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Rain Delay 7 by JocelynSamara Rain Delay 7 by JocelynSamara
Introducing “Rain Delay”: goofy little gag comics to keep you entertained while I work on the legit stuff. ^_^

Costume Trouble
Ryan, the totally normal guy makes another appearance in the strange alternate reality where he never ended up being trans.

This one's a little awkward, almost ending up as less of a joke and more of a social commentary. Completely normal, cisgendered people do indeed crossdress for Halloween... but it's usually for a laugh. They'll dress trampy, wear a cheap wig, make sure makeup is used haphazardly and excessively and use a painfully exaggerated voice all night. It's a joke. Because they wouldn't be caught dead in a girly outfit any other way.

Incidentally, before I officially came out to my friends offline years ago, I "dressed as a girl" for Halloween to test the waters and gauge reactions. I passed really well that night, completely ruining the joke. I'm sure some people caught on that night. Others laughed anyway, probably thinking I went all out as part of the joke (after all, they didn't want to be rude and NOT laugh). But I did find the experiment yielded very positive results. I sincerely recommend to any transperson still in the closet that Halloween is a PERFECT opportunity to use to come out, or in the very least, give an idea of what kind of reactions you'd get if you did come out.

That kinda went off on a tangent... uh, sorry. Funny?

Time Paradox
If you've been following the dates and flow of time in the comic thus far, the first five chapters take place within only a two week span. The first chapter is day one. The second is day two. The third brings us to Friday night. The fourth just barely gets us to Saturday morning. And finally chapter five brings us through to the following Saturday evening. I can't say for sure what specific day that means the chapter ends on, but considering that school only just started, and two weeks have passed, Sept. 21st sounds pretty good to me. ^_^

But Chapter 6 plays out entirely on Halloween night. Meaning like a month and a half passes, but what actually happens during that time? Well, apparently nothing important. Just some normal days with no extraordinary drama. And this is a story, so really, nobody cares unless there's drama. People don't want to see a chapter dedicated to Rain studying for a test. That would be boring, meaningless filler. So, let's skip it.

And apparently, Emily has the power to make that happen... much to Holly's bewilderment. ^_^

Rain, all characters and all other aspects of the story are copyright material belonging to me.
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Fallenangel2002 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
"is it wrong for me to think Rain is kinds hot?" yes yes it is
pikaman6 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011
lol. I wouldn't mind having more of these, even if it means missing the real Rain
lenga-chan Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011
I find the Costume Trouble bit hilarious on its own value. ...not sure what that says about me. ^^;
Musetry Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011
Normal days with no extroardinary Drama? ...not even a Noodle Incident? XD
ivanprz Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011  Student Digital Artist
does this mean next page will be the party??
16bithero1995 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011
This is super awesome
dolphin64575 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Is Ryan the totally normal guy based in any way on Ty the regular guy? [link]
Suki-chan36 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011
In all fairness to Emily, most things seem to happen to poor Holly's bewilderment. xD

(Gah, I hope that wasn't mean to say! My sincerest apologies if it was.)
SissyDemi Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Time paradox was hilarious!
GaiaMaiden Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011
Never tell Holly about Emily's secret. The truth would break her feeble mind beyond repair. :meow:
JanusDaDefender Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
XD Love the last panel on the right!
Undertaker972 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011
lol this was hilarious. Ryan the totally normal guy ftw! and i wish i could crossdress on Halloween but my parents would think im a freak, even if i said it was a joke. then again, they already caught me twice. once more and i think theyre gonna send me to some shrink to "find out whats wrong with me"
samrules4 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011
mine haven't found out yet (though i came close several times). Only those who viewed a certain photo (in my gallery) of mine have found out that i like to crossdress =P
Undertaker972 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011
ah well lucky u. i wasnt so lucky. first time i was caught dressed up and the second time, i left something out
Chicken-Yuki Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011   Traditional Artist
For Pun's sake, I'm beginning to think these should be call "Rainy Day Delays", but of course this is more sensible and to the point. XD

And inexplicably, Emily made Time her bitch.... or the narration boxes. But she's got nothing on the RNG Goddess! :mwahaha:
Cubeninjas1990 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011
you've created a time paradox!! *music plays*
14bj337 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011
Clearly... Emily is a Time Lord!

Seriously, though, Ryan's "intro line" is hilarious! I can't read it without cracking up. (It actually reminds me of something a friend told me about his own crossdressing experience...) Also, I think panel four of the "Ryan" strip is the first time we've seen Gavin laughing (of course, it's non-canon, so...) As usual, I also really like your commentary. While I've never crossdressed for Halloween, I did do it once for a school spirit day (yeah, my high school was awesome). Everyone knew who I was, but I think I took it further than most of the other guys. I really enjoyed it, though, so that's what counts (isn't it..?).

As for the Emily strip, I think the title "Time Paradox" is a bit inaccurate... I mean, it's possible to travel forward in time without creating a paradox. Honestly, we do it all the time (I think that might've been a pun...). Still, I like the premise, of how the literary deus-ex-machina is able to skip over vast expanses of time without a loss of continuity. Plus, you make the characters aware of the header, in a classic break-the-fourth-wall-for-laughs. It works well, though. I do have to wonder *speculate speculate* if the missing thirty-nine days will be addressed at all in the mysterious upcoming "Chapter A"...

This "Rain Delay" is a very present surprise! I think this is the first time since I started reading that four pages of "Rain" have been published on consecutive days. Which makes this week awesome.
Werewolf-Hero Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Emily Is the Darkhorse of this comic right?
coffinstufferd Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011
Yeah but where to go dressed up on halloween!?!?
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