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RAIN p.10 - High School by JocelynSamara RAIN p.10 - High School by JocelynSamara
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(I actually wanted to call this page “High School in a Nutshell”, but damned is DA’s enforcement of short piece titles.) :doh:

This page is the reason I drew the little cheat sheet of the miscellaneous classmates a while ago (you know, this one [link]). Don’t worry though, it’s not technically necessary to know all of them by name. But it’s probably not a bad idea to get acquainted with them. ^_^

Also, you can almost kinda sorta see Rain’s left eye for the first time. The wacky part: I totally don’t remember drawing it like that. :O_o:

Huh. I thought I’d have more to say about this one. But all of my points escape me at the moment. These ten-hour shifts at my job are apparently killing my ability to think. Oh well. If you guys have questions about it, just ask as always. ^_^

©2004-2010
Rain, all characters and all other aspects of the story are copyright material belonging to me.
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Lexiiie Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Student General Artist
I've read stories about cross dressing female knights and transexual female to male; this is actually my first time with male to female. Seems like it'll be a pretty cool story so far. C:
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NoyTelinu Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012
Really?

I'm surprised. Most stories are mtf in some form or another. I actually have a hard time finding ftm stories...
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:iconlexiiie:
Lexiiie Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Student General Artist
I dunno, it occurs a lot in fantasy stories I read, but then that's fantasy and really nothing much to do with sexuality in most cases. P:;
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wolf-blazer Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011  Student Interface Designer
soo...this is almost your life as a transgender girl...
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coffinstufferd Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2011
ten hour shifts... i know what thats like :/
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:iconjocelynsamara:
JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2011  Professional Writer
Ugh... I wish I didn't know what it was like. ^^;
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coffinstufferd Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2011
right me either!
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UsagiKnight Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
p.s. sorry for not remembering the names of the other students, still trying my best with that. Normally have a naming system for the stories I read so I remember. may need to do that here as well.
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JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2010  Professional Writer
It's okay if you don't remember their names at this time. In most cases, the characters probably won't be that important until you actually learn their names in the story.

Just a quick run through though:
Panel 2 - Devon, Rain (obviously), Drew, Rob
Panel 3 - Holly, Emily, Debbie
Panel 4 - Maria, Gavin (again, obviously)
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UsagiKnight Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks for the lowdown. I don't worry, I think I faved your student photo so that I can memorize the names. But than again I'm not good with the names of minor characters even in my own stuff.
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UsagiKnight Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Okay, now to spread out my opinion like that school bell.

Poor little Rain is starting to realize how hard it might be to live her life in high school. First she makes a complete fookl of herself and now she is followed by boys who want a shot at her by supplying "false comfort". Oh well, dad said never to judge anyone in highschool. It is like a group mindset to not really think when others may feel insecure.

While on the other end of the spectrum the girls gossip about the new girl. Again, we are still at the beginning of the story, but the words "Skank" and "Threat" now make me worry about the friction that may happen later in the story. But considering we are talking about a kid in transition, anyone is fair game to go after Rain.

I also find a bit of information in the more important students as well. Considering the way Maria and Gavin talk to each other, I'm now starting to wonder if Gavin knows of Maria's sexuality. It really seems questionable to me at this point. But regardless, both of them seem to be rather curious of the new arrival to keep there distance at the moment to observe. Really intriguing the life of high-schoolers.

Also want to point out, normally I wait a while until I got a good collection of strips to read and comment on. The fact I'm not doing that and trying to catch them the moment they post shows that you are doing something right. So I hope that helps with your future webcomics. trust me, would I lie.

I also hate da's policy on titles too, made me rename a couple of pieces of mine 4 times till they were satisfied. DX
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JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2010  Professional Writer
Wouldn't have been a very interesting story if it all went according to plan, right? ^_^

But within like 30 seconds of being there, the boys already have the hots for her and girls are being catty over it. All over one little squeak. Truly, Rain is far more daring than I am. I would've wanted to try to do this in high school, but I would've probably run out of the school already by this point far too freaked out to continue.

I'm pleased to hear that you like my comic enough to be able to enter some significant input with each new page. It really does tell me I'm doing something right. ^_^

I can't tell you how often my ultra-clever piece titles have been literally one letter too long. Or heaven forbid I wanted to use an exclamation point... -_-
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UsagiKnight Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
True, life is an everlasting conflict.

I agree with you, though school is part of a young girls life, to be thrown into it isn't as easy as a lot of fiction writer's make it seem. Even Ranma had troubles just trying to be a man in high-school (poor thing).

Glad you enjoy my input, to know your work has been worth it with a good response makes it worth it.

And Damn da for being like "f*** you, your not using that title" (sigh) I guess every sight loves to bite you in some way.
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runningbull731 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2010
I really enjoy reading this I only wish you could put more pages up a day but I know you cant so keep up the good and steady work please!!!
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JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2010  Professional Writer
Thank you! I'm glad you're enjoying it! :D

I wish I could post more pages too. But if I went and posted everything I had drawn (another thirty pages after this), I'd have nothing left and updates might slow down or be difficult to keep up with. It's a pain having to wait, but trust me, it's for the better.
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Windtrick57 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2010
I see Lynn in the third panel. :3

I'm interested in seeing what will happen between the stuck-up blond and rain. :o
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JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2010  Professional Writer
I'm assuming you mean the one with glasses? That's not actually me. She's her own person. Her name's Debbie. [link] I guess she kinda does look a little like me, but she's quite a bit more plump, and isn't pale to the point almost being clear. ^_^

I'm interested in seeing where things go between the two of them. ^_^
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Maiden-Of-The-Maggot Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
that blonde in the middle needs to shut her mouth >.> i poop on her perfect senior year = 3=

im always excited for the next page :iconmeowlaplz:
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:iconjocelynsamara:
JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2010  Professional Writer
Heh. Poop away, my friend! :XD:
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Maiden-Of-The-Maggot Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
better yet i will get a fat man with bowel problems to poop on her record >: D that will learn her a lesson not to call people she dosent even know a skank O:<
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shadowlord19 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice Work!
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JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2010  Professional Writer
Thank you! ^_^
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MicronConvoy Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2010
Dude... Are Drew and the short guy based off our old Kellenberg chums?
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JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2010  Professional Writer
More or less, yeah. It seemed fitting. ^_^
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MicronConvoy Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2010
Nice!
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Musicallover1234 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2010  Student Writer
One question, Who does Rain like boys or girls? Or she doesn't know or care yet? Just curious.
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JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2010  Professional Writer
Who indeed? Truthfully, this might sound like kind of a copout answer, but I don't know, so Rain doesn't either.

This is the one thing I'm trying not to "plan" on... you know, to kinda let Rain figure it out for herself at her own pace. ^_^
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Musicallover1234 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2010  Student Writer
I figured you might say something like that. It is probably for the best because it gives you more room to explore with Rain. But thanks for answering.
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dolphin64575 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeaaaaaah, that's HS.
What gives that girl reason to call Rain a skank? I wanna talk to her...
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JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2010  Professional Writer
Heh. It may be a while since I went to high school, but I knew my "fond" memories of it wouldn't betray me. ^_^

And yeah, she's like that...
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Nelekra Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2010
Love your work Lynn :meow:
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:iconjocelynsamara:
JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2010  Professional Writer
Thank you, kindly! :D
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SHarles25 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2010
wrong, we see very well both eyes in background when he wuz a kid ;)
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JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2010  Professional Writer
A...ha. Touché.

Well played, my friend. Well played.
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PrincessJessica Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2010
Rain is SO cute Blushing :) :)
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JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2010  Professional Writer
Thanks! :D
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Suki-chan36 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2010
And then, Maria and Gavin used flaming yield signs to break through the thick crowd, all the while shouting, "We're main characters! Rain is ours!"
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:iconjocelynsamara:
JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2010  Professional Writer
That... that amuses me so! :XD:
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Suki-chan36 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2010
I sense a spoof page! xD
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bluefoxfirestorm Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this story, can't wait to see what comes next!
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JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2010  Professional Writer
Thanks! I'm glad you like it and I can't wait to reveal what comes next! :D
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animeunderwaterfan1 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2010
I love this one :) good work:)
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JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2010  Professional Writer
Thank you, as always! :D
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kidotrar Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Now they just gotta break out into song and you'll be a Disney franchise!
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JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2010  Professional Writer
I don't know why but this [link] was the first one to pop into my head.

Just switch out Roxanne for Rain, Max for every boy in the class (plus Maria), and it's the first day of school instead of the last. Oh, and the other dozen or so glaring discrepencies.

Okay, there's absolutely nothing the song has to do with this scene except that it'd be sung by high school students. My mind works in mysterious ways.
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Chicken-Yuki Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2010   Traditional Artist
Well, this reminds me of a certain song....

Teenagers scare the living s*** outta me. They could care less as long as someone will bleed. So darken your clothes and strike a violent poseaybe they'll leave you alone but not me.

Panel 3- Small wonder Miles starts not liking girls. Then again, that sort of girl is small fry in the extensive list of personalities she tends to hate. (Sorry for the comparative character commentary here. ^^;

...what makes a pretty pretty face, anyway?
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Undertaker972 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2010
omg i love that song! sorry for being so random lol
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JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2010  Professional Writer
A pretty face, but prettier, of course. ^_^

A small fry, huh. I almost feel like that's a challenge. :XD:
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Chicken-Yuki Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2010   Traditional Artist
Just saying. There are are much more hostile types to contend with.

Miss Vanity chick just seems so... petty. ^^; Almost harmless-ly so in comparisson to those that could do worse.
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dragon8writer Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2010
So, does she like girls? Or does she like boys? 0,o

either way she seems caught between "Squee! I'm a girl!" and "Oh my god! There are boys here because I'm a girl!"
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