(I know this isn’t a chapter page, but we’re technically on Chapter 14 now. This is a flow thing. Chapter page comes a little later this time. ^_^)
To start, I don’t want to hear any “Where’s Rudy?” He’ll be in the next page. I originally considered having this be a twofer with the next one to include everyone in one go, but look at this. There is so much going on in this one page as is. A second page like this would be too much. Maybe not for you, but definitely for me.
To address all the points: Yes, we will see Aiken again someday. Maybe things will change, maybe they won’t. Life is like that. But there’s only one way to find out. Also, we haven’t heard the last of Kellen either. I mean, you can probably take a fair guess, but we still don’t really know what she thinks. Again, only time will tell.
With Gavin: Nothing like a couple of gamers trying out a new console (especially in that period where it’s still new and Rain is the only kid on her block to own one). Although, sometimes playing the old favorites is fun too (it shouldn’t need to be said what they’re losing to at this point).
With the girls: The “Kaminari x Aneko pairing” brought up here has been mentioned once before, long ago. But not since. Hence Rain’s surprise. I actually wanted to continue to make a big deal about this alleged pairing at that time, but haven’t really had as many opportunities to include Kaminari stuff in the story as I originally thought I would. This is subject to change though. You never know.
With Kylie: I used to think like Rain. I used to totally want to have periods (I’m sure a lot of the cis female readers probably think I’m crazy, but this is not at all uncommon among transgirls). Somewhere along the line though (probably thanks to virtually every female friend I’ve ever had having nothing nice to say about periods), I changed my mind. Especially since today, I realize that not having one doesn’t make me any less of a woman. Really, I try to look at the bright side and call it one of the “perks” of being a transgirl. ^_^
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poor rain. I feel bad for her Q-Q
I will be hoping Rain will have things work out. I agree with Rain as a trans woman if I could have periods, I would too.
Also, I predict the last semester for Rain at school to likely be outed to everyone. Her first semester went so well, I just kind of expect it all to go bad for her at this point. I hope it does not though.
In a way this page made me happy, to see Rain this way. It feels like it's been a long time since we've gotten to see Rain just being Rain instead of having to dance around people. Getting to see her as the sweet girl she is was kind of a relief even if there are some particularly large underlying issues floating around in her head.
I've been on hormones for like three years and full time for two and a half, and I still wish I could have periods... then again, I beat myself up about everything I possibly can >_>
@LittleLynn84: Funny, I used to think like Rain too. But then I figured, if there is a divine being behind the scenes, then the reason I'm a transgirl is my extremely low tolerance for pain and queasiness around blood. I don't think I would handle a monthly very well. :)
And you are very correct, it doesn't make you any less of a woman.
Mixed feelings. Friends seem to be standing by her but family members dropping out, one by one, can be terrible. Nothing like being scared to be yourself because the people you love can't back you being true to yourself. Want to keep them happy you have to stay the way you are...Catch-22.
@LittleLynn84: hehe ^^ I've always kinda seen the lack of periods as the silver lining to not having been born with a vagina (etc) tbh :P
@LittleLynn84: I love the new avatar btw :D
You can't end now!
But what about Fred and Wilma? Will they make up? If not, who gets custody of Pebbles?
(Wait, this is the wrong comic...)
By the way... good... comic... yeah...
I've been told enough times that I'm not a real woman becuase I don't have periods that I feel like I want to have them just to end that.
And the biggest thing, is no periods means no pregnancy and even though not getting pregnant doesn't make me less of a woman, giving birth is something I've always dreamed about, something I'll never have. So no, I'll never feel it's ok that I don't have periods.
Do you think of adding Hormone Pills in the story like the body gains a female shape but still has the lower half and then doing the operation also the female shape will take a long time to develop
@Diana: Yeah, I get that. I've particularly heard TERFs say stuff like that (and I suspect it's the reason some of them are TERFs tbf, so an attack but not *just* an attack). Cue the dysphoria & plummeting self esteem :/
On the bright side, I find kids cute and all but they annoy me more, and I'm also not exactly the best person in the world at dealing with responsibility (and raising kids is a pretty big responsibility lol), so I'm quite happy to not have to worry about getting pregnant :P
i saw a rumour a whiles back about a contraption in Japan that could simulate a period and there was a video of I think was the inventor walking around for a day to see what it was like, don't know if it was a joke or not since i only saw it the once and didn't pay much attention at the time, but i always kinda remember it whenever i hear about periods and transwomen and think how it could probably help those who do want to have a period, but also how it could be potentially insulting too, but i dunno. for all i know, the thing was a hoax or a joke toy, i only remember it cuz it seemed really bizarre at the time, i dunno, im too tired to make sense right now
Well, it's the first I've heard of it, but I don't doubt it being possible.
I've actually heard that some transwomen request their doctor to regulate their hormone dosage in such a way that it kind of gives them a cycle. Obviously, there's still no period, but it offers the dynamic of cramps and mood swings at certain times of the month. It's not for me, personally, but I suppose that IS a very real option for transwomen this kind of thing is important to.
I think Rain is lucky about never getting periods. SHE DOESN'T KNOW THE PAIN!!!!!!!!!! XD
I'm jealouuuus of Maria
I want a girlfrieeeeeend
I want someone to femslash wiiiiiiith
I can see, from an outsiders perspective, how monthlies would be nice, especially if that meant they'd figured out women-sex bits (phrasing?) enough to let transwomen have children that way. Which would be a very awesome day for science, I have to say. Being a man that gets them has rather coloured my opinion, though, probably. That, and the women in my family get very terrible cramps and all yell at each other for two days a month. All the same two days too, usually. It is very scary.
Somewhat relatedly, I am jealous of how MtF surgeries actually get results of nearly-female outward sex. FtM doesn't. The top bit is the only one that really works. Science needs to get its act together.
Huh, I didn't know that was a common thing for trans women. The one time I brought it up I was the only one who felt a little sad for not having periods like other women.
And yes, I'm glad too to see Rain finally getting to just be herself again. That's what I liked about the first 5½ chapters. Please don't pile on the drama like the last 7½ chapters again. One thing at a time is hard enough.