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RAIN p.42 - Hung Up by JocelynSamara RAIN p.42 - Hung Up by JocelynSamara
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Get it? “Hung up”? Oh man, that’s punny. (Or, you know, terrible…) I had a few other titles in mind, but I just couldn’t resist the stupid joke. -_-

I hope you don’t mind the whole “phone conversation” thing. I feel like I use it a lot in this chapter. Admittedly I debated turning this specific scene into an IM conversation just to break it up, but figured it’d be more dramatic to actually have Gavin and Maria physically yelling at each other. Verbal rage for the win (I guess).

I really like this page because I feel like it’s something ANYONE can relate to (making it so delightfully frustrating). I mean, they’re arguing with each other, but they’re kind of on the same side… it’s just a different view from the same side. If they just shut up for a second and listened to each other instead of trying to make their own point, they might even see that.

(Good times, good times.)

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

Heh.  IM conversations can be fun in comics - Dan Shive does them as if the characters were their avatars and talking face to face.

...and he usually chooses hilarious avatars.

2ndAvatar Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I totally thought that they were standing right next to each other but still using phones for a minute there. :XD: I love this comic, keep up the great work!
atsuyuri-sama Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I havn't read bios or skipped ahead, so for me, this is just a guess...

I have a strong feeling that Gavin is so conflicted because he is actually attracted to Rain. He was was before he knew she is still physically a 'he', anyway. Feelings like that don't blow over so easily, after all: if you're attracted to someone, you're attracted to them, whether you act on/accept it or not.
chihuahua0 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2011  Student Writer
The art is getting better and better!

I think the theory that Gavin has a crush on Maria is very plasiable, or he is jealous.
chihuahua0 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2011  Student Writer
Also, the phone scene is an awesome idea. It makes them look like they're actually agruing in person, and their positions and the background makes the scene look dynamic.

The Beard is Growing real fast.
jackiskarismas Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2011
Oooh, this is getting intresting O.O
Musicallover1234 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2011  Student Writer
This brings up some interesting plot developments. I think that Maria is more accepting of Rain but I think that she likes her. And I think that Gavin is less accepting of Rain but I think he be have to accept her because I think that he kind of likes her, which I have to admit is pretty confusing liking your friend a boy who you like as a girl. I am curious to see what happens next.
UsagiKnight Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
And still continue to make me smile with your weird puns. It really is a silly thing to say after you just hung up on someone.

I myself really enjoy the thought behind phones. Logically they both live pretty close, so why talk on the internet? And most likely its Gavin who called first (for obvious reasons) and to me an IM just doesn't seem to personal. Reason I say this is because Gavin won't know if Maria's really listening to him. So the phone is important to keep the momentum going and the drama real.

Panel three being important also important to the 'same side' idea. The panel is the same color and they are only seperated by slightly altered speech. So I'm sure if they did stop speaking they will realize it doesn't have to be this way.

Now for Maria, considering her lesbian feelings, probably doesn't know what to think about Rain. To me it really must be hard, you don't understand whether she could love her because she's a girl or a boy. But I guess the best thing to feel is how they make you feel. Hooefully Maria will see that. Gavin on the other, proves to me that he still has a heart, though still confused about his old friend. I'm sure that at one point he felt like he could actually date her, but realizing she was Ryan made him really confused. Such as 'did my old friend really go away' or 'can we still be buds after this' or even 'did he make me fall in love with him or did I fall for him on my own'? These really are questions that really hurt boy his age. And to me, I really hope he betters himself as a man through this journey Rain has put him on. In the end, being diagnosed with gender identity problems isn't a condition you have to journey with alone.

:hug: Happy to know that none of us are alone in any journey.
Nelekra Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2011
Aw :< he seems so sad D> yeah I agree :) I like this one more than any one you made ^^ I liek the zig zag chat boxes too, shows how they are going so jaggedly back and forth and back and forth! I think he might be gay or something ;) or like Rain. But we'll find out :3
dolphin64575 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
B'aaaaaaaaawwwwwwwwwww :cries: Gavin's just confused about his old best friend! and possibly attracted to her...
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