Comic 942 - Tearing the Rift

3rd May 2017, 1:14 PM in Ch. 32 - Unfeminine
Tearing the Rift
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Jocelyn 3rd May 2017, 1:14 PM edit delete
Jocelyn
Okay, NOW we're done with Debbie for this chapter (although, there's still plenty of chapter to go). What do you make of this whole exchange though (as in, starting from where their interaction began to now? Has Debbie learned something? Will she finally talk with Emily? Or just stay out of everyone's business? Or is this all just gonna get a lot worse?

And then there's Rain, still steadily growing stronger and bolder as the story goes on. But that was quite the speech, especially considering how much she's struggling to get words out moments ago! Of course she's still upset and probably wants to cry (and can't seem to make eye contact with Debbie right now), but she's also had it. Everyone has their breaking point, and even us shy ones have to put our foot down sometimes.

Not to mention Debbie's behavior might remind Rain of someone else she knows. >_>

Sooooo... what now?


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bgb16999 3rd May 2017, 1:25 PM edit delete reply
bgb16999
Woo! Go Rain! NOW you're maybe getting through to Debbie.
Although, I could potentially see Todd believing Debbie....
BlackSocks 3rd May 2017, 1:27 PM edit delete reply
BlackSocks
Is it wise for Rain to provoke Debbie? This seems like it can only end in a power struggle...
Reimi 3rd May 2017, 2:32 PM edit delete reply
Reimi
Good job Rain! It's amazing how transitioning can make some of us so much bolder. I've been shocked at how much I've come out of my shell in the past two years since I first came to terms with being trans, to where I am today, legally female and 14 months on hormones! I'm not the shy hide in the corner person anymore, and I like that.

As for where this is going, I don't think this is the end of it, and I somehow think that Rain will be outed to the whole school before the end of the year, but I think things will settle a bit for now.
Kate C. 3rd May 2017, 2:44 PM edit delete reply
BAM! Good for you Rain. see the situation for what it really is. however, i agree with Reimi, this is not the end of it. Debbie and that group seem to think they are the ones that have the moral high ground on H.S. life, but the reality is that no H.S. student does... heck nobody does no matter how old you get, there is always someone or something that can put you in your place with some twisting of the facts at hand.

I feel this is going to be a long fight with many won and lost battle for Rain and her friends, I see them ALL suffering (on both sides) in one way or another before its all said and done. the group hugs and kumbiah around a camp fire is a long ways off here. but in the end, as long as Rain and Emily are happy with WHO they ARE and who they spend their time with it will all turn out for the best. and even then i see people being left out in the cold, as it were, once the power struggle, insults and accusations are all done hitting the walls.
Drew 3rd May 2017, 2:46 PM edit delete reply
That was intense.
Ruth 3rd May 2017, 2:57 PM edit delete reply
Ruth
It's good to see Rain come into her stride as a confident young woman. Hormones did something very similar for my own demeanor as well. Although it took several months for them to unlock my persona-prison and Rain seems to be getting that effect in mere days.
DocMesa 3rd May 2017, 4:39 PM edit delete reply
That's the thing about rain. It can seem soft, harmless and unthreatening but every so often can produce an bolt of lightning. You just got zapped, Debbie.
Fox 3rd May 2017, 7:25 PM edit delete reply
*slow clap* Good job Rain.
mecaterpillar 3rd May 2017, 8:27 PM edit delete reply
While it certainly feels like Debbie is not going to try spreading rumors, I do wonder if Madison might just mention what happened at the bathroom to another classmate without any malicious intent. I mean, if you didn't end up going to the bathroom because a couple senior girls were having such a ridiculous argument there, you might just end up mentioning it to someone.
Guest 3rd May 2017, 9:43 PM edit delete reply
Me: http://www.ezimba.com/work/170504C/ezimba12874876487200.png
Karen 3rd May 2017, 9:46 PM edit delete reply
Okay Rain, you can put that mic down now.
EpicSD 3rd May 2017, 10:13 PM edit delete reply
EpicSD
I have a question. So I'm trans mtf and i haven't started hrt yet. Once you start hormones do you take them forever? (also way too go Rain!)
Guest 3rd May 2017, 10:53 PM edit delete reply
To my understanding, yes! Particularly in the case of mtf, you'd have to take testosterone blockers and if you stop the testosterone levels would increase again and undo your progress. (I... want to say ftms can go off hormones after a while and not have a lot of problems except for possibly menstrual cycle restarting if they didn't have a hysterectomy? Since testosterone overrides estrogen and progesterone (which is why ftms see results faster than mtfs in general-- unfair, I know.).) Either way I think most trans people who take hormones choose to take them for the rest of their lives. Cis people still have hormones going after puberty, i.e. a cis girl would still be producing estrogen and progesterone long after puberty (until menopause) and a cis male would still be producing testosterone for the rest of his life. So, since your body naturally produces testosterone unless you get bottom surgery, you will need to be on hormones for the rest of your life. (And still even if you do get the surgery, because a lack of hormones can be dangerous-- I know cis females who get a hysterectomy for whatever reason will need to take hormone pills because a lack of estrogen/progesterone causes negative side effects.)

I am not a doctor nor am I trans so I don't know if this is all right, but this is what I'm inferring from my biology class where we did learn a bit about these things. I might be wrong on the sciencey details so if anyone knows better please correct me. But, hormone sciences aside, you will have to take hormones forever unless for whatever reason you don't want to anymore (and if you stop them you will detransition a little.)
Jocelyn 4th May 2017, 12:22 AM edit delete reply
Jocelyn
@EpicSD

Technically, yes. I say technically because if you choose to get SRS someday, you'll no longer need to take blockers as your body will no longer produce testosterone. Estrogen is forever though. You might have to go off Estrogen temporarily for any surgeries you have (any surgery, really) due to concerns regarding blood clots, but you'll never be kept off of it.
Samantha 4th May 2017, 12:39 AM edit delete reply
EpicSD, to answer your question, there are several types of transition. People will try to tell you that it is a one-size-fits-all approach but they are generally wrong. Some ppl transitioning take hormones, and stop there. Some go with hormones and breast augmentation. Some have various chin and neck surgeries, to make them appear more feminine (I wouldn't recommend surgery on the voicebox tho). Some elect to have an orchiectomy (this or the gender reassignment locks in changes from hormones, whereas taking without the surgery is a bit of a gerbil wheel). Myself, I found that my state has laws that allow you to legally change your gender without surgery, and since my therapist seemed to find (as did I, later), that I was closer to genderfluid than truly transgender, this was sufficient for my needs.
It's important to figure out what your journey will look like, and work towards that.
Callisto 4th May 2017, 12:57 AM edit delete reply
And Rain with the epic mic drop. :D
The Other Mike 4th May 2017, 11:15 AM edit delete reply
Thor himself would be impressed by that hammer drop.
Me 4th May 2017, 2:09 PM edit delete reply
Damn, this was a good page ,Jocelyn. Nice to see Rain put Debbie in her place.
Kris 4th May 2017, 3:30 PM edit delete reply
"And get ready, ‘cause this s***'s about to get heavy / I just settled all my lawsuits; f*** you, Debbie!"
This was the first thing I thought of when Rain roasted Debbie. Get wrecked :P
catmat7339 4th May 2017, 8:29 PM edit delete reply
catmat7339
Not how I expected this to go.
Lex-Kat 24th May 2017, 5:30 AM edit delete reply
Lex-Kat
Okay, Rain's words were much better than my sister's fists. :p
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