Ana's dad makes his first appearance in the story (I don't know how many appearances you should really expect though). Possibly interesting fact: despite the script for this page existing for months, I had never considered what the guy looked like before I opened up a new document to draw this page. And then I was like, "Uh... oh, I should have thought about this." I ended up redrawing the first two panels several times, with different builds, different facial hair, sometimes glasses or no, and each time ended up looking like every other dad/adult male in the story. I'm not 100% satisfied with his look in the end, but I stuck with it. Repeating what I said before, I don't think he's going to be prominent presence in the story. So if a simple-looking dude winds up on a couple pages, so be it.
(Oh, and speaking of character designs: what do you think of Ana with her hair down? I'm a little torn myself.)
Anyway, at least this guy seems like a swell dad (this story could use more of those).
Er... wait... What are they talking about again...?
Rain, all characters and all other aspects of the story are copyright material belonging to me.
Also, I've said this before, but I'm trying to raise money for SRS, and I'm still struggling with it. If you can help, it would be most welcome. If not, don’t worry about it. I totally understand (you don't need to feel bad or apologize if you can’t).
And as of today, the the chapter cover is at long last complete!! When the chapter is finished, I'll release a montage for anyone who either wasn't paying attention or came in partway through.
NOoOoOoOoO !!! Why ! Whyyyy ! xD I discovered your comic a few days ago, linked by someone on the Gunnerkrigg Court's forum, and I just read it through until today, and I love it, and thank you very much for doing it, and PLEASE tell me you update at least once in a week or I will be very very sad to not have my "dose". xD
Being part of the LGBT as I'm bi(-sexual AND -romantic), and since I wanted to be a boy when I was little, but just happened to love being a girl too (well, that DOES sound weird, sorry, english is not my birth language), I identify myself with some of your characters and I learn a lot about trans people without hurting anyone by asking personal questions, so, thank you very very much for that, you're doing something really big.
Thank you! I'm so glad you're enjoying the story so far. And you're in luck; I can do better than once a week. I update three times a week! Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday (although, they often end up being as early as the day before; I just posted this page, the Wednesday update, like an hour ago). ^_^
I will wait for friday's update then ! I do have some potentially offensive questions, though, but I'll keep them for myself and wait to see if you are exploring them.
I'm willing to bet she's going to the trial of the boy who assaulted her to attest.
I'm still thinking she's trans like Rain, and she's going to have gender reassignment surgery. That's why she's not dating till a certain date and has to go away. The ex attacked her when he found out she was a he, and she wants to wait till after the surgery so it won't happen again. I mean, she's happy that Gavin got her name right (Compared to Jessica who got annoyed when Fara deliberately got her name wrong).
I was thinking she's trans too, but that would be "useless" for the storyline, so I bet on definitive contraception (? not sure it's the same term in english ; stérilisation définitive in french).
And I wish Jocelyn will talk about polyamour someday ! :3 Ky is a kind of polyamorous, it seems, but... :D
@Gulby (and anyone who wanted to know):
Kylie is absolutely polyamorous. See panel 3 on this page http://rainlgbt.smackjeeves.com/comics/1967958/smexy/
(I'm amazed how many people missed that line too, but maybe the actual page twist threw everyone off XD).
That said, Ky's bi too, but this is rarely, if ever, made a big deal of. The fact that she's genderfluid is kinda her main schtick.
As for a more distinct polyamory representative, I was wishy-washy about adding one for a while. I mean, I have a lot of polyamorous friends, so it's something I wanted to include. But I am very much monogamous, so I was afraid of not being able to do it justice. That said, as I continue to learn things, I become more willing to include more. So now there is currently planned to be a polyamory rep later in the story. It'll still be kind of a while (sorry), but there WILL be one. ^_^
I've noticed this speech, but it seemed to me that Ky is rather flighty than polyamorous, because she talk about her crushs as if they were passed... :/ And only last for a few days/hours. xD Anyway, I'm glad to know that there is a new character coming, soon or later, that will be polyamorous too ! :D
I think Ana looks cute with her hair down ^-^
Glad to find out that Ky is Bi,'cause I wasn't sure at first ^u^. Interesting to see that she's also polyamourous...never knew that word until now XD
ARE DIFFERENT COLOURS.
I do not remember seeing Ana before in the comic, when did she appear in it? Also I am so so curious to know what she is going through!
Ana's been around for a while. Someone else asked me this earlier, so I'm wondering if it's the hair screwing people up. She usually has it up in a ponytail. If that still doesn't refresh your memory, here's some cliffnotes:
She first popped up in Chapter 15, as the "January Girl" (ie, a new student who started in January).
Rain admits to having a thing for her too.
She ended up going on a date (but technically not a date) with Gavin.
And Gavin proceeded to make her his Valentine.
This brings us to now. We don't know where she's going or what she's doing (yet), but we might learn soon. ^_^
@Gulby: I totally understood you with the whole boy/girl thing because I'm at that point right now. I also couldn't agree with you more about this comic and how it provides a place for people just beginning to explore their sexuality or people who are just plain curious without having people asking members of the LGBT community awkward or potentially insensitive questions. It's really cool that there's even such a sense of community here in the comments: it makes me feel proud of who I am more than anything else in my life.
@HuckFinnGirl92 : I couldn't agree more ! And I will surely share this page with anyone I know that could be interested with the subject !
@BURNINGICECREAM Omg I had to go back and look, I think that makes her even cuter!
Also I could totally see her going overseas for SRS because she seems excited about going until it gets mentioned if Gavin knows where she is off to. Previously she had mentioned that she was taking a couple weeks for an "extended vacation" after winter break and that she would talk to Gavin about a relationship after that, and Gavin says it's like she has it planned out on a calendar when she'll be ready.
So yup I'm going with SRS and she's waiting for a relationship with Gavin because she was beat up by a previous partner.
Lynn, you horrible tease... :)
Does Ana's dad have a name?
If Ana's indeed trans and going away for SRS, yay for supportive parents ^_^
@LittleLynn84: This page is beautiful.
It's probably one of my favourite, beside the end of the dream.