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RAIN p.28 - Phone Call by JocelynSamara RAIN p.28 - Phone Call by JocelynSamara
(I'm tired and have to get up early tomorrow, so have today's page about forty or so minutes early.) ^_^

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So. Be honest. How many of you forgot that Rain is the youngest of three? [link]

Introducing Rainís older sister, Kellen (and vaguely mentioning Rainís older brother, Aiken). I donít feel inclined to describe her too much; Iíd MUCH rather hear what you guys think about her so far. ^_^

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saintdane05 Featured By Owner 1 day ago
This has to be the best joke you've done so far. Bravo! Clap 
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mouseanderson Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This bodes not well.
Just found your comic, enjoying it very much.
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ExiaConquista Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2011
I say that when I drop stuff too. :XD: Though I make sure my parents aren't around first.
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Chicken-Yuki Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011   Traditional Artist
Er.... I mean "hair and skin color".
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Chicken-Yuki Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011   Traditional Artist
Looks like Aunt Fara's covering poor Rain's ass from even her sibblings. :(

So, who is the oldest sibling again? If it's Aiken, that's an even bigger parallel to my family setup.

You know, aside from the perception that I'm more like a "Straight Rudy". I even have his eye and skin color.
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JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011  Professional Writer
Actually, I never put much thought into the "oldest" sibling. I suppose that would be Aiken... but only by moments though. You see, he and Kellen are twins. They're both the same age, which is 8 years older than Rain. ^_^
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Chicken-Yuki Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011   Traditional Artist
She even has the age gap issue....

My brother's 12 years older, and my sister's 6 years older.

The big age difference can make the "baby of the family" expierience rougher.... though that also means you get to live without your siblings in the house that much sooner. ^^;
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Maiden-Of-The-Maggot Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Mrs. !? Fara is taken ;A;
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kidotrar Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I remembered! =P
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shadowlord19 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice Work.
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JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011  Professional Writer
Thank you! :D
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Musicallover1234 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011  Student Writer
Interesting, I forgot that Rain had siblings. And Rain's sister look so much like her, I thought that it was Rain haha. And we see Aunt Fara's last name.
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JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011  Professional Writer
Ah, you're the first person to catch on to Fara's last name (or the first to voice it anyway).

There's kind of A LOT of revelations and foreshadowing on this page... just, some of it is VERY subtle. So many pages from now, I think a lot of people will reread this page and yell at themselves for not catching certain things. ^_^
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Musicallover1234 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011  Student Writer
Yah I noticed that I seemed to be the first to mention Aunt Fara's last name. Another thing i caught is that Rain's family doesn't know about her yet.
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jocaypa Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011
Oh god i thought the other guy in the flashback was Gavin.
(Yet, now that i notice it, it wouldn't make sense)
Also, will this lead to a family meeting?
First there was the Gavin deal, and i thought that was what the chapter was going to be about.
Then you throw the P.E. trouble that has enough material for 5-9 pages
And now this?
Poor Rain.
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JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011  Professional Writer
I like to layer my plots. It gives me lots to work with and helps to ensure things don't get dull due to inaction. ^_^
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UsagiKnight Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Kellen really does seem like a concern. She seems sarcastic on a certain level while in private she seems deeply concerned. This tells me she probably puts up a sort of wall to cope with certain drama, as well as the loneliness that follows. She also seems to love her family very much and wants to reconnect, but seems unable too. Ryan, for some reason, seems really important to her. Could be because she was his only sister, but maybe because they were closer in age. Either way, she seems like a character I can understand (having two sisters and a brother, me being 3rd in order with both sisters close to my age). It also serves as a good point for the GLBT community. The reason being is do we hurt those that have been with us the longest.

Ever since I confessed I remembered the look of concern and worry they had at the time. And of coarse I really didn't know much about fashion, hair, and boys. So they flavored a little bit of sarcassim as well. So now everytime I feel bothered by my body or certain 'feeling that clash with genders' I just go in my room, bite my tongue, and hope it goes away. My reason for saying all this is to think about a partner to 'secrecy vs lies' which is 'selfish vs selfless'. We as people like to think we are selfless and good people despite our problems, but can you really call our problem selfish. Either way, with family you grew up loving it is hard to tell if you are either of them. Either way, Kellen is a character worth worrying about when she discovers her new sister. Really thought it was Rain's mom at first until I read the text.
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JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011  Professional Writer
As sometimes happens, I'm hesitant to respond to directly to a lot of this as I can't think of a way that won't spoil something. That said, Rain and Kellen's relationship is going to be quite big later on. I... guess that's kind of stating the obvious on my part though. ^^;

I find in interesting that you thought she was Rain's mom though. A lot of people seemed to think she was Rain. Apparently, very few people suspected Rain's sister to make an appearance like this. I wonder why...?
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UsagiKnight Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Well I understand, I was just stating my feelings. You having siblings as well probably feel a somewhat similar feeling toward family. It doesn't tell us anything about Rain, but its pretty true that everyone from the GLBTs want to be happy and hopefully with family as well. Either way, i didn't expect you to talk about Rain, just your own feelings. And even if that isn't directly stated I understand.

As for why I thought she was Rain's mom is simple. Rain is at school and talking with Maria and Rudy. You opened this page with Aunt Fara, the girl on the other end didn't have her hair like Rain nore stood with insecurity like Rain. Kellen spoke with pride and a sense of humor. So I considered a relative. My mistake is this: the way Aunt Fara spoke to Kellen made me think it was a conversation between sisters until panel 2. So that's what I thought. Won't ask about Rain's mom yet, as of now why Rain is with Aunt Fara instead of her mom isn't ready to be questioned.
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JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011  Professional Writer
To be perfectly honest, I still haven't told my siblings. Yeah. I've told my parents, but they told me they thought I should keep it quiet to the rest of my family until such time as I actively and irreversably in transition... so I have. Truthfully, I've never been quite on the same wavelength as my brother and sister anyway, so I feel to some degree, coming out to them would actually be one of the harder than anyone else... almost like telling strangers.

It's kind of sad, really, but I know it's something I'll have to take care of someday.
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UsagiKnight Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
The best thing to say is that you aren't alone. I'm as scared as you are about the irreversable change and telling my siblings. But at least we have someone to talk to now. Again, I hope for the best with you and that it won't be as hard for you. For now, we have Rain to play out that scary possibility :hug:
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sophienouveau Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Hmm my sister is a bit older than me (4 years) and I'm more tall and more heavy but you can easily see that we're siblings. That's funny because 5 years ago I definitely look like my father and not like my sister. Transition changes so much...

Anyway I find Rain and her friends really lovely and will continue reading your comic... :)
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JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011  Professional Writer
Although I haven't technically started transition, I too have noticed since I at least started to dress up that I do in fact resemble my older sister (when she was younger; she's 13 years older than me). It's odd because I swear I don't ever remember bearing any resemblence to her before that point. ^^;

Anyway, I'm glad you're enjoying the comic! :D
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dolphin64575 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I take it Rain hasn't told her family? Kellen might like a shopping buddy...
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Q9R42 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I usually read these in the morning, and then read it again later in the day. That being said, this one confused me the most.
I thought you had skipped a few pages where Rain was shopping or whatever. But reading it trough a few times early in the morning, i finally realized that it was her sister. They look very alike.
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JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011  Professional Writer
Are they TOO alike? Do you think I should modify Kellen's design?
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Q9R42 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No no no! It only makes sense. I'm in a pretty big family myself, and i've been mistaken for one of my siblings plenty of times.
I think it's a common thing that there's siblings who look alike.
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DivineValley Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011
Actually at first I thought it was Rain. Hm did Rain get her style from her maybe? She seems like a nice character.
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chitttick1 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011
They look so alike, I thought it was Rain at first ^^; . How old is Kellen anyway?
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JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011  Professional Writer
The easy way to tell the difference between them is that you can see both of Kellen's eyes. ^_^

Rain is 17, so that makes Kellen about... 25 right now. She's quite a bit older.
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dragon8writer Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011
Because your sister looks just like you! (It's sort of cute, actually. :P )

She seems... left out of the loop, mostly. Can't say whether she's nice or not, but apparently isn't trusted at the moment to react properly.
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JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011  Professional Writer
It seemed appropriate for them to look alike. I look like my sister (although ironically, I only started looking like her in recent years since right around the time I started dressing up. Coincidence?).
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dragon8writer Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011
Sweet coincidence. *Hugs in a d'awful manner* I look like my dad. or my mom. it depends on which one you know. (Hence why i look like a guy - not androgynous - but theoretically COULD look like a girl. ^^; )
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fakenameyfakenamey Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011
This is the loop: O

This is Kellen: -

This is Kellen in relation to the loop: - O

As you can see, Kellen is not only not in the loop, but way, way outside it.
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JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011  Professional Writer
You know, the more I look at it, the more I see that really is a very good way of wording it. ^_^
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greatpeople123 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011
Kellen is more along the lines of: - O

Just saying.
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COMPUTERMANMIK428 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011
this is the first time i see rain mother since the beginning of story.
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JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011  Professional Writer
This is actually her sister... but you haven't seen her since the beginning either. ^_^
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COMPUTERMANMIK428 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011
oh i see :)
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Zomgkitty42 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
its nice to see her again in the series i was wondering how they was going to play a part in this. And this kind of reminds me of the relationship i have with my mother. Im sorry but I avoid that women at all cost. lol
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Werewolf-Hero Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
I never knew I thought it was pre school. Shes Pretty I see the family resemblance.
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JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011  Professional Writer
They do look quite alike, don't they? ^_^
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Werewolf-Hero Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
I wish I did not see everything in terms of blowing Rain's cover and getting her killed
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JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011  Professional Writer
Well, how about this: as the writer of this story, I am telling you with absolute certainty that nobody will be killed at any point in this comic (and yes, that includes Rain). I classify the comic as being a comedy, first and foremost, and as such, I feel the use of murder in it would be... a little extreme, or even unnecessary. So I won't do it.

Bad things will happen sometimes, sure. That's just life.
But murder? No. I don't want to go there...
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Werewolf-Hero Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks. :glomp:

Sorry about that, I'm not the man I used to be. Hering that really helped. :huggle:
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VIII-Bit Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2011
Just when I thought there was enough potential drama with gym class, we find out that Rain didn't tell her sister yet...

I have to say, it's a good thing you re-introduced Rain's siblings now. I was starting to forget about them completely.
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JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011  Professional Writer
There's always room for more drama. :D

Funny thing is, I almost didn't introduce Kellen here. I ended up going back and doing this page a bit later, more because the chapter had been lacking in Aunt Fara scenes and figured this might actually be a good method of bringing in one of the siblings.

I'm really glad I did that now. ^_^
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StoryTypist Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2011
...Kellen looks SO MUCH like Rain...or is it the other way around ^^;?

Oh dear oh dear oh gosh oh noes oh noes what're you gonna go Rain SHE'S HERE TO PICK YOU UP FOR P.E. CLASS NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO :iconnuuplz:
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JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011  Professional Writer
I guess in this case, Rain probably looks more like Kellen. Technically-speaking, Kellen was there first. ^_^
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StoryTypist Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011
Well it depends who you came up with the design for first. That's why it can go both ways.
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