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June 10th, 2013, 6:36 am

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Poor Rain. For those of you who are less familiar with the experience, dysphoria really is just this constant downward spiral. Once one little thing sets a person off, their mind starts wandering to every other crap thing in their life. At least, that’s my experience.

And then poor Maria. She wants to help; she can’t just let her friend beat herself up like this. But she doesn’t seem to be having much luck.


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June 10th, 2013, 6:48 am

Thinking (Guest)

Hmmm

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Rain is lucky to be so short and feminine considering the fact that she hasn't started transitioning yet...

Is that just luck or was she on some sort of blockers and I just didn't see it? O_o

Maria... You can help Rain by kissing her... ^_^

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June 10th, 2013, 6:59 am

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@Thinking:

She's had no blockers or anything yet . It's just luck, honestly. I know that's unfortunately not always what happens, but I myself am short and had feminine features even before hormones. So in this case, I'm primarily just using my own experience for her character.

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June 10th, 2013, 7:19 am

hueloovoo

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My heart hurts alongside Rain. We all know this feeling too damn well. Sure it's great if you're lucky and look close to the way you want, but it's so hard to see even that sometimes, past the parts that are still *so wrong*.

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June 10th, 2013, 7:54 am

indigo aria (Guest)

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Rain feels like a more complete character after the last chapter and these two pages. Awesome character development.

Also, I feel for Rain. I've been on hormones for 1.5 years now and still have moments like that.

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June 10th, 2013, 8:16 am

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Even through shes a girl and im a boy I understand how she feels . It kinda creeps me out how simiilar the experience yeah know. For me its my period when I went to college I would get extremely depressed and call my bro he so funny he'd say we all blood from the ass then hed tell me his experience and make me laugh. But sometime he pisses me off when it happens and he does something like what Maria did with assuming genders. Cant blame him though its his upbring and this town we live in cant go anywhare without someone joking about me/harrasing me about if im a girl or boy.

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June 10th, 2013, 8:30 am

Allie (Guest)

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@Thinking: Um... Rain's in a relationship with someone else, and all indications so far are that they're monogamous. We also don't know for sure whether she even likes girls. So no, that would more likely be the opposite of help :P

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June 10th, 2013, 8:46 am

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@Allie:

Also, Maria's in a relationship with someone else. That'd be a huge can of worms!

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June 10th, 2013, 8:56 am

Alyce

Interesting Timing

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...fought with a bout of dysphoria early this weekend. That seems to be over, but now I'm having the most spectacularly bad day at work (I'm seriously worried about getting fired). At least Rain makes me smile a little.

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June 10th, 2013, 9:28 am

LittleLynn84

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@Alyce:

Ouch. Sorry to hear. My best wishes go out to you.

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June 10th, 2013, 9:29 am

Alyce

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@LittleLynn84: Thank you very much. Your comment means a great deal to me.

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June 10th, 2013, 9:39 am

Galaxyblade (Guest)

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That's a very acurate definition of dysphoria... .__.

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June 10th, 2013, 10:01 am

WiddleMow

:(

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I honestly have nothing else to say except that I feel bad for Rain. Ugh, that must be such a pain.

LYNN FIX IT! FIX IT! D; PLZ.

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June 10th, 2013, 10:46 am

deumira

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totally the theme song for this comic: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pFbjE7NFmUI

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June 10th, 2013, 3:01 pm

Hannah (Guest)

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Rain honey... I feel her pain, I really do. Sometimes, even when you're surrounded by other people, dysphoria can still make you feel like the loneliest person in the world, which is the feeling I'm getting from her in that last panel.

This page is honestly just all kinds of nostalgic for me.. and not in a good way. Seriously, hurry up and get Rain her blockers already! I know that there's probably some more character development to do, but I don't wanna see the poor thing suffer any longer than she has too! Even if she is a fictional character, my heart's breaking for her with this page and the last. :[

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June 10th, 2013, 5:54 pm

Haldo (Guest)

Wait...

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How did Rain know the first January Girl is a January Transgirl? I mean, foreshadowing already points to that for the audience, but how does Rain know?

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June 10th, 2013, 6:37 pm

LittleLynn84

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@Haldo:

She doesn't know anything about the January Girl. And she's never even SEEN the January Boy. She's merely - in her dysphoric state - presenting a "what if" question. Rain's depressed, so she's reaching at straws to make herself feel better. It's as if to say, "Wouldn't it be nice if I weren't the only transgirl going to this school?"

The fact is, she doesn't know anything. Nobody does. ^_^

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June 11th, 2013, 1:51 am

Rain (Guest)

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Sometimes I wish I drank coffee when I was young or something. Im freaking 6 ft tall.
*sigh* oh well. at least Im not super masculine. Masculine enough to make me upset sometimes but not too terribly bad I guess..

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June 11th, 2013, 3:26 am

Thinking (Guest)

About the kissing...

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It doesn't have to be long... or even on the lips. But it'll help her feel better. Besides, girls can do that in society without any backlash. Maria can even say she's European! ^_^

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June 11th, 2013, 7:19 am

Hannah (Guest)

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@Rain: I feel your pain, I'm 6'1. Tall is beautiful though!

Watch Uma Thurman in... anything really. She's tall, powerful, and gorgeous. She made me feel more at peace with my height at least. :3

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December 29th, 2014, 12:38 pm

Kimiko (Guest)

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Poor Rain.. :( Hang in there, girl. It gets better step by step.

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April 22nd, 2016, 10:35 pm

Sarah (Guest)

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Dysphoria is definitely a recurring event in my life. It gets better when I socialize online as myself, and worse when I can't.

Also...and this might sound weird...does anyone else get this kinda phantom limb thing going on? Like, you can feel the parts of yourself you SHOULD have, but you've never had them before, so you wouldn't know what they feel like? It's almost as though your brain knows what those parts are supposed to feel like, and doesn't draw those feelings from memory. At least there's no pain associated with it...well, no PHYSICAL pain...

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