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RAIN p.16 - Crash by JocelynSamara RAIN p.16 - Crash by JocelynSamara
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“Oh… my… god…”

Well, I thought about being a total jerk and just leaving it at that while you wait all weekend to see where things go from there, but there’s actually a number of things I wanted to address about this page.

You see, I have an outline for this comic, but I don’t really follow it all the time. Make no mistake, this crash was always planned; but there have been at least three separate candidates for the other end of the collision (the other two being miscellaneous kids from page 10 - [link]), all of which taking the story in different directions. I opted for this kid instead, whom you’ll get to know quite well in the near future. He’s an important character and this is SUCH a perfect opportunity to bring him in.

And for those of you wondering, “why does that boy have an orange collar instead of a blue one like all of the other students?” Well, as part of the uniform in St. Hallvard High School, the color of the collar (and ends of the sleeves) denotes what grade you’re in:
:bulletred: Red - Freshman
:bulletorange: Orange - Sophomore
:bulletgreen: Green - Junior
:bulletblue: Blue - Senior
I will probably clarify this directly within the comic at some point, but really haven’t had a solid means of doing so just yet, so I thought this friendly little reminder might be welcome, as I’m sure a number of you were wondering that.

And on a personal note, I didn’t realize it until earlier today, but I really have to stop using “crashing into each other in the halls” as a device for having characters meet… ^_^ (The Lavender Town fans will get it.)

Aaaaand… okay, now that’s it. See you next year! :D

Rain, all characters and all other aspects of the story are copyright material belonging to me.
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Casylum Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014  Student General Artist
Nicely planned out! Whenever I try to write comics, they seem to be so fast-paced. This one flows so smoothly though~
hereru Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha...there's a trope for that:

Freddy-kun Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
XD someone really needs to learn to fall with their legs shut.
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UsagiKnight Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2011  Student Traditional Artist

Sorry, as you know, Rudy is one of my favorite male primary characters. Guess because its so easy to love and identify with him. But either way, it was a good decision. To me it wouldn't make sense to have an encounter with a secondary character only because it goes against the rules of roles for important characters. And the fact that Rain has no idea of Rudy's blood relation to Maria really makes the story seem logical when you think about it.

I of coarse can only guess what happened, but if Rudy blushed at noticing something up Rain's skirt you don't need to ask me what I'm thinking. Hopefully the situation doesn't crash as well.

Love how you use natural manga humor in the story. The 'Logical Progression' bit really made me laugh because it has that awkward feeling that its only presant in Rain's head and not seen by others. But either way, even if he won't be the first to know he does have to be told as Rain does seem to have some good memories with him.

Either way, just like in page 8 (i think) nothing ever goes as planned. Unfortunately leading us as the reader to come back to see their troubles continue. Really makes us seem like bad people with that in mind. But either, keep strong and continue to tell Rain's story. So far it has been beautiful.
JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2011  Professional Writer
Well, if she had bumped into one of the secondary characters, it probably would've brought them to the foreground a bit. Still, Rudy seemed like the best choice. For one thing, you're right, I really should be focusing on the characters who are already established to be important. Plus, with Rudy being in a different grade, it's a little challenging to make him interact with anyone else sometimes. As such, bumping in the halls during lunch period really isn't such a bad idea.

Fun fact: in the original fantasy version, Rudy wasn't introduced until MUCH later (almost at the halfway point of the whole story, actually). So, it's really nice to see him come in so soon. ^_^

And whatever you think Rudy is seeing, you're probably right. :ohnoes:

I don't know why, but I was really proud of the "Logical Progression" thing. It's been about 7 years since they last saw each other, and during a time of their lives when their bodies are going to go through a lot of changes. As such, it's pretty reasonable that neither of them recognize each other. But once everything is presented to Rain, the pieces suddenly start to come together.

Readers will see Rain get into trouble again and again over the course of this story. There is no denying this; she simply doesn't have an easy life. But if I'm telling this story correctly, readers will want to come back to see how she can overcome these situations. I mean, it's not so bad if people keep coming back just hoping for the best for her, right? ^_^
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Undertaker972 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2010
uh oh! well at least she found someone to tell lol
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