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RAIN p.46 - Open Up by JocelynSamara RAIN p.46 - Open Up by JocelynSamara
(Posting early, but not because I'm tired. Rather, it's because I'm doing something else at the moment and want to make sure I don't forget and run late.)

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Oh, man. This page never stops being horribly awkward.

Originally, I was going to make this page cause even more uncomfortable writhing; that is, it was going to be ENTIRELY Kellenís questions followed up by Rainís one word answers. I decided I could progress things a little better by adding Faraís little segment at the end though. Besides, a whole page of a lazily drawn image copy/pasted that many times could get pretty tiring. I even decided to have Rain turn her head once or twice to avoid that.

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:iconbrixmon:
Brixmon Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011
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This page? THIS PAGE? The whole series is incredibly awkward!
:)
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Wiinner159 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013
My life in a nutshell, in terms of awkward that is
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HugoMndz Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You, and me, pal.

You and me
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:iconwiinner159:
Wiinner159 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2014
Glad to see someone new (I think) reading the comic, I hope you enjoy it ;D
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:iconhugomndz:
HugoMndz Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh? No! I've been reading this since a few months ago. I'm just re-reading this in order to get refreshed of it
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Wiinner159 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2014
Ah okay, I did the same myself....
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UsagiKnight Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
This is definitely a page I didn't want to rush into commentary with. But I will say its up their with Ryan's first confrontation with Gavin in terms of my favorite pages.

Starting with the speech. Hearing Ryan 'talk' (what I used when Rain isn't talking femininely) really is a sign of emotional insecurity. Like he can't justify what he is doing and therefore can't seem to talk.

Couple this with Kellen saying 'do you hate me' really adding to such insecurity and leaving Ryan unable to explain anything. It is especially since Ryan loves his sister and wants to bond with her. As evidence by such hesitance.

The stationary camera for Ryan/Kellen's conversation was also useful. If Rain confessed and was accepted she would be changing positions and maybe getting something to eat while she gossiped. But as Ryan, its that feeling of a little kid. To sit down, be quiet, and be good. That is unfortunately the mentality that Rain/Ryan as well as other TG youths put themselves in as they talk to people they love but never confessed too. But as a sibling, I know we do that because we don't want to break hearts the same way ours were.

All in all, its a beautiful page and as Fara said. Hope that Ryan can eventually open Rain up to her.
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StoryTypist Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011
You seem to be on a roll with posting early :XD:.

And poor Rain. She look so...sad?
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:iconjocelynsamara:
JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011  Professional Writer
I'm starting to think I should change the official post time to something earlier just to save myself the trouble of saying it all the time. ^^;
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StoryTypist Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011
Perhaps...
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chihuahua0 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011  Student Writer
I like how she turns her head, and her expressions.

Also, I want to see Rain as Ryan in a future strip (perhaps when Kellen decides to visit).

I still think Aiken is secretly gay.
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JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011  Professional Writer
There are plans for "Ryan"... but who can say when. :mwahaha:
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chihuahua0 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011  Student Writer
:lol: at both the emoticon and sig.

"All problems can be solved by having a bear eat them." :lol:
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DivineValley Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011
This is like conversations with my aunt. So awkward. I love how Puddle is just staring so cute my cat does that while I'm on the phone just stares up at me.
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JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011  Professional Writer
If I talk on the phone around my rabbits, they tend to look at me too. I think they think I'm talking to them. ^_^
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kidotrar Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
You missed a word in there. "When he's ready to open up, I'm sure he will."
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JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011  Professional Writer
Fixed! Thanks for catching that! :D
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kidotrar Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
No prob! 's what I'm here for.

I'm surprised I was the first. o.o;
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Musicallover1234 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011  Student Writer
Aww, poor Rain after all she really doesn't have anyone else in her family to talk about it with, well that we know of. Somehow I feel that his sister or someone else is going to find out. One another note, where's Rain's manga Aunt Fara didn't seem to give it back lol.
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JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011  Professional Writer
Uh, no, I don't think Fara's given the manga back yet. Rain's probably sitting around all bored and agitated waiting to get it back now. ^^;
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Musicallover1234 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011  Student Writer
She's probably going to have to sneak into Aunt Fara's room to grab it. She probably is board thou.
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dolphin64575 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Poor Kellen!
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JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011  Professional Writer
Yeah, I feel bad for her too. She's trying so hard.
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adragonknight Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011
i guess nothing really can compare to this
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JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011  Professional Writer
:XD:
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VIII-Bit Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011
It's a bit tricky for me to figure out what exactly is going on with Kellen. From what it seems like, nobody really wants to let her in on things. I'm curious to know why Rain hasn't told her. Has Rain told anyone in her family? For all we know, nobody but aunt Fara knows. There's too many grey areas in Rain's past to make any kind of legitimate theory.
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JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011  Professional Writer
This is true. Rain's past is still filled with a TON of gray. There are so many possibilities and factors which have yet to be covered. I guess we'll just have to wait and see what happens for now. ^_^
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jocaypa Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2011
"The same goes for your other brother"
Possible new storyline? Most likely not, but anyways!
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JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011  Professional Writer
The "other brother" being Aiken. Who knows when he'll become important? You'll probably hear about him a lot though. ^_^
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WTHat Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2011
Story of our lives. Seems the bigger steps we take, the more awkward it is to face people who think we're still in the past.
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JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011  Professional Writer
That's very true. Well said.
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IamKitteh Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2011
Weird, I've had this conversation before...
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JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011  Professional Writer
You and me both.
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dragon8writer Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2011
at least she said "other." It might have been noticeable if she'd left that out.

*hugs the bored looking Rain*
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JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011  Professional Writer
Yeah, Fara's really good about her wording. I mean, she's already slipped before, but generally she's quite good at keeping things together and saying what needs to be said in front of who.
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dragon8writer Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011
*Nods*

Though it's more amusing when she messes up, anyhow. :P
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Dark7Hero Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2011
this was cute but kinda sad i on one hand wished to see rain elling the truth to her sister and on the other i was like NOOOOO DONT DO THAAAT
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JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011  Professional Writer
It is kind of a sad page. Both Rain and Kellen are struggling here, and neither one really knows what to say to the other, even if they genuinely care about each other. It's almost a little frustrating.
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Dark7Hero Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011
yeah i knooooooooooow i kinda noticed =o

almost?

it ttly frustratin
they must be killin themselves from their insides D:
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Atatchison Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2011
Wow. It's like watching a conversation with my mother.
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JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011  Professional Writer
I know the feeling. -_-
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Atatchison Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011
Knowledge is power! Seriously, though, a certain amount of restlessness is expected when finding any part of oneself. Rather it be one's talent, or something more complex, like what chips to go with soda (the right answer is always sour cream and onion).
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Atatchison Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011
As an aside to that, does anyone manufacture mom-spray. Sort of like shark-repellant, but for moms?
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KingInYellowTatters Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011
Batman does.
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KingInYellowTatters Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2011
Tch. This reminds me of some of my own conversations with my brother. I have much different issues than Rain does, but I still have things that are hard to explain and share. It's hard caring for someone yet not being able to properly communicate with them...
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JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011  Professional Writer
Yes, I would agree. I have the same problem with my own siblings. I mean, even if I weren't transgendered, I feel as though I'm just a very different person from both of them sometimes. It's not as though I don't love them, but talking to them often leaves me feeling anxious, as though I'm talking to a complete stranger.
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Werewolf-Hero Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Its strange henge Rain being called him. I expect Big bro to show up for an unexpected visit.
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JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011  Professional Writer
Fara's good at doing what she needs to keep Rain's secret a secret. If she's got to say "him" and "he" and "Ryan" to some people, then that is precisely what she'll do.
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