David and Adrian.

  • Phantom Cat

    Well, guess they’re haters on drama.

  • levisbaex

    omg he looks like he doesn’t have such good relationship with his parents

    flying away from sadness SAVE HIM


    *flies in and grabs Adrian* BE GONE AWKWARD DINNER TABLE CONVO

  • Ru

    GUISSSE! Theatre/drama is a way awesome thing to have on your resume. It shows you’re confident and can work together with other peoplessssss(a little unlike Creepy Carter)!

  • Eleanor Burrows

    Awwwww. It looks like the Parental Units (PU) don’t like the theatre.

  • Mint

    actually musical theatre is really good for a college resume
    colleges love when kids are unique and one of a kind and stuff