Okay, really the last comic I post for a while. I just had a lame joke in my head that worked so well with the timing of Rain starting hormones soon as well as the popularity of Pokemon Go. Of course, this is wildly non-canon, since it's 2013 in the comic so Rainverse equivalent "Minimon Proceed" won't be out for a few years yet. And obviously, I couldn't change the name of Spearow without very well killing the (already terrible) joke. So don't take this one too seriously.
For those who don't get it, Spearow is a Pokemon, obviously. And Spiro (short for Spironolactone) is often used as an anti-androgen by trans women. Yesterday, I happened to encounter several dozen Spearows in Pokemon Go, and due to grumbling about it out loud all day, noticed for the first time their similar pronunciations. This gave me a chuckle (because I laugh at the dumbest things), so I made it into a comic. And here we are! XD
Doing this also allows me to more formally address the fact that people have been asking a lot if they can do fan strips while I'm on extended hiatus. To which I say "very yes!" If you're interested in making one, go nuts! Send it to me, and I'll share it (with full credit to you of course), so that maybe the hiatus doesn't feel quite so agonizingly long since we'll get to keep seeing Rain and her friends. I don't even care if it's for laughs, cries, ships, or what-have-you. Just at least keep it PG-13(ish), and have fun! (Of course, fan art and fan fics are also totally welcome!)
As a final note, while I don't think I'll be drawing much through my recovery (unless I can find a position where that works), I would like to keep mentally active and do at least some work. Mostly writing, I'm sure. The books Rain and Emily are reading here tease which ones I've been thinking most about lately, so you could see something on those in the near future (but of course, I'll get into those specifically at a later date).
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Other than that, SRS is just four days away (but I mean, who's keeping track?)
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It's official. Everyone, but I, plays PG.
@(V(;,,;(V): I don't either. :( I don't have a phone and I can't use my parents' phone because they don't want me to use up all their data
@(V(;,,;(V): Dont worry the only thing your missing is getting into bad situations hoping you'll find that Combat Power 200+ eeveelution
@(V(;,,;(V): Me neither.
Hey, I have an idea. When you recover from surgery (you said it was surgery, right?), you could do a step-by-step guide on how to draw a few of the characters of Rain!
Since you seem to love to see fanart, maybe doing this would allow even more people. Just an idea.
Also, that pun, though XD
"Of course, this is wildly non-canon, since it's 2013 in the comic so Rainverse equivalent "Minimon Proceed" won't be out for a few years yet."
Why does this have to be non-canon. Minimon Proceed could just come out sooner in the Rain-Verse.
Best of luck and quick healing next week!
I been thinking about somthing for a while now.
It's about Chanel. She has stated that her mother knows about her relationship, and on a DA post you stated the she has sisters. So to my question, Do Chanel sisters know about her relationship, and if yes how do they feel about it?
I figure Chanel's older sister is accepting too. And her younger sister is only 6, so she's okay with everything as long as Chanel still watches cartoons with her. XD
And yes, Chanel's got an overall accepting family who just wants her to be happy. With all the other crappy parents/siblings the other characters have, I wanted to have at least one character with a totally reasonable, open-minded family in the story. Because it does happen. With any luck, I'd like to go into Chanel's family life a bit more in the near future of the story. ^_^
I like the joke,
It's my first comment I'm writing here, since I discoverd the story, I've got the 3 books already some time now to, because I like to read anywere, I just wanted to tell you I wish you the best of luck, I know it sounds maby a bit cheesy, but reading the story gives me a good feeling, I'm also a trans person, MtF, but not as far in the transitioning yet, I hope that my psychologist will start about hormones in a month or 2, I don't know why I talk about this all, but I just want to tell you you are doing great, giving ideas, and options to make it all discussable with people who don't know about the gender spectrum etc :) I can very much relate to Rain to, my parents are giving me hell about it, not supporting at all, I wish I had an aunt that would help me to :p But anyway, I hope everything will go just as planned, and that we can soon hear you are well and read more Rain :p Good Luck and a big hug from a big fan :)
Happy SRS day, I guess that could be a celebratory date ^u^. I see an HRT doctor in early august to talk about it, guess I'm on par with rain's timeline eh? >w<
As i recall, you said 26 July (tomorrow, Tuesday) was your surgery day.
Best of luck for a good result, and a quick recovery with no complications.
Best of luck I am still waiting on my results but I am feel really good about it so far so I hope my feeling is right. Enjoy the pain med's. :P
I've started a wikia community at http://rain-web-comic.wikia.com/ as companion to the facebook group.
I totally named my first Spearow Spiro lol
I knew my transgirl friends would get the reference XD
I'm not even taking Spiro I opted for Lupron when I started my HRT. Can't wait to see what happens for Rain, she'll be going through it with me hehehehe!