Comic 1469 - It's a Funny Story

11th Feb 2022, 9:48 AM in Ch. 44 - And When the Rain Clears...
It's a Funny Story
Average Rating: 5 (15 votes)
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Jocelyn 11th Feb 2022, 9:48 AM edit delete
So wait, is that actually how it went down for Kellen and Heather or not? Eh, probably not. But it sounds like they've been keeping things between mostly just themselves (for a long time!). Outside of Aiken "catching them being cute" - and now Rain being told - I wonder how many people actually know about this yet. Maybe Kellen will actually divulge what really happened herself... if she ever stops being so bashful about it. XD

And then Rain's finally addressing the elephant in the room on the second page here (without specifically addressing it). It's been six years, and she has intentionally kept her hair short by her own will. And yet, Rain still has some feelings regarding what happened between them back then; I think that's natural. A betrayal of trust absolutely occurred, and Rain has every right (and intention, it seems) of making sure her sister doesn't forget it.

But that doesn't change the fact Rain wants to move past it, and that she is genuinely excited for Kellen. This is sweet news, after all! It turns out we're allowed to have more than one feeling about people and things. We can be excited and critical at the same time!

Then there's Rain's ring, which people have been noticing asking about since the chapter began...

...Aaaanyway, I hope you liked the pages, and I'll see you next week. XD

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Rue 11th Feb 2022, 9:58 AM edit delete reply
Emily 11th Feb 2022, 10:01 AM edit delete reply
No! No scene cut! Tell us about it now! Grrrr
Tesset 11th Feb 2022, 10:11 AM edit delete reply
It was even a 2-parter to set up the cliffhanger! How cruel can you be D: lol
Alaris 11th Feb 2022, 10:25 AM edit delete reply
I'd bet a shiny nickel that we cut to another group on Monday.

It was adorable to see Kellen so bashful about her relationship with Heather, though. Worth the wait.
Sessy 11th Feb 2022, 12:16 PM edit delete reply
I'll see your shiny nickle and raise you a polished quarter
Nick 11th Feb 2022, 2:17 PM edit delete reply
I'll see your polished quarter and raise you a creaseless dollar
Sami 14th Feb 2022, 12:15 PM edit delete reply
I don't know who's getting what, but you were all correct, apparently. Sigh...
Tanny 11th Feb 2022, 10:06 AM edit delete reply
Jocelyn, you are a master of tormenting me.

I bet Monday's page is going to be a cutaway to someone else, too. Just to mess with us. XD you torture us with cuteness.
Vikki McD 11th Feb 2022, 3:41 PM edit delete reply
Well, she's straight-up said she's going to be alternating weeks between [Rain/Aiken/Kellen] and [other people], so, yeah...
Aeryn 11th Feb 2022, 10:06 AM edit delete reply
Heh... love the vengeful Rain face. :3
Arkfall 11th Feb 2022, 10:09 AM edit delete reply
I kinda want to know more about their relationship, not going to lie. They seem pretty cute as a couple
J 11th Feb 2022, 10:17 AM edit delete reply
I had a flashback to page 7 “Aunt Fara.” Rain’s angry stare reminded me of Fara’s. Also how she goes from angry to happy in an instant.
Jocelyn 11th Feb 2022, 10:50 AM edit delete reply

Just Bryer things. It runs in the family. XD
TK-Dragon 11th Feb 2022, 10:18 AM edit delete reply
I bet that ring when we get a close up is gonna be like from an anime or manga and this whole time was just to make people think that Rain and Emily were married.
Leah 11th Feb 2022, 3:34 PM edit delete reply
Hee. Kaminari merch and Emily bought it for Rain's birthday? :D
Tokuben 11th Feb 2022, 10:19 AM edit delete reply
Well, that's a way you can start a relationship. Also finally someone noticed the ring!
ValeryGraciela 11th Feb 2022, 10:19 AM edit delete reply
On the one hand, I really like this development for Kellen, and I'm feeling so in love with her being all so cute and shy about it. But ye. Rain is right about not being able to forgive and forget everything, but it's a really nice thing for Rain to wish her well. I don't know if I'd be able to do that.

On the other hand, NNOOOOOOO! Scene change! And knowing the chapter flow, we'll know about Rain's ring on Feb 21th 😭
Maddie 11th Feb 2022, 10:41 AM edit delete reply
I think it's very telling that even while super flustered, Kellen uses the correct pronouns for Rain. Real, internalized growth!
LadyAnastasia 11th Feb 2022, 10:41 AM edit delete reply
I'm glad that Rain isn't just ignoring what Kellen has done.
Draca 11th Feb 2022, 12:57 PM edit delete reply
You know the funny part is, if Kellen had never cut her hair, Rain probably never would have found out how much she likes having short hair. It's a fashion she's consistently used for 6 years now... >.>
Vikki McD 11th Feb 2022, 3:50 PM edit delete reply
Granted, it's still considerably longer than it was immediately-post-incident.
Cinspawn 11th Feb 2022, 11:20 AM edit delete reply
Hahaha I love the three panels after the horizontal line! Great expressions and vibe :D
bgb16999 11th Feb 2022, 11:39 AM edit delete reply
Weekend cliffhanger that will probably cut to another character!
Zophah 11th Feb 2022, 12:20 PM edit delete reply
What was that trope called? ‘Fight fight kiss’?
Vikki McD 11th Feb 2022, 3:44 PM edit delete reply
"Slap-Slap-Kiss", I believe.
BethofDeath 11th Feb 2022, 3:58 PM edit delete reply
It's Slap Slap Kiss, and is an unhealthy relationship dynamic.
Nibelung 11th Feb 2022, 4:21 PM edit delete reply
Slap-Slap-Kiss on TV Tropes, actually. But close enough that the search caught it.
Absentia 11th Feb 2022, 12:26 PM edit delete reply
so... beyond Kellen being ABSOLUTELY ADORABLE about her and Heather's relationship, its worth noting that she's been using the right pronouns for Rain this entire time. i really do think she's grown and changed.

and i'm sure Heather probably helped with that.
Mio 11th Feb 2022, 12:31 PM edit delete reply
If Rain is in a poly relationship I’m either way too behind in the times OR the times are way ahead of me,

I just feel like that’s a lifestyle that I typically don’t associate LGBT with. It’s different, somehow.

Don’t know why this came to mind, but just did.
j-eagle12212012 11th Feb 2022, 3:05 PM edit delete reply
You'd be surprised how many Trans people are also Poly
I know at least several personally
Besides myself and my partner 😉
random guest 12th Feb 2022, 7:29 AM edit delete reply
I mean it might very well be different from what you recall, but LGBTQ+ spaces have a huge number of poly people in them currently. Obviously they aren’t fully over lapping communities, but they overlap quite a bit.
Jenn 11th Feb 2022, 12:43 PM edit delete reply
Nooooooo don't tell me the ring isn't a wedding/engagement ring between Rain and Emily 😭
Vessyra 11th Feb 2022, 1:26 PM edit delete reply
When I first saw that this was a two-pager, my first thought was, "Yay, we're going to get a second page with Kellen detailing how she and Heather got together. Given how we've cut away every other week, I was starting to worry we might have a cliffhanger!".
Emma 11th Feb 2022, 2:27 PM edit delete reply
EEEEE Kellen's so cute. And the second panel with Kellen and Heather in it is adorable (the one where their both blushing) I can't wait for another page Monday!
K 11th Feb 2022, 2:34 PM edit delete reply
Well Ky did first describe Heather as a "two beer queer" if I remember correctly, so I wouldn't be surprised if that's how things started between her and Kellen. Glad she's embraced her attraction to women now!
Phrown 11th Feb 2022, 3:03 PM edit delete reply
Last we saw Heather she said Kellan was a lot like her. So Aiken’s maybe onto something there.

And panel 4 should be the cover image for a page on tvtropes. Probably “Belligerent Sexual Tension”.
Azrael 11th Feb 2022, 3:49 PM edit delete reply
Kellen: "Aaarrgh..."
*Bottom noises*
Chloe 11th Feb 2022, 8:04 PM edit delete reply
Did Heather always have brown hair, or is that only in Aiken's memory?
Jocelyn 11th Feb 2022, 8:12 PM edit delete reply

Her hair was always brown. However, because I felt like I had to change everyone up at least a little bit post timeskip, Heather's hair is slightly shorter than when we last saw it (and curls up at the end instead of curling down). It's subtle, but if she looks different, that's why. ^_^
Mavis the Rain Beau 12th Feb 2022, 1:13 AM edit delete reply
I have to say, shy lesbian is one of my favorite tropes, if only because it applies to me so well
girly 12th Feb 2022, 6:06 AM edit delete reply
first time we see kellen using rains real pronouns!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
RubyRuthNeal 12th Feb 2022, 7:08 AM edit delete reply
Has Rain gotten her GRS in the intervening 6 years? I was supposed to have gotten mine in 2020 but the covid pandemic threw a bucket full of monkey wrenches into those plans... now looks like late 2022/ early 2023 will be the earliest possible time for me.... which will put me right over the 6 year mark since I first began my transition.
A Sapphic Game Dev 12th Feb 2022, 8:10 AM edit delete reply
If Kellen and Heather get married Kellen will have 2 trans siblings
ThisTransGuy 13th Feb 2022, 12:12 PM edit delete reply

I really appreciate this discovery it shows that (I’m not excusing this) but that sometimes acting transphobic and homophonic is just a mask.

Though I do not forgive Hellen for what she did but people do mask up these feelings

I personally pretended that I was clueless about the LGBTQIA2S+ community even though the opposite was true😅)

So thank you for creating this world we’re I could see myself threw it.🏳️‍⚧️🏳️‍🌈
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