Comic 11 - Squeak

14th Dec 2010, 1:01 PM in Ch 1: The New Girl
Average Rating: 5 (8 votes)
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Jocelyn 14th Dec 2010, 1:01 PM edit delete
I hope it’s not too subtle. I wasn’t sure how else to depict Rain’s voice suddenly coming out ALL wrong.

This might sound kind of strange, but this is actually one of my favorite pages so far as it is based on one of my own very epic fails… and epic wins. Who wants to hear about the true story that inspired it? Well, I’ll tell you anyway. ^_^

About five years ago, on what was very possibly my first real outing into the real world presenting as a woman, a couple knowing friends and I went to a diner. I’m always quiet, but I don’t think I opened my mouth once from the moment we stepped outside. Not until it came time to order. What came out of my mouth though was not the female voice I’d been practicing all along to myself though. It was as though being silent for so long rendered me unable to find it on the spot like that. The end result sounded like Mickey Mouse trying to do falsetto after having already sucked in some helium. I was so embarrassed, and my “wonderful, supportive friends” burying their faces in their menus to try and hide their laughter wasn’t helping. The funniest part: the waitress never caught on (or at least, she never gave the slightest inkling that she noticed anything was up). Maybe she thought it was just some weird inside joke? Whatever the case may be, one of the most embarrassing moments of my life was also kind of a big achievement for me at the same time… because I passed even after practically giving myself away.

So, without fail, I look at this page and I remember that and I laugh. Every time. ^_^

Enjoy, everyone!
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AliJ5533 19th Dec 2010, 10:59 PM edit delete reply
I'm always impressed with guys who can do a girl's voice. It's just such talented voice acting.

Needless to say, this is why I could never pull off becoming a girl without some sort of voice-box surgery.
Skyangel 10th May 2012, 7:31 PM edit delete reply
Lovely page and the true story was just as sweet and interesting to read.
Jennifer K 17th Feb 2014, 3:43 AM edit delete reply
Does the "Brother" bit mean that this is some kind of religious school? Like, a private school? Or is Mr. Feldman merely attempting to tell his students that he is down with their hip modern slang, yo. Assuming it's the former, I'm kinda more worried about Rain now -- going deep cover is a scary experience in any circumstance, but in a religious institution? Getting outed could potentially be even more devastating.
Lex-Kat 19th Oct 2016, 8:19 AM edit delete reply
Exactly what I was thinking when I saw his name. O.O

Love the squeak though. Cute.
Aravore 9th Sep 2015, 7:32 AM edit delete reply
Omg my surname is Flaherty, and I'm just starting to transition to female, but I haven't picked a name yet. Kinda tempted to choose rain XD jk
HinataTlaltelpa 28th Jan 2016, 12:44 AM edit delete reply
Not to sound dumb or anything, but what does transgendered mean?
AmbiguousMouse 22nd Apr 2016, 1:46 AM edit delete reply
You've probably gotten far enough along to figure this out by now, but a transgender person is somebody who identifies with a gender that does not line up with their physical sex in the typical way. Aka, a girl who was born with a male body, assigned male by the doctor at birth.
Minim 16th Nov 2017, 8:58 PM edit delete reply
Poor Rain, the first thing she does in front of all of these new people is highly embarrassing for her...
Annamarie 2nd Sep 2018, 2:36 PM edit delete reply
Wait, Marie Strongwell?
Aiden/Nedia 16th Mar 2020, 1:42 AM edit delete reply
Every time I read this comment, Brother Aruther give off some severe Ozpin vibes, esp later in the story.
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