Comic 453 - It's Time

10th Nov 2013, 6:32 PM in Ch. 17: Journey of 1,000 Miles
It's Time
Average Rating: 4.92 (13 votes)
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Jocelyn 10th Nov 2013, 6:32 PM edit delete
Ah, the moment of truth. This is an exciting and terrifying part of starting transition. After all that waiting, when your therapist comes out and calls your name, it really snaps you back to reality that this is actually happening. (Funny side story: My therapist double-booked on the night of my first appointment, so I kinda had it twice in one night. XD) Rain seems to be holding her own pretty well, but I think she’s had a good mentor by her side to keep her grounded.

Despite this technically being the last page of the chapter, I still have one more post before we’re ready to move on. And much as I hate to do this, there will also be a small hiatus following the next post. I’m sorry I have these hiatuses so frequently (believe me; no one wants them less than me), but if ever there was a time in which I needed it, it was now. I just have a lot going on all at once and I’m more than a little stressed out.

Again, there will be one more post at the next update. Following that, chapter 18 will definitely begin on November 25th. Thank you for enjoying my work, and for putting up with my incessant hiatuses.

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

Also, I'm saving for SRS, and to be perfectly honest, I could use your help! If you can, great. If not, don’t worry about it. I totally understand (you don't need to feel bad or apologize if you can’t).
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DaveMorrison 10th Nov 2013, 6:59 PM edit delete reply
I can't imagine how she feels right now but she looks almost serene as she stands.

and has the compassion to think of another!

Beautiful work as always
(i know i'm new to this comic but i'm extremely impressed)
Syrup 7th Sep 2014, 5:12 PM edit delete reply
i can imagine exacley how she feels
Some Ed 14th Jun 2017, 5:10 PM edit delete reply
A stomach should not be able to *hold* that many butterflies. And, is it just me, or are some of those butterflies *glowing*?! Her arms, hands, legs, feet, and ears are warm and tingly. Also, everything's a bit blurry and her face is wet. Thinking, "Things are going too well. I'm probably going to walk right into the door frame and never be able to live this down."
no 8th Nov 2020, 3:25 AM edit delete reply
that´s... oddly specific, almost creepily so
j-eagle12212012 10th Nov 2013, 9:32 PM edit delete reply
If you need a hiatus jocelyn that is fine, don't burn yourself out for us we can live without Rain for a little while. Also I have hit a minor setback in my transition, looks like I have to wait till january to start my hrt ( I have a liver issue that needs to be fixed first) :/
MarianLH 11th Nov 2013, 7:24 AM edit delete reply
Yeah, better a temporary hiatus than a permanent one.

Sorry to hear about your HRT delay, j-eagle.
Jocelyn 11th Nov 2013, 10:27 AM edit delete reply

Sorry about the delay. That's a bummer.

Still, as far as delays go, January isn't that far away. I mean, I understand how it must feel (it's not NOW), but just do whatever they tell you to do and you'll be getting started in no time. Best wishes to you. ^_^
j-eagle12212012 11th Nov 2013, 9:42 PM edit delete reply
Thank you
Syrup 7th Sep 2014, 5:13 PM edit delete reply
it seems like 90% of the readers are transexual almost makes me feel like a weirdo for feeling the way i feel.
Noelle 10th Nov 2013, 9:47 PM edit delete reply
This hurts my soul... I like it.

I'm both insanely jealous of Rain and pretty glad I'm not her. I saw my therapist for the first time before I'd even approached transition, and I just wish that my first calling had been "Noelle?" and not "Samuel?".

Then again, I think I'm probably more adjusted for transition than she is. I'm definitely more emotionally secure.

She's got supportive family, I haven't. She's got supportive friends who she's out to, I haven't. Urgh. This comic is both amazing and heart-rending... I totally love it.

Thanks Jocelyn! <3

P.S. Jocelyn is an awesome name
Moor 11th Nov 2013, 12:26 AM edit delete reply
Jocelyn, are you shipping your own characters?..
*Accusatory Stare*
Jocelyn 11th Nov 2013, 10:33 AM edit delete reply

I ship my own characters quite frequently, actually. Believe it or not, there are certain pairings I'm just rooting for. I can't talk about them though. Them being my ships doesn't necessarily guarantee that that's what will happen, but I'm sure many people will take the author's ships as canon. So it's better I just keep quiet about it.

Buuuuut, I didn't think I was doing that here. Did I say something shippy? XD
DocMesa 11th Nov 2013, 4:12 AM edit delete reply
I'm really sorry you're feeling so stressed, Jocelyn. I hope things calm down for you soon.

*hugs if you like hugs*
malamute.pup 11th Nov 2013, 3:59 PM edit delete reply
*flails* this comic is really sensitive and emotional and story. i think about it a lot and how the story is so emotions and all this sensitive stuff.

i obviously am having a hard time putting it into words but it's a comic with this emotional reality that brings the characters into focus really effectively.
Syrup 7th Sep 2014, 5:13 PM edit delete reply
Guest 14th Apr 2019, 2:31 PM edit delete reply
How come Rain got to get called forward as Rain, but Carmen had to be called as her deadname?
jesslc 30th Jan 2020, 11:44 PM edit delete reply
I assume the name called out is the name that was given when the appointment was booked. Didn't Jess organise this appointment for Rain? Or was it Fara? Either way they both would have said it's for Rain.

Whereas Carmen is 12 years old and her parents probably booked the appointment. We found out a few pages back that Carmen's parents aren't happy about her being trans so they probably used her deadname when they booked it.
Kithindra 16th Jun 2020, 1:43 PM edit delete reply
So, I know this was posted like 7 years ago and I'm not sure why I wish to say this but I'm pretty certain the first time my name is called when I start therapy for transitioning I'll probably cry
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