This page might read differently if you paid attention solely to the dialogue, or also looked at the imagery. I hope it's not too subtle. >_>
Does Rain realize she did that, or was it a completely unconscious act? And how does Emily feel about it? Whether intentional or not, do you think Emily has picked up on anything from this gesture? I mean, it COULD mean a lot of things. You know, besides the obvious one...
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Well, As far as I can identify. Rain could have feelings for emily? I'm not sure. I mean when I first read it, I saw it as rain looking out for emily and placing a friend before a signing y'know? But after reading your comment, I gave it a double take and saw it differently so now my mind is open upon two conclusions.
Well, Rain does have feelings for Emily. This much is confirmed.
What I'm really asking though: is this a conscious thing on Rain's part here? Is she confident enough to do something like that? Or is this just a friendly concern thing? And despite how she means it, how does Emily interpret it?
@LittleLynn84: Oh, I see. And while I'm Not familiar among the LGBT community, I support them of course. Just not familiar with at most Transgender which I feel rather rather guilty when I say that as I don't understand the way a relationship between a Transgender person and their partner.
Bisexual- Accepts both.
But with transgender folk, I'm not sure what to identify when it comes to their interests or feelings entirely. Rain has feelings for emily, sure. But is this the "Male" side of rain that began physically? or Female side mentally. I don't know, I wish I could clear myself up a little better as I really don't wish to leave anyone out of such an endearing support.
If someone identifies herself as female then - trans and cis alike - she is female. As such, if she's interested exclusively in men, she is straight. If she's interested exclusively in women, she's a lesbian. What parts she was born with don't factor into the equation. For instance, as a trans woman with a cis wife myself, we definitely wouldn't call our relationship heterosexual (and we'd both be upset if someone else did call us such).
So think of it like this: It's not really about what "side" of Rain likes Emily. Rain is Rain. And Rain likes Emily. That's all that matters. That's all that's relevant.
@LittleLynn84: Thank you for clearing this up for me,And yeah, It's rain as a person, Not by gender but by how she feels towards emily, right? I still feel a tad bumpy on understanding but I'll get the hang of it after a few more re-readings.
Emily was *totally* staring at Rain's chest when Rain glanced away.
Also, upon further reflection (By which I mean getting a girlfriend) I've decided that the Rainily ship has my permission to set forth.
That being said, dear Emily and Rain: Quit beating around the bush. If you don't have hot makeouts in your shared room tonight I will be very, very dissapointed in you two. Sincirely, Katy.
@K_Dragon: Permission to aboard the ship, Cappy K?
@JinxazuMarai: Sure. Let's chant, together! MakeOUTS! MakeOUTS! MakeOUTS! MakeOUTS!
@K_Dragon: Now Now, We gotta' wait til we get to THAT point... But I shall whisper it in my head with every update.
@JinxazuMarai: I know, I know. There's still the entire rest of the con day, plus all the other characters. Still, sooner or later they'll wind up in their shared room together, and if they don't smooch, I will riot.
@K_Dragon: No, she's looking down where Rain is holding her hand.
My math says otherwise. That sure looks a LOT like a chest to me, not a hand. Personally, I approve.
@K_: The hands are in the second and third panels - and in the title of the page.
The title doesn't say "Boobs" (or "Falsies"), it says "Hands".
Fairportfan is correct. Emily is looking at Rain's hand on her own. Not that Emily has any problem with breasts (and Rain knows how to make her falsies look great, for sure), but her focus is definitely on Rain's hand.
@Fairportfan: I know what the title says. I'm literate, after all. Jocelyn has though, that I remember, *never* given a hint as obvious as what I'm describing, or at least, not that she herself would draw attention to. In fact, sometimes she tries to fool us by drawing attention away from some hints, which is a mark of nearly any good writer. Need to keep up the suspense, after all. I could point out quite a few more supporting details of my theory, including some more advanced geometry rather than hastily drawn line-of-sight vector, but for now I'll leave you with the following:
As the excellent Ms Jocelyn said in her comment on this conversation, Emily's *focus* is on Rain's hand. However, Rain only glanced away from emily briefly, whereas they held hands for much longer, so it's entirely sensible that Emily's *focus* was primarily on the hand. However, just because someone's primary focus is on one thing, doesn't mean they can't take quick peeks at other things, much how I tend to practice guitar while taking quick glances at the tableature, or might write a report on ugoslavia while occasionally ctrl+Page Down-ing to look at reddit. Either way, I'm still primarily focused on one task, but I can take brief opportune moments to glance at something else briefly.
I think it's a concious thing because I think Rain is really aware of herself and the space she holds. She saw a chance to hold hands with and comfort the person she likes, and took it. I'm positive Emily picked up on that.
I can't wait until the moment Rain realizes (or is told) she probably could've gotten a wheelchair for Emily and thus still gotten in. I'm predicting a pretty momentous BSOD.
It was hard enough waiting for updates before you introduced the prospect of impending kisses. SO ADORABLE!
For my part, I don't think Rain intended it, or if she did, she didn't intend for it to be meant in *that* way, but humans are funny creatures; generally, our feelings have a way of seeping into our gestures and betraying our feelings, so I think while unintentional, it DID come out as that way to Emily...
...Who, by the blushing, is apparently extremely open to receiving it wholeheartedly.
from earliest childhood rain said she wants to be a mommy.so i assume this also has a role to play in this relationship?