Shop Mobile More Submit  Join Login
RAIN p.35 - Girls by JocelynSamara RAIN p.35 - Girls by JocelynSamara
(Posting half an hour early due to fatigue...)

First - [link]
Prev - [link]
Next - [link]

Gavin is stomping angrily in your direction. Should you be worried? Y/N?

Much like the boys of the previous page, the other female classmates have not been formally named in canon yet, so once again to make things for you:
The freckly-faced redhead is Holly.
The plump, spectacled girl is Debbie.
And the snobby blonde ringleader (who actually HAS been named) is Emily.

It’s funny, because these are the kinds of girls I would’ve HATED in my high school days… and yet, I had so much fun with this page. I would even go so far as to say I regret not having had more opportunities to work with them quite yet (and the boys too, actually).

Sigh… Leave it to me to get attached to my supporting cast.

And yes. FaceSpace. It’s an exceedingly popular social networking site among teens… and practically everyone else too. What? Were you thinking it was called something else? I’ve mentioned this once before, but there is no actual product placement in this comic. That said, I’m all for parodies. ^_^

©2004-2011
Rain, all characters and all other aspects of the story are copyright material belonging to me.
Add a Comment:
 
:iconhugomndz:
HugoMndz Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Now that I look again, I guess Holly is more aware of things than both the characters, and us the readers
Reply
:iconunit1138:
unit1138 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011  Hobbyist
FaceSpace ah the parody is awesome.
Reply
:iconsamrules4:
samrules4 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011
things just keep getting intresting...
Reply
:iconblackdream-sjm:
BlackDream-SJM Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
facespace sound like a fictional social networking site to me but very good :D
Reply
:iconcoffinstufferd:
coffinstufferd Featured By Owner May 18, 2011
[link]

haha
Reply
:iconaeris7dragon:
aeris7dragon Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I totally want to draw your characters now... Is that okay? >.<

Hahahaha...facespace. XD
Reply
:iconusagiknight:
UsagiKnight Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
(BACKLOG, never a good thing)

Anyway, one thing I love about manga is that it doesn't have a direct focus. Normally people would think its bad, but it does actually focus more on your primary characters.

To be honest, the interaction between Holly, Debbie, and Emily really helps point out that they have problem. To be blunt, if your leads were to say 'we have a problem' the audience won't take it seriosly, its called 'The Drama Queen Effect'. This effect can be annoying. But if you have your leads keep it between them and have minor characters talk about their drama, this in turn, makes the conflict seem much bigger than it is. Much like how when Gestahl's empire seemed more of a threat, way too many people whispered that they feared Kefka much more, as an example.

In addition, it helps bring foreshadowment. Emily seems to be guessing more right answers than the other girls, and you don't have to say it, but it does seem that Emily might stir up more drama based on Rain 'Rubbing her the wrong way'. Proof that even though the story has a main cast, you can't control everyone in your story.

Love the references you make. Though I LOVE your references to popular manga, other popular things are cool, like the infamous Facebook Myspace war. As well as how the world currently is, social negltworking sites being more of an advertisement for drama than anything. Debbie making this statement true by speculation.

Anyway, great moment away from the main cast. It really helps balance out the drama that is about to happen.

(again, thanks for the pep talk, I will make it up to you)
Reply
:iconjocelynsamara:
JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2011  Professional Writer
(Tell me about it. I don't think I'll ever catch up to ALL of the messages in my inbox anymore. I'm starting to think I should hire a secretary for the easier responses. ^_^)

Funny thing: originally, this page wasn't going to exist. The plan was to go straight from page 34 to 36, but I decided to add this one in MOSTLY because I wanted to show the female classmates again (as long as I already had the boys on the previous page). Some might argue that it breaks up the action (Gavin apparently stomps very slowly). But exactly as you said, I wanted to use this opportunity to establish how other people view the situation involving the main characters.

Ultimately, I'm glad I did decide to add this. It is slightly tangential, but I feel it really adds to the overall conflict here. ^_^
Reply
:iconusagiknight:
UsagiKnight Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Aww :hu: really sorry about that. Just be thankful most of the comments aren't 4 paragraphs like mine are. That would be so mean.

And I'm happy to give input that compliments a decision. Trust me when I say that so far your decisions have been spot on throughout this production in making us care.
Reply
:iconyaoiartfan:
yaoiartfan Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2011
rain is soooo pretty!
Reply
:iconseeker-of-revelation:
seeker-of-revelation Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
"Gavin is stomping angrily in your direction. Should you be worried? Y/N?"
>n
>parlay with gavin
"Command not recognized"
>negotiate with gavin
"Command not recognized"
>amiably hash out differences with gavin
"Command not recognized"
>punch gavin
"You punch Gavin. Now he's really angry."
>dammit
"Command not recognized"
Reply
:iconchihuahua0:
chihuahua0 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011  Student Writer
...M?
Reply
:iconseeker-of-revelation:
seeker-of-revelation Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
A random letter to you as well, sir!
Reply
:iconshadowlord19:
shadowlord19 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah that girl with the blond hair kinda sounds like a b----- herself. and things aren't looking so good for rain now, because I can tell Gavin's going to try something here. As always Nice Work.
Reply
:iconchihuahua0:
chihuahua0 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011  Student Writer
"Um... where our teacher during all of this?" -Holly.

I find this line very amusing.

Holly looks like one of my friends, but without glasses. I would love to see her again.
Reply
:iconjocelynsamara:
JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011  Professional Writer
Don't worry. I'm sure we'll see lots of Holly in the future. ^_^
Reply
:iconchihuahua0:
chihuahua0 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011  Student Writer
Actually, she reminds me of another friend. Oh, well.

Good job playing with the forth wall.
Reply
:iconynot1989:
YNot1989 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ok, just out of curiosity, did you come up with the idea of "FaceSpace," from watching Boston Legal?
Reply
:iconjocelynsamara:
JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011  Professional Writer
Actually, I came up with it by combining Facebook and MySpace.

Honestly, I don't even know what Boston Legal is. I mean, I know it's a TV show, but I've never seen it and have no idea what it's about.
Reply
:iconynot1989:
YNot1989 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It was the last thing William Shatner starred in before his new sitcom. It was the first place I heard use it, but I suppose its probably not the first.
Reply
:icondivinevalley:
DivineValley Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011
Lol facespace. This is like my gym class only it's only girls. Sooo a whole bunch of drama goes on and I always wonder wheres the teacher and there I find her playing on her ipad in the corner.
Reply
:iconjocelynsamara:
JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011  Professional Writer
Well, the gym class itself is TECHNICALLY separated by sex. The boys and girls wouldn't be playing together, but their respective locker rooms exit into the same gymnasium.

But yeah, I'm pretty sure Mrs. Parker is just standing outside until she can hear again. ^_^
Reply
:iconvidwatcher1121:
vidwatcher1121 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011
...I just realized Rain has green eyes. Now I feel stupid for not noticing earlier. >.>
Reply
:iconjocelynsamara:
JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011  Professional Writer
That's okay. The eyes are such a small area that I don't necessarily always color them. Plus, in Rain's case, we never really see more than one eye at one time. ^_^
Reply
:iconmusicallover1234:
Musicallover1234 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011  Student Writer
Interesting I wonder what's going to happen next. And I love it when characters break thought the fourth wall.
Reply
:iconmaiden-of-the-maggot:
Maiden-Of-The-Maggot Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
:icononionx3plz: good grief rain is cute!
Reply
:iconsuperdeformedchibi:
superdeformedchibi Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
A Stomping Gavin draws near! Command?
Reply
:iconseeker-of-revelation:
seeker-of-revelation Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I don't think Rain is the type to immediately leap into a Fight, and doubt that she has either an Item or Magic to use. Egad, does this mean she'll be forced to Run? :O
Reply
:iconsuperdeformedchibi:
superdeformedchibi Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Well, that should be okay since it's gym class...and we have already seen her demonstrate amazing running away abilities...so I guess she would probably Run. If it were Pokemon she might be able to catch StompGavin in a Pokeball (provided that she has one) but I digress.
Reply
:iconzomgkitty42:
Zomgkitty42 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Things with Gavin are going to get interesting. But I don't think we should be to worried
Reply
:iconmaverick27zx:
maverick27zx Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011
it's sad that i've asked my self the same question that Holly asked in high school...
also i would be worried if Gavin stomped angrily in my direction
well keep up the good work
Reply
:iconjocelynsamara:
JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011  Professional Writer
There's never a teacher when you need one. And always one when it's the last thing you want. Just can't win. -_-

Yeah, I wouldn't want someone like Gavin stomping angrily in my direction either. He's a pretty big guy.

And thank you; I'm glad you like it! :D
Reply
:iconwerewolf-hero:
Werewolf-Hero Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Holly warrior of the 4th wall
Yes we should worry about Galvin he scares me. I like girls much better but way do they think Maria is with him?
Reply
:iconanimasword:
Animasword Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
'Gavin is stomping angrily in your direction. Should you be worried? Y/N? '

Depends who are. If you're any those other girls, not really; if you're Rain...Yes! Run like hell!
Reply
:iconfakenameyfakenamey:
fakenameyfakenamey Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011
I think Holly just owned the fourth wall.
Reply
:iconjocelynsamara:
JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011  Professional Writer
She pwned it, even.

Like a n00b.
Reply
:iconfakenameyfakenamey:
fakenameyfakenamey Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2011
No, like a pro. ;)
Reply
:iconapsm:
apsm Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011
Wait...so no one knows Maria is gay?

And that Emily girl sounds like a bitch so far.
Reply
:iconjocelynsamara:
JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011  Professional Writer
Besides Rudy, Gavin and Rain, nobody has ANY idea that Maria is gay.

Emily does quite a bit of bitchtitude at this point, doesn't she? ^_^
Reply
:icondark7hero:
Dark7Hero Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011
Y
FACESPACE!!
Reply
:iconviii-bit:
VIII-Bit Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011
I used to pity girls like that. Especially like Emily. They don't have friends; they have cronies. She's getting closer to finding out the truth, but who knows how close she'll get. She seems to be a bit suspicious, but then again, she might just be looking for some in-the-moment gossip... But then again, she might go digging for some truth. If she finds out, the whole school is going to know.

Also, it seems like EVERYONE has some sort of eerily accurate intuition on the subject of Rain. So much so, that it's starting to become a bit odd. Why is everyone in this school so damn astute and observative? o_O

Also, I love how Holly looks like she's breaking the 4th wall, asking the readers where Mrs. Parker is. It probably wasn't intentional, but I love it when characters break the 4th wall. Maybe she's still reeling from the shock of nearly-punctured eardrums.

Also, I don't think Rain has ever looked as cute as she is in panel 7.

Also, that's enough saying "also"... XP
Reply
:iconjocelynsamara:
JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011  Professional Writer
Really? Everyone? It's mostly just Emily and Mrs. Parker that think something's up (not that they'd ever be able to guess the truth given what they know). Maybe it just seems like this though because I kinda focus on it whenever someone does make a rather clever observation. Or... am I actually forgetting something myself (which is a little embarrassing if that's the case, but probably would be good to have pointed out to me if I did)?

Also, I actually can't judge someone for saying "also" a lot. I'm actually notorious for actually overusing the word "actually", actually. ^_^
Reply
:iconviii-bit:
VIII-Bit Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011
Sorry, I was sort of exaggerating when I said "Everyone" I was talking about just the main and supporting cast. I wasn't being too clear on that... But I have noticed quite a few of them who were close... Maria guessed before she knew, Mrs. Parker alluded to it, and now Emily is starting to get suspicious. It's probably just me, but it seems like there are too many people getting on the right track for it to be solely intuition. It's almost like Rain's giving off some sort of subconscious tell.
Reply
:iconellienoodlesoup:
EllieNoodleSoup Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Those girls sure talk a lot...
Reply
:iconmajorkerina:
majorkerina Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2011  Student Writer
LOL ^^ Love it. Love the writing.
Reply
:iconjocelynsamara:
JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011  Professional Writer
Thank you very much! :D
Reply
:iconmajorkerina:
majorkerina Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2011  Student Writer
Always my honor ^^.
Reply
:iconkeiriverin:
keiriverin Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2011
Really great page! And that miiiiiight be the cutest pic of Rain ever, in the second to last panel. She look like she needs a million hugs. ;_;
Reply
:iconjocelynsamara:
JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011  Professional Writer
Thank you very much! ^_^

No less than one million hugs. :XD:
Reply
:iconstorytypist:
StoryTypist Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2011
Emily is suuuuch a jerk -_-. She'll be that annoying little pest that'll try to figure out Rain's secret throughout the entire webomic...if she's rich, then we'll have more reason to hate her :D.

Rain looks soooo cute in the second last panel! :iconpervplz:
Reply
Add a Comment:
 
×




Details

Submitted on
February 15, 2011
Image Size
352 KB
Resolution
650×975
Link
Thumb
Embed

Stats

Views
15,237 (1 today)
Favourites
83 (who?)
Comments
81
Downloads
75
×