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Barnarnar
August 16th, 2019
I've often thought that "what if?" ideas (including dreams, conversations like this, and hopes and fears expressed by various characters) are a great way for an author to present alternate realities that don't fit the plot line or where you want the story to go. Good job!
@Zensunni: Actually, that's ALWAYS true when talking to us men. For most if us a hint is just an observation we don't have to do anything about except make a comment.
"The sunset will be beautiful at the beach today."
"Just climb onto the roof. You won't have to travel so far."
No Big Deal
I have no idea what high school dances are like nowadays, but back in the 1960s there were hardly any boys dancing at all except for the most devoted couples. 8 out of 10 people on the dance floor were girls. Even at the prom the boys would say, "You want to dance AGAIN??? Go ahead. I'll be over here."
Newest Favorite Page!
"She'd really like the part about the dress," says so much about how long Rain was hiding her true self.

(As for what to look up on Google Images: "awkward couple dancing" shows a few.)
Gavin & Rain :-)
I've been hoping for those 2 to get together and iron out their differences for years now. Maybe this is the opportunity for that to happen.
Link to Nomination Form
Here's the page where the first page of the nomination form was shown, in case your memory is as bad as mine:
http://rainlgbt.smackjeeves.com/comics/2770155/check-one/

The next page has page 2.
Gender Bender Fan
(Raises hand) Me! That's how I found this webcomic many years ago, looking for amazing transgender transformations. Instead I found this entertaining thought-provoking visually stimulating funny way of discussing not only transgender, but all kinds of different sexualities. It has become a reference source I can easily point to when I meet people who are confused about the differences between all the different flavors between cis male and cis female. (I would thank you each time it comes up, but then all my posts would just be me saying "Thank you" all the time! :-)
Clueless Like Me
I sort of keep hoping some character will be as clueless as I would have been at that age. They'll see Ruby and Ky and think they are the genders they are dressed as and not understand what the fuss is about a girl wearing a dress and a guy wearing a tuxedo (unless someone actually tells them!)
@Tramuntana: I went to a pretty small school and still did not know all my classmates. As a teenager, I was mostly caught up in my own problems. I would not have noticed someone I did not know from a different clique who looked somewhat like someone else I did not really know of the opposite sex. Even if I did notice the resemblance, I would have laughed at the idea that anyone would really do something as bizarre as the switch Ky and Rudy are doing. It would have gone right over my head.
@Leah: I like it! Hmm, now I have to figure out what image to go with it.
Pretty Little Head
Considering that "Don't worry your pretty little head over it" has been used historically to put down women, children, and others who have no power in society, it's interesting to see it being used ironically here.

I look like a large white male, and could never get away with wearing a shirt with that phrase on it!
Outed???
@Belgarel: Rain could be outed in this story arc? I never thought of that!

I mean, yeah, I guess that's always been a possibility, a fear lurking in the background of the whole series, but after all this time of getting away with it I thought she was kind of safe.

No. She is safe. I'm sure of it. She's such a cute girl that even when her hair got cut short she was still seen as a girl. I think people will rationalize another explanation.

(Whew! I had me worried there for a minute!)
That Holly!
I'm sorry. I know she's supposed to be annoying, but I think Holly's bursting in at the end of each page is absolutely hilarious! Cracks me up every time!
Barnarnar
February 21st, 2019
@DeathKnightofAnime: They're running heels!
Barnarnar
February 23rd, 2018
@The Aussie Bloke: It's too bad this comic isn't the type that can show her whacking him with a gigantic cartoon hammer and flattening him into a pancake! (Although, it could show her THINKING that, probably with little chibi versions of the characters.)
Barnarnar
February 23rd, 2018
@Hedgemagician:
I looked up the lyrics. Here's part of them:
Then we'll take you to the forest
Where none will hear your cry
And we'll cut down the Sycamore and Broom
And it's there we will forgive you
And it's there we'll watch you die
Like a dancing silhouette against the moon

And you will burn, you will burn
We will purify your soul in the fire, in the fire
And your spirit will live forever
It will rise, it will rise
From the ashes and the embers in your eyes, in your eyes
And your spirit will live forever

Praise the Lord
Another soul is saved
Praise the Lord
Praise the Lord
Barnarnar
February 23rd, 2018
That Face!
That expression in the last panel made me laugh aloud!
Barnarnar
February 23rd, 2018
It's Not An Ideal World
@CatPerson: Thank you for reminding me about that. I live and work among very accepting people and don't get out much, so I keep forgetting that the rest of the world is not very accommodating about different lifestyles, and are not nice to people who don't hide their differences.
Wise Person
I love how you make so much sense when so much in the world right now doesn't!

Thank you!
Barnarnar
November 15th, 2016
Don't Google "deadname"
I Googled "deadname" having never heard the term before. For others who don't know, it's the name a transgender person had before they woke up to who they really were and transitioned.

Unfortunately, there are a lot of people out there who want to do harm, and deadnaming (using someone's deadname) maliciously is something several websites were created to do. Just because such vicious people exist does not mean we have to give them those extra clicks.

I hated the way people teased me when I was young, and I changed my name as soon as I left that small town. Although I'm cis and I left that place more than , I still cringe when someone finds out about my old name and uses it, so it might as well be called my deadname.