Comic 860 - Minimon Proceed

22nd Jul 2016, 2:05 PM in SRS Hiatus
Minimon Proceed
Average Rating: 5 (2 votes)
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Jocelyn 22nd Jul 2016, 2:05 PM edit delete
Okay, really the last comic I post for a while. I just had a lame joke in my head that worked so well with the timing of Rain starting hormones soon as well as the popularity of Pokemon Go. Of course, this is wildly non-canon, since it's 2013 in the comic so Rainverse equivalent "Minimon Proceed" won't be out for a few years yet. And obviously, I couldn't change the name of Spearow without very well killing the (already terrible) joke. So don't take this one too seriously.

For those who don't get it, Spearow is a Pokemon, obviously. And Spiro (short for Spironolactone) is often used as an anti-androgen by trans women. Yesterday, I happened to encounter several dozen Spearows in Pokemon Go, and due to grumbling about it out loud all day, noticed for the first time their similar pronunciations. This gave me a chuckle (because I laugh at the dumbest things), so I made it into a comic. And here we are! XD

Doing this also allows me to more formally address the fact that people have been asking a lot if they can do fan strips while I'm on extended hiatus. To which I say "very yes!" If you're interested in making one, go nuts! Send it to me, and I'll share it (with full credit to you of course), so that maybe the hiatus doesn't feel quite so agonizingly long since we'll get to keep seeing Rain and her friends. I don't even care if it's for laughs, cries, ships, or what-have-you. Just at least keep it PG-13(ish), and have fun! (Of course, fan art and fan fics are also totally welcome!)

As a final note, while I don't think I'll be drawing much through my recovery (unless I can find a position where that works), I would like to keep mentally active and do at least some work. Mostly writing, I'm sure. The books Rain and Emily are reading here tease which ones I've been thinking most about lately, so you could see something on those in the near future (but of course, I'll get into those specifically at a later date).

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

Other than that, SRS is just four days away (but I mean, who's keeping track?)

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DocMesa 22nd Jul 2016, 5:23 PM edit delete reply
A wild Puddle appears!
SayaHeart 22nd Jul 2016, 9:56 PM edit delete reply
I would use every ball and berry I have to catch a Puddle O~O and I'm up to ultras!
Rain AND puns? I didn't think I could like this comic more than I did!! Guess I was wrong ♥
Megadaman 22nd Jul 2016, 5:24 PM edit delete reply
Maybe some prism glasses would help find a comfortable drawing position. You could lie on your back and see forward.
Guest 22nd Jul 2016, 6:42 PM edit delete reply
i was so excited then it was Pokemon go. XD
Lemonado Girl 23rd Jul 2016, 3:48 AM edit delete reply
Lemonado Girl
Haaaaaaa. Rattata are everywhere I live, as are eevee. Not that I mind the latter.
Jocelyn 23rd Jul 2016, 12:53 PM edit delete reply
@Lemonado Girl

My apartment has an infestation of Drowzees. No wonder I'm not sleeping well. XD
Ellie 25th Jul 2016, 7:24 PM edit delete reply
I always find Pidgeys and Rattatas. There's an abundance of them where I live.
pansexualangel 23rd Jul 2016, 4:15 AM edit delete reply
ingress is better than pokemon go.. less server issues
Jocelyn 23rd Jul 2016, 12:51 PM edit delete reply

But Pokemon Go has Pokemon. ;P
The Other Mike 23rd Jul 2016, 11:15 AM edit delete reply
Thanks for explaining the joke. The only Spiro I knew about was Spiro Agnew, and I didn't think that was what Rain was referring to. (Pretty sure he's not her type.)
HUNDmiau 23rd Jul 2016, 1:34 PM edit delete reply
I don't get it. Can someone explain this to me.
Jocelyn 23rd Jul 2016, 3:10 PM edit delete reply

Spearow is a Pokemon. She is playing Pokemon Go on her phone.

Spiro (short for Spironolactone) is often used as an anti-androgen by trans women. In other words, it reduces the amount of testosterone the body produces (naturally being something Rain would like).

Hopefully that clears it up. ^_^
HUNDmiau 23rd Jul 2016, 9:24 PM edit delete reply
Yep, everything's clear now. (I thought pokemon have the same name in all regions with latin letters)
But the Spiro-thing is new to me.
LilithSturlson 23rd Jul 2016, 2:11 PM edit delete reply
Anti androgyns are like testosterone blockers right?
Jocelyn 23rd Jul 2016, 3:07 PM edit delete reply

Yes. That is correct. ^_^
Guest 23rd Jul 2016, 9:05 PM edit delete reply everyone I know this joke

2.tell them I also want a spiro

3.explain it

I will come out with this joke
AmbiguousMouse 24th Jul 2016, 8:03 AM edit delete reply
Wow. All else about this page aside, I'm kind of surprisedly wondering if we've ever actually seen Rain pull such a "proud of my own joke" face before. This might be he first time, and it's still time-traveling semi-canon rather than an in-story thing.

But it works so well for her.

Rain, girl, you gotta get more Rudy.
SaraDroxyGarcia 25th Jul 2016, 3:03 AM edit delete reply
3 days of continuous emotional reading. Love the comic~ And congrats on your SRS I hope everything goes well or has gone well!
Katz 25th Jul 2016, 7:09 AM edit delete reply
Good look with your SRS tomorrow! ^^
Robin 25th Jul 2016, 6:02 PM edit delete reply
Good luck with your SRS! ^w^
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