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:icongungho1000:
gungho1000 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2017
Here it comes...😺
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:iconappl876:
appl876 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2017
In the next page she could say, 'the names (ana's surname), Ana (surname)
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:icondawnflower8:
dawnflower8 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2017  Student General Artist
Her surname is Rubina.
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:iconappl876:
appl876 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2017
cheers! She can say the names Rubina, Ana Rubina
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Tiruin Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2017  Student Writer
Many of the comments have the idea spot-on ._. (And loving the humor too!)
And knowing your writing skills, this is going to be very well done. Though looking forward to it!

The initial concept-building of fear is a really nasty impression though. :O It's usually always less on 'this is others' in this context and more on what could be done to oneself given how others reacted back then.
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Kubalub Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2017  Student General Artist
Poor Ana... We knew something bad happend to her in the past, but I didn't expect it would leave her so afraid of having anything to do with that. We know Rain and that she is trustworhty, but considering Ana's point of view this like the second time they talked and Rain already told her her secret. No wonder, she's so afraid. Hopefully they'll be able to talk it out.
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EliTheInventor Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2017  Student General Artist
Wow, just... Wow. Bitch much? I understand being hurt and running away from your past, but Jesus fucking Christ don't fucking take it out on someone who is trying to put trust in you. Don't fucking throw that trust back in their face with blatant anger.
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PerilsOfRosella Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2017  Professional General Artist
I don't think she's a bitch! (Really!). I think something scary happened to Ana in the past involving her identity. If anything, she's probably jealous- Rain was able to have all these people supporting her, and literally have a safe space. I get the feeling Ana didn't have a safe space, outside of maybe her parent's (and that probably took a bit of time, too).

I have a feeling this will end up being good. Ana hasn't said anything (yet) to Rain that's permanently damaging. This will also be healthy for Rain- helping someone else feels good, and makes you more secure too.
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EliTheInventor Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2017  Student General Artist
And then we get to the next page and people are saying "I understand her point."
No. It doesn't excuse her behavior for being cold and callous. It doesn't excuse the fact she stormed out and accused Rain being being "out" and potentially making her "guilty by association." Those words are harmful especially to someone who is practically living the life they already want with everyone either unaware or completely accepting around her.
Anna is coming in and smacking Rain's hopes down as she just started hormones, she just started getting happy, but some girl that she was hoping to trust and bring in as her friend is suddenly throwing it back in her face.
Still a bitch.
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PerilsOfRosella Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2017  Professional General Artist
If that's how you feel.
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:iconmusicallover1234:
Musicallover1234 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2017  Student Writer
Her actions are showing that she really has had some  really bad things happen  to her,considering that they are going to  a private place  we quite likely will find out why.
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Echo-Arts Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2017   Digital Artist
I kind of understand Ana's anxiety/fear of being outed for having associations with out trans people. I'm mostly stealth, but all my friends have eventually found out I'm trans from me just randomly mentioning it over time (or sometimes outright telling them). But when it comes to people I don't know well or don't trust, I fear even mentioning anything or anyone related to trans stuff in fear they'll just /know/ about me once I've said it.
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Venathil-Matura Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2017
Reminds me of a former friend and sister in pain who cut off any connection to the trans-community and also with me right after her SRS because she wanted to live a "normal" life.
While I respect her choice... I can't say it didn't hurt.
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Neshi-Farfarer Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
What the heck?! Sorry to hear, ma'am. I daresay, that's not just personal betrayal, but also betrayal of the community and the cause. 
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Venathil-Matura Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2017
I never meant to say that I found her decision to be the right one, it's just that I can relate to a certain degree she really didn't have an easy time (i don't want to go into details in any form)...

It probably also came from one problematic in her which I never was able to understand: Though she was trans, she was also awfully sexist and was afraid "the genders would mix up". Ridiculous, I mean where's the problem?. Anyway, I always felt the need to help her, but well...

In the end, yeah you're right you could call it a betrayal, but in the long run, everyone will have to make their choices. Once I'm done, I for heaven's sake won't turn anyone down who REALLY needs my help, because I know one thing, which basically could wrap up this comic page:

If you try to hide from your past, it will always come to haunt you.
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Neshi-Farfarer Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes, agreed. Again, sorrytahear of that bad business that happened with her.

Caramba, really? What the heck! 

Sexist? Genders mixing up? For example... Just because I've got a fondness for martial arts, for blades and other weapons, doesn't disqualify me from also liking cute bras and pretty dresses. Just because I've got short hair doesn't detract from me being a girl.

And heck. Like Doc Vincent said, "Even if you came in here with a huge beard, but told me you're a girl, I have no reason to disbelieve you". (Hope I remembered that quote right?)

True, that. 

Of course. Good, keep it up. Good that you have compassion for both your comrades-queer and your neighbours-in-humanity. 

But you say "once I'm done"--- Hmm. How far along are you in your transition?

And yes, agreed.
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:iconvenathil-matura:
Venathil-Matura Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2017
Basically on the doorstep of starting it. I'm close to moving out from my parents' right now and then I'm going to start to live and figure myself out and start to try to stop hiding.

I hope i can get in touch of my former therapist again soon
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Neshi-Farfarer Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Sweet! Good fer ye, comrade. ^^ Wishin' ye all the best! Be strong, be beautiful.
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imthemaddhatter Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
-_- whys she gotta make it about her?
Rain decides to trust her, and instead shes gotta be all "but my problems."
i just... this is frustrating. you'd think that instead of being selfish, she'd be happy that she'd be welcomed that much more...
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:iconnotquite--3oncyanide:
NotQuite--3OnCyanide Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Welcome to anxiety and trauma. 
Hopefully she'll be able to deal with 'em soon.
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:iconlaurarola:
LauraRola Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Ana: "Rain... I have to tell you... I have two different color eyes."

Rain: Oh Noes! 
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DraygaQueen Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
Page 876, Panel 4...

Look close!
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:iconflex35:
flex35 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2017
Possible Rain-delay, why not.
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Asuyuia Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
Ana: I have something to tell you, I don't really have two different colour eyes I just lost a contact months ago and didn't want to be seen with both eyes different...

Rain: But wouldn't that effect your vision?

Ana: Oh they are not corrective contacts, at least not in that way ...

Rain: Oh Noes! 
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:iconkaypocalypse:
Kaypocalypse Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2017
This has to be a blooper
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:iconthe-literary-lord:
The-Literary-Lord Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2017
Revelation time!
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:iconthedjtc:
TheDJTC Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2017
Holy shit is she Batman?

She's Batman, isn't she. :iconspongebobrapefaceplz:
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:icongrctw:
GRCTW Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2017
Now, that's just ridiculous. She's clearly Iron Man.
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:iconnubbybub:
Nubbybub Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2017
dun dun dun?
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:iconblueduckee:
BlueDuckee Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2017
Welll this is going to lead to conflict, I'm betting Ana is going to tell Rain about herself and then Rain will be stuck being the only person who knows and has to keep a secret. I can see drama waves ripping out for so many chapters because of this.
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GRCTW Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2017
I'm guessing Ana was born intersex.
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:iconabbacor:
Abbacor Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2017
Jocelyn, if you go off to another part of the story and don't follow these two straight thru to the private conversation ... I just might have a heart attack from the stress!!!!  Waaaah! 
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Shadowdragon1997 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2017
I swear to god these waits are killing me! Fifty bucks says Ana is also trans
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:iconappl876:
appl876 Featured By Owner Edited Feb 27, 2017
Burned at first but now its like turning into a James bond series and the next page could have a speedboat across the school lake
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:iconboltizar:
Boltizar Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2017
"What is it you wanted to tell me that you weren't comfortable saying in front of anyone else?"

"Rain… You have food stuck in your teeth. I didn't want to embarrass you and now the focus is on me walking off. Take care of it now, I don't think anyone noticed."
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flex35 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2017
Hmm, I wonder if there will be another reveal that happens in a Janitor's Closet (though this time, no cloths will come off).

As for Ana, I am guessing, the way she was hurt in the past, goes further with than just getting hurt from her ex. Plus it sounds like Rain and Ana have a few things in common. They both came out to someone they were attracted to and got hurt (lucky for Rain, she only got slapped). They both moved so they could get away from the people they used to know, so they could live their true lives.  And I think I a very close to rambling, so I will leave off there. Can't wait to see how this progresses and just like Emily, this is a group of friends that Ana can be open and be herself with, and not get hurt.
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mathieutrudelle Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2017
poor rain i undestand why she is confuse
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:iconthedugan:
thedugan Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2017
Come on people, the clues are RIGHT THERE.... :)
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:icondawnflower8:
dawnflower8 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2017  Student General Artist
Looks like I was right about Ana's reaction being caused by bad memories of her past abuse...poor Ana. I hope she accepts Rain as a friend.
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NotQuite--3OnCyanide Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
That is something to work through. That deep-sitting anxiety there.
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TenaKitten Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2017
I have seen enough monologues like the one on panel 4 of page 881.
And if my experience is right as always, the secret can only mean one thing:
Ana is working on an interdimensional portal for decades, maybe even centuries. And she is close to finishing and activating it to finally free her sister who was banished to hell by an ancient wizard.
Then, once united again, the two will take over the universe!
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flex35 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2017
Even though there are many differences, that makes me think of Gravity Falls, so much (ya, my mind makes strange connections sometimes ... remember reality is a illusion, the universe is a hologram, buy gold, buy gold).
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TenaKitten Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2017
To be honest, when I wrote this comment, I was just doing a short break from binge-watching Gravity Falls. I was past the middle of the second season, so this MIIIIGHT have been an influence. :D
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:iconflex35:
flex35 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2017
I don't think I will ever see anything wrong with being influenced by Gravity Falls ^_^ .
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:icondawnflower8:
dawnflower8 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2017  Student General Artist
I honestly wouldn't mind at all if this comic went in that direction. *laughs*
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:icontenakitten:
TenaKitten Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2017
Oh well. The solution is out. But hope dies last, right?
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Micha-the-spork Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Things (and people) are not always quite as they seem. There is a good reason for the saying "Never judge a book by its cover." Or . . . am I reading too much into it?
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beez1717 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Let's hope things go well. I think they will.
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SonicANIMEfan Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2017
Well.. first thing to look at is how much we know of Ana's "past" thus far revealed in previous pages.. We know that Ana had some sort of operation that requires her to carry that donut pillow thing... I know there have been a few guesses or whatever, I dont' know if it was confirmed in canon or not.. but that's how much I can tell...

For the analysis, I'd guess that there is something deeper about Ana's past that we don't know yet and Rain might get a little clue in as to it, hence why the request for moving to a more private area... there are a few things from the dialogue I can take from this..

1: Something traumatic, dramatic, life-changing, happened in Ana's past that's led her to get out of dodge from wherever she came from before.. and I think that she fears that if she gets "outed", her past will try to drag her, likely kicking and screaming, back..

2: She has issues regarding trust and secrets... I'm going to guess that she's told someone a secret of hers and it backfired on her by means of betrayal or what have you on that... hence the "Tell me you don't regularly drop that kind of information" (could be paraphrasing a bit) quote there..

3: She's awfully cryptic or secretive, given Rain's confusion...

Do I feel that we'll get a big reveal next page? Maybe... Maybe a minor one to whet our appetites.. common practice of successful productions such as comics, manga, anime, etc.. to let in small, juicy, spoilerific samplers to the audience before throwing in the amazing main course.
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apsm Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
Did you also consider the page where Ana's father looks at a photo of Ana as a child? That heavily implied what Ana is hiding. Or is that not relevant to your analysis (because its a big giveaway)?
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