Comic 701 - Understanding

21st Jul 2015, 4:31 PM in Ch. 26: Cut
Average Rating: 5 (9 votes)
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Jocelyn 21st Jul 2015, 4:31 PM edit delete
Despite Kellen's adversity, there's something to be said about letting people have time to dwell on things. Just take Aiken for instance. He's really come a long way. Much to learn still, but even he acknowledges that.

It's always hard to imagine in the moment that someone who wronged you might have an epiphany and realize they were wrong. But it really can and does happen. I've had it happen with a couple aunts, and while my grandmother still won't directly talk to me since coming out, she's eased up enough that I get Christmas cards again (although written out to "Joshalyn", but that's probably as good as I'm going to get with her). And a few of my older queer/trans friends have told me stories of "my ____ didn't talk to me for years, but now we're closer than ever." It's not always going to be the case unfortunately, but it does happen and I do prefer to be optimistic.

Maybe there's hope for Kellen someday. Not today. Probably not tomorrow. Maybe not even this year. But maybe it could happen... someday.

As for the present, I know people are eagerly waiting for the encounter between Fara and Kellen, but that's going to need to wait. Fara is much more concerned about the victim than she is about the guilty party.

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SnapGrunt 21st Jul 2015, 4:54 PM edit delete reply
kellen better not be cutting her hair in their
Nightsky 21st Jul 2015, 5:10 PM edit delete reply
Things I want to see: Kellen cutting her own hair and having it made into extensions for Rain as an apology. Or just cutting her hair in general.
j-eagle12212012 21st Jul 2015, 8:18 PM edit delete reply
I like the extensions as an apology idea, not likely to happen but you never know
4C51 21st Jul 2015, 5:17 PM edit delete reply
Time for Vincent and Aiken to catch up!?
Vanessa 21st Jul 2015, 9:51 PM edit delete reply
Did they interact at all before?
Jocelyn 21st Jul 2015, 11:04 PM edit delete reply

Actually, yes! ^_^
Mina 21st Jul 2015, 5:47 PM edit delete reply
I wonder what Kellen is thinking, alone in her room... It's hard to tell how she feels about this, isn't it? She believes she did this for the sake of a "greater good", but that doesn't mean she's proud of herself... Who know? She's only human.

Anyway, that doesn't justify her behaviour. I just like thinking of things like this. ~
Lemonado Kid 21st Jul 2015, 8:41 PM edit delete reply
Oh Lord. Fara has arrived. The countdown to the confrontation begins for real. However, a thought just occurred to me. Fara brought Vincent along. Rain's therapist. While his being there might keep Fara from murdering Kellen (Fara's words, not mine), I also think that someone who has worked with several trans folk can give a good perspective to Kellen (should they talk), which makes me optimistic that even if Kelldn doesn't come around, at least someone can give her a better picture of the concept that her father made alien and gross to her, one less distorted by hate.
Guest 22nd Jul 2015, 9:57 AM edit delete reply
This may just be me, being the pessimist I am..... But I doubt Kellen wants to talk to anyone about her "brother/sister" and what she's going through. Especially not from Vincent if she can make the link back to "Vivian." Probably, she would just say something along the lines of, "you're one of THEM, how can you know how the family feels?" As if what the family goes through is worse than what the person in question has to go through.
j-eagle12212012 21st Jul 2015, 10:14 PM edit delete reply

I like your new pic how did you size it (it looks diffrent from the useual pics on here)
Jocelyn 21st Jul 2015, 11:15 PM edit delete reply

Thanks! ^_^

I think you can make them any size as long as it's 125x125 or smaller. I think this one ended up being 70x125 or something though, so it's just tall and thin. Nothing really special; just differently sized. ^_^
Guest 22nd Jul 2015, 8:15 PM edit delete reply
probably just a time thing because the entire of all the character list is one image but surly Kylie and Emily should be a main character by now in the characters list or do you have some devious plan to distance then ;-;
Jocelyn 22nd Jul 2015, 10:01 PM edit delete reply

Actually, the character list is very in need of an update. Those two (and perhaps one other) will undoubtedly graduate to the main character section. That amidst a vast overhaul. The new one will look MUCH different. But it'll be a while yet. I'm prioritizing Volume 3 at the moment, but the character list is definitely next.
Guest 23rd Jul 2015, 3:03 PM edit delete reply
This may just be nothing, but if Emily is moved to the main characters, won't it foreshore her later importance to new readers? Again probably not a issue.
Jocelyn 23rd Jul 2015, 6:40 PM edit delete reply

I suppose it might foreshadow her significance in the story, but the way she's portrayed early on, new readers might just assume Emily becomes a more prominent antagonist as the story goes. Incidentally, when I started writing this that's what she was originally going to be. So if I word her character description in just the right way, her alignment could seem pretty ambiguous to new readers. ^_^
Ilaina Virus 381 23rd Jul 2015, 4:58 PM edit delete reply
Actually cutting your Hair isn't always that bad! My mother cutt my hair because she said I would look to much like a girl. In the end I look now in my opinion even more girly XD (first it was shoulder long with a bang ofer my right eyenow it is short on the back and long in the front. )
Jocelyn 23rd Jul 2015, 6:31 PM edit delete reply
@Ilaina Virus 381

Different styles and lengths work differently from person to person. I myself generally prefer women with short hair. I would love to have my own hair be short because of that too, but it really just doesn't work for me. Something about my face shape just looks more masculine when it's short, while it looks more feminine when long. I like short hair... I just can't wear it like that myself. -_-

I'm happy it works for you though. I'm jealous. ^_^
Ilaina Virus 381 23rd Jul 2015, 6:50 PM edit delete reply
Myhahaha =3 well I do look pretty androgynous so I can almost go with every thing! Best thing is I realized that with my new hair cut I can style my hair to a really awesome Mohawk <3 ;-D
Troywhoisyaboi 15th Jan 2020, 5:33 PM edit delete reply
When Aiken said that it actually brang a tear to my eye that he is trying and not going with what Kellen is doing! Aiken, you are great!
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