I know. Kind of an intense way to start the chapter.
But what can we take from this? We never had a straight answer on Kellen's opinion of Rain. Is it better than Aiken's or worse? And what about Aiken now? Is he really okay with Rain now, or are things still potentially messy there?
And most importantly: what about Rain herself? Even if they were apologetic and being totally accepting, would Rain be so willing to let them back into her life so soon? If her siblings do as the cookie suggests, how well do you think things would go right now?
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I think that rains sister may have previous "bad blood" making her reproachfull but aiken though he may never understand his new found sister will attempt to accept her...as for rains reaction I think she would be joyfully then wary then a bit confused/upset and/or angry.
he seems to be trying . hopefully rain can work things out with aiken and kellen
Um...is Aiken not supposed to have eyes...?
honestly they kinda remind me of my siblings when I come out. My older sister really didn't understand it and my brother was very harsh/cruel when I told him. Five years later he's my biggest support and my sister finally gets it now admitting to not understanding but little by little she even calls me her brother. So while I get pissed at how they talk about Rain and Jessica I remember my own siblings. They do love their younger sibling they just don't understand being trans
@LittleLynn84: I noticed Aiken's eyes are missing when ever you've drawn him from the front. Is this intentional or not? I could see it as them just being closed but you don't see him with closed eyes any where else in the pages.
Also: beautiful opening to the chapter reminding us of the over-arching family conflict that has been part of the story since Fara first lied to Kellen about what was going on.
I didn't really expect Aiken would be so.. willing to try and 'accept' (I'm not sure this really count as accepting) Rain. Kellen, on the other hand, doesn't seem wlling to accept her...
I'm glad that we're seeing why they're being so resistant to Rain's identity rather than being "We're just prejudiced jerks because the story needs conflict!" Good job, Lynn ^-^
Also, for those wondering why Aiken's eyes are missing, I believe that is meant to show his head is down
His eyes are closed in those frames guys.
I felt a wave of happiness when I saw the last frame of his acceptance, and using the right pronoun. I'm still struggling to get my parents to use the right pronoun and name. I have a lot of breakdowns cause of it.
I was wondering how much srs costs? I've only been on hormones but a few months but i want it as soon as possible.
All things considered I think Kellen's taking this slightly better than Aiken did at least so far
Seeing as of how he is style calling her Ryan, this will be hard for all of them, I hope for the best, I am tearing up over the possibility of a bad family interaction.
I think that's a big part of why transexuality is hard to accept in general; it feels almost like the person you knew is gone, replaced by a different one.
At the end of the day, gender is the first piece of 'identity' we're given. Long before people can tell how smart we are, or sporty, or attractive or ANYTHING else, they judge us on our gender.
My mum used to work in a nusery. A TWO YEAR OLD boy got yelled at by his dad for trying on a princess dress they had in the dress up box.
You have gender divisions in toys, books, tv programmes, sports, clothes...
It's not right, none of it's right, but it does give a little perspective into why people react so badly.
I'm wondering if "Dad" will be mentioned anymore.
He's finally at least TRYING to accept it!
Feels. Just today at lunch I heard a coworker talking about how her niece came to her, complaining about how her son wanted to sign up for gymnastics. And she kept trying to tell her son 'NO, you can't, only girls take gymnastics!' The boy wanted gymnastics or nothing. And so she came to her aunt, my coworker.
She was pissed at her niece for her response. "If he wants to do gymnastics, let him go out for it! It doesn't matter what gender he is, if he wants to, let him!"
I was both upset at her niece and happy for my coworker. End result of the whole argument, apparently, was her niece reluctantly signing up her son for gymnastics. And he was so happy he did a week of chores in two days without being asked. He's SEVEN.
I'm hoping things get better there. And here as well. The first acceptance, I think, is usually a reluctant one. But kind of like with pools, once you're in and you're accustomed to it, you start to wonder why you were afraid.
@LittleLynn84: I know it shouldn't really be necessary given the fact that everyone recognises Aiken and remembers how he's acted so far in the comic, but this page could do with a trigger warning for all the actively malicious misgendering, and maybe a summary so people can skip it if necessary
On the positive side, I'm pleased to see Aiken starting to change :)
I always figured gymnastics was a unisex sport coz there where all ways plenty of guys when I went.
Oh, it's messy alright. But I have hope for things to get better.
If I had to make a guess here, it feels like the sister is busy playing Switzerland to the whole affair
to a broader put her on the spot. She was trying not to take aside. Especially which you know how she felt
until he pushed her into it. She is against it. But you got for either. She just doesn't know where I stand
I guess that's a start
After that last frame, I literally squealed for over a minute. I'm serious! I'm glad nobody else is asleep, or they'd have heard it for sure and ran in here afraid my bunk-bed had fallen on top of me and a sock had somehow found it's way into my mouth at the same time, turning my screams for help into inarticulate squealing.
On one hand I don't want to see Aiken again, and Kellen seems to be just as bad, but on the other hand I suppose it's a good thing he's going to try to be accepting. Emphasis on 'try', he's not out of the doghouse yet for a long time. Then again, that might mean Aiken and Jessica getting together again eventually, which I'm also not really fond of.
PLEEEEASE, ACCEPT IT, AIKEN AND KELLEN!!!! OMG PLEASE!!!
The last line Kellen's first text balloon is just so... urgh...
I mean, I'm fairly sure Aiken has been using feminine pronouns when talking about Jessica, and after seeing her for a few chapters as she was interacting with Rain.
But yeah, it's not like there is any need to say how awful that line was ^_^"
It seems while Aiken was aggresive about the topic, Kellen just wants to put things below the carpet and pretend they aren't happening. At least Aiken is trying, but it would be interesting to see Kellen's reaction to seeing Rain.