Comic 684 - Tall

17th Jun 2015, 9:48 AM in Ch. 25: Wings
Average Rating: 4.8 (10 votes)
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Jocelyn 17th Jun 2015, 9:48 AM edit delete
And here we have a weird little page that started out as a gag and - to my surprise - managed to turn into something a bit deeper. The joke being that Chanel is short, so she's tiny like what you might expect from a typical pixie, while Jessica is tall, and I just left her at her normal size despite also being a pixie. When I was scripting this, I just thought it was going to be a cute sight gag. But when I finally had the visuals on the page, it felt like the message changed. It's a scenario that - while the dialogue wouldn't be exact - I think most trans people (and hey, probably a lot of people in general) will be familiar with. We've all been asked that really dumb, invasive question (intentionally or not) that does nothing but hit a sore spot for us. Chanel's lines in panels 3 and 4 were added later to reflect this.

This does not symbolize any deep seeded feelings Rain might have about Jessica though. Rain really admires and looks up to Jessica. However, even if you yourself are part of some marginalized group, that doesn't mean you're incapable of derping out a stupid statement that someone could take offense to (I've had trans friends address me with the wrong pronoun before, and I know I've done it myself by accident too). It's human to make mistakes, and hopefully we can tell the difference between malice and an innocent slip-up, but it still pays to be mindful of what we say so those mistakes might be kept to a minimum.

Sorry. I didn't know this page was going to get deep. This middle section of the chapter was supposed to be more goofy and weird, and then I go accidentally making it complex. Go figure. XD This page was also planned to be attached to the previous one for a two-pager (as possibly evidenced by this one feeling short with only four panels). In the script, I didn't think either of these stood alone well. But once I drew them, they didn't quite blend as well anymore. So I split them up.

Also, Puddle (aka The Beast of Doom) is still there. He's just out of view in these shots.

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RainFan 17th Jun 2015, 11:03 AM edit delete reply
I feel the being self-conscious about my height (or lack there of)
RoseArtemis 17th Jun 2015, 11:10 AM edit delete reply
Could I share some of mine with you? I'm self-conscious about mine but the other way. I want to be shorter than I am.
wanderer 17th Jun 2015, 11:34 AM edit delete reply
you're not the only one
RainFan 17th Jun 2015, 4:49 PM edit delete reply
I would gladly accept your unwanted height :)
j-eagle12212012 17th Jun 2015, 6:33 PM edit delete reply
Hmmm I never put much thought into my height... You know now that I think about it I'm not sure...5' 8" is an average height right?
Hayley 17th Jun 2015, 12:12 PM edit delete reply
I dont know if You meant it this way of oh Rudy cant be a peeping tom because he's gay or just a gentalmen? Either way I still found it funny!
Guest 17th Jun 2015, 1:13 PM edit delete reply
To quote Rudy from the page "Lake", "Even if I wasn't gay, one of them is my sister."
Guest 20th Jun 2022, 6:29 AM edit delete reply
Is that... a problem?
JustRaining 3rd Aug 2022, 5:43 PM edit delete reply
Oh my... the "Stepsister"-stuff on these websites for adults really changes the point of view for people over the years 😱
Guest 17th Jun 2015, 12:28 PM edit delete reply
Love Chanel's "You don't just ask stuff like that".

If this part was supposed to be only little gags, I look forward to the next section... It will be deeper than deep! x)
summer 17th Jun 2015, 4:31 PM edit delete reply
this was definately a relateable page.

when is volume three comic out?
Clara 19th Aug 2015, 6:13 PM edit delete reply
ahh, the joys of being 6 foot 3
Akane 10th Jul 2016, 10:51 PM edit delete reply
My short height is the one and only thing I like about my build really.
BlackSocks 6th Nov 2016, 2:33 PM edit delete reply
And it's Rain herself who asks it too.
Love this page.
no 11th Nov 2020, 3:09 AM edit delete reply
this is definitely the funniest page in the dream sequence
Dark Niwa 12th Jan 2021, 7:18 AM edit delete reply
yeah, being trans oneself doesn't seem to stop the foot-in-mouth

thankfully we're mostly a understanding lot (probably because we have to be)
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