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RAIN p.38 - A Real Couple by JocelynSamara RAIN p.38 - A Real Couple by JocelynSamara
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I have mixed feelings about the third row of panels. Itís cute and funny watching her face change as each new thought enters her mind, but I do worry she may have gotten over being sad a little too fast. On the other hand, I hesitate to drag out sadness longer than necessary (at least at this early stage of the game), or I could run the risk of making Rain annoying (which I obviously donít want).

Rudy is of course chatty as always, and it seems like he wants to tell us a story. This should be interesting. ^_^

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:iconjasonthefuzz:
JasontheFuzz Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I realize this page was written a while ago, but I found your comic through Top Web Comics, and I'm reading my way to the present.

Regarding the change of facial expressions, Rain may have been smiling by the fourth panel, but her chin is still lowered. Her body language suggests that, although she is grinning awkwardly at her own question, she's still not fully recovered from the sadness.
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wolf-blazer Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011  Student Interface Designer
O.e
*prosesing....prosecing...*
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shadowlord19 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This will be a interesting story.
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UsagiKnight Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
The story of my life, a constant 'I'm sorry for everything scene', real classic. But its definitely a scene I love to see play out. A scene you can really learn about others through.

Rain's apology shows a deep concern for what has happened and being new to Maria and Gavin's chemistry only adds more confusion to her conscious. Rudy's reaction may have been a joke, but that's his way of telling Rain not to take it to seriously. Rudy must be really familiar with past Gavin/Maria collisions over even the smallest thing (the last french fry).

Although I can admit that I'm really fascinated with Rudy's observation of Maria's sexuality. Though I may argue that Sexuality and Love aren't the same. Much like Gender Identity and Sexuality aren't the same. To put it this way, Maria maybe physically attracted to girls, but it doesn't mean she found that person that can make her smile. So considering that, it will be perfectly normal for someone like Maria to have been in male relationships. It is just another journey of the heart. Though the specifics will still be interesting to know in coming pages.

Again, having Rudy to tell Rain to shut up was once in a life time. Look forward to the next installment.
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NevermoreFox Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this series is pure gold, and you are a magic worker. its easy to get drawn into the story.
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Werewolf-Hero Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
There beards?
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:iconjocelynsamara:
JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2011  Professional Writer
What? Beards? What about beards? :O_o:
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:iconwerewolf-hero:
Werewolf-Hero Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Galvin and Maria are pretending to date eachouther to look hetro. Yes?
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chitttick1 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2011
"Rain. Don't take this personally, but shut up." has to be the best line ever XD
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:iconjocelynsamara:
JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2011  Professional Writer
Heh. Thank you. I quite like it too. :XD:
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lenga-chan Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2011
Aaaaah, now I'm in such suspennnnnnse trying to figure out what's going on Gavin/Maria wise. Because whatever it is is at the very least not your typical football player and cheerleader.
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JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2011  Professional Writer
Heh. I could see Gavin as a football player, but Maria as a cheerleader is just wrong...

...so wrong in fact, that I may have to draw it some day. :XD:
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Suki-chan36 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2011
I don't think Rain got over it too quickly at all - in fact, I think her reactions were perfectly normal. Her guilt and fear was assuaged by Rudy, so she had little to do besides change the subject. Besides, Rudy did tell her to shut up. xD
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JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2011  Professional Writer
Points taken. You bring up some solid logic. :XD:
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Suki-chan36 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2011
I try. xD
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chihuahua0 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2011  Student Writer
What is that expression Rudy has in the last panel, and why do you keep forgetting to draw noses on your characters. :P

I bet that Rain could end up with Rudy. Rain has the potienal to end up in many ships due to her transsexual status. and unclear orientation.
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:iconjocelynsamara:
JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2011  Professional Writer
I never forget to draw a nose. I might opt not to draw them at times though. :XD:

Indeed, Rain COULD end up in many ships due to these factors. I don't always design my stories with so many possibilities, but I'm interested in seeing fans ship various assorted pairings involving Rain. ^_^
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chihuahua0 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2011  Student Writer
I might do a ship, but since my scanner doesn't work, I can't post any of my artwork. :( I have this really good sketch of one of my OCs (Justin Peterson from my first fanfic)...

When will you do a character poll?
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:iconjocelynsamara:
JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2011  Professional Writer
Hmm... I need to update my poll anyway, so why don't I do one now? :D
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YNot1989 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
AHHHH!!! I HATE THAT WORD! "Normal," WTF is normal anyway? In a universe made up largely of dark matter, the remainder of matter being hydrogen, almost everything in the visible universe that is remotely interesting could be best described as trace contaminates, so why arbitrarily deem one type of trace contaminate (a person) somehow inferior to another?
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Suki-chan36 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2011
Power of Science: 1
Existence of Normalcy: 0
Applause For Your Comment: OVER 9,000!!!
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Retro-Spudnik Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2011
I think it was good! It was a pretty awesome transition. Better than I could do. :P
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:iconjocelynsamara:
JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2011  Professional Writer
Thank you. I'm glad you liked it! :D
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Musicallover1234 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2011  Student Writer
Well this is interesting could Maria be bi, and maybe the reason why she didn't tell Rain was that she likes her I guess we will see. I love how Rudy says "Don't take this personally but shut up" that's great. I can't wait for the next page.
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Enkidude Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2011
The third row is not necessarily too fast; remember that there is a space between each image. It is merely in the head of the reader how fast the story moves onward: at reading pace, or at actual pace.
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JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2011  Professional Writer
That is a good point. I didn't think of it like that.
A lot of people are bringing up good points, actually.

Apparently, I'm just quick to nitpick myself. ^^;
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JillianNC Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2011
Sounds like Rudy has the potential to be the occasional voice of reason here.
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:iconjocelynsamara:
JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2011  Professional Writer
Occasionally, yes. Rudy is probably brighter than even he realizes. He's just too impulsive to put enough thought into everything he says. ^^;
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DivineValley Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2011
Rudy is one of those brothers who just loves to tell everyone their sister's secrets huh? ...Yeah I have one of those too.
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JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2011  Professional Writer
Oh, yeah. Rudy basically lives to make Maria's life hell. He feels it's his obligation as a little brother. That said, he'd also consider her one of his best friends, so it really is a pretty bizarre relationship...

I guess that's just siblings for you though. ^^;
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DivineValley Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2011
My brother is my living hell not my friend. That is why I no longer keep a journal and why I lock my phone up at night.
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LightningMegaRaichu Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2011
I can't wait to see how they got together.
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JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2011  Professional Writer
I can't wait to reveal it. :D
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LightningMegaRaichu Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2011
Yeah :D
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COMPUTERMANMIK428 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2011
i like how this is going :)
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:iconjocelynsamara:
JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2011  Professional Writer
I'm delighted to hear that. ^_^
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Leo-Base-Maker Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2011  Student General Artist
like Rain, i'm confuse as well @-@ about the Gavin and Maria couple thing, and like to know how they got together
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JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2011  Professional Writer
Fortunately, you won't have to wait too much longer to find that all out. ^_^
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Leo-Base-Maker Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2011  Student General Artist
:iconyayzplz:
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PrincessJessica Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2011
Ooh, this is getting interesting.
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:iconjocelynsamara:
JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2011  Professional Writer
I'm glad to hear it! :D
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PrincessJessica Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2011
it might be a bit soon, but I'm gonna go ahead and support Rain and Rudy as a couple. They look cute together
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Yitomic Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2011
Third row I'd keep the text as is but just switch the expressions of #1 and #2. To me this is more suited with the eye popping and craziness. Flows better IMO. So... What's the story ^-^
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:iconjocelynsamara:
JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2011  Professional Writer
You know, you have a point about the switch. It makes sense.

And huzzah for upcoming story time. ^_^
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Yitomic Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2011
So is this going to be one of those stories we fall asleep during while he's talking? xD I can just see him going on for hours and Rain is there asleep
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apsm Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2011
I sure do Rudy! Tell us!
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:iconjocelynsamara:
JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2011  Professional Writer
Yeah, Rudy! Come on! What are you waiting for?

(Yes, I'm seriously excited too.) :XD:
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Nelekra Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2011
sounds like something interesting is about to happen :)
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JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2011  Professional Writer
I think it's interesting, but I might be biased. ^_^

I do hope you'll find it interesting too though. :D
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Nelekra Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2011
Who knows :3 <3
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