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:iconxenomorphwarrior418:
I can't write much...I'm uncreative like that...but holy smeg! I started reading Rain yesterday and finished the most recent Comic today, and I am in love with one more Webcomic! <3 I'm not surprised at the attention this series has gotten! The main reason I started reading though is because of my own dysphoria. Teen Pre-Op MtF and all, yennow?

I actually match Rain almost perfeclty, seeing how paranoid I am with everything (I've only presented myself as I should be in public twice: once in a mall with two friends who said they'd beat up anyone who looked at me strangely and once at my acting classes wheer I played a transgender girl, which was basically just me being me, talking Doctor Who and all.), but I feel like this series has made me think everythign over and grow more confident about who I am. Judgement day is coming soon for me, but I hope it goes well, seeing as I am still in High School. But yeah, now I'm uselessly ranting. Just wanted totell you how much this comic has actually affected me in such a small amount of time, and how amazing it is. You probably get enough of this type of ranting already though, so I'm gonna stop fangirling so you don't get annoyed and leave. Byebye!

-(Chelsea, Evan, XenomorphWarrior418, but preferably the first)
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Karazura Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I am sure you've been asked this, but when is Rain starting back up? I spent my entire day reading it, and I still had time to do other stuff, therefore it isn't long enough. Please tell me there is more. Please don't make me beg.
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JocelynSamara Jan 26, 2013  Professional Writer
Absolutely. The official posting schedule is technically Monday, Wednesday and Friday (although, more often than not, I end up posting on the evenings of Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday). So you can expect that the next page will likely be up by this time tomorrow.

I do take occasional hiatuses sometimes, but I don't have any planned at this time. I'm doing unusually well of keeping on top of things, so one shouldn't be necessary for some time, I hope. ^_^
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Sy-ia Jan 25, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I love your comic it really cheers me up sometimes , rain really reflects how I feel so much. I love reading this and seeing a bit of myself in her. I am not so sure on what I want yet, I want to be a girl I just don't know if should sometimes.
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JocelynSamara Jan 25, 2013  Professional Writer
Thank you very much. I'm so glad that my comic can offer such optimism. And I sincerely hope you find the answers you're looking for in the future. Remember I - and many of the readers for that matter - are going through or have gone through the same thing. If you ever have any questions or you need advice, don't hesitate to ask. ^_^
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Sy-ia Jan 25, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you If you don't mind if I ask how did you start HRT, what does it cost, and is it worth it. I was thinking about HRT because I really want to have a more girlish look but I do not know how much it would change my face or if it would.
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JocelynSamara Jan 25, 2013  Professional Writer
It's worth noting that hormones respond differently to everyone. So, while certain people may experience certain effects, other may not (and vice versa). Or at the very least, people experience the effect to varying degrees. That said, changes in the face are common. It's a form of redistribution of the body fat, so the face is very likely to change at least a little bit. It might take a while though. Admittedly, I'm only four months in myself, and there are small changes in my face (it's weird, because I feel like I can't quite pinpoint what it is, but I know it's different somehow). And changes will become greater as time goes; hormones may continue to cause changes for up to 5-6 years.

But even in these four short months so far, it's been totally worth it. I'm growing breasts. My skin is softer and doesn't break out any more. My hair softer, fluffier, and much more manageable. As I said about the fat redistribution, my face is looking discreetly more feminine, and I'm even starting to widen at the hips a little. This has been nothing short of a dream come true for me so far, and my only regret is not starting it sooner.

To start hormones, the first thing you must do is find a therapist. Someone who can come to a diagnosis that you are transgendered and benefit from taking HRT. Once convinced, they right a letter of recommendation to the closest doctor who can prescribe them for you. Set up an appointment with that doctor, and they will ask you a lot of the very same question the therapist did, run some tests, and write the prescriptions (I left that day with the prescriptions, but sometimes - as I've been told - there's a short waiting period as they wait for blood work results to come back or something).

After my insurance, I pay $10 total, for the two pills I take (Estradiol, which is estrogen, and Spironolactone, which blocks testosterone). And I get them once a month. Without the insurance, I don't think the Spiro would be much more, but Estradiol might be kinda pricey. Don't hold me to that though. I used to work in a pharmacy, but I'm no expert on pill prices.

Anyway, I hope that helped. If you have any more questions or need me to elaborate on anything, by all means, I'm happy to help if I can. ^_^
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Sy-ia Jan 25, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for all your help I have started talking to a therapist through email so I might see one since I still do not know what I want, I am only 20 right now and I don't know what I want right now I really want to try HRT but don't think I could go through with srs. But thank you so much I will figure it out when the time is right :)
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Bobsadkjadkd Jan 16, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Ah, if only it were that simple. I would gladly live as a girl, but I don't think I could pull it off. I haven't come out to anyone, except anonymously on the internet. I just plow through my life, trying to make the best of it. Sometimes I wish i could come out, except I can't make myself do it, and no one has figured it out for themselves yet. The thing is, I would be perfectly comfortable being a girl crossdressing as a guy. What I want is to be biologically female. Unfortunately, this rules out surgery, because it wouldn't be "real". I guess I just have to wait until science invents a better way.

Anyway, love the comic.
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Bobsadkjadkd Feb 13, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Ohhh man. I feel like I should apologize for this. I didn't explain myself well, and I came off as arrogant and snarky. I've only recently begun to understand myself, and I guess I just needed to vent and kind of expected sympathy.
I change my viewpoint a lot.

Most of what I said then isn't what I think now, and it hasn't even been a month. I came out to my parents, and I'm slowly edging them (and myself) towards being more comfortable with it. As for transitioning, I want to, and I plan on starting as soon as possible, it's just that I have no idea where to start. And the whole bit about the surgery... that was just foolish of me. I still am not sure whether I will want it or not, but it is a serious option, albeit one that's waaaaaay far in the future, and for now, I'm content to let it stay that way.

Yeah. So, sorry about before. I really need to think things through before I say them... Even though that'll still likely backfire because I tend to change my point of view so often.
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