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RAIN p214 - Brother Arthur by JocelynSamara RAIN p214 - Brother Arthur by JocelynSamara
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Well... um... oh my...

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Sumrr Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013
...!
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:iconthe1smjb:
the1smjb Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013
Ah, here this page is. While gathering these pages for slaying material I've been halfway rereading them (obviously, as I've been commenting on them), and I'd been wondering if I hadn't of somehow missed this page.
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:iconamyelise16:
amyelise16 Featured By Owner May 4, 2013
HOW DOES HE KNOW?!
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:iconmatthew4475:
Matthew4475 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013
Even after reading this comic many times through, this is my favorite page by far. I'm really surprised this backstory hasn't been developed further.
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:icondolphin64575:
dolphin64575 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
WHAT. WHAT. WHAT. WHAT.

NOW I'M GLAD I WASN'T READING THIS AS IT CAME OUT. I'D HAVE TO WAIT FOR THE NEXT PAGE.
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:iconmadmanphin:
madmanphin Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012
wow. of every scenario that the previous page might have led to, this was not among ANY i had considered. brilliant twist, mate.
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:icontanooki-tom:
Tanooki-Tom Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012
...uh-oh...
Something tells me this won't end well for our little Rain...
*braces self*
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:iconladyserena:
LadySerena Featured By Owner May 22, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Holy hell! Brother Arthur put her right on the spot, with the very issue she struggles with. Kitty scared.
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:icon1pokemonfee:
1pokemonfee Featured By Owner May 14, 2012
Wow, just wow.
And once again waiting works to my advantage, I get to go right to the next one!
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:iconmhtg:
mhtg Featured By Owner May 8, 2012   General Artist
to quote RvB "yup their fucked"
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:iconmhtg:
mhtg Featured By Owner May 8, 2012   General Artist
i mean they're
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:iconauravampyre:
AuraVampyre Featured By Owner May 8, 2012
Uh oh. Poor Rain.
I can practically see the gears turning in her head. Hope she doesn't try to make a break for it.
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:iconcrazychief:
CrazyChief Featured By Owner May 8, 2012
Didn't see that coming. I mean I knew something bad was going to happen but not this. What will Rain do?
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:iconhawkflight-fax:
Hawkflight-FAX Featured By Owner May 7, 2012
Under normal circumstances I would be like, "Holy crap!" And wonder what this means as a whole, much like a double rainbow.

Hooooowever, I just got finished watching TotalBiscuit's review of Lone Survivor and am now scared sh!tless, so right now I'm just glad to have something to occupy my mind until tomorrow evening. :P
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:iconmaka00:
Maka00 Featured By Owner May 7, 2012
...observant teachers ROCK!
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:iconjilliannc:
JillianNC Featured By Owner May 7, 2012
I think Rain may have a new Ally now...
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:iconcloudcoverdmoon:
CloudCoverdMoon Featured By Owner May 7, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
PLOT TWIST! Oh my! I can't wait for what happens next!
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:iconatsuyuri-sama:
atsuyuri-sama Featured By Owner May 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
haha! Poor Rain!
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:iconpieguy993:
PieGuy993 Featured By Owner May 7, 2012  Student General Artist
0.0 Uh-oh!!
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:iconadam-loves-httyd:
Adam-LOVES-HTTYD Featured By Owner May 7, 2012  Student
OH SHI-
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:iconwerecentaur:
werecentaur Featured By Owner May 7, 2012
Oh crap... That sure can't end well
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:iconmusicallover1234:
Musicallover1234 Featured By Owner May 7, 2012  Student Writer
Well... that was unexpected, but maybe he understands Rain and might help her, it does open up a lot of possibilities now doesn't it. I love Rain's face in the last panel its like oh crap. And it looks like Brother Arthur is smarter than we thought.
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:iconrazzp:
Razzp Featured By Owner May 7, 2012
Dun dun DUUUUUNNNN!
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:iconnelekra:
Nelekra Featured By Owner May 7, 2012
I like it :] I myself am still shocked how many people I would never expect to know anything about transgenderism, actually do, and often close to home.
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14bj337 Featured By Owner May 7, 2012
Brother Arthur uses his rectangular glasses of truth to stare into your very soul and bring to light the secrets that lurk in the shadows...

Seriously, though, this page really comes as an immense shocker! I never would have guessed that Brother Arthur had an ftm sibling. This revelation adds interest to Brother Arthur's character, beyond the "nice teacher" archetype. In addition, it marks the fourth transgender character known to exist within the comicverse (following Rain, Kylie, and the "friend" Aunt Fara briefly mentioned in chapter 2). The fact that Brother Arthur a)even brings up this story, and b)asks Rain in particular if she is "familiar with this concept", suggest that he suspects Rain of being transgender. Rain detects the inference, and is terrified at the thought that her secret may have been discovered.

Why is Brother Arthur doing this, and what is he planning to do? Clearly, he is testing the waters about his suspicions of Rain, to see if there is truth to them. As he mentioned at the start, though, he doesn't want to pressure Rain - if Rain doesn't want to open up, I don't imagine he'll force her to. While it's possible that Brother Arthur is trying to dig up information to blackmail Rain, or get her thrown out of school, that would go against the sympathetic persona he has cultivated. More likely, he's letting Rain in on his own secret so that she knows she has another adult at school with whom she can talk about her problems. He's doing the saintly thing, offering to help one of those who has the greatest need for support. Again, he shows that he genuinely cares for his students.

The events of this page happening at all, though, hinge upon the question: what has caused Brother Arthur to suspect Rain of being transgender? Perhaps his history is enough: growing up with a sister who wanted to be a man, his transceiver became very sensitive. There is, alternately, the possibility that Aunt Fara told him; given how important keeping Rain's secret is to her, though, this possibility is remote at best.

If there is anything unfortunate about this conversation, it's that Brother Arthur's announcement, directed at Rain, drastically overshadows his interaction with Rudy. The pain and disgust Rudy has to undergo while claiming to have been "cured", to hide who he truly is, is very much apparent. Brother Arthur, though, recognizes it as a lie, making him the first person at the school (outside the main cast) to know it to be a falsehood. In saying "You don't have to lie to me, Rudy", Brother Arthur is not making an accusation, he is offering an invitation. He also wants Rudy to trust him, to know that there's an adult at school he can go to and be genuine about his problems. Yet again, Brother Arthur plays the saint.

A rather shocking page, that brings to light new details about a minor character. Certainly, Rain and Rudy's relationships with Brother Arthur won't be the same after this conversation.
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kalistina Featured By Owner May 7, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Rudy's face in case 3.
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:iconsilenceizumi:
SilenceIzumi Featured By Owner May 7, 2012
OH MY!
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LeucisticRaccoon Featured By Owner May 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
O.O
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snaggs15 Featured By Owner May 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What a twist!
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COMPUTERMANMIK428 Featured By Owner May 7, 2012
oh shit o.O
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:iconageknight:
Ageknight Featured By Owner May 7, 2012  Student Digital Artist
dun... duun... duuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuun :iconshockplz:
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:iconcoffinstufferd:
coffinstufferd Featured By Owner May 7, 2012
Run Rain! Run!
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:iconannihilare:
Annihilare Featured By Owner May 7, 2012  Student Artist
OHMAIGOODNESS
HE'S SMARTER THAN WE THOUGH.
:iconwoahplz:
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:iconfreddy-kun:
Freddy-kun Featured By Owner May 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
o____o wow.
If Brother Arthur wasn't all... old... I'd be all over him. XD
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:iconvioletuke93:
VioletUke93 Featured By Owner May 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Well wouldnt the staff need to be informed on this kind of stuff?

Also I just noiced, I love how Rain is forcing her shoulders to appear more narrow.
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apsm Featured By Owner May 7, 2012
How the f**k did he figure that out so quickly?
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:iconfoggyland1:
foggyland1 Featured By Owner May 7, 2012
…….huh…….
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:iconnevermorefox:
NevermoreFox Featured By Owner May 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh dearie me. Oh dearie my.... This is an Oh Shit moment if i had ever seen one.

RAIN! Keep calm and secure your cover!
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:iconluvinanime25:
luvinanime25 Featured By Owner May 7, 2012
what to do, what to do. that's what i think is going through Rain's mind when asked that question. lol
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:iconanimasword:
Animasword Featured By Owner May 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Well...ummm.....this will be interesting. Makes you wonder how many people have 'transcievers' built into them in this town. Nice cliffhanger.
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Zorua076 Featured By Owner May 6, 2012
...

<insert appropriate shock reaction here>
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:iconmaruul:
maruul Featured By Owner May 6, 2012
SCREAMING
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:iconkeveak:
Keveak Featured By Owner May 6, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Oh my, this certainly doesn't promise a boring day for Rain and Rudy. I hope it does not end poorly. ._.

Is there a secret detective club in town? There seem to be a lot of extremely deductive people in it.
'>_>
<_<'

Although, maybe Brother Arthur mistakingly believes Rain to be FtM? That would be silly. ^_^'
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GimmeFuelGimmeFire Featured By Owner May 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh no! :(
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:iconryu890:
Ryu890 Featured By Owner May 6, 2012
Nyan! :) If only more people were....wait...no, I'm jumping to conclusions.
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DingDong-Writer Featured By Owner May 6, 2012  Student Writer
Oh. My. Gods. D:
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:iconprincessjessica:
PrincessJessica Featured By Owner May 6, 2012
holy...........
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:iconthornpie:
ThornPie Featured By Owner May 6, 2012  Student Digital Artist
....

SHIT.
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