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RAIN ch.10 - Friendship by JocelynSamara RAIN ch.10 - Friendship by JocelynSamara
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We’re BACK! Yay! The events of the past month and a half “is an epic tale, full o’ laughter, thrills, and tears”. Bah. Not really. You’re not here for me, anyway, you’re here for Rain. So let’s get to that.

So, as you might be able to guess by our chapter page this time (and the end of the last chapter, if you can even remember it anymore), this is going to be a pretty Maria-centric chapter. Lots of stuff happens, but mostly involving Maria. Most of the characters along the side should be clearly recognizable, but the fourth one in line, Chanel has been only a very minor player until now. You may (or may not) remember her from the Halloween chapter. She and Maria bonded over anime (see p.144 - Lord of Nightmares [link]).

And just a friendly reminder, updates are only going to be twice a week for a little while, every Wednesday and Friday (and this IS the Wednesday update, even if savvy people notice it's still Tuesday evening as of this posting). I hate the wait just as much as you do, and I promise this isn’t going to be permanent. But it’s a necessary sacrifice if I want to keep posting at all AND keep my life in order. So, once again, I thank you all for your patience. Now let’s get ready for some hilarity and melodrama!

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

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:iconryu890:
I need an adjective to describe Maria there. Why is "Spiffy" the only one that comes to mind?
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:iconhawkflight-fax:
Chapter 10: Friendship ...

... Is Magic, I ain't gotta explain shit. :P
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On2XSecretProbation Jun 27, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Maria seems really determined here...
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:icon14bj337:
Ooh, is it time for Maria's Very Own Episode? I imagine that somewhere, Randy is just writhing with jealousy at Maria getting her own chapter before he did!

Seriously, though, it's awesome to see Rain returning! As far as this cover page goes, it looks like Maria is going to be the most prominent character in the upcoming chapter. This is definitely something new for the comic; all previous chapters have either been Rain-centric, or have otherwise given nearly-equal time to multiple characters, Rain being one of them. Speaking of which, Rain is situated at the top of the "totem pole" on the right side of the page, followed by Emily, Gavin, Chanel, and Rudy. Likely, all of them will take on minor, but still significant, roles in the upcoming chapter. Rain, Gavin, and Rudy aren't that surprising, as they're all major characters, while Emily has proven to be one of the most significant secondary characters so far (she's a promising antagonist, too). Of the five, Chanel is the most peculiar to see, as she's only had minor appearances, with very little characterization as of yet, so this may be her breakout chapter. That everyone is wearing uniforms, combined with the absence of Kylie, suggests that this chapter will be set exclusively, or at least primarily, at school.

What's also notable is that the different characters each have their own unique facial expressions. Maria, getting a full body shot, definitely gets the most across; she looks brimming with swagger, ready to kick ass and take names. Her newfound confidence likely comes from her last-page announcement to the school that she is, in her own words, "a flaming dyke!". Emily, on the other hand, looks rather melancholy; perhaps saddened or angered, but clearly frustrated at... something. Maybe it's about breaking up with Chase, maybe it's her rivalry with Rain, maybe it's Maria's announcement, or maybe it's something completely different. Chanel, meanwhile, has a curious look on her face; I wonder if Maria's coming out may have any effect on her, hmm? The two did talk a bit at the party, so maybe they'll interact more here. As far as Rain, Gavin, and Rudy go... well, I'm not really able to glean anything from their looks. Still, I have no doubt they'll figure prominently in the pages to come.

Anyway, with this character casting, and the title "Friendship", it looks like some serious events and development are going to take place in this upcoming chapter. I'll definitely stay tuned in, heh heh.
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Doomdragon Jun 27, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
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:iconsuki-chan36:
Yay! "Rain" is back! Now we'll finally be able to see the aftermath of Maria's revelation!

I also love Chanel's face on this page. To me, her expression seems to say "So lesbians DO exist!"

Ah, and on a side note, I hope things become less crazy for you soon! There's no need to worry about the twice-a-weel update schedule - your sanity is far more important than one extra page per week.
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Musicallover1234 Jun 27, 2012  Student Writer
Yeah Rain's back. And there is Maria he looks pretty bold and confident in this so i guess it will be a fun chapter.
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kalistina Jun 27, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I love the various expressions you're using here. And the fact that Rudy and Rain are this far apart is intriguing :P
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Animasword Jun 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hmmm...interesting. Here's hoping Maria and Rain start to fix their friendship in this chapter, although there's bound to be one or two suprises in this chapter if the last two or three are anything to go by. Either way, looking forward to the next update (and resisting the incredible urge to make Mortal Kombat jokes based on the title).
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