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RAIN p241 - The Closet by JocelynSamara RAIN p241 - The Closet by JocelynSamara
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Arguably, this is an entirely unnecessary page. I really wanted to make the joke though. :XD:

Iíd take this opportunity to ask what you would do in Rainís situation, but many people have been expressing it for the past few pages as is. And I donít know if anyoneís opinions have really changed all that much in the past few days. ^^;

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:iconjoshthevampirequeen:
joshthevampirequeen Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Probably the best joke so far in the series, this was hilarious Clap 
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:iconbumblebee95212:
BumbleBee95212 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Ugh I know how she feels... I usually have to "girl up" when my relatives are visiting
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FaebornStarseed Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes she can! The closet is comfy, safe, and non judgmental....

Then again we already had Maria come out, so why not Rain?
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VixTheNinthFox Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2014
i love her third option XD
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Scorpomix97 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
METAPHOR!
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:iconsparky597:
Sparky597 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014
Hey I've been hiding in the closet for 40 years.
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:iconakainu0:
akainu0 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013
I have been waiting a long time for an excuse to do this: www.youtube.com/watch?v=gpaOy8…
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:iconkristaoconnors:
kristaoconnors Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013  Student General Artist
I thought it was necessary... Or maybe I just wanted another closet joke.
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:iconabidrew:
AbiDrew Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013
LOL!  OH NO NOT THE CLOSET!  AHAHAHAHAHA!

OMG!  That one was tooooooo good!
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:icontheelementologist:
TheElementologist Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013
Id just hide in my bedroom I practically live there anyway and I have enough Manga, Videogames and Junk Food to at least last me a week.
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:iconakacaitlinne:
akaCaitlinne Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
"Dammit, Rain! You can't hide in the closet forever!" True dat.
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DragonAnthro5213 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think id hide at my neighboors
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:icondezzy13:
Dezzy13 Featured By Owner May 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'd probably present as a guy because I hate people being mad at me or disliking me for a bad reason. (I'm also pretty 'meh' on what gender I appear to be)
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DaoTianzi Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013
Honestly, I could totally see this as a professionally done anime. You should send this series to someone at Funimation (t)! God, I hate copyright & trademark law!
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:icontigerfestivals:
Tigerfestivals Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Doesn't funimation just dub series, not animate them? Or maybe I'm just being stupid...
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:iconalexpaok44:
alexpaok44 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013
That was funny. XD
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:icontrichter43:
trichter43 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012
The closet is a awesome idea!
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:iconfallenangel2002:
Fallenangel2002 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012
go go rain go hide in the closet i would too, yes i would, don't judge me :'(
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dolphin64575 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
My friend once DM'd a quick few-hours-long Paranioa game, and I wan chosen to go into the Hermit's Closet to get the information we needed for the quest. The other players were all set to go, but my friend said "Wait, Stephi's still in the closet! Stephi, would you like to come out of the closet?"
"Yes!" *fists in the air*
"Would you like to have a party upon coming out of the closet?"
"YES!" *leaning backward because I can't raise my fists any higher*
"Yes, I set up this entire campaign just for that joke."
"I love you."
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wulfboii Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
What I would do would be the smart thing... and just come out to him. But the comic would be so much more entertaining if Rain pretended to be a boy to her brother so I want that XD
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:iconamollion:
Amollion Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012
NO DONT GO BACK IN
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:iconimmortalliac:
immortalliac Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012
Pfft! Beautiful. Love this comic.
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:iconkalistina:
kalistina Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Dat pun. But then again it's like Rain in its entirety was a setup for that page at this point 8D
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Ryu890 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012
Honestly? It kind of depends on Aiken. When it comes down to it, I don't know him. Not yet anyways. Haven't seen enough of him to make such a judgement call. If there's one thing I've learned in the past few weeks, its that there's a decided difference between tolerance, and acceptance. Tolerance is simply being able to exist in the same space with someone 'different', without making a huge fuss. Acceptance is acctually...well, accepting that person for who they are.

Still, we can probably assume that Fara would take Rain's side if this DID wind up coming down to an argument. And if Maria, Gavin, Rudy, ect were there, then Aiken would still be the outvoted one.


Its not an ideal situation....but things could be worse.

So, what would I do in Rain's situation? I'd first, call Aiken back, and come out over the phone, thus lessening the shock when he DOES get there, and the chances of him saying something reflexively that would hurt Rain, garner him hatred from her friends, and that he'd regret immediately afterwords.

Then the ball is in his court. He doesn't have to agree with Rain, or accept her as a girl if he doesn't WANT to. Agreeing to disagree is a powerful thing....

You can't force someone to accept your beliefs, any more then they can force you to accept theirs. But surely they can come to the realization that its ultimately Rain's decision as to how she presents herself?
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seeker-of-revelation Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Wait, we were supposed to be saying how we'd react if faced with a similar situation in prior comments? Curses, I hate coming in late.

I'm not a member of a group that requires any sort of "coming out," and even if I were I'm so open about everything in my life people would've heard about whatever it was shortly after I figured it out myself.

Needless to say, I'm with Team Fara in this.
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transgendergamer Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012
XD
I love it!
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atsuyuri-sama Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This makes me wonder - has her relationship iwth her family always been bad enough that she can't bring herself to trust even one of them, or did soemthing happen over the years to make it fall apart before she got up the general necessary courage to come out to loved ones.

(Of course, I admit that my own relatioship with my family really close, so I may not be the best judge of that kind of character. And I still don't know if I could bring myself out of a closet for them, anyway, seeing as my father is much like Maria's, and it's one of my greatest fears that I'll one day disappoint him) Ehh, a girl can wonder. :shrug:
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PieGuy993 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Student General Artist
I saw the title and thought "So who else is gay?" but I got the wrong idea lol
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COMPUTERMANMIK428 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012
hide in the closet, sounds like a plan :)
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:iconcoffinstufferd:
coffinstufferd Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012
If I said I'd react differently, I'd be lying.
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:iconwildwolf94:
WildWolf94 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
i feel soo bad for laughing at that but at the same time find it very relatable
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Musicallover1234 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Student Writer
Gota love that pun, and no Rain you can't just hid in the closet. And Fara's right she can't just hid in the closet and that is on many different levels to. And yeah the page is unnecessary but i think that the joke is necessary. And why does Rain automatically assume that Aiken is closed minded maybe he would be okay with it, that or she'll have to be Ryan for a little while. But i think she should just tell him.
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SHarles25 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012
"The path we have chosen for the present is full of hazards, as all paths are. The cost of freedom is always high, but Americans have always paid it. And one path we shall never choose is the path of surrender, or submission."
JFK said it and I share the same thought toward our friend Rain.
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AyakoAngel14 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
If I were in that situation, I wouldn't come out :c my parents already know I'm, for the most part, gay, so them finding out I'm genderless wouldn't help. Although I really want Rain to ^^;
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:iconanimasword:
Animasword Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Sometimes the obvious jokes are the best ones. Nice update.
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Davey-the-6th-moon Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Student Writer
Everything should be fine as long as they don't get R. Kelly to try to convince her to get out of the closet.
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Hasira007 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012   Digital Artist
My brother isn't taking it very well about me "wanting to be a boy" and instead just tries to ignore it.
Also about whether to be open or stay in the 'closet', I say closets are meant for clothes, not humans...I'm just gonna be me, no matter what my family or friends think.

(Though I don't know what I'm gonna do when I go to my sister's wedding, and my nan sees me in a tux instead of a dress or skirt...)
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On2XSecretProbation Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Heh...hide in the closet...good one.

She probably should just bite the bullet though.
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:iconchicken-yuki:
Chicken-Yuki Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012   Traditional Artist
Eh, I'm not sure he's so close-minded, but my big brother's typically the worst person for me to go to when my morale is low... ^^;
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runningbull731 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012
Wow, that was a good punch line lol
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:iconsuki-chan36:
Suki-chan36 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012
Why's Rain automatically assuming her brother's going to be a close-minded jerk about the whole thing? Is there some sort of past experience we don't know about fuelling that assumption?

Also, I'm really not impressed with how Rain herself has been so quick to judge Aiken - heck, she was perfectly willing to leave him stranded at Christmastime! If anything, she seems to be the one who's being close-minded.
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bfifty2 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
the problem is, we all assume that someone is going to be close minded and its going to be hell. i thought my brother was going to want to kill me (no joke) so i was super scared to tell him, turns out he doesnt care.... my mom on the other hand.... we dont talk anymore
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14bj337 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012
Ooh, good catch. I would've chalked "suffer his close-mindedness" up to Rain's neuroticism, but you bring up the interesting possibility that there could be more behind it. I mean, there was the prologue scene... but I doubt that'd be traumatic enough for her to assume her brother wouldn't accept her. Perhaps, if something has happened between them, it'll be revealed in the print-only gaiden chapter?

And I agree that Rain is being rather cold to her brother. I understand her motivation, and we may not know everything behind it, but come on. A family member needs a place to stay for Christmas. Seems like a no-brainer to me.
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samrules4 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012
3rd panel, i have seen that face before, just don't remember where
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waffliesinyoface Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012
Bad Jokes/Puns = Best Jokes/Puns Ever.
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lucario515 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012
Actually I would have made the same joke. I know it's a bit...not right, but I wouldn't be able to resist. xD
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:iconladyhelblade:
LadyHelblade Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Professional Writer
Well, I really just think Rain should come clean. It'd be better than pretending to be a boy while her brother visits...
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ZorrieInuyama Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice joke
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1manydragon Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Student Artist
ill knock some sense into her where is my frying pan
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AJisChaos Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Student
As Funny as this is (and dont get me wrong it really funny) it kind of strikes home for me. because even though I'm out to my Family, i still spend most of my time in my room confined to myself and there are times where i just wish i could leave my room in all my Trans Pride and be all.
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