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RAIN p.31 - Something to Hide by JocelynSamara RAIN p.31 - Something to Hide by JocelynSamara
(Posting a few hours early out of boredom.) :P

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This is just a transitional page really only meant to bring us from one scene to the next, so I feel like there unfortunately isnít a lot to say about it. Although it is the first time we see Rain angry, even if itís only for a moment.

And even if thereís not really any gag or punchline to this page, the fact that Mrs. Parker is still wearing a bandage makes me snicker.

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wolf-blazer Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011  Student Interface Designer
...do you speack spanish?
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shadowlord19 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I see the PE teacher still has that bump on her head from her encounter with aunt fara, Nice Work.
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NevermoreFox Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i kan just imagine Rain's thoughts "You have no idea"
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Musicallover1234 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011  Student Writer
Interesting development. At least Maria will help her thought it all, shes a good friend to Rain. And sometimes people just don't like to change in front of other people, so if I were the teacher I think that I would understand Rain a little. Plus high school is an awkward time especially someone who has a problem with their identity and gender. It does bring up some interesting ideas about what is going to happen to Rain.
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JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011  Professional Writer
I'm glad you're enjoying where this is going. Like you said, high school is a tricky time for everyone. And even as the writer, I'm having fun observing how Rain and everybody else chooses to develop. ^_^
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Musicallover1234 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2011  Student Writer
That's good to hear.
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UsagiKnight Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
just because your cute doesn't mean you have nothing to hide. That's all I'm saying.

What I enjoy most is that your trying your best to balance the problems Rain face. Though her primaries are keeping her secret and dealing with teenage problems (peers, friends, relatives, all the classics), you have also changed issues that fit with those existing problems and yet still hold there own. Like the last arc was about letting out a secret to trusted, while this one seems more like keeping it from everyone else (treaky when in gym class). A brilliant tactic on your part.

The idea of things "slipping out" really being one of the worst problems to face when keeping a secret. Ask anyone who once did a small walk and have to go to the bathroom to adjust. Not the best, but you have to do it. Thank god for stalls.

And anxiety is the best way to put it. I have been working with a theory that autism is linked to transgenderism. To explain, its a form of self identification that makes sense to us and in someway seeing our physical bodies cause that mental and physical image to clash. Leaving behind only confusion. To be honest, just like autism, its not a disease, shouldn't be seen as a disease, and should be seen with an open heart. Hopefully people would do so one day and everyone can be free to get the needs they need. Luckily most of us have a small pocket of friends to rely on, and I would never sacrifice that for acceptance. Like Maria said, we will all figure this out together. Again, great page.
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JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011  Professional Writer
Thank you! I'm glad you're enjoying my little balancing act of all of Rain's issues. In particular, I want to keep a fairly even balance between normal teenager angst and transgender-exclusive problems. This is especially important as it humanizes her a bit and makes her relatable to even non-transgendered people. My hope is that this helps to establish that a trans youth is really not all that different from any other youth. ^_^
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UsagiKnight Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
I think because of you, a lot of people will be open to tg youths and realize there is nothing wrong with them. Though at times I still think its looked down upon because of the majority of the population. It isn't wrong, but not right either. I'm sure after a while the prejudice will dwindle
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LightningMegaRaichu Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011
Wow poor rain.
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JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011  Professional Writer
If it's not one thing, it's another. ^^;
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LightningMegaRaichu Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2011
Yep.
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Maiden-Of-The-Maggot Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
:ohnoes: lil rain is in quite a situation now!
D:
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JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011  Professional Writer
Yeah.

I wonder if there was ever a time where she wasn't in a situation...
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Maiden-Of-The-Maggot Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
me too = 3= poor rain.
i love how delicately you have handled this situation in this comic, in generic animes and mangas someone (of course) walks in on the person with the seceret and suprise suprise thats how the story is set up = .= thats too predictable but you however have chosen a different and original route and i commend you for that ;D
:salute:
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StoryTypist Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011
...Her angry face has a funky eyebrow.
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JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011  Professional Writer
...I guess it is kinda funky...

Well... ^^;

(I have nothing to really add, but I will take note of it.)
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StoryTypist Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011
Aye.
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dolphin64575 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
ok, REALLY not liking this teacher. Saying that any asthmatic can do rigorous physical activity, insinuating pretty girls have no right to be modest...
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JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011  Professional Writer
Yeah, she really does kinda need to stop that...
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SHarles25 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011
lol what to hide :D
something far worst than cellulitis!
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JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011  Professional Writer
Far, FAR worse. :XD:
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COMPUTERMANMIK428 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011
i love it :)
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JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011  Professional Writer
Thank you! :D
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COMPUTERMANMIK428 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011
your welcome :)
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sophienouveau Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Even if I had gym class in my school time (which I wasn't supposed to do because of a sick note from my doctor) it would have been impossible to hide my little big thing down there. Girls' sport clothes are just too tight to hide anything...
But now I can wear swimsuits and other stuff without fear to get clocked (which I have anyway). Thx to my surgeon... ^^
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JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011  Professional Writer
That's awesome that you can wear swimsuits and stuff. I still wouldn't dare, myself. I'm kinda jealous. ^_^
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dolphin64575 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I always wear basketball shorts with my swimsuit, just to feel less exposed. :) You could try that.
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sophienouveau Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
That's a good idea! :)
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LoidThanead Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011
No punchline? I must say I find the switch between the last two panels rather amusing.
"No matter what, you won't get found out, and I've got a solution to the changing problem!" Cue instant suspicion by the teacher precisely because of said solution...
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JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011  Professional Writer
Heh. You're right. I guess it's just a little bit of a subtle one. ^_^
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Omnialificent Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011
That poor PE teacher...she says so many things that could (and seemingly will) end up getting her hurt...
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JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011  Professional Writer
This is true. Mrs. Parker means well, but she really doesn't seem to put a lot of thought into what she does...
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VIII-Bit Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011
I wouldn't say this page was entirely transitional; it did explain Rain's problem with gym class besides just changing. Before this, all the reader could do was assume what was to be concerned about.

Also, when Mrs. Parker alluded to Rain having a secret, I laughed. The fact that so many characters get so close to the truth is quite amusing. Even though Rain has everyone convinced, it seems like everyone can subconsciously tell something is up.
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JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011  Professional Writer
Fair enough. I'm glad to hear that this page makes a pretty worthwhile contribution to the story (as I try to make sure every page does). ^_^
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dragon8writer Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2011
Dang your prettiness, Rain! it makes people suspicious!
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JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011  Professional Writer
It can be a curse sometimes. :XD:
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dragon8writer Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011
:)
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monekop37 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2011
I'm surprised that Aunt Fara didn't make it so that Rain already had the 8 Credits of Physical Education to prevent something like this from happening.
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JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011  Professional Writer
Most schools (or at least all of the schools I've ever been to) are actually pretty touchy about credits. And if they were to find out that Rain skipped a class due to being given extra credits for something she didn't take, well... I guess the worst case scenario is that she couldn't graduate until she did. But that still wouldn't be terribly good for her either.

Save for breaking her leg or something, I don't know that she can do anything to get out of this class. ^^;
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Chicken-Yuki Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2011   Traditional Artist
Silly teacher, being shy doesn't always mean you have something to hide.

Heh, let's not hope for a repeat performance of what she accidently delivered to Rudy and his uncanny observation skillz....
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JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2011  Professional Writer
One can only hope Rain won't make the same mistake twice. ^^;
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Chicken-Yuki Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2011   Traditional Artist
Like lightning striking....
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Yitomic Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2011
So... Rain didn't use her comic as a weapon? Are we sure she's related to her aunt?
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JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2011  Professional Writer
Ah, but the difference is that that comic means the world to Rain.
The poster Fara used as a weapon is just a student's homework. She doesn't care about that. :XD:
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Yitomic Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2011
I'd use my sketchbook as a blunt weapon sole because it's a hardbound book XD
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DCHorror Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2011  Professional Filmographer
It doesn't seem like a transitional page. It feels like a very important page to show how Rain is dealing with this problem. If you hadn't done it, it might've left a bit of a plot hole.
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JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2011  Professional Writer
Well, I'm glad it wasn't useless. I try to make sure every page contributes at least a little bit. ^_^
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shanweeboy Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2011
what a wimp...needing a bandage from betting batted by a rolled up piece of paper....
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