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RAIN p252+253 - Not a Boy by JocelynSamara RAIN p252+253 - Not a Boy by JocelynSamara
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These weren’t planned as a set; they just happen to go together. Actually, I just thought this little scene would be so remarkably fitting today, as I’m posting this on Coming Out Day. Funny coincidence, really. (Honestly though, now that I look at it, these pages do go well together too.)

Other funny coincidences may include finding out your neighbor is a lot like you in a unique way. Except that when they address their stances, they sound awfully different. But alike. Um, alike-ish…?

Or… not…

ALSO, because people are probably going to ask about it and the pages don’t address it: Ryan uses “girl voice” at the end of the first page here, to offer some familiarity. She’s shocked and bothered by what she’s seeing (not to mention her own slip up) but she doesn’t really want Kylie to leave, all the same. But she returns to “boy voice” just in case her brother can hear (he can’t from where he is, but you can never be too sure). I worry this whole thing might be too subtle, so that’s the explanation. ^_^

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Rain, all characters and all other aspects of the story are copyright material belonging to me.

And speaking of coming out, Rain – Volume 1 came out this week! Have you ordered your copy yet?
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Yukinoposhottie Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Student General Artist
i have a feeling that ky has the wrong end of the stick. mabe he/she thinks that rain is like her? as in ftm not mtf XD oh man that would make rains day. ky thinking she is a real girl wanting to be a boy XD ive had that before, ppl thought i was a boy wanting to be a girl XD lol when in reality im ftm XD
id be curious to see whats next.
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JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Professional Writer
Actually, someone once thought I was an FtM. I wasn't really sure how to respond to that one, so I just "thank you". :XD:
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Yukinoposhottie Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Student General Artist
haha well it gave me a confidence boost in a way :)
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Ryu890 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012
There's a...."Coming Out Day"? Man I'm unaware...

Still...geez...

So many misconceptions, even right here at the outset....

Gender-fluid, and transgendered...are two particularly different things...different circumstances...different issues...Pbbb....
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:iconjocelynsamara:
JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Professional Writer
Why yes, there is a Coming Out Day. Last year, I even made a special comic for it. [link]

And the year before, I came out to my watchers for the first time. [link]
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Ryu890 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012
Huh. The more you know~

Monday October 11th. I'll have to do som-

.....Dangit!
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Peacebird99 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Student Artist
Woah. Maybe this won't get anymore awkward than it already is.
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thediremoose Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012
Don't count on it.
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Musicallover1234 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Student Writer
Well first Kylie is looking really cute on these pages and Ryan is looking more masculine. But i like Rain is take aback by Kylie calling her a boy and she has to explain herself. And Kylie explains herself and finally they know about each other, you know i am hoping for Rain and Maria but Rain and Ky/Kylie will work. Now i wonder if she will take the place of Ruby or not i guess we will see. But when Kylie says she doesn't what to Rain to lead others on it makes me wonder if she will help Rain come out to her brother i would like to see that.
Still though Rain and Kylie will be a fun thing to look forward to i guess it depends on how much of a girl Kylie can/ wants to be. Looking forward to the next page.
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RevivedDragon Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Everybody's switchin' up genders in this town. It's just the hip thing to do!
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Yukimi87 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012
I'm a new reader and I really really love your story ^^ My fave characters are Aunt Fara, Maria and Ky but theyball rock one way or another. There's a lot of tension on this pages, I'm looking forward to today's page.
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Heliomance Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012
I'd classify Ky as "gendermeh" myself - I get the impression that her gender identity is really quite weak. To put it succinctly, she doesn't identify so much as "I'm a girl", as "The world says I'm a girl? Sure, why not."

As such, she probably hasn't really realised that a strong gender identity is a thing, let alone that it might not match the body. She simply doesn't understand how strongly Rain feels about this, how important it is to her. Ky doesn't really see gender as an important thing. I think she sees admitting that she's really a girl as about the same level of importance as say, confessing that she's not a natural blonde if she dyed her hair.
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foggyland1 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012
rain looks so badass in the second panel!
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AngelicDemonSlayer Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012
:clap: Well done. I just finished reading all of it. Missing a little depth, but I love the story. It's funny. I love the chaos. And these kind of love triangles are always funny. I hope to see. I'm still working on my drawing so I don't have a comic, but I am a writer. I have so chapters up. I'd like to hear your critique, good and bad.
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AlekPixi Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Student Writer
Ky needs to educate herself/himself on LGBTQ*... Like really.
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Shinitai-Hana Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012
Perhaps Kylie takes the place as the "girlfriend" so Rudy wont be worried about seeing Rain as a boy?
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foggyland1 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012
i like that idea, quite a bit!
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Animasword Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh this is akward really fast. Ky doesn't realise that Rain doesn't see it as a game like he/she does (unless she is a closet transgender), and the next few sentences in this conversation could decide the fate of their friendship, as they might either form a comradery out of this, or Ky's ignorance may end offending Rain (and it seems of fans already think he/she's crossed the line).
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Dark7Hero Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012
thisd one was...weirdly fast....but srsly am i the only one wondering whats up with Ky's eyes at the end? they went all anime all of a sudden dayum!
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Doomdragon Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
....Bitch back off, Ruby is on his/her way so back of his/her woman/man! Damn right/skippy
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Saborous Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012
I do wish i was as gender fluid as Ky and Rain though
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Flutterella Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Rain isn't though; that's what's causing the misunderstanding right now.
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Saborous Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012
What I am thinking about gender fluid though is that she can look like a girl on a daily basis but look like a guy when she feels that she needs to
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Flutterella Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Student Digital Artist
But that's true for everyone though. Everyone can present "female" and "male" should they choose to. Gender identity != gender expression. Like, just because I still go in 'boymode' most of the time doesn't mean I'm genderfluid~
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Saborous Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012
I guess Ky is just thinking that no one else knows Rain's secret in my opinion. Kinda like Ky figured out what Rain was hiding but figured that no one else knew or even thought it.
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seraphim-kimiko Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
"Ryan" just looks angry and depressed all in one. Oh the joys of our reality.
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Rodney-Aran Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012
I ship it.
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CrazyChief Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012
Anyone else get a bad feeling about whats going to happen
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BladeOfJade Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oooh, I see where this might be going........O_O;;;
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chihuahua0 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Student Writer
Rain's looking more masculine on this page.
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Undertaker972 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012
oh boy, lets hope Rain can get this out quickly so she doesnt have to explain to both Kylie and her brother
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LightningMegaRaichu Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012
Well now that came out of the blue. But why ky?
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samrules4 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012
would be so funny if the other two overheard them
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AJisChaos Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Student
well that explains things i was wondering. but now i'm still confused about Kylie, im guessing its never been much of an issue for her being more or less gender fluid then actually transgender, and i think she believes Rain is being Gender Fluid as well (when she of course is just putting up a show for her bother) and i dont know why but Kylie's last comment kind of irritates me.
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Heliomance Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012
Speaking as genderfluid, it's really not something that's "not much of an issue". I get every bit as much dysphoria when I'm in a phase that doesn't match my body, and I don't even have the comfort of the certainty that it's the real me, when the real me changes from month to month.

Please don't diminish my pain and experiences just because I don't meet the standards for "classic" transgenderism.
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AJisChaos Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Student
i really didn't mean it like that, i'm really sorry if i offended you. i was just pointing out that for Kylie gender identity may not be as strong as it is for Rain.
and my point of "more or less" is just stating she probably doesn't even fully understand where she belongs in the gender spectrum, whether it be masculine, feminine, or androgynous. probably because she believes (like Heather has said) its just a strange hobby. btw i'm not saying it is a strange hobby, more of she believes it is, which, yes can be painful to believe.

So truthfully, From the bottom of my heart i apologize if what if what i said, and how it came out.
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ZorrieInuyama Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Man that finally came out.
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Chicken-Yuki Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012   Traditional Artist
Uh... Kylie? ^^;
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SirCalistine Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012
Oh god, I really hope you have her explain that she's only like this right now because her brother is here and that this isn't a game to her like it is to Kylie. I have chest pains right now.
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SirCalistine Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012
Okay Kylie you can go die now.
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