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RAIN ch.2 - Secrets and Lies by JocelynSamara RAIN ch.2 - Secrets and Lies by JocelynSamara
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Whether you like it or not, a chapter page IS a page. Sure, it offers no plot and might not even literally reflect any actual scene within the chapter itself, but theyíre fun to draw and - if Iím doing my job right - fun to look at. For instance, Rainís face on this page still evokes a smile for me every time.

I might be biased, but I really think it all gets better from here. ^_^

Well, Iíd rather let you make that decision anyway, but Iím just saying.

©2004-2011
Rain, all characters and all other aspects of the story are copyright material belonging to me.
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:iconsaintdane05:
saintdane05 Featured By Owner May 23, 2015
Man, Mr. Jerkface even has scruffy facial hair. I hate him even more!
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:iconrainpaw94:
rainpaw94 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2014
Awww Rain looks so cute with her hair in a ponytail. I like this comic so far.
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foggyland1 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012
and it does get better
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CrazyCowProductions Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2011
this is an awesome series
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:iconaeromancer93:
Aeromancer93 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2011
Ooooohhhhh boy, things are NOT looking pretty. I've officially become a fan of this comic-whereas before I would only glimpse sparingly, I now check my Deviantions repeatedly! XD
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:iconsuki-chan36:
Suki-chan36 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2011
GAH! I do NOT want to mess with Maria! :fear:
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:iconchicken-yuki:
Chicken-Yuki Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011   Traditional Artist
This picture is begging for a huge "VS" graphic between Mari and Gavin....
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:iconjocelynsamara:
JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2011  Professional Writer
And maybe I could have Rain strut around in a bunny suit with a big "Round 1" sign over her head. ^_^
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shadowlord19 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice Work, ha love the expression on rain's face, aand the conflict between Maria, and Gavin.
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:icondivinevalley:
DivineValley Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011
Quick Rain hide before you get hit by lightning!!!!
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:iconkinginyellowtatters:
KingInYellowTatters Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011
That lightning attended acting and performance arts classes for drama at Julliard for years before appearing in this strip. It knows what it's doing. Rain is perfectly safe.
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DivineValley Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2011
Lol I know that just wrote it to be funny.
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Musicallover1234 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011  Student Writer
I look forward to chapter two, plus one good thing about drawing this, is that Rain's hair is different its in a ponytail instead of being braided.
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JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011  Professional Writer
Although I haven't had much opportunity to work with it yet due to the school uniforms, I'd like for this to be one of those comics where people don't necessarily wear the same clothes or hairstyles everyday. I appreciate that sort of thing when reading other comics, so I hope others like it too. ^_^
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Musicallover1234 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011  Student Writer
I think that that makes it more realistic. And plus it would be nice to see Rain or Maria with different hair styles every once and a while.I am sure that that what they would do when they aren't in school.
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dolphin64575 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Gavin, get your head out of your ass and be Rain's friend already!
also:gym class, whoo!
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UsagiKnight Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
I wouldn't go as far as to say the title page doesn't contribute anything. If anything, it sets the stage for an entire chapter, and if your like me, explains it all in one shot.

To explain myself, the prologue page conveyed Rain's loneliness as a child(no color, no expression). Ch. 1 revealed what she thought her first day was like (head held high, bright colors, and onlookers who would eventually discover something). This one, considering the ripple affect of the last ch. it must be about animosity (if I spelled that right).

Maria and Gavin most likely may but head while it may make Rain feel like she neefs to fade in the background. Something you and I would do if this happened. But in the end, this isn't a good guy or bad guy pic. Its just we don't know how anyone will cope with this, if anything, I feel sorry for everyone.

The colors are also very bold, telling me of a certain harshness to the ch. while the lines feel sharper to enhance this feeling. Design is a little better considering you have a full page, but I'm confident in what you have given to look forward to. And amazed at your continuing evolution.

Can't wait to see what the ch. ahead will tell me and I must apologize for not posting lately. I really hope to continue what I'm doing soon :hug:
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:iconjocelynsamara:
JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011  Professional Writer
Thank you for sharing your thoughts, as always, and I'm glad you appreciate the chapter pages! ^_^

I don't want to discuss too much about the upcoming chapter itself (for obvious reasons), but yes, I feel this is, if anything, an effective way to set the stage for the chapter. Upon seeing this, people will start develop theories of how things are going to play out. Some people may be right; some people may not.

This chapter does involve a lot more plot that the first, after all. :D
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UsagiKnight Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Look forward to the coming chapters. Its going to hit hard, but I'm sure it wouldn't hit any other way. And again, how you respond to a comment never fails to amaze. But either way, its awesome to have you around.
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Werewolf-Hero Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
I knew the guy was goining to be troble. Ever scence he said he was going to get a date with Rain
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Q9R42 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I still can't quite put my finger on what rain might be thinking and what makes her use that expression.
I'm sure it will come into context soon enough though. Excitement, mystery, lies and secrets fills the air.
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JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011  Professional Writer
I'm glad you find it so exciting and intriguing even at this early stage of the story. ^_^
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chucarnaj-peace Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011
nice cover page!! it looks like rain have a lot of problems
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:iconjocelynsamara:
JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011  Professional Writer
Thank you! :D

And yeah, Rain seems to always have lots of problems...
Poor kid. ^^;
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chucarnaj-peace Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011
jajaja i cant waith for the second chapter
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MichealDomo Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011
I love Rain's hair on this. :)

Just wanted to say that chapter 1 was awesome. Plenty of character, good direction of plot, and I love the art. I'm seriously excited to see what unfolds in this chapter. :D

Keep it up!
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JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011  Professional Writer
Thank you! I'm glad I've been able to tell an enjoyable story so far and I'll do my best to keep it up! ^_^
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Retro-Spudnik Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011
U: Are those gym uniforms?
Now I'm curious as to what she'll do when she has to change in locker rooms. P:
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:iconjocelynsamara:
JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011  Professional Writer
They are indeed gym uniforms! :D

And how she would manage to change IS a mystery for now... ^_^
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Yitomic Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011
Not to be the one that points it out but your copyright in the description is a year off... ^-^
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JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011  Professional Writer
Ach! So it is! I guess I'm still not quite used to writing 2011 yet. ^^;

Thanks for pointing it out though! ^_^
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Yitomic Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011
Not a problem xD I just got back from the doctors and had to fill out bunch of forms and kept wanting to write 2010 lol
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SimpleLie Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011
Rain looks so adorable :3
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:iconjocelynsamara:
JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011  Professional Writer
Thank you! :D
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animeunderwaterfan1 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011
pure gold i can tell this ch is going to be awesome :)
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:iconjocelynsamara:
JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011  Professional Writer
Thank you! I hope it can live up to your expectations! :D
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animeunderwaterfan1 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011
:)
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Jaded-but-cute Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Actually...the only thing I don't like is the fact that she's wearing pantyhose under gym shorts :giggle:

Can't wait to see what's in store for poor little rain though!
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JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011  Professional Writer
Really? I remember girls doing that back in my high school experience. I actually figured it might be ideal for Rain in particular for the sake of added... support... what with the loose fitting gym shorts and all. Admittedly, I guess it DOES look a little weird though. ^^;
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Jaded-but-cute Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Hmmm...interesting.

I remember girls wearing leggings during fall if they were outside, but not pantyhose or tights.
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Time4CD Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011
wanttttt :3
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:iconjocelynsamara:
JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011  Professional Writer
Coming soo~n! :D
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Time4CD Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011
yay!
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superdeformedchibi Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
We're in the same room, ya know...You don't have to make pointed comments about what does or doesn't constitute a page of comic at me over the interwebs. *Tickle* (I"m about to do that in real life...consider yourself warned).
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:iconjocelynsamara:
JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011  Professional Writer
Well, you might not be the only one whose disappointed about having to sit through an extra couple of days waiting for a "real page"... I don't think it's quite that pointed at all.

And you tickled me before I read this! That's not a fair warning! :shakefish:
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dragon8writer Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011
;_;

But Rain DOES make me giggle... Zaps and squish hugs for all! Especially Gavin! (Jerky mcjerk face!)
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:iconjocelynsamara:
JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011  Professional Writer
Why teary-eyed emoticon? :ohnoes:
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dragon8writer Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011
Because... i didn't get to see Rain dialog. ;_;

but i did get to see rain! ^_;
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JillianNC Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011
Very nice, I really like the composition on this!
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:iconjocelynsamara:
JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011  Professional Writer
Thanks a lot! I changed the look of this a number of times, so I'm glad it's ultimately to your liking. ^_^
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