Comic 443 - Liars

22nd Oct 2013, 7:08 PM in Ch. 17: Journey of 1,000 Miles
Average Rating: 4.88 (8 votes)
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Jocelyn 22nd Oct 2013, 7:08 PM edit delete
I’m sure Emily would like to be able to discuss her woes with another person. But it IS a fairly touchy subject. Can you blame her for being cautious?

Oh! Hi, Chanel! I wonder what’s on her mind.

Rain, all characters and all other aspects of the story are copyright material belonging to me.

Also, I'm saving for SRS, and to be perfectly honest, I could use your help! If you can, great. If not, don’t worry about it. I totally understand (you don't need to feel bad or apologize if you can’t).
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Karen Lynn 22nd Oct 2013, 7:42 PM edit delete reply
Yay Chanel!

Also, found an informed consent clinic not too far from me... Thinking of going there and bypassing a psych...
Luna 22nd Oct 2013, 7:44 PM edit delete reply
Surprisingly enough, I think it makes sense for someone who feels forced into hiding something to dislike liars. If they lie themselves, there might be a bit of self loathing involved.
Lex-Kat 23rd Nov 2016, 8:21 AM edit delete reply
Some Ed 14th Jun 2017, 4:09 PM edit delete reply
There can also be a sense of being trapped for stupid reasons. Sometimes you get a sense that someone else's secret is something that would let you open up to them more readily, whether or not it's true. It feels to me like Emily's probably getting a lot of this sense. And, I think, from her perspective, it's accurate: if she knew Rain was trans, she would have little reason to fear anyone who knows Rain's secret giving up hers, because of her having a much bigger secret to blab.

However, Emily's secret isn't similar to Rain's and will come out on its own if she doesn't do anything about it and doesn't miscarry. And it sounds like Emily doesn't have a good track record with being trustworthy, so...
Nightsky 22nd Oct 2013, 8:35 PM edit delete reply
Actually, Emily's whole "hating-liars-but-being-a-liar" thing is a defense mechanism called "reaction-formation": basically, you claim (or believe yourself) to be against something you yourself practice. Example: every politician caught doing whatever they were trying to pass a bill to make illegal.

...Wow, I didn't expect today's psych class to be relevant so soon.
j-eagle12212012 22nd Oct 2013, 10:31 PM edit delete reply
Poor Emily, as much as I can remember of Emily in the story her not shareing with Maria here is the only time she has lied in canon.

am I correct or did I miss something?
Jocelyn 23rd Oct 2013, 10:55 AM edit delete reply

Sort of. There is kind of a white lie from a little while back. But you guys wouldn't know about it yet. ^_^
Kyla 23rd Oct 2013, 10:44 AM edit delete reply
Good luck on the SRS, I wish i had the money for that myself =P ...BTW i thought they changed the wording to GRS (Gender reassignment surgery)
Jocelyn 23rd Oct 2013, 10:53 AM edit delete reply

I've heard both. I don't know if one is more proper than the other, but I've got no qualms with the terminology as is. So I keep saying SRS, because I know people will generally understand what I'm talking about.
Kyla 23rd Oct 2013, 5:03 PM edit delete reply
that's cool. Ps. I just payed for my copy of Volume 1 paper back. I can't wait =)
Alex Concussion 24th Oct 2013, 9:11 PM edit delete reply
I think SRS is a better term for it: The surgery's purpose is to edit the patient's physical sex to match their gender (which isn't alterable through surgery). Though, granted, some principalities require SRS to take place before they'll correct a person's gender on their paperwork, that's becoming less and less the norm these days.
Kimidori 23rd Oct 2013, 7:37 PM edit delete reply
Wondering what Chanel has to say. Exciting~!
Syrup 7th Sep 2014, 4:56 PM edit delete reply
i like the nick name
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