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RAIN p.41 - Smokescreen by JocelynSamara RAIN p.41 - Smokescreen by JocelynSamara
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End flashback sequence. ^_^

To be fair, some of you have correctly predicted the reason for Maria and Gavin’s “relationship”. Others of you, probably just read the character bios. The rest of you might be surprised… or not? It’s not exactly the most complex logic ever…

Artistic notes: the first panel was a bitch to draw (and I’m still not totally happy with it), but I’m generally pleased with it. Also, I really like drawing Debbie (the spectacled girl in panel 3) for some reason; I can’t quite put my finger on it, but I think it’s just that she’s so different from the other characters in design, that it makes her fun to draw. The second to last panel is also quite noteworthy. The “Maria Raspberry” and especially the “Happy Gavin” faces crack me up.

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Rain, all characters and all other aspects of the story are copyright material belonging to me.
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Fairportfan Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013
As i said a few pages back, Gavin ought either shave that stubble or grow a full beard.
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Fairportfan Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013
"... imagine that ..."
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LiaHansen Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Student Artist
Wow! cool subplot!
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warn0238 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I love your comic! Been going back through these first ones to just re-experience it. The idea of just going through the motions and that it'll "fix" you seems to run rampant in the LGBT community, everyone seems to think it and everyone that does eventually realizes what a fool they've been. Heck I joined the Army to "fix" me... yeah that worked out great. Haha
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Freddy-kun Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012
lol Gavin's a Beard.
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eleventhdr Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
so you are saying that gay girls can't have male friends!
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JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011  Professional Writer
I beg your pardon? :O_o:

When did I ever say that?
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stuartd9 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2011
the bubble face thing is f-ing priceless :D
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UsagiKnight Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
I can understand your frustrations with the first panel. I think its mostly the angle and how the characters fit into the panel. I would also poinr out that sound effects written in kanji might add more impact to Rudy's beating. But that's just me, I really recommend redrawing panel one on its own sheet and not in a panel and see how it works. Who knows, your brain may click and say 'oh, it makes more sense to do it like this.' But at least you're still attempting these poses, every attempt counts (OCSC).

To be honest, I hope that Maria and Gavin stay friends too. Both of them as people are better than this little fued over Rain. But I guess it needs to happen anyway, just as a test of understanding. And even though the smoke screen idea is good, we all know a lie can't last. Poor Maria and Gavin it really is hard for both of them to be expected to be together.

About Debbie, it is quite funny that happens. Naoko Takeuchi-sensei said in an interview she enjoyed drawing Umino-kun the most from Sailor Moon because he IS so different. To me it is a little sad, considering that sometimes our artistic hands just like drawing a character so much that we find ways to put them in scenes. But are still disappointed because they aren't apart of the maincast.

But anyway, it really is a sad page. To be honest, straight people have it hard too. To be expected to fall in love with certain people. To be expected to be swept away by a noble knight and be fallen for by the fair haired damsel. It really is a fantasy most people wish boys and girls had but still don't feel in their hearts. Because all dreams are unique from that cookie cutter mold, and each magical in its own way.

Also went all giggly with your Gavin and Maria smiley faces. Awesome additions. Look forward to seeing Rain, Rudy, and Fara smileys as well.
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Maiden-Of-The-Maggot Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
maria and gavin faces in the bubble are just priceless XD

you dont F with maria D:
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