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RAIN p.13 - Risky Business by JocelynSamara RAIN p.13 - Risky Business by JocelynSamara
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Big important page for Christmas. The first tiny hint we learn about Aunt Fara’s past, the first we ever directly received an indication that Rain is not physically female (although I’m relatively certain 95% of you were already on board with that already), AND the first contact between Rain and Maria… all on one page!

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saintdane05 Featured By Owner May 23, 2015
That Trans flag gradient... 
thediremoose Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2015
"I know these things because I've BEEN that friend for someone just like you before."

I'd forgotten that line was there, and this early on too! That's some serious advance planning.
Tigerfestivals Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I started reading this because I don't understand why people change their gender. This comic probably won't change my own opinion on the matter, but it should provide some insight into the reasoning behind it. Plus, it seems to be a well written comic in its own right so far :)
misunderheard Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
This is such a cool comic :D
I read this far before I had to stop and comment. I think its awesome that youre doing this. I am not a transsexual or transvestite or bi or lesbian or anything BUT I think your message is important to all and adults. Its freakin OK to be yourself! So many people dont think it is....I was one of them when I was kid. Its hard growing up. The way I see it, you have the rest of your life to deal with the harsh reality of it and so when youre young, you need someone lifting you up and telling you to do your thing and be proud it. This is nice :heart:
Great job, keep on doing what youre doing!!!
The aunt's a guy, or was, right? ;]
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shadowlord19 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think I can tell what happens next.
StoryTypist Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2010
Her expression on the last panel is one of those cheesy priceless looks ^^;.

OMG SHE'S A GUUUUURL? Ahaha, just kidding. I think everyone figured that out when you began to draw the comic.

What is she reading by the way?
seeker-of-revelation Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Pretty sure she's reading "Black Wings, Kaminari." Looks like the same image with a different background color.
StoryTypist Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2010
Perhaps. I wonder if it's any good xD.
Undertaker972 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2010
well this is getting very interesting
Musicallover1234 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2010  Student Writer
Aunt Fara seems like she has an interesting past. And hopefully Rain is about to make a really important friend, maybe someone who might help her act a even better in her role as a girl. And Rain does look pretty. I like the last panel Rain's long braided hair up like that in shock, that's great good job.
OrangeDemi Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
omg the universe is imploding o.0
PrincessJessica Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2010
very nice and such good points
Werewolf-Hero Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
At the rate shes going Pore girl will have a heart attack before school lets out.
UsagiKnight Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
This is definitely one of the pages I find the most fascinating. Aunt Fara has given some really important advise through what it can mean to have privacy and also someone who can vouch for you if things go wrong. I never had anyone in highschool so I can admit I was really insecure. So yeah, it can be hard.

But having said that, what Fara said about a 'frend' really is fascinating. It also illuminates a lot of her behavior with being accepting, overprotective, and in some way supportive. Of coarse, that comment in panel three can be taken three ways, but either way. Basically Aunt Fara just said she is familiar with this. Definetly going to set up later conflict in the future and will definitely be a place that Rain has to understand about her Aunt.

Also love your frame work so far. Such as panel for that you have the tg flag colors in the background as Fara said 'What is one more year'. Even to this day I hate the fact that every winter had the same feeling. The feeling that I wish for the help I need. I of coarse had to be the mature one to say 'yeah, what is one more year'. It really is a different feeling that you must be thankful that 1499 of 1500 males of the world dont have to feel.

And finally we lead to Maria taking her chance to talk to Rain, and because of ths page Rain now has a reason to talk to Maria and you set up a stage for the next page. I know there are times you need to improvise, but your point has been given and questions are at the same time being asked. It really is a fascinating piece and hope this affect continues. Look forward to your next arc you have under 30 pgs down the road.
HiArtrt Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2010
lol I know you did tihs one for me. thanks for making that clear
SHarles25 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2010
it is an inconvenient, but it's also very true!
Rain need friends
DivineValley Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2010
Ding ding! We found our first winner!
Chicken-Yuki Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2010   Traditional Artist
Poor Rain.

If only her voice gave her super strength...

Or knew kung fu.

(Yeah, I don't know how a voice knows kung fu, but that's references from a fan-based parody for you.)

Although half the the time "doesn't know what he/she's talking about" tends to be a sign of rebell, the times they REALLY don't know know what they're talking about is when things get iffy... :(

....why are some people (i.e me) so easy to startle? ^^;
seeker-of-revelation Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Fara seems to have a nice little Sword of Damocles hovering over Rain.

"You know, you were supposed to keep your grades up/rake the leaves/regularly buy me boxes of chocolate, if you can't handle that responsibility we could always move back home and you could go through school as a boy."
shanweeboy Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2010
mmmhmm...marry christmas...and if I know how these things go...rain is gona get exposed and either ppl are gona hate n shun him/her or just feel awkward
animeunderwaterfan1 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2010
oh merry christmas and a happy new year. :)
animeunderwaterfan1 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2010
she does need to find someone she can trust. awesome btw :)
DCHorror Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2010  Professional Filmographer
It bugs me that Aunt Fara has a nose.

Rain looks adorable on panels 2 and 4.
fakenameyfakenamey Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2010
I feel like in this story I'd be Maria. I've done that to so many people :D
dragon8writer Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2010
Well, the intro pretty much made it certain, but i suppose it's the first DIRECT confirmation, yes. :P


the second bubble confused me a little. "And since i can't always stay by your side to"... what? Be unnoticed? help her be unnoticed? 0,o I get the gist, but it feels like something was left out. ;_;

(I also mistook her mouth in the last panel for an orange peel, but I don't hold that against you. ^^; For someone first getting used to comics in general, you're doing a pretty dang brilliant job of keeping to a schedule, making a coherent script, and basically keeping this entire project on track. You are awesome. :P )

I do wonder how it would be easier in college, though... are there supposed to be methods for that, or something? 0,o I mean, you could get a single dorm, but that still doesn't help with the single gender bathroom, the constantly living amongst girls, the fact that you're around other people all the time... (For that matter, I worry about what she's going to do about the fact that "Ryan" is missing "his" senior year... But I figure there's got to be SOME way of handling that, and such things are generally considered rude to over-analyzing at risk of destroying an awesome plot. ^^; )

*Hugs again* Sorry if I'm being unusually critique-ish, today. ;_; I want to make it clear that I absolutely love the comic, and I think you're doing an awesome job in general - but I suppose I also feel that when starting a comic, it's as important to know anything that might possibly be wrong as it is to get the encouragement that helps you continue along the path without loss of motivation or derailing...

(My comic leaves me a little unmotivated, because I still don't have the skill to draw it. Or color it. Since my artist is so far behind my scripts, I haven't bothered to do much for it, and after a while... I know one CAN get derailed, and I really don't want Rain to ever join the mass of wonderful comics that get discontinued due to lack of motivation or time. ;_; )
dolphin64575 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
omg last panel lol! :D I love seeing people jump when they're surprised.
C'mon Aunt Fara! It's not Rain's fault she's so pretty!
dmla65 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2010
Merry Christmas.

I have to say, this is developing pretty well.
Nelekra Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2010
always importaint to find people to trust!!
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