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RAIN p.14 - Maria by JocelynSamara RAIN p.14 - Maria by JocelynSamara
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I guess everyone has their secrets… ;)

…although it’s extremely likely that many of you have already long since figured Maria's out. :D

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Rain, all characters and all other aspects of the story are copyright material belonging to me.
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dreisteine Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2015
Link to page 15 is broken.
I'm not going to comment on every broken link.
I'll comment next time the link works. Every page between here and there has a broken "next" link.
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hereru Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I wish I could say that I figured it out on my own, but I had it spoiled for me browsing TVtropes.com.

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Incidentally, where I first heard of your comic. I was intrigued, so I found your page on DA so I could read it.
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Fairportfan Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013
It wasn't obvious from her first appearance?
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hereru Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Suggested, but I wouldn't say obvious. I suppose the fact that she commented on Rain's attractiveness was a hint, but of course one need not be actually attracted to someone to note that they look good. I can recognize another guy has being attractive, but it doesn't mean that I myself have any attraction to them.

And anyway, I already knew, so it was a moot point.
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punkking87 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012
this is just to awesome! <3
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14bj337 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2011
I must have missed it the first time reading, but the fourth panel is so funny!
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Windtrick57 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2010
Maria is a GIANT in panel 3. :o

I also get the feeling she wants to slap some sense into Rain.
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shadowlord19 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Interesting.
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Undertaker972 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2010
hmm so maria has a secret as well. i have no clue what it is though
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Musicallover1234 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2010  Student Writer
Looks interesting for sure, Wasn't quite sure about Maria but I don't think I will be to surprised by her after looking at the page a second time. A former friend enters the scene I wonder what's next. Looks good thou.
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PrincessJessica Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2010
that's nice :)
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JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2010  Professional Writer
Thank you. ^_^
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Werewolf-Hero Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
I wish I ould protect Rain from all thoses guys, shes so sad it's killing me.
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JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2010  Professional Writer
Rain isn't really sad here?

Anyway, interacting with people is kind of a necessity for her. If she doesn't do it now, she's only going to make it harder for herself later. Besides, Maria is being perfectly friendly here; there's no need for her to have raise her guard.
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Werewolf-Hero Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
I ment the other one. I just wanta help her. :(
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DivineValley Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2010
Bang! Shot down right away! Maria's Score: 0. Let's see how Gavin does.
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JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2010  Professional Writer
Your move, Gavin. Bring it on.
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UsagiKnight Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Finally get some more interaction with primary characters. Though if Maria knew at the time what Rain ment by a relief not to be asked out she wouldn't have coughed. Though this is cool because there is predictability also flavored with some new info. Its a technique that always works for visual interest even in literary pieces.

Also loved how you wrote Rain here, whe just said why she is here but that is important. You established she is a good person who wouldn't want to lie. Not really giving the truth isn't a lie, its just privacy. And for someone like Rain who doesn't like to lie but has a very important secret makes it always a conflict to the heart. Trust me when I say we all felt that and wish we couldn't.

Though its not a lie that she is female, its no different than woman who were born without ovaries. Its a genetic fluke and no one should be ashamed of it. That is the basis for all my arguments on why its not a sin to fave what we have.

Now for the best part of predictability, what is going to happen when Rain sees Gavin for the first time in so many years. That is why we sit at the edge of our seats in a slice of life story as well as all other stories.
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JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2010  Professional Writer
The careful wording Rain uses is straight out of my own personal experience. Before coming out to the online community two months ago (wow, it seems so much longer now), I spent about five years presenting myself simply as a "lesbian woman"... which is, for all intents and purposes, true. I spent that whole time with the thought, "I won't lie. I just have to choose my words carefully." If someone were to ask if I was a guy or a girl, I would say "girl". But I mentally prepared myself that if someone ever directly asked if I was transgendered, I would say "yes". It never happened, incidentally, though I did offer that information to a select few people (like yourself) before coming out widespread.

The problem with "lies vs. secrecy", is exactly that. If you don't tell someone something for a very long time, simply skirting around the issue every time it comes up, sometimes people interpret it as a lie - even if there technically wasn't a single untrue statement. It's a problem faced by many people with delicate secrets (most notably, those of the LGBT community).
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UsagiKnight Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
well, I'm really honored to have been one of the first, as far as myself, you were definitely the first because you felt like some I can trust.

As for lies vs secrecy. Even if I wasnt in the same community, my dad taught me that everyones has daemons they have to dance around. So as a human being, I know you would need help against them too.
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matachu Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2010
i see what you did there
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LightningMegaRaichu Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2010
Looks like Maria got lucky.
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JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2010  Professional Writer
It seems she has... ^_^

...for now...
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LightningMegaRaichu Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2010
Yeah...
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SHarles25 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2010
oh, minor spoil in the description? maybe not ;)
I wish I am wrong from what I conclude..
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JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2010  Professional Writer
Minor spoiler? Perhaps. I don't think it'll be a huge surprise to anyone when I eventually flat out say it though. ^_^
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dolphin64575 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Aw, she was so surprised by Maria that she forgot to use her 'girl voice'! For some reason, I find that adorable!
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JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2010  Professional Writer
Heh. Glad you like it! :XD:
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Suki-chan36 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2010
Yeah, Maria's not exactly subtle for someone who's still in the closet. xD
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JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2010  Professional Writer
Subtlety is not a word in Maria's vocabulary. :XD:
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animeunderwaterfan1 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2010
love it :) btw i made a new group.
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JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2010  Professional Writer
Glad you like it!

And congrats on the new Group.
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animeunderwaterfan1 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2010
thanks :)
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Chicken-Yuki Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2010   Traditional Artist
...Maria just faced rejection before she got a chance to ask.

Wow...
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:iconjocelynsamara:
JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2010  Professional Writer
She just got SERVED!
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Chicken-Yuki Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2010   Traditional Artist
And hardly a case of "service with a smile".
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dragon8writer Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2010
Yes.

Or we remember it from a half seen thing in your OC contest.

One of the two.

Something like that.

...*Covers you with glomps to distract you from the possibilities* (I still wanna make a story for you as a gift...)
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JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2010  Professional Writer
Or from her profile, or from any number of other places I've mentioned her character. :XD:
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dragon8writer Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2010
Bah, too complicated! :D
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fakenameyfakenamey Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2010
Haha, I love the italics following the "um..."

unstated is Rain going: THIS IS MY BEST FALSETTO YOU CANNOT TELL IM A GUY :D :D :D :D :D
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JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2010  Professional Writer
Well, at least she didn't squeak this time. ^_^
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fakenameyfakenamey Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2010
Life needs more squeaks :D
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Nelekra Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2010
love it :)
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JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2010  Professional Writer
Thank you! :D
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Nelekra Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2010
You're welcome ^-^
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