Comic 477 - Back When...

5th Jan 2014, 6:05 PM in Ch. 19: Vincent's Story
Back When...
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Jocelyn 5th Jan 2014, 6:05 PM edit delete
I have to admit I'm still disoriented by all the theories of Kellen and Vincent being one in the same. I... really didn't expect that. In fact, it took me the better part of a day trying to figure out how Kellen even factored into the equation. Apparently, having Vincent name her specifically came off as an unintended hint in that direction? Or... something? It was really just supposed to establish that he knew other members of the Flaherty family. It wasn't really supposed to imply he had any deep connection with her specifically. I probably should've anticipated that. ^^;

I dunno. I find myself trying to misdirect my readers sometimes. And when it works, I feel great. But when I'm actually NOT trying to misdirect people (and achieve misdirection anyway), it feels more like failure on my part. Like, people are only coming to this theory because I didn't adequately perform my job as an author. So, I want to apologize to you all for my shortcomings with this development. I'll work on that.

Okay. Anyway...

The actual twist here was pretty largely predicted prior to the last update. It was intended to be (hints are everywhere, from even very early on in the story, to a chapter page's layout, to my personal experience of having an FtM therapist). People have been clamoring for an FtM character for a while, so I'm thrilled to finally reveal the truth about him (not to mention, I like Vincent a lot).

More on that next time. ^_^

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Zackwell 5th Jan 2014, 6:39 PM edit delete reply
I've got that warm fuzzy feeling like if I'd called it, but I didn't. Guess my subconscious had an inkling.
Guest 5th Jan 2014, 7:30 PM edit delete reply
Whoop there it is
Nightsky 5th Jan 2014, 7:38 PM edit delete reply
That caught me by surprise. I thought maybe Kellen had called him to ask about transsexuality for research purposes, but this...

Although I'm just as surprised that people thought Vincent and Kellen were the same person. How...?
MarianLH 6th Jan 2014, 11:10 AM edit delete reply
I was JOKING! ^_^
j-eagle12212012 5th Jan 2014, 10:51 PM edit delete reply
I had a feeling this might be the case. Rain's reaction in the last pannel is priceless.
j-eagle12212012 6th Jan 2014, 3:52 AM edit delete reply
OMG... Vincent is the person Fara was refering to when she was explaing "being that friend" to someone trans... (
ranger_brianna_new 7th Jan 2014, 10:46 PM edit delete reply
Whoah. You're totally right. o_O
Panel 6th Jan 2016, 7:38 PM edit delete reply
I am reading this for the first time so it might already be revealed, but I am betting Tha Vincent was the gal that Fara had a relationship with that cuased her father to neglect her.
LQ 5th Jan 2014, 10:59 PM edit delete reply
This result is fantastic too! Will we have a Vincent-Fara meeting at some point? :D

Funny story, the counselor that I went to is FTM queer.
Tualha 4th Jun 2015, 3:16 AM edit delete reply
Wow, did Vincent just out Fara as bi?
Megadaman 3rd Jul 2016, 12:12 AM edit delete reply
She's been out as bi since like, forever. She said earlier that Rain's dad wouldn't let her see her sister's kids because she was dating a woman at the time, that woman being the now Vincent. Also her umbrella in the banner has the colors of the bisexual flag.
Absentia 6th Aug 2021, 1:48 PM edit delete reply
Plus Rain said in her first meeting with Ky that she knew Fara had dated men and women in the past.
Lex-Kat 24th Nov 2016, 2:05 AM edit delete reply
When I read the previous pages, I was sure Vincent had dated Kellen long ago, and that was how he knew her, and in turn Rain.

Never did it cross my mind that Kellen had had the surgery within the short time span since we last saw her talking on the phone to Fara. And besides, their personalities don't fit.
Some Ed 14th Jun 2017, 7:35 PM edit delete reply
Ok, given this reveal, it's 100% legit to take them out to lunch.

If Vincent was still dating Fara, it would *not* be professional to be seeing either of these patients professionally. But since that's a moderately past relationship, it's probably fine. If Vincent were to renew contact and resume dating, on the other hand... At least Rain would need a new therapist. Vincent could certainly fill in for a bit, but I don't think he could take money for it - especially if insurance is involved. But finding a new appropriate therapist would be a significant priority.
no 8th Nov 2020, 4:36 AM edit delete reply
hahaha, i just left a joke comment on the last page guessing that vincent was kellen. then i turn the page and lo and behold, jocelyns comment is ¨why tf yall thinking that kellen is vincent?¨
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