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RAIN p285 - Day's End by JocelynSamara RAIN p285 - Day's End by JocelynSamara
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Kind of a choppy page, but it’s more in the favor of moving things along (otherwise it’d be like three pages of completely unnecessary filler). Hopefully, you still get the important points.

Still, I kinda like this page. The last panel is so bittersweet.

[EDIT] - Perhaps it was too subtle? ^^;

Fara talks to Colin in the beginning of the chapter - [link]
Because of how things go, she is left with the impression that for Christmas to go smoothly, either Colin has to know about Rain, or Aiken does (or both). Fara has not been seen since then, and has apparently been out at the car for all this time, and on the first panel of page 283, Fara is wiping her eyes. Based on her line in the final panel, one might be able to assume, she called him back and told him... and he didn't respond well to it. Based on reactions I'm hearing, this may not have been entirely clear. I apologize.

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Sumrr Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013
So sad for strong Fara. And not too subtle, either. It was perfect.
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tellahn Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012
I love this comic! I am so happy my BF introduced me to it! There is a touch of irony that he introduced me to it but that is something I would leave for him to explain...

One question. Are we finally gonna see Rain in her regular clothes again now? Her in drag is kinda creeping me out...
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JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Professional Writer
Thank you! I'm thrilled to hear you're enjoying it!

As a matter of fact, she does wear her regular clothes again VERY soon - [link] ^_^
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Breeeeezieee Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
With Colin gone, perhaps we'll see some hot lesbian action from Heather and Fara.

A girl can dream.
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transweirdboy Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012
Just read the last few comics. Much sadness T_T
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LittleWolfDreamer Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Professional Writer
Wait... how is "Ruby" getting home 0.o
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JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Professional Writer
Yeah, Rudy's clothes are at Gavin's house. Since Gavin's calling his mom to pick them up, they'll be brought back to his place, Rudy can change, and then he can go home from there without his folks suspecting a thing.

Blah. Apparently, this was not as clear a page on paper as I thought it was in my head. ^^;
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LittleWolfDreamer Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Professional Writer
No worries! It's actually part of the good thing about your web comic. If everything were obvious it would be kind of blah.
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cdmalcolm Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
You know...thats good question. Well at least he has his sister with him. I;m sure they would get home okay. maybe bus?
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LittleWolfDreamer Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Professional Writer
I'm hoping gavin can be a help with it actually ^^"
Yeah, because I think Rudy's clothes might actually BE at Gavins... Now that I think about it.
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cdmalcolm Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thats a good answer. I hope so too. But why would Gavin have Rudy's cloths? if anything, he could wear something of Gavin's. right? Or did I miss something?
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LittleWolfDreamer Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Professional Writer
He changed at Gavin's to look like a chick.
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cdmalcolm Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I guess I did miss something.
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LittleWolfDreamer Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Professional Writer
[link]
And
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And, last but not least,
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cdmalcolm Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
My memory must be going....yeah now I remember. thanks for refresher.
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Musicallover1234 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Student Writer
And I feel sorry for Maria because she feels sad about not being able to help out Rain more. And I don't think the town his very big so I guess they could around fairly easily.
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Musicallover1234 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Student Writer
Well I guess that Rain knows somethings up now. But I wonder where Aiken went off to? Also I wonder why Rudy looks mad in the first page maybe he knew something was going to happen. I foresee this being a long night for Rain, Fara and Aiken and possibly even Kylie. And its sad to hear that Colin didn't accept what I assume was Rain, but oh no Rain won't be able to get the tickets now. And it should be an interesting Christmas for them after all its the 22nd for them.
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AlekPixi Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Student Writer
Poor Fara :( But yeah, I'll admit that I didn't get it until I read the explanation - and I was also a bit confused about whether I'd missed a page or what. Also, is Aiken walking home on his own? Maybe I've missed that :/
Apart from that, it's really nice to see the gang together - also Chanel and Maria, whom I've really missed. Will there be more with them soon? I love them :)
Also, merry christmas (again)! :D
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Yukimi87 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012
I kinda imagined it from what Fasra said but the clarification is nice. Looking forward to what happens next!

I ordered the book (for Spain) more than a month ago... they are really been slow...
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maruul Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012
Fara is the best person ever, ok? The best.
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SHDWKLR Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hmm... Kind of a disappointment for me to have to make what happened in my head rather than have it explained to me, but I guess it is for the better.
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transgendergamer Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012
Oh noes! Rudy's text isn't slanted; Aiken might notice!
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Keveak Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Student Digital Artist
So sad. ;_;

I am glad that it seems like Ky and Chanel are all accepting and nice, but that Colin and Aiken are not is terrible. I really hope something will cheer up Fara and Rain soon. :(

Interestingly, I completely caught the Colin subtlety. Strange, I am usually the oblivious one. ^_^'
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PixyVixy Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012
Look at Aiken. I can see a tear hidden somewhere...
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Animasword Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Bittersweet is the right word for this page; Rain was sparred from any backlash in this chapter, but Fara was the one that had to shoulder it all, and whilst the last line (which was really cut by the way) shows that Fara doesn't mind, it's still really sad.

That said, I do think the break up with Colin did come out of left-field. The teary eyed panel does give us a hint in heinsight, but the last panel before that was Fara hanging up and getting frustrated, so I assumed that was the end of the call. Maybe if we saw her calling him back in one panel so that we'd know the call was still going on, that might have helped, but otherwise, whilst it doesn't come out of nowhere, it still feels like a sudden jump.
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14bj337 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012
Oh... I know this is a terrible time to be laughing, but I just got the image of Mr. or Mrs. Strongwell coming to pick up Maria and Rudy... only to find Rudy all dolled up! I can just imagine their faces, if Rudy were to speak to them in his "Ruby" persona...

Seriously, though, ouch. This page is a painful one, to be sure. First, Aiken completely shuts Rain down. That has to be the greatest anticlimax, and the biggest disappointment, of the whole chapter, if not the story so far! Rain had prepared what she needed to say, gotten her friends behind her... and Aiken refuses to even listen. Yes, he already knows what she's going to say. But that doesn't mean there's no point in letting her say it! If only for the sake of Rain coming out of her shell, and coming clean, personally and directly, with her brother. To give him the benefit of the doubt, Aiken did just have a bombshell dropped on him, and he needs time to think his situation, and his relationships, over. But seeing his reaction in panel 2, it's hard for me not to just hate his guts.

And the big other revelation on this page, of course, is Colin. While I had caught the details that Fara was right outside the car, and that she was holding her phone, it didn't occur to me that she had been crying... although, given the hand-wiping-the-eye, it makes perfect sense. It's disappointing to hear that Colin couldn't be accepting of Rain, considering how great a guy he seemed to be. The fact that Fara was willing to give up on him shows, yet again, that she cares more about Rain than any relationship partner. When you consider her jealousy toward her sister, who was married and had children, this becomes all the more powerful. In the last line, she refers to Rain as "what was most important" to her. You can do all the shipping you want: Rain x Rudy, Rain x Maria, Rain x Gavin, Maria x Chanel - but if you want to know what the strongest bond of love is in the Rainiverse, it's right there: the care, dedication, and sacrifice Aunt Fara provides to her niece.

I have to wonder, though: just how will the rest of the night go? Said Fara: "it's probably gonna be a long night for us". If Rain, Fara, and Aiken are going to be staying under the same roof, I can only imagine so. *cue a completely dialogue-free chapter that consists of them sitting on the sofa, trying desperately to avoid eye contact*
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On2XSecretProbation Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Oh great...Colin seemed like an ok guy...maybe they can patch things up?
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samrules4 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012
something tell ms aiken just wants to stay out of it, i wonder how he will answer when he goes back to where he came from and someone was like "how did it go?"
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xXFluffyGenocideXx Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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atsuyuri-sama Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, damn. It doesn't seem like anything's going right for the most recent people to enter Rain's life... adn right around Christmas, too! That sucks!
(and thanks for clarifying that thing with Colin - I toally would have missed it otherwise)

Rain, Fara, here's a :hug: for each of you. And Merry Christmas hopes to you, Joclyn! :D
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coffinstufferd Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012
:/
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JamieAgathaRose Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
"e<3u" apparently is not as good as their self-proclaimed track record suggests. Not that I'd personally bother with anything dating related anymore. It's too much heartbreak invested on people who really don't deserve it.

I am a bit confused though. Did Rain get to say anything to Aiken or did Aiken cut the conversation off right at the start? Seems like such a dismal end to the whole thing. But I guess if everything always went swimmingly it wouldn't be such an interesting story.
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tellahn Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012
From my recent experience with the real world equivalent to them... yeah that is about right... I went out to 500miles and they found 2 guys over an hour away that I had NOTHING in common with. The worst was the first... Goes to church every sunday, travels, listens to country, and I think he even smoked... I don't smoke, I don't really like to travel, I can't stand country music, and I am an atheist soooo... we would have had a distinctly void conversation during our first/only date...
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JamieAgathaRose Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's awful. :(

If it's any consolation, though. I've dated, or at least pursued, people who I seemed to have everything in common with. The results were not much different.

Sometimes I think it's not worth the bother to date anymore. Dating simply brings me heartache and misery, neither of which hold up to the virtues of a nice hot philly cheesesteak! :meow:
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JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Professional Writer
Sadly, Rain never got a word in. Aiken just brushed her off and walked away...
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JamieAgathaRose Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Le sigh...
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PrincessJessica Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012
ooh, another twist in things
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lil-schadenfreud Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Hobbyist
god this story is so good!!
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FenrirDarkWolfe Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Student General Artist
And the plot thickens! I wonder what happened between them...
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Dracona-Wynne-Hale Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I looked back to see the last time she'd talked to him...
Oh, no...
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foreverCTY Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh no. OH no oh no. Collin was so great!!!

As for the next few pages... this is going to be a long few weeks to wait.
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CloudCoverdMoon Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Wait what happened with Colin? Did I miss a page or two?
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JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Professional Writer
Perhaps it was too subtle? ^^;

Fara talks to Colin in the beginning of the chapter - [link]
Because of how things go, she is left with the impression that for Christmas to go smoothly, either Colin has to know about Rain, or Aiken does (or both). Fara has not been seen since then, and has apparently been out at the car for all this time, and on the first panel of page 283, Fara is wiping her eyes. Based on her line in the final panel, one might be able to assume, she called him back and told him... and he didn't respond well to it. Based on reactions I'm hearing, this may not have been entirely clear. I apologize.
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CloudCoverdMoon Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Oh, poor Fara! He seemed like such a nice and accepting guy too! You can't trust anyone huh?

You were probably plenty clear, I just have a pretty bad memory and am bad at putting things together.
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AJisChaos Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Student
I was right she was crying last page. She broke up with Colin. that sucks
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Undertaker972 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012
wait, whats going on with Fara and Colin??? i thought everything was going good with them? and why doesnt Rain question why she was addressed as Rain in front of her brother? so many questions
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JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Professional Writer
Perhaps it was too subtle? ^^;

Fara talks to Colin in the beginning of the chapter - [link]
Because of how things go, she is left with the impression that for Christmas to go smoothly, either Colin has to know about Rain, or Aiken does (or both). Fara has not been seen since then, and has apparently been out at the car for all this time, and on the first panel of page 283, Fara is wiping her eyes. Based on her line in the final panel, one might be able to assume, she called him back and told him... and he didn't respond well to it. Based on reactions I'm hearing, this may not have been entirely clear. I apologize.
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Undertaker972 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012
ah right, i tend to overlook subtle clues, especially over time. i mean if i had read the chapter all together, i may have picked up on it. but one page at a time, it can easily be overlooked. yea i read a couple other comments and went back and looked at the previous page and saw that she indeed was wiping her eyes. so i guess i may have over reacted a little bit in my initial reaction. the clues were there, i just overlooked them. its not your fault, these things tend to happen when youre doing things this way. its too bad, i thought he was a nice guy. then again, something like this is better heard in person, rather than over the phone
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Dark7Hero Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012
that is really such a shame =(
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