Comic 255 - Delighted

9th Sep 2012, 7:58 PM in Ch 11: Big Brother
Average Rating: 5 (6 votes)
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Jocelyn 9th Sep 2012, 7:58 PM edit delete
First off, hey, a Monday post! Woo-hoo! XD

Anyway, this starts up pretty much exactly where the previous chapter ended. It’s literally no more than ten minutes later, as Fara has talked on the phone for at least a little while, and Rain and her buddies have moved on to Fabio Cart.

Then we get to the last two panels and… well, how do you feel about this? Let’s say you’re one of Rain’s friends; just a fly on the wall for this scene. Does it bother you that Rain isn’t willing to offer shelter to her own brother, or is it sense-making given the situation? On the other hand, is it wrong for Fara to go ahead and invite Aiken anyway despite Rain’s wishes, or is she really being the better person here?

First page of the chapter, and we already get a potential zinger of a debate. I already love this chapter. ^_^

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Nightsky 9th Sep 2012, 9:40 PM edit delete reply
Let's see now: Aiken thinks Rain's Ryan. Rain will either have to come out to him or be a boy during his visit.

Either way it's troublesome for her.
MarianLH 10th Sep 2012, 8:12 AM edit delete reply
Maybe I'm reading too much into it, but I get the feeling there's more to it than that. Maybe Aiken picked on her or teased her a lot?
AliJ5533 10th Sep 2012, 5:54 PM edit delete reply
Oh hey, it's Christmas now?
I guess that makes sense, Halloween was a few chapters back

Also, while I can't really empathise with Rain very well, me being an eldest sibling and her being a youngest, I still think her refusal is totally reasonable.
It's not being a dick if it's to your siblings.
Transginger 20th Mar 2016, 6:05 PM edit delete reply
I think Fara's being a bit of a jerk, but it IS her home. Besides, unless there's some unmentioned reason to not like Aiken, Rain should totally be willing to help out family.
Akane 15th Jun 2016, 8:33 PM edit delete reply
It can't have been easy for Fara either, having to choose either to disappoint Rain or her brother...In Rain's place I'd be rather disappointed though, I mean, why ask if you're going ahead anyway? Also, Rain might have reasons not to feel comfortable about it, just yet...
BlackSocks 5th Nov 2016, 2:43 PM edit delete reply
Well, here's the situation as I see it:
Rain can either deny her brother shelter in a time of need, in exchange for her own benefit. Or she can toughen up and deal with the situation, while also showing compassion to her brother.
So my opinion is that Rain is being really selfish here.
Drew 15th Dec 2016, 9:00 AM edit delete reply
I feel bad for Rain. I live close to family that I still haven't come out to and if my uncle all of a sudden needed a place to stay and had to move in with me and my family, I'd have to either come out to him as FtM Transgender or de-transition. Neither of those things are good ideas for me. If my mom asked me if I was ok with my uncle coming to live with us, I'd definitely respond the same way as Rain did here.
Some Ed 12th Jun 2017, 9:12 AM edit delete reply
If my oldest full brother needed a place to stay for a week, I'd put him up in a hotel, preferably in a city far from where I live. Rain doesn't have my resources, however, so that's not really an option for her.

She has something like 6-7 years of experience with this guy not accepting her for who she is. While some people would say that you should always support family, what's 1 week of non-support compared to 6-7 years of non-support?

Of course, I also feel Aunt Fara's choice is also a fair one, and it really is her call.
Guest 6th Mar 2018, 2:34 PM edit delete reply
If I were in Fara's shoes I'd let Aiken know he's out in his ass if he gives his sister so much as a mean look.
MeWho 1st Oct 2018, 8:53 PM edit delete reply
... maybe have told Aiken that Rain would be happy to see him. If he's desperate for a place to stay, he might also be more open to someone else's issues. And if Rain is going to have to be a bit uncomfortable, than he can share the joy.
Guest 29th Jul 2022, 5:37 PM edit delete reply
The love to detail is nice ("I got a blue carapace" and in the next panel the Fabii Cart pause screen with part of the game visible!
Mila 7th Nov 2022, 6:48 PM edit delete reply
Thank you for pointing that out - I completely missed it the first time!
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