Comic 409 - Incorrectness

13th Aug 2013, 7:37 PM in Ch. 16: The Exception
Average Rating: 4.92 (12 votes)
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Jocelyn 13th Aug 2013, 7:37 PM edit delete
If you are virtually ANY category of non-hetero and/or non-cis, and not had Rain’s inner monologue (or something very similar) at some point in your life, consider yourself fortunate. I’m serious. Today, I’m very proud and open about who I am, but I think Rain’s monologue is actually quite toned down from the self-loathing I used to put myself through when I was about her age. It’s weird to think back on now…

On a lighter note, this page was almost called “Rainbow Sprinkles”. I worried it might be inappropriate for the mostly serious nature of this particular page though.

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j-eagle12212012 13th Aug 2013, 8:06 PM edit delete reply
I know that feeling, but now I think "What is normal?" to which I believe the answer is nothing.
Nightsky 13th Aug 2013, 8:30 PM edit delete reply
Poor Rain. I had a feeling that the relationship strain would set in, especially with the cover. :( I'm sorry you had to have inner monologues like this too, Jocelyn.

Also, I'd almost think that the rainbow sprinkles are meant to be symbolic given the nature of the monologue. Are they?
Mejui 14th Aug 2013, 7:45 AM edit delete reply
Ah, yes. The "if I were normal" monologue. In my case it's especially ramble-y, because until maybe a year ago, everyone thought I was a straight guy (albeme autistic). Fun fun.

At least Rain's good at breaking that cycle of soul-crushing.
Marlee-The-Creator 14th Aug 2013, 6:57 PM edit delete reply
I can relate a little bit... I've had people tell me I'm not really a lesbian because my girlfriend doesn't "look like a girl" ._.
Zi 21st Aug 2015, 10:07 AM edit delete reply
I had much worse... Nobody wanted to date me in high school, and after coming out, I felt undatable. I was still in my hometown and all, so everyone knew who I was before... And that wasn't really me. That was a mask I wore so I wouldn't be alone.

Then, when a freshman lesbian who didn't know about me flirted with me, the monologue became, "if she knew, she wouldn't be flirting."
Wolfsblood 25th Aug 2015, 8:20 AM edit delete reply
The self loathing... yea, that's a hard one to get over, but I'm working on it. Rain's inner turmoil these last pages could have come from inside my head too.
Lex-Kat 21st Nov 2016, 3:01 AM edit delete reply
I always hate when I'm being introspective, and someone comes along and snaps me out of it (one way or another). Always makes me jump out of my skin!
duck 15th Apr 2017, 6:24 PM edit delete reply
Reeading everything right now and I just found the "vanilla with rainbow sprinkles". i mean vanilla?!!! i don't know if it's intended but it's perfect!!! <3

(as everything in your comic. thanks so much!)
no 7th Nov 2020, 3:44 AM edit delete reply
yeah, i really hope that symbolism was intentional, cause its just so perfect
SophieKinnee 23rd Nov 2017, 9:45 PM edit delete reply
My dad is a Pastor, I know all about the negative self-talk the brain can dish out. I never said anything to my dad until a few years ago. He just hugged me until I stopped crying and then said, "You have, and always will be my child and I love you.." .I was expecting a very different response.
Mila 10th Nov 2022, 10:37 AM edit delete reply
Self-doubt. The story of my life.
On a lighter note, I love Rain's expression in the second panel.
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