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posted July 23rd, 2015, 5:20 pm


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July 23rd, 2015, 5:52 pm

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On a lighter note, last time Aiken saw Vincent, he looked like a different person and had a different name. Even if Aiken does in fact remember "Vivian", it was a long time ago, and a lot has changed.

I've been told stories of this phenomenon where people who are mid/post-transition can encounter old acquaintances/friends/etc and not be recognized at all. It's actually never happened to me though (probably doesn't help that I don't live in the town where I grew up though). Is it weird that I totally want to experience this at least once though? You know, just bump into a old friend from high school or a former co-worker and have them be completely unaware that they already know me. I'd probably tell them because that's just how I am, but to have that initial unawareness, I think would be kind of cool. XD


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July 23rd, 2015, 6:31 pm

Emily (Guest)

Recognition

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Last year, about a month before coming out and going full-time, a friend (call her A) invited me to a show. I figured that noone else would know me there, so I wore a knee-length red dress and low heels. It was the first time I left the house dressed unambiguously feminine.

When I arrived, it turned out someone (P) that we'd known a decade ago was also there. The exchange that followed:

Me: Hi, P!
P: <confused>
A: P, you remember <boyname>, from <place>?
P(to me): Sure, how do you know...Oh! Hi!

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July 23rd, 2015, 7:07 pm

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Good explanation fara =3
congrats on 700 pages ^.^

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July 23rd, 2015, 7:08 pm

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I <3 This Comic!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ! THIS MUCH ( )!!!! its so small because its INFINITE!!!!!

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July 23rd, 2015, 7:09 pm

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Last year I was working a shift on Black Friday- I'd been on hormones for about a year at that point, long enough to have a decent beard- and ran into a previous coworker that I hadn't seen since long before I'd even known that trans was a thing I could be. I then had the surreal and hilarious experience of locking eyes with them from across a crowd and watching their expression change from recognition to confusion to complete dismissal. I never did get the chance to flag him down and explain that no, he was not going crazy.

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July 23rd, 2015, 7:10 pm

Ranger

Heh.

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Vincent would totally be a good match for Fara.

They both have the same tendency to troll. :P

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July 23rd, 2015, 7:44 pm

Arcanist Lupus (Guest)

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I hope that Vincent takes the time to have a short talk with Kellen. If she's at all salvageable, he's the best person to do it. He's objective, knowledgeable, and experienced with dealing with these sorts of problems.

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July 23rd, 2015, 10:17 pm

Microrapter (Guest)

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@Arcanist Lupus: He's also the one who's least likely to try inflicting bodily harm at this point.

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July 23rd, 2015, 11:59 pm

Anon (Guest)

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@Arcanist Lupus: Most importantly, he brings the perspective of a trans person Kellen couldn't possibly give less of a crap about. Kellen's emotions and attachment to "Ryan" get in the way of rationality where Rain is concerned, so maybe Vincent would have an easier time explaining what transgender means without freaking her out.

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July 23rd, 2015, 7:55 pm

Anonymous11243

Vincent

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I'm thinking maybe Vincent could change Kellen's perspective a little... Like, he could walk in and Kellen would think he was a guy. And then he could say "I used to be a girl" and it might change how Kellen feels about the whole thing since she didn't notice.

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July 23rd, 2015, 10:18 pm

Microrapter (Guest)

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@Anonymous11243: I doubt it will be that easy.

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July 24th, 2015, 12:27 am

Quirk (Guest)

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@Anonymous11243: Vincent is a guy. She would be thinking he was cis.

I am giving you the benefit of the doubt that this is what you meant, but please, I mean this sincerely, since you're here and obviously care about the characters, please try a little harder.

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July 23rd, 2015, 8:06 pm

Allie (Guest)

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lol

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July 23rd, 2015, 8:08 pm

Allie (Guest)

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@LittleLynn84: I don't think that's weird. If nothing else, it would be affirmation that you look different, and that can be very positive

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July 23rd, 2015, 8:51 pm

Snow Lilly

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Can NOT wait until he tells Aiken who he is. I so badly want to see Aiken's reaction!

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July 23rd, 2015, 9:01 pm

cathyfan (Guest)

have you seen

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@LittleLynn84: have you seen the movie "come back to the five & dime,jimmy dean"? the characters spend most of the film trying to figure out why a stranger looks so familiar?

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July 23rd, 2015, 9:55 pm

Fairportfan

Whole lotta things i ain't done

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...but i ain't never had too much fun.

http://youtu.be/rI_2E4cYLXw

Vincent is Having Too Much Fun

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July 24th, 2015, 1:23 am

Avaron

not recognized

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I have had at least three of these happen in the last month (also my first month as me so) Just today I stopped to get my check at work and the woman working the counter who has known me for 5+ years and who sees me several times a week went through the checks twice before going ohh your (insert bad name) here. A few weeks ago a guy who frequents a store I work at and who I have waited on many times asked me if I was new. I just stared at him for a few seconds and said, no not really. The most like this situation though was when my aunts brother was visiting them on the 4th and I walked across there lawn and I later learned that he said "she was rude, walked across your yard and didn't even say hi, its like she thinks she lives here" apparently my uncle started his next sentence with "do you know who that was?"

so good but it should not happen so early into things 5 months of hormones that have changed nothing and a new hair cut should not confuse people.

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July 24th, 2015, 2:51 am

Laurie_A

Next Update!

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Will we see Aiken's jaw drop when Vincen tells him who he was in the past? Or will we see Fara consoling Rain while her and Emily give Fara more details about what happened? Tune in right here on SmackJeeves for the continuing adventures of Rain! *music plays - DUN-DUN-DAAAAA!

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July 24th, 2015, 5:01 am

omg (Guest)

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i just now realized the "haircut" Kellan gave Rain looks like a messed up version of Aiken's hair

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