Comic 697 - Rain Delay 21

12th Jul 2015, 2:23 PM in Rain Delay
Rain Delay 21
Average Rating: 5 (7 votes)
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Jocelyn 12th Jul 2015, 2:23 PM edit delete
Rain Delay: goofy little gag comics to keep you entertained while I work on the legit stuff. Remember, Chapter 26 begins this Wednesday, July 15th (that's next update, by the way). ^_^

Reverse fictional lucid dreaming
Really think about how paradoxical this is. Kaminari, a manga character, dreamt she was Rain, a "real life person", who was dreaming about being Kaminari. O_O I didn't really have a punchline in mind, so much as I just wanted to depict this scenario (and I would really never get another chance). So the last panel could've had Rei saying anything. I had a few different alternatives, but this is the one that made me laugh most for some reason.

Too Soon?
I almost didn't use this one for exactly the reason of the title, but I didn't really have any other relevant ideas in mind. As for the content itself, I know Rain's hair was previously covering her left eye most of the time, but I'm surprised by how many people were so shocked to see she even HAD a second eye. Chapter 6, 11, and 12 called. They want you to reread them. XD

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j-eagle12212012 12th Jul 2015, 3:37 PM edit delete reply
To everyone that doesn't appreaciate the humor
* in best Jeff Ross voice*
"What? Too Soon? It's Never too soon people"
Mina 12th Jul 2015, 5:23 PM edit delete reply
Maybe the teachers won't recognize her... XD

I was wondering if there was any difference between "transsexual" and "transgender". I read "transgender" included transsexuality as well as some other things... But Emily used "transgender" in the last delay, so I wonder if they are completely synonyms.
Tualha 12th Jul 2015, 8:04 PM edit delete reply
Well, no. Transsexual is the more specific term: a transsexual person feels they are the gender opposite what their anatomy would suggest, and generally wishes to transition to the other gender. Transgender is a more all-encompassing term: a transgender person might be transsexual, or might be non-binary (somewhere in the middle or out in left field in terms of gender), might cross-dress only, might feel that they have no gender at all (agender, neutrois), or other possibilities. There's lots of info on the web, look around.
Emma 12th Jul 2015, 8:45 PM edit delete reply
This! Not everyone who transitions can afford, or even wants, reassignment surgery.
Dr. Smart 12th Jul 2015, 11:48 PM edit delete reply
I thought Transgender typically went by the binary, MTF or FTM with some variations since labels are never perfect representations of everyone's experience. (hence why Kylie/Kyle does not identify as Trans but has been noted to be possibly gender fluid, and has a gender queer umbrella in the banner)

I figured "gender queer" was more along the lines of the more encompassing version and where "non binary" meant genders that aren't specifically "Male" or "Female"

I could be wrong though, these are not labels I have studied too much, just picked up along the way, and I know that gender identity is rarely black and white ^^
TheFTM 13th Jul 2015, 9:32 AM edit delete reply
@Dr. Smart
You mostly correct. Transgender means that the person feels (on the inside)they are the opposite gender than what they had been born. While, a transsexual is someone who has gone through or is going through, both hormone replacement therapy and gender reassignment surgeries. So, imagine that there's a spectrum of colors the blue end being male and the female end being pink. Now, imagine somewhere very close to either the female or male ends are the transgenders and the transsexuals. Now, go toward the middle and you get the gender queer, agender, non binary, etc. That's basically what I imagine it would look like. I may not be the best source, but I've been looking into this kind of stuff for a while, as I am an FTM. I hope this maybe helped.
kyuubi no kitsune-hime 13th Jul 2015, 1:45 PM edit delete reply
@Dr. Smart
Transgender tends to see more use as an umbrella term for people who don't fit into the general cis gender binary. This includes gender queer, gender fluid, and gender neutral sides. Especially because there are people who consider them selves gender queer specifically by how they're non-conforming on gender. Though that leads to a lot of nebulous space regarding gender queer and gender fluid folk. Transgender generally fits as a catch-all term for the entire topic regarding people who are transsexual, non-op trans, serious cross-dressers, bi-gender, agender, gender fluid, and etc. At the same time transgender can also be used to define people who aren't interested in the full "bottom" gender reassignment surgery, for whatever reason. Then finally most people outside the community often see it as just a polite term for transsexual.

In the trans community in general there tends to be quite a bit of personal application of terms, using which fits best. There is also contentions over terms. For example many trans people dislike MtF and FtM, instead preferring terms like; transwoman and transman. Then there are some who hate both sets of terms because they just want to be seen as the gender they identify as with out tagging on trans. So it can be a bit confusing.
Noelle 13th Jul 2015, 5:10 AM edit delete reply
It's not always acceptable though, I personally find it kind of offensive - it implies that the only thing about me is my sex.
TheFTM 13th Jul 2015, 9:39 AM edit delete reply
I don't believe you have the correct definition for the word transgender. Transgender means the person feels (on the inside) that they are the gender opposite of what they were born. You got transsexual mostly correct. Transsexual means that a person who once identified as transgender has gone through both hormone replacement therapy and gender reassignment surgeries. Non binary is probably the umbrella term you're looking for, as it encompasses any gender that is not directly in the binary. A.K.A gender queer, agender, bigender, neutrois, androgynous, etc. I hope this helped.
kyuubi no kitsune-hime 13th Jul 2015, 1:48 PM edit delete reply
More often than not transgender is applied as the goto umbrella term for almost all non-binary.
Mina 13th Jul 2015, 7:18 PM edit delete reply
S-so much replies. Thanks. owo

It seems it's hard to find a definition everyone is okay with. I guess it's better to say "transsexual" to talk about post-op trans persons, and to use "transgender" for everyone else, in order to be sure to not use an inaccurate word. ~
Jocelyn 13th Jul 2015, 11:00 PM edit delete reply

"It seems it's hard to find a definition everyone is okay with."
Sadly, I have found that to be one of the bigger problems within the LGBT community as a whole. I don't necessarily mind all the terminology, but there's so much of it. And depending on where you learned it (and when, how, and who from) so many people can have so many different definitions. This wouldn't be such a problem except that sometimes, if people have differing ideas, it can lead to fighting and even outright bullying (for example, I got insults and threats over my definition of pansexuality when Emily came out... while other people were like, "that's a perfect description"). This isn't bad right here thankfully, but it can get really nasty. I've found it pays to just be flexible with words so you can adapt if needed when new words arise or old ones evolve.

Anyway, I learned transgender to be an umbrella term too. Most of the time though, I just say trans. If I say, "I'm a trans woman", no one ever fights me on that wording.
Zi 16th Sep 2015, 1:14 AM edit delete reply
Reminds me of an xkcd comic...
Tualha 13th Jul 2015, 7:04 PM edit delete reply
I'm afraid you're a bit out of step with common usage, TheFTM.
Transgender is an umbrella term for persons whose gender identity, gender expression or behavior does not conform to that typically associated with the sex to which they were assigned at birth.
An umbrella term for people whose gender identity and/or gender expression differs from what is typically associated with the sex they were assigned at birth.
Of, relating to, or being a person (as a transsexual or transvestite) who identifies with or expresses a gender identity that differs from the one which corresponds to the person's sex at birth.
A term used to describe people who transgress social gender norms; often used as an umbrella term to include transsexual, gender queer, gender non conforming or cross-dressers.
Laurie_A 13th Jul 2015, 1:37 AM edit delete reply
Reverse fictional lucid dream
I thought it was a cute scenario.

Too soon?
Well! That lightened the mood. Can't wait to see what happens in cannon.
kyuubi no kitsune-hime 13th Jul 2015, 1:51 PM edit delete reply
No it's definitely not too soon. That joke was a great tension breaker and it was adorable at the same time. I mean after Rain got over the shock, initial hurt, and fear of being outed... I could so see her making that joke in the actual canon.
Gareth ball 13th Jul 2015, 2:04 PM edit delete reply
Instead of rain delays. I think you should call them rain checks.
Trismegistus Shandy 14th Aug 2017, 8:24 AM edit delete reply
I agree, "Rain Check" would be a better title, though "Rain Delay" isn't bad.
no 11th Nov 2020, 3:50 AM edit delete reply
i had that thought too. i dont see it changing this far in though
Kirakat 13th Jul 2015, 3:28 PM edit delete reply
I found this comic one day and it really helped me understand and see things from different points of view, and I've been checking it all the time and am super excited for the next chapter. You are an amazing author and I love reading this comic and wishing that I didn't have to wait because I love it so much. Write on and spread rainbows everywhere! Never stop creating and writing. <3
BASHparallel 15th Feb 2018, 3:13 PM edit delete reply
The horror! Rain will have two eyes now!
no 11th Nov 2020, 3:52 AM edit delete reply
> the last panel could've had Rei saying anything

¨dude, i dreamt i was a lesbian¨
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