Crazy page. So many points I want to make! I’ll focus on the big things.
Brother Arthur’s explanation of how he figured it out actually has a second purpose, moreso from a technical standpoint for me as the writer than anything plot-related. For the longest time, I got really hung up on how Rain could be enrolled in a school like this when her legal name doesn’t match the name she goes by. After all, I’m relatively certain such documents must be presented upon enrollment; the fact is, I don’t know if in real life anyone COULD go through high school without ANYONE knowing who they are. Members of the faculty would probably have to know. It’s a minor, forgettable hole that one could easily overlook because it IS fiction, but I guess it bothers me. Hence, this sort of explains it. Sort of… ish…
Also, I changed the dialogue SO MANY TIMES on this one. This page may have won the award for most dialogue rewrites of any in the story thus far. From Rain’s reaction, to Brother Arthur’s speech, I probably spent a literal day pacing around my apartment working out this dialogue. It’s still a little campy towards the end, but I think I generally like it for the most part.
Anyway, big important page. But I hope you all like it.
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I probably wouldn't have questioned it if the enrollment thing were never brought up, so I'm impressed that you made the effort to fill in the hole anyway.
I questioned it only a little bit, when she first started at the school (way back in chapter one), then I forgot about it. I think it doesn't really matter unless it's brought up again as a plot point
~Like gaining a new ally. Yay, Rain!
So many feels, right here ;~;
I love this story but his huge gaping scar lines kind of scare me.
I suppose you closed off the option Degrassi took (the administration is officially supportive of Adam's transition) when you set Rain in a Catholic school.
But then they're working with a principal so deeply ingrained in their franchise's history that *they're* painted into the corner of him basically being a good guy, where you were free to invent Evil Incarnate from scratch.
ahhh god my emotions are everywhere right now ; A ;
Being a transgendered person myself, I wondered if there was some secret to having Rain's non-legal name on the forms, and how the heck I could do that. I'm always being called by my legal name, not my chosen one, in classes, and a number of professors insist on it even when I specifically request otherwise. It is very irritating. Darn. I was hoping there was some strings I could pull somewhere.
This episode made me think. Are there any MTF transgender people who have a relationship with a homosexual male? Is that something that happens? Because i would think that the guy would be not attracted to her because she looks, acts and is a girl.
Yes, Brother Arthur. Be a good guy.
The thing about transsexuality being a sin isn't exactly true. that's just what some "christians" want the rest of us to think to try to justify their personal judgements.
God does not judge based on our bodies, he judges our hearts. the heart of a transsexual person was opposite the gender of their body from birth.
I found this out when looking for guidence when I discovered I was trans. What I found made me feel a little better... your comic is making me feel like I belong.
I really wanna see more of Brother Arthur. He deserves his own chapter and character arc. Even now, while we see him sometime, it's not very often. I'd love to actually see him actually helping Rain and Rudy in later comic pages.