Alternate page title: "How to Piss Off All of Your Guests in Three Minutes or Less" by Kellen Flaherty. Probably can't fit that though. XD
Originally these were going to be two separate updates. I really wanted them to be, but on my last read before posting, I didn't feel like the first page made a lot of sense without the second one. So, there you go. Two two-pagers in a row.
How do we think this is going so far? Better or worse than expected? Has your opinion of either sibling or the overall situation changed since the last update?
Either way, the weekend's just getting started.
Rain, all characters and all other aspects of the story are copyright material belonging to me.
Also, I've said this before, but I'm trying to raise money for SRS, and I'm still struggling with it. If you can help, it would be most welcome. If not, don’t worry about it. I totally understand (you don't need to feel bad or apologize if you can’t).
Aiken is doing ok for now, but Kellen? Can't say I really think this will end up well..
Oh man this would be so exhausting. I really hope she's not like this for the whole weekend
Honestly Kellen? Come on. I was hoping that you'd do better than this. I think I even started a flame war on the last page because of it.
Still, with family stuff like this, having at least one family member willing to listen to you can make all the difference in the long run. As for this weekend, I cant say I have high hopes about it ending well.
I gotta say though, I'm liking Aiken so far. He's definitely come a long way since christmas.
@april_plus_june: WHY IS THERE NO LIKE BUTTON FOR THIS????? seriously though, i completely agree with you.
I have been reading this comic almost since its inception, but somehow I've just lurked and never commented.
Until now. Because this is the most darkly funny page of just about any comic I've ever read. I've got to say the irony and awkwardness that Kellen emits given the context is incredible. Every single one of her lines is perfect.
I feel bad for Rain, of course, but... I just can't help but laugh my head off right now.
Usually, I read this comic for the conversation it generates [the style just isn't my taste, but the topics are spot on].
Today, though.....THAT IS TOTALLY HOW PEOPLE.
Seriously. This is a perfect little window into humanity for some people <3
Aiken seems to have tentatively removed his head from his ass. Kellen....I refrain from passing judgment on. She just doesn't get it, and she hasn't really been given the chance to learn, yet. If she's still being willfully oblivious by the end of the trip, my opinion may become more colorful....
Kellan has had time to do some research, since Aiken told her about Rain after Christmas. That is plenty of time to do some internet research
There's a difference between reading a bunch of stuff online and applying it to your kid sister. Is she handling it poorly? Hell yeah. But I don't think that needs to be indicative of how she'll be handling it after spending some time with Rain.
yay a dubbel page on my bday
More like how to lose a sibling in less than ten seconds.
Gosh, I love Emily so much. She has definitely become my favorite character.
i really don't like Kellen right now
I hate to say it, but I can see why Kellen's doing this. She's so deep in denial that this seems the only solution: ignore the 'problem', and it'll go away.
Aiken tried that as well. It didn't work, and never COULD work. And then he realised that might be the case and is at least trying to be nice and learn. Flip of the coin whether Kellen changes over time...but I'm more interested in Aiken. Is he going to stand up for Rain, or try compromising between the two? Either way has the potential to go rather badly wrong.
Ugh, Kellen, really? I thought you wanted to try. :/ An awkward accident is one thing, but this is getting ridiculous.
I just realized that both Kellen and Emily are Chase's exes, Kellen his ex-fiancee, and Emily the teenager he left her for, whose now pregnant.
Won't that be a "fun" conversation if the topic ever comes up.
And here I am, a trans woman who doesn't intend on getting SRS feeling just a little awkward about Emily's "Rain's? Of course not. What kind of silly question is that?" I think I'm definitely in the minority of the minority, though.
@Xeviat: I imagine it was just something quick to interject with upon hearing her start to say "Ryan"
Worse than expected, but not by much.
I really do not like where this is going! I have NO respect for either Aiken or Kellen and I think Rain and Emily should leave, as I can not stand someone who seems to be narrow minded...
Oh god kellen, I thought the last page was just a slip of the tounge but this...this is a train wreck. what on earth are you doing Kellen!?! It's really not that hard to accept that your "little brother" is actually a woman. I mean Aiken is doing much better and he's an ass.
@SaviourInDistress: I so agree with you, mainly because Kellen refuses to call Rain by her name and HER pronouns, as well as harass Emily about her pregnancy which is, frankly none of Kellen's business... Aiken is playing along with it too because Kellen sees it to be okay to belittle her!
Yet unfortunately this reaction doesn't surprise me at all. No matter how much I really wish it did.
Kellen seems a bit more determined to make sure Rain realises that she's a 'boy' and stops this 'silly trans thing'.
Hopefully I'm wrong, but that's what it feels a bit like.
Still Aiken, keep trying. I was actually happy to see him at least attempting to make up for totally ruining Rain's Christmas, and trying to accept her more.
As a cis person, I know I don't know everything about being trans, and probably mess up quite a lot too, (though hopefully less than I might have before I had the pleasure of discovering this comic.)
For me, I've always tried to use the right name and pronouns for the two trans women I had met before reading this comic, and I'd never really thought much further than that. I hadn't thought about how important it was for that person to hear that.
However, recently I've discovered that there are plenty of people who either deny the existence of trans folk (This took me back and left me in a state of shock), or who are adamant on using what they see as 'the right pronouns'.
It was painful for me (So I can imagine it being about 100 times worse for someone who is trans), which spurred me into correcting EVER single time they said the wrong pronoun or name (a bit like what Emily did here). I was left unable to believe what just happened...had actually happened.
Two things I like about this page: Emily's responses and the alternate title. Kellen can kiss my behind.
Uggghhh! I can't help but cringe every time Kellen says "Ryan" or "him". It reminds me of how I usually go months and months with all of my friends, colleagues, teachers, and random strangers calling me her on a regular basis, then all I have to do is visit my mother's house and my stepfather says "he". It's like a little mind-bomb goes off and wreaks havoc in my brain, or as if a really HUGE step backwards had just been taken.
Can we still send the characters of the story mail?
I will cut a bitch.
Dear Kellen: I will cut you so bad, you no wish I cut you so bad.
Emily's a total boss at this! I love Maria but I don't think she would have had the tact that Emily's showing, and Gavin wouldn't have the forcefulness or support. I've always been kinda iffy on Emily, (I guess, like Maria, I have a hard time forgiving and accepting that people change), but Emily just jumped to the top of my favourites list. I love how she's being tactful and at the same time not taking their (Kellen's) shit.
Wow, that's extremely mean; she's not even trying.
I don't have good feeling about Kellen.
"As opposed to what? A robot girl?"
Still love that comeback ^_^
I like the friendly way in which Aiken calls Emily 'a bit of a character' at the end. Much dislike Kellen's look there.
I'm giving Kellen the benefit of the doubt and just say that she's just getting used to Rain being a girl.