Comic 92 - Missed a Spot

19th Jun 2011, 10:00 PM in Ch 4: Not the Same
Missed a Spot
Average Rating: 4.9 (10 votes)
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Jocelyn 19th Jun 2011, 10:00 PM edit delete
Disturbing page is disturbing… and kinda funny. But I’m only laughing because I have the same complex.

Speaking from personal experience, my worst critic for how I look is myself. Even if one does a PERFECT job of shaving and/or applying makeup, if you stare at the mirror long enough, you’ll find something is awry. Nevermind that you couldn’t see it until your face was literally pressed against the mirror. Nevermind that your extremely trustworthy friend/significant other says that they don’t see a thing. Nevermind that it’s very likely all in your head. It’s there. And you simply can’t leave it! This is a maddening feeling.

On the other hand, sometimes you really DO screw up (nobody’s perfect). Even Rain screwed up. But only slightly. And she WAS caught, but thankfully still not actually read. But for Rain, or any transsexual trying like hell to pass, her imagination is getting the best of her and she sees the worst of it.

:sigh: It’s so damn complicated sometimes.

Rain, all characters and all other aspects of the story are copyright material belonging to me.
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LauraEss 5th Oct 2011, 10:21 AM edit delete reply
ha ha - so true!
CyberSkull 20th Mar 2012, 7:03 AM edit delete reply
I CAN'T grow a beard that thick.
Jacy Em 17th Apr 2015, 1:00 AM edit delete reply
I was rereading and was so sucked in (for the third time) that I FORGOT to shave... And thanks to my jerk of homo/transphobic sperm donor, I don't just get a 5 o'clock shadow... I get a 4, 5, 6, and 7 o'clock shadow! Heck, if left unshaved? I'd have a beard in a WEEK!
Emma 12th May 2015, 2:51 AM edit delete reply
At this point I'm starting to wonder- is Rain on HRT? Or is that not gonna come up?
Jocelyn 12th May 2015, 7:53 AM edit delete reply

At this point, no. But it IS going to be talked about later on. :)
vorpal 22nd Jun 2015, 1:26 PM edit delete reply
I'd assumed she was until now. I guess I shouldn't assume. Love the comic btw. Brilliant balance of comedy and drama, and Rain is so cute.
Lex-Kat 13th Nov 2016, 8:43 PM edit delete reply
O.o It's not as if the facial hair goes away immediately. I've been on HRT for 2 years now, and- and I still have to shave!! :'{

I totally can empathize with Rain and Jocelyn. When I look in the mirror, even after shaving, I still see stubble!
Jenny 15th Jan 2017, 12:01 PM edit delete reply
Yeah, can definitely relate since facial hair not shaving has been a *really* big dysphoria trigger for me lately. >.<
ToriB 5th Feb 2018, 11:14 PM edit delete reply
OMG I so know that WAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!

...and I see it just like that too. :-(
meta 10th Jan 2021, 1:01 AM edit delete reply
awww bless, the facial hair is real. even if it is literally one facial hair.
of course, when i'm hiding away with a magnifying mirror and reading light and tweezers, with that look on my face, i look worse anyway.
i'm not able to see the offending sproutlet on rain's face in the picture here, even with the arrow. maybe if she had one of those illuminating magnifiers we'd see it too?
also, this is a very rare sighting of her second eye. i can't even include the little bit of lower eyelash shown before. this is incontravertable proof!
AriaOfEffect 16th Sep 2021, 7:41 PM edit delete reply
I was gonna wait until I'd caught up to comment, but dang if the first two panels aren't a mood.
Alice 13th Mar 2022, 1:02 PM edit delete reply
Yeah, can relate.

I don't care if it's 1 or 2 hairs... it's a full fucking beard. And it must die!
Sabrina 6th May 2022, 2:58 PM edit delete reply
Right? Even if I cant see it but it just feels like there is hair. NONONONO
Kunaimon 21st Jun 2022, 6:30 PM edit delete reply
I feel that in my soul
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