Anatomy

posted June 6th, 2013, 5:15 pm


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June 6th, 2013, 5:23 pm

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In the script, this was written to be a two-page update. And then it was almost two separate updates. And then I just condensed it to a single page. Not that you’re losing any content this way. All it really did was separate the introspective aspect and the punch line. I changed the setup more than anything because I needed to get this page ready a bit more quickly than usual, and my new tablet was already acting up a bit (it turned out to be the heat; I moved my desk closer to the AC and it works better now). Still, I hope you’ll forgive the wonky setup of this page. Everything goes back to normal with the next page.

So, um… who’s Rain talking to? Actually, this is a very introspective page for her (and the first time she’s ever cursed). I’m hoping this isn’t too subtle in explaining what happened, because I’d really rather not have to spell it out. But let’s just say her body reacted to something - causing great discomfort to her - and she needed to wait it out somewhere in secret. I can’t speak for every transgirl, but I know for me, this “reaction” was always kind of devastating and did bear potential to lead to dysphoria (especially if it happened in public). But what caused it? Was it indeed “spontaneous”, or do we have the January Girl to blame for this?

And yet after all the introspection, Brother Arthur’s face just cracks me up. :D


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June 6th, 2013, 5:35 pm

Hannah (Guest)

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AWE! I wanna huggles Rain right now (er, but maybe it's better to wait a bit), I HATED that stuff. Thankfully it goes away for the most part after a few months on blockers/E, especially as young as she is, but still, before that it is frustrating to no end.

Oh well, chin up hun, your body will start feeling a bit more "controlled" soon enough! ^_^ -talks to fictional characters some more as representations of my old self- :D

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June 6th, 2013, 6:14 pm

Flexor (Guest)

I hated guessing it

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My sound mind guessed Rain just got aroused, my perverted mind guessed she an erection, I hate it when my perverted mind is guesses right

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June 6th, 2013, 6:40 pm

Claire (Guest)

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I doubt it'll happen, but I like the idea that Rain's soliloquy was said aloud and someone overheard and assumed she was talking about hating periods and transitioning ftm.

I don't have any issues with spontaneousness, and never really have. I guess it comes down to my lack of sexuality, but hrt has killed what little sexuality I had almost entirely, unless I get in *just* the right mindset. Nothing turns my crank -_-

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June 6th, 2013, 9:45 pm

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In a way, it *was* feminine issues: something happened that bothered her femaleness.
Yeah, it's a stretch, I know.

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June 6th, 2013, 11:03 pm

lightningmoon (Guest)

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I know it! poor rain...

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June 6th, 2013, 11:38 pm

Hannah (Guest)

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@g.artur: Er, not -that- much of a stretch. I'd say being a girl with a male anatomy and getting aroused sounds like a pretty feminine issue indeed. Think about it, it causes great discomfort, always happens at the worst possible time (because ANY time is the worst possible time), is ALWAYS unpleasant, and can make a girl VERY grumpy and edgy. :3

See? Sounds pretty similar to a couple of other feminine issues to me! haha

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June 7th, 2013, 12:00 am

Nick (Guest)

D:

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Oh no! What I thought might've happened did! Poor Rain! *hugs Rain* That really sucks, and would be really confusing. Since she's technically meant to be a girl, but she still has to deal with the issue us guys have to deal with which she shouldn't because she's meant to be a girl and, augh. *hugs* That really sucks.
Well, I'm not mentally scarred like I thought I'd be(which was more a joke anyway) but I feel really bad for Rain.

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June 7th, 2013, 2:17 am

Jacana (Guest)

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Ah yes. The random visit. Many a situation has been made awkward when the two heads fail to communicate properly.

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June 7th, 2013, 2:22 am

Zee (Guest)

Spot on.

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@Claire: Thats exactly how i saw her words. Since they could be seen from either side of the fence... Kinda interesting eh?

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June 7th, 2013, 4:12 am

Matues

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I just finished archive binging this. I was so disappointed when the next button disappeared. Totally going to avidly read this from now on.

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June 7th, 2013, 5:25 am

Thinking (Guest)

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So, Rain got aroused and thus the tuck failed?

Or did she forget today?

Or does she not do it and thus have a bigger scare on it?

Or did it fail completely and something was pinched?

Whatever it was, hope its fixed.

But since it seems that Rain likes girls... :D Whoo!

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June 7th, 2013, 6:59 am

Anon (Guest)

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I think it's either Drew's fault, or her head-cinema playing perverted roleplay dog&mistress BDSM scenes.

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June 7th, 2013, 4:11 pm

Allie (Guest)

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Inner monologue (or externalised inner monologue, I guess :P). As for what's going on, I get it pretty well lol

The teacher kinda looks familiar?

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June 7th, 2013, 4:13 pm

Allie (Guest)

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And yeah, that reaction for me is always crummy and always dysphoria-inducing

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June 7th, 2013, 4:20 pm

Allie (Guest)

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@g.artur: IMO she was being entirely truthful. Dysphoria related to AMAB anatomy (which implies non-male gender, for obvious reasons) can much more validly be called a "feminine issue" than periods, which have nothing to do with gender. Rain isn't responsible for other people's cissexist inferences.

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June 7th, 2013, 8:15 pm

Jeana Star (Guest)

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Aww, poor Rain! Good thing she won't have to deal with "spontaneous visits" after transition!
LOL Brother Arthur's faces in the last two panels XD

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June 7th, 2013, 9:12 pm

Dieter M. (Guest)

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Thinly veiled Venus Envy reference? ^.^

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June 8th, 2013, 10:20 am

Haldo (Guest)

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Periods and boners are sort of analogous in that they're embarrassing genital issues, so it makes plenty of sense for Rain to call it that (and, as has been mentioned before, it's very much so related to her being female)

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June 10th, 2013, 11:40 am

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she got a boner?! Lady-Boner omg XD

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June 12th, 2013, 10:11 am

lyra (Guest)

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I know the fealing sort of any way. I'm way to tall to look like a 12 year old girl. I'm not going even part time becase my parents wont let me. Trust me even when your presented as a guy and you don't really hide them boners are terrible. Dont get me started on faical hair ect

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June 13th, 2013, 6:45 pm

MoriTheChomper

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So, I'm really curious as to if Brother Arthur will bring this up in a later conversation, since he knows about Rain.

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July 8th, 2013, 12:55 am

emi ems (Guest)

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I AM NOT THE ONLY PERSON WHO FEELS THIS WAY!?

Many transgirls I meet seem to not mind theirs, but I went to... extremes... to ensure I never got one. It's nice seeing that feeling expressed on paper.

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December 29th, 2014, 12:30 pm

Kimiko (Guest)

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Some days you can almost forget that stupid thing is there (bathroom visits aside), and then you get a reminder like that. I hope Rain can get started on hormones soon. That'll at least get rid of the spontaneous reminders.

Yah, I know she's not even seeing a therapist yet. Come on, how many trans folks wait until they get approval anyway before starting hormones? She already knows someone who'd love to help her there. I've heard that nowadays trans therapists almost expect their clients to do that.

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November 13th, 2016, 2:22 pm

TallMist

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I just realized. Brother Arthur KNOWS that Rain doesn't get periods because he knows she's transgender, but he can't say she's lying about it without outing her to the class, which would get her expelled and him fired. This is genius.

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