Comic 523 - Failed Relationships

15th Apr 2014, 6:48 PM in Ch. 21: Valentine's Day
Failed Relationships
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Jocelyn 15th Apr 2014, 6:48 PM edit delete
Hey, it's Mrs. Parker! We haven't seen her in over 300 pages! A little over 100 pages since Mr. Broom's [only other] appearance too! What background characters they are! XD

I considered going for the Indiana Jones/Clerks reference and having Fara actually say, "No time for love, Dr. Jones!" But I figured that might be confusing. It's been ages since we've seen Mrs' Parker, and this is only like the second time we're seeing Mr. Broom. I was afraid readers unfamiliar with those movies wouldn't get the reference and think one of them was actually "Dr. Jones". Plus, I wasn't sure if that'd count as going off-track with my bland name product scheme. XD

By the way, I know the Fara/Colin breakup was one of the most poorly explained events in the story. I'm sure there are some readers who are just now learning they broke up (the dialogue here pokes a little bit of fun at myself for it too). So just as a reminder, it happened a while ago during the Christmas arc, when Rain was presenting as male to hide that she was trans from her brother. Colin wanted to be able to meet Rain on Christmas while Aiken was still there, but Fara was left with the impression that for Christmas to go smoothly, either Colin had to know about Rain, or Aiken did (or both). She told Colin (off-camera) and he responded very poorly. It's implied she dumped him for that.

This may be explained a bit more in canon later, but it's not meant to be a secret, so I'd rather be forward about it now.

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

Also, I've said this before, but I'm trying to raise money for SRS, and I'm still struggling with it. If you can help, it would be most welcome. 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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j-eagle12212012 15th Apr 2014, 8:00 PM edit delete reply
Poor Fara... maybe Colin will come around and realize that he was wrong. Besides he is the only person we know of that can get Rain to meet her idol ( the creator of black wings kanimaria [I hope I got that right] chazka rito???[I know that this is probably wrong]
j-eagle12212012 15th Apr 2014, 8:06 PM edit delete reply
Chiaki Koizumi (characters page) based off of Jocelyn herself if I remember correctly
LQ 16th Apr 2014, 1:30 AM edit delete reply
SS Vincara, full steam ahead!
Guest 16th Apr 2014, 6:46 AM edit delete reply
I ship it!!
Saren 16th Apr 2014, 2:43 AM edit delete reply
*sigh* this strikes close to home... me and my GF just broke up Tuesday morning....
Jocelyn 16th Apr 2014, 5:04 AM edit delete reply

My deepest sympathies. :hug:
Saren 16th Apr 2014, 4:13 PM edit delete reply
Thanks, I appreciate that, worst part... happened 3 weeks after I finally started my estrogen. All the emotions... all the time.
Zackwell 16th Apr 2014, 11:24 AM edit delete reply
Is it just me or did I see Fara's last line as 'taking my niece to therapy' earlier?
Jocelyn 16th Apr 2014, 12:57 PM edit delete reply

It was originally. Someone on another site commented on how it was not really Fara's place to just blurt that out though. And they had a point. I have no discretion about talking about my therapy experiences, so I probably just overlooked that.

However, I wouldn't want to talk about someone else going to therapy either. There's unfortunately such a stigma associated with mental illness in our society that some people do respond pretty poorly to hearing about a person going to therapy. A neutral sounding "appointment" is more appropriate. For all anyone knows, Rain's just got a routine dental visit.
Zackwell 17th Apr 2014, 5:17 PM edit delete reply
Yeah, I thought the blurting was a tad amiss with Fara's sensitive/perceptive personality. Appointment is definitely better, I just wanted to make sure I wasn't going crazy. ¦P
CuteZoeyMonster 3rd Jul 2020, 3:55 AM edit delete reply
The last Time we saw Miss Parker was when she applied that rain wasn't Farah's kid. honestly I thought she was killed for the longest time
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