Comic 380 - Anatomy

6th Jun 2013, 6:14 PM in Ch 15: The January Girl
Average Rating: 4.92 (12 votes)
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Author Notes:

Jocelyn 6th Jun 2013, 6:14 PM edit delete
In the script, this was written to be a two-page update. And then it was almost two separate updates. And then I just condensed it to a single page. Not that you’re losing any content this way. All it really did was separate the introspective aspect and the punch line. I changed the setup more than anything because I needed to get this page ready a bit more quickly than usual, and my new tablet was already acting up a bit (it turned out to be the heat; I moved my desk closer to the AC and it works better now). Still, I hope you’ll forgive the wonky setup of this page. Everything goes back to normal with the next page.

So, um… who’s Rain talking to? Actually, this is a very introspective page for her (and the first time she’s ever cursed). I’m hoping this isn’t too subtle in explaining what happened, because I’d really rather not have to spell it out. But let’s just say her body reacted to something - causing great discomfort to her - and she needed to wait it out somewhere in secret. I can’t speak for every transgirl, but I know for me, this “reaction” was always kind of devastating and did bear potential to lead to dysphoria (especially if it happened in public). But what caused it? Was it indeed “spontaneous”, or do we have the January Girl to blame for this?

And yet after all the introspection, Brother Arthur’s face just cracks me up. :D

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CyberSkull 6th Jun 2013, 6:31 PM edit delete reply
At that age, a reason for a visit is unneeded.
Zackwell 6th Jun 2013, 7:00 PM edit delete reply
Oh my.

Awkward is the word.
Zackwell 6th Jun 2013, 7:03 PM edit delete reply
Oh and I just realised that in the panel where she curses, she uses her non-feminine voice.
If that's an oversight, fair enough. If not, it's a very interesting change of angle.
Jocelyn 6th Jun 2013, 7:08 PM edit delete reply

It's intentional. ^_^
Zackwell 6th Jun 2013, 8:19 PM edit delete reply
j-eagle12212012 6th Jun 2013, 8:43 PM edit delete reply
I say the January Girl is to blame.
j-eagle12212012 6th Jun 2013, 8:45 PM edit delete reply
I just remembered that Brother Arthur Knows that Rain is trans which makes his reaction 1000 times funnier
no 7th Nov 2020, 2:40 AM edit delete reply
lol tysm for this reminder. that is indeed extremely humorous.
Nightsky 6th Jun 2013, 11:14 PM edit delete reply
I had a feeling that was the last case, though I didn't know how to put it into words... Poor Rain. Though she's mentally a girl, her body still needs to catch on to that. :/

On that note, the fact that she reacted that way to January girl at all is surprising. Raises some new questions about her sexuality. Does this mean she's bisexual? On that note, what IS her sexuality? Would she consider herself "gay" or "straight" if she liked guys? This is going to raise some serious questions for her, poor girl. In the end, the umbrella term "queer" might be the best word for her at the moment... ^^;

Along with Rudy's probable doubts about his girlfriend finally becoming a physical girl, it seems our main couple is in for some really heavy drama. I hate to say it, but I predict a breakup pretty soon... :c
Mejui 7th Jun 2013, 4:31 PM edit delete reply
Well, I consider myself gay, being a transwoman who's physically attracted to other women. Rain herself is still trying to find her sexual identity, it seems, and as has been noted before, one's whole sense of self is a series of spectra, for which English only has terms for the more extreme bits.
Zackwell 7th Jun 2013, 9:11 PM edit delete reply
I find that sexuality is an outdated concept.
A person is attracted to a person, that's always the case. The only thing that sets different kinds of human attractions apart is the number of bigots who complain and spread hate.

This comes from a person who loves who he wants to love. :3
rachelevil 7th Jun 2013, 12:02 AM edit delete reply
Ah. A very frustrating occurrence.
Mackus 7th Jun 2013, 4:36 AM edit delete reply
I am sure glad I read rest of your commentary before making boner jokes. Touchy subject, and I didn't realised at first it could be meant as drama - I read too much SMBC.
Haha, oh Arthur, you SOOO know what really happened to Rain, dont ya?
This is kinda dissonant chapter, will Rudy dump Rain? Or will he try to take their relationship to next level as long as she is "physically compatible" with him?
Kitsune kun 7th Jun 2013, 6:07 AM edit delete reply
Awwwww. I feel sorry for rain. :( I hope she gets her wish soon >w<

On a lighter note, I finally graduated yesterday ^w^ WOOT!! It was a long road, but I finally did it.
Now, I'm gonna get a job and save up money to Leo pay form my loves therapy sessions ^^
You know who you are mi amore~<3
Francesca 7th Jun 2013, 3:06 PM edit delete reply
Aimy 8th Jun 2013, 3:08 AM edit delete reply
Reasons why being a trans*woman and asexual is a match made in heaven.
Firebird27 9th Jun 2013, 3:44 AM edit delete reply
hey I know you've probably been asked this tons of times but I was wondering what programs do you use to draw my art style is similar to yours and you've shown me how well it could work so I want to start my own comic too
Syrup 6th Sep 2014, 12:27 PM edit delete reply
i feel kinda stupid saying this, but what did she mean by visits?
Lex-Kat 20th Nov 2016, 3:13 AM edit delete reply
Some call it a visit from "Mister Happy", and most boys enjoy "Mister Happy" coming out to play, but usually not in school.

Now, most Trans-Women don't like their "Mister Happy", I personally see it as an "Evil Monster" which needs to be slain... soon! But until we get on HRT, "Evil Monster" still pops up and tries to play. >_<
no 7th Nov 2020, 2:42 AM edit delete reply
to spell it out fully... she got an erection
Zi 20th Aug 2015, 10:02 AM edit delete reply
I wonder if it had to do with how Drew was acting, bending over backward to help the new girl, and not the appearance of the January Girl. It could be she imagined being in her place and having someone fawn over her like that triggered that reaction.

I would really like to see her working through her sexuality though... It was a long journey for me to find out I was lesbian.
Akane 19th Jun 2016, 10:36 PM edit delete reply
I'm right there with Rain...I feel so terribly awkward and horrible about "episodes" that keep attacking me regularly...kicking my already huge dysphoria into overdrive...seriously can't wait for HRT myself.
Some Ed 13th Jun 2017, 11:14 AM edit delete reply
As with nigh everything about humanity, there's a range of feelings. Most or all of the transwomen I've met who've felt a need for a full transition hate "Evil Monster" visits with a passion. But there are also transwomen who enjoy visits from "Mr. Happy". Some of these enjoy them without reservation, while others find them highly disturbing despite also being enjoyable. "How can this *thing* which shouldn't *even* be a part of *me* feel so damned good!?!"

Personally, at various times, I've felt most of the range, just not the "I need to remove this vile thing" extreme end.
Guest 13th Apr 2019, 11:41 AM edit delete reply
I've stopped getting those ever since I accepted myself as a girl. Even though I'm not on HRT yet
no 7th Nov 2020, 2:46 AM edit delete reply
yeah, i can relate. not sure if it´s quite what you mean, but i´ve heard that hrt decreases libido. but my libido dropped pretty much right away the moment i realized i was trans. it´ll be interesting to see whether that drops even further once i do start hrt.

ok this was definitely tmi but whatever i´m posting it anyways
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