Gavin makes some good points. And if you think about it, he’s playing along really well for someone who wanted Rain to just tell her brother. He even kinda points out that he’s taking it more seriously than she is by not protesting everything. For the record, even if Aiken had overheard the “panties” comment, he probably wouldn’t think much of it. Take it out of the context of “this is a trans comic”, and that’s not actually a weird thing for a guy to say to another guy.
TL;DR – Gavin’s a clever bastard.
Also, I should say this all follows immediately where Chapter 11 left off. Like I said on the chapter page, they were originally meant to be one long chapter together, but this part of the arc is set in a different location. Of course, WHY they’re there is the big question…
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agreed gavin is clever . rain is probably going to out her self or something to that effect some time soon.
I'd find the panties comment weird.
Then again, I live in Australia. Here it's 'knickers in a knot.' Panties is just a weird word to me.
Rain freaking out at seeing the mall isn't strange though. She's supposed to be playing as guy, guys can hate shopping. Is Aunt Fara the kind of woman that makes other people carry her bags?
This meatbag still appears female on my sensors.
If Rain doesn't chill, her brother's definitely gonna sense something's up. And while I'm all for Rain telling her brother the truth, even if accidently, I'm a bit worried about the whole mall situation. Accidently letting your brother know you're transgendered is one thing, but doing it in a crowded mall, full of strangers, would have to be really mortifying.
@HK47: I think that not many people will get that reference.
@LittleLynn84: Very clever indeed. It's very easy for us to make big issues out of things that are personal to us, but taken out of context are perfectly natural.
I'm not sure if I mentioned this before but I received my Rain comic and I absolutely love it!
My family was pestering me about what it was. That pretty much stopped when I told my oldest to go look up what LGBTA stood for. :)
That's fine by me. I don't think I'm ready to have the conversation with them about why Dad loves a comic about a transgendered person. I'll be honest though, I came for the premise of the comic... and I've stayed because every strip seems to make me smile, and that has nothing to do with gender or sexual orientation.
Rain, when will you learn not to be oversensitive to things that aren't actually a threat to you?
Oh, Rain, you're such a girl. Even when you're trying to hide, it's still pretty obvious.
With the way she's posed in panel 3, does anyone else suddenly hear Spike Spencer (Shinji Ikari, Akito Tenkawa, Rolo Lamperouge) as Rain's male voice?
@Z: You know, in my ambitious dreams of who would voice who if there were ever a "Rain" TV show, Spike Spencer was actually my top choice for the voice of Rain. So yes, I can hear it REALLY well. ^_^
@Alyce: Thank you for buying the book and for sharing that story. Really, it means a lot to hear you appreciate it so much.
I wish the best for you and your family. ^_^
I believe this is the chapter where Gavin really shines as a character. He's excellent in staying calm in situations like these, and he is really the odd one out in the group of characters featured in this chapter. Everything he does here, he does for his friends, and I find the way he behaves very admirable. But he doesn't have to "act" for it either, he can still be himself and be a somewhat solid support this way.
Basically, he really manages to ground this chapter in a nice way ^_^