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RAIN ch. 12 - Drab by JocelynSamara RAIN ch. 12 - Drab by JocelynSamara
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Just for those who may not be aware of the term, “drab” is how you might describe a transgendered person (including transsexuals, crossdressers, drag queens, etc.) that is presenting as their birth sex. For instance, if Rain is dressed as a boy, she is dressed in “drab”. My original idea had Ruby on this page too, but that took away from the “drab” theme.

Anyway, Chapter 11 and Chapter 12 were initially intended to just be one very long chapter (kinda like Chapter 6). Looking back, I’m not sure how I expected that last chapter to condense into like ten or so pages, but it managed to end up a whopping twenty-three altogether. THIS chapter is intended to be normal length now too. Let’s hope that doesn’t mean I have some absurdly long fifty page chapter coming here… but I guess we’ll see what happens. ^^;

(As a side note, I’m kinda miserable sick right now and haven’t drawn in days, which has led to me falling a fair bit behind how much I normally like to have ready. I’ll try not to allow any late updates, but if it comes to that, this is why.)

Rain, all characters and all other aspects of the story are copyright material belonging to me.

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Zeno-McArthy Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013
With a penis AND a vagina?
JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013  Professional Writer
Not so much.  

And the proper term is actually intersex.  Shemale is kind of an offensive term, so please try to avoid using it.
Fallenangel2002 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
wow wow wow wait a secound, why is she crying :'( what did kylie do?
dolphin64575 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ryu890 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012
Poor Rain.... *feels bad and wants to hug her*
Ryu890 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012
Huh. You learn something new every day.
shaedofblue Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Student
That etymology seems wonky. Trans people can and do do drag, so to describe them as "drab" when actually crossdressing seems really ungendering.
Karenlyn30 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012
I hope you feel better soon. I admit I have an ulterior motive for wanting you to feel better. I just love you work! :love:
I'm going to go out on a limb (ok, not very far out) and guess that at some point Rain is going to have to go to school and it's going to be hard to slip that by Aiken. I can hardly wait to see how you work that out!
I'm looking forward to meeting Aiken's fiance too.
VioletUke93 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
The first time I heard this word was when I was wearing guy blothes in a LGBT group. A transman said this to me: Why are you in drab Jenny?

Rain looks so wrong as Ryan D:<
Yin88 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Get well soon :)
hamsterkiss Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012
hope u get well soon an can't wait 4 your cool comic
CrazyChief Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012
hope you feel better and i get the sense that this is a major foreshadowing in the chapter
CrimsonII Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012
can't wait for chapter 12... love your comic!
Musicallover1234 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012  Student Writer
Looks like it will b an interesting chapter by the way this looks something is going to happen. And on another note i hope you feel better.
Syn-the-Guardian Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012
So I'm in drab daily, hmm, curious.
Yukimi87 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012
It's an awesome even if slightly creepy because them to be okay cover. I hope you get well soon or we'd say in spanish, espero que te pongas buena pronto. All my best wishes
AlekPixi Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012  Student Writer
Wow, "Drab" in Danish means "Murder", so I got real scared and confused for a moment o__o Great cover, though, looking forward to the chapter!
Q9R42 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
"Krya på dig", as we Swedes would say. I wanted to use an odd and rarely used word too.
Animasword Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This cover is a sign that there is more drama on the horizon.
Although the image itself could also lend itself to an action comic, you know in a 'you've fought well but now it's over' situation? No....? Just me....?

Ah well, looking forward to the next chapter, and I hope you get well soon.
14bj337 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012
Ah, interesting! When I first saw the title, I just assumed "drab" to mean bleak, boring, gray, lifeless, etc. It's mildly enlightening to hear that it has an alternate meaning.

So... we have Rain (still as Ryan) sobbing and Kylie with her back halfway-turned. And they're both in the shadow of... Aiken, it looks like. Perhaps something will happen to Rain to cause her to break down? It wouldn't surprise me, given the incredibly stressful situation. Maybe the shadow of Aiken represents how Aiken's presence has cast a shadow on her life, as she has to present herself as someone she's not. As for Kylie... she seems to be suffering the same uncertainty that we saw on the page where "Ruby" confronted her. Will she continue to wrestle with her identity in the upcoming pages? We'll just have to wait and see.
Suki-chan36 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012
I had relatively the same thoughts regarding Rain - she looks like she's at the end of her rope. I'm not so sure about Ky(lie)'s role and future, though.
AJisChaos Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Student
I am really hoping this page is like chapter 6's tittle page. the looming shadow of Aiken, while Kylie turns her back on Rain who has fallen to her knees in suffering in every sense of the word. No, God no, No more sadness, no more guilt. no more suffering in this labyrinth where the only way out is 'Fast and Straight.' i have already cried once this week. please no more.
(I apologize, for the darkness of this comment, i am in the midst of a really good, but also depressing book)
Zorua076 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012
Never heard of the term "drab" having a transgender-related definition before. Huh. Learn something new every day.

This page doesn't bode well with me. I sense angst in Rain's near future. And not angst directly related to dressing in "drab" either.
Chicken-Yuki Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012   Traditional Artist
And in my head, I am hearing the opening hummed "song" to a Hurricane Ike cartoon that destroys the more dramatic impact of this picture. ^^;
atsuyuri-sama Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is... a frightening page. I am now very concerned about Rain. Not so much for Kylie, though - she doesn't look like she's directly part of the drama on this page, more like a very, very close-to-the-line-of-fire by-stander. Of course, that doesn't mean that's what the chapter will be, but that's what this page says to me.
Suki-chan36 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012
I hope you feel better soon! And thank you for the clarification on the title - I'd never heard that word used in that context before.
AuraVampyre Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012
That is a very sad looking page. I'm kinda worried about how this next chappie is gonna go
samrules4 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012
ryan/rains expression might imply that his brother found out...
or maybe he is just upset about being in drab
or maybe even something else entirely
1manydragon Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Student Artist
uh drab i dont get it
Globbo Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012
If somebody who is both born male and feel male dresses in girl clothes, they are "dressed in drag".

If somebody, like Rain, who is born male but feel female dresses in girls clothes, they are just dressed.

If somebody like Rain forces herself to dress in male clothes, they are in a sort of reverse drag, and it is called "dressed in drab". Before today I only knew this word in the sense LordSoulSicarious describes, but it makes perfect sense.
1manydragon Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Student Artist
LordSoulSicarious Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012
The odd thing about this is that where I am drab is a feeling. If someone said they were feeling drab it means they feel kind of dull, bored and upset, but only slightly.
ZorrieInuyama Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
oh I see some more drama coming
Undertaker972 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012
very interesting term, i dont like the look of this cover though. whatever happens, this cant be good
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