Comic 108 - Why?

26th Jul 2011, 10:00 PM in Ch 4: Not the Same
Average Rating: 4.92 (12 votes)
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Jocelyn 26th Jul 2011, 10:00 PM edit delete
Kind of a jumpy transition from the last scene, but it’s worth noting that if they’re both dressed and Gavin’s even shaved, then time must have passed. I feel it’s also worth noting that it apparently doesn’t take long after playtime is over the two to get right back into their trans debates. Sans distractions, I guess it was inevitable.

Gavin’s latest inquiry is also based on a question I’ve been asked in real life, but not by any one other person. Rather, it’s a question I’ve asked myself. Realistically, the interests I (and Rain) generally have are those that are largely unaffected by physical sex. I could still do all of the things I love whether I was a man or a woman (writing, drawing, gaming, etc.) and it really wouldn’t make a lick of difference. So, why is it such an ever-present problem in my life?

Food for thought aside, this is probably the first time Rain has actually challenged Gavin right back. Up until now, she’s played nice and taken it. The last two panels however, possess a subtle hint of venom. Perhaps she’s just more fatigued then she thought. Or perhaps, she’s just tired of his prying. Or maybe it’s particularly the fact that 6+ hours it didn’t matter, but now it suddenly is again. Whatever the case may be, it seems to have shut Gavin up for the time being…

Though they did have a period of bonding, their friendship still clearly needs a lot of work…

Rain, all characters and all other aspects of the story are copyright material belonging to me.
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AliJ5533 28th Jul 2011, 2:48 PM edit delete reply
I like the way you've drawn Gavin in panel 4. I can never get head tilts right.
MarianLH 4th Aug 2011, 10:08 AM edit delete reply
I love Gavin's expression in the last panel. You're really good at expressions.
CyberSkull 20th Mar 2012, 8:43 AM edit delete reply
Finally, the question is asked!
malamute.pup 24th Feb 2013, 6:31 AM edit delete reply
this comic has me hooked like one of those people who watch soap operas.

it's kind of heartbreaking. and i'm not the "coming of age story" person at all. webcomics don't usually affect me like this!
Dre 21st Sep 2014, 1:14 AM edit delete reply
I am loving your comic so far. I have several transgender friends that I have had this discussion with. We do it good naturedly and actually I feel that Rain asks Gavin a fair question. Not full of venom or anything. WHY DOES HE CARE or SHOULD he care, it's not his body....?
november 13th Dec 2014, 10:37 PM edit delete reply
That. ThatthatthatthatFUCKINGYEEEARSofthat. So that. >_< Even sometimes now, a tiny bit still that. I like who I've become but holy shit /why/. :) Ah, well.
Lex-Kat 14th Nov 2016, 6:13 AM edit delete reply
Yay! Gavin shaved. I was so tired of scruffy Gavin.

Love Rain's question back to Gavin, but I like more that she followed it up with "No. You don't have to answer that..."

I can here the venom in her words, for me, it sounded a bit like a slap in the face, and I think he felt it.
meta 18th Mar 2020, 3:18 AM edit delete reply
".. even I think it's kinda stupid that I feel like this."

perhaps rain was enlivened by the all-night gaming, or their mementos, but that was a wonderfully concise insight to articulate at eight in the morning.

it feels as familiar to me as "I only know me, and I don't know if i'm doing it right."
Mila 30th Oct 2022, 7:03 PM edit delete reply
I liked Rain's answer and retort here so much, I had to share it on my FB feed.
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