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RAIN p.87 - Diff. Wavelength by JocelynSamara RAIN p.87 - Diff. Wavelength by JocelynSamara
(Sorry, guys! Two hours late because I locked myself out of my apartment with no key and no shoes. Long story; don't ask.

Also, title is abbreviated from "Different Wavelength". I'd have tried to come up with something better if I wasn't already late.)

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To answer everyoneís first question: no, Gavin is not handing Rain the lingerie his mom suggested in the last page.

Anyway, these two continue to make the night increasingly awkward for each other. Gavinís lack of understanding towards Rainís plight does not equal a lack of compassion, but it certainly might make it SOUND like it to her. Rain on the other hand, through her hesitation and neuroticism, pushes Gavinís buttons over and over again.

The night may end in strangulation at this point.

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Rain, all characters and all other aspects of the story are copyright material belonging to me.
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Houtski Featured By Owner May 30, 2015
"Are they men's razors?" I wonder how many times I asked that when I first started my transition? Then I realized that I was being stupid..

Good times ^_^
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akainu0 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014

I'm probably going to take A LOT of flack for this. Heck, I definitely am, but I have to say it.

In this one page, I think Rain is actually being rather insensitive.  At this point, Gavin seems to be bending over backwards for her.  He is letting her stay in his room (as we later see), he is walking her all the way to his house, and he's lying right to his mother's face.  I know there is probably a significant difference for Rain, but after all Gavin's doing for her right now, I think she should let it slide.

Though I am not trying to justify previous interactions, its just that this one scene seems to suggest this.


Please don't hurt me.Fear 

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JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014  Professional Writer
No, you're exactly right in this case.  Rain is being a bit of a thankless brat here.  That's entirely intentional.  ^_^

I hate it when the protagonist of a story is just saintly and has no bad qualities.  You know, they're ALWAYS doing the right thing in EVERY situation.  It's just dull.  It makes them seem less natural to me.  So a big part of this chapter was to develop that less charming side her personality.  Rain's not a bad person by any means.  She is human though, and she makes mistakes and has flaws and vices.  And that was important for me to convey.
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Ryu890 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012
I have a feeling that there IS one, I just....I dunno. Its never come up. But maybe it'd help with the fact that I'm NEVER satisfied with the job my electric razor does.
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Ryu890 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012
.....

Hmm....I'm goign to have to look up the difference....
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UltimateBakaNeko Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011
lol, rain shouldn't have a problem with mens razors. To be true, I prefer them, because they are smoother to my skin O_O
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UsagiKnight Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Thank god Rain isn't getting the lingerie, that would've gauranteed a face slap for Gavin and a bathroom lock down for Rain.

As for the page vs your commentary, I can see where you are coming from. Even though they are "men's" razors, in the end they are razors and if it bothers her that much she would use them. And he was also telling the truth that that 1mm of shadow was obscured by well conditioned hair. But yeah, to Rain it seems like gavin isn't really getting it. We have all been guilty of being a little pessimistic when someone was trying their best to help. But I guess no one was right nor wrong, just exhausted from a mere 2-3 hours of drama that made it seem like a few weeks.

Again, a little more clutter for the sake of a joke, but I can see some of these panels merged or condensed and the message would still be there. so don't worry about anything. Again, you probably already know which panels I'm thinking about. Who needs to point them out to a live audience.

And on a side note, sorry about your little "incident". Hope you weren't out there for too long.
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unit1138 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2011  Hobbyist
Judging by his stubble I'm surprised Gavin even has razors, I guess that's why they're unused.
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iccolo Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011
why were you locked out of your apartment with no key or shoes
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maleprincess55 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011
SHE SAID DONT ASK!!
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iccolo Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2011
well i already did
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Musicallover1234 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011  Student Writer
I like how Gavin wants to see and shes so paranoid and immediately says no, that's funny.
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Musicallover1234 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011  Student Writer
Gavin's right that Maria (and everyone else) Probably didn't notice the little spot with Rain, but it understandable that she would be paranoid about getting caught, thou i don't think anyone would think its a missed spot they would probably think it was dirt of something like that. It's good to know that Gavin gave Rain different pajamas it would have been weird but i still wonder what she would have looked in them. Women's razors are more expensive then men's razors, well that sucks. They are basically the same thou razors are razors, at least i think so.
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willow1981 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
It's getting good :lmao:
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Yin88 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Yay new comic page! 8D <3

Color is a HUGE difference in razor o.O! ;3
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DivineValley Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011
I actually like to use men's razors on my legs. I think they to a better job. Then my dad found out and hid them from me.
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mayfirerose Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha. I just got my internet back. I suffered such a drought...... Its good to finally see some rain again.
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chihuahua0 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011  Student Writer
I like the last row. They look a bit chibi-ish.
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COMPUTERMANMIK428 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011
does gavin mom know rain is really a boy?
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JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011  Professional Writer
Technically, she would've known "Ryan" back in the day, but she hasn't quite put two and two together yet.
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COMPUTERMANMIK428 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011
ah i see :)
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Avistew Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011
There is a difference between male and female razors? I didn't know that.
This whole thing also makes me wonder how practical it would be to wax, like fem... er... cisgender females do. Obviously there is less to wax on the upper lip and chin when you don't have all the testosterone, but at least this way you don't have to do it every day, and as someone who has done both, waxing looked better (the skin got less irritated, too).
Using tweezers works the best, but when you have a lot of hairs it would take ages I'm sure!
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JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011  Professional Writer
There's not really much of a difference between male and female razors. In most cases, it's really just a matter of what works better for the individual.

Some transgirls do wax, I'm sure. Never really worked for me, but I'm sure it's just fine for others. Another common tactic for most MtF transsexuals is to eventually do electrolysis treatment. This is a good treatment for what it does because it literally burns the hair out at the root, so it doesn't grow back at all. This is, from what I hear, very painful and takes a few sessions, but it's very worth it.
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Avistew Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011
Yes, I would imagine that long term it's the best, but that would also be pricey, and I hear you can't be out in the sun and stuff like that, so it's probably complicated.
Thanks for your explanation though :)
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majorkerina Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011  Student Writer
Not lingerie ;_; *sad*.
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Animasword Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I would say this can't get any more akward, but I have a feeling I'm going to be proven wrong :lol:
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JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011  Professional Writer
Fun fact: it can ALWAYS get more awkward.

It's true. :nod:
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FenrirDarkWolfe Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2011  Student General Artist
Awkward much? Personally, I lol'ed when Gavin asked to see it.
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dragon8writer Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2011
Aweomess. :D *Has nothing else for you. >,> *
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PrincessJessica Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2011
He's giving her the Pajamas?!
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:iconjocelynsamara:
JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011  Professional Writer
They're different pajamas. Not the same ones his mom offered.
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PrincessJessica Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011
oh ok.

but it'll still look cute on her, right? :D
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louisdragon109 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
so she IS going to wear those PJs O//O
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JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011  Professional Writer
They're PJs, but they're not THOSE PJs... ^_^
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louisdragon109 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
phew XDD
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TheAlmightyMexican Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2011
I didn't know they had men and women's razors! :iconimspeechlessplz:
WHERE AM I???
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:iconjocelynsamara:
JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011  Professional Writer
I... don't know. Whare ARE you? :O_o:
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TheAlmightyMexican Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011
I don't know.... but I smell old people.... so somewhere in FL!
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COMPUTERMANMIK428 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2011
rain is going to freak with pajamas :)
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16bithero1995 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2011
Now is not the time to be picky Rain.
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Jaded-but-cute Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Am I the only one that's more interested in the lack of shoes and keys?! That sounds balls hilarious :giggle:


Comic is going great so far, though I'll be honest, I hope Gavin and Rain DON'T get together. Almost a little too bizarre for childhood male friends to get together as one becomes female :P
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coffinstufferd Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2011
i had to giggle at both the comic and at locking yourself out of the apartment with out shoes.
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shadowlord19 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's a relief that he didn't give rain the lingerie, because that would make this scence and the next a bit more awkward.
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Blueshadez Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2011
Wait are those the same PJ's as the last page? O_o I didn't think his mom was serious.
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JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2011  Professional Writer
They're still pajamas, yes, but it's not the same kind. ^_^
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Blueshadez Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2011
I'm not sure if that was there before but deviantART wasn't letting me read the author's comments so sorry about that. ^^; Anyways, I'm loving this story so far. Keep up the good work. ^^
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14bj337 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2011
Yes! More awkwardness!
Seriously, though, I think Rain has put herself (or has been pushed by society) into a position of dysphoria. Identifying herself as a woman, she would naturally use women's products (as seen in the tampon-pad page). However, since shaving the face is typically a male activity, men's razors are more commonly used for the task. Of course, this is all underscored by the fact that men's and women's razors are largely identical, save for aesthetics... While Rain has one perspective, Gavin has a perpendicular perspective (thus, the title), and it creates a gap of understanding. I think this little episode provides an example of the problem in their relationship.
And it's a great page. I love how Rain recoils, and how her speech bubble covers up Gavin's (it effectively shows an interruption!). And I hope the pajamas Gavin gives Rain aren't the same ones his mom offered on the last page ;).
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YNot1989 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ok, is it just me or are you intentionally building sexual tension between these two? I don't know if you've ever dated any guys before meeting your lady love, so I suppose that's the only thing keeping me from shipping these two, given that much of the core concepts of Rain are based on your personal experiences.
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Chicken-Yuki Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2011   Traditional Artist
*blink*

...There's a razor for women's faces?
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JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2011  Professional Writer
Not technically, but they do make womens' razors and they CAN be used for the face. Just like you can use mens' razors to shave your legs if you want. If you get a basic disposable razor, no matter if it's for men or women, they're the exact same thing. The difference is that womens' razors are pink, and usually a little more expensive. Other than that, they're the same damn thing. I know this from experience.
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