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RAIN p.36 - Making a Scene by JocelynSamara RAIN p.36 - Making a Scene by JocelynSamara
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And the day is saved by… Mrs. Parker…?

(I’d like to just point out that the boys would have their own gym teacher, as the boys and girls would normally be separated during gym in this particular school. Incidentally, I didn’t think of anyone for that role yet though, so we’re just going to pretend he’s really late for whatever reason. In this case, Mrs. Parker has every right to yell at even the boys to return order… and apparently pelt people with basketballs? Well, that might just be her getting aggressive as things continue to blow up in her face throughout the day...)

Anyway, that could have gone a lot better. I mean, I guess it COULD have been a lot worse too. Like, a LOT. But it still wasn’t an ideal scenario. I rather feel bad for Rain.

I think the harshest part about all of this is that Gavin isn’t actually trying to be a jerk. It might be a little unclear WHAT he’s trying to do right now, but he’s not trying to be a jerk. Do keep in mind that if he was, he really could’ve outed Rain at any time… so why doesn’t he? Food for thought?

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Wiinner159 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013
I feel like it isn't uncommon for a school to have both guys and girls in the same gym as the only year I had where it was a huys only class was during Freshman year at high school, so far every year before and after its been a gender mix.
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Ellietheotakupegasis Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My school has all grades separate. The only time it was mixed was in my sophomore year when both classes had only 5-7 people each and they said screw it.  
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Fairportfan Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013

In "Misfile", the girls and boys apparently have gym together - maybe Tempest MA is a really small town.


This, ot course, gives Chris all sorts of chances to embarrass Ash, who isn't used to being a girl yet...

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Ijustwannabeforgoten Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
haha. her last name is my first name.. parker :iconlololplz:
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Maiden-Of-The-Maggot Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
gavin may not be trying to be a jerk but he is still a butthole to me >.>
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UsagiKnight Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Again, a really heavy moment. And its definitely rivaling Rain's first time with Gavin. To me it really is unsettling.

Again, having around 7 minor characters really helped make this drama so real fir us. And with Emily questioning 'what she's trying to do' only makes us all wirried about something slipping. Though I have to admit thag Emily being the only secondary character to question what's going down really ups her status as a threat.

And to say something, I guess that is why a good chapter page and layout is important. This scene being what was reflected in the chapter, thus telling us to watch out for conflict between Maria and Gavin. The paneling is also good in that there are so many areas of interest and interaction. Like having the girls on one side and boys on the other. And with the deviding of girls/boys and paired with suffocating feeling of the page is Rain ind the middle l. Empty emotionally (no color), and because she's in the middle of the fight. And ironically, because she not really boy or girl by public view, she must feel she doesn't belong with either. Only broken up with the threat of basket ball in the face. It is a well thought out page.

Now, I love how you had both Maria and Gavin say 'Making a scene' You must have pulled that from personal feeling. Having my own condition I wonder if it will 'make a scene' for my friends, family, and even myself in general. Much like everyone can be gay in california because its legal, but now it got to the point they are making a scene. This causes problems because for someone with this condition that is the last we want. So for Rain 'making a scene' really must be enough to break her, especially from both sides. Powerful weird for a powerful page.
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chihuahua0 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2011  Student Writer
Hey! Look what I found, a class photo: [link]

Bwa ha ha ha...
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Zomgkitty42 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Yikes!!! Mrs. Parker scares me.
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Mage421 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2011
Poor Rain T.T Gavin could not have chosen a worst time to go on a tirade. Though to be fair, Gavin is using female pronouns when referring to Rain and he's at least trying to understand her, so I guess that's an improvement. His way of going about it though leaves much to be desired though.
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chihuahua0 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2011  Student Writer
My gym class is semi-co-ed. A lot of the time boys and girls are separate, but for some activities (like volleyball), we mix together.

Also, I have two fan theories:

1. This Rain is the recarnation of the paladin Rain from the eariler version.
2. Since you can find out which character Rain ended up with by looking through LittleLynn's deviantations, she will throw a curve-ball concerning Rain's orientation. So if she was A in the eariler version, she would be B instead.
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Musicallover1234 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2011  Student Writer
In elementary in my school we had co-ed but not when I went to middle school or high school. On another note poor Rain, I feel so sorry for her because Maria and Gavin are talking about her. Lets hope that this all works out and they all become friends again.
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PrincessJessica Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2011
Poor Rain, caught in the middle.

LOL "basketball in the face" Reminds me of that gym teacher from the Simpsons

"BOMBARDMENT" (throws ball at face)
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geeksquared Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2011  Professional General Artist
Oh Gavin. It would not be so sad if I did not know some one who is almost EXACTLY like him, down to the hair and the stubble. He was my roommate last year, and had convinced himself that he was not a homophobe, he just did not get along with any LGBTQ person he had met so far.

God, he rankled me sometimes.

Anyway. Gavin. Yup. Angry-dude. He needs to have the gym teacher do horrible sports-equipment related things to him.
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Kleptoid Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2011
that is one of the best teachers ever
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Jaded-but-cute Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I've never known gyms to be co-ed either. Ours was so sexist that not only were we separated by gender but given different activities based on gender.

Anyway, I'm kind of wondering what country this is set in now, because there is no way in hell a teacher would get away with a threat like that.
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geeksquared Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2011  Professional General Artist
Artistic License! Take a look at any fictional teacher (who is remotely interesting). Any one of them would be fired in a heartbeat! Which, knowing said interesting teachers, would be an interesting chore.
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Werewolf-Hero Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
I'm sorry Lynn I to ready to see Galvin as a bad guy becouse he's a homophobe. I can't stand homophones. I'm happy he hasn't pushed Rain out of the closet. That would have crushed her
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Q9R42 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
We hardly ever separated classes by gender. Seem a bit stupid to do so, in my opinion.
It's almost offensive to do that actually. Come to think of it.
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Dark7Hero Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2011
woah
you can smell the tension from here
rain is dying from the inside by now

ms parker saves the day huh? hm...thnk god for the spider sense than
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majorkerina Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2011  Student Writer
YAY! ^^ Go Mrs. Parker!
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VIII-Bit Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2011
Thank you Gavin. The best thing for a person to do when talking about a person with a huge secret is to yell in arguably the most populated class in the school and attract attention. [/sarcasm]

As a side note, I can tell you from personal experience that a basketball to the face is NOT fun... Especially if you wear glasses. XP
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Suki-chan36 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2011
GAVIN used CONFLICTED APOLOGY!
GAVIN's attack missed!
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Chicken-Yuki Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2011   Traditional Artist
...did one of the boys just do a fourth-wall breaking panel point?
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JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2011  Professional Writer
I'm assuming you're referring to Drew pointing upward like that?

It's actually not fourth wall-breaking. Rather, he's raising his index finger to demonstrate an "aha" moment if you will (thinking he completely gets what this is all about when he completely doesn't).
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COMPUTERMANMIK428 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2011
wow intense :)
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JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2011  Professional Writer
Quite. ^_^
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Undertaker972 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2011
well Gavin obviously just wants answers as to y his best friend from childhood went from he to she. otherwise another good page
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JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2011  Professional Writer
Glad you like it. ^_^
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Undertaker972 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2011
no problem
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Michael-777 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Trying to NOT be a douche when he still comes across as one? Gavin must've been brought up differently, or it's hereditary.
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JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2011  Professional Writer
Or he's just Gavin...

Very, very Gavin. To a fault. ^^;
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Michael-777 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2011  Student Digital Artist
It's strange he can't even realize from others' reactions that he's like that.
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DCHorror Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2011  Professional Filmographer
The thing about being a jerk is that it's rare for the jerk to be trying at it.
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JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2011  Professional Writer
Touché. Can't argue with that.
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keiriverin Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2011
Poor Rain...stuck between friends like that. ;_;

She needs hugs! That would fix things, right?
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JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2011  Professional Writer
Hugs do have pretty remarkable situation-fixing properties... ^_^
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StoryTypist Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2011
It stinks when you have to be in the middle of a fight between your friend and your ex-friend. Though I can't say from personal experience.

I was right! Mrs. Parker IS cool!

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JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2011  Professional Writer
And the Mrs. Parker fans rejoice! :XD:
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Chicken-Yuki Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2011   Traditional Artist
*raises hand and runs around cheering*

Okay, I need to write a comment of MY OWN eventually...
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StoryTypist Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2011
Perhaps she'll take a tennis racket to their faces :iconmwahahaplz:.
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naminenam Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2011  Student Digital Artist
ouch harsh sad to say i stink at crunches the highest number of crunches i got to was 1 :ashamed: believe i've tried even the boyscouts gave up on me
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JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2011  Professional Writer
I'm not so bad at crunches, but they're certainly not my favorite thing in the world to do. ^^;
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dragon8writer Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2011
What naturally? Every gym class i've ever had was co-ed... although perhaps it would be diffent with a preacher principal. ^^;
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superdeformedchibi Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Why is this even an issue? It's probably just an state thing or an age thing. When I went to high school oh-so-many years ago, there were quite a few gym class activities that were divided by gender (volleyball, basketball, etc.) and some that were not (aerobics, track, golf). It probably had more to do with which activities would gain enough interest from students as a whole in order to fill the class than trying to keep the sexes apart.

I'm really surprised that you got the first comment on the artist's work and rather than offer a critique of the actual submission, chose to nitpick something in the artist's comments. I suppose she should take it as the page is flawless since that was the only fault you could find?
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dragon8writer Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2011
As far as I'm concerned her page is flawless. ^^; I'm not good at critiquing, and I happen to love her stuff.

I said it was probably a state thing earlier in the conversation, but I was curious why she thought it was an assumed thing that they would definitely be split apart.

And I'm sorry for bringing sexism into it, but I tend to get annoyed by how gyms run things. I know this probably isn't what was going through Lynn's head, but gym classes seem to automatically assume girls can't do as much as guys. The girls are automatically told to do less to get the same grades in every single activity. (This annoys me largely as someone who's having to do more despite the fact that there are girls who could most definitely kick my butt, but it also tends to seem a little bit sexist to me...) Plus, most mainstream references to why boys and girls are split apart tend to have a little bit of the idea in the setting that the girls couldn't keep up if they were with the guys.

I let the idea of it get to me a bit too much and i'm very sorry to admit that I let it seep in without thinking when I was talking to Lynn. I really, really, really didn't mean to insult her or create an issue out of it. I just let years worth of glaring at a board covered in double standards get to me, and didn't bother to think about what her reasoning for thinking that boys and girls should be separated would be. (I still don't know what her exact reasoning was, but I know full well I jumped the gun there, which is why I've been trying to apologize...)
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superdeformedchibi Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
She probably won't want me to speak for her, but it's pretty crystal clear to me that she had the sexes separated in gym class because that what her school did when she went. It's just a case of assuming that other schools use the same protocol that hers did, not that she thinks the sexes need to be separated in gym class.

Speaking for myself, I do think that some of the gym activities should be split up by sex. This is due to biological factors which cause boys to grow generally larger and develop larger, more powerful muscles than girls. Women can develop large, powerful muscles but it requires a lot more work. In a co-ed contact sport there can be a risk of increase in injuries to girls that collide with the larger males. Yes, colliding with a large female will hurt just as much but we're talking about averages here. I suffered a concussion during a co-ed ultimate frisbee class because I collided with the powerfully swung elbow of my male teammate (it was accidental). Had I collided with a girl close to my own height and weight I may have suffered a bruise (or been the one to grab the frisbee). A girl that can "keep up with the boys" should be allowed to do just that, but is an exception and could result in harm to other girls if it's made the rule.
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dragon8writer Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2011
I'd agree with that, except for the general mentality that pervaded the high schools I went to...

There were generally two types, with some in betweeners - there were the ones who just didn't care (boys, girls, they weren't going to do anything anyway, really) and there were the athletic ones who were all on about the same level...

Plus, I'm speaking as someone who at least grew up on the small side, and - while my arms might have been strong from some swim classes, and my arms are definitely good... well... my average weight is 110 pounds. I'm a bit above that after a freshmen year in college, but if you want to talk about the small kid who could get hurt, it was more likely to happen to me than most of the girls... although my single mindedness at going at the ball meant a lot of sliding into other people, anyway, so i may have hurt more. >,>

Mostly, though, we just didn't play anything in the realm of true contact sports. There was soccer, flag football, touch football, capture the flag - if it involved height, or pounding into one another, we avoided it. The nonathletic ones normally just walked or avoided things no matter how much the teacher yelled, too, even on things like running track...

It's probably just a matter of our personal experiences, but I have a harder time just pointing to an area. (Plus, i'd have either been the guy who got destroyed on the male team, or the guy who had to be very careful not to hurt anyone else on the girl's team. I have a habit of falling between stereotypes that makes my life unfun sometimes. ;_; )
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JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2011  Professional Writer
Really? After the fifth grade every school I ever went to (and heard of) separated boys and girls. In fact, I'm having a hard time swallowing the idea that there's a school that doesn't...
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seeker-of-revelation Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
My Elementary, Junior High, and High schools never sex-segregated either gym (other than the locker rooms) or health/sex-ed classes. In fact, I'm having a hard time swallowing the idea that there's a school that does. ;P
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dragon8writer Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2011
I've lived in six states. Went to three high schools, and took a gym in... at least two of them.

They were always coed. ^^; It might have been something at the state you lived in, is all.
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