Comic 199 - Flux

4th Mar 2012, 9:33 PM in Ch 8: Confrontation
Flux
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Jocelyn 4th Mar 2012, 9:33 PM edit delete
Jocelyn
Read all of the dialogue very closely, and we actually learn quite a bit about Gavin here. Some “Gavinny goodness”, if you will.

And ooh… Another short set of black and white scenes that portray past events in the story. Heh, I guess if this were an anime, this chapter would be like the dreaded “recap episode”. Thankfully, it’s easier to get away with this stuff in comic form so that it’s not annoying or slowing things down too much.

The first flashback panel is from when Gavin discovers Rain’s identity and sulks about it (page 23 – Friends…). The second is when Rain explains the transition process to Gavin and why it’s so important (that being the aptly named page 93 – Transition). The final flashback panel (from page 129 – Tag Along), refers to a point in which he tried to dissuade Kylie from pursuing Rain… though Gavin himself may not have realized he was doing it at the time.

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Comments:

sammay 6th Mar 2012, 3:02 AM edit delete reply
Awwww. Now I wonder if he is really willing to go the distance and wait for rain to change completely.
MarianLH 6th Mar 2012, 7:09 AM edit delete reply
MarianLH
I wonder how long that will take, in Rain's case? Fara doesn't seem to have much money, and GRS isn't cheap. It took me 12 years to save up for mine, and even then my parents had to help out.

I've heard rumors that some insurance providers are finally beginning to cover GRS, though, so maybe Rain won't have to pay out of pocket like I did.
Guest 6th Mar 2018, 11:29 AM edit delete reply
Kinda makes Gav look shallow basically waiting for Rain to gets tits and a vagina.
Guest 9th Apr 2019, 5:07 PM edit delete reply
Good to know that Maria and Gavin both have some deep-seated transphobic views. It'd break belief for me for either of them to view trans women as women regardless of surgery/hormones in 2012 without being immersed in the community.
Celeste 26th Dec 2020, 10:36 PM edit delete reply
To the two above guests: I'd actually say that Gavin is being MORE understanding that Maria.

In regards to Gavin being called "shallow" that doesn't really fit.
It's about Gavin's sexuality after all; he is sexuality attracted to the physical female parts. Even though he clearly sees Rain as a legitimate female, and he's physically attracted to her now, as soon as she would undress in front of him, Gavin would be turned off, because he's just not attracted to those parts. However, if he were to wait until Rain fully transitioned, he would no longer have anything to be hung up on and their relationship would be like any other cis-het relationship.

As for the comment saying that Maria and Gavin have transphobic tendencies:
Gavin has never been upset at Rain for being who she is; it took Gavin some time and a lot of thinking to figure out why is was REALLY angry, and it's because Rain didn't tell Gavin about what she was going through sooner, not because Gavin didn't approve, or because he didn't believe in what Rain was doing.

Meanwhile Maria's (almost) accusation of Gavin's sexuality show one of two possible things
1) Maria ASSUMES that Gavin doesn't see Rain as a "real" woman, and so comments on what she believes Gavin was thinking.
2) Maria doesn't see Rain as a "real" woman and so accuses Gavin of being bi assuming that he sees her the same way.
Either way Gavin comes out if this as fully accepting who Rain is; meanwhile, Maria either thinks very little of Gavin or isn't fully accepting of who Rain is.

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