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RAIN p143 - Pick Up Line by JocelynSamara RAIN p143 - Pick Up Line by JocelynSamara
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This is also based (loosely) on actual events. About six years ago, before coming out to my friends, I went as a “girl” for Halloween (to test the waters and see how accepting they’d be). Apparently, I passed so well, that a friend of mine didn’t even recognize me and proceeded to flirt unknowingly. Though I was certainly flattered and pleased to know I passed so well, I felt obligated to kind of point out who I was to him. I probably COULD have played along for a little while, but was afraid that might turn sour later if I did.

To this day, that remains one of my more interesting trans experiences…

On a side note, probably about a year ago (it was before I actually began posting Rain), I held a mini-contest asking people for really BAD pickup lines. I meant to actually use it sooner (Drew was originally going to say one of them to Rain back on page 10 [link]) but I opted against it to draw attention to her voice at that time. Still not wanting to put everyone's effort to waste, I decided to have the very same character use one here and now. Panel 1 here now features one of the tamer ones, submitted by ~dolphin64575. Mind you, I got dozens of really good REALLY BAD lines from back then, so more may come out of Drew or other characters in the future too.

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:iconthediremoose:
thediremoose Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2015
I love how the flower spontaneously wilts.
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:iconscorpomix97:
Scorpomix97 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
lolololololololol-

Are you angel?

because I want to have BEEP with you.
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:iconjamieagatharose:
JamieAgathaRose Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Somebody call the fire department! Because you're smoking hot! :onfire:

:XD:
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:icontucraz:
tucraz Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Panel 3 ftw!
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:iconfairportfan:
Fairportfan Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013

Many years ago at a World Science Fiction Convention, i spent some time talking to a woman from England.  I picked up fairly quickly that she was MtoF (i later found out she'd had the full reassignment surgery) - i think it was her wrists.


I didn't mention it and it never came up in conversation.


A friend came along and joined the conversation.  I had to go do something else (take second place in the trivia contest, i think).


Apparently they talked for some time; i'm not sure if he made a move or was about to when he realised ... but some hours later, i ran into him looking rather shaken, and he asked me "Did you know that was a GUY?"


I managed to not laugh.

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:iconajischaos:
AJisChaos Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012  Student
so yeah, really nice gay pirate costume, you even in character too. LOL to funny
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:iconryu890:
Ryu890 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012
*nods understandingly*
I'm...probably a bit too open....I think I may have told too many people already....
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:iconnightwerewolf16:
nightwerewolf16 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012
It's not often I actually LOL, but damn! XD
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:iconmelodierox:
MelodieRox Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I am SO using that pickup line. =D
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:iconcrazycowproductions:
CrazyCowProductions Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011
awww how cute
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:iconbrixmon:
Brixmon Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011
DEAR GOD I WAS NOT EXPECTING - WUT DUH FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU-?
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:iconon2xsecretprobation:
On2XSecretProbation Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Nice...nice. That's hillarious.
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:iconusagiknight:
UsagiKnight Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
OMG AWESOME SAUCE (our drew, he needs a hug now)

And that is a very good story you told, though I do admit it would've been mean to play along like Rudy did. Best to tell them now before you get their hopes up I guess. but at least you got to do it with this page, that should make you happy.

And hopefully dolphin is happy knowing you used such a cheesy pick up line. Never fails to amaze how men try to impress girls.
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:iconmaiden-of-the-maggot:
Maiden-Of-The-Maggot Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
SHUT DOWN! xD
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:icon14bj337:
14bj337 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2011
Wow, Drew, what a clever pick-up line! I'll have to try it out myself...

Seriously, though, THE IRONY. THE SEEPING, DELICIOUS IRONY. I really do like Drew's cheesy pick-up line, as well as the "three walls are enough"-type annotation in the first panel. I love how Rudy goes along with it, and how Aidyn and Madison understand what's going on. Drew's realization in panels 5 and 6 represents the conclusion of a joke several pages in the making; it took a while, but it was worth it! I love how Drew's confidence and excitement gives way to reason and shock. The last panel adds insult to injury, as Drew's heterosexuality is called into question... by the one openly gay student in the school. Drew's end-of-page shout shows his feelings at being the butt of the joke. Still, it's not like I feel sorry for him; his end situation is the result of his own decisions, not of external forces. Also, it ended exactly opposite of how he hoped, creating the wonderful humor in this situation.

The art also contributes to the humor of the overall joke. I like the addition of the flower, especially with how its withering ties in with Drew's revelation. Rudy's sparkles and italicized speech add to the character he puts on to prank Drew. My favorite part, though, is Rudy's face in panel 2. One of the strongest artistic points of "Rain" is the facial expressions, and Rudy's face emphasizes the mischief he's planning.

This page functions as an end to a joke several pages in the making; irony becomes humor in an awkward and wonderful setup.
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:iconkleptoid:
Kleptoid Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2011
man epic ruby face
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:iconorangedemi:
OrangeDemi Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i just luaghed so hard i shat bricks XD
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:icondoomdragon:
Doomdragon Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Rudy actually passes off as a very cute girl, he should keep that look
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:iconlenga-chan:
lenga-chan Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011
Dolphins could swim in her eyes...
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:icondark7hero:
Dark7Hero Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011
and thus Rudy won the internets
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:icondolphin64575:
dolphin64575 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
oh god Rudy's face in panel 2! Drew's facial expression in panels 5 & 6, and the flower's reaction XD And the reference to Rudy's pirate costume being gay... too much funny in one page, Lynn! (jk, jk)
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:icondoomdragon:
Doomdragon Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Have you ever invested in the line "was your daddy a terrorist because I saw him get pulled over at the airport for a full body search "? One of the many I myself have made.
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:iconnaruto3322:
naruto3322 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011
I dressed a Alice >///>
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:iconatlcd:
atlcd Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011
I dressed as Dorothy for a party this year. At one point, I turned around, and a friend of mine who had just come in and was on his cell phone saw me and realized who I was. He very nearly fell over laughing. With my long hair in two braids (and 5 inch glittery red heels), he couldn't tell I was a guy from the back.
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:iconchihuahua0:
chihuahua0 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011  Student Writer
Okay, Drew's shirt is really setting my radar off.

And Drew is bad at pick-up lines...
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:icon16bithero1995:
16bithero1995 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011
Imma try that next Halloween?
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:icontransweirdboy:
transweirdboy Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011
So awesome! XD
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:iconcomputermanmik428:
COMPUTERMANMIK428 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011
so this really happen?
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:icondaszepto:
DasZepto Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Glad that wasn't prolonged, thank you O_o
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:iconundertaker972:
Undertaker972 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011
:lmao: that was just awesome. nice job "Ruby" xD
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:iconsennakoshiba:
SennaKoshiba Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Lmmfao: You got Ruby'd >X'D
^ Courtesy of louisdragon109. . .I give credit where credit is due >w<
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:iconlouisdragon109:
louisdragon109 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
HE GOT RUBY'D
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:iconnelekra:
Nelekra Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011
Hah, nice :P pretty funny lol! And oh that's interesting that you did this yourself basically ^^;

It's a bad pick up line but I've heard worse ^^;
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:iconchicken-yuki:
Chicken-Yuki Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011   Traditional Artist
This clip relevant to Drew's reaction:

[link]
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:iconq9r42:
Q9R42 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I giggled. This just isn't his night..
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:iconcomputermanmik428:
COMPUTERMANMIK428 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011
that's what i'm looking for haha XD awesome job XD
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:iconlittlewolfdreamer:
LittleWolfDreamer Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011  Professional Writer
Poor guy. I wish I could've been there to snicker in the background. That's so funny. I really don't understand the whole gay pirate thing. I think he looks nice to be honest.

And wow, one of your friends didn't recognize you? Hmm. What'd they think when you pointed out who you were?
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:iconmusicallover1234:
Musicallover1234 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011  Student Writer
This was funny, i love how Rudy tries to flirt with him for a moment before Drew realizes who he is. And i like how Aidyn and Madison break into laughter.
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:iconmicronconvoy:
MicronConvoy Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011
Ha ha ha! Honestly, this is one of my favorite strips.
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:iconsurlybitch:
surlybitch Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I nearly laughed out loud in the middle of math class! (My teacher doesn't know I'm online. shhhhhh!)
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:iconnericlak:
Nericlak Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011
Same here but with my Chemistry Class XD
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:iconreviveddragon:
RevivedDragon Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Best.
Chapter.
Ever.
Also, Drew looks like he came at the end. :3
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:iconsuki-chan36:
Suki-chan36 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011
My thanks to Aidyn and Madison for mirroring the audience. xD
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:iconadragonknight:
adragonknight Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011
sarcasm:is it wrong to think that rudy looks kinda hot in this?
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:iconadragonknight:
adragonknight Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011
is sarcasm the word im looking for?

when you say something but dont mean it.
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:iconwerecentaur:
werecentaur Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011
That'd be irony, sarcasm is same, but in a negative degrading way
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:iconadragonknight:
adragonknight Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011
well then, i will try to keep that in mind.
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:iconwerewolf-hero:
Werewolf-Hero Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Rudy *smack* You of all people.
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:iconprincessjessica:
PrincessJessica Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011
LOL
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:icongaoyuqing:
gaoyuqing Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011
Rudy's expression in panel 2 and the flower wilting along with his hopes are the best ^.^
I can only imagine. Went in drag back in college for similar reasons and fooled several people at the party. Some girls even thought I looked like a supermodel (god only knows why, maybe the height). Don't think I passed at close range though, especially as I was far too self-concious and not even attempting to change my voice. Thank god no-one tried this though >.<
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