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RAIN p.25 - Awkward by JocelynSamara RAIN p.25 - Awkward by JocelynSamara
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This may actually be one of my favorite joke pages to date, and one of the few that date back many years to the original version of the story. Rainís neuroticism knows no bounds.

I can only wonder whatís going through Gavinís mind right now...

©2004-2011
Rain, all characters and all other aspects of the story are copyright material belonging to me.

(And it's left to right if there was any confusion)
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dreisteine Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2015
All "next" links up from page 19 to this one, inclusive, do not work.

I have not read any following pages yet, so I don't know if they work.

And the comic just gets better and better. I only wish I were more verbose in my praise.
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Fee-Chemical-Sharky Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Gavin's facial expression in the last two panels cracked me up, for some reason... XD
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Fallenangel2002 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012
i have had that happen to me but it was my crush, not my BFF, when i strated to talk to him he was like not intrested
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Ryu890 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012
So she's carrying around both tampons AND pads....in the off chance that some girl asks her about it? Neuroticism at its finest....
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JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Professional Writer
Some time after I'd accepted myself, but before I started dressing up, I did a lot of research online on how to pass in public. One such site actually suggested carrying tampons and/or pads around just for face value. It's a stretch, but the idea is that if someone is to see them for one reason or another (or like in this case, someone asks), it helps to fortify the look a bit BECAUSE no man would have any use for these.

It's REALLY not a bad idea, though. Neurotic, sure. But there's no reason it couldn't work.
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Ryu890 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012
True...heck, you're acctually likely to save alot of money on those. You don't have to replace them!

Still seems a bit unlikely to carry BOTH though. Then again, I haven't done all that much research into that subject. :P So, what do I know?
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Freddy-kun Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
the tampons are for nosebleeds, of course~ :D
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TheWhiteJewel Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012
She's the man reference?
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Freddy-kun Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
yeeeees
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mckenmic Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012
O-O..........<////<
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thediremoose Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013
FIIIIIIIIIIISH!!!!
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MelodieRox Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
:lmao: also- oh, so awesome.
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Panties-boy Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011
all the comments below say it all love this scene....thanks hun
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maleprincess55 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2011
love gavins expression keep up the epic work
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nhprodigio Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
LOL! :giggle: I love this page. Gavin is like "WTF!?"
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only1mariah Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
hahah, this page made me lol
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Suki-chan36 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2011
O_O

I'm a genetic girl and I'm not THAT prepared. Go Rain!
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HeartGear Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
When I first read this I was like "but why would Rain..." and then I realized. And said "OooooooOOOOooooh." In my head.
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dolphin64575 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
oh dear god, poor Gavin! I think Rain may be the first girl ever to be excited about being asked for a pad.
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JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011  Professional Writer
Oh, the spazzy, little Rain. :XD:
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kidotrar Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this. Gavin's expressions are priceless. xD

One of my favorite pages to date!
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JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011  Professional Writer
Thanks! I'm glad you like it! :XD:
(Panel 4 Gavin gets me every time.)
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kidotrar Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I think I like panel 3 Gavin best. Hardly a change, but the little difference and the conversation makes it priceless to me.
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Maiden-Of-The-Maggot Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
gavin was like :iconstewiewtfplz:

XD
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JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2011  Professional Writer
:rofl:
Yeah, pretty much!
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Maiden-Of-The-Maggot Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
XD i know right?
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RottaRice Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2011
xD
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Maiden-Of-The-Maggot Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
<: D
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Musicallover1234 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2011  Student Writer
I love this Rain's really prepared, she really want people to think that she is a girl down to carrying pads and tampons. I love Gavin's express it like "what the hell is he carrying, and why?". Good page.
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JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2011  Professional Writer
Thank you! :D

Rain doesn't cut corners. Gavin probably wishes she did though. :XD:
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Musicallover1234 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2011  Student Writer
Probably true.
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Jaded-but-cute Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Hmm, this issue is a little implausible unfortunately.

I realize the point was to make a joke at Gavin's expense but transgender or not, the fact that Rain owns a penis would suggest she wouldn't own tampons or pads or anything. Even in today's society, no amount of surgery can get a transsexual to start PMS.

So, this issue doesn't really work well with the story.
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JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2011  Professional Writer
This is somewhat true. Rain does not and (will not ever) physically have any use for these products. However, shortly after I'd accepted myself, but before I started dressing up, I did a lot of research online on how to pass in public. One such site actually suggested carrying tampons or pads around just for face value. It's a stretch, but the idea is that if someone is to see them for one reason or another (or like in this case, someone asks), it helps to fortify the look a bit BECAUSE no man would have any use for these.

The amusement at Gavin's expense is certainly there, but the real purpose is to help establish how neurotic Rain is about passing. After all, not only is she carrying one of these products, she's got many... of both! And upon being asked, she leaps at the opportunity to reveal that she does in fact have something that ONLY a girl would ever have a use for. It'd probably be a mundane and short conversation between two genetic girls, but it's an oddly exciting moment for Rain.

I don't know if any of that helps make the page more acceptable to you, but this is what my goal was anyway.
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Jaded-but-cute Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Actually, that does explain a lot.

The transgender idea is new territory for me. I don't like makeup and I don't wear girly things outside in public view, and yet while I enjoy my androgyny and am a pragmatist about my looks, I do still want to go through with the surgery myself and become officially a woman.

So yeah...its probably just me overthinking the situation in your comic.
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DivineValley Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2011
Oh god I love u! Rain is so smart. Oh geez poor Gavin! Its like that in my own house with my father. He always there at the wrong time.
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JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2011  Professional Writer
It is clever of Rain, but I do actually feel pretty bad for Gavin here. ^^;
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DivineValley Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2011
who cares he has to deal wit it with every female in his life and if he ever has a daughter.
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SHarles25 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2011
lol, Rain is bend 6 panel long :D
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smchronos Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2011
Ha ha ha. These just keep getting better and better.
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JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2011  Professional Writer
Thank you! I'm glad you think so!
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PrincessJessica Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2011
LOL how awkward and funny
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JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2011  Professional Writer
Awkward humor... always my personal favorites. ^_^
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UsagiKnight Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
So far, it has become one of my favorite jokes too. Only because the modern man acts all big and brave but shy's away from the idea of buying feminine products. Personally, me and my dad agree that real men wouldn't be embarrassed by such a thing, so I guess that best conclusion is that tampons sort out the pigs from the real men (none of this pertains to Gavin, just the male viewer of the comic).

Ironically, the same can be said for TG people. Even non-op tg not thinking beyond their new bodies. Which is kind of weird, since if you have friends you may need a back up in case they ask (and everyone knows the tampons in public restrooms aren't the best). Also there is the commitment factor. Rain even having those tells me she is commited to her new life, even when it comes to the trivial stuff like feminine products (it unfortunately comes with the package). Unfortunately to many people will think she is lying and playing a game. But this goes into secrets vs lies again (a recurring theme).

Apply this to Rain and Gavin and universes collide. Everything we all were taught in sex ed. no longer applies. Some how making us have to relearn everything again. Funny how the universe can be a funny thing sometimes. Such a pity this affects people. With Ryan and Gavin there was even ground because they are both boys, they tampon thing only increasesvthe rift between them. It can be a funny page, but at the same time its a sign of distance. It can be a sad thing sometimes, especially when you have friends and family who need to go through the same relearning process that they feel they shouldn't have to go through. I guess that is why we need Maria around to make Rain feel like one of the girls. Leave it to me to find the tears in a laugh.

Don't want to be personal or say something out of line. But given this entire rant and my character. If given the chance I'll try my best to commited to my new life.
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JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2011  Professional Writer
I'm the same way as you. Even before I accepted myself, I generally had this mentality of "why should I be embarrassed to buy it. It's not like the cashier would even assume it's for me?" Maybe I just have that outlook because of how I am, but I really never understood what the problem with them was.

Obviously, Rain herself will never have a use for them, but it does really show how meticulous she can be. With little details like this covered, few people would suspect a thing. Her only downfall here is her enthusiasm. Someone else had asked, "couldn't she just tell the other girl no?" Sure, she COULD, and the other girl probably wouldn't think much of it. But Rain is here jumping at the opportunity to prove her femininity to someone else by revealing something that "no man" would ever have on their person. It'd probably be a mundane and short conversation between two genetic girls, but it's an oddly exciting moment for Rain. ^_^
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Werewolf-Hero Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Is Gavn the villain ?
Any way I feel like I'm not supposed to not like him but I do
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JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2011  Professional Writer
I'm not naming anyone as "good" or "bad". I'd rather the readers decide for themselves whether they like the characters or not. ^_^
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Werewolf-Hero Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
OK then. Thanks :glomp:
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LightningMegaRaichu Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2011
Looks like Rain always prepared. But now Rain friend is freaked out.
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JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2011  Professional Writer
Yup! :D
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LightningMegaRaichu Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011
I wonder why?
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