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RAIN p.95 - Castle by JocelynSamara RAIN p.95 - Castle by JocelynSamara
(Early. What else is new?)

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Sudden change in setting! I guess that’s the end “Trans 101”… for now…

This is a hard page to describe. I do and do not like this page, myself. I think I'll rather hear what you folks have to say about it though.

Rain, all characters and all other aspects of the story are copyright material belonging to me.
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saraggman777 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
im just reading this though im im like
saintdane05 Featured By Owner May 24, 2015
"Douchenozzle" is my preferred word of choice.
6148 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I usually use the term "douchecanoe" but I shall now abandon it in favor of your douchecastle, your word has been swiped and you may now live through years of therapy knowing it was stolen from you forever and ever
thediremoose Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013
Douchecastle (n.) Someone who goes so far beyond the normal definition of douchebag that a new word is needed to describe the sheer amount of douche.
the1smjb Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013
Douchecastle, lol. I don't even know how to picture that...
janetcannady Featured By Owner May 29, 2013
I like the story. Your writing is very good, the pictures show their emotions so well, and these are very interesting & enjoyable characters.
Ryu890 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012
^_^ Awwww~
Brixmon Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011
I've gotta write that one down...
UsagiKnight Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
The most important thing about this page is simply parallel. Both Gavin and his mom were hurt because they were lied to. But at the same time it help Gavin see the contrast a bit. That yeah, Rain lied, but her wasn't "decieved", where as his mom was both lied to and decieved. And Looking back on Ms. Kurz recollection that Gavin didn't like the boyfriend on day one, wher as he had no opinions to Rain on chapter 1 showed that she will never be on the level of being called a DoucheCastle. In someway, it really is one of the best things to happen to Gavin this chapter, in that it does make things with Rain seem more understandable and less hurtful. And after the trans 101, this page was needed to help even Gavin out to his ever changing life. And to see him laugh with his mom is also very heart warming. Though many don't care for this page, I found something to like in it just as much as the other pages.

The paneling was good for this page too, it was laid out seperately but with the most important exchanges being with both the Kurz in the same panel. DoucheCastle being the dialogue that puts them on a similar wavelength that in someway they both know they are having different but similar problems. Important especially during the majority of the chapter Ms. Kurz was making fun of Gavin, though in someway just wants him to be happy. On the pajama page this was most obvious as she said "she's really cute", I guess knowing her time dating is failing she hopes that Gavin's time with girls is at least going well, especially since she knows about the break up with Maria. But I can definitely say that by itself it isn't that strong of a page, but knowing all the pages from before makes it a smiling dream in this drama filled story. And in someway makes me want to joke with my own mom.
Yin88 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Awwh~ Simultaneous Gavin and Mother comment! :D Loved it ;D <3
darkninja1012 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2011
lol i love how he says i let her take my bed while i take the couch and then it gor to rain and she say that she cant sleep that was funny =D
chitttick1 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2011
That's weird, this didn't show up in my deviantwatch. Good thing I found it =D
chihuahua0 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2011  Student Writer
Theory: Ted...was a Transsexual.


Theory: Ted...was actually abusing them.

There. Have some Grimdark.
geeksquared Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2011  Professional General Artist
heh. Douchecastle.

Still, yeah. A change of setting, but ~BAAAACKSTOOORRRRY~

It's always good to know more about the other characters. Not that I don't like Rain, but I enjoy fully fleshed casts.
mayfirerose Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Lol. I would have lots of trouble sleeping too!
SilenceIzumi Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2011
Lol, Cute ♥
BearDPolar Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2011
Not sure if you intended it, but those last two panels were funny
Thanks for reading.
Musetry Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2011
Heh, I like this page a lot. Makes me wonder what's wrong with Rain, though.
samrules4 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2011
if you have read the last couple of pages then i think it might be pretty easy to figure out
Musetry Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2011
I was reffering to her being unable to sleep. ...or were you referring to that, too?
samrules4 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2011
yes that was what i was referring to, im just thinking that maybe so much is going on that rain cant sleep
Musetry Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2011
Oooh. now i get it.
14bj337 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2011
Gavin may have been a Jerky McJerkface, but at least he was never a douchecastle.
Seriously, though, I like how this page jumps into something new by returning to something old. Finally, we know why Gavin's mom was crying! (although to be fair, I'd kind of forgotten about it.) It's good to see that Gavin has a close relationship with his mom (and I love how they share a moment [and a speech bubble] in panel 7). One thing I noticed - and I may be looking too hard, or something- was Gavin's eye movement in panel 4. Perhaps he's looking back at Rain (through the walls, because he's superman :P), who kept her secret from him, and still keeps it from her own family.
This page is a dramatic transition from the last page (which ended with Rain talking about her own need to transition [coincidence? probably]). While I enjoyed the dialogue and depth in the last few pages, a jump can be necessary to keep things interesting (and prevent one subject from being overdone).
At the end, the reader is left wondering why Rain is having trouble sleeping. The simplest, and most probable, explanation is that she is in a foreign bed, and is simply uncomfortable. Or, she could be lost in thought: thoughts of Gavin, thoughts of herself, thoughts of her identity, thoughts about her future (that's the hardest thing about sleeping, is trying to shut down you brain). Perhaps the next page will reveal more.
Either way, it's a really good page. I love how all the panels are darkened, to show that it's night and the lights are off, and also to cool down from the last few intense pages. Sometimes it's the little things that make a big difference.
DylanKRyan Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2011
Gavin's smirk is by far my favorite thing on this page.
dragon8writer Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2011
Cute ending. ^^
KirukaChan Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
It's hard to sleep in an unfamiliar bed. Not to mention Rain's probably gonna have unwanted facial hair going on when she wakes up. Here's to hoping she can ninja her way to the bathroom and make use of that face-fuckeruperer razor to the least bloody effect possible when morning comes about...without being seen by Gavin's mom.
KirukaChan Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, and here's a pic of what I was referencing. [link]

That is, without a doubt, Gavin's razor.
Iheartart1 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2011
<3 the RAIN series.
Suki-chan36 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2011
Panel 7 is absolutely priceless. xD
Nelekra Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2011
Lol Douche Castle XD!
aeris7dragon Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Akira37 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2011
DOUCHECASTLE!!! XD And poor Rain...tired but no sleep ;-;

it's gonna be interesting when the mom finds out about Rain >.>
Musicallover1234 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2011  Student Writer
Poor Gavin's mom, her boyfriend was a jerk no wait... douchcastle much bettter, i might have to use that one. And poor Rain not being able to sleep but it happens when you are in a weird place. I guess its nice to have some mildness after the last few pages of seriousness. I look forward to the next page.
NoraVulpes Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I now plan to appropriate "douchecastle". Hope that's okay.
OrangeDemi Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
suddenly! potateos!
Chicken-Yuki Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2011   Traditional Artist
Ladies and Gentlmen,

Castle has a new nickname... ^^;
forgottencake Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
It always seemed tough on my friends whose moms always seemed to date jerks. With some of them, I wondered if they realized that dating the jerk was also hurting their son/daughter :/

Also, I too have a terrible time trying to sleep anywhere but my own bed, so I feel Rain's pain. x_x
Undertaker972 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2011
lol douchecastle, nice one. thats too bad about his mom, i guess he can be good at judging sometimes. too bad Rain cant sleep
Jax-Oh1 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2011
Rain's face in last panel cracks me up...;P
TenaKitten Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2011
I start liking Gavin really much. ^^
lilspanyad Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2011  Student
hehe douchecastle, funny
coffinstufferd Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2011
Oh mom's and their regrettable boyfriends. That guy isn't worth all that ice cream going straight to her hips!
MisfiledAngelics Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
I think this page is amazing and relatable to almost any transperson :)
COMPUTERMANMIK428 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2011
awww :)
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