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RAIN p201 - Worth a Try by JocelynSamara RAIN p201 - Worth a Try by JocelynSamara
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The way Maria beats herself up about BEING herself, once again proves one of the harder things in this comic to write about. She’s so supportive of others being themselves, and yet so conflicted when it comes to herself. It’s kinda tragic, because what she really wants for herself is basically unattainable.

Gavin meanwhile, as a good “boyfriend”, is sticking with Maria through these hard times, but is no doubt still trying to sort through his own feelings about what’s going on.

Rough stuff for everyone...

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00001235 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2015
Maria just do what people did when they were little to their siblings : Beat him up for taking your girl and Rudy defend yourself your in deep shit with your sister! Oh Whats in Gavins sandwich?
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saintdane05 Featured By Owner May 24, 2015
These people do know that "Bisexual" is a perfectly valid thing, right?
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pouijmon Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2014
Sandwich :)
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678091 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is not going well, I don't like how the gears are spinning...
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Kinuna Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Although I'm curious... Is Rain gay(in terms that she is a physical male), or is she bi? Cause its obvious she has a thing for males, least I think.
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Ellietheotakupegasis Featured By Owner May 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
She would be considered straight. Your sexual organs don't define your sexual preference anymore then they define your gender. 
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Kinuna Featured By Owner May 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Ok ty, I'm sry I know so little about sexuality. I'm apologize for being so ignorant XD
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Ellietheotakupegasis Featured By Owner May 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No worries :) 
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Metalitia Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012
I think Maria's just being selfish and short-sighted there.
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AR0 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012   Digital Artist
:iconar0: :icondotdotdotplz:

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LeucisticRaccoon Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
NO! NOT worth a try!
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Musicallover1234 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012  Student Writer
Poor Maria beating herself up like that. She;s so open, and yet at the same time so closed to herself. I think that Maria and Gavin together might... for a week and then they wouldn't. They have different personalities and i don't think it would workout. But on the other hand it would be kind of hard for her to be with Rain, but that's what i am hoping for.
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Animasword Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I've had to catch up with a few pages after being offline for a while, so it was pretty ammusing for me to go straight from 'she'll get over it' to 'I'll never get over this!'
Storywise, it's kind of sad seeing Maria trying to change who she is because of all of this, however part of me agrees with Gavin on this, mostly because whilst Rudy is right to pursue a relationship with Rain, I don't think pretending none of the other problems exist is going to help them in the long run.
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JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012  Professional Writer
Heh. I was wondering if anyone would read the pages in succession to catch the joke between the last page and this one. I'm thrilled to hear you mention it, honestly. :XD:
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mhtg Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012   General Artist
comment on: last panel is it? i mean seriously it could be considered a hate crime with the evil principle not allowing people who aren't strait (on paper) apply for the school and such. granted the law firm would take a while to go through and then what? even if it'd be allowed the extremes he'd go to like be stricter on them (like thats possible) its not like its a board based school so who'd replace him?

the only thing to do is an in your face after success
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kalistina Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012  Student Digital Artist
And then there's the whole If It's You It's Okay idea, which completely deconstructs the sexual orientations problems by making them irrelevant.
I love this comic.
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samrules4 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012
i have a feeling that it wont be over in "just a week"
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Cubeninjas1990 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012
i for some deep down reason, want what gavin is saying to be right :/ ?
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Xallamax Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012  Student Digital Artist
It is beyond heartbreaking so see Maria beat herself up...
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CheapGrotesqueries Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I guess this whole thing is just turning into a cluster-fuck because all though Rain presents herself as a girl to everyone, physically she is STILL a boy, and Rudy can't help but see her AS a boy. Maria, on the other hand, is fully aware that Rain is a boy but can't help but percieve her as a girl- whether or not this is because she is lesbian and perhaps in the back of her mind she WISHES Rain was a girl is still unclear (to me, anyways), but I guess because of this mindset she also sees Rudy as being straight now (or as close as he can be xD).

Sorry- what I said above was my mind just trying to work itself out from this page xD

Anyways, I LOVE you Rain comic! So clearly planned out, I love the characters and the issues they are going through can be seen as plausible and realistic (even if one is not in that situation EXACTLY). All the characters are likeable, and in their own right, in a situation where one feels sympathy so these characters become very easy to connect to. I myself forget sometimes that they are just characters D: I always get so excited when I see a new page posted <3

Keep up the amazing work, doll! :D
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SirCalistine Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012
Actually, Rain isn't a boy [link]
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CheapGrotesqueries Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
At first, when I read your reply, I was like "...What?"

But I read the article you sent, and it was a very interesting read. I was multitasking up to the point that I clicked the link, but once I did I pretty much dropped everything o_o

Thanks for that :D
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Undertaker972 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012
poor Maria, she just wants to be herself but shes so confused cause of Rudy
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SHarles25 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012
wow, Rudy brung her up on questioning her own sexuality!? unbeleavable ;)
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JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012  Professional Writer
Actually, she's always been questioning her sexuality... [link]
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SHarles25 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012
i know she always wanted to be strait, a reason she hide it while she think her sexuality might one day change. But, this is an illusion she always try to make herself believe.
Now she actually want to swing on the strait side, wich mean she really think it, not just believe in it, see what I mean/think/whatever =P
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Ryu890 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012
Calling him a friend. :) On that note....

I dunno. Could they last? Maybe..... I suppose we'll have to see. Rudy certainly is supportive enough.... Hroommm....

Reguardless, this....this is probably the most tragic thing of all....its one thing for uninformed people to assume such things can be 'cured'....but to believe it yourself...is only a path to heartache.....
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Doomdragon Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I KNEW I WAS WORRIED ABOUT THE TITLE OF THIS CHAPTER FOR A REASON!!! Oh HELL no! Maria I will shut you down with my list of reasons for why you are not compatible >:I
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SirCalistine Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012
Maybe one day Maria and Rain will be together happily. I don't think Gavin really likes Rain that much, like he likes her but I think he likes the idea of her more than anything else, especially since while Maria and Ky are pretty hurt about it he's more just like 'whatever'.
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JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012  Professional Writer
Gavin's not so much uninterested as he is just bad at emoting. He internalizes most things making it generally hard to tell what it is he's thinking.
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Chicken-Yuki Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012   Traditional Artist
...

Apparently, Rudy's decision is causing more issues than anticipated.
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