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RAIN p166 - Morning After by JocelynSamara RAIN p166 - Morning After by JocelynSamara
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I should probably explain Faraís comments in the beginning. I canít vouch for all Catholic schools, but in my personal experience, we always got the day after Halloween off from school because All Saints Day is a holy day of obligation. We also got days like the Feast of the Immaculate Conception (Dec. 8th) too. It was really cool because when all the public schools still had classes, I was at home kicking back. On the opposite end of the spectrum, we didnít get off for Yom Kippur or Rosh Hashanah like the public schools did. In the end, it all really evens out.

Anyway, my point in all this is that most of the main cast consists of Catholic school students, which is meant to explain why no oneís in school on the day after Halloween.

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Ryu890 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012
Yom Kippur? Rosh Hashanah? *confused*
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JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012  Professional Writer
Jewish holidays. The public schools in my area always got them off.
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mhtg Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2014   General Artist
I think its more important that Yum-Kipper is taken off than Rosh Hashanah, That way there is no unintentional cruelty in the cafeteria, being a fast day and all, granted if you're going to have one of the high holidays might as well have the other... 
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Ryu890 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012
Huh. I've...gone to a public school for most of my life, where any mention of religion (save for Santa) is strictly not allowed.

Then I was Homeschooled. ^^;
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Matthew4475 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013
Never heard of a public school getting the day off for a Jewish holiday. Not without calling it something like special recess, like my school did near Christmas.
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Ryu890 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013
That sounds like more or less an excuse to just...not have school. :P "Whaaaat? Those other guys get school off for a holiday we don't have? I wanna have school off!"
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mhtg Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2014   General Artist
Well the Jewish high holidays typically take up the full day, and Passover varies on the family, for some the service is half an hour others its 4 hours... You have to account for it if theres a significant Jewish populous in the area, and you have to excuse it in a public school if there are only a few regardless, usually they time the breaks to fit the holidays inside
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Matthew4475 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013
I agree. I've never heard of a scho
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LittleWolfDreamer Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012  Professional Writer
BUNNY!!! Sorry, but the entire plotline of this page is dramatically diminished by the bunny. *pets* "Hey look! A distraction!"
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Avistew Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012
I'm from France, All Saints Day is a holiday in every school there. Didn't realise it was Catholic (I mean, I realised it was Christian, but not that it was specifically Catholic).
On the other hand we didn't get Halloween. You win some, you lose some I guess.
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Athils Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012
I'm not sure if anyone anywhere gets Halloween off. I would take that over Easter, though, since depressing family things usually ruin that and Halloween is actually fun.
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Avistew Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012
I didn't mean having it off, just having it existing :P It sounds like a lot of fun, you get to dress up AND to eat candy.
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Athils Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012
Oh... Ouch! It's definitely fun. Sorry you don't have it!
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Animasword Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Huh...I never heard of those holidays, but then again I'm not a catholic and I went to a CoE school as a child. Either way nice update, here's hoping Rain cheers up soon (although given what happened it's understandable if she doesn't).
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chucarnaj-peace Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012
good you are alive hahaha the best part of tjis page %uFF08%uFF3E%u2207%uFF3E%uFF09
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MattFrack Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love panel 3. Rain's pose just looks really natural.
But yeah. I told my closest friend the other day that I think I'm trans, and at first it went really well, because she was really supportive and everything, but then she went and told a load of people and it's annoyed me quite a bit, because I wasn't really ready to tell other people, and it meant I had to face a lot of unexpected and sometimes unintentionally (or at least I hope so) questions.
>.<
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MattFrack Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
*unintentionally hurtful
<EDIT>
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jessica2kiv Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012
Bunny
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HawkWalker Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012
I just want to jump into the comic and give Rain a big hug :(
Hang in there girl! It'll be ok!
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Athils Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012
I out myself to pretty much everyone I might see twice. I identify as female, and I'm not particularly happy about being transsexual, but I'm not really passable enough that someone won't figure it out quickly and I feel like less of an idiot if I just go ahead, kill my feelings, and pull the thorn before someone with a louder mouth puts 2 and 2 together first. What a magnificent and enlightened experience it is to be trans*! /sarcasm.
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Maka00 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012
Don't be so down on yourself.
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geibenchan Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
oh noes!
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Undertaker972 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012
poor Rain
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ExquisitelyExplicit Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012  Student Writer
*sigh* I'm Jewish and I now go to public school and WE freakin' don't get those days off!! I have to miss school to go to boring services with my parents. :P And on Yom Kippur I also have to suffer through imposed starvation. (That's what I call fast days. Sucks being atheist in a semi-religious household.)
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ivanprz Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012  Student Digital Artist
what does being outed means??
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louisdragon109 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
what's being outed?
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JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012  Professional Writer
In other words, if her secret were to be revealed to her class, she would be outed.

Someone asked me the same thing on SmackJeeves too. Weird. Maybe this a less common term than I thought.
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louisdragon109 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
oh ok thx for the info

well my first language isn't english so ^^;
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Chicken-Yuki Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012   Traditional Artist
Somehow, the bunny's presence distracts me from the depression.
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14bj337 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012
The Roman Catholic church: inadvertently encouraging people to get SO EFFING WASTED at that Halloween party since 609 A.D.

Seriously, though, yay for a new chapter! This page marks Rain's return home, and her first communication with Fara since before the party. It's also the first time Rain expresses her thoughts about what happened at the party. She's worried about the conclusions that everyone else may have drawn: since Rudy kissed her, and Rudy's gay, does that mean Rain's a boy? It seems she's thought about this a lot, because she recognizes that that's not the only conclusion. Being unable to see her face, we can't really tell her emotional state. But she's at least calm enough to speak, so she's not totally lost in frustration, worry, or self-pity.

On Fara's side, she just came back from a really good date, and she gets the day off work tomorrow, so nothing could make her unhappy! ...Except seeing Rain so depressed. Time and again, Fara has shown that she has Rain's best interests at heart, and that she's deeply invested emotionally in her niece: when Rain is happy, she's happy; when Rain is sad, she's sad. I really love the bond of empathy between these two (I swear, Fara's like the best aunt ever). Don't worry, Rain, dear ole' Aunt Fara will make things better!

The best part about this page, though? MORE PUDDLE! But, this page promises to (hopefully) set up an intimate conversation between Rain and Fara, in which Rain delves into her feelings and Fara does what she does best: care. Now that Rain is finally back, I still can't wait for more!
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WildWolf94 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
i feel soo bad for her, she must be going through hell trying to understand what happened
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Musicallover1234 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012  Student Writer
I don't know if i got off for Yom Kippur or Rosh Hashanah i don't that i did. Anyway poor Rain having to do have to deal with Rudy how is she going to explain it.
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the-dead-romantic Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012
*cries for rain* *desperately argues that everyone was drink and probably doesn't remember anything that could out you...* yeah... this really isn't working...
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9Melvana5 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012
That's odd... I never got Yom Kippur or Rosh Hashanah off, and I go to a public school.
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Doomdragon Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Raaaaaaain! If you're talking about Rudy cross-dressing I am SORELY disappointed =3=! Since when did you're way of life become a contest =3=?
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puddintane Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012  Student General Artist
Actually... I'm fairly certain she was referring to the kiss, not the cross-dressing. Outed means "revealed" not outdone.
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Doomdragon Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
....OHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!! THAT MAKES SO MUCH MORE SENSE NOW!!! *facepalm* Well I feel like and idiot =3=;
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chitttick1 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012
I went to Catholic school for 3 years and we got random holy days off too! =D
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coffinstufferd Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012
Wtf I don't know any of those holidays O_o
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Q9R42 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, it's interpretive. Some Catholics think the day is special, and some don't. But that's the nature of it, so it's to be expected.

So yea.. That's my comment on that..
The more interesting thing in this particular strip, is the bunny. If you take panel two out of context, it looks like the bunnies finally managed to defeat the humans, and i have to say.. that it is not a surprise. We had it coming. But i digress. (:
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Q9R42 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I mean three!! Gah! Second from the top.
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lilspanyad Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012  Student
I've been in Catholic schools from the age of 3 - 16 (I'm now 19) and I never got All Saints day off, we got the same holdays as everyone else (Easter, summer and Christmas, with pointless weeks off here and there). I would've loved having some extra days off that other schools didn't get.
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kimpos Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012
lol if first thought it was saying working at a alcoholic school
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snaggs15 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I dont mind telling people that I'm genderqueer. I have issues when other people tell people without my permission or outing me. There aren't many worse feelings than being outed to random people who you dont know if you can trust or not or if they'll be open and understanding. Tough crap :/
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