As promised, Ana makes an appearance in this chapter. It's just a cameo for now, but it at least offers some clarity as to where she's been all this time (even if the answer just begs more questions). And you can expect her to have a much more prominent role in the near future. As for what she's in the hospital for - what surgery she's successfully gotten through - maybe it's obvious but I'm not going to say anything outright just yet.
People have been asking about Ana a lot since her last real scene, wondering if I'd forgotten about her. I hadn't. Context just dictated she had to be out of the picture for a while. Especially given that in canon webcomic time, it's only been about a week and a half since her last appearance.
If you're one of the people who has forgotten about her, Anastacia (or Ana "with one N" for short) is the "January Girl", who transferred into St. Hallvard after the New Year. She and her father have moved around a lot for "reasons", to the point where she's been left back a year, placing her in eleventh grade instead of twelfth. Though many boys (and Rain) have crushes on Ana, Gavin was the one she got closest too. The stuffed octopus, Ivan McDorfleton, was a gift to her from him on Valentine's Day, when she was last seen in school. Although Ana told Gavin she'd be out on an "extended vacation", she never said where exactly she was going. She seems to have a lot of secrets like that. She did however, agree to discuss their future when she returned.
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OMG DID ANA JUST GET SRS?!?!!?! (dies of jealousy)
Well that answers my question... But another question arises.... Will Gaven ever find love..poor guy ... And will ana be a permanent character
The fact that it's even possible to get SRS in highschool really screws with me sometime, especially since I graduate this year
Well, she is over 18. (Mentioned somewhere.)
@AMM: I know. Most people are 18 by the time they finish highschool. *I'm* over 18. That why it messes with me so much.
SHE KEPT IT!!! Ana X Gavin
@Marvin12Mcm: I read that completely wrong the first time
Well, we don't know about "successfully" yet. She's gotten through surgery fine, but I wouldn't call it "successful" until everything is healed and functioning as intended.
As for SRS under 18, maybe the rules are different if you're intersex?
Ana is 18, actually.
If you are intersex and do transition, meaning you were living in a gender role different from how you feel and now you choose otherwise, I have seen two things that can happen:
-You get fast tracked, because its so obvious who you are.
-You are stopped because why change, you can keep living like this.
You see, trans gets treated by doctors as a mental issue, while intersex they treat it as a physical issue, when you tell them you are trans and that you want to transition, they usually become a bit condescending and treat you like you are deserving pity and yes, they do help you transition.
If by any chance you reveal you are also intersex and you want to transition, they forget about your gender, and depending on your body they recommend the course of action... which most often includes "why changing, we can fix you"
This is from personal experience.
@Zee: Fortunately this is starting to change. In the last year or two, trans related health care has started to be seen as "medically necessary", at least from a legal standpoint, so we are getting there, even if it's a bit slower than we'd like.
She got her appendix out. Any bets? :P
But congrats to her for -whatever- op she did get.
Yep. All I have to say.
@BaileyisDarcy: I was *just* about to say...
I noticed the ommission of some key points in the recap, like the old photo that Ana's dad looked at. But anyway, I think we all knew what she was going to do. I'm glad it's been going well so far.
I am now done with Chapter 16:
I really hoped that Rudy would surpass Gavin and Maria, while he has his double Date with Rain, just because Maria and Gavin fighting for the place behind Rain, while Rudy slowly surpasses them would be In-Character for all of them.
Puddle and Heather: 25
Yaaay so happy for Ana!
does rain still have the hots for ana? i know rain's more interested in her favorite person emily but i also know that rain finds ana /very/ attractive, to the point where embarrassing things happen to her body
also how did ana not know what 'cis' meant? or was that just a cover to scope gavin out, since gavin kiiiinda gave away a lot of information in that sentence considering the school they go to
@fenny: I'm almost 100% sure Ana knew what cis meant.
Someday i will have money to buy all the t-shirts in selling, especially that who say's "Dude, she's a lesbian" xD
I really love this comic <3