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RAIN p101 - Why? by JocelynSamara RAIN p101 - Why? by JocelynSamara
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Kind of a jumpy transition from the last scene, but itís worth noting that if theyíre both dressed and Gavinís even shaved, then time must have passed. I feel itís also worth noting that it apparently doesnít take long after playtime is over the two to get right back into their trans debates. Sans distractions, I guess it was inevitable.

Gavinís latest inquiry is also based on a question Iíve been asked in real life, but not by any one other person. Rather, itís a question Iíve asked myself. Realistically, the interests I (and Rain) generally have are those that are largely unaffected by physical sex. I could still do all of the things I love whether I was a man or a woman (writing, drawing, gaming, etc.) and it really wouldnít make a lick of difference. So, why is it such an ever-present problem in my life?

Food for thought aside, this is probably the first time Rain has actually challenged Gavin right back. Up until now, sheís played nice and taken it. The last two panels however, possess a subtle hint of venom. Perhaps sheís just more fatigued then she thought. Or perhaps, sheís just tired of his prying. Or maybe itís particularly the fact that 6+ hours it didnít matter, but now it suddenly is again. Whatever the case may be, it seems to have shut Gavin up for the time beingÖ

Though they did have a period of bonding, their friendship still clearly needs a lot of workÖ

Rain, all characters and all other aspects of the story are copyright material belonging to me.
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natedogith1 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013
I'm glad to know that questioning why you are the way you are is a normal thing, it helps to assuage my fears and to hopefully prevent too much self-psychoanalysis .
Tanail Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Student General Artist
Why does the body matter?
That's also a question i'm asking myself. I think everyone can do what they want and dress like they want, so why the hell does it matter to me that i have a male and not a female body?
I'm still at the very beginning though. Just a month ago i acknowledged that i may be trans (i'm pretty sure right now but it's all a wild up and down of feelings, so i'm not sure).
And right now i don't have an answer to that question.

BTW, i love your comic so far <3 There are just so many scenes where i see myself or remember something, plus it's really funny ^_^
Ryu890 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012
:) Thats why its so hard to explain to people....why. The best I've come up with is "Emotions don't make sense. You can't explain happiness with Math. And can you honestly give me an objective reason as to why I enjoy the taste of apples?"
UsagiKnight Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011  Student Traditional Artist

Outburst out of the way. Rain's feeling on her dysphoria I totally agree with. Though this is something important to us, we also have that feeling that we wish we can just stop. But at the same time, we know if we leave that feeling alone it would just fester. But than again it goes back to what you mentioned before about just wanting to be happy as opposed to wanting to be the opposite gender. But this is a more personal question in that it is hard to personify a feeling or even a reason why we do anything. Even though we are talking gender, we might as well go to way you don't eat until 12pm and 6pm as opposed to 7am, 11am, and 7pm. As well as why you are so concerned having long sleeves in hot weather. It pretty much is like you have to just accept things no matter how different they are from what you do. But i guess I explained this before, but its always good to cover all the ways that question can be asked as to narrow down your true feelings. And through that we understand why Gavin even cares that Ryan has turned female. That at the very beginning he saw girls as girls, knowing that girls didn't start out as girls was an act of undertanding that he probably just wasn't ready for. But seeing how he asked the question on this page as opposed to the previous pages, it does show he became more of a man and a friend in the end.
Dodinator Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
umm... I have a question
If gavin already knows that rain is a guy why does she keep dressing like a girl in the privacy of gavin's house
because rain isn't totally female yet is she?... so surely she doesn't dress like a women sometimes like when shes sleeping or when they're just playing video games?

I might just be nitpicking here... sorry about that :blahblah:
thediremoose Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013
Because, psychologically speaking, Rain is female and it would make no more sense for her to dress like a guy than it would for Maria to do the same.

And a few strips ago, Rain mentioned that she prefers to sleep in a nightgown.
maruul Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2011
Wha?! No! Need mooore! ;-;
Following you now. Not in a stalkerish way of course. Well, maybe...
chitttick1 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I think that maybe (this is just a slight opinion) that the answer to the question might have to do with stereotypes. The largest form of stereotyping in the world, is the one between genders. Made probably by the way the majority of girls or boys act, so that what you're born as puts you in either stereotype for a gender. And acting like that stereotype is what makes you the most socially accepted. So maybe if a person's set of mind or general behavior is enough like the opposite gender, then in order to fit in society, they have to make a choice. That choice being "Do you want to fit in with males or females?", and the person's feeling more like the other gender, might make them have the desire to change themselves physically in order tho fit in more properly with the other gender, and be able to live their life feeling more like they belong.... Kind of like finding the loophole in society and deciding "If I can't fit here with the way I am, then I'll make myself fit where I want to be and do what I have to."
It would be the same for everyone else, but where they decided to fit themselves with the gender they were born, simply because they relate better to their original stereotype.

Because one of human kind's biggest fear, is rejection, so we fit in one way or another in order for society not to reject us, while still being happy where we are.
HiSenshi Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist

Hehehes, sorries...I just LOVE this pairing! <3 ^^ /

~ Hi-chan <3
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