Comic 97 - All My Life

30th Jun 2011, 10:00 PM in Ch 4: Not the Same
All My Life
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Jocelyn 30th Jun 2011, 10:00 PM edit delete
People ask me the same thing ALL the time: “Have you REALLY always been like this?” The question is always asked in such a way that implies it’s completely unbelievable and impossible that someone could have inherently always known they were in the wrong body (nevermind that this is actually documented as being the statistical norm for transgendered individuals). I know it’s not intended to be offensive (most of the time), but it can still come off as harsh and/or rude.

In Gavin’s case (as well as the case of many who ask this question), he’s never known Rain to be anything other than Ryan. It’s hard to swallow. How could people hide something so important to them? But don’t we ALL have something to hide because we’re afraid it might hurt others… or ourselves?

And if you say “no” to that, you’re only proving my point…

Oh, and first ever mention of Rain’s dad…

Whew. Heavy page followed by heavy commentary. For all it matters, Rain is pretty slick at rapidly changing the subject if things start to get uncomfortable for her.

Rain, all characters and all other aspects of the story are copyright material belonging to me.
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Max 2nd Jul 2011, 10:58 AM edit delete reply
Smooth change of conversation, Rain xD
CyberSkull 20th Mar 2012, 8:27 AM edit delete reply
Mad GigaKaizer X: LAUNCH!
Lex-Kat 13th Nov 2016, 8:56 PM edit delete reply
I always felt this way, I just didn't know exactly what it was, or how to explain it until I was 24.
Ron 25th Mar 2022, 12:36 AM edit delete reply
I actually didn't know. I was fine with being called a girl and did 'dress up' when I had to, but otherwise was just 'a little tomboy' and it was fine, until puberty. Before that it didn't seem to matter. Puberty is when it all went wrong - and mine was late, so I was in high school at that point - but in college I finally put fix to the error, as it were. Chest blobs are a lingering irritation but hormones fixed the rest in my opinion. But I am genderqueer and male-ish, rather than strongly binary, so maybe that softened the blow? Or maybe as I kid since I lived in my own head anyway I didn't have reason to pay much attention to what my body was doing. Or used fantasy to drown it out. I may never really know.
Waffle 23rd May 2022, 11:25 PM edit delete reply
I've occasionally wondered whether my signs did start around middle school, or if I've just forgotten all the early ones. Not that it makes a difference at this point.
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