Comic 278 - Ch. 12 - Drab

1st Nov 2012, 9:28 PM in Ch 12: Drab
Ch. 12 - Drab
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Jocelyn 1st Nov 2012, 9:28 PM edit delete
Just for those who may not be aware of the term, “drab” is how you might describe a transgendered person (including transsexuals, crossdressers, drag queens, etc.) that is presenting as their birth sex. For instance, if Rain is dressed as a boy, she is dressed in “drab”. My original idea had Ruby on this page too, but that took away from the “drab” theme.

Anyway, Chapter 11 and Chapter 12 were initially intended to just be one very long chapter (kinda like Chapter 6). Looking back, I’m not sure how I expected that last chapter to condense into like ten or so pages, but it managed to end up a whopping twenty-three altogether. THIS chapter is intended to be normal length now too. Let’s hope that doesn’t mean I have some absurdly long fifty page chapter coming here… but I guess we’ll see what happens. ^^;

(As a side note, I’m kinda miserable sick right now and haven’t drawn in days, which has led to me falling a fair bit behind how much I normally like to have ready. I’ll try not to allow any late updates, but if it comes to that, this is why.)

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

AND "Rain - Volume 1" is out now! Seriously, check it out!

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GigaNerd17 1st Nov 2012, 9:43 PM edit delete reply
The anticipation is unbearable!
vorpal 23rd Jun 2015, 10:54 AM edit delete reply
I'd never heard that term before. Thanks for the vocab.
Ruth 7th Aug 2016, 11:29 AM edit delete reply
Now I've got a new term to call what I've been living for the past few decades.
Lex-Kat 17th Nov 2016, 2:15 AM edit delete reply
Same here. I always called it boy-drag, but I like Drab better.
DiEvAl 11th Jul 2015, 6:30 PM edit delete reply
Alternatively, it can mean Designated Rabbit At Birth xD
Akane 15th Jun 2016, 9:55 PM edit delete reply
Awh oh no, how I hate to see my favorite fantasy character of all times crying :(
Sky Beams 29th Jul 2016, 11:29 PM edit delete reply
Why is my Rain crying?! WHO DID THIS TO HER!!!
Ruth 7th Aug 2016, 11:11 AM edit delete reply
Who is the silhouette shadow? Aiken? Gavin? Rudy?
Guest 11th Apr 2019, 11:38 AM edit delete reply
Catherine 14th Sep 2021, 6:21 AM edit delete reply
it's my understanding that 'drag' comes from Dressed As a Girl, and 'drab' comes from Dressed As a Boy
Mturtle7 1st Mar 2022, 8:31 PM edit delete reply
That seems to be a popular idea, but I can't actually find any hard evidence for it online. There's a lot of debate over the etymology of the term, actually, and several hypotheses, but as far as I can tell nobody with in-depth knowledge is claiming it started out as an acronym.
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