Comic 867 - Five weeks post-op update

30th Aug 2016, 4:41 PM in SRS Hiatus
Five weeks post-op update
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Jocelyn 30th Aug 2016, 4:41 PM edit delete
Jocelyn
Five weeks post-op, and down to three dilations a day. Woo!

And that's good because I'm actually caught up on the Pokemon XY and XYZ anime from seeing four episodes a day while dilate (until new dubs release). Although I admit to skipping some filler episodes, I'm still surprised when I consider how much of it I've actually watched. Good thing I still have other stuff to watch, but I think the only downside to dilating less is that I'll have less of an excuse to dedicate my time to watching more anime. XD

But now I'll have so much extra time to do other things!

What about the comic though? When does Rain come back?

I'm not going to name a specific date, but my goal is to return in October. I actually think I'm able to sit and draw pages now. Little by little, sitting up is getting easier, and I'm able to maintain my position at my desk for longer spans of time. However, there are a couple of things I'd like to get done before I return to posting Rain. For once, I'm going to keep quiet about that for now as I don't want to jinx myself. But know that I'm not just sitting on my butt doing nothing for this time, and I'll continue posting drawings and ramblings as much as I can so that the page drought isn't TOO agonizing.

As I've said with the last few recovery updates, I'd appreciate it if comments could stay away from discouragement. I'm trying to return to my normal state here, and I don't need any negativity to push me back down. So thank you for your continued support, Rain Beaus.

I love you all! Take care and have a wonderful day, everyone! ^_^
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Reimi 30th Aug 2016, 4:56 PM edit delete reply
Reimi
YAAAAAAAAAAAAAY!

Bet that makes you happy to be down to 3 times a day AND being able to get back to drawing more, being unable to do something you enjoy can make you stir crazy. :P
EpicSD 30th Aug 2016, 5:05 PM edit delete reply
EpicSD
We love you too!! And i'm supper happy for you.
►Stay awesome
DocMesa 30th Aug 2016, 6:02 PM edit delete reply
Looking forward to the return of Rain, which sounds really odd coming from a British person. :P
EpicSD 30th Aug 2016, 7:25 PM edit delete reply
EpicSD
At lest you get Rain every day. XD Here in AZ it likes never rians
Ruth 3rd Sep 2016, 1:55 PM edit delete reply
Her Name Is Rain
(a soothing instrumental tune)
https://soundcloud.com/matthewreedermusic/her-name-is-rain
Flavius 30th Aug 2016, 8:11 PM edit delete reply
Man just want to post this little thing here;

*NOTE* READ ALL THE WAY THROUGH OR DONT READ AT ALL, YOU WONT UNDERSTAND IF YOU DONT, OR READ THE CONCLUSION SENTENCES, TO GET A JIST.

Been binge reading this comic for a few days now, just finished. At first I just needed another transformation comic, and this one seemed good. When I started reading about the transgender stuff, and the G@y/Lesbian stuff I was a little skeptical and a little, let's just say "uncomfortable". So I left the comic down, but then I noticed this comic was good and I'm not going to let things that make me "uncomfortable" stop reading it. I would read it for the content, is what I thought to myself. As I read more and more, I noticed the problems that transgenders and gays/lesbians had to deal with every single day. I noticed that they just want to LIVE how THEY want to LIVE. I became uncomfortable as I was mid-way into the comic and truly noticed that there's nothing wrong with transgenders and Gays/Lesbians. That there is NOTHING wrong with the way they are. In fact, there was something wrong with the way I WAS for judging transgenders and gays/lesbians. In the beginning I have to admit, I was kind of cheering on the people who were being outright disgusting to Rain and her friends for the way they are. But, as I kept reading I started cheering for Rain and her friends, to make it through this difficult time. Until they could find people who they would be happy with. (CONCLUSION SENTENCES START HERE) All in all in the beginning of this comic I was "Let Gays/Lesbains and transgenders be how they want to be, they gotta deal with the bullying though for their wrong doings" Though, as I read the comic my feelings started to change and I was more like this; "Gays/Lesbians and Transgenders, this is their way of living, and no one should judge them. Let them be who they are, let them do it without are criticizing, without our bullying and without our judgments. Let them be who they are, because this is the way they are."

Thank you for this comic, I will read this until its death, and then read it again. This comic has changed me, and I hope it changes many more. Thank you.
nortti 31st Aug 2016, 8:01 AM edit delete reply
Just a little thing, aiui the preferred terms are "gay/lesbian/transgender people", with "gays/lesbians/transgenders" seen as a bit dehumanising
Pan NZer 31st Aug 2016, 9:36 AM edit delete reply
Good on ya mate. I know fear of reprisal can be a big deterrent to sharing these things (with or without anonymity). I'd buy you a pint but I'm probably on the other side of the world XD
Samantha 2nd Sep 2016, 12:03 AM edit delete reply
Seriously, if I see a solid wall of text like that, I have a hard time swallowing it, and it makes reading painfully slow...

On to your topic. I'm glad it changed your mind some. But (where the new paragraph should have started) also remember where you come from is your perspective. As in, you might have rooted originally for the other team. It's okay, part of this is learning to forgive yourself.

And nortti, we shouldn't be grammar correcting on the "preferred term" that's an "I love you but..." People don't need "I love you but you should really stop smoking, etc" that's not real acceptance. We should know what it feels like.

Thank you for changing your mind! Life is hard enough without having more persecution. Which brings me to the next point. We don't all think alike, nor do we need to. I am a LGBTQ (last two mainly) conservative. I dislike the idea that in order to have rights as an LGBTQ person, to not get beaten or raped, to hold a job and live my life, the expectation that we vote for more carbon taxes, more bureaucratic healthcare, and selling out our country to ppl I don't care for (what voting liberal now means). Uhhhhh, NO. This should not be a political issue, it should be uhhh I dunno, a HUMAN DIGNITY issue? We should vote on an Amendment that allows us to have equal rights under the law. And then leave all the other crap at the doorstep.

And sorry, I made a superlong paragraph. Just shows the point. Long paragraphs are often unreadable.
Drumada 30th Aug 2016, 9:40 PM edit delete reply
Glad to hear you're only getting better! Take as much time as you need! You sound like you're getting better super quick!

On a side note, I just wanted to thank you for the series! It actually gave me the courage I need to come out to my (very large) extended family a few weeks ago! It feels great not having to hide it from them anymore. Keep up the awesome work!
probsrobin 31st Aug 2016, 2:45 AM edit delete reply
probsrobin
Hi Jocelyn. I recently found Rain through some post on one of the transgender reddits, and I've been binging it ever since. Finally caught up today. I will admit that my pace slowed a bit when I realized I was catching up to the current day. I didn't want my Rain experience to be over! I can't believe I can't just finish the story now! Argh!

Anyway, I just wanted to say how amazing this story is, and how much it means to me. I only recently figured out I was trans a few months ago, and only my wife knows so far. I'm not sure yet if I'm going to transition. But reading through Rain makes me feel so much less broken, so much less alone. Yeah, I found it through a forum where tons of *real life* trans people talk about their experiences every day, but reading about what is an essential form of myself in a medium I enjoy has been so much more powerful in practice. I mean I guess it's not really myself as I didn't even realize I was trans until I was 28, but you know what I mean.

So, Jocelyn, thank you so much for continuing to write and draw Rain. It means more to me than you could know. I wish you so much luck in your recovery from SRS, I can't wait for you to be feeling good as your new self, and of course so you can get back to drawing Rain! :D
Pan NZer 31st Aug 2016, 9:42 AM edit delete reply
Glad to hear things are going well for you Jocelyn! Haven't commented before but been reading a while.

Just wanted to say thanks for writing the comic (friend of mine loves Rain and the comics made a good present XD) it's been the catalyst for me learning more about the struggles transgender people go through and I have the utmost admiration for you for openly and frankly sharing your experiences too.

Best wishes from Middle Earth :D
Lemonado Girl 1st Sep 2016, 1:57 AM edit delete reply
Lemonado Girl
So there's apparently a "spectrum" thing for trans students at my college tomorrow (Thursday) morning (or at least there might be, the foyer calls for biweekly meetings and I've no clue if they've started). It at least ends an hour before I start class for the day, so I'll be checking for it!
VDani 1st Sep 2016, 11:29 AM edit delete reply
Are you still doing Rain fanart posts? I might have a few drawings of her lying around that I'd like to share if I can find them. :)
Zyla 1st Sep 2016, 12:17 PM edit delete reply
I'm so glad to hear that your recovery is going well!
I just recently started reading the comic, so I haven't been here to see much of your transition journey, but it's great to see that it's going well for you~

Of course, I'm also glad to hear that Rain should be up soon, since I've loved all of it so far ^-^
EpicSD 1st Sep 2016, 4:57 PM edit delete reply
EpicSD
I hit the "Random" button and it kept me on this page. XD
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