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RAIN p.22 - Judge by JocelynSamara RAIN p.22 - Judge by JocelynSamara
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And finally, two weeks after his first appearance, Rudy’s name is finally mentioned in canon! Huzzah!

Anyway. Super busy page here. It may even feel like two pages. That’s because I ALMOST was! Originally, I was going to have one page just be Aunt Fara lecturing Gavin, and then a separate page for Maria and Rudy cheering Rain up. But I felt like I didn’t really have enough to work with to spread either one out. Hence, I left it as is. I guess I kinda figure it still works since it’s more or less the same scene… I mean, they can probably all hear each other anyway.

And before anyone asks or tries to correct me: Yes, of course I know that “tranny” is typically regarded as an offensive term, and yes, of course I know that it’s not correctt to refer to Rain as a “he” or a “him”. I know that, and hopefully, most of you know that (or do now, at least). Maria and Rudy however, are a little less familiar with the subject though. Supportive as they may be, they’ve only been aware that they know a “real, live transsexual” for maybe about five minutes now and really don’t have the terminology quite down yet. And in my experience, it takes at least a night for even the most accepting people to get their pronouns straight. -_-

Uh… focusing on Rudy again for just a moment, it’s dawned on me only now, that somewhere after page 20, he’s lost his tie. I mean… he WAS wearing it… and now it’s gone. Whatever. It’s after school; he doesn’t have to wear it anymore. He probably just stuffed it in his pocket. And yes, that’s totally viable excuse for forgetting to draw a part of his design for three whole pages… because no, he’s not wearing it in the next page either (LE GASP! Spoiler! :ohnoes:).

Oh, man. So much to talk about on this page. I could probably keep going, but meh… I’ll open up the floor to you guys. It’s time for me to shut up, and you guys to talk. ^_^

Rain, all characters and all other aspects of the story are copyright material belonging to me.
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PerilsOfRosella Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014  Professional General Artist
I know this is years later, but Maria's line "I wanted to be your friend, anyway," is just the most heartwarming thing ever.
amyelise16 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013
Is it acceptable to reach through the internet and shake Gavin for a while? Hopefully his attitude changes as I continue reading, but right now he's ticking me off.

I'm loving this, by the way. My friend introduced me to this and now I can't wait to catch up!
MelodieRox Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
:lmao: awesomeness.
On2XSecretProbation Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
It seems like Rudy would have spilled the beans sooner or later anyways...
ghostider5008 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2011
Aunt Fara and Gavians conversation in two words
Bitch Slap
sophienouveau Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Woah, I love these kind of comics. It really gives me hope for my own life when I read something like that even if it's fictional. Same was when I read Venus Envy...
JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2011  Professional Writer
Thank you. I'm really happy to hear my work can offer some hope.

I feel like I couldn't find enough motivating stories when I was younger (especially not catering to this particular subject). So being able to inspire and motivate and give hope to people is really one of my major goals with the story. ^_^
demigodchaos Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2011
hehe i know all's fair in love and war but that may have crossed a line, though i guess the line itself ain't that straight either or is it a circle..... to much thought now....
NihilisticArktos Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
I have to say, I haven't started reading this until 10 minutes ago, but once I started I couldn't stop. Then when I realized this if the most recent page you've done I burst into a chorus of "AWWW MAANNNN". I don't think a comic's ever drawn me in so quickly. Wonderful work, the characters personalities and the storyline just got me in so fast, maybe because I can partially relate. The only differences being that I'm in 8th grade and I'm FtM, not MtF. Still, I love this comic so far, and I can't wait for the next page!

Keep on rockin'!

JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2011  Professional Writer
Thank you very much! I'm thrilled to hear you're enjoying so far!

And in case you were wondering, I do have plans for an FtM in the story too. He won't be revealed for a while mind you, but I thought you might like to know. ^_^
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