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RAIN p.12 - Freaking Out by JocelynSamara RAIN p.12 - Freaking Out by JocelynSamara
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Rain and Aunt Fara bicker. Hilarity ensues. I can already tell you these are going to be some of my favorite pages to do. ^_^

I hope no one minds the jumpy flow of time. The story may be set in a high school, but Im just going to bore the snot out of everyone if I waste time showing every class. Youll get to see more classes and teachers in time when you need to.

Also, Aunt Fara is still at the school because shes a teacher. An art teacher to be exact. Apparently, fourth period is an off period for her if shes just sitting around on the internets though.

And finally, yes, Aunt Fara was browsing my DeviantArt page, because I dont know the meaning of shame.

2004-2010
Rain, all characters and all other aspects of the story are copyright material belonging to me.
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:iconazumarillaquajet:
AzumarillAquaJet Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
The "one guy, huh?" thing killed me
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dreisteine Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2015
The link to page 13 also seems borken.
Broken links found: 12, 13
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DazedDaisiesO-o Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is definitely one of my fave pages. :lmao:
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Pseudowitch Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012
I stumbled upon your comic and find it very amusing so far. This boy is quickly learning that a girl's life is not as easy as he might have thought. I add to interactive stories along these lines on Writing.com. If your interested, let me know, I'll send you a link.
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MelodieRox Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Story of my life: being freaked out by guys. ;p This comic is awesome.
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whitefox00 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
That seems really awesome and unrealistic for a trans-girl, but I guess characters from comics are supposed to look cute. Or maybe I just don't get out enough. x.x

I love the left-eye thing. It's like an unintentional recurring theme. ^ ^
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akainu0 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2011
I don't blame you about throwing in your DeviantArt page.

I also am a shameless self promoter.

See my FanFiction.net profile [link]
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:iconblufire1992:
Blufire1992 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2011  Student Writer
"This is just from fourth period."
Best. Line. Ever...
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Maiden-Of-The-Maggot Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
:iconblushplz: rain is adorable!

O: thats alot of guys wantin' to go out with her!!
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:iconjocelynsamara:
JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2010  Professional Writer
I guess all these guys agree with you. ^_^
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Maiden-Of-The-Maggot Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
CX i guess they do!
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UsagiKnight Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Forgot about this in the last comment, so yeah. I wouldnt worry to much about the background. Even McCloud and Fred Gallagher claim that the background has to convey information. Like in page 4 Rain was doing a lot of things before getting ready in the morning (shower, feed puddles, get dressed) so we needed a background to know what she is doing. This page and th page before, we know where the characters are and since the characters arent interacting with anything in the background it can be forgiven. Though you shouldnt be lazy either.

As for this page, i can understand her upset. Everyone thinks people of this condition ask for this. Little do people know that its more about being yourself rather than look for a love interest. And for someone as young as rain she would feel like everything is going so fast. But its no different than kids that skip grades.

Let me put it this way. Because kids can skip grades doesnt mean they should. There classmates have physically and emotionally matured at the same time so they kind of can handle themselves in public. So if you apply that to rain, everything that has been learned over many years need to be learned in only a couple of hours. It really is a sad thing especially when she has a secret to keep.

As a creator. be thankful for a webcomic, in japan it won't be as easy. If you think about 16-60 pages in a shonen manga submitted every week really is an intimidating thing though you love to draw. Not long when you think about inking, toning, coloring, shading, etc. Trust me that I wish that you submitted more pages. I know this is your current level, and to sacrifice storytelling for more pages a week really isn't worth it. Again, glad I can be excited for yor story to come to life.
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JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2010  Professional Writer
Yeah, that's basically my philosophy on backgrounds. I'll use it if it's necessary to establish where the scene is or interact with. Otherwise, they're not my strongpoint, and will slow me down. It borders on lazy at times, but I think I'm still generally in a safe zone, so to speak.

As for her freaking out, well, you're right. This is extremely overwhelming. I said this to one of the other commenters already but it's basically irrelevant whether or not Rain is legitimately interested in any of the people flirting with her; she's just not used to this kind of attention.

I wish I could submit more pages too (especially since I'm nearly thirty pages beyond what's posted and am on a completely different story arc now), but posting like this DOES have it's advantages. For instance, I recently squeezed an extra two pages in the middle of things I'd already written in order to make later scenes work better (a luxury I would not have if I had to go from piece to piece). Plus, in the event that I get sick or injured, I don't have to rush to post something (incidentally, I have a cut on my finger, impairing my ability to draw for the time being).
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UsagiKnight Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
I can admit I'm worried about backgrounds myself, but again seeing your philosophy really helped. Also enjoy the emotions from your characters that things happen that no one asks for. and your 30 page gap is a good bit of advise. I felt like Iearn so much.

Need to point out that I give another comment as my way of saying I read my last comment. Really want everyone to know I read what they wrote and drew. But I guess you know at this point that I do that. So yeah, amazed we are at this point where we know we are looking.
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shanweeboy Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2010
pht...i doubt every damn boy in school would write notez...if so...id be afraid....vary afraid....
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Undertaker972 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2010
all those love notes from 1 period? damn 'shes' really popular already lol
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JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2010  Professional Writer
The notes from all of the other classes are probably overflowing from her locker... ^_^
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Suki-chan36 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2010
*Rain opens her locker* *she is crushed by a tidal wave of notes* OH, GOD! THE PAPER CUTS!!!!!
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Undertaker972 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2010
i would think so lol
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vidwatcher1121 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2010
Uh... I know the hair is supposed to hide her left eye, but the way it looks on this page is as if the eye is missing. The hair doesn't fully cover the area of where the eye should be/is.
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JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2010  Professional Writer
Yeah, I do that sometimes. Style-wise, I seem to be subconsciously determined to keep that eye obscured, even when it should logically be visible. I guess that's kinda weird. -_-

I hope it's not too bothersome. I'll try to be better about that in the future. ^^;
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DivineValley Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2010
Lol wish I got that many!!! Aw man Rain is so funny! "BOYS ARE ASKING ME OUT!!!!!" Oh no!!! C'mon Rain a bunch of cute guys wanna date you! But pick Gavin! He's super cute!
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JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2010  Professional Writer
I think she's just a little overwhelmed. Rain was under the impression that she'd just be skirting by undetected by anyone. One squeak later, she has half the senior class paying attention to her. Whether she's interested in any of them or not, she's just not used to this kind of attention.

"But pick Gavin! He's super cute!"
Thank you for that. You're officially the first person to ship some kind of pairing for this comic. I feel this is a major milestone for the story. ^_^
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DivineValley Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2010
Yay I made a milestone! *fist pump* But they would be soooo cute together! Actually in a mini drabble series I write I have two best friends reunite and fall in love and well I see potential with those too! Besides how can you not love Gavin? He's so funny!
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Musicallover1234 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2010  Student Writer
"You got these all day?", "this is just from fourth period" ha that's great. She's is kind of cute but either the boys at her school just really want a girl or she's really good at looking like a girl (which she is). Anyway its getting very interesting. I thought she was looking at a DeviantArt page, she must really have a lot of time on her hands :-) .
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JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2010  Professional Writer
Well, she IS rather convincing. But yeah, I guess the guys are going a bit crazy for her. Someone else said something similar and it made me realize that apparently every boy in her class is single, I guess. Oh, well. I guess Rain is just "the new shiny" that's caught everyone's eye. ^_^
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Musicallover1234 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2010  Student Writer
That's probably true. After a while they will probably get weeded out to the more desperate one then those that just like her for being the new thing.
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kidotrar Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Niiiice xD I remember a similar experience like this. I was asked out by the first guy I met, first period on my first day of high school. It was a new school, so I was super excited.

The next day I found out he just kind of pursued anyone because no one really liked him at all. I tried to give him a chance to be genuinely interested in, and called him to talk and tried to get to know him, but he didn't really give a crap. Forgot he asked me out two days later. Ha.

I remember going to Seton Catholic School that people paid a ton for, and NONE of the money hit any of the things we needed... it all went to sports, while the technology was out of date, classes didn't have supplies they needed, and the heat didn't work during winter. Schools are pretty ridiculous.
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JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2010  Professional Writer
Wow. Wacky. Thank for justifying the scene a bit too. I was mildly worried that I was overdoing it. ^^;

It was the same thing when I went to Catholic school. The tuition was steep to begin with, but in the three years I went there, it increased by like $500 each year. And what was it all used for? Well, we had these really impressive murals, a beautiful courtyard, a nice, big pond, etc.. You know, important stuff. But the computers used DOS and the current President according to our textbooks was Gerald effing Ford.

Hence why I decided to throw in that little bit of commentary. I believe, by my memory, Amanda had similar gripes in Lavender Town too. So, I guess I make this point a lot. ^^;
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kidotrar Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Our books had the Soviet Union!
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HiArtrt Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2010
Erm... does Rain have the "surprise" down under?
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superdeformedchibi Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Go back and read from page one. If you still don't get it, ask that question again.
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HiArtrt Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2010
i've been reading em as they come out but never understood if hes operated, might not be as clear to other readers too
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SHarles25 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2010
well, many girls must be single too if Rain can get that many papers in so few time!
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JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2010  Professional Writer
Now that you mention it, it seems like nobody's apparently in a relationship... or lots of guys are cheating.
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SHarles25 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2010
lol, unless we want a drama, we pick the 1st option =P
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LightningMegaRaichu Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2010
Lol so much love notes.
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JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2010  Professional Writer
So. Many. Notes! :XD:
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LightningMegaRaichu Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2010
Yeah :XD:
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PrincessJessica Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2010
LOL so funny :)
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JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2010  Professional Writer
Thank you! I'm glad you think so! :D
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Werewolf-Hero Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Well maybe this will help Rain see the beautiful woman that the rest of us do.
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:iconjocelynsamara:
JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2010  Professional Writer
I doubt it. :XD:
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Werewolf-Hero Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
:( Thats to bad such a nice girl should not go around thinking she is ugly. True beauty is within.
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majorkerina Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2010  Student Writer
*giggles* ^_^ LOVE IT! <3
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JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2010  Professional Writer
Thanks! I'm glad you think so! :D
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majorkerina Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2010  Student Writer
^_^ My honor. Love it all and this is probably the coolest panel so far. I love the style and visuals and writing and all ^^. *bow*
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fakenameyfakenamey Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2010
Dude, I never passed a love note... ever.

That's why god invented text messaging :D
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JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2010  Professional Writer
Crazy kids and their crazy technology.

In my day, we didn't HAVE text messaging! You could only TALK on phones! And they were attached to cords. And if you wanted to talk on them in public, you needed QUARTERS to make it work! And even then, it only worked half of the time!

Man, I feel old now... :|
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