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.
Heh, like when people describe someone as being 'gay now'. They don't like to admit that they never noticed, or figured it out!
By the way I just wanted to say that I've read a couple of comics dealing with trans people, and seen a few in movies and the like, but your comic is the first that's made it seem like something that I could relate to, or that anyone not trans could relate to, because like you say, we all have things we hide, and little quirks that make us who we are. Rain's really made it clear to me that being trans is just another one of those things, not so different.
So.. well done, I guess!;D
doing very well on this comic, and yes we all have secrets some darker than others. i keep the parts of my personality i don't like in the dark corners of my mind because that's how i roll...
keep up to work on this comic before its too late!
"And if you say “no” to that, you’re only proving my point…"
Uh, either they're hiding something from themselves or actually don't have anything to hide because they're afraid it might hurt others or themselves.
In case 1, they do prove the point, but in case 2 you suck at logic by assuming that it's only possible to be in case 1. It's kind of insulting and presomptuous.