Wooo~! 700 story pages and still going strong. :D
Oh "downward lookaway". How I overuse you. XD
But it's nice to see Rudy, Gavin, Chanel, and Maria contributing to the story again at long last. Good to have you guys back. ^_^
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Emily used Astonish. It was super effective!
Emily is the perfect girlfriend for Rain. Supportive, compassionate, considerate.
Yeaaaaahhhhh, perhaps it was a good thing that Emily told them before Rain got there.
Emily's in top form with her comments, here.
I forgot: do Rain's friends know that Rain came out to Emily as trans?
@a guest with a question: I think so. It was never explicitly said on screen, but she has no reason to keep it a secret, and she has talked to them since, (and it would have come up when she chose to bring Emily to meet her siblings if they didn't already know), so I think that they must.
Also, on this page, they casually discuss Rain 'coming out' with Emily, which implies that they know that she knows.
@a guest with a question:
Actually, yes. As Arcanist Lupus said, there's no page where we literally watch Rain sit everyone down and say, "Hey, I told Emily I'm trans."
However, there is a page where Rudy refers to the fact that she told them, thus implying her other friends are indeed aware that Emily knows. ^_^
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Please don't take this as offensive. Just an observation I'm a little confused about.
This isn't relevant to this page either.
I have a couple of trans friends, I'm not myself, and of those four, three are always wearing something around their necks. Be it a collar, or choker. I've noticed every now and then Rain will be wearing a choker or something similar.
Is this common among people who identify as trans? I know one of my friends, he gets anxious without his collar, but another wears theirs just for kicks. I think the other just has his for some animal based religion that I've never quite been able to wrap my head around.
They have been told numerous times by teachers to take the collars/chokers off, (even though the uniform rules says nothing about chokers or collars and they were considered fine at the start of the year) but are very insistent that they should be allowed to wear them.
Do you know why they're so common (in my experience at least) among people who identify as trans?
(If I said something the wrong way or in a way that could be taken as offensive, please let me know and I won't make the mistake again. I am supportive, but it's hard for me to get sometimes.)
@BaileyisDarcy: My girlfriend is trans, and she always wears her choker to hide her Addam's Apple. She gets very nervous in public without it because she feels like her Addam's Apple will "give her away," in her words. Of course this is totally untrue, but wearing the choker helps her to be more confident in public, which I am ALL for. :)
I can't speak for all people who are trans, of course, but that's my experience. :)
BTW, what grounds are these teachers using that they are telling your friends to take their chokers/collars off? If it's not against the school dress code then there should be no reason for your friends to have to take the neckwear off.
@Kristina: I am unfamiliar with neckwear being against dresscode, myself.
Okay so going by that then my friends might be sing the chokers/collars to be covering up the lack of adams apple? I guess that makes sense.
And part of the getting told off for the neckwear was one teacher having it out for A. The teacher had never heard of transgender before getting A as her student, and for some reason decided to instantly be bigoted about it. She even went off at him for wearing the collar during one of his panic attacks in the middle of the hall. So yup. Arse of a teacher. (went off about the stretchers too, though she'd said herself they were fine at the start of the year. They, also, were not in the uniform rules)
Another friend of mine who doesn't identify as anything but nuts believes her collar reins in her inner wolf. So in other words she'd be back to biting everyone if she took off her collar. The only reason she gets away with it is because her mother made the school allow it. (plus i think a lot of teachers are afraid of her)
Many trans women I know wear chokers and collars too, and most of them do so to hide their Adam's Apple (whether or not it's actually visible). It's just an extra layer adding passability and confidence for the individual if they deem it necessary (or at least, stylish). And for Rain, it was that mentality I had going into designing her that gave her a choker as a nearly permanent fixture to her look. She doesn't technically need it, but she feels better with it.
Plus, I just love chokers and neck accessories. When I start getting into other stories someday, people are going to find that virtually everything I write features at least one character wearing a choker as part of their regular everyday apparel. Not all of them will be trans girls (some might not even be female at all), but oh, they will be there (and if not that, scarves, necklaces, torques, etc. will be there instead).
@BaileyisDarcy: Between sexy choker and nasty bite you should probably go with the choker.