Understanding

posted July 21st, 2015, 3:33 pm


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July 21st, 2015, 3:33 pm

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Despite Kellen's adversity, there's something to be said about letting people have time to dwell on things. Just take Aiken for instance. He's really come a long way. Much to learn still, but even he acknowledges that.

It's always hard to imagine in the moment that someone who wronged you might have an epiphany and realize they were wrong. But it really can and does happen. I've had it happen with a couple aunts, and while my grandmother still won't directly talk to me since coming out, she's eased up enough that I get Christmas cards again (although written out to "Joshalyn", but that's probably as good as I'm going to get with her). And a few of my older queer/trans friends have told me stories of "my ____ didn't talk to me for years, but now we're closer than ever." It's not always going to be the case unfortunately, but it does happen and I do prefer to be optimistic.

Maybe there's hope for Kellen someday. Not today. Probably not tomorrow. Maybe not even this year. But maybe it could happen... someday.

As for the present, I know people are eagerly waiting for the encounter between Fara and Kellen, but that's going to need to wait. Fara is much more concerned about the victim than she is about the guilty party.


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July 21st, 2015, 4:06 pm

Grenartia

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I wonder if Aiken's gonna recognize Vincent at all.

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July 21st, 2015, 6:42 pm

Snow Lilly

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I like the clear had on Fara's shoulders. She really is an amazing aunt. She has her priorities straight in this page.

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July 21st, 2015, 6:53 pm

Red (Guest)

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Gosh this comic makes me so happy!

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July 22nd, 2015, 1:54 am

cathyfan (Guest)

aunt fara's here!

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i feel a "your stronger than you give yourself credit for" speech in the near future for rain.

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July 22nd, 2015, 2:15 am

cathyfan (Guest)

support group

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i'm wondering when we'll see rain attend her 1st group counseling session or support group meeting. i know it helped me to realize i wasn't as alone as i thought was in what i was feeling and experiencing.

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July 22nd, 2015, 3:59 am

Laurie_A

YAY FARA'S HERE

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Glad to see she's ok with Aiken now. Can't wait to see what happens when she sees Rain.

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July 22nd, 2015, 6:13 am

Guest

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I still want to see Kellen get slapped.

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July 22nd, 2015, 7:49 am

RileaSW (Guest)

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Yeah, it makes sense Fara would go to Rain first, after all, that's why she's there. I don't really want to see a confrontation between her and Kellen, at least, not while dealing with Rain's situation.

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August 2nd, 2015, 12:59 pm

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Aiken > Kellen by fair. I wanna smack Kellen upside the head so many times...

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August 12th, 2015, 10:32 pm

TallMist

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To be honest? While I hate what Kellen did and I really hate her guts and I'd love it if she did come to the light and stop being so transphobic... I'd like it more if she didn't. This is a real problem that real transgender people fear and, a lot of times, actually face. This is keeping the comic real and as grounded in reality a slice of life drama-comedy can get. As well as the fact this allows many different types of challenges for the future. Does Kellen ever out Rain? Maybe someone ELSE presses charges against Kellen for Rain? Maybe we see Kellen strike again by invading their apartment and destroying all of Rain's womanly possessions (clothes meant for women, bra padding, hip padding, etc.)? Maybe she convinces Aiken to be transphobic again.
And even if she doesn't come back to the light, even if she doesn't cause any more issues with Rain, she's still a lost family member. And I don't want her to be found again. This is a trial that Rain has to face. Because, up to this point, most of our commonly seen characters are sticking with Rain. Rain needs something like this to realize there will be people who will NEVER accept you for who you are, even if you're family. It's the harsh, cold reality of it. I HATE that it's reality. I wish it weren't so. But it is. And this creates development for a character: Both IRL and in fiction.

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