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RAIN ch.5 - Cordially Invited by JocelynSamara RAIN ch.5 - Cordially Invited by JocelynSamara
(Posting a day early 'cause I'm stupidly excited to start it up again. Normal schedule at last resumes following this.)

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The first chapter page to not feature Rain… or Gavin, incidentally. Instead, we see Emily Caston, another one of Rain’s classmates and a generally bit-part character up until now.

I was aiming for this chapter to be a little more light and funny than the previous one. Not that nothing important happens, mind you. Quite the contrary, in fact; I mean, there’s always drama, but not all plot and character development requires deadly seriousness.

I would also go so far as to call this the “true start of the story”. Everything up until now has been stage setting. You all know the main characters; now it’s time to start putting them into “situations”. Should be fun. Look forward to it. ^_^

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:iconmusicallover1234:
Musicallover1234 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011  Student Writer
Well my guess is that she will invite Rain to a party along with Maria and something big happens.
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DaoTianzi Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013
I'm rereading, so I can tell you you're not wrong! It's just not between Rain & Maria!
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Musicallover1234 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Student Writer
Well something big happens, but its not directly between Rain and Maria.
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Maiden-Of-The-Maggot Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
WHEN AND WHERE!? :eager: IM FRAKING READY!
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Suki-chan36 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011
Halloween parties? The entire senior class? Rain freaking out about passing? Maria trying to stop her from hyperventilating? Gavin trying his utmost not to be an idiot? Rudy crashing the party, dressed as something/someone fabulous?

.....This is going to be an AWESOME chapter.
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UsagiKnight Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
This is fascinating to me. And to be honest its the first title page that kind of gives me no clue of what is going to happen. Especially since a current background character might end up being more important now. And seeing her give out a Halloween party banner gives me a weird idea of where it is going to go. And it will be hilarious, but seeing Emily's past interactions with characters does tell the audience that despite her pretty smile you might have to be careful around her. She does have "suspicions" about Rain afterall.

I can also understand your intention. Rain wouldn't be the same story that so many people love if it was only about the drama of transitioning. Sure its a big part of it, but that isn't all that is going on. We are still people, so wehave perceptions on holidays, videogames, comics, movies, current events, just unable and chaotic episodes that leads no one to see what is going to happen. But at the same time can still be understood and believed given how the characters are written. So even if their is a chapter that doesn't have "how can you possibly do this?" we as the audience will understand that their is a time where we have to move away from that in order to really listen to the story.

As for what you said about the "true start" of the story, I can understand what you mean. If you look through popular titles such as Rorouni Kenshin and Death Note, after the first 3-4 chapters it becomes a different type of monster. At that point the players were introduced and their issues were set. After that its chaos theory. When situations happen and we are left to wonde how, given how they were introduced to us, will react. Its a common formula, but it makes me excited to see where you are going with this. And as far as I can tell, it even renews my love for the story in a way.

Congratulations on making it to this point, and glad to see you back. Hope it turns out the way you wish it too.
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slicex1 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011
oh a Halloween party, oh i can feel a storm of entertainment brewing. your work is erm... excellent, keep it up i do enjoy each page.
iamunknownlol <-- don't even try to understand it.
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PrincessJessica Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011
ooh...interesting...
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14bj337 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011
They should play mafia. Just because I've never seen mafia being played anywhere outside of real life before.
Seriously, though, this page offers a straightforward introduction. As the image is placed in the first person, it is almost as if the reader is being invited to the party (I accept, but I'm not going to be in costume for five weeks straight). It also draws out one of the minor characters, about whom we know practically nothing. A promising first page indeed!
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COMPUTERMANMIK428 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011
shes cute in this pic :)
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Animasword Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh I cannot wait for this chapter to start; already I'm trying to guess future plot elements. Let's see...it's a party so Rain's shyness will be at maximum if she was invited, and I see that it's a Halloween party so fancy costumes are a must (cue Maria's nose bleeding!); The fact that you say the plot is starting here also intrigues me as well...you wouldn't be cruel enough for Rain's secret to be expossed at the party would you? .....would you? *Sinster Frown*
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Q9R42 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
As we would say in Sweden: Allting från nu har bara varigt början.. Muhaha!! ;O
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ritsu-x-mio Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2011
Oooh.. Fun. I can't wait. Situations can also be awkward.. And judging by the obviously implied (and actual) air-quotes here, this could be interesting.
Cx
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HawkWalker Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2011
Yay I'm invited?! :D Can't wait for the new chapter ^-^
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RandomGuyC Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2011
When I saw this in my message box, I thought she was inviting Rain to girl's slumber party. Halloween parties good too.
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chihuahua0 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2011  Student Writer
Theory: Emily has a breakdown by the end of the party.
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Chicken-Yuki Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2011   Traditional Artist
Counter Theory: Emily shall realize her destiny as Queen of the Magi.

:shrug:
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KingInYellowTatters Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011
Counter-Counter Theory: Emily will realize she can't believe it's not butter.
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Chicken-Yuki Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011   Traditional Artist
:salute:

APROVED.
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Chicken-Yuki Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2011   Traditional Artist
Huh, that woman?

...

Well, luckily I'm not writing this series.

I have a tendency to have main characters that ditch parties altogether. :XD:
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JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2011  Professional Writer
Yes. That woman. :D
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16bithero1995 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2011
And I have over a billion predictions of things that may happen. Although prolly 999999999 of them won't happen but I'm certain at least 1 will
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JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2011  Professional Writer
Heh. If there are THAT many predictions, I'm sure at LEAST one should be right. Unless they're all just completely unrelated.

Like, in this chapter, Maria tries out for Olympic gymnastics for no particular reason or Aunt Fara buys a pet, cow. These would be wrong. Let theories like these be debunked right now. Sorry though, if those were two among your billion theories. ^_^
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16bithero1995 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2011
No theyre more like Rain goes to a Halloween party and...goes as the person from that manga that slips my mind. Goes as Ryan (and that's a horrible idea on trans Christmas aka Halloween). Things a long those lines. Although I also have a few that seem more like things that are more likely to happen later. Although now that I think about I would love to see Fara with a pet cow
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greatpeople123 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2011
But those were two theories within my one thousand...
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KingInYellowTatters Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2011
Will we see elements of the series Halloween Princess Pandora this chapter?
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:iconjocelynsamara:
JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2011  Professional Writer
We may. ^_^
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HiSenshi Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I see the invitation, then the person holding it...only thing I can think is...

...Oh...Shit...

~ Hi-chan <3
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JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2011  Professional Writer
Heh. If it was anyone else holding it, it'd be an entirely different story. ^_^
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louisdragon109 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
*has a bad feeling about what could probably happen to rain at that invitation*
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Undertaker972 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2011
very nice chapter page. it looks like this is gonna be a fun chapter
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VioletUke93 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Awwwww yay another cute smile :la:
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Ageknight Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2011  Student Digital Artist
I have guesses about Emily...
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:iconjocelynsamara:
JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2011  Professional Writer
Oh? Guesses, you say? I'm intrigued. ^_^
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:iconageknight:
Ageknight Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Yes, plenty of guesses ^^, but alas, I shall open my mouth when the time is right.
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