Rain and Ryan
10th May 2021, 7:20 AM in Ch. 42 - One Day at a Time
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Rain and Ryan
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Author Notes:
Aaaaaaaaaand exhale... ^_^

Rain, all characters and all other aspects of the story are copyright material belonging to me.

Friendly reminder that Rain is now available in French (courtesy of the translation of my friend, Mia)! We're up to eight chapters now live as of this weekend, and more will go up every Saturday. ^_^

While I know most of you can and probably do already read in English, the option is there if you're bilingual, or if you know anyone who is more comfortable reading in French that you think might enjoy the story. I invite you to share this with anyone you think this might benefit. ^_^
User comments:
She took that really good, Rain has come so far!
Allison (not that one) (Guest)
Actually, it seems to me that this is of benefit for Rain. There's now a "real" Ryan in her circle, so if someone deadnames her, her friends can just assume they're talking about Ryan-2 (i.e., the trans boy named Ryan, not the trans girl whose real name is Rain.) They can even compliment the would-be deadnamer for getting _his_ name right.
Kyle (Guest)
Glad Rain is cool with this.
Wooooo they worked it out.
Dealer-Safe (Guest)
Well, that's a week of tension off my chest.
Leslie (Guest)
Their reactions are so cute. It went really well :)

I'm french but I read the whole comic in English. I might re-read it in french when there are more chapters out !
Lexi (Guest)
He took her deadname and her ex-boyfriend. What else will Ryan take? Her siblings? Her aunt? WHAT ELSE, I ASK?!
But seriously: Sweet page. :D Expected nothing less from Rain.
Phoebe Z (Guest)
Ryan: "What, Fighter Frogs? That's easy. I speedrun it."

Rain and Gavin: ".........................."
headcanon accepted
Drake Zephyr
Eeehhh... I still don't think Rudy and Ryan are an item, pretty sure they are just friends.
for now...
Sammi (Guest)
I'm pretty sure Rudy is into Ryan, and I wouldn't be surprised if that went both ways, so I would definitely say it isn't outside the realm of possibility. ;)
at the very least, we know Ryan is interested in guys since he was interested in Aidyn. so that really goes in Rudy's faor.
Phrown (Guest)
I can see them being just friends. Personally I want them to go out together.
Elfi (Guest)
Honestly that was about my reaction when I found myself in this situation, albeit in my case it was him and my parents both drawing from the same source material rather than any prior contact.

Still funny though, especially when your deadname's already one in a million :'D
Drake Zephyr
Pretty much how I thought it would go. Rain has gone through too much character development for her to have gotten mad or sad from this. I figured that yeah she'd be a bit happy that someone has a use for that name.
According to one website, the term "deadname" only originated in 2012. Meaning both Rain and Ryan must be fairly plugged in to know it already.
naobilynn (Guest)
I think it started earlier than that. I might be wrong but I swore I read the term online when I was still living in my parents house in 2011. And I was not particularly plugged into the LGBT community. This comic introduced trans as a labeled thing to me.
val (Guest)
that's super interesting!! the earliest reference i could find to it online was from january 11th 2012 and it claimed to be the origin of "deadname" as a term...but people must have been using it before that because the reference was making fun of cis people not knowing what it meant!
amateur linguist person (Guest)
huh, weird. I just looked into this after reading this and wiktionary claims that "deadname" (as a noun) has been attested since at least 2010... but the earliest quotation dated on wiktionary dates to *2014*. (Actually, interestingly, "dead-naming" had a much older sense dating at least to the early 20th century if not earlier. But that's not relevant at all to this). Wiktionary cites OED for its claim of 2010, but I don't have an account on OED so I can't actually find what citations they have. Seems like investigating the origin of the term could be worth further research.
amateur linguist person (Guest)
update: found the 2012 instance that was mentioned: https://accozzaglia.ca/professional-writing/copywriting/intertitle-your-dead-name/
additionally, this is an earlier one -- july 2011: https://twitter.com/mynameisalice87/status/93518074363379713
OED's 2010 citation remains a mystery
Yay! Yes, this is how I expected it to go, but it's still really nice to see.
Emily (Guest)
I mean if course she would :) I was more wondering when Rudy would finally say something
Adama (Guest)
One more nail in the coffin of Rain's deadname. 😉
Also, in case anyone needs a reminder, the grayed out panel is a flashback to this page.
Ryleigh (Guest)
This is all kinds of too close to home. Rain and I have the same deadname. I have a trans friend named Ryan. GET OUT OF MY HEAD JOCELYN
Oz (Guest)
Mawwww trop chou ! Je suis contente que Rain l'est bien pris !! Ca me rappelle les deux persos principaix de Hourou Musuko , une fille et un garcon trans qui ont echanger leur prenoms !
Yay! This is so cute <3 I'm glad Rain feels comfortable in her body to share the fact she's trans. It's very difficult to share such a personal thing. But it feels so incredible to finally share it with someone when you meet someone you trust <3
Okay everyone, remember to B R E A T H.

No reason to be so tense anymore, right?
Chrissy (Guest)
Glad we finally can... It's been almost 2 weeks that we've been holding it... Some of us probably already passed out.. 😅
Thatgaygirl (Guest)
Hey I wanted to leave this comment. I really do enjoy your comic and its helped me a lot figure out who I am. It's even helped showed me how much of a monster I was.
Tepro (Guest)
Even though I had a feeling it would play out like this, I was still anxiously awaiting to see how the situation would pan out. Glad to see it went well! Rain has come so far.
well now i want Ryan there the next time Kellen tries to deadname Rain.
Tanny (Guest)
I'd say the odds are about one in a Jocelyn. ;P

This is super cute and pretty much what I expected. I was guessing either a giggle or a hug for this page.
rat (Guest)
yayyy i love them
wonder if Rain is gonna realize that his was the guy Ana had been talking about.
Emma (Guest)
Greetings, may I have your name?
Skydream (Guest)
Reminds me of my girlfriend and my husband. Completely by coincidence, they swapped deadnames!
were/are you with them together polyamorously or at separate times?
Selix (Guest)
this page never gets old
Oh this was just adorable