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The first panel is actually one of my favorites in the whole comic posted so far. Gets me every time.
Other than that, not much else to say. We’re almost up to the climax of Chapter 1, so I hope everything is as exciting for you as it is for me. ^_^
Rain, all characters and all other aspects of the story are copyright material belonging to me.
That is a TERRIBLE idea.
Not only is it rude to ask ANY trans person this, but this could get her in major trouble with the school!
Every page between 10 and 18 (not inclusive) had a broken "next" link. I did not test the "previous" links.
This could discourage non-persistent readers from continuing, and is mildly inconvenient.
Other than that, this comic is great!
I mean, nothing could possibly go worng with that, right?
Yes, i meant to type exactly what i did.
Hence, this is pretty much Rain's only option for the time being. She is pretty brave to do this though; braver than she herself thinks.
If you watch me, the new pages will just drop into DevWatch inbox.
Of course, even if you don't though, I update every Monday, Wednesday and Friday... usually right at midnight (Eastern Time Zone).
Glad you like it so far and I hope you'll continue to enjoy it. ^_^
In my experience, I've known a lot of people who've changed their tunes after I came out (or they just stopped being vocally oppressive about it at least).
From what I've seen of people it mostly that the don't understand what people in that situation feel like and they believe the stereotypes and things they hear, that might not all be true. For me thou I don't believe that there is just two sexes, because their are people that want to be the other sex, or want to act like the other sex without becoming that sex.I am not quite sure what makes up gender and sex and it might be something I go into because I am studying to become a psychologist right now.
But either way this really must be the only way to expose Rain. Since the story does involve the primary cast knowing her secret this is the only way it makes sense. If it was all about keeping the secret it would be a much more difficult and not as in depth story to tell.
Now it is at this point I feel like admiring Gavin. Though he knows this is probably a sensitive subject, he knows there is no way out of it. But the best way to say it is that Gavin really wants to know what happened to his friend. The expression on his face in panel 3 definitely tells me he misses Ryan.
Though people wonder about Rain the most in this page, I seem unable to because of Gavin. And that is why Tg people really don't have it easy. Not only are you hurt but it seems like you have to leave behind people you care for. I had a few friends, but I can imagine never seeing them again in case certain things change (you know the kind). So not only do you leave your friends for fear, your friends (speaking from there view) will only wonder where you have gone and what they did to push you away. It really is a sad thing especially when they could've understood.
In the logical progression loved how Ryan wss similar to Rain. The hair espcially having a natural flip over the eye to be playful. And as Ryan got older the flip was combed over the eye to be elegant. It really is a great design to connect Ryan to Rain. His clothes also having a hint of softness rather than Gavin's stiff from being active. Again if you make a profile book for characters I would love to see all the possible designs, interests, and fantasy versions. I guess that's my interest for you.
Look forward to how Gavin approaches Rain with this, and hope no one ends up sad.
(On a completely unrelated note: did you ever get my Note? I sent it a few days ago, but noticed it still shows as unread in my DevWatch, so I wasn't sure if it was because you never got around to reading it, or it never got around to you.)
...that is going to sound so perverted to whoever reads this next, isn't it? >,> Ah, well.
It's an amusing first panel.
Isn't this supposed to happen in the middle of the entire story? Or perhaps that's when the whole school finds out...
Beginning: no one knows yet, and the main character is relaxing.
Transitioning: main character slips and lets loose some clues, which are tracked down by some curious students.
Middle: whole school finds out, main character is ridiculed, bullied, insulted, and is miserable.
Transitioning: something good happens involving main character; i.e. saving a life, doing something good to make the school proud, finding a really good friend that the main character becomes attached to, etc.
Sub-transitioning (optional): Something bad happens, main character tries to fix or alleviate problem.
End: And they all live happily ever after.
Lynn's method is pretty standard if you watch any animes that involve a cross dressing theme.
Anyway, StoryTypist isn't wrong; many stories work under that particular formula. It just isn't my preferred method. I'm not trying to make Rain like some other story. I'm trying to make it like life.
It is, though. Not that I've watched more than a couple of them, but the basic formula is this:
Person cross dresses for a reason. (To do something.)
That one person, or small group of people find out. (Take a look at ouran high for example. )
They do their best to keep things secret.
At the end, people find out leading to the climax. Ouran handled that a bit uniquely - though awesomely - but generally it involves people hating them for pretending, then realizing that they've been themselves all along and were good to them, then forgiving them - but generally they have to part anyway.
That was the plot point of one, anyway... ouran ended differently. Depending on whether you read Ranma or watch it, you find that the gender shifting really doesn't matter in the end (manga version; anime they don't find out) as everyone just assumes he's a master of cross dressing and they don't particularly care.
It's a valid formula, at the very least, and one that works better in the long run, in my opinion, for a work like this. If they find out in the middle it becomes about drama and trying to survive, clinging to a few friends in a world of people turning against you - you can do other things with it, i'm sure - trying to slowly turn everyone towards your side - but in the end, you're basically living with people who are already prejudiced against you. '
When they find out at the end, it generally allows for more laughs during the other parts, and a quicker catharsis at the end rather than a prolonged one that would dramatically shift the story's nature.
At least, that's my opinion.
I concede this match .
looking forward to the next page