Emily's logic: sound or no?
Rain's predicament: phone or no?
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PHONE, RAIN, PHONE. *hopes Aiken will apologize*
My opinion: Rain should take the phone. Hopefully, Aiken wants to apologize.
And I think Emily's logic makes sense.
Am I the only one who thinks Emily will take it badly when she finds out she has told Rain so much stuff, and Rain hasn't told her anything? Just a prediction.
emily's reasoning depends on the circumstances. If she starts a relationship in such a way that it's built entirely on emotional connections with someone who is willing to be supportive and who generally shuns the physical aspect of dating, it could work *coughemiriaincough*. As for the phone, I'd say do it. Even if it goes poorly, it's better to try and fail at fixing the situation with her family than to not try at all and regret it later on.
@LittleLynn84: Emily's logic is perfectly sound, but doesn't apply to everyone. As for Rain 's dilemma, I'd probably be hesitant to accept the call but eventually accept it and (assuming he was ready to apologise, listen and change his behaviour) be better off for it - but not everyone would be better off for giving someone who's betrayed them in that way a second chance no matter how sincere they are, and there's certainly no obligation to do so. There's no wrong way to deal with someone who has emotional power over you being a bigot, and other than violence there's no wrong way to deal with a breakup or with pregnancy and impending parenthood either. It's all subjective.
@Canageek: I think Emily will understand Rain's reluctance to tell her when she finds out
I think that Emily's logic makes sense. Even if it wasn't a rebound issue, I think that the best kind of support for her in this circumstance is friend support. I think that if she were to date she would have a lot of feelings of obligation for many people, and that would end up not being healthy.
I don't think anybody should feel obligated to get into a relationship or get pushed into dating someone. Any reason is a sound reason for wanting to say no/feeling uncomfortable. If Emily thinks it should wait, that's her call. If she feels more comfortable later, she can always changer her mind then.
Emily = right.
I also think that if Rain is going to talk to her brother, it should be when her friends are around to comfort her afterwards if need be. That could be now or later, whatever she's comfy with!
Also, seeing as how Emily's standing right there, there's the possibility that Rain would accidentally out herself when talking to her brother. Sooo yeah, if she's okay with that, then sure, talk to him. If not, then fuck it, hang up.
Part of me wants her to take it and see him try to accept her, if that is indeed what he is calling about. (He said he wanted to try earlier. Will he be successful?) But part of me also wants her to refuse the call and see Aiken's reaction to being refused.
On a side note, I just today fully came to terms with being (MAAB) genderfluid, and I really really really wish Rain were real because I LOVE her hair. Wish I could style mine like that. Oh well, a girl can dream.
Edit: Okay, I was reading through the whole comic again (yes, the whole thing) and I just got to #326. I've decided I want Rain to take the call, because Aiken may have been a jerk, but he was a misguided jerk. He made a REALLY bad move (calling attention to genitalia) and I think he deserved to be slapped by Fara, but I think maybe it could have been handled a little better. Aiken simply isn't aware of the difference between anatomical sex and gender. Maybe he'll be capable of understanding the difference, maybe he won't, but nobody really tried to explain it to him. I think Rain should take the call.
I really hope that was coherent. I made this edit at 2:24 AM exactly. I think this comic removed what was left of my life :P
@Thisismyfavoritewebcomicnow: I know what you mean. This is the third night in a row that I don't go to bed before 1:00 -_-ðŸ’¤
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Definitely take it. Rain's the type to obsess over things; this has been demonstrated to us consistently throughout the comic.
Her 'little sis' avatar was a neat and touching confirmation that she still longs for her siblings approval.
Add those two facts together, you get that a) she will end up deeply regretting it if she doesn't take the call. She might end up regretting it anyway, but she definitely will if she doesn't. B) At some point in her life she is going to want to reach out to her siblings. Now, if they weren't reaching out to her then the best thing to do would be to wait until she is a little more secure in her identity, until she's no longer "one uncontrollable body function away from depression". But if they reach out to her and she rejects them, that will make it harder for her to connect with them in the future.
Sound logic from Emily. Pity about that Ky×Emily ship though..
And has Fara been listening in on this conversation all along? I recall Fara identifying as bi. Was that just an oversight or simply not being up to date on terminology?