Comic 1173 - "Turned into a Girl"

14th Jun 2019, 9:45 AM in Ch. 37 - Prom Night
"Turned into a Girl"
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Jocelyn 14th Jun 2019, 9:45 AM edit delete
Jocelyn
I hope this page's title isn't too much of a troll move (it really is just because I couldn't think of what else to call this one). However, it does me of way back in the beginning of Rain (circa year 1 and maybe year 2), when I had a lot of readers asking when the magical transformation sequences would happen. While gender bender stories can be sort of a guilty pleasure of mine, that was just never what this story was. It makes me wonder how many people started reading this specifically looking for that kind of magic poofing, and are still reading today despite the lack of aforementioned poofing. If so, thank you for sticking with me. ^_^

Er-hem. Anyway, that was a random tangent. Let's get back on topic!

While Colette is watching Ruby and Ky from a distance, we see Devon talking to Emily near him about the clothing swap. For the record, Colette doesn't really know these people. He probably shares some classes with them, but he's never spoken to them. And while it's unclear how much he may be actually hearing (over the murmur of his classmates and probably some terrible pop music playing on the prom floor), his attention is clearly drawn to them. It's safe to say he may have at least caught key phrases/words like "turned into a girl" or "Rudy".

So, while Colette tries to listen, Gavin - who is also present and just killing time until Ana gets back from wherever she is - feels that stare. He turns and looks, but Colette has already turned away. Hmm... ;P


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Anastasia 14th Jun 2019, 10:07 AM edit delete reply
I’m surprised he hasn’t noticed her change in behavior over the year.
Jocelyn 14th Jun 2019, 10:11 AM edit delete reply
Jocelyn
@Anastasia

It's probably safe to say he has. This just might be one of the few times he's had a moment [mostly] alone to inquire about it.
Anastasia 14th Jun 2019, 8:56 PM edit delete reply
Oh fair. Hadn’t thought of that.
Lavender 14th Jun 2019, 10:11 AM edit delete reply
While I can't remember at what point I started reading Rain. The arc I started with, following a link someone had posted, was during Rain's dream that heralded her haircut.
That left me with a bit of a mistaken impression of the story when I cut back to page one and was left wondering when the fantasy world would start.
Jocelyn 14th Jun 2019, 10:32 AM edit delete reply
Jocelyn
@Lavender

Heh. That's fair. I never thought about it, but now that you mention it, I could see that angle too. Like an isekai with a weirdly long intro. XD
Twinvibes 14th Jun 2019, 10:14 AM edit delete reply
Loving this comic. I remember when emily was queen bee and trying for that perfect year. Loving her arc its great. I personally hope collete has that courage to truely go hard core into exploring himself without worry of everyone judgement. Alll in due time. Keep up the fantastic work jocelyn!
noiob 14th Jun 2019, 10:21 AM edit delete reply
"Your date turned into a girl" – "Oh no, what am I gonna do, date a girl? What a terrible tragedy" *runs off bisexually*
Mavis the Rain Beau 14th Jun 2019, 2:09 PM edit delete reply
Pansexually
Ruth 14th Jun 2019, 10:58 AM edit delete reply
Ruth
What got me on this comic the first day I found it is still a 4 yr old declaring they want to be a mommy, the child’s mother declaring this would soon pass by, then 13 years later things got real... then the head crash in the hallway with Rudy setting things up for the confrontation by Gavin and Rain immediately outing herself to her old friend sealed the deal. I was hooked and could not put it down and binge-read the entire available 860+ pages that existed at that time, only stopping to drift off into the occasional cat nap, or use the restroom, or get something to eat or drink from the refrigerator.

It was literally decades since I was last “in tune with” the vernacular and current culture of what it meant to be transgender after giving up on transitioning myself in my 20s..... so this story became my primary education on getting back up to speed on the modern social implications and expectations if I was about to jump headfirst down this rabbit hole myself and see where it was going to lead me.... since if I didn’t do it now, I’d end up in another hole soon.... one that was only 6 feet deep

So, in my mid 50’s I got both an education, and my new name from this webcomic.
Thank you again Jocelyn! You’re probably getting sick of me saying that over and over, but too bad.... I’m never gonna shut up about this webcomic and what help it was to me, and encourage as many others as I can to read it too.
Guest 14th Jun 2019, 7:53 PM edit delete reply
D'aww that's so nice that you value the current culture. My dad calls himself an ally and has quite a few trans friends (well, more than the average cis person), but they're his age and thus he is more accustomed to a different trans culture (as well of course never truly being immersed in it).

So for a while after I came out (at 19), he would try and correct/educate me about trans issues (despite me never asking for education since I have lots of online resources), and usually get it basically wrong. When I tried to point this out though, he would brag about many trans friends he has and about how woke he was on trans stuff (while saying that I was only newly trans and didn't know what I was talking about). So now I feel more comfortable around my ignorant mum than my "ally" dad.

Urgh! Sorry for the long, mostly irrelevant reply. I just wanted to thank you for not perpetuating a view of gender that might have been trans-affirming 30 years ago but that is currently used by transphobes to bully us. :P
AT 15th Jun 2019, 3:48 AM edit delete reply
Yes, I also like the way this comic addresses real-life issues in a nice and emphatic way, in stead of being just hopeful fantasy.

For me, especially Ky and the aspects of their being genderqueer has been an eye-opener.
kittysoup 14th Jun 2019, 12:35 PM edit delete reply
It was suggested on a FB that was taking submissions for best queer titles in books, but it wasn't included because comics don't. I stayed hooked because you actually handled her new friends "doing it wrong" in the beginning. I was trans myself, I was told it didn't count in my teen years and gave up. So with the new wave of younger trans people telling me I was wrong like I was an ignorant cis person that could never understand "their" lives, it...was nice to have a gentle guide where "getting it wrong" was handled. The controversy you had in the beginning of people calling you and your comic "self-hating" pissed me off, even if I wasn't reading for that long. Hard to remember where I started.
Traveling Cat 14th Jun 2019, 4:06 PM edit delete reply
I remember the day I found this comic still, it's been a little over 4 years. I was sick so I skipped classes for the day and was hiding out in a McDonald's to pass the time until my grandparents wouldn't be suspicious of me coming back home. I had opened up the Comic Fury main page to try to find something to pass the time, Rain and one other comic had caught my attention. I can't remember which I started on first, but I've been absolutely hooked ever since. Never forget the world's longest February XD
Ruth 14th Jun 2019, 11:18 PM edit delete reply
Ruth
Gavin’s facial expression toward Emily in the last panel is kinda interesting... seems to be brought on by Emily admitting that she has someone she likes but declines to reveal who... Gavin knows who, and I can’t help but guess the wheels turning inside his head are along the lines of “yeah Emily I know who you like, and if Ana hadn’t come along and this potential relationship looks like it might just work out well for me, I’d probably be hating your guts pretty jealously about now because Rain technically was my best friend first, and I did have the hots for her once and since I’m a guy, I probably always will, so if things end up not working out between me and Ana, I’m gonna be setting my sights back on winning over Rain for myself”
At least that’s what I imagine is running thru Gavin’s head.
Nellis 16th Jun 2019, 3:48 PM edit delete reply
I think Gavin's actually regarding Colette in the last panel. He did sort of catch on to him staring over in their direction.
Reimi 15th Jun 2019, 9:54 PM edit delete reply
Reimi
What got me into the comic? Finding some art about what you keep in your bag with the mention of Rain volume One, eventually I googled rain and started reading from scratch around the time of dickshit heading to Emily's house looking for her after he learned she is pregnant. (That page stuck with me because think it was a short hiatus and I binged it several times.
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