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RAIN p271 - Mopey by JocelynSamara RAIN p271 - Mopey by JocelynSamara
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Very frequently, when I have to present as a male, I get depressed. Over little things – stupid things – like being associated with masculine things or addressed as a guy. It seems so trivial, but that kind of thing just wrecks me.

To my understanding, a majority of transsexuals suffer the same issue should the situation come up. So I tried to reflect this scenario as well as I could, with a mopey and uncooperative Rain just ready for this day to end.

Thank goodness for a trying-but-failing Rudy. It’s got to be frustrating for him, but he’s trying really hard.

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

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678091 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Me: *piloting* *heavy breathing*
Me: *losing control* NO!
Computer: STALL
Me: NOOOOOOOOOO *sucked into the S***storm*
treager-sama Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer

I am one of those in the minority. I have lived nearly 36 years as a confused male, so dressing in 'drab' is -normal- for me. Presenting as a female is just as new and exciting as Christmas morning though. I definitely enjoy it thus far!


I just want to snubble all your characters! I spent all day at work, thinking about them as if they were real people I knew... I just wanted to get back home and keep reading to find out what happens next!

Fairportfan Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013

Is ther an arcade in that mall?

Who's the manager?

AbiDrew Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013
hahaha!  "mostly harmless"!  Oh no you didn't!  You so did!  You aren't are you!?  You're an H2G2 fangirl too aren't you?!  admit it!
Suki-chan36 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013
Since you're getting ready to put Volume 2 together fairly soon-ish, I thought I should point out a typo: in the last panel, Ruby says "I have an idea that'll you cheer you up". Obviously, the bolded "you" shouldn't be there.

Hope I've been able to help! ^_^
JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Professional Writer
Thank you~! <3

These things are always getting by me. ^_^
dolphin64575 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Is Rudy's idea manga?
CrazyChief Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
i won't lie i thought you were about to break the fourth wall
JamieAgathaRose Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I just wanna float this query. If you or someone you know was depressed in this manner and someone's attempts to rectify the situation were falling flat, has that person ever let the frustration get to them? In a bad way?
Animasword Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Considering things are going to get even worse for Rain (judging by what we've seen in the last few pages), Ruby's idea will have to be pretty incredible to cheer her up.
PerilsOfRosella Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Professional General Artist
Aw Rain, I feel for you girl. Rudy, you are being an absolute saint.
Musicallover1234 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Student Writer
Aww, poor Rain I now the feeling of wanting to get the day over with.
AuraVampyre Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
at least Rudy gets that even like that Rain is Rain, and is still a girl.
rallycatmusic Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
it's an amazingly frustrating thing to have to live. even the short times where I might run out to my car before I've shaved or something can be incredibly depressing. :(
hamsterkiss Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
:( poor poor rain
Doomdragon Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
This is why I love RuIn; no matter who's playing what gender roles Rudy is always the excited and confident to Rain's shyness and easily discouraged. A perfect accent~
Jenvas Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
Its nice once you reach the point of not being able to present as a male anymore, its simply like "nope, cant do it". Luckily I had an easy time getting outed to everyone whos important and hadnt had to ever go back. Gotta have a spine and get over with it, being TG brings enough suffering anyways.
slightly-shotgunned Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
That's just it though, isn't it? That you're _having_ to present as a male, instead of being able to be who you really are, then being expected to be just peachy with having to present yourself that way because, god forbid, you make someone uncomfortable?

Makes me angry just thinking about it.
Elthrain Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012
Only recently went full time I broke down when someone asked me to present as male again for a family event, I couldn't do it.
LadyHelblade Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Professional Writer
Yeah, you're right there. I was already depressed enough before I really came to my senses, but once I started to transition and had to sometimes "boy up", as I liked to call it, I would get depressed in general...and moreso when referred to by masculine pronouns and the like. Once you start to take off that mask, it gets hard to put it back on again...more painful than when you were wearing it before, at least in my case. I'm so glad I don't have to present as male at all, anymore.
transgendergamer Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012
*Reads Page* "Wow, this reminds me a lot of myself"
*Reads Description* "That pretty much sums up my whole life...minus using games like Pac-Man World 2 to make me feel happier"
coffinstufferd Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012
I experience it.
Luna-Lovecraft Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012
Yeah... I had to present male for the first time in months when my cousins came over recently.

I love the little ones... (long story why I cannot come out to them) but I could not handle the male presenting and hated every moment I had to spend around them... Made me so depressed. 8/
KirukaChan Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
At least Rain's not breaking out in cold sweat and getting dizzy. Her brain will evolve to that point sooner or later, though.
Undertaker972 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012
Poor Rain, i really feel sorry for her being so depressed like this
samrules4 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012
I don't think skipping over to next week will help your case much, remember who is coming over on Christmas?
hint: [link]
JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Professional Writer
True, although Rain doesn't know that.
dadona777 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012
I really hate that feeling
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