Comic 1124 - Separated

28th Dec 2018, 4:20 PM in Ch. 36 - New Directions
Separated
Average Rating: 5 (4 votes)
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Jocelyn 28th Dec 2018, 4:20 PM edit delete
Jocelyn
Not much else I want to add here so I'll just point out that this is the last page of 2018. I guess we'll see about Emily and Chanel's detour next year. ;P


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Renée 28th Dec 2018, 7:25 PM edit delete reply
Hi Jocelyn, I just wanted to thank you for the wonderful comic. Over the past three months I've caught up from the start and it was instrumental in my understanding of transgender issues. It's wonderful to have followed Rain throughout her story and to think that now I have something in common with her. My egg cracked, so to speak, during this time and I have come to realize and accept that I am a trans woman. I have spent this last month coming out to friends and family. It's been a wild ride. Thank you so much for this comic and the many times you've expressed yourself personally about your struggles and successes. You're an inspiration and you should be very proud.

Happy holidays and a happy new year to you and all you love.

Renée
Aeryn 29th Dec 2018, 1:01 AM edit delete reply
So... not entirely relevant to the comic at hand, but, Jocelyn, what would it take to get a reprint done of Rain Volume 1 at the quality level of volumes 2-5 (i.e. higher resolution, page numbers not having .jpg or .png after them...)? I'm not dissatisfied with my purchase of Volume 1, but I like to have it sitting out on my coffee table so that people can pick it up and get an introduction to the comic, and, well, I imagine they'd be more likely to look further into it if their introduction had the more professional look of the newer volumes.

If a higher-quality reprint were done, I would 100% re-buy it in a heartbeat... and I'm sure there are at least a few others who also would.

'Course, I don't want to ask you to do a crazy amount of work with it... if it would involve redrawing all the pages, for instance, that would obviously be an unreasonable ask... but if it could be more like changing the page names and asking lulu to use a higher print resolution, well, that'd be pretty nice.

Obviously love the comic either way. Your work is awesome and I'm always excited to see more of it!
Reimi 29th Dec 2018, 1:33 AM edit delete reply
Reimi
I would second this, would love to buy another copy with all the upgrades that happened with future volumes. Hell, I'd buy a dozen and gift them out.
Drake Zephyr 29th Dec 2018, 6:25 AM edit delete reply
Something happened to Allison! I know that type of look and dialogue anywhere! 3 Theories. 1. Her parents had a nasty divorce. 2. Possible sibling either left or got kicked out. 3. Good relationship ended in a bad way. Or this could all just be because of her's and Rain's past.
Drumada 29th Dec 2018, 3:58 PM edit delete reply
After re-reading the last few pages, I just noticed something. Is Rain not wearing her falsies anymore? If so that seems like a really big confidence step for her!
Tani 30th Dec 2018, 5:11 PM edit delete reply
Maybe it is so she can have a more direct view of her chest and wants to know the moment there is growth. I could see a scene where she excitedly shouts about there being growth and whoever is with her says they don't see anything but she still is insistent.
Some Ed 31st Dec 2018, 10:04 PM edit delete reply
I've known several transwomen who stopped wearing their falsies much after they went on hormones before they had anything visible to replace them.

I only knew two of them well enough to have any insight into the why. But for those two, it was basically the same thing. I wouldn't call it confidence as much as comfort. With their hormones more in tune with who they felt themselves to be, they were less bothered by their physical appearance.

That said, neither of them went to a highly transphobic Catholic school. Even so, Rain isn't so old that she couldn't be a late bloomer and she could explain she just came to terms with the fact that she's not really developed that much there yet.
Quinn 30th Dec 2018, 1:29 PM edit delete reply
Seeing as this is the last comic of 2018, I thought it would be a good moment to specifically thank you, Jocelyn.

My transition has been incredibly hard on me. My family didn't accept me, the waiting lists were terrible, the dysforia was horrible.

Most of all, I hated the loneliness. Not being accepted by my family killed my self-confidence, and I stopped being able to have normal social relationships. One by one I lost all my friends, and I couldn't make any new ones.

I found Rain via trans reddit, and whenever I read it, I just don't feel alone. I feel like I'm right there with the gang, all of us figuring out our problems together. Even if these are fictional characters, it feels good to know that I'm not the only one going through stuff like this.

I started hormones 5 months ago, and I've been doing a lot better. I've actually made a couple of new friends (who are also trans, which is awesome)! I'm still struggling but I'm very hopeful for 2019.

Rain helped me through a really horrible time, and I'm excited to join her into this new, hopefully beautiful year.

Thank you for creating such a wonderful story.
Drake Zephyr 1st Jan 2019, 5:52 PM edit delete reply
Props to you. It takes guts to open up like that. Especially with the everlasting fear of being an outcast and shunned out from society.
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