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posted January 8th, 2013, 6:03 pm


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January 8th, 2013, 6:03 pm

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I know. Kind of a short page, but it’s a perfect way to open this chapter. And it includes a rare sighting of Liriel’s face too (first time outside of Volume 1, I think)!

Aiken’s point is one I’ve heard in real life far more often than I like. Many people (not ALL, but many) who do not understand transsexualism are quick to think we’re ready to drop everything and become a completely different person. The ironic thing, is that in 99% of cases, we really don’t change. We ALWAYS had these inclinations, but we couldn’t act on them because we were either hiding it or in denial.

I can tell you for my part, I hated getting clothes for Christmas or my birthday. I just wanted games! But in my eyes, of course I don’t care about yet another shirt and jeans. If my mom had gotten me a dress though, it probably would’ve been a different story. Do I still want the games? Hell, yes! But I can wear my pretty new dress WHILE playing them. ^_^

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January 8th, 2013, 8:53 pm

BlazeKitten (Guest)

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Why does the top panel seem so familiar to me? Oh yeah, because I do that every Christmas! Yay, similarities!

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January 8th, 2013, 9:32 pm

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OH SNAP.

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Apply cold water to that burn.

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January 9th, 2013, 12:28 am

Claire (Guest)

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CONTINUITY ERROR! That's a gamecube controller! I thought the only game system she had was Aiken's old Super? ;D

inb4 'that IS the super funtendo controller wink wink'

Edit: also, I really like this page and your description below. I was exactly the same way. Just give me a game I can jump into and forget about being me for a while. I have half a mind to show this page (and the description) to my mom.

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January 9th, 2013, 7:21 am

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@Claire:

Okay. Here's the part where I tell you some total B.S. like, "oh, well they used to have a GameCube (or whatever the Rain-world parody equivalent is called), but Aiken took it with him when he moved out years ago, leaving the Super Funtendo behind because he wasn't as interested in the older games. So when it was just Rain and Fara, they only had a Super Funtendo. But she used to have access to more current things."

As convoluted as that is, that's actually the justification I gave myself when I started drawing it like a GameCube controller. Because (and this just goes to show how I think way too hard about these things) ten years ago in the comic would be Christmas of 2002. And there weren't any new Super Funtendo games being commercially made by that point. So how could Rain's mom buy a new game for her kids... unless they USED to have access to a more modern machine?

And there you have it. My terrible excuse for trying to cover up a minor plothole. Nice catch, though. I didn't think anyone was going to notice that. XD

Also, thank you. If you do end up showing it to your mom, let me know how it goes. ^_^

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January 9th, 2013, 11:47 am

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@LittleLynn84: Absolutely love this page! I know I've mentioned trouble with my wife over my transexualism before, so I wanted to come here and mention something. For Christmas, my wife had a private gift exchange, just for the two of us. She got me a very large box of makeup. :) Not only that, but she said she would help me put it on.

It's the first time she's really put forth anything positive regarding this, so I was thrilled. We haven't had the chance to open it up yet because the kids have been around (we're not quite ready to share this with them yet), and she's been sick with the flu all week. But hopefully soon! :)

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January 9th, 2013, 2:08 pm

Dark Komet (Guest)

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Well I do not want cloths as a gift for Christmas or Birthday unless its black fancy cloths like Black British Noble or Black French Noble mainly a noble coat and stuff

Anyway you know it seems some family can resemble their mother even Rain and her older sister to bad Aiken does not resemble his mother since guys that look like girls can attract girls a lot more

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January 9th, 2013, 8:17 pm

stephenyandproud (Guest)

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I think this page is awesome and I'm dying to read the rest of the chapter

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January 10th, 2013, 11:24 am

LittleLynn84

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@Alyce:

That's great news! Congratulations! :D

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January 10th, 2013, 5:53 pm

Claire (Guest)

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@LittleLynn84:

Haha I hadn't even considered that line. Went over my head, but now that you say that, it makes sense. I guess I subconsciously thought "ten years ago = 1992" still. I had gotten a GameCube in August of 2002, so as best I can remember, I'd gotten at least one new game for xmas. Maybe. My parents usually opted to buy me gameboy stuff for holidays because it was cheaper. 2002 is a hard one to remember.

Anyway, the reason I want to show this to her is because we got in an argument on Christmas in 2009 over this very same subject. It turned into a big big argument. If I end up showing her, I'll let you know the aftermath. It'll be my way of saying "HA! See? I'm not the only one!"

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