Comic 454 - Who is Rain Flaherty

12th Nov 2013, 8:06 PM in Ch. 17: Journey of 1,000 Miles
Who is Rain Flaherty
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Jocelyn 12th Nov 2013, 8:06 PM edit delete
I wasn’t quite sure where to put this. Chapter 18 is actually not going to focus much on Rain herself. But as Vincent said, I just wanted “to get that out on the table right off.” After a long chapter of waiting around for the appointment to start, I figure I owe you guys this much. ^_^

Fun fact: these pages are nigh verbatim of how the first five minutes of my first appointment went. It’s become a bit of an example in my mind of how I think these things SHOULD go.

Not so fun fact: I should remind you guys that starting now, we’re on hiatus. We’ll pick up again with the start of chapter 18 on November 25th. In the meantime… maybe other stuff. Just not pages. Later, boys and girls~!

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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j-eagle12212012 12th Nov 2013, 8:39 PM edit delete reply
Wow... that is very similar to what was said at my first appointment ^_^
LQ 12th Nov 2013, 10:15 PM edit delete reply
Mine too! It went something like this:

"You know why you're here, and I know why you're here. So what does your physician need in the letter?"

"I think she would be fine with the standard ICATH letter."

"Okay, cool. Wait here, I'll be back in about 15 minutes with the letter for you to sign."
MarianLH 13th Nov 2013, 11:38 AM edit delete reply
Mine didn't, she made me wait the full three months. She was generally pretty good, but she never questioned the Holy Writ of the Standards of Care.

But that was in 1997. We seem to have made some progress since then.
Syrup 7th Sep 2014, 5:16 PM edit delete reply
what would you call a person who doesnt beleive they should be the oppisite gender but doesnt feel right as there current gender either?
Hooman Bean 12th Jan 2021, 11:24 AM edit delete reply
Years late but it depends. I identify as agender, I was assigned female, but I never felt female. I use they/them pronouns now, but even that doesn't feel right, so I'd prefer people just call me by my name. I hope that helps anyone else with the same question.
Kitsune kun 13th Nov 2013, 12:39 AM edit delete reply
Nuuuuuuu!!!!! The dreaded hiatus!

Now I have to read homestuck TwT
Nothing wrong with it, but it's just so confusing.

Anyways, great ending to the chapter. Straightforward, smooth, and in my opinion, riveting.
Also, any good tips for keeping hair off of legs for an extended time? I can't pass with leg hair X3
Jocelyn 13th Nov 2013, 7:40 AM edit delete reply
@Kitsune kun

Normally, I like complex things, but I dunno... Homestuck never grabbed me. Confusing or not, I'm glad you like it though. ^_^

Good tips for keeping hair off of your legs? Shaving them, I find, is the best thing. If you haven't, it's always hardest the first time (because when it's longest and thickest). Keep on top of it (I try to shave my legs at least once a week), and it never has a chance to become unmanageable anymore.

If the legs are a passing issue, plan your outfits around the shaving schedule. In other words, with a weekly shave schedule, skirts and shorts are great for the beginning of the week when you just shaved. Later in the week, once it starts getting visible again, you switch to jeans (or keep wearing skirts if you've got opaque hosiery). Even though I'm on hormones now (so my leg hair grows in slower and lighter), I still swear by this system, as I've been using it for many years.

To keep the hair off - as in slow or stop it's growth - we get into some extreme measures. As I said, hormones will eventually slow growth and make the hair lighter and thinner (took about six months for me). I don't know if you're looking to go that route, so alternately, there's electrolysis/laser hair removal.

What I DON'T recommend is creams like Nair. Despite what they say, they are functionally useless in my experience, and that awful smell will linger for days... O_O
j-eagle12212012 14th Nov 2013, 11:07 PM edit delete reply
I have to agree that Nair is terrible, shaving works quite well but maintaing it (in my experience) is a chore
DocMesa 13th Nov 2013, 4:57 AM edit delete reply
This is going to be tongue in cheek,but if the therapist wants to know who Rain Flaherty is, there's a really good book he could buy on Lulu for $15 plus shipping. =p
GigaNerd17 13th Nov 2013, 9:26 PM edit delete reply
*badum tish~!*
malamute.pup 14th Nov 2013, 9:06 PM edit delete reply
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kate hougland 13th Nov 2013, 11:14 AM edit delete reply
can you post the link where your going to put the comic on? pretty plz with sugar on top? :) I rlly lik this comic and I wanna keep reading it
Firepaw 14th Nov 2013, 6:58 AM edit delete reply
Oh My God, that is so frigging Cute, I love it, I love it so much, and it so reflects on how I feel in real life, that like My Mate, I can relate exactly to Rain, and How she feels and her experiences, I cannot wait to read more
Kitsune kun 14th Nov 2013, 6:47 PM edit delete reply

By the way, I've been meaning to ask this for a while. Just a curiosity.
Has anyone here tried a Japanese soda called "ramune" ?

Yes jocelyn this pertains to you as well.
LQ 15th Nov 2013, 1:00 AM edit delete reply
<3 Ramune

It's been too long since I have had some, and Uwajimaya is so close by!
Kiyo 16th Nov 2013, 4:53 AM edit delete reply
Ramune is fun to drink, but
it actually doesn't taste THAT great.
There are better tasting drinks that cost
Ruth 9th Aug 2016, 11:20 PM edit delete reply
Oh gawd, i wish it was all that straightforward. Unfortunately it isn't in real life. I'm right now facing an endo MD who still subscribes to the AGP theory. But I am making inroads to convincing him that I'm the real McCoy. He's already admitted that he's never met anyone like me before in his life and he's flaberghasted by the complexity that is the real me. I've even got him somewhat questioning his own identity a little bit, but I take no pride in that... I just want acceptance of who I am inside and want everyone to do the same. I just want to finally be me and have the people I meet to accept me for me for who and what I am. Why the fuck is that so fucking hard to get a handle on? If I had those answers, I could write a book and get rich off it. I just want to be me, and not be judged for that. Why is that so hard? I must really be fucked up in the head to think I stand a chance of achieving that. I sincerely aplogize for venting my frustration here but I hope I'm amongst kindred spirits who might not understand but are not afraid to accept.

I apologize for being a fucking mess here.
Shilana 15th May 2017, 1:14 AM edit delete reply
oh my god. This page made me cry. I'm up to my 6th therapist, and EVERY SINGLE one so far, has just wanted to talk about why I want to make my life so difficult, wouldn't it be better just to stay male, you like women anyway, you don't need to be one. GLAH.

This single page, gives me hope I might find a therapist that will help me, eventually, years after I made the decision to change :)
Guest 11th Feb 2018, 8:10 PM edit delete reply
i love vincent so much
Rusty of Black Company 26th Mar 2019, 12:21 AM edit delete reply
Love Vincent so much. My beard does not define my gender. Only I can do that.
Kithindra 16th Jun 2020, 1:50 PM edit delete reply
At least one benefit to reading these so far in the future, no hiatus ^^
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