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RAIN p238 - Delighted by JocelynSamara RAIN p238 - Delighted by JocelynSamara
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First off, hey, a Monday post! Woo-hoo! :XD:

Anyway, this starts up pretty much exactly where the previous chapter ended. Itís literally no more than ten minutes later, as Fara has talked on the phone for at least a little while, and Rain and her buddies have moved on to Fabio Cart.

Then we get to the last two panels andÖ well, how do you feel about this? Letís say youíre one of Rainís friends; just a fly on the wall for this scene. Does it bother you that Rain isnít willing to offer shelter to her own brother, or is it sense-making given the situation? On the other hand, is it wrong for Fara to go ahead and invite Aiken anyway despite Rainís wishes, or is she really being the better person here?

First page of the chapter, and we already get a potential zinger of a debate. I already love this chapter. ^_^

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:iconpouijmon:
pouijmon Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2014
Blue carapace....Who's on first?
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:icontrichter43:
trichter43 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012
OMG :o can't wait to read the next pages
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Ryu890 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012
There...is but one non-word to describe this page.

"Lol".
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:iconechic10:
echic10 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Professional Photographer
From Rain's point of view: she may well have a better grasp of what's going on family-wise than anybody else. I got nothing but grief and a lot of stress (yelling, screaming, crying, hatred, etc. when I told them I was gay. There's that old saying about not going and looking for trouble.

As for Fara: if she was going to ignore what Rain said, why even bother to ask? That shows an extra bit of contempt for Rain, hardly an "adult" thing to do. Certainly not something a 'better person' would do. Personally if I was Rain, the best response Fara could look forward to is a severe beatdown 'cause she would be so dead if I got my hands on her.
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Hawkflight-FAX Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012
With proper planning, security, caution, and luck, I think she could manage to keep things on the down low.

....Pffft, yeah right, it's a comic. :P
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14bj337 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012
"Blue Carapace"... classic. It's way better than those Plantain Rinds I always seem to get.

Seriously, though, this page lets us see Rain and Fara's initial reactions to Aiken's call. That Rain wouldn't want Aiken to visit isn't surprising, given that he doesn't know that his little bro is actually a little sis. Still, I was personally surprised at how resolute Rain was in shooting down the idea. She's showing a lot more confidence than she did early on, I would say... perhaps this is a sign of her growing as a person? Fara choosing to immediately follow Rain's refusal with an acceptance is an awesomely humorous turn.

While I can see why Rain would be against it, I firmly believe Fara is in the right here. One, Aiken is family - even though he hasn't been in touch, he's still Fara's nephew and Rain's brother, and I personally believe in familial obligation (at least to a certain degree). Two, it's the flippin' Christmas season! They put the tree up, and everything! One of the core aspects of Christmas is as a time for family reunion. Third - and this is the capitalist in me - but it's Fara's apartment. Rain does live there, but Fara's the one who pays for it, and she has the right to choose who can and can't stay over. Besides, after taking in one nephew (er, niece), it seems wrong to deny another. Fourth - and this is the selfish reason - but if Fara didn't let Aiken over, then there would be no super awesome dramatic twistful family reunion revelation chapter that I've been waiting for since the prologue ended!

I'm definitely looking forward to more of this chapter - the arguing between Fara and Rain, the nosy friends being nosy, Aiken finally arriving (and, perhaps, learning the truth about his "brother"), and the holiday season somehow bringing everyone together in a circle of singing.
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:iconlittlewolfdreamer:
LittleWolfDreamer Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Professional Writer
I would almost switch around the 3rd and 4th panels. The emotion change would make more sense that way.
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Inside-Selina Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Student General Artist
In my opinion Fara was kinda in the wrong for saying yes so abruptly.... kinda seems like a bit of a bit of a snap to reaction to Rains disaproval. Perhaps she hasnt quite thought it through... Aiken is in for quite a shock ^^
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Musicallover1234 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Student Writer
Interesting, i wonder whether or not Aiken will find out about Rain. Well its going to be very interesting to see what happens.
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:icon1manydragon:
1manydragon Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Student Artist
y doesnt she want her brother to stay
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:icongodly-effect:
Godly-Effect Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
For one I don't think any of Rains family know that she's a girl now.
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:icon1manydragon:
1manydragon Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Student Artist
ok
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:icongodly-effect:
Godly-Effect Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Aside from Fara of course.
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:iconpapahex:
PapaHex Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I love the last panel ^^
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:iconfoggyland1:
foggyland1 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012
i fell that its perfectly ok to reject the offer as rain did but also ok to override that decision as fara did.
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agentaaa Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Student Writer
Ehhh, while I agree that Rain does need to eventually deal with her issues with her family, forcing that onto a person who's already going under a lot of stress is a little much IMO. On the other hand, expecting Fara to turn someone away just for her wishes is a bit much, but nonetheless... I can certainly understand why Rain didn't want to deal with it right then and there - while I'm not transgender, I've had similar sensitive issues to discuss, and while it's still vital they eventually do so, making someone have to suddenly do it out of the blue is killer on the emotional psyche.
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tommycurl Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012
how can this go wrong oh the suspense
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SHarles25 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012
I think itz,s time to make the family face the truth, Rain can't hide for ever.
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SennaKoshiba Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
DEAR GOD WHY?!?!?!?
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:iconanimasword:
Animasword Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Well this is a problem. I don't think either of them are wrong in this situation, but does raise the interesting question of whether or not Rain can be who she is in front of another family member. Looking forward to seeing how this turns out.
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atsuyuri-sama Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It makes sense (given the situation, that her brother doesn't knwo about her), but it would still bother me immensly. And Fara... though it is odd to admit, seems to be doing the right thing: acting the 'parent', and forcing Rain to face her issues with her family.
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CheapGrotesqueries Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I felt a little bad that Rain, without any hesitation whatsoever, turned her brother away like that-- but in her situation, it makes sense. I honestly think that Fara should be a little more understanding, but I ALSO think that Rain should tell her family who she REALLY is. She isn't really RYAN anymore... And they're going to have to find out, eventually.

I AM SO INDECISIVE.

Also, OH SHIT AT THE LAST PANEL.
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:iconmoonpuppy4:
moonpuppy4 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012
I get rain, but fara is being a better person, after all! her sibs have to find out some time!
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dragon8writer Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012
Seems pretty wrong to me, in this case. >,> I mean, I don't know what the other options really were - but poor Rain is neurotic enough about her secret without a brother in the house. >,>
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Dark7Hero Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012
as a wise man once said to me in such a time of similar peril
yes
i'll never forget his words for as long as i live these words shall follow me for he looked at the situation
pondered for a bit
and with a sigh he put all he had in this one line
"well....fuck"
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:iconjocelynsamara:
JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Professional Writer
Truer words have never been spoken. :XD:
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:icondark7hero:
Dark7Hero Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012
indeed!
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:iconthediremoose:
thediremoose Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012
I really hope Rain doesn't masquerade as Ryan when her brother's around.
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mayfirerose Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I agree. I mean, she should really tell her brother the truth. Even if he doesnt accept it, someone that close to her should know the truth.
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COMPUTERMANMIK428 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012
lol at the end :)
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:iconsolarrayexe:
SolarRayEXE Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Blue carapace huh? Welp looks like 1st place is screwed. =P

I find your game parodies hilarious. XD
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:iconthediremoose:
thediremoose Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012
Turning the last corner...just a few second's and I win*CRASH* OW OW OW OW OW *falls into lake* *8th place*
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:iconsolarrayexe:
SolarRayEXE Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
XD
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:iconchicken-yuki:
Chicken-Yuki Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012   Traditional Artist
I'm....yeah.
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:iconajischaos:
AJisChaos Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Student
how could you Rain, so heartless. Family is important and i think Aunt Fara is the only one who knows that
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:iconkirukachan:
KirukaChan Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Fara is like...a super sadist. o_o I hope Rain is just gonna be herself. After all, she can't hide forever. Word spreads of things, people put two and two together, etc...

Also, I love Rain's hair on this page. Not sure if she's had that style going on for a while, but it's awesome.
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:iconsamrules4:
samrules4 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012
pointless things i'd like to point out:
2nd panel: noisy friends
6th panel: fara's face
7th panel: rain's face
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:iconboristus:
Boristus Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Possible event in this chapter: The return of "Ruby" (as "Ryan's" girlfriend).
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:icon14bj337:
14bj337 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012
Oh my glob.
That would be fantastic!
And I'll bet you that Rudy would be more than willing to don his alter ego once more.
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transgendergamer Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012
This is going to be awesome! I can already tell.
That and you can't go wrong with Mario Ka-...I mean Fabio Kart ;)
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:iconchihuahua0:
chihuahua0 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Student Writer
I knew a situation like this would turn up sooner or later!
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:iconrandomguyc:
RandomGuyC Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012
Will Rain be forced to show her true self to her brother, or have to be stuck being Ryan for a week? The Suspense!
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:icondoomdragon:
Doomdragon Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Oh... I thought he died or something xD
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:iconwaffliesinyoface:
waffliesinyoface Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012
Uh-oh...
Isn't Aunt Fara the only one from Rain's family that knows she's trans?
This'll be.... interesting...
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Jaded-but-cute Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hmm...while I kinda saw the whole quip by Aunt Fara coming about asking Rain's opinion and then just inviting him anyway, the whole "Ryan" comment kinda bugs me. If someone called me by my legal name, especially in front of people who I wouldn't want to know said name...I would probably flip out.

I'm curious to see how Rain handles that because....damn.
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JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Professional Writer
I see what you're saying, but Rain's friends already know her legal name. SHE told them: [link]

Besides, Fara wasn't talking to Rain's friends. She was talking on the phone to someone who probably doesn't know Rain AS Rain.
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:iconjaded-but-cute:
Jaded-but-cute Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Fair enough. Even if they know though, I still kinda think it's a bit mean to blurt it out...
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lucario515 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012
OH MAN, FARA, THAT'S MEAN. xD
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:iconvioletuke93:
VioletUke93 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You tease! Now we have to wait to see what happens D:
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ZorrieInuyama Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
lol
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