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Hey! It’s Gavin! Remember him? How about the other guys? Because, you HAVE seen them before… mind you, it was a while ago. littlelynn84.deviantart.com/ar…

I still haven’t formally named them in the story though, so just to make things easier for my commenters:
The African-American guy is Devon.
The chatty blonde guy is Drew (though technically, he is named).
And the short, plump, quiet guy is Rob.

But I bet most of you don’t even care. I bet you're still hung up on the word “girlfriend”, and were probably waiting for me to say something in this little comment section here.

Well, good luck with that. ^_^

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:iconfairportfan:
Fairportfan Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013
Ya know, Gavin either ought to shave closer or grow the full beard.
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saintdane05 Featured By Owner May 23, 2015
I concur.
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Fallenangel2002 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012
i say rain passed passed, she is over passing material i was watching my older brother read this and said, man i wish i could be pretty like her XD
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:iconeleventhdr:
eleventhdr Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
i want to pass! please!
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:iconhipster-kei-rei:
Hipster-kei-rei Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
boys will be boys XD
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:iconshadowlord19:
shadowlord19 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow its amazing that she was able to get every guy to fall for her, Nice Work. Actually I almost couldn't well you know.
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Maiden-Of-The-Maggot Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
why is gavin being a douchebag >.>
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chihuahua0 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2011  Student Writer
This is a little off topic, but...

Entertainment Weekly ran a cover story about gay teens on television a couple of weeks ago, since their was a breakout of them in 2010. However, I hadn't seen one transsexual character on television, yet.

American culture has a long way to go until they hit all the colors of the rainbow.
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JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2011  Professional Writer
It's true. You really don't see transgendered folks used on TV (at least, I can't think of one). There are a very small handful of movies, and some anime as well, but I feel more often than not, the representation is typically as a comic relief or just painfully inaccurate and/or stereotypical.

It's one of the reasons I wanted to write Rain. I spent my whole childhood thinking I was a joke and a loser because of what the media told me. But then I occasionally get messages and Notes from people telling me that my comic has made them feel a little more confident about themselves, and to me, that's one of the most rewarding things I've ever heard.

It might be unreasonably ambitious of me, but who knows: maybe someday it will be MY comic that changes the way the American culture sees transgendered people. (I dream big, I guess. ^_^)
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Zomgkitty42 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
hmm he is having trouble accepting this. the story just got alot more interesting
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:iconchihuahua0:
chihuahua0 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2011  Student Writer
LOL. I like Rain's expression. I like that blush.
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DivineValley Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2011
*hits Gavin in the head* Stop being such a jerk and hug her!!!!!
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transweirdboy Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2011
Rain looks so embarrassed and scared....cuttttteeeeeeeeee :3
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Undertaker972 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2011
well it looks like Gavin is finally gonna confront Rain. i was surprised when they said Maria was Gavin's girlfriend but i guess u'll explain it eventually
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Musicallover1234 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2011  Student Writer
The last part must be Gavin talking to himself. I love how Rain is so embarrassed by what Maria said and the boys looking at her.
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LightningMegaRaichu Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2011
Lol rain is shocked that all the boys love her at the other side of the gym.
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UsagiKnight Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Boys I think really is the most appropriate title for this page. Just for the simple fact that they just don't get it. Devon and Drew, of coarse, will never understand fully because they didn't realize an old friend had just changed their gender. When your a young man I guess that kind of affects you.

As for Gavin, you really do have to worry. If Rain and Maria would allow this animosity to build up who knows if he will let it slip to the wrong crowd and really hurt his old friend. Exactly why he is so upset is not my place to know yet, but it is kind of harsh. Such anger is started from love, but he really did get to the point where it doesn't seem like love but more of jealousy (I don't really understand why I would use that word). That is the primary reason why this page works so well. As we started not being sure of Gavin, to sorrow for him, to hurt by him (using the male pronouns really increased the tension for me, like he was accusing Rain for being weird). Definitelh encourage you to continue this emotional rollercoaster effect in your others. Me being open to everything really enjoyed not knowing who I'm going to like than hate next.

I also would like to point out that I would listen to Maria myself. Sometimes when I think I look too male looking I compare myself to my peers. I kind of feel better afterward for obvious reasons.

I didn't mention this in the last page, but I LOVED the way you braided Rain's hair for gym. It really was both cute and fun looking. One day I might ask about Rain's hair more, but I already gave a mouthful for now.
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EllieNoodleSoup Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Something tells me I'll need to make a voodoo doll for Gavin soon.
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:iconkidotrar:
kidotrar Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I've gotta ask--did you reuse that pose of Rain and just give her a different expression?
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JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2011  Professional Writer
It's actually two different (albeit similar) pictures. Ironically, because I drew this page a month or so BEFORE the page preceding it, I didn't really remember things too well.

So uh... any similarity a to a previous pose is entirely coincidental and unintentional. ^^;
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kidotrar Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Eh, I think I've got it figured out! =P
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VIII-Bit Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2011
Okay, so everyone thinks Gavin and Maria are dating. Since Gavin didn't deny the fact that they're dating, he wants them to believe that... It's most likely to keep the fact that Maria is gay under wraps. I think Maria wants to keep the fact that she's gay a secret. If Gavin claims to be her boyfriend, then it'll make everyone think twice... I have examples to back this up... A few panels back, when Rudy spilled the beans to Rain, Maria almost strangled him. In a later panel, Maria tells Rain that father Quenton gives Rudy a hard time for being gay. If people knew Maria was gay and it was a well known fact, she would have said that Father Quenton gave them both a hard time...

...and despite that long paragraph, I do care about all their names... XD
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PrincessJessica Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2011
Poor Gavin, he just doesn't understand.

and lol Rain is still cute :)
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dolphin64575 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh man, Gavin, can't it wait until you're at least semi-alone? Just leave her be for now!
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Chicken-Yuki Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2011   Traditional Artist
I've said it once, and I'll say it again:

RUN RAIN, RUN!!!

Now why the hell am I hearing Roy Mustang's voice in my head whenever Gavin speaks/thinks? Next thing I know, I'm going to expect him to say "Mori loves seashells" eventually...
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JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2011  Professional Writer
Although I don't quite have a voice placed for Gavin in my mind yet, for some reason, I can't picture Roy's voice for it. Maybe it's just me?
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Chicken-Yuki Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2011   Traditional Artist
Originally, I never had such a gruff-sounding voice in mind for a teenage guy like Gavin, but it ended up popping out in my head all of a sudden.

...

Maybe Travis Willingham has done a younger-sounding voice in some other role?
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Dark7Hero Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2011
jeesus Gavin is gonna explode O-O

so he pretends maria is his girlfriend is that it =x?

Rain still looks like she's gonna die XD a bit more now, and my spider sense tells me a fight comes this way
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StoryTypist Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2011
Man oh man, Gavin sure looks mad. He has some sort of an angry anime face.

Rain's panic level went up by 759! Rain leveled up from "Ach!" to "OH MY G-!".

Why is the skin tone of her legs darker than everyone else's? Is she wearing something?
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JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2011  Professional Writer
Rain's panic level only 759? No. It's OVER NI-... nah, it's been done. ^^;

Rain is still wearing her stockings from her school uniform. As I remember it, girls were allowed to do that in gym class. And for Rain, it's just a good idea, as it offers a fair bit of... support.
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StoryTypist Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2011
For all you know, her panic level could've already been at at least 8241 :P.
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Werewolf-Hero Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Boys are morons, end of story. I don't like how they always think they own every girl that they like no mater the lack of interest in them. They think that there all attractive no matter what. Pigheaded and egotistical. Thinking that everything they don't understand must be wrong. With these little brains they have that has to be everything besides cars, beer and sports. A bunch of savages that cat get past there big heads. I will never understand them.
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seeker-of-revelation Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
By any chance have you drawn your definition of what "boys" are like exclusively from television sitcoms?
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Werewolf-Hero Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
No there like that at my school
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:iconseeker-of-revelation:
seeker-of-revelation Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
You're painting with an awfully broad brush. Every male individual in your school is a moronic, vain, pigheaded, egotistical, ignorant, stegosaurus-brained, mechanophilic, drunken, hooliganistic, savage, gigolo?

Where do you live, South Beach?
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:iconwerewolf-hero:
Werewolf-Hero Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Well I did avoid them mostly. It could be do to that

Great lakes area
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:iconjocelynsamara:
JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2011  Professional Writer
That's a pretty gross generalization with absolutely nothing factual to back it up. Everything you just said is stereotyping and is not representative of every man, let alone most men. Men are people like anyone else and just as capable of having flaws as any woman.

-_-
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Werewolf-Hero Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Sorry, its just guy like that hit a nerve
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:iconchicken-yuki:
Chicken-Yuki Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2011   Traditional Artist
I've known girls that can be like that. It's worse because they can be... very possessive.

Let's just say that idoicy is a far more universal concept than we believe it to be.

(Even though that, yes, I need no convincing that boys are definitely morons.)
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:iconwerewolf-hero:
Werewolf-Hero Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Point taken
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:iconstorytypist:
StoryTypist Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2011
...That's not me...unless you're talking about boys in general. Then I'd have to kinda agree with you.
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:iconwerewolf-hero:
Werewolf-Hero Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
in general, sorry this comic hits a sore spot.
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:iconstorytypist:
StoryTypist Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2011
It's okay.
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:iconwerewolf-hero:
Werewolf-Hero Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Yay
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dragon8writer Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2011
*Hugs* I figured it's just the cliche but effective trick of avoiding suspicion via a fake date. (Although sadly that excludes Gavin from getting a real girlfriend, for the most part. :P )

...Well, maybe it's not really cliche, and i just watch/read weird things, but still. :P

And dang it, Gaven! I would have been20.5% closer to having a cute girl glomp you if you had switched from he to she instead of the other way around! Now i'm 50.5% LESS! you're in the negatives, you hear me!? The negatives!
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chucarnaj-peace Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2011
why always the man with girlfriend not fair
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:iconyitomic:
Yitomic Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2011
Rain's bad stealing her best friend's girlfriend. tsk tsk tsk
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:icondiggerman:
Diggerman Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2011  Professional General Artist
Oh man, so many things confusing here, not the least of which the 'girlfriend' situation. ><
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Suki-chan36 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2011
Hehe, I love R2's heart eyes. xD

And am I the only one waiting for Gavin to pull out one of his beard hairs, whereupon that beard hair will transform into a knife he will proceed to lob at Rain?
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:iconjocelynsamara:
JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2011  Professional Writer
That is such a bizarre but awesome thought.

I now have an image in my head that I may have to draw sometime. ^_^
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