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RAIN p.18 - Junk by JocelynSamara RAIN p.18 - Junk by JocelynSamara
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The first panel is actually one of my favorites in the whole comic posted so far. Gets me every time.

Other than that, not much else to say. We’re almost up to the climax of Chapter 1, so I hope everything is as exciting for you as it is for me. ^_^

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saintdane05 Featured By Owner May 23, 2015
NO no no no no good sir.
That is a TERRIBLE idea.
Not only is it rude to ask ANY trans person this, but this could get her in major trouble with the school!
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pokemonmanic3595 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2015  Student Writer
O_O ._.
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dreisteine Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2015
The links work again!
Every page between 10 and 18 (not inclusive) had a broken "next" link. I did not test the "previous" links.

This could discourage non-persistent readers from continuing, and is mildly inconvenient.

Other than that, this comic is great!
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Fairportfan Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013

Oh.  

What.  

A.  

Wonderful.  

Plan.


I mean, nothing could possibly go worng with that, right?


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Yes, i meant to type exactly what i did.

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:iconthe1smjb:
the1smjb Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013
It occurs to me that this is actually a pretty dick move on Rudy's part here. D:
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:iconlightningmegaraichu:
LightningMegaRaichu Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2011
:o Looks like we are gonna see if rain is a boy or a girl.
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SHarles25 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2011
It's time for breaking the ice!
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Aeromancer93 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2011
O__O Hoe. Lee. CRAAAAAAAAAAAPPPPPP!!! DX What the heck is Rain gonna do?! BTW, I actually that it's kinda brave of Rain to do this. Just one thing though; wouldn't just be easier for her to have a sex-change? Or are they ridiculously expensive and/or have an age limit? Just kinda curious about that. Keep up the good work! Is there a way to be notified when this is updated?!
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JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2011  Professional Writer
It IS pretty ridiculously expensive. Plus, there's actually a required multiple step process that needs to be done before one is legally allowed to get a sex change (including, but not limited to, therapy, hormone treatment, and at least a year of presenting as the opposite sex). As for the age - and don't hold me to this - but I think it's required by law to be at least 18 before being able to begin said transition (I should probably confirm that part though).

Hence, this is pretty much Rain's only option for the time being. She is pretty brave to do this though; braver than she herself thinks.

If you watch me, the new pages will just drop into DevWatch inbox. ;)
Of course, even if you don't though, I update every Monday, Wednesday and Friday... usually right at midnight (Eastern Time Zone).

Glad you like it so far and I hope you'll continue to enjoy it. ^_^
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Aeromancer93 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2011
Trust me, I will!
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DivineValley Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2011
*Pokes Gavin and Maria's faces in 1st panel* Frozen! Almost like a episode of the Twilight Zone. Doodoodoodoo.
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dolphin64575 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
oh no! OH NO! *flail*
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Musicallover1234 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2011  Student Writer
Oh and I don't see how it would be messed up for Gavin's old friend to be Rain. The fact is that people do change, and in Rain's case change sex.
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JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2011  Professional Writer
Seeing as how Rain is based off me in a lot of ways, I agree with you. However, I have overheard people talk about that very subject and say things just like that. They might not intend to be offensive (although I find ignorance hurts more than direct attacks), but sometimes I think they say things like that because they don't really think anyone they know is like that.

In my experience, I've known a lot of people who've changed their tunes after I came out (or they just stopped being vocally oppressive about it at least).
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Musicallover1234 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2011  Student Writer
I think it's mostly because people don't like such extreme change. And I have to admit if someone I knew said they wanted to change their sex I want probably have a bit if a hard time accepting it at first. If we know someone and they change like that we think that we really don't know them after all. Theirs also the fact that many people out there think it means their gay or perverts for wanting that.

From what I've seen of people it mostly that the don't understand what people in that situation feel like and they believe the stereotypes and things they hear, that might not all be true. For me thou I don't believe that there is just two sexes, because their are people that want to be the other sex, or want to act like the other sex without becoming that sex.I am not quite sure what makes up gender and sex and it might be something I go into because I am studying to become a psychologist right now.
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Musicallover1234 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2011  Student Writer
Well so much for him not telling. If Gavin confronts Rain she'll just be in denial about and say she's not a guy. But she'll probably be forced to admit it for some reason. But it's really good and it possible something like this might really happen in real life.
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JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2011  Professional Writer
Very true. I try to aim for some level of realism in my writing, even if I don't personally agree with it. I would never recommend anyone do what Gavin's about to do.
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Musicallover1234 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2011  Student Writer
I wouldn't either just because it would make a person more nervous and less likely to open up. But i am sure that it does happen, against better judgment.
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UsagiKnight Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
To me, Gavin's Logical progession of Ryan was the most hilarious because of Rain's progression of Gavin. Its hard to explain, but in Gavin's words it would be like 'OH....wait, what.'

But either way this really must be the only way to expose Rain. Since the story does involve the primary cast knowing her secret this is the only way it makes sense. If it was all about keeping the secret it would be a much more difficult and not as in depth story to tell.

Now it is at this point I feel like admiring Gavin. Though he knows this is probably a sensitive subject, he knows there is no way out of it. But the best way to say it is that Gavin really wants to know what happened to his friend. The expression on his face in panel 3 definitely tells me he misses Ryan.

Though people wonder about Rain the most in this page, I seem unable to because of Gavin. And that is why Tg people really don't have it easy. Not only are you hurt but it seems like you have to leave behind people you care for. I had a few friends, but I can imagine never seeing them again in case certain things change (you know the kind). So not only do you leave your friends for fear, your friends (speaking from there view) will only wonder where you have gone and what they did to push you away. It really is a sad thing especially when they could've understood.

In the logical progression loved how Ryan wss similar to Rain. The hair espcially having a natural flip over the eye to be playful. And as Ryan got older the flip was combed over the eye to be elegant. It really is a great design to connect Ryan to Rain. His clothes also having a hint of softness rather than Gavin's stiff from being active. Again if you make a profile book for characters I would love to see all the possible designs, interests, and fantasy versions. I guess that's my interest for you.

Look forward to how Gavin approaches Rain with this, and hope no one ends up sad.
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JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2011  Professional Writer
Although I don't really want to address too much of this, lest I accidentally give something away, I will say that I admire and appreciate that the feelings of other characters besides Rain were also considered here.

(On a completely unrelated note: did you ever get my Note? I sent it a few days ago, but noticed it still shows as unread in my DevWatch, so I wasn't sure if it was because you never got around to reading it, or it never got around to you.)
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UsagiKnight Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
A compliment like that from you is an honor, I know you would want us to think beyond the obvious and love everyone you made.

(I've read the note and I will explain when I can).
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naminenam Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2011  Student Digital Artist
i feel bad for rain she got her self in quite a hole hope this doesn't blow the whole thing up
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JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2011  Professional Writer
Is it a pretty sticky situation. I wonder if there even is a way out of this one...
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naminenam Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2011  Student Digital Artist
sorry about the double computer is being retarded :pc: :crash:
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:iconjocelynsamara:
JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2011  Professional Writer
No problem. It happens.

I just hid the second one. ^_^
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OrangeDemi Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
da dum daaaa!
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smchronos Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2011
Ha ha. This sounds like me. The direct approach is the best approach.
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JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2011  Professional Writer
Mmm... sometimes it is.

And sometimes it's a really BAD idea...
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animeunderwaterfan1 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2011
cool :) oh i'm back :)
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velven1001 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2011
i have two words: oh and sh**!!
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JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2011  Professional Writer
Sounds about right. ^_^
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Enkidude Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2011
aggreed. :O
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Undertaker972 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2011
asking directly, hmm that sounds like the worst idea i have ever heard lol
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:iconjocelynsamara:
JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2011  Professional Writer
Yes. Yes, it is.
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dragon8writer Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2011
Run, Rain, run! Run away! (Directly into a pair of chocolate panties!

...that is going to sound so perverted to whoever reads this next, isn't it? >,> Ah, well. :D

It's an amusing first panel. :)
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:iconenkidude:
Enkidude Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2011
Chocolate wut?!? Roflcopter.
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dragon8writer Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2011
:P

There's an entire story devoted to it! It's called Rain's Chocolate Panties - TG. :P
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StoryTypist Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2011
Oh dear...Rain, what will you do, what will you do...

Isn't this supposed to happen in the middle of the entire story? Or perhaps that's when the whole school finds out...
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:iconjocelynsamara:
JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2011  Professional Writer
Usually, yes. But here I am choosing to open with it. I'm all about breaking writing conventions. ^_^
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StoryTypist Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2011
That's a good thing. Be different!
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dragon8writer Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2011
That stuff happens at the END of stories, as a rule.
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StoryTypist Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2011
No. It should be like this.

Beginning: no one knows yet, and the main character is relaxing.

Transitioning: main character slips and lets loose some clues, which are tracked down by some curious students.

Middle: whole school finds out, main character is ridiculed, bullied, insulted, and is miserable.

Transitioning: something good happens involving main character; i.e. saving a life, doing something good to make the school proud, finding a really good friend that the main character becomes attached to, etc.

Sub-transitioning (optional): Something bad happens, main character tries to fix or alleviate problem.

End: And they all live happily ever after.
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dragon8writer Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2011
Not particularly.

Lynn's method is pretty standard if you watch any animes that involve a cross dressing theme. :P
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JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2011  Professional Writer
Is it? I don't even watch a lot of crossdressing anime because I tend to get kind of insulted by how ignorantly depicted it tends to be.

Anyway, StoryTypist isn't wrong; many stories work under that particular formula. It just isn't my preferred method. I'm not trying to make Rain like some other story. I'm trying to make it like life.
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dragon8writer Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2011
*Nods*

It is, though. :P Not that I've watched more than a couple of them, but the basic formula is this:

Person cross dresses for a reason. (To do something.)

That one person, or small group of people find out. (Take a look at ouran high for example. :P )

They do their best to keep things secret.

At the end, people find out leading to the climax. Ouran handled that a bit uniquely - though awesomely - but generally it involves people hating them for pretending, then realizing that they've been themselves all along and were good to them, then forgiving them - but generally they have to part anyway.

That was the plot point of one, anyway... ouran ended differently. Depending on whether you read Ranma or watch it, you find that the gender shifting really doesn't matter in the end (manga version; anime they don't find out) as everyone just assumes he's a master of cross dressing and they don't particularly care.


It's a valid formula, at the very least, and one that works better in the long run, in my opinion, for a work like this. If they find out in the middle it becomes about drama and trying to survive, clinging to a few friends in a world of people turning against you - you can do other things with it, i'm sure - trying to slowly turn everyone towards your side - but in the end, you're basically living with people who are already prejudiced against you. '

When they find out at the end, it generally allows for more laughs during the other parts, and a quicker catharsis at the end rather than a prolonged one that would dramatically shift the story's nature.

At least, that's my opinion. ^^;
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StoryTypist Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2011
...Alas, I don't have time for a lot of anime...

I concede this match :bow:.
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dragon8writer Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2011
:)
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PrincessJessica Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2011
hmm...at least this won't spread any way

looking forward to the next page
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JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2011  Professional Writer
We can only hope, for Rain's sake. ^_^

Thank you! I'm glad to hear. :D
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