Comic 493 - Lighter Note

11th Feb 2014, 10:50 PM in Ch. 20: Just a Quiet Weekend
Lighter Note
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Jocelyn 11th Feb 2014, 10:50 PM edit delete
Jocelyn
Not everyone will probably catch on to this, but Rain inquiring about the sex of the baby is a bit... odd. Especially coming out of someone that's trans. Sex doesn't mean much, after all. Gender is the important one, and that might take years to learn (and it would be the kid's job to define that). I mean, whose to say the kid wouldn't be trans his or herself? Or genderqueer? Or some other variation? So why is Rain asking? Maybe she's still oblivious to the possibility that there are a lot more gender variant people out there than just her. Maybe she's just playing along to keep up her stealth around Emily. Maybe she really didn't think about it (she does seem pretty excited to ask). Maybe it's all of the above. In short, take it as you will. Rain's an odd girl.

And speaking of gender variant: Kylie! It's interesting that Emily and Kylie would both have secrets that can be immediately revealed upon seeing each other. Emily turns out being okay with the idea based on Rain's reasoning, but what about Kylie?

And before anyone asks, obviously Fara would let Kylie know that Emily is there before blindly sending her in. Hence the pronoun-deficient conversation between Rain and Fara.


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Wing Eye 11th Feb 2014, 11:34 PM edit delete reply
Wing Eye
I just want to say I've really enjoyed your comic, keep up the good work ;)
drs 12th Feb 2014, 1:05 AM edit delete reply
Rain defaulting into the standard 'baby' social script seems entirely plausible.

And even if she thought about it... well, most people are cis-sexual, right? Playing the odds favors that script.
Guest 12th Feb 2014, 1:06 AM edit delete reply
I believe it's going to be interesting, because Rain will be able to know how Emily feels about transgender people.

Though I still hold the theory that Emily is going to be more upset about Rain keeping her transgender status a secret to her than the content of the secret itself.
j-eagle12212012 12th Feb 2014, 3:30 AM edit delete reply
j-eagle12212012
I agree
kyla 13th Feb 2014, 4:25 AM edit delete reply
kyla
I keep clicking Next but it's not going to the next page AAAAA!!! i want more lol. This is going to be good.
Jen Done 13th Feb 2014, 6:22 AM edit delete reply
Funny, that's how I feel after every update :o
Guest 13th Feb 2014, 8:36 AM edit delete reply
Even though I'm trans myself, I automatically assume a baby's birth gender is the same as their birth sex just because it's true 99.9% of the time. You can always just change things later if needed.
Ruth 13th Aug 2016, 4:04 PM edit delete reply
Actually the number should be around 99.4% since latest studies have us transgender folk at 0.6% of the adult U.S. population.
Guest 13th Feb 2014, 9:25 AM edit delete reply
I know it's probably not the case, but it would be cool if Rain had brought it up to suggest more "neutral" names. ^-^
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