Comic 839 - Belly

30th May 2016, 11:23 AM in Ch. 29: Transitions
Average Rating: 4.93 (14 votes)
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Jocelyn 30th May 2016, 11:23 AM edit delete
This page is kind of a last minute addition. Originally, the scene was going to switch here, but I was noticing Rain looking at Emily's belly in the last panel of the previous page, and this idea just came to me.

I'll explain if need be, but I'm hoping the page can just do the talking itself on this one.

Also, I just want to shout a quick thank you to everyone who wished me happy birthday yesterday (or drew fanart, or bought a book, or gifted me a Steam game, or whatever other super nice thing you did). I'm trying to thank everyone, but it's hard keeping up, so I just wanted a general thanks out there. :)

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

And RedBubble is having a sitewide sale today, with all merchandise being 20% when using the coupon code TACOTIME. I've got Rain t-shirts and stickers and mugs and more.

Lulu is also having a sale. A peculiar 27% off all print books (like Volumes 1, 2, and 3) when using the coupon code MAYMON27. Don't forget, that is case-sensitive.

Both of these deals are today only, so don't miss out. ^_^
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DramaDork 30th May 2016, 11:46 AM edit delete reply
Artemis-Orion 30th May 2016, 11:55 AM edit delete reply
Happy Birthday Jocelyn! Belated as it may be. xP

Also, I'm getting the feeling that Rain's remembering that she wants to be a mommy. Which is simultaneously heartbreaking and heartwarming.

Well, if Rain and Emily last, she can be the baby's other mommy! =D
j-eagle12212012 30th May 2016, 12:04 PM edit delete reply
I know why Rain is crying, Emily gets to experience pregnancy and being a mother (something that Rain can't do) it's that missing out on something that she should have had that causes the sadness.

I personally don't have that feeling myself as a transwoman but I know many do

Although I do believe in our lifetime we will have a transwoman be able to get pregnant and give birth
Eliza 30th May 2016, 2:11 PM edit delete reply
I'm one of those that wishes she could get pregnant... and if they finish the medical science to allow me to do so... I will be first in line when they have it finished.
Zii 30th May 2016, 6:40 PM edit delete reply
You'll have to compete with me for first in line, sister.
Akane 19th Jul 2016, 10:18 PM edit delete reply
And I'll follow you right behind~

Poor Rain. In her place I'd feel exactly the same.
Lex-Kat 26th Nov 2016, 10:32 PM edit delete reply
I'd love to be next, but I'm 41 (next January), and don't want to be giving birth at such a late age.

Personally, I think Rain's crying because Emily's sharing something beautiful with her.
wanderer 30th May 2016, 1:00 PM edit delete reply
Happy belated birthday Jocelyn ^^
Devgirl Neko 30th May 2016, 1:43 PM edit delete reply
Devgirl Neko
Happy Birthday!
Eliza 30th May 2016, 2:07 PM edit delete reply
Happy belated birthday Jocelyn!
Lemonado Girl 30th May 2016, 2:49 PM edit delete reply
Lemonado Girl
WHAAAAAT!? It was your birthday yesterday!? You didn't tell meeeeee ;A; (I only see things here, lol)

Happy belated birthday Jocelyn!

Anyways, Rain's happy because she realizes she might get to be a mom, I'm sure. I know I'd probably react in a similar way, since I'd like to be a mom, even if through adoption.
DocMesa 30th May 2016, 3:17 PM edit delete reply
Happy birthday Jocelyn! ^_^
SayaHeart 30th May 2016, 3:20 PM edit delete reply
Happy Birthday! ♥
To celebrate, I ordered all available books and a shirt for my Rain cosplay (because I officially cannot sew raglan sleeves ;~; )
cyrstalclear 30th May 2016, 4:56 PM edit delete reply
Many happy returns of the day!!!
Zii 30th May 2016, 6:39 PM edit delete reply
I'm right there with Rain. ;_;
Sobi 30th May 2016, 7:05 PM edit delete reply
Happy Birfday
Reimi 30th May 2016, 9:29 PM edit delete reply
The feels on this comic... thanks for including it. Don't shy away from the uncomfortable subjects, they can really help people understand things from a trans point of view. The infamous haircut finally made my mom realize why getting my hair cut was such a big deal to me.
mecaterpillar 30th May 2016, 10:38 PM edit delete reply
There's a difference between me and Rain. If I were in Rain's place in this strip, I would be experiencing a total explosion of dysphoria by the last panel. Witnessing other people's experience with pregnancy has a tendency to really get to me. It's one of the few things that still does.
Hillary Perez 30th May 2016, 10:51 PM edit delete reply
I like how short and simple this comic is. It makes it easy to catch up on when school work has me so stressed. Love it so far! I think Rain was crying because she won't be able to get pregnant with a child of her own.. xc
Lily LiLune 30th May 2016, 11:07 PM edit delete reply
Happy birthday (for yesterday) Jocelyn!!! I hope you had a wonderful day <3
Nef 31st May 2016, 6:24 PM edit delete reply
Sometimes you just get some feelings that defy explanation. I was folding clothes once and I found that an old baby sock from my daughter had gotten mixed with the laundry. I started crying like a fool, and the only explanation I could give my wife for the reason I was crying was that the sock was "tiny".

I don't know, I'm not one of those men-don't-cry dudes, but I'm not usually found crying either. To this day, all I can guess is that love for my daughter just overwhelmed me that day. My wife bothered me with "tiny socks" for years, though.
Samantha 31st May 2016, 8:35 PM edit delete reply
Whew! I started reading this comic yesterday, and finished 800 pages by today. Finally up to date.
Mikasi 31st May 2016, 9:25 PM edit delete reply
You and me can share today then, as May 31st is my birthday!
ReticentLily 31st May 2016, 11:14 PM edit delete reply
Happy belated birthday!

Now if only I knew your steam account to throw a random game in your direction as a way of saying thanks for making this webcomic :D
Lemonado Girl 1st Jun 2016, 12:56 AM edit delete reply
Lemonado Girl
Wait, Jocelyn has Steam? Oh boy, maybe we can play TF2 together at some point. Should change my steam name to Lemonado Girl to be more recognizable first, though.
ReticentLily 2nd Jun 2016, 2:16 AM edit delete reply
I've been using this name everywhere for a bit, so hopefully I should be easy to find/identify ^^

Also @Lemonado Girl if you wanna play tf2 sometime add me and send a message whenever, just keep in mind I haven't played a whole lot recently.
Jocelyn 1st Jun 2016, 1:18 AM edit delete reply
Well since you asked, you can find me on Steam right over here. And anyone can send me a friend request and I'll absolutely add you as soon as I see it. ^_^

There's a Rain community there too. ;)
Ninjagirl 1st Jun 2016, 1:58 AM edit delete reply
Happy Birthday Rain! I think this page is beautiful. I'm personally glad you included it.
Mina 1st Jun 2016, 7:48 AM edit delete reply
My, I didn't know it was your birthday! Happy belated birthday! ~
HinataTlaltelpa 9th Jun 2016, 1:44 AM edit delete reply
Ruth 15th Sep 2016, 4:47 PM edit delete reply
Rain still wants to be a mommy. Maybe she can be a 2nd mommy to Emily's baby.
Guest 8th Mar 2018, 6:53 AM edit delete reply
It's 'cause you like babies, silly girl!
AriaOfEffect 18th Sep 2021, 9:08 PM edit delete reply
This is really sweet but I feel like it's gonna be an issue as Emily progresses.
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